We're in the midst of updating all of our "best of" guides for the holiday season, and we've already covered what is likely the most popular category: Budget Laptops. Some of what we said there also applies to gaming laptops, and our budget gaming recommendations in particular will be rehashed here, along with any other potential candidates. But here we'll also be looking at higher performance offerings that can handle all of the latest games, perhaps even at maximum details. To be clear, not everyone needs or even wants a gaming laptop, and the presence of a discrete graphics chip pretty much requires that laptops include better cooling, which means they're also likely to weigh more and be bulkier. However, where other laptops can do...

Acer T232HL - Touch Comes to the Desktop

Windows 8 has brought about its shift in how we use our computers and its focus on having a more unified experience for phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop PCs...

66 by Chris Heinonen on 2/6/2013

Acer C7 Chromebook Review

Chromebooks have been plagued, until recently, with one major flaw: price. Costing as much as a small Windows notebook but lacking that license, it was hard for users to...

63 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/21/2013

Acer Shows Off 2880x1620 Panel

We visited with Acer at this CES, and they didn't specifically have anything that we were told we could discuss, but after seeing another publication with pictures of Acer's...

27 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2013

Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook: Acer’s Best Foot Forward

Over the years, we’ve seen many budget-oriented Acer offerings of one form or another. There have also been a few higher-end options, but for most of their products Acer...

54 by Jarred Walton on 1/7/2013

The x86 Power Myth Busted: In-Depth Clover Trail Power Analysis

The untold story of Intel's desktop (and notebook) CPU dominance after 2006 has nothing to do with novel new approaches to chip design or spending billions on keeping its...

163 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/24/2012

The Clover Trail (Atom Z2760) Review: Acer's W510 Tested

Microsoft’s Windows 8/RT launch has been a bit choppier than expected. I remember hearing rumors that the OS release could slip into next year, but it seems that the...

102 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/20/2012

Holiday 2012 Ultrabook and Ultraportable Guide

We’ve provided some buyer’s guides for system builders so far, but today we’re going to ditch the DIY sector and instead look at pre-built laptop options, with a focus...

78 by Jarred Walton on 12/12/2012

Acer Aspire V5-171 Notebook Review: The Death and Rebirth of the Netbook

With all of the coverage we've done of ultrabooks in recent months, it's easy to forget that the big vendors are still out there plugging away with more basic...

32 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/21/2012

Google and Acer Bring Chromebooks to $199

It seems we're not through with new Chromebooks yet. Google's tagline for their lightweight PC operating system initiative is "Chromebooks for Everyone," and to that end they are racing...

29 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/12/2012

Acer Iconia A110 Guns For Nexus 7

Everyone's getting into the small tablet market, and with the success of Google's own Nexus 7, and Amazon's Kindle Fire, it's no surprise. The Iconia A110 fills that segment...

19 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/18/2012

Acer’s Upcoming Aspire M5 and V5 Windows 8 Laptops

Continuing our coverage of Acer’s Windows 8 offerings, we’re nearing the end of the roadmap with the consumer laptop offerings. This time, Acer is announcing the updated versions of...

30 by Jarred Walton on 10/12/2012

Acer Announces Upcoming S7 Ultrabooks with Windows 8, We Go Hands On

Last week we met with Acer to go over the fall product stack, and we’ll have a bunch of announcements over the coming two weeks all leading up to...

26 by Jarred Walton & Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/2/2012

Acer Iconia W510 and W700 Hands On at IDF

Intel had Acer W510 (Clover Trail/Atom based) and a W700 (Ivy Bridge based) Windows 8 tablets in its private press demo room at IDF. Both devices are featured in...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook Hands On at IDF 2012

Intel worked very closely with Acer on its upcoming lineup of Windows 8 tablets and Ultrabooks. As a result, Acer is featured front and center in many of Intel's...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook Review: The Steady March of Progress

First generation technology is seldom perfect, and the fruit of Intel's ultrabook initiative was no exception. While vendors came out in force with some fairly impressive pieces of hardware...

82 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/9/2012

Acer Aspire V3-571G-9435: The Value Proposition

We’ve had plenty of Acer laptops come in for review over the years (along with visits from their close relatives, Gateway). Rarely do we find such laptops reaching for...

88 by Jarred Walton on 7/4/2012

Acer’s Timeline Ultra M5: Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks with Kepler GPUs

In an interesting twist, back in March when NVIDIA was unveiling their new Kepler GPUs, Acer started shipping their Timeline Ultra M3 Ultrabook before the Kepler NDA expired. While...

20 by Jarred Walton on 6/20/2012

The Acer Iconia Tab A700 Brings 1920x1200 to $449

We've been hearing about the impending ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity with its 1920x1200 display for some time now with no concrete word on when it's coming to market, but...

19 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/13/2012

Acer's Iconia W700 Ivy Bridge Windows 8 Tablet: The Start of Something Big

My first meeting of Computex wasn't a meeting at all, rather it was Acer's press conference a day before the show officially started. In its press conference, Acer introduced...

141 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/9/2012

Acer Launches New Aspire V5 Series Laptops for the Budget Conscious Consumer

In the midst of all the Ultrabook announcements from Computex, there are also plenty of regular laptops coming out. Acer is launching a new line of laptops called V5...

12 by Jarred Walton on 6/7/2012

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