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…]
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’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 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…]
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…]
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 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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]