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Surprise: the Windows Mixed Reality headsets don’t look totally dorky

Surprise: the Windows Mixed Reality headsets don’t look totally dorky

Microsoft is betting big on Windows Mixed Reality, and it turns out PC makers are rising to the challenge with a variety of designs shown off this week at Computex 2017. The software giant's decision not to make its own headset, following the Surface strategy, but throw the responsibility over to OEMs had led to some concern that we'd see plenty of me-too mixed reality visors clogging shelves come the holiday season. Happily, it looks like that's not going to be the case.

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Acer Predator Triton 700 laptop with NVIDIA Max-Q is 18.9 mm thin

Acer Predator Triton 700 laptop with NVIDIA Max-Q is 18.9 mm thin

The age of ultrathin gaming notebooks is finally upon us. Or so that's what NVIDIA is promising with its newly announced Max-Q tech that slims gaming laptops down to 18 mm. It's no MacBook Air, but Acer's new Predator Triton 700 comes close at 18.9 mm. This is one of first promises laptops bearing that Max-Q promise that will give gamers less reasons not to take their laptops along with them and play whenever the urge hits them.

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Acer announces Nitro 5 notebook, Spin 1 convertible, Iconia tablets

Acer announces Nitro 5 notebook, Spin 1 convertible, Iconia tablets

Computex won't be taking place until the end of May but Acer wants to get a head start from the flood of announcements that might come. The manufacturer has just announced four new devices that caters to different types of users and different needs. The Acer Nitro 5 is designed for "casual gamers" while the Acer Spin 1 offers a lightweight convertible for workers on the go. The Acer Iconia Tab 10 bills itself as the entertainment tablet with its Quantum Dot screen while the Iconia One 10 is made for serious business with its two micro USB ports.

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Acer Predator Z35P WQHD 35″ curved gaming monitor goes up for preorder

Acer Predator Z35P WQHD 35″ curved gaming monitor goes up for preorder

Acer has announced the new 35-inch curved monitor for gamers, the Acer Predator Z35P. This monitor boasts a wide array of features, including an ultra wide 21:9 aspect ratio and a 3440 x 1440 WQHD resolution. Acer has packed a bunch of tech for gamers into this model, including NVIDIA G-SYNC and Ultra Low Motion Blur (ULMB) for sharper images and smooth graphics. The model is only available for preorder at the moment, but we've got all the details ahead of its launch.

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Windows 10 Mixed Reality motion controllers revealed

Windows 10 Mixed Reality motion controllers revealed

Microsoft has unveiled its take on VR controllers, with the Windows 10 Mixed Reality motion controllers making their debut at BUILD 2017 today. Intended to pair with the Windows Mixed Reality headsets we've already seen announced from a number of companies, the controllers allow for better interaction in virtual 3D space. Meanwhile, there's also news for developers hoping to get their hands on the VR/AR kit.

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Acer’s ProDesigner BM320 monitor is a 4K monster for graphics pros

Acer’s ProDesigner BM320 monitor is a 4K monster for graphics pros

Acer recently beefed up its Predator line with a couple of new gaming monitors, but if you need something even more serious than one of those, you might want to take a look at the company's new ProDesigner BM320 monitor. Supporting 4K resolution and coming in at a not insignificant 32-inches, this is certainly a monitor for those who need to get a little more out their hardware.

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Acer’s first Windows 10 S notebook is the TravelMate Spin B1

Acer’s first Windows 10 S notebook is the TravelMate Spin B1

Windows 10 S is barely out of the gate in terms of its reveal earlier today, but hardware manufacturers are wasting no time in announcing new hardware that will support the operating system. One of the first to make such an announcement is Acer, which has just unveiled its new TravelMate Spin B1 convertible. Not only does this have the distinction of being Acer's first Windows 10 S machine, but it's also the first TravelMate convertible.

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Acer Aspire U27 AiO and Switch 5 2-in-1 feature a liquid cooling system

Acer Aspire U27 AiO and Switch 5 2-in-1 feature a liquid cooling system

Among the gear Acer unveiled today comes a pair of computing products notable for how they're kept cool. The Acer Aspire U27 all-in-one desktop PC and the 2-in-1 convertible Switch 5 are both equipped with LiquidLoop, a liquid cooling system. The Switch 5 is Acer's first 2-in-1 laptop that features its LiquidLoop offering; it, as with the Aspire all-in-one, are ultra-quiet thanks to the elimination of the cooling fan.

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Acer Leap Ware smartwatch is a fitness wearable for iOS and Android

Acer Leap Ware smartwatch is a fitness wearable for iOS and Android

Acer has introduced a new fitness wearable called the Leap Ware smartwatch. This model works with the Liquid Life app, which itself is available for both iOS and Android. The wearable, likes one before it, is designed to keep track of the wearer's fitness and health data, including things like heart rate, stress, stamina and, oddly enough, exposure to ultraviolet rays. These features are packed into a modern, circular watch that looks classy enough for everyday -- not just fitness-time -- use.

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Acer bolsters Predator line with new notebooks and monitors

Acer bolsters Predator line with new notebooks and monitors

Acer has a lot of equipment coming down the pipeline for its Predator line of gaming hardware. At its next@acer event today in New York, the company unveiled a lot of Predator-branded hardware, including two new notebooks and two new monitors. If you're in the market for a new gaming notebook or a 4K monitor, you might want to have a look at what Acer's offering here.

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Acer Holo 360 is an Android camera… but also a phone

Acer Holo 360 is an Android camera… but also a phone

The Acer Holo 360 camera was unveiled today at a special event held by Acer and broadcast around the world. This device works with Wi-Fi connectivity and can also connect to mobile data (LTE speed) with a SIM card. The device itself is not a phone, necessarily, but it does run Android and is able to make calls without being connected to a separate device - without being connected to a proper smartphone, that is to say.

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Acer Aspire Switch 3 Pro tipped to switch to Intel Pentium

Acer Aspire Switch 3 Pro tipped to switch to Intel Pentium

Spurred by the success of the later Microsoft Surface models, OEMs of all sizes have hopped onto the 2-in-1 tablet market. Not all, however, have Microsoft's money to throw at these devices. Forced to choose their battles, manufacturers like Chuwi have opted to go for lower price tags and mass market appeal by opting for a cheaper, and also less powerful, processor. It seems that this strategy is reaching even major companies, with Acer's soon to be launched Aspire Switch 3 Pro said to run on an Intel Pentium instead of the usual Intel Core processor.

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