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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is barely more than a week away, but not every company is waiting for the annual convention in Las Vegas to show off their new product lines. In an effort to beat the rush, Acer today unveiled its new Aspire C Series of incredibly thin all-in-one systems measuring a scant 8mm, which is thinner than some smartphones, and starting at an affordable $450. These are sleek and sexy machines with brushed metal backs, optional gold accents, and a stand made out of metal to ensure a sturdy foundation. They're also ergonomic—Acer says users can adjust the display from -5 to +20 degrees (15 degrees titled back or 5 degrees tilted forward), though the AIOs do not support... Read more...
Acer has consistently expanded and refined its mobile product offerings, to include everything from affordable mainstream notebooks, to sleek ultrabooks that use premium materials. The veteran PC maker has developed a sense of style and is putting real effort into creating thin, functional laptops, that also happen to look good. The Swift 7 is one of the thinnest laptops on the market, and it has some interesting hardware squeezed inside, too. But going ultra-thin often results with performance or functionality compromises, so we were taken aback that Acer dubbed its thinnest laptop “Swift.” We brought one in to see just how fast (and how fun) this Kaby Lake-powered laptop really is. Acer’s Swift... Read more...
If you’re a fan of Acer’s ZeroFrame design language employed by its desktop monitors (as previously seen with the BM320), the company has just announced a slightly smaller addition to the family. We present to you the BE270U, which brings ZeroFrame to a 27-inch form-factor. The BE270U has thin bezels all around, unlike the BM320 which has thin bezels along the sides and top coupled with a more traditional thick bezel at the bottom. This uniform thinness also comes in handy given that the BE270U can be rotated 90 degrees to give you a vertical viewing plane — that is if you enjoy working on document in that orientation. Specs wise, the BE270U has a 2560 x 1440 (QHD) resolution IPS display and... Read more...
Acer's bringing sexy back to the laptop landscape with its previously announced Swift 7, a svelte system billed as the world's thinnest with a waistline that measures a mere 0.39 inches. It's also staggeringly light at just 2.48 pounds, and if you've been waiting for this beauty to show up, we have good news—the Swift 7 is now available to order in the U.S. starting at $1,099.The Swift 7 owes its ultra-thin and featherweight status to its aluminum unibody design. Acer didn't stop there, though, giving the Swift 7 a fantastic looking gold inner surface that contrasts nicely with its matte black exterior, at least from what we can tell from the press photos (we've yet to spy one of these systems... Read more...
One of the promises Intel made when launching its Kaby Lake architecture yesterday was that its 7th generation Core processors would allow OEMs to build increasingly thinner and lighter devices. Well, Acer didn't waste any time proving Intel right by today unveiling the Swift 7, the world's first laptop to measure less than 1 centimeter. This svelte machine has a waistline of only 0.39 inches (9.98mm) while tipping the scale at just 2.48 pounds (1.1kg). Those metrics are a boon for portability, as is the rated battery life of up to 9 hours. Yes, we've seen systems rated to run even longer, but bear in mind there's only so much room for a battery pack inside such a skinny system. The Swift 7 also... Read more...
Acer rightfully says there's a new sheriff in town, that being its new Predator 21 X laptop, a mammoth system that's packed to the gills with high-end hardware. This crazy thing even has a curved screen display—it's the first laptop in the world to offer that amenity, which comes by way of a 21-inch panel with a 2,200R curvature and 2560x1080 resolution. If we can fixate on the display for a moment, this looks to be a highlight of a laptop with several bragging points. It uses an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel, which typically means generous viewing angles and more accurate color reproduction compared to TN displays, and supports NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology for smooth game play. On top of all... Read more...
One thing is for sure: if you're in the market for a new gaming notebook - especially one featuring NVIDIA's brand-new GeForce cards - you're not going to suffer from a lack of choice. We've written about a handful of different vendor notebooks so far, and not to be forgotten, Acer has finally tossed its hat into the ring. Acer hasn't produced brand-new models to support NVIDIA's latest GPUs, but instead updated its popular Predator 15 and Predator 17 notebooks. However, there is something a bit odd: Acer hasn't yet said exactly which GPUs will be featured in these models. That said, the outgoing models supported the 970M and 980M - the top-tier options of their generation - so we'd imagine that... Read more...
Acer has a new laptop line for small and medium sized business professionals looking for a thin and light solution that blends style with modern technology. It's the new TravelMate X3 series, the first of which is the TravelMate X349 bound in an brushed aluminum chassis that measures less 0.7 inches thin and weighs just 3.3 pounds. Underneath the hood you'll find Intel's 6th Generation Core processor technology based on Skylake powering the 14-inch Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) In-Plane Switching (IPS) display. It also boasts up to 8GB of DDR4 memory and up to 512GB of solid state drive storage, along with an integrated touch fingerprint sensor supporting Windows Hello for fast and secure sign-ins,... Read more...
If you've shopped at Acer's US website at any point between May 12, 2015 and April 28, 2016, you have immediate reason for concern. Acer has just revealed to the California Attorney General's office that its ecommerce servers were hit last spring, and remained vulnerable up until this spring. Unfortunately, this isn't a mere case of someone gaining access to names and addresses - it gets much worse. Acer admits that credit card information could have been fetched by these third parties, which includes not only the credit card number, but also the CCV security code and expiry date. It's not clear at this point if 100% of the credit card digits were revealed, or if some were obfuscated. Either... Read more...
Don’t worry, we are not talking about a $199 body wash here. In July, Acer will release the Liquid Zest Plus, its latest and greatest LTE smartphone. The Liquid Zest Plus will come equipped with Android 6.0, a 5.5-inch 720p IPS display, a 5,000mAh battery, a MediaTek MT6735 quad-core Cortex-A53 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. The USB OTG (On-The-Go) will let users charge other devices with the phone.The phone has a rear-facing 13MP camera with LED Flash, Laser autofocus, PDAF that Acer says uses a "tri-focus" system in order to capture images more quickly. It also has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with 85-degree wide-angle lens. There is a mono speaker on the back that provides... Read more...
Earlier this morning, we brought you news of fresh Switch 2-in-1 convertibles and business-class TravelMate notebooks from Acer. Not to be left out, the company has also revealed a pretty swanky 32-inch monitor that many people would love to have sitting on their desk at home (or at the office). The Acer BM320 measures 32-inch diagonally and comes with a 4K UHD screen resolution (3840x2160). Acer says that display offers “professional-grade” color accuracy, with the ability to display 100 percent of the Adobe RGB color gamut. If that wasn’t tough, the BM320 covers 100 percent of the Rec. 709 and 90 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamuts. Other features of the display include Uniformity Compensation... Read more...
It’s getting harder for Microsoft to ignore the growing market for low-cost Chromebook computers. Microsoft is looking to beat back the rebel insurgency by partnering with OEMs to crank out economical Windows 10 notebooks and convertibles — even if those OEMs have already given in to the “dark side”, like Acer. To that end, Acer has announced two new 2-in-1 laptops that pack plenty of features, yet won’t break the bank when you’re ready to pull the trigger on a purchase. And as you might expect, both machines are running Windows 10. The Switch One 10 and Switch V 10 both features 10.1-inch IPS displays, Intel Atom processors and can be equipped with either 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage. The... Read more...
Acer held a global press conference yesterday at 4 World Trade Center in New York City, to reveal a wide array of new products. Acer showed off everything from a fitness-related wearables, to a bicycle-mounted computer, new smartphones, ultra-portables, and gaming PCs. We posted up some press-shots and technical details of the new Acer Switch Alpha 12, and new Predator G1 small form factor system and Predator 17x gaming notebook, as Acer was making the announcements yesterday. However, we were also present at the event to get some hands-on time with Acer’s new products. The Acer Switch Alpha 12 To quickly reiterate, the Acer Switch Alpha 12 is the company’s latest Intel Core i-based 2-in-1 convertible,... Read more...
Acer is hoping to make a splash in the ultraportable market with its brand new Switch Alpha 12 2-in-1 notebook. Unlike some other thin and light machine that make use of Skylake-based Core m3, m5 and m7 processors, the Switch Alpha 12 goes for the throat with Core i3, i5, and i5 processors featuring more performance at the expense of greater heat output. However, Acer has an answer for the heat production in the form of its LiquidLoop cooling system. Ultrabooks and tablets running Core M/m processors have traditionally been able to do so while remaining fanless. The Switch Alpha 12, with its more potent processors, is also running fanless thanks to a phase change heat pipe cooling setup. This... Read more...
Acer is expanding its Predator gaming lineup once again, and the latest members to this rowdy group include a new notebook, desktop and a family of curved display monitors. According to Acer, these new Predator products are all “virtual reality-ready” out of the box. First up is the Predator 17X notebook, which as its name implies comes with a 17.3-inch display -- G-SYNC-enabled of course. Unlike many 17.3-inch panels that come with a 1080p screen resolution, the Predator 17X is packing a 4K display (3840×2160). Powering the machine is an Intel Core i7-6820HK Skylake processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 GPU — both of which can be overclocked via software (4GHz for the CPU, 1.31GHz for the... Read more...
Is there anything Chrome can't do? In addition to helping us browse the Internet with our desktops and mobile devices along with streaming content to our televisions, Google has added "meetings" to Chrome's growing repertoire. This venture is called Chromebase, and is in a way a "poor-man's Surface Hub" functionality. The first company out with a product is Acer, with the $800 CA24V. Similar to the aforementioned Surface Hub, Chromebase is designed to give meeting-goers a better, more intuitive collaborative experience. Part of the charm here is the fact that the display is a touch screen, and based on Chrome. That doesn't mean that it lacks power and functionality, though; it just happens to... Read more...
The ultra-limited 14-inch Chromebook category grew by a single model today with the introduction of Acer's CB3-431, one of just two 14-inch Chromebook models on the planet (HP owns the other) and the only one to boast up to an impressive 14 hours of battery life for all day and night productivity and fun. That battery life claim applies to the HD version, which sports a 1366x768 display resolution. Acer also offers a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) version, and while Acer doesn't suggest you can squeeze 14 hours of run time out of the thing, it's rated up to a still impressive 12 hours, plenty to get you through a full work day and into the evening. Both models feature high-end IPS panels with wide... Read more...
Acer's blitzing the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas with several new products, and included among them are a bunch of additions to its monitor lineup. Featuring high quality in-plane switching (IPS) panels, each of the new monitors bring something unique to the table, starting with the incredibly thin profile of the R1 Series. Every monitor maker out there is building increasingly thin displays, but the R1 Series by Acer happens to be the world's slimmest with an enclosure that measures a scant 7mm. The monitors in the R1 Series also boast a ZeroFrame design to make the most of their available real estate, along with 5 to 15 degrees of adjustable tilt, a blue light filter to reduce... Read more...
Acer has been on a roll recently with a string with high-profile gaming monitors, one of which is the Predator X34 that Dave just reviewed for HotHardware. Today, the company has announced yet another curved display, the Predator Z35, which measures 35 inches across. The Predator Z35 has a lot going for it including a 21:9 WFHD (2560x1080) display with a curvature of 2000R. But that’s not all; Acer also managed to pack in NVIDIA G-SYNC technology along with NVIDIA’s ULMB technology that helps to reduce motion blur. Acer continues to pack on the features with the ability to display 16.7 million colors with 100 percent of the SRGB gamut, 178-degree viewing angles, 3,000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2... Read more...
If you're a PC gamer or into enthusiast computing, how would you describe your ideal monitor? For many, it might go something like a 32 - 34-inch IPS panel with a high refresh rate of 100Hz plus, 4K resolution, along with NVIDIA G-SYNC or AMD FreeSync technology. And with displays this big, adding a slight curve might be high on your wish list as well. The good news is, with the recent advancements in display technologies, that "holy grail" set of specifications is beginning to take shape, as display manufacturers like Acer, ASUS, Samsung, Dell and others begin to build all this great new tech into bigger and better high-end displays. In fact, the new Acer Predator X34 series captures three out... Read more...
One of the first times we laid eyes on a curved monitor in the flesh was back at CES 2015 where Dell was showing off this 34-inch bad boy to the masses. Since then curved monitors have been cropping up all over the place, and even a few curved all-in-ones have made a showing here in Q4. Acer recently stepped up with its Predator line of displays including the 34-inch curvaceous Predator X34 that we immediately sat-up and took note of. The Predator X34 is not only a 34-inch curved panel targeted at gamers with refresh rate overclocking up to 100Hz, but it also comes with two flavors of Adaptive Refresh Rate (ARR) technology - either NVIDIA G-SYNC or AMD FreeSync. The G-SYNC enabled model sports... Read more...
I know it may sound hard to believe, but not everyone out there is a gamer. While there are plenty of us hardcore gamers that love products like the Acer Predator X34 with its 100Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC support, there are those that appreciate its size and resolution, but don’t need the high performance bolt-ons. With that in mind, Acer has announced two new ultra-wide 34-inch monitors which it is aiming at photographers, videographers and website professionals. The Acer B346CK and B346C differ primarily in screen resolution, with the former featuring a QHD resolution (3440x1440, 60Hz) and the latter offering up FHD resolution (2560x1040, 60Hz). The B346CK outputs over 1 billion colors... Read more...
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