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Acer Chromebook R11 vs. Acer Chromebook R13: Comparing two very good Chromebooks

These are two great Chromebooks that are built for different types of users.

If you’re looking to buy a Chromebook, whether it’s your first or not, Acer has two great models that will fit most people’s needs. We’re talking about the Acer Chromebook R11 and the Acer Chromebook R13, and we’re going to compare the two head to head so you can see which one might be the right one for you.

In many ways, both  [Read More…]

Grab a refurbished Acer Chromebook for just $99 today

If you have been considering picking up a Chromebook, you won’t want to miss out on this deal. Right now you can grab a refurbished Acer Chromebook for just $ 99, which is 50% of its original price. While it may not be the latest, nor the greatest Chromebook out there, it does come with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and an 11.6-inch display.

This model will run Android apps when the functionality is finally  [Read More…]

Acer Chromebook R13 review

Acer made one of the first great Chromebooks with the C720. The R13 has what it takes to be the next great Chromebook.

The Acer Chromebook R13 is the latest in the new breed of Chromebooks designed with Android apps in mind.

Besides the things inside that better support Android apps (sensors and the like), the 13.3-inch screen flips a full 180-degrees for a tablet experience. Android and Google Play support is moving through the Chrome  [Read More…]

Acer refreshes its tablet, phone, and Chromebook lineup at IFA 2016

IFA 2016 in Berlin, Germany kicks off on Friday and we’re already seeing companies detail its new product lineups. Acer is one of the first to take the wraps off the new devices that will be offered up to consumers soon. Of note are some very interesting phones, a brand new tablet, and a compelling

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…]