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Chrome OS now stable enough for Android apps, but on select PCs only

Chrome OS now stable enough for Android apps, but on select PCs only

Many Chromebook users have long dreamed of the day when they could natively run Android apps on their machine. And for some time now they have been, but only for early adopters and those that use the dev and beta channels of the software. But the time has finally come when Google has released a new stable version of Chrome OS that offers access to the entire Play Store library.

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Acer bets on IMAX to make Star VR the Oculus-killer

Acer bets on IMAX to make Star VR the Oculus-killer

Acer has opened up on just what it believes will make its Star VR headset a success in the face of Oculus, Vive, and Gear VR, bringing both the latest devices and some content partners to IFA 2016 in Berlin this week. Announced earlier in the year, Star VR is Acer's take on the growing virtual reality space, as it attempts to expand its success in gaming with the Predator line into a new, and growing segment.

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A curved display notebook? Acer Predator 21 X wows with vast laptop

A curved display notebook? Acer Predator 21 X wows with vast laptop

Curved displays are gradually making their way into the living room and onto the desktop, but so far laptops have been relatively immune to the charms of a flexed panel. That's something overdue, Acer believes, and so gamers have the promise of the Predator 21 X on the horizon, a vast, 21-inch portable with the world's first curved notebook display.

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Acer’s IFA 2016 gaming monitors keep an eye on your eyes

Acer’s IFA 2016 gaming monitors keep an eye on your eyes

Display makers these days are trying to think up of ways, some would say gimmicks, to invigorate the PC monitor market and especially appeal to the usually lucrative and high-spending gaming crowd. Samsung and LG both have their new UltraWide curved monitors, and while Acer does have a rather curious curved screen laptop, the first of its kind, it isn’t stopping there. At IFA 2016, it is unveiling three new monitors,, the Predator Z271T, Predator XB251HQT, and Predator XB271HUT, all designed for gaming that, while varying in specs, share one thing in common. All three sport Tobii’s eye-tracking technology, promising new areas of innovation in reactivity and input for games.

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Acer Chromebook R 13 takes aim at large tablets, convertibles

Acer Chromebook R 13 takes aim at large tablets, convertibles

Chromebooks are getting a new lease on life, ironically thanks to the promised support for Android apps, which is actually still coming. That waiting period is almost a perfect time for manufacturers like Acer to put out new Chromebook models that switch from laptop to tablet and anything else in between. Indeed, the new Chromebook R 13 unveiled here at IFA 2016, like the R 11 before it, is one such device. But with a larger screen and (somewhat mediocre) mobile specs, the Chromebook R 13 isn’t just competing among dozens of low-priced Chromebooks. It is also in a race against larger Android tablets and, of course, Windows 10 convertibles.

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Acer Spin notebook series offers a dizzying array of choices

Acer Spin notebook series offers a dizzying array of choices

Leave it to Acer to flood IFA 2016 with a wide assortment of consumer devices, including, of course, Windows 10 laptops. With a naming convention that seems to defy logic, the new Spin notebooks have something to offer for every member of the family and for every computing use case, from the sleek and premium-looking Spin 7, down to the more portable Spin 1 fit for students. At least the “Spin” name isn’t just for show, as all notebooks transform from laptop to tablet in no time flat.

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Acer Predator G1 Review: A lot of power in a tiny package

Acer Predator G1 Review: A lot of power in a tiny package

Acer's Predator G1-701-70001 gaming rig is here, arriving after the successful splash the G6 enjoyed. One look at the specification list is all you need to know that this is rig is a beast, but in a world where anyone can throw together top-of-the-line equipment into a formidable gaming PC, what does the G1 have to make it stand out from the crowd? The answer is quite a lot, actually.

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Acer Predator G1 release date set with GTX 1080

Acer Predator G1 release date set with GTX 1080

The Acer Predator G1 (aka G1-710-70001) has been made available this week with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card inside. This desktop is being made available on pre-order starting this afternoon at a starting price of $2299. As mentioned earlier this year is the setup users will receive if they purchase this desktop starting today (for a limited time), in which a DVD version of Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's The Division game will be included, as well as a "wheeled carrying case" for the PC.

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Acer Liquid Jade Primo now available in US Microsoft Store

Acer Liquid Jade Primo now available in US Microsoft Store

Windows 10 Mobile smartphones are so far and few in between that when one does hit the market, it's hard not to take notice. Especially when it comes with a full arsenal, like the Acer Liquid Jade Primo. Announced way back in CES and launched in Europe last April, Acer's first and so far only "premium" Windows 10 Mobile device is finally hitting the US market, available unlocked from the Microsoft Store. But more than just the smartphone, the whole package includes basically all pieces that will turn the phone into a PC.

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Acer R11, 2015 Chromebook Pixel now getting Google Play update

Acer R11, 2015 Chromebook Pixel now getting Google Play update

Last month, Google rolled out version 53 of Chrome OS in its developer channel that signaled the start of the promised Android app support for Chromebooks. Back then, the ASUS Chromebook Flip was the sole beneficiary of that update, just one of three promised Chromebooks to get support. Now it seems that the other two are finally getting their day. Although not yet official, multiple users are chiming in to gleefully share that their Acer R11 and Chromebook Pixel (2015) have just gotten an update that finally enables Google Play support for their devices.

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Acer TravelMate X3 aims at pros with 10 hours of use per charge

Acer TravelMate X3 aims at pros with 10 hours of use per charge

Acer has a new notebook computer that is aimed at the professional user needing a portable device that has long run time per charge for all day use. The new machine is the TravelMate X349 and it is 18mm thick and weighs in at 3.3 pounds. The machine can run for 10 hours per charge thanks to power miserly hardware under the hood.

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Acer hack may have exposed 34,500 customers

Acer hack may have exposed 34,500 customers

Late last week, a letter surfaced detailing a data breach with Acer’s website which left customers’ credit and debit card details vulnerable, among other things. Though the time frame for the breach was stated — May 12 of last year through April 28 of this year — how many people may have been affected wasn’t detailed. Acer has revealed the number this week, though, and it’s substantial: as many as 34,500 customers may have had their banking details stolen.

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