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This morning Acer announced that it’s the first PC maker to ship Alexa on its PC lineup, and the company has plans to bring the popular assistant across its lineup of devices. Amazon has broadened the reach of Alexa across many device types over the last couple of years, and while Microsoft has shipped Cortana in Windows 10 since launch, it’s failed to gain much traction outside of the PC. Acer will leverage Intel’s Smart Sound Technology with an integrated Digital Signal Processor to handle audio, and voice commands. Some models, such as the Acer Spin 5 will offer four digital microphones as well for far-field voice recognition, while others will only support the more common two microphone setup for near-field. It remains to be seen...

Acer’s Predator X27 G-Sync HDR Display Listed in the USA, to Ship on June 1

After previously being listed in Europe last month, G-Sync HDR monitor listings are finally showing up in the US, answering by far the biggest outstanding question on the new...

40 by Anton Shilov 4 days ago

NVIDIA Updates on G-Sync HDR: 4Kp144 Monitors On Sale at End of May, Other Models Coming Later This Year

While NVIDIA's upcoming ultra-premium G-Sync HDR monitors have been in the public eye for some time now, the schedule slips have become something of a sticking point, prompting the...

43 by Nate Oh 6 days ago

The Acer Swift 3 SF315-41 Review: Ryzen Meets Laptop

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a chance to review a laptop powered by an AMD CPU, but Acer has now launched the Acer Swift 3 powered...

67 by Brett Howse on 5/3/2018

Acer’s Chromebox CXI3 Available in Four Configs: Up to Core i7-8550U, Up to $777

Acer has quietly started to sell its Chromebox CXI3 UCFF desktop, which it formally introduced earlier this year. The minuscule 0.9-liter system runs Google’s Chrome OS and the manufacturer...

7 by Anton Shilov on 4/16/2018

Acer and ASUS G-Sync HDR Displays Listed & Priced In Europe

Select European retailers have begun to take pre-orders on G-Sync HDR-supporting monitors from Acer and ASUS that are expected to hit the market as early as late this month...

61 by Anton Shilov on 4/10/2018

Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop: 15.6-inch, Up to Core i7, GTX 1050 Ti, From $749

Acer has announced a new version of its Nitro 5 laptop this week. The new variants will be powered by Intel’s latest Coffee Lake-H processors, and can use NVIDIA’s...

13 by Anton Shilov on 4/4/2018

Acer Announces Chromebook Tab 10: A Tablet Running Google’s Chrome OS

This week Acer introduced its first tablet running Chrome OS, a tablet positioned primarily for the education market. Chrome OS runs Android applications from Google Play store and is...

7 by Anton Shilov on 3/27/2018

NVIDIA Expects 4K 144 Hz G-Sync HDR Displays to Launch in April

Acer and ASUS unveiled their prototype 27” 4K 144 Hz displays, featuring NVIDIA’s G-Sync HDR technology, at last year’s CES, with promises to release them sometime later in 2017...

61 by Anton Shilov on 3/21/2018

Acer Announces New Chromebooks And Chromebox Devices

This morning, Acer is announcing a couple of new devices at the Bett show in London, which is an industry show focusing on education technology. Chrome OS has done...

11 by Brett Howse on 1/23/2018

Acer Unveils Nitro 5: 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop with AMD Ryzen Mobile & Radeon RX560

LAS VEGAS, NV — Acer this week announced its first modern laptop that uses an AMD processor and an AMD Radeon discrete graphics chip. The Nitro 5 is a...

18 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2018

Acer’s New Swift 7 Gets 14-inch Display, LTE Modem, Becomes Thinner & Pricier

LAS VEGAS, NV — Just a little over a year ago Acer started selling its original Swift 7 laptop that was thinner than one centimeter, yet packed quite a...

7 by Anton Shilov on 1/9/2018

NVIDIA Announces Big Format Gaming Displays: 65-inch 4K@120Hz HDR Display with G-Sync & More

LAS VEGAS, NV — Today at CES 2018, NVIDIA announced a new series of TV-sized 65-inch monitor models called Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGDs). Working with Acer, ASUS, and...

24 by Nate Oh on 1/8/2018

More Ryzen Mobile: Acer Swift 3 with 2700U and 2500U Listed, From $750

Back at the Ryzen Mobile launch, AMD announced three primary partners with three devices: the HP Envy x360, the Acer Swift 3, and the Lenovo Ideapad 720S. At the...

33 by Anton Shilov on 12/19/2017

Acer Releases ET322QK LCD: 31.5-inch VA, 4K, HDR10, FreeSync, Around $500

Acer has released its new display designed primarily for console gaming and HTPCs. The ET322 combines a fairly large diagonal size, a 4K resolution, and HDR10 capability with a...

8 by Anton Shilov on 11/14/2017

Acer Reveals Predator Orion 9000 Gaming Desktop: Up To 18 Cores, 4 Vega GPUs

In one of many announcements from Acer at IFA, the company has revealed a powerful new gaming desktop in their Predator line, the Acer Predator Orion 9000. The new...

15 by Joe Shields on 9/1/2017

Acer Announces the Aspire S24 AIO: 8th Gen Intel CPU, Wireless Charging

Another announcement coming out of IFA this week from Acer is their new All-In-One, the 23.8” Aspire S24. The goal for the S24 was to be Acer’s slimmest ever...

7 by Joe Shields on 9/1/2017

Acer Announces Switch 7 Black Edition 2-in-1: Core i7, GeForce MX150, TB3, Fanless

This week at IFA Acer has introduced their first 2-in-1 convertible laptop with a discrete GPU. Based on Intel’s 8th generation Core i-series CPU, the Switch 7 Black Edition...

8 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2017

Acer Announces Nitro 5 Spin 15.6" Gaming Convertible: 8th Gen Core i7, GeForce GTX 1050

Acer has introduced one of the industry’s first convertible notebooks designed for casual gamers. The Nitro 5 Spin machine is a rather unusual form-factor. It has a 15.6” IPS...

22 by Anton Shilov on 8/23/2017

Acer and ASUS Delay Their 4K 144 Hz G-Sync HDR Displays to 2018

In a bit of a surprising move, Acer last week announced that its 4K HDR Predator X27 gaming display would be delayed to Q1 2018, missing the important holiday...

38 by Anton Shilov on 8/9/2017

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