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Acer Chromebook 315

HP did it with the Chromebook 14 we reviewed in May 2019, and now Acer’s done it with its Chromebook 315 ($ 299.99 as tested): snub Intel silicon for the AMD A4-9120C, a dual-core, 1.6GHz processor with Radeon R4 integrated graphics. The AMD chip’s performance is unexciting, but it helps bring the 15.6-inch system to […]

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Acer Chromebook 714

Can Chromebooks shed their low-cost, plastic-cased, K-12 classroom stigma and make it in the corporate world? HP thinks so; the Chromebook x360 14 G1 we reviewed in May 2019 combines an aluminum lid and keyboard deck with a choice of Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 power. Dell thinks so, too; its recently announced […]

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Acer TravelMate P6

You probably think of Acer primarily as a maker of consumer, not business, laptops. But that’s not the whole story—its systems can look good in a suit. The company has refreshed its TravelMate line of business notebooks with the P6 ($ 1,499.99 as tested), a sleek 14-inch traveler designed to compete with the likes of […]

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Acer Predator XB3 (XB273K)

The Acer Predator XB3 ($ 1,299.99) is an ultra-fast, high-refresh G-Sync HDR gaming monitor that attempts to split the difference between two of the company’s other 144Hz 4K models, the premium Predator X27 and the lower-end Nitro XV3. It’s a far better performer than the XV3, and almost matches the screen quality of the much-more-expensive […]

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Acer Nitro XV3 (XV273K)

When Acer and Asus announced their first 4K 144Hz monitors at CES 2017, many gamers were skeptical that these displays would be affordable for years. Well, here in 2019, every 4K 144Hz gaming display on the market at the start of the year still ran you $ 1,200, minimum—at least, until the Acer Nitro XV3 […]

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Acer Chromebook 514

Acer’s Chromebook 514 (starts at $ 349; $ 499 as tested) is an upscale Chromebook with a 14-inch screen. Priced higher than a fan-fave and PCMag Editors’ Choice winner from Acer, the Acer Chromebook 14, it brings to the table improved portability, a sleek aluminum design, and the option for touch-input tech. Once you add […]

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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 […]