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These are 11 of the first Windows 11 SE laptops for K-8 education

Windows 11 SE is a new version of Windows that’s optimized for use in K-8 classroom settings. Designed to run on low-cost hardware and to be easy for school IT administrators to manage, it’s basically Microsoft’s answer to Chrome OS. Laptops that will ship with Windows 11 SE have the kind of specs you’d typically […]

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Lilbits: Fixing Windows 11 for PCs with AMD chips, prepping Windows 10 21H2, and Stadia’s future

When Windows 11 began rolling out earlier this month, some folks with PCs powered by AMD Ryzen processors noticed that their systems were running more slowly. Microsoft and AMD promised to deliver software updates that would fix the issue, and now they’re here. In other recent tech news from around the web, it looks like […]

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Acer brings glasses-free 3D to its ConceptD laptops for content creators

Acer is updating its ConceptD line of laptops designed for creative folks working on image, video, and game design, among other things. The new models are high-performance computers with 11th-gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series graphics. But there are also some unusual features in select models. For example, the new Acer ConceptD […]

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Acer Chromebook 514 with MediaTek Kompanio 828 coming in December for $400 and up

The new Acer Chromebook 514 (CB514-H/T) is a 14 inch fanless Chrome OS laptop that measures 0.66 inches thick, weighs less than 2.9 pounds, and features an energy-efficient MediaTek Kompanio 828 processor that Acer says should easily provide all-day battery life. It’s expected to be available in North America starting in December for $400 and up. Acer’s […]

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Acer Chromebook Spin 314 with Intel Jasper Lake coming in November for $500 and up

Acer’s new Chromebook Spin 314 (CP315-1H/CP314-1HN)  is a convertible Chromebook with a 360-degree hinge, a 14 inch touchscreen display, and a low-power Intel Jasper Lake processor. It’s expected to go on sale in North America next month with prices starting around $500 for a model with a full HD IPS touchscreen display. According to a […]

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Acer expands its Vero line of eco-friendlier PCs and peripherals

Earlier this year Acer introduced the Aspire Vero laptop, a 15.6 inch notebook with an Intel Tiger Lake processor and an emphasis on eco-friendly features including a chassis made from 30% post-consumer recycled plastic. Now the company is expanding its Vero lineup with a new eco-friendlier business-class laptop, a mini-desktop, monitors, and mice. Acer says […]

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Acer Chromebook Spin 514 is a premium convertible with Intel Tiger Lake

The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 is a 3 pound convertible Chromebook with a fanless design, a 14 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel touchscreen display and a 360 degree hinge. Set to hit the streets in Europe this month for 800 Euros and up, the Acer Chromebook Spin is coming to North America in January, 2022 for […]

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Lilbits: Ubuntu Touch OTA-19, LineageOS for the Pixel 5a, and VLC for Android

The UBPorts team has released their 19th build of Ubuntu Touch, a mobile port of the popular desktop Linux distribution. Builds are officially available for dozens of phones including older devices from Google, OnePlus, Samsung, and Sony and newer devices from Fairphone, Volla, and others. Not ready to make the move to Linux on your […]

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Acer Aspire Vero is a laptop made with post-consumer recycled plastic

Acer has announced a number of steps the company is taking to step up its sustainable business practices. That includes a goal of using 100-percent renewable energy by 2035 and reducing its overall carbon footprint across products. As one small step, the company is introducing its first laptop made with post-consumer recycled plastic. The Acer Aspire […]

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Acer Swift X is a 3.1 pound laptop with Ryzen 5000U and NVIDIA graphics for $900 and up

As expected, Acer is introducing a thin and light notebook with an AMD Ryzen 5000U series processor and NVIDIA graphics. The Acer Swift X (SGX14-41G) laptop will be available in North America in June for 4900 and up. The notebook has a 14 inch full HD IPS display with 100-percent sRGB color gamut, an all-metal chassis, […]

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Acer’s ConceptD laptops now feature Tiger-Lake-H chips and NVIDIA RTX graphics

Acers is refreshing its ConceptD line of mobile workstations aimed at content creators with several new models in the ConceptD 3, ConceptD5 and ConceptD7 Ezel series. The new laptops are powered by 11th-gen Intel Core H-series “Tiger Lake” processors and NVIDIA RTX graphics, and Acer is also introducing its first ConceptD laptop with a 16 inch The company […]

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Acer Predator Triton 500 SE is a compact, but powerful gaming laptop

Acer’s new Predator Triton 500 SE (PT516-51s) is a gaming laptop with support for up to an Intel Core i9 Tiger Lake processor, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics, and up to 64GB of RAM and 4TB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage But it’s also a compact notebook with a body that measures about 0.75 […]