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Known for its ability to build ecosystems around its products, NVIDIA rolled out a updated display-related initiative at this year’s Computex trade show. With the recent advent of commercial-scale miniaturized LEDs (Mini LEDs), NVIDIA and its partners are putting together a new generation of G-Sync Ultimate (HDR) monitors incorporating the smaller LEDs for use as backlighting. Similar to 2018's first-generation G-Sync Ultimate monitors, NVIDIA is working with Acer and ASUS on the monitors, which will pair a Mini LED-based (and quantum dot enhanced) backlighting system with 144 Hz IPS LCD panels. These 4K 27-inch LCDs are looking to iterate on previous designs by offering an even greater number of LED backlighting zones, further improving the monitors' contrast and reducing the remaining backlight bloom. Monitors based...

Acer Announces ConceptD 7 Notebook: Acer Goes Pro With Quadro RTX

Acer is launching not just a new laptop at Computex, but also a new brand. The ConceptD 7 Notebook is the first in a new series of high-end computers...

6 by Brett Howse on 5/27/2019

Acer Updates Nitro 5 And Swift 3 Laptops With 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Mobile

Today Acer is announcing some updates to some of their AMD lineup, with the Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop and Acer Swift 3 both being refreshed with the latest...

30 by Brett Howse on 5/23/2019

The Acer Predator Triton 500 Laptop Review: Going Thin with GeForce RTX 2080

Gaming laptops continue to be a bright spot in the PC market, and practically every manufacturer offers some sort of system targeted at gamers. Some of them more successfully...

45 by Brett Howse on 4/25/2019

Acer Joins Mini LED Monitor Club with Professional-Focused ConceptD CM7321K

As the era of Mini LED backlighting takes off in earnest, Acer has become another major supplier of displays to announce a monitor incorporating the tech. The ConceptD CM7321K...

30 by Anton Shilov on 4/19/2019

Acer Predator CG437K P: A 43-Inch 144 Hz Gaming Monitor with FreeSync and DisplayHDR 1000

Acer has unveiled its new large format gaming display (LFGD) that brings together an ultra-high-definition resolution, a 144 Hz refresh rate with AMD’s FreeSync technology, VESA’s DisplayHDR 1000 certification...

16 by Anton Shilov on 4/15/2019

The New Acer ConceptD Family: Workstations and Displays for Professionals

Acer this week introduced its new ConceptD brand that will be used to market computers and other equipment designed primarily for content creators and engineers. The initial family of...

20 by Anton Shilov on 4/12/2019

Acer Nitro 7: Thin 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptops with 144 Hz Monitors

Acer has introduced its brand-new series of gaming laptops aimed at casual gamers. The Nitro 7 notebooks combine performance, a 15.6-inch display with 144 Hz maximum refresh rate, a...

22 by Anton Shilov on 4/12/2019

Acer EI491CR: A Curved 49-Inch Monitor with FreeSync 2

Being one of the leading suppliers of monitors for gamers, Acer has not had a single ultra-large, ultra-wide display for gamers. Until now. This week the company finally started...

9 by Anton Shilov on 3/15/2019

Acer’s TravelMate X514-51: A 14-Inch Commercial Laptop under 1 kg (2.2 lbs)

Acer has introduced its new thin-and-light commercial notebook aimed at small and medium businesses. Outfitted with a 14-inch display and based on Intel’s Core i5/i7 processors, the TravelMate X514-51...

19 by Anton Shilov on 3/14/2019

The Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop Review: Absolutely AMD - Ryzen Plus Polaris

Today we are taking a look at the Acer Nitro 5, which is one of the least expensive ways to get into a gaming laptop. Acer offers several models...

90 by Brett Howse on 2/15/2019

Acer at CES 2019: Predator Triton Gaming Laptops With RTX GPUs

Today at CES, Acer has launched two new gaming laptops under their Predator branding with the Predator Triton 900, and Predator Triton 500. Both feature the just announced NVIDIA...

2 by Brett Howse on 1/7/2019

Acer Announces TravelMate X3410 Business Class Notebook

In addition to the consumer focused products announced this week at CES, Acer has also announced a new business notebook this week. The TravelMate X3410 is a 14-inch notebook...

4 by Brett Howse on 1/6/2019

Acer at CES: AMD Powered Acer Chromebook 315 Announced

At CES 2019, Acer has announced the Acer Chromebook 315, interestingly powered by AMD but not Ryzen. Instead, the Chromebook 315 features the AMD A6-9220C or A4-9120C processors with...

12 by Brett Howse on 1/6/2019

Acer at CES: All New Swift 7 Laptop With 92 Percent Screen-to-body Ratio

At CES today, Acer has announced their latest Ultrabook in the Acer Swift 7. Acer has fully embraced the thin-bezel design ethos with the Swift 7 as well, with...

11 by Brett Howse on 1/6/2019

Sales of High Refresh Gaming Displays Skyrocketing, Curved Gaming LCDs Prevail

The number of news stories about gaming displays that we post has increased significantly in the past couple of years. Established suppliers have broadened their lineups of gaming LCDs...

75 by Anton Shilov on 12/7/2018

Anton's List of Impressive Products from 2018

As part of our Holiday Season series of best picks, sometimes the items that impress aren't in those lists. Out of all the people on our team, Anton as...

14 by Anton Shilov on 11/27/2018

Acer Unveils KG1 Displays with Sub-1ms Response Time

Acer Japan has introduced a lineup of gaming displays featuring a response time below 1 ms. The Acer KG1 family includes seven models featuring a 23.6, 24,5 and 27-inch...

12 by Anton Shilov on 11/21/2018

Acer XZ1-Series Curved Gaming Displays: WQHD, 144 Hz, FreeSync, HDR10

Acer has quietly introduced two new curved gaming monitors that offer premium gaming features such as 144 Hz FreeSync and HDR10 support for relatively affordable prices. Acer’s XZ1-series LCDs...

11 by Anton Shilov on 9/24/2018

Acer Shows Off Triton 900: 17-Inch Convertible Gaming Laptop

Acer last week demonstrated its upcoming ultra-high-end convertible gaming laptop. The Predator Triton 900 notebook is the first high-end mobile PC that uses a convertible form-factor; previously Acer only...

24 by Anton Shilov on 9/7/2018

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