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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


2014's Laptops, Ultrabooks And Hybrids: What Should We Expect?

Let’s pull out the roadmaps and gauge how developments in processors, display and operating systems are shaping the slimmer, faster, more power-efficient laptops of 2014.


Google Has A Bunch Of New Chromebooks Powered By Intel's Latest Haswell Chips

Get ready for some hot, new, cheap laptop action in the form of three new Chromebooks coming at you over the next few months! Here’s what you need to know about the impending arrivals.


Acer Iconia W3 Review: Windows 8 In As Many Inches

Windows 8 was made to be touched, swiped and manhandled on the go, so why hasn’t there been a pocket-sized Windows 8 tablet yet? Acer has heard our cries, and introduced the Iconia W3: an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet for the masses. Is it any good?


Acer Aspire S7 Review: The PC Revival Is Late, But It's Here

Laptops are at a point right now where they should all be more or less excellent. Ultrabooks are into their third year of relevance, and the screens and processors that are widely available are good enough that you can piecemeal together a perfectly acceptable laptop from chaff, more or less. So making a great one is about decisions. The Acer Aspire S7 made a bunch of good ones, against just a few dumb ones. And the result puts it in the vanguard of what’s shaping up to be a belated PC renaissance.


Meet The Next Wave Of Convertible Ultrabooks

An exciting new wave of convertible ultrabooks broke cover at Computex Taipei, many packing Intel’s new speedy and efficient Haswell processors. From Sony’s latest 13-inch slider to a new Asus Transformer running both Windows 8 and Android – there’s lots to see. Dell, Acer, LG, Lenovo, MSI and Gigabyte are also along for the ride, so let’s take a look.


Acer Iconia W3: The First Small Windows Tablet Available In June?

The Acer Iconia W3 has been officially announced at Computex in Taipei, which added a stamp of officialdom to internet rumour. The 8.1-inch tablet is 11.3mm thick, with a dual-core Intel Atom Z2760 clocked at 1.8GHz inside.