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Acer Swift 5

Back in the ’80s, ABC had a proto-reality show called That’s Incredible! The network should bring it back. The first guest could be someone standing on stage holding the new Acer Swift 5 ($ 999.99). The Acer replaces the 2.4-pound LG Gram 15 as the world’s lightest 15.6-inch laptop—at 2.2 pounds, it feels like a […]

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Acer Predator Triton 500

The all-new Predator Triton 500 is Acer’s new benchmark among gaming laptops. A high-end model with a trim, light body, the Triton 500 (starts at $ 1,799.99; $ 2,499.99 as tested) packs Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics and a 15.6-inch screen. While the GPU’s power takes a hit to fit in this chassis, the […]

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Acer Swift 5 vs. Dell XPS 15

Mark Coppock/Digital Trends Some laptops, like Dell’s XPS 15, aim to be all-around performers and fit well in a variety of environments. Others, like Acer’s 2019 Swift 5, are laser-focused on a single attribute — in this case, on being the lightest 15-inch laptop in the world. Is it better to be a Jack of […]

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Acer Aspire 3 (A315-41-R98U)

Acer’s Aspire 3 is a big-screen budget laptop that delivers a roomy 15.6-inch display, a comfortable keyboard, and horsepower for productivity work—and even a bit more. Our $ 529.99 review model (Acer’s identifier is A315-41-R98U), based on an AMD Ryzen CPU with on-chip Vega graphics and an SSD boot drive, dips under $ 500 at […]

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Acer Nitro 5 (2018, AMD Ryzen)

We’ve sampled Acer’s Nitro 5 entry-level gaming laptop twice before, in October 2017 and June 2018. Today’s unit, model number AN515-42-R5GT, is the most affordable yet at $ 699.99. The reason? It breaks from its predecessors’ Intel Core i5 power and Nvidia GeForce graphics: Both the quad-core Ryzen 5 2500U processor and 4GB Radeon RX […]

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Acer Nitro 50

Expensive gaming desktops draw most of the attention, with features and components as flashy as their case lighting. But the reality? Most shoppers are looking for something a bit more reasonably priced. The Acer Nitro 50 (starts at $ 846.99; $ 1,199.99 as tested) is one of those more modest options, a small tower that […]

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The Acer Predator 17 gaming laptop can replace your desktop PC for $999

The bridge between gaming laptops and desktop PCs has been shrinking in recent years. Better computer hardware and more thermally efficient laptop designs have yielded considerable improvements, with the Acer Predator laptop lineup being a shining example of impressive and cost-effective alternatives to bulky custom-build desktop PCs. The Acer Predator 17 could in particular be considered […]