Acer has introduced the first 4K monitor that also features G-SYNC technology from NVIDIA. The Acer XB280HK is a 28” TN display with 3840x2160 resolution, like many of the first affordable 4K monitors that are just starting to become available. The major difference is that it features G-SYNC, allowing it to adaptively adjust its frame-rate to sync to the video card. When AnandTech’s Ian Cutress ran a wide variety of tests on 4K gaming with different hardware last year, it was clear that maintaining a steady 60Hz frame rate is a challenge. G-SYNC, reviewed by Anand late last year, helps to alleviate this issue by syncing the monitor to the video card. If a complex scene causes the frame rate to drop the monitor...

Best Thin and Light Laptops, April 2013

My focus on laptop recommendations today is on the rather nebulous “thin and light” category. That can mean different things to different people, but with Ultrabooks encroaching on this...

82 by Jarred Walton on 4/19/2013

Best Budget Laptops, April 2013

Last week we launched a new sort of buyer’s guide for AnandTech with our Best Budget Ultrabook recommendation. We’ll be fleshing out the “best XYZ” recommendations for other components...

39 by Jarred Walton on 4/5/2013

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

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