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Acer Predator 8 review: Gaming, flawed

Acer’s gaming brand has an Android tablet that shouts a big game, but doesn’t quite hit the mark.

Acer has made Android tablets for years, but it is getting into a more niche space with its first Predator-branded product for the ecosystem, the Predator 8. How does it stack up? Read on.

Pros Unique design Mostly vanilla Android experience Front facing speakers are LOUD Cons Poor battery life Android Lollipop with no hint of updates  [Read More…]

Acer Chromebook R11 review: Solid laptop, mediocre convertible

Acer Chromebook R11 Full review

As we head toward the future of Android apps being available on Chrome OS, the idea of a small, convertible touchscreen Chromebook makes a little more sense. Before that announcement at Google I/O 2016, a Chromebook that could fold back into a touch-only device didn’t really have much appeal. Chrome apps weren’t ready for touch, and the OS as a whole still preferred a mouse and keyboard.

The Acer Chromebook R11 is  [Read More…]

First impressions: Android apps on the Acer Chromebook R11

Keeping everything in perspective, this is a great glimpse into the future.

After watching Phil and Jerry have fun getting acquainted with Android apps on their ASUS Chromebook Flips, I finally had my opportunity to give the new and exciting setup a try on the Acer Chromebook R11. After previously relying on my demo experiences from Google I/O this year, I was excited to get started with it.

What I found was generally a mixed bag  [Read More…]

Google Play update hits Pixel 2015 and Acer R11 Chromebooks

We’re hearing reports that the Pixel 2015 and Acer R11 Chromebooks have a Dev channel update that brings support for Android apps and the Google Play Store. The two devices will join the ASUS Chromebook Flip as part of the testing platform to get the stable channel of Chrome OS ready for the Play Store. When the program comes out of beta, many current and future Chromebooks will be able to install and run your favorite Android  [Read More…]

Acer Chromebook 14 review: Big screen, big value

Acer Chromebook 14 Full review

Since Google started pushing its Chromebook platform as a consumer-focused product, Acer has been there leading the charge with some of the best models. Perhaps the most popular Chromebook of all time, the C720, came from Acer, and the company commands a substantial portion of the Chrome OS market at this point.

But all of that success came on the back of low-end, affordable Chromebooks that leaned more toward the side of  [Read More…]

We’re taking a look at the new Acer Chromebook 14 on Facebook Live!

Come ask a few questions and get a closer look at Acer’s latest Chromebook.

Acer has a brand new Chromebook 14 out that packs a metal body, 1080p display and some solid specs — and you aren’t alone if you think it’s in contention to be your next Chromebook purchase. Now this isn’t the enterprise-focused “for work” model, but it’s still pretty darn impressive in its own right.

We’ve been just as excited to get  [Read More…]

Hands on with the shampoo-sounding Acer Liquid Zest Plus

Acer only announced one Android smartphone at its New York event, but it’s memorable… for the wrong reasons.

It’s safe to say the Acer Liquid Zest Plus won’t be coming to North America anytime soon, but the mid-range smartphone has a couple of interesting specs that may pique your interest.

The 5.5-inch device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow (with the April 1st security update, natch) on a skin that is as close to stock  [Read More…]

Grab a factory refurbished high-end Acer Chromebook 15 for just $260 (Update: And they’re gone)

Score a premium Chromebook for half price with this eBay deal.

We really liked the Acer Chromebook 15 when we had a go with it at CES 2015. It’s a nice 15-inch screen with plenty of power to do just about anything you would want a Chromebook to do, and we would recommend it for folks who want more than just the basics and are looking for something with a larger screen.

If you were  [Read More…]

Acer will show off what’s next for the company in NYC on April 21

Acer has some upcoming products it wants to reveal, and it will do so on April 21. The company has announced it will be holding a press event in New York City on that date, where it will likely show off a number of notebooks, tablets and perhaps even some smartphones.

Acer is planning to livestream the press event, so everyone in the world will be able to check out what’s next from the company. The video teaser  [Read More…]

The Inox Cybertool from Acer adds smarts to your Swiss Army watch

Don’t call it a smartwatch.

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Acer pulled the covers off its wearable project in conjunction with Victorinox Swiss Army watches. The Inox Cybertool, as it’s being known, is an additional piece which clips around the watch face of existing Victorinox watches and adds some digital smarts. All while leaving the traditional watch face peeking through.

But, there’s a catch. It’s absolutely enormous.

OK, so it’s  [Read More…]