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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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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. […]

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Computing Laptops

Acer Aspire Switch 11 V, 2-in-1 Laptop Review

The Good: The Acer Switch 11 V has a beautiful HD display, pleasant typing experience and feels very well constructed. It also performs really well when multi-tasking and during gaming too. The Bad: The display heats up noticeably on the left side, which can become a nuisance during gaming. Battery life is mediocre, and Acer’s trackpad […]

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Computing Smartphones & Tablets

#AcerLiveBlog: Spending A Weekend With Acer’s Latest Tech

Acer recently took me and a bunch of other UK bloggers to Dublin as part of a live blogging trip. Not only was it an opportunity for us to play with some of their devices, but we also had to complete a number of challenges around the city. Here’s a short video I made about the trip: Cooks […]

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Computing Microsoft News

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Core i3 and i7 Models Now Selling

Up until now, you could only pick up the Core i5 variant of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, however you can finally purchase the brand new Core i3 and i7 models today.

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Asus Announces a Pair of 4K Ultrabooks – Computex 2014

4K displays have been one of the hottest pieces of tech in 2014, however one of the main setbacks for most consumers is the lack of devices which feature or support it. Well, two of Asus’ brand new Ultrabooks announced at Computex 2014 — the Zenbook NX500 and the ROG GX500 — actually feature 4K displays.