In September 2020, AMD released its Ryzen 3000 C-series for Chromebooks, a line up of budget-priced chips based on the 12nm Picasso (Ryzen+) architecture that featured up to 4 cores and 8 threads and up to 11 Radeon Vega compute units. Nearly two years on and AMD has just announced four new Ryzen 5000 C-series SKUs designed to bring the performance benefits of its Cezanne (Zen 3) architecture to the Chromebook space. The four new Ryzen 5000 C-series processors range from 8C/16T to 2C/4T, all with a 15 W TDP and designed to improve productivity and battery life over existing Ryzen 3000 C-series processors and Intel's 11th Gen Tiger Lake chips. Aimed at the premium area of the Chromebook market, the new AMD Ryzen 5000 C-series...
Acer's Iconia 6120: Are Two Screens Better Than One?
Oftentimes press releases from the major manufacturers can feel like fluff: "We refreshed our notebook line again this year, new processors, etc." But every so often one of them...19 by Dustin Sklavos & Jarred Walton on 3/29/2011
Acer's Aspire 5551G: AMD's Budget Gaming Laptop
When someone talks about budget gaming on a laptop, a lot of things might go through your head. Are they talking about ten year old games on netbooks? Maybe...36 by Jarred Walton on 11/27/2010
Acer Aspire One Netbooks
Acer is announcing an updated range of netbooks, including their first to use the dual-core Intel Atom N550 processor, the Acer Aspire One AOD255. The same model will also...5 by Balraj Sandhu on 10/4/2010
Acer Launches Fall Desktops
Acer is revving up their fall lineup, with the launch of several new desktop computers aimed at three very distinct markets. At the affordable end is the Acer AspireRevo...10 by Balraj Sandhu on 9/28/2010
New Acer Aspire TimelineX Laptops
Acer is launching a series of new notebooks in their Aspire TimelineX range boasting mobile form factors, Intel Arrandale processors, and up to 8 hours of battery life. These...44 by Balraj Sandhu on 9/27/2010
Intel Atom N550 Notebooks
Intel has launched their first dual-core Atom processor designed purely for netbooks, the N550. The new CPU has led to the netbook manufacturers scrambling to update their products to...23 by Balraj Sandhu on 8/30/2010
The Acer Aspire M3400: How Much Does $649 Buy?
Reviewing the Dell Studio XPS 7100 recently seemed like a reasonable enough move: we felt it was competitive with rolling your own machine at that price, or at least...57 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/5/2010
Laptop Buyer's Guide: 14-inch and Smaller
In the second half of our Mobile Buyer's Guide, we focus on portable machines with screens smaller than 14". The market as a whole is getting a thorough overhaul...79 by Vivek Gowri on 7/19/2010
Acer Aspire One Netbooks
Acer has announced four new editions to the Aspire One netbook line. The AO521 and AO721 feature AMD Athlon Neo II processors, while the AO533 will come with an...3 by Balraj Sandhu on 7/5/2010
Mobile Buyers' Guide: 14" and Larger Notebooks and DTRs
The back-to-school season is coming and refreshed product lines are already starting to appear on store shelves. Intel's dual-core Arrandale processors continue to dominate in terms of raw performance...64 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/30/2010
AMD and Intel Mobile Rematch: Gateway NV5933u vs. Acer 5542
Our previous comparison between AMD and Intel laptops is now a year old, and plenty has changed since then. With a couple of the more recent releases on hand...39 by Jarred Walton on 6/18/2010
Acer Ferrari One: An AMD Ultraportable
Acer's latest Ferrari-branded laptop looks to compete in the crowded CULV ultraportable market. Packing an X2 L310 processor and HD 3200 graphics, on paper at least the Ferrari One...40 by Vivek Gowri on 6/8/2010
Intel Ultra Thin: CULV Arrandale Boosts Performance and Reduces Size
Intel launched their Core i3/i5 (Arrandale) mobile processors early in 2010, with roadmaps showing low voltage and ultra low voltage parts. Earlier today, Intel released new details on their...29 by Jarred Walton on 5/24/2010
Acer Aspire 1410: Single-Core CULV Takes on Atom
We’ve already looked at a number of systems with Intel’s CULV platform, but interestingly, all of them have been of the dual-core variety. We frequently champion the CULV platform...16 by Vivek Gowri on 5/6/2010
Gateway and Acer Netbooks: Wonder Twin Powers, Activate!
You're not seeing double: what we have for review today are the Acer and Gateway netbook "twins". At their core, these are virtually identical 10.1" Pine Trail netbooks, with...17 by Vivek Gowri on 4/28/2010
Acer Aspire AS5740G-6979: Budget Priced but Great Gaming
In recent years, Acer has been doing an admirable job of condensing respectable hardware into affordable machines. Each successive generation, Acer has usually had one or two solid notebooks...31 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/2/2010