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Acer's Aspire Switch 12 is can be used as a tablet, notebook or all-in-one

Acer has produced a number of hybrid systems over the last year, but the Aspire 12 is one of its most versatile machines yet. The new system offers five different usage modes, including all-in-one functionality.  Read More

Acer's new Liquid Z500 smartphone

Along with its new tablets and laptops, Acer also announced a new smartphone today at IFA 2014 – the Liquid Z500. While its features may not be particularly remarkable, its starting price of just €149 (about US$195) could likely win it a few fans.  Read More

Acer's IFA 2014 tablet offerings are a varied, low-end bunch

Acer significantly bolstered its tablet offering today at IFA 2014, announcing two new Android tablets and a Windows 8.1 slate. Known respectively as the Iconia Tab 10, Iconia One 8 and Iconia Tab 8W, the devices offer solid mid to low-range specs and design, with prices to match.  Read More

You can get your hands on some great tablet hardware without breaking the bank

While we tend to hear more about high-end tablets, plenty of manufacturers make great low-cost devices with compelling specs and features. With the tablet market getting more crowded all the time, manufacturers are offering consumers more for their money than ever before. Read on, as we highlight five great options for tablets that won't break the bank.  Read More

Acer's new Chromebox is small, capable and well connected

Acer’s latest system doesn’t do anything too drastic with the tried and tested Chromebox form factor, but presents a well thought out, focused take on the hardware category. The Chromebox CX1 Series offers solid specs, good connectivity and is designed to feel right at home in small offices, schools and colleges.  Read More

Acer's new system is the first Chromebook to carry Nvidia's Tegra K1 chip

Acer’s brand new Chromebook 13 looks to address a lot of the key issues with the current crop of low-powered Chrome OS laptops. While most Chromebooks opt for middling resolution displays and low-end processors, Acer’s latest can be configured with a 1080p screen and a comparatively powerful CPU, while still providing an impressive 11 hours of battery life.  Read More

Acer is yet to reveal the design of its Nvidia G-Sync packing monitor

Acer has announced the catchily-named XB280HK, its latest and greatest PC monitor offering for gamers. Not only does the display feature a much-coveted 4K resolution, it also packs Nvidia’s G-Sync chip for smoother gaming and a range of other technologies that make it ideally suited to prolonged use.  Read More

The TA272HUL Android All-in-One computer from Acer

Acer is cementing its support for Google's operating environment with the release of two new All-in-One (AIO) desktop computers. Rather than extend its line of devices built around Chrome though, and go toe-to-toe with LG's Chromebase perhaps, the new arrivals both bring the mobile OS experience to the desktop with Android Jelly Bean running the show. The TA272HUL features a high resolution WQHD touchscreen display for crisp onscreen action, while the DA223 HQL packs its own battery for portability.  Read More

The Acer Aspire Z3-600 portable All-in-One PC

Acer is set to join the mobile All-in-One computer party later this month with the release of the Aspire Z3-600. Able to lie flat on a coffee table or stand proud on a desk, the new portable Windows 8 PC packs a Pentium quad-core processor, Harman Kardon speakers, gesture control, and a 6-cell Li-ion battery that allows for over 2.5 hours of use away from a power outlet. It offers the same Full HD display real estate as Sony's recently-released Vaio Tap 21, but has a significantly lower price tag.  Read More

Acer has announced its first touchscreen Chromebook, the C720P

Acer has followed last month's release of its C720 Chromebook with the launch of its first touchscreen variant. In addition to supporting up to 10 simultaneous touch points, the C720P is claimed to boot up from cold in just 7 seconds, has twice the built-in storage of its slightly older cousin and comes with 100 GB of Google Drive storage for two years.  Read More

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