Laptops

Windows 10: Acer's silent Switch 5 2-in-1 is stalking Microsoft's Surface Pro 4

Acer goes upscale with its new Kaby Lake Switch 5 convertible, available from $799.<p>Acer has unveiled the Windows 10 Switch 5 2-in-1, featuring its …

Personal Computers

I Freaking Love This ThinkPad

I was walking through the office with Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon dangling between two fingers when my colleague spied the logo. “That was my first …

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Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon floats into 2017

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Acer’s New Ultra-slim All-in-One Aspire Desktops: Shape the Contemporary Home

Acer Aspire U27 debuts as the first all-on-one desktop with Acer LiquidLoop™ <i>fanless</i> cooling system for quiet operation<p>Acer has announced two new …

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Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo introduced the X1 Carbon five years ago, and the business-centric laptop returns once again, now in its fifth generation.<p>Lenovo nailed the …

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What exactly is Microsoft's 'Windows Mixed Reality?'

"Mixed Reality," or MR, is coming soon to a PC near you. How does it differ from Microsoft's HoloLens, and what's so cool about it? We just tried it …

Augmented Reality

Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2 Yellow Review: More Gaming, Less Typing

With the debut of Razer’s new linear yellow keyboard switches, one of the gaming-est keyboards going gets a lot gamier. It’s a board for playing, not …

Personal Computers

Hands on with the Pinebook

The Pine A64 was a 64-bit Quad-Core Single Board Computer which was kickstarted at the tail end of 2015 for delivery in the middle of 2016. Costing …

Raspberry Pi

Acer Leap Ware a New Fitness Smartwatch from Acer

<b>Acer</b> unveiled several products in a press event that was held in New York City, some of the products that was introduced are new laptop Acer Swift …

Wearable Tech

Acer Predator Triton 700: Our First Take

<i>The Acer Predator Triton 700 is weird, innovative, and very fast.</i><p>Acer has never been one to shy away from a challenge, and delivering a gaming laptop …

Personal Computers

How to Shop for a More Ergonomic Laptop

Take a quick look at a pro gamer’s mouse and you’d think it came from another planet. Every button and every curve is designed for comfort and ease …

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​Acer's Windows-ready VR headset wants to be cheap and easy to use

VR is a pain to set up. According to Microsoft, it's the top reason for VR headset returns at Microsoft Stores.<p>When I tried Acer's Windows 10-ready VR headset for myself, I realized how simple it could be to use. I say "could be," because it depends on whether its tracking cameras end up being more …

Virtual Reality

Acer's Aspire U27 all-in-one desktop is liquid-cooled and fanless

I'll admit my bias up front: I think all-in-one PCs typically represent all the worst compromises. It's laptop-ish performance in a desktop form factor, without the upgradeability that a desktop tower offers.<p>But people buy them anyway, and Acer's new U27 seems like an interesting option. The …

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Acer Swift 3 and Swift 1 are stylish ultraportables for the masses

Acer's Swift 7 laptop is the world's thinnest at the moment, measuring just 9.98 mm thick. The downside to that is it doesn't offer a lot of processing power, and it starts at around $1,000. With the new Swift 3 and Swift 1, the bodies get slightly thicker, but it pays off in performance potential …

Personal Computers

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7567) Gaming Review - Desktop GPU gone mobile

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming series has been part of the increasingly interesting sub-$1000 gaming notebook market since it’s introduction in …

Acer's Predator X27 G-Sync HDR gaming monitor does 4K at 144Hz

In January, Asus showed off the first 4K HDR gaming monitor running at 144Hz — a sort of best-of-all-specs scenario. Now Acer is following with a very similar display, the Predator X27, which combines G-Sync HDR, a 4K resolution, and a 144Hz rate. The display is based on the quantum dot tech that …

PC Gaming

Dell XPS 15 vs. MacBook Pro 15: Fight!

Dell's XPS 15 vs. Apple's MacBook Pro 15 takes its place the same epic list of rivalries as Batman vs. Joker, Red Sox vs. Yankees, and Sheldon vs. Wil Wheaton. Both laptops are intended as workhorses for professionals on the go. And although there are many competitors out there with similar specs, …

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All the new laptops, tablets, VR headsets and more from Acer's global press conference

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Razer's new mouse tries to prove wireless peripherals don't have to suck for gaming

Choosing the best mouse for competitive gaming largely comes down to preference and just a few key specs, but there’s one consistent piece of advise you’ll hear from gamers: don’t buy a wireless mouse.<p>At least, that was the thinking until relatively recently. Now Razer wants to prove wireless …

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Chinese Company Chuwi Comes With Two More Products Aimed At Microsoft's Surface Line

I’m currently typing this piece on the Hi 13 from Shenzhen-based company Chuwi. The device, as you can see from the photo above, looks like a laptop in the MacBook mold, but it is, similar to the Hi 10 Plus I reviewed two months ago, a 2-in-1 tablet with an extra keyboard add-on. The Hi 13 is …

Tablets

The ultrathin Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop is Acer’s answer to the Razer Blade

Acer announced the Predator Triton 700, the first laptop in the company’s new line of Predator Triton ultrathin gaming laptops.<p>The Triton 700 appears to be Acer’s response to laptops like the Razer Blade, a similarly slim, aluminum-cased gaming laptop that still packs some serious power. At 18 mm …

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LaCie Announces 2big Dock: 2-Bay TB3 DAS with Card Reader, USB-A and DisplayPort

LaCie this week has taken the wraps off of the latest member of their family of DAS devices, the 2big Dock. The newly revealed dock is their first …

iMac

This computer monitor can track your eyes, and it's a great new way to play video games

PC gamers are always looking for ways to gain an advantage.<p>Being a PC gamer myself, Acer's Predator Z271 monitor with Tobii eye tracking caught my attention, as I wanted to find out what advantages it could offer.<p>The monitor itself has all the features a gamer would want, including Nvidia's G-Sync …

PC Gaming

Acer reveals new powerful yet silent 2-in-1 and all-in-ones

Acer has talked up its LiquidLoop passive cooling tech before; it was featured in last year’s Switch Alpha 12.<p>Now there’s two new kids on the block, …

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Acer's new all-in-one desktops get sleeker

Among all the Predators, Acer ammounced a redesigned Aspire all-in-one with the Predator-like V-shaped base. In fact, the U27 looks very much like just a monitor; it's extremely thin, with barely a bulge to indicate there are components inside.<p>The key to its slim design is the incorporation of its …

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Bourge Design’s Arc Hub is a handy 7-in-1 port hub with a design that works against it

Anyone who has a Touch Bar MacBook Pro knows the awful truth of using it: a beautiful machine that sacrificed functionality for aesthetics. Now you’re going to need a dongle for everything: HDMI, SD cards, regular old USB 3.0 Type-A and a DisplayPort — which is the exact port selection being …

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Acer's Predator-y laptops for summer 2017

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Hands on the Acer's Swift 5, a competitor to Microsoft's Surface Pro

Microsoft has set the gold standard for tablet-style 2-in-1 devices with its Surface Pro, and other PC vendors have followed suit with their own designs. Acer's latest Surface-style device, the Switch 5, offers a couple of advantages but lacks in other areas.I had a chance to play with the Switch 5 …

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Acer's new Predator gaming laptop trades power for portability

What's the point of getting a powerful laptop if you can't drag it to a gaming party? Acer's latest back-to-school update for its Predator series of laptops, the Triton 700, may actually be portable enough for those trips. It packs the latest NVIDIA graphics chips and an advanced dual-fan cooling …

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Samsung Chromebook Plus vs. Pro: The differences, and which should you buy?

Samsung's 2017 Chromebook lineup offers something for everyone with two equally great models.<p>Samsung introduced a pair of great Chromebooks with the …

Chromebook