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It was several months ago when AMD confirmed plans to introduce quad-core CPUs to its second-generation Ryzen family, and one particular SKU that has shown up in numerous leaks since then is the Ryzen 5 2500X. That same processor has made yet another appearance, this time as the foundation for a new Acer Nitro gaming desktop. Acer's new Nitro N50-100 with a Ryzen 5 2500X inside shows up on a couple of its foreign websites, including a product listing on its German portal and a sales page in its web store in Slovakia. The asking price is 934.5 euros, which is around $1,105 in US currency. In addition... Read more...
We are still a few days away from Amazon's annual Prime Day sales event, which kicks off Monday and runs for 36 hours. However, if you're itching for a deal ahead of the big the event and happen to be in the market for a laptop, good news—Amazon has partnered with Acer to bundle a free Echo Dot with the purchase of an Alexa-enabled Nitro, Spin, or Aspire laptop. There are half a dozen laptops to choose from. As an added bonus, each one is currently marked down $50 from their respective MSRPs, so you are saving a chunk of change right off the bat and getting an Echo Dot. On top of all that,... Read more...
Acer is rolling out a new 4K Ultra HD monitor for graphics designers and other professionals who need pinpoint color accuracy and lots of brightness for their projects. They will find both in the company's new ProDesigner BM270, a 27-inch monitor with a 3840x2160 resolution at 60Hz, and an eye-searing 1,000 nits brightness rating to deliver high dynamic range (HDR) content. This is not the first HDR monitor to boast a 1,000 nits brightness rating, though such animals are comparatively rare in the wild—the vast majority of HDR displays top out in the 400-450 nits range. In addition to the... Read more...
Last week, Acer announced the Predator Helios 500 gaming laptop with Intel Coffee Lake processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. However, Acer is also making a version of the laptop for gamers that bleed AMD red.  The Predator Helios 500 (PH517-61) adopts AMD's new second-generation Ryzen processors, up to a Ryzen 7 2700. This particular processor packs a powerful punch with 8 physical cores for a total of 16 threads. Like the Predator Helios 500 that was announced last week, customers can opt for a 17.3-inch panel with either a 1080p (144Hz) or 4K (60Hz) panel, but this time... Read more...
It's not too often that we see epic deals on gaming notebooks, but Best Buy is currently running a promotion on the Acer Nitro 5 that made us do a double take. The laptop comes with some pretty stout specs and will only set you to back $599 (plus tax, of course). That price will get you a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920x1080) IPS display with Acer ComfyView technology to reduce screen glare. The display is backed up by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU with 4GB of GDDR5 memory onboard.  Powering the system is an Intel 7th generation (Kaby Lake) Core i5-7300HQ quad-core processor with... Read more...
Chromebooks running Google's Chrome OS seem to be all the rage these days in the education sector. Low prices coupled with functional keyboards make them a cheaper, more productive alternative to Apple iPads. However, there's also a market for premium Chromebooks, as witnessed by Google's own Pixelbook, which starts at $999. Acer also wants a piece of the premium market and as a result is launching the new Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13. Both machines include a 13.5-inch Full HD+ IPS display with a resolution of 2256x1504. Acer boasts 178-degree viewing angles and a 3:2 aspect ratio,... Read more...
Way back in March, we got an early glimpse at the latest entry in Acer's Predator family: the Helios 500. Today, Acer officially unveiled the stout new gaming notebook, which packs in a big 'ol 17.3-inch display. The notebook comes standard with a 144Hz Full HD (1920x1080) resolution display, but you can option it up with a nice 144Hz 4K (3840x2160) resolution display if you're willing to fork over more money. Both displays are backed by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card and G-SYNC adaptive refresh technology. Powering the machine are Intel's latest Coffee Lake-H based processors, up... Read more...
We learned earlier this week that the time has finally come for new gaming monitors based on NVIDIA's G-SYNC HDR technology to be released to the public. NVIDIA explained that monitors would be available in late May or early June. Right on cue, Newegg is now taking preorders for the Acer Predator X27. As expected, the Predator X27 features a 27-inch display panel with a 4K (3840x2160) resolution. The display's refresh rate clocks in at 144Hz and gray-to-gray response times are rated at 4ms. The IPS panel supports 10-bit color depths, features a peak brightness rating of 1,000 nits... Read more...
We’ve been hearing about 4K G-SYNC HDR monitors with 144Hz panels ever since CES 2017. At the time, both ASUS and Acer announced monitors that adhered to NVIDIA’s announced specs. 2017 came to a close and CES 2018 came and went with no sign of these mythical G-SYNC HDR monitors. However, NVIDIA is now saying that the time has come to unleash the beast, so to speak. The first 27-inch 144Hz monitors supporting G-SYNC HDR will launch in by the end of this month, or early June at the latest. All of these monitors will of course feature a 4K resolution (3840x2160) with virtually zero... Read more...
Acer has announced refreshed Aspire Nitro 5 notebook computers, and while there are no visual changes to speak of, there is plenty going on under the hood that makes this a worth upgrade. The Nitro 5 has been updated to the latest 8th generation Intel Core i5 processors, and versions of the notebook with Core i7 processor will be arriving soon. The machines are aimed at casual gamers and pro users that need power for more complex workloads. "Acer is excited to be among the first to offer the new Intel Core i7+ processors with our new Nitro 5 gaming notebook," said Jerry Hou, General Manager,... Read more...
For customers that are hip to the all-in-one PC form-factor, Acer has a new offering that is both stylish and powerful. The new Aspire S24 is incredibly thin, measuring just 0.235 inches thick in profile (the display portion). Acer says that the Aspire S24 is its thinnest all-in-one to-date. The IPS display itself measures 23.8-inches diagonally and has a Full HD resolution. The display, which has 178-degree viewing angles, is framed by incredibly narrow 0.106-inch bezels all around, which give the Aspire S24 an impressive 90 percent screen-to-body ratio. The display is tiltable from -5 to 25 degrees... Read more...
Acer has not shied away from offering big and burly desktops for gamers, even if it means attaching a price tag that many people will find cost prohibitive, like the $8,999 Predator X21. A little more sane (a lot more, actually) is the company's upcoming and unannounced Predator Helios 500. This is one of several laptops in the pipeline to incorporate Intel's also-unannounced Coffee Lake-H processors. The Predator Helios 500 showed up on a Polish retailer's website, and though the listings have since been removed, the Internet has a speculator memory. In this case, there were two configurations... Read more...
Acer is looking to conquer the education market with a fresh take on Chrome OS-based devices for students. The company just announced the Chromebook Tab 10, which Acer claims is the first Chrome OS tablet designed specifically for the education market, and it also includes full access to the Google Play Store. The Chromebook Tab 10 features a respectable 9.7-inch 2048x1536 IPS touch display (264 pixels per inch), which puts it on equal footing with the Apple iPad. The tablet also includes a Wacom EMR stylus that allows students to draw and take notes (it can be stored within the body of the tablet... Read more...
Let's rewind the game tape back to CES 2017; it's at this time that we were floored by the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ display which measured 27 inches across and featured a 144Hz 4K HDR G-SYNC panel. A few months later, Acer countered with its Predator X27, offering largely the same specs. And after that... crickets. ASUS and Acer never released their draw-dropping displays, with both products seemingly being left in limbo. Now fast forward to today; two separate reports are claiming that the wait will soon be over for these fearsome displays. Both G-SYNC displays, which use an NVIDIA reference design,... Read more...
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