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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 […]

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Acer’s new Chromebooks available with up to a 17.3 inch display

Acer’s four newest Chromebooks include a new budget model with a MediaTek processor and a $270 starting price as well as higher-priced/higher-performance models powered by Intel Tiger Lake processors. But the most unusual thing about Acer’s new Chromebooks? One has 17.3 inch display, making them the largest-screen Chromebooks from any company to date. It’s certainly […]

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Acer Predator and Nitro gaming laptops with Tiger Lake-H chips coming this summer

Acer is upgrading its gaming laptop lineup with new versions of the Predator Triton 300, Predator Helios 300, and Nitro 5 laptops sporting 11th-gen Intel Tiger Lake-H processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics. The new laptops will be available starting this summer, and while they all pack more horsepower than previous-gen versions, they look pretty much […]

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Acer Chromebook Spin 513 with Snapdragon 7c launches for $349 and up

The first Chromebook with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor is hitting the streets and early reviews of the new Acer Chromebook Spin 513 suggest it offers long battery life, a decent design, and a few premium features (by Chromebook standards) including a full HD display and backlit keyboard. What you shouldn’t expect? Stellar performance. Acer’s latest […]

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Lillbits: Acer’s rugged laptop and tablet, B&O’s bookshelf speaker, and Dell divests VMWare

Acer launched its first rugged laptops and tablets under the Acer Enduro brand last summer, and now the company is updating the line with a new 4.1 pound, 14 inch laptop with an IP53 certification for water and dust resistance and a MIL-STD-810H tested design and a 10 inch rugged tablet with the same certifications. […]

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Acer Chromebook Spin 513 with Snapdragon 7c coming soon for around $420 and up

The first Chromebooks with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors are coming soon. Last fall Acer introduced the Acer Chromebook Spin 513 with a 13.3 inch full HD display, a convertible tablet-style design and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c processor and promised it’d be available for purchase in the first quarter of 2021. That didn’t happen. But it looks […]

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Acer’s 14 inch gaming laptop with Tiger Lake-H and RTX 3060 is now available

The Acer Predator Triton 300 SE is a gaming laptop powered by a 35-watt Intel Tiger Lake-H processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics. It’s also rather unusual for a gaming laptop, in that it’s a fairly compact computer with a 14 inch display and a body that measures 0.7 inches thick and which weighs […]

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Microsoft reveals 5 new budget laptops for education with optional 4G LTE (including the cheapest Windows on Snapdragon laptop to date)

As the BETT 2021 education conference kicks off (virtually), Microsoft has is announcing five new low-cost Windows laptops with 11.6 inch displays that will be available for education customers with prices starting as low as $185. All of the new laptops are also available with optional support for 4G LTE connectivity, and with a starting […]

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Acer introduces four new Chromebooks for education (with Intel, Qualcomm, and MediaTek chips)

Acer is introducing four new 11.6 inch Chromebooks designed for the education market, but I wouldn’t be surprised if some or all of these models make their way to the consumer space. The Acer Chromebook 511 will be one of the first Chromebooks powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c processor (along with the Acer Chromebook Spin […]