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Acer Swift Go 14 and Swift Edge 16 laptops get a Ryzen 8040 update

Acer is refreshing two of its thin and light laptops with new models powered by AMD’s Ryzen 8040 processors featuring RDNA 3 integrated graphics and Ryzen AI features. The new Acer Swift Go 14 (SG140-63/T) sells for $700 and up and supports up to a 14 inch, 2.8K OLED, 90 Hz display and Ryzen 9 8945HS […]

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Acer Chromebox Mini fanless mini PC with Intel Jasper Lake supports up to three 4K displays

The Acer Chromebox Mini is a new compact computer from Acer’s business division that’s marketed as a solution for digital signage. But with a 6-watt Intel Jasper Lake processor, support for up to 16GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and support for up to three 4K displays, it could […]

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Acer Swift Go 14 laptop coming soon with Intel Meteor Lake for $800 and up

The Acer Swift Go 14 is getting a Meteor Lake refresh. The latest version of this thin and light laptop is available with a choice of Intel Core Ultra 5 125H or Core Ultra 7 155H processor options, with prices starting at $800 and $1000, respectively. According to Intel, its new 14th-gen processors should bring […]

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Google introduces Chromebook Plus branding for ChromeOS laptops with premium specs and features

Chromebooks have long had a reputation as being cheap notebooks that run Google’s browser-based operating system. And that’s certainly true for some Chromebooks. But PC makers have been putting out higher-priced models with better specs, performance, and build quality for almost as long as Chromebooks have been around. Now Google is making it a little easier […]

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Acer’s first Chromebook Plus laptops coming this month for $400 and up

The first Chromebook Plus models from Acer are headed to stores this month. The new Acer Chromebook Plus 514 is a 14 inch notebook with an AMD Mendocino processor, at least 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. And the Acer Chromebook Plus 515 is available with a 15.6 inch model with a choice of 12th or […]

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Acer introduces Chromebook 314 with Core i3-N305 Alder Lake-N processor

The Acer Chromebook 314 is a 14 inch laptop with Google’s ChromeOS software and, typically, a reasonably low starting price. Last year’s Acer Chromebook CB314-3H model feature an Intel Jasper Lake processor and list prices starting at $350 (although it’s now available for even less). This year’s model brings a significant spec bump… but it […]

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Acer Chromebook Spin 714 gets an Intel Raptor Lake upgrade (and up to 32GB of RAM)

A lot of Chromebooks are cheap laptops with barebones specs. But a handful of models come out each year which are designed for folks that want a semi-premium notebook that just happens to ship with Google’s ChromeOS rather than Windows, macOS, or another desktop operating system. Case in point: last year’s Acer Chromebook Spin 714 […]

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Acer Swift X 16 laptop coming this summer with up to Ryzen 9 7940H and discrete graphics

The Acer Swift X line of laptops are known for their sleek designs, so it’s no surprise that the new Acer Swift X16 SFX16-61G measures less than 0.7 inches thick and weighs less than 4.2 pounds, despite having a large 16 inch display. What is a little surprising is that Asus also managed to cram a 76 […]

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Acer Predator Triton 14 is a 3.75 pound gaming laptop with up to a 250 Hz display, Intel Raptor Lake, and NVIDIA RTX 40 series

The Acer Predator Triton 14 (PT14-51) is a 3.75 pound notebook with a 14 inch, 16:10 display, an Intel Core i7-13700H Raptor Lake processor, and support for up to 32GB of LPDDR5-6000 memory. But what makes it unusual by 14 inch laptop standards is that the Predator Triton 14 is a gaming notebook. It’s available with up […]

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Lilbits: Linux on Apple Silicon, Motorola’s next flip-phone, and a new Acer Android tablet

Motorola has been selling phones with foldable displays under the Razr brand for for the past few years. Like the classic Motorola Razr, these new phones are basically flip phones. But thanks to the flexible OLED display on the inside, when unfolded they offer the full-screen experience you’d expect from a modern Android smartphone. They […]

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Acer Aspire 3 review: An affordable laptop with an AMD “Mendocino” processor

The Acer Aspire 3 (A315-24P-R758B) is a budget laptop that shows you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to get decent performance… as long as you temper your expectations. The notebook offers an interesting value proposition: pay $400 and you get a 4 pound notebook with a 15.6 inch full HD display, 8GB of LPDDR5 […]