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Acer Swift 7 design finally gives justice to its name

Acer Swift 7 design finally gives justice to its name

When something is described as “swift”, it is often expected to be lightweight if not also thin. After all, few bulky and heavy objects are fast enough to be considered swift. And while Acer’s Swift series of notebooks aren’t exactly paperweights, there’s always room to stretch the envelope even further. At CES 2019, the company is putting out the Acer Swift 7 (SF714-52T) and from its nearly bezel-less screen, lightweight yet sturdy construction, and technical specs, it definitely earns its speedy moniker.

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Acer Chromebook 315 is world’s first AMD-powered Chrome OS device

Acer Chromebook 315 is world’s first AMD-powered Chrome OS device

Up until recently, Chromebooks were mostly regarded to be the successors of netbooks, smaller or weaker cousins of laptops built for very basic use and low prices. In the past two years or so, the platform has outgrown that image and has branched not only into new form factors as well as more powerful hardware, the latter mostly made up of a very small number of Intel-powered devices. Not one to be left behind, AMD has teamed up with Acer to build the Acer Chromebook 315, the first of its kind to run not only on an AMD processor but also a Radeon graphics chip.

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Acer TravelMate X3410 wants to go on a road trip

Acer TravelMate X3410 wants to go on a road trip

While many companies are holding their announcements for CES, which arrives in just a few days, Acer pressing forward with reveals, today announcing the TravelMate X3410. As far as consumer notebooks go, the new TravelMate seems to be pretty standard fare. There isn't much in the way of flashy hardware or specifications - instead, the notebook's main selling point comes from its construction.

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Acer Predator X is a beastly gaming PC shrouded in mystery

Acer Predator X is a beastly gaming PC shrouded in mystery

Acer has announced a ton of stuff at IFA 2018 so far, but one of its most interesting products has yet to be fully revealed. Today, the company briefly teased the new Predator X gaming PC, which sounds to be about as beastly as gaming PCs come. This isn't exactly your run-of-the-mill gaming rig either, as Acer has outfitted the Predator X with two Intel Xeon processors.

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Acer Chromebook 514 packs twin USB-C for $350

Acer Chromebook 514 packs twin USB-C for $350

Acer has a new Chrome OS laptop to play with, and if you've been eyeing the Pixelbook but quailing at the price, the Acer Chromebook 514 might fit the bill. Unveiled at IFA 2018 today, the silver ultraportable has a 14-inch Full HD display and up to 12 hours of battery life.

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Acer Swift, Aspire and Spin PCs get huge IFA 2018 refresh

Acer Swift, Aspire and Spin PCs get huge IFA 2018 refresh

Acer is giving its Swift, Aspire, and Spin notebook, 2-in-1, and all-in-one PCs a revamp at IFA 2018, shedding weight while gaining niceties like discrete NVIDIA or Radeon graphics. At the top of the range, the Swift 5 will be the world's lightest 15-inch notebook, Acer says, tipping the scales at 2.18 pounds.

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Acer’s wild Thronos gaming chair leads its IFA Predator and Nitro news

Acer’s wild Thronos gaming chair leads its IFA Predator and Nitro news

Acer's Predator and Nitro gaming ranges are getting some serious accessories at IFA 2018, with new monitors and even a full gaming chair, the Predator Thronos. Supporting up to three 27-inch displays on an overhead brace, the Predator Thronos gaming chair stands a full 1.5 meters high.

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Acer OJO 500 Windows Mixed Reality Headset coddles your face

Acer OJO 500 Windows Mixed Reality Headset coddles your face

Acer has a new Windows Mixed Reality Headset, the Acer OJO 500, for IFA 2018, and since AR and VR are more fun in a group, it's focused on simpler sharing. The first headset to support Microsoft's Mixed Reality platform that has a detachable design, it also promises to be more flexible when it comes to users with different eyesight.

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Acer Predator Orion gaming desktop series gets NVIDIA RTX upgrade

Acer Predator Orion gaming desktop series gets NVIDIA RTX upgrade

Acer has announced updates to its Predator Orion 3000, 5000, and 9000 gaming desktops, adding the newly announced NVIDIA RTX GPU options. This makes Acer one of the few companies currently offering gaming PCs with the new NVIDIA graphics options, joining Dell with its newly updated Alienware Aurora and Area 51 towers. The models are targeted at new gamers up to pros.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 priced up to give Google’s Pixelbook competition

Acer Chromebook Spin 13 priced up to give Google’s Pixelbook competition

Acer has priced up its latest Chrome OS notebooks, with the Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 headed to the US and Canada in September. The two notebooks, running Google's cloud-centric OS, will be targeting a more premium segment of the market than some of Acer's other Chromebook hardware.

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Acer Chromebook Tab 10 now available for regular consumers [Updated]

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 now available for regular consumers [Updated]

It’s almost puzzling that Google was so proud of the first ever Chrome OS tablet and yet restricted its availability to the education market. Granted, it was really aimed for students and schools anyway, preempting Apple’s launch of the more affordable but Pencil-compatible new iPad. If you have actually been wishing you could get your hands on the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, the good news is that you can now do so. Just be prepared to for what you’ll be getting for that price.

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Acer Predator Orion 5000, Helios 500, Nitro 50 AMD gaming PCs unveiled

Acer Predator Orion 5000, Helios 500, Nitro 50 AMD gaming PCs unveiled

Acer has announced new AMD-powered gaming PCs ahead of Computex 2018, including the Nitro 50, Helios 500, and Predator Orion 5000. Two of the three are desktop gaming systems, while the Helios 500 is a laptop designed specifically for PC gamers. The company promises that all three models, which will be available starting in August, will meet the needs of modern gamers.

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