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Acer Graphics Dock delivers NVIDIA graphics over Thunderbolt 3

Acer unveiled a new 12.5 inch 2-in-1 tablet with an Intel Core M5 Skylake processor, a 3840 x 2160 pixel display, and a detachable keyboard in January. But the Acer Switch 12 S has another trick up its sleeve: support for an optional graphics dock that lets you use a discrete graphics card. There wasn’t […]

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Acer blames its ultrabooks for financial losses, promises new strategy in 2014

For the past three years, Acer has been losing money. Sales are declining, and even at a time when overall PC sales are declining, Acer’s been having a particularly rough few years. Acer CEO Jason Chen tells Bloomberg the company will unveil a new “Build Your Own Cloud service” on April 1st to focus on […]

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Deals of the Day (11-18-2013)

The Acer Aspire S3 was launched in 2011 as one of the first ultrabooks, and it’s starting to show its age… but it’s still a reasonably powerful thin and light laptop, and it’s one of the cheapest ultrabooks around. Today you can pick up a refurbished model for just $380. While the Core i3 Sandy […]

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Deals of the Day (8-07-2013)

Ultrabooks are now selling for eBook-like prices. Sort of. Sure, you can’t buy a brand new thin and light laptop with a Haswell processor for under $400, but if you’re willing to go with a model that’s a year or two old, you can pick up a 3 pound laptop with a 13 inch screen […]

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Deals of the Day (7-31-2013)

Remember when you had to spend around $1000 to get an ultrabook? That was way back in late 2011 when they were brand new and there were no options for older models, discounted models, or refurbished units. Now you can occasionally pick up a thin, light, and moderately powerful ultrabook for less than the price […]

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Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook updated with Haswell CPU, NVIDIA GPU

The Acer Aspire S3 is one of the grandaddy’s of all ultrabooks. Acer introduced the first model way back in the fall of 2011. Since then the company has upgraded the S3 a few times by offering faster processors and other improvements, but the higher-priced Acer Aspire S7 has gotten more love from Acer designers. […]

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Deals of the Day (5-21-2013)

The Acer aspire S3 was one of the first ultrabooks to launch, and Acer has moved on to new models. But it’s still a pretty thin and light laptop, and you can regularly find older models selling for $600 or less. Today Acer is selling one of the best refurbished models I’ve seen in that […]