Acer Predator Helios 500 notebook is an all-AMD gaming notebook
Published in PC Hardware


Ryzen 7 CPU with Radeon RX Vega 56

Acer has officially introduced the new Predator Helios 500 notebook which comes with all-AMD hardware, including Ryzen CPU, Radeon Vega GPU, and support for AMD FreeSync.

G-Sync HDR monitors to arrive in next few weeks
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Will probably cost an arm and a leg

We have been hearing about HDR monitors with Nvidia G-Sync support for quite some time now and it appears that these will finally launch in the next few weeks, with Acer and Asus leading the charge.

Acer is first with Chrome OS tablet
Published in AI
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 13:37

Acer is first with Chrome OS tablet


Acer Chromebook Tab 10 aims at education 

Google has been pushing hard with its Chrome OS devices but although there have been a few notebooks with touchscreens, the new Acer Chromebook Tab 10 is the first proper tablet with Chrome OS.

PC sales continue to decline
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Friday, 12 January 2018 16:19

PC sales continue to decline


Particularly in the USA

Analysts at Gartner released data that showed PC sales continue to fall, although the outfit said there are some “causes for optimism”.

Nvidia announces Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD)
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4K screen at 120Hz, HDR, and Nvidia G-Sync

Nvidia opened up its CES 2018 announcements with the Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) standard or technology, which may well change the way gaming is done on big living room TVs. The BFGD TVs will include 4K resolution at 120Hz, HDR, and G-Sync technology, among other things tool.

Acer Swift 3 with Mobile Ryzen spotted
Published in AI
Thursday, 21 December 2017 17:12

Acer Swift 3 with Mobile Ryzen spotted


15.6-incher with both Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7

Following the earlier announcement, Acer has now put its Mobile Ryzen-equipped Swift 3 notebook online, suggesting these should be available soon.

AMD Ryzen notebooks to arrive in coming weeks
Published in AI
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 12:50

AMD Ryzen notebooks to arrive in coming weeks


Acer, HP and Lenovo volume in Q1 2018

When the CEO of the company confirms it at the company’s Q3 2017 financial conference call, it has got to be true.

Acer to turn into a holding company
Published in News
Friday, 13 October 2017 12:38

Acer to turn into a holding company


Most of the company will become independent

Acer founder Stan Shih has said that his company will gradually turn into a holding company with most of the Acer Group's affiliates to transform into independent entities and list in stock markets.

Acer thinks the money is in high-margin PCs
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And it is paying off

Acer has been focuing on flogging high-margin PCs including gaming notebooks, ultra-thin models and 2-in-1s, and it appears to be paying off. 

Pets set to connect to the internet
Published in News
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 00:44

Pets set to connect to the internet


Woof woof

This coming Monday, at the famous Battersea Dogs Home, Acer will revolutionise the world of pets by telling the world that it and a firm called Pawbo UK will let you give your pets an IP address, turning them into the internet of fangs.