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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Computing Laptops

Acer Aspire R11 review: A budget laptop convertible with budget performance

Mid-2016 is a good time to be shopping around for a new computer without spending a fortune. Between Chromebooks, tablets and budget Windows laptops, there’s a bunch of different options to suit the budget-minded customer. The Acer Aspire R11 is an 11-inch, Windows 10 laptop-tablet hybrid that falls right into budget territory at £220 (at […]

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Computing Laptops

Acer announces new Swift 7 laptop that’s just 1cm thin

It looks like laptop manufacturers are on a mission to make their machines as ultra portable as possible, and so far the results look very impressive. Today, ahead of IFA 2016 in Berlin, Acer has announced a range of laptops including the Swift 1($249/€349) all the way to the very good looking Swift 7 ($999/€1299) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Smartphones & Tablets Tablets

Acer’s new Iconia Tab 10 tablet packs 4 front-facing speakers to entertain you

One of the things I love seeing on a tablet is front-facing speakers. On a phone it isn’t such a big deal for me, but on a tablet where I’ll regularly watch videos, play games and generally use the device for entertainment, having a good audio system is something I value a lot. From the looks […]

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Gaming Laptops

Gaming With The Acer Switch 11 V Convertible Laptop

Although I’m not what you’d call a “diehard” gamer, I do enjoy picking up my tablet for a wind-down game or two every other evening. With the Acer Switch 11 V here, I’ve been able to have a work machine that can double as a play device too – so here’s how I’ve found it. […]