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Acer Switch 10: Australian Review

More and more, we’re starting top see thin tablets that don’t compromise on performance to deliver a normal and usable computing experience. You can equally use these devices for everyday productivity, for watching movies on a long plane trip, or for checking Facebook and Twitter on the train into work. Acer’s new Switch 10 convertible laptop runs proper Windows, and has a proper detachable keyboard, but has the form factor of an entirely portable (but powerful) tablet.


Acer Chromebook 13 Review: With Great Power Comes An Iffy Screen

Nvidia’s Tegra K1 is an absolute blast in an Android tablet, and now the Acer Chromebook 13 is slapping it in a laptop body too. The result isn’t perfect, but it’s a promising look at where Chromebooks could go.


Acer Chromebook 13 Hands-On: Gaming Guts In A Chromebook Body

Chromebooks are getting serious. After just having shipped the first full-fledged Core i3-powered Chromebook, Acer’s escalating again, with a new Chromebook 13 that comes with Nvidia’s K1, which is to say a hell of a lot of graphical horsepower.


Gizmodo Goes Inside Acer's Taiwan HQ With Bosses Stan Shih And Jason Chen

As Acer’s Chairman, Stan Shih, talks through the company’s new direction, he doesn’t seem like a man days from stepping down. Then again, Acer’s founder first retired 10 years ago, temporarily returning last year to help it return to profit and chart the future in a declining PC market. Besides new laptops and tablets, Acer’s next steps include a fitness wristband, Android smartphone and a personal cloud vision dubbed ‘BYOC’. Here’s what that means, and a look around the office.


Acer's Liquid X1 Is An Octa-Core Smartphone Flagship For The Masses

You’ve seen the flagship offerings of Samsung, HTC and Sony already, but Acer hopes to blow them all away with the announcement of its new octa-core smartphone called the Liquid X1.


Acer Is Releasing Its Wearable Band At Computex

It’s mandatory as a tech company to have a wearable life-tracking device these days. Not wanting to break the imaginary rules, Acer has plans to release its wristband wearable at Computex this week. Here’s what it can do.


Hands-On With Acer's Touchscreen Chromebook

Yesterday, Acer launched the C720P Chromebook in Australia — the first model with an inbuilt touchscreen. Like the recent spate of Windows 8 notebooks, its LED boasts 10-point touch functionality for added “fun and immersion”. Is there actually any point to this feature in Google’s Chrome OS? Apparently, that will largely depend on what developers choose to do with it.


10 Big Gaming Laptops That Get Stuff Done

So your parents, boss or school have said they’ll help you pay for a new laptop to kick off the year. Lucky you! If you’re a PC gamer, these powerful desktop replacements — many with vibrant 17-inch HD screens — will not only keep you on task, but also let you get your Steam on. Take a look…


Chromebooks Dominate US Holiday Period

Amazon figures are in, and the once-derided Chromebook is now enjoying success. Of its top three best-selling laptops, Chromebooks make up two — Acer’s and Samsung’s models — with Asus’ transformer laptop/tablet hybrid coming in third.


Tablets In 2014: What Can We Expect?

By some estimates, as many as 7 million Australians currently use a tablet. And tablets could make up half of first-time computer purchases by 2017, according to recent Gartner research. But the real question is: what shiny new tablet will you be streaming 2014’s World Cup on? Let’s preview upcoming tablets — known and rumoured — along with the processor, display and operating system technologies that will drive them. UPDATED


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