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Acer Swift 7 hands-on: An impossibly thin and lightweight laptop

Acer Swift 7 hands-on: An impossibly thin and lightweight laptop

Acer has introduced an incredibly thin, incredibly light laptop called the Swift 7. This 14-inch ultrabook weighs a mere 1.9lbs and measures less than 1cm thick, the result being a notebook so svelte it scarcely feels real. Despite its slim size, Acer has taken care to make the Swift 7 durable via Gorilla Glass 6 on the display and a magnesium-alloy chassis.

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Acer Predator Triton 500 hands-on: RTX without the size compromise

Acer Predator Triton 500 hands-on: RTX without the size compromise

Shortly before CES 2019 kicked off, Acer unveiled two new gaming laptops in its Predator line: the Triton 900 and the Triton 500. We were able to snag some hands-on time with the more traditional-looking laptop of the two, the Triton 500. Though the Triton 500 may not have the unique design of the 900, it still sounds like it's going to pack quite a punch despite its relatively slim build.

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Acer Chromebook 315 hands-on: AMD and USB-C on a budget

Acer Chromebook 315 hands-on: AMD and USB-C on a budget

Among Acer's computing wares this year is the Chromebook 315, a generously sized laptop running Chrome OS and packing a number of features. Though the model won't blow anyone away, the device's price tag beckons consumers to take a second look. With a starting price of $280 USD, the Acer Chromebook 315 has a lot to offer buyers compared to other laptops in this price range.

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Acer Predator Triton 900, Triton 500 push the envelope of gaming laptop design

Acer Predator Triton 900, Triton 500 push the envelope of gaming laptop design

When gaming laptops are mentioned or announced, chances are they come in rather thick and heavy designs that clearly speak power more than anything else. They often come in traditional laptop form factors, too, despite the trends happening in the PC market. Acer says enough is enough and with its new Predator gaming notebooks, it’s proving what can be done. The Predator Triton 500, for example, boasts of a thinner and lighter all-metal body compared to other gaming laptops. But it’s really that Predator Triton 900 that takes the cake with a new take on a convertible gaming laptop.

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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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