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So far, CES 2017 is about refinement

So far, CES 2017 is about refinement

While generally we see a collection of new or otherwise daring devices at the Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2017 is about improving what works. This can be seen best in the collections of devices shown by Acer, Lenovo, and HP, the lot of which revealed a set of notebooks, displays, and keyboards improved incrementally from years past. It's as if the entirety of the PC industry has finally caught Apple "Just a bit better each time" fever.

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Acer Aspire VX 15 keeps the ports, stays unique for gamers

Acer Aspire VX 15 keeps the ports, stays unique for gamers

This week the folks at Acer have announced a collection of gaming notebooks and PCs, including the Acer Aspire VX 15. This machine works with an "iron red" backlit keyboard and what Acer describes as an "edgy red chassis" to make sure you know it's for gaming. This device rolls with a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display and has a 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, striking a sweet spot for cost and performance.

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Acer Chromebook 11 N7 released to take some damage

Acer Chromebook 11 N7 released to take some damage

Ruggedness is the name of the game when Acer makes a Chromebook ready for the classroom - especially with the Acer Chromebook 11 N7. This is model number C731, the newest in Acer's 11.6-inch line, and according to Acer, "available for the first time with durability and reliability features." This piece of equipment can take some heavy damage - perfect for those students that are displeased with the amount of homework they've been given over any number of holidays!

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Acer V Nitro, Predator 17X, 21X priced and detailed

Acer V Nitro, Predator 17X, 21X priced and detailed

A collection of Acer gaming notebooks have been upgraded, detailed, and/or given their first full release dates and pricing. These include the Acer Predator 21X Notebook, the Predator 17X Gaming Notebook, and Aspire V Nitro. The V Nitro now has NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or 1050 Ti GPU as well as 7th-gen Intel Core i7 processors and an optional 4K (3840 x 2160 pixel) Ultra HD display - that'll be starting at $1199 in February.

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Acer Aspire C Series all-in-one desktops with ultra-slim bezels launch in US

Acer Aspire C Series all-in-one desktops with ultra-slim bezels launch in US

Acer has announced the launch of its all-in-one desktop line, the Acer Aspire C Series, in the United States. These all-in-one desktops feature ultra-slim bezels measuring only 0.31-inches in width. The series is composed of two models, a 21.5-inch display model and a 23.8-inch display model, both featuring a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution. Acer is offering the models with the option of Windows 10, Linpus Simple Linux, and FreeDOS.

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Acer TravelMate P4 Windows 10 Pro laptop launches in the U.S.

Acer TravelMate P4 Windows 10 Pro laptop launches in the U.S.

The Acer TravelMate P4 laptop is now available in the United States, the company has announced. The model is offered in both 14-inch and 15.6-inch sizes, both running Windows 10 Pro and sporting security features like a fingerprint reader and a smart card reader. Says Acer, it designed the TravelMate P4 to be tough enough for someone who frequently travels, including ‘rigorous’ testing across categories like humidity, vibrations, and more.

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Microsoft VR comes with $300 headsets from Lenovo, ASUS, Acer

Microsoft VR comes with $300 headsets from Lenovo, ASUS, Acer

Microsoft has just officially unveiled its Windows 10 Creators Update, and with it comes a new approach to its mixed reality platform HoloLens. During Microsoft's event, the company announced that HoloLens will be getting support for the 3D community features that will be included in the update, but perhaps the more surprising announcement was that of Microsoft's new focus on virtual reality.

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Acer’s new Chromebook 15 serves up 15-inch display, longer battery life

Acer’s new Chromebook 15 serves up 15-inch display, longer battery life

Acer has decided that its time for a new entry in its Chromebook 15 line. Today the company announced a new Chromebook 15 model that offers longer battery life than its predecessors. Acer isn't wasting any time bringing the new Chromebook to market, either, opting to launch the new device today with standard $199 pricing.

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Acer’s Swift 7 notebook is thinner than yours

Acer’s Swift 7 notebook is thinner than yours

Those who are constantly on the lookout for the thinnest notebook money can buy might want to have a look at Acer's new Swift 7. Available from today, the Acer Swift 7 offers a thickness that clocks in at just 0.39-inches. It's so thin, in fact, that Acer is saying the Swift 7 is the "world's thinnest notebook."

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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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