Computing Laptops

Acer Swift 5: A strong mid-range Windows laptop

As part of their Swift series of laptops, Acer launched the Swift 3, 5 and 7 earlier this year — an attempt to please people with varying budgets and performance requirements. Last weekend at the Acer Live Blog in Glasgow, I checked out the Acer Swift 7, the Switch Alpha 12 (a Microsoft Surface Pro…

Computing Laptops Tablets

Hands-on with Acer’s Switch Alpha 12, 2-in-1 laptop

This weekend at the Acer Live Blog in Glasgow, I’ve had the opportunity to fiddle with the Swift 7, Acer’s ultrathin and super portable laptop that’s under 1cm thin. It’s a truly impressive machine, but at £999.99 it could be a little pricey for some. Acer’s Microsoft Surface competitor on the other hand — the Acer…

Computing Laptops Windows

First impressions of Acer’s ultrathin Swift 7 laptop

Earlier this year at IFA 2016, Acer announced their latest flagship laptop called the Swift 7: an incredibly lightweight laptop with solid specs, an impressively thin body under 1cm thin and a £999.99 price tag. This weekend, Acer have taken a group of bloggers including myself on an annual Acer Live Blog trip to Glasgow — meaning…

Android Smartphones & Tablets Tablets

First look at Acer’s Predator 8 Android gaming tablet (Video)

This weekend I’ve had an opportunity to play around with some of Acer’s gaming devices, including a range of laptops, PCs and monitors. One of the devices that stood out to me the most was the Predator 8 gaming tablet, mostly because I’m more of a casual gamer than a PC gamer! Running on Android, this…

Computing Gaming PC

First look at Acer’s compact Predator G1 gaming desktop PC

I’m currently out in Belfast for Acer’s Live Blog event where I’ve had the opportunity to check out some of their newest products, notably the gaming range of “Predator” PCs, laptops and tablet. Now I wouldn’t call myself a hardcore gamer, but the one product that caught my eye is the Acer Predator G1 — a much more compact…

Events Travel

Acer Live Blog 2016: Belfast, here we come

For the last two years Acer has taken a group of bloggers for weekend trips where we get to explore a new city, complete fun challenges and play with Acer’s newest technology. Last year we headed to Dublin in Ireland to try out some Gaelic sports (that was a lot of fun!) and the year…