• Review

    Acer's C710-2457 Chromebook is a basic, bargain browsing machine

    Posted August 15, 2013 - 4:34 pm

    The C710-2457 is inexpensive and could knock around a family room or a kid's backpack with little budgetary trauma.
  • Acer bets big on Android (yes, Android) PCs

    Posted June 11, 2013 - 3:52 pm

    Acer's "prototype" N3-220 Android all-in-one is more than than just a trial balloon, executives said Monday. It represents the first in a series of PCs that will use Google free mobile OS to carve out a new niche in the ultra-competitive PC market.
  • If you own or use technology, you may be owed cash, a thumb drive or pizza

    Posted June 6, 2013 - 6:00 am

    Settlements from technology-related class action lawsuits offer a bounty of (sometimes not so) good rewards
  • Acer introduces $169 Android tablet

    Posted May 3, 2013 - 11:26 am

    Acer has placed its bet in the tablet wars on low pricing, introducing a US$169 Android tablet with a 7.9-inch screen.
  • Video

    Can Star Trek save Windows 8?

    Posted April 23, 2013 - 10:46 am

    New notebook aims to appeal to Trek fans - it's a sci-fi computer!
  • Acer reports brisk Chromebook sales while Windows 8 still lags

    Posted January 29, 2013 - 8:12 am

    Acer's still hoping for Windows 8 sales to take off, but in the meantime, the company has been pleasantly surprised with sales of its Chromebooks.
  • Review

    Review: Acer Aspire S7 is an Ultrabook worthy of the name

    Posted January 5, 2013 - 8:35 am

    The well-made Aspire S7 is thin and light yet sturdy, but try the keyboard before you buy
  • Review

    Review Acer Iconia W700: tablet, meet desktop

    Posted December 22, 2012 - 8:05 am

    Windows 8 opens up some interesting design possibilities for computing devices, and Acer's Iconia W700 epitomizes the hybrid desktop/tablet or modular small PC possibility. The W700 can be used as a normal Windows 8 tablet, but ships with a docking station/stand and Bluetooth keyboard that allow you to use it as you would a normal touchscreen PC. It's a good idea that, unfortunately, isn't perfectly implemented.
  • Review

    Acer Aspire V5 review: beauty and no brains

    Posted December 15, 2012 - 8:45 am

    The Acer Aspire V5 isn’t a bad-looking machine, considering its price point. It’s heavier than it looks, but that heaviness translates into denseness, which translates into the machine feeling sturdy and stable. It almost looks like an Ultrabook – it’s relatively slim, it has a simple, sleek overall design, and an edge-to-edge glass display. But does this laptop’s performance live up to its prettiness? Read on to find out.
  • Review

    Acer Aspire M5-481PT review: jack of all trades, master of none

    Posted December 15, 2012 - 8:03 am

    A year and a half ago, the Acer M5-481PT would have been a revelation. A Windows 8 Ultrabook, the M5 sports a third-generation Intel Core i5-3317U processor, 6GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive (with 20GB SSD cache), a 14-inch 10-point multitouch screen, and a DVD-RW drive. It’s an impressively robust hardware package, especially for its budget pricetag of $800.
  • Review

    Review: Acer Iconia W700 is a mixed bag of Windows 8 whatsit

    Posted December 13, 2012 - 10:24 am

    Acer's Windows 8 tablet with dock stand and keyboard just doesn't measure up as a convertible
  • Review

    Review: Acer Aspire 7600U all-in-one big screen, little performance

    Posted December 1, 2012 - 8:05 am

    The Acer Aspire 7600U-UR308 is an impressive-looking system, with a large, 27-inch touchscreen, edge-to-edge glass bezel, and clear glass base. However, it’s also got a mobile processor, which means it’s less powerful than its desktop-processor-sporting counterparts.
  • Review

    Review Acer S7-391: a serious edge for Windows 8

    Posted November 23, 2012 - 11:00 pm

    Acer isn't kidding when they describe the $1699, S7-391 ultraportable as cutting edge. This Windows 8 laptop is so thin (11.9 mm) and stiff, it could double as a weapon in the wrong hands. Did I say wrong hands? Assuming you can afford it, there are no wrong hands for this laptop. It's forward thinking in its design, eye-catchingly attractive, travels light, and is a heck of a performer.
  • New Acer Chromebook costs just $199

    Posted November 14, 2012 - 3:19 pm

    It was just a few weeks ago that a $249 Chromebook appeared courtesy of Google and Samsung, but on Monday that already-low price point dropped even further.
  • Six Windows 8 tablets: Can one be your next travel PC?

    Posted October 27, 2012 - 8:00 am

    We reveal the hardware in all its photographic splendor.
  • Acer adds two new all-in-One PCs to Windows 8 lineup

    Posted October 20, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Acer on Monday announced several additions to its Windows 8 device lineup including two new all-in-one PC models and two touch-ready high definition monitors. The new all-in-one PCS feature 10-point multi-touch screens, high definition displays, optical drives, dual-core third-generation Intel Ivy Bridge Core processors, and 1 terabyte hard drives. Here's a look at what's coming.
  • Here comes the flood of Windows 8 devices. First up: Acer and Lenovo

    Posted October 10, 2012 - 8:30 am

    Today we cover six Windows 8 devices from just two manufacturers. The Windows 8 space is about to become extremely crowded!
  • Review

    Acer W700 hands-on: Our first serious quality time with a Windows 8 tablet

    Posted October 6, 2012 - 7:25 am

    Bad news for cynical tech bloggers, grenade-lobbing Internet trolls, and everyone else who's been attacking Windows 8 for the sheer thrill of sport: I've been using a Windows 8 tablet for over a week now, and the experience has been a revelation.
  • Video

    Acer ad: Kiefer Sutherland goes Jack Bauer on cupcake creation

    Posted August 27, 2012 - 2:45 pm

    There's a computer ad somewhere in this video, but also explosions and cupcakes.
  • Windows RT still alive at Acer, spokeswoman says

    Posted August 17, 2012 - 4:12 pm

    Acer does plan to produce Windows RT devices at some point, according to a company spokeswoman.
  • Review

    Acer Timeline Ultra M5 review: big screen, few pixels

    Posted July 28, 2012 - 7:30 am

    As an Ultrabook, the Acer Timeline Ultra M5 disappoints. It's simply too big (with a 15.6-inch screen) and too heavy (at 4.5 pounds, not including accessories), to fit comfortably in the Ultrabook category. If anything, decision to market this model as an Ultrabook puts the Timeline Ultra M5 a disadvantage, since it can't compete with the sexy sleekness of smaller, lighter Ultrabooks.
  • iPhone-driven laptop on wheels brings new meaning to portable computing

    Posted July 21, 2012 - 7:45 am

    It's not unusual for an iPhone to be used to operate remote control gadgets like the AR Drone quadrocopter or to work with your computer, but this hack by Avadhut Deshmukh combines those with a laptop on wheels.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tabs to get Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade by August

    Posted June 23, 2012 - 7:46 am

    Several of Samsung's Galaxy Tabs will finally join the Ice Cream Sandwich update party next month.
  • How Microsoft Surface tablets compare in a crowded market

    Posted June 23, 2012 - 7:18 am

    During their splashy press conference on Monday, Steve Ballmer and the other Microsoft execs referred to the company's upcoming Surface devices as tablets. So it makes sense to compare them to other tablets, right?
  • Acer Iconia Tab W500 review: an adaptable Windows 7 tablet

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:55 am

    Hybrid designs are not new in the world of tablets, but they aren't exactly common either. The Acer Iconia Tab W500 tablet is a slate-style machine--all of its guts are behind the screen, and it can stand on its own as a tablet--but it also comes with a keyboard dock for occasions when you want a laptop-style experience. Unfortunately, rather than offering the best of both worlds, the W500 presents you with a lot of compromises.
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