Garry and Richard’s Fireside Chat – Acer Live Blog Part 3

In this penultimate (and very late) chat the Acer Switch 12 keeps on rocking – managing to download and install the latest Windows 10 insider build on a single battery charge.  Richard delivers a rock and roll rider requirement attributed to one of Led Zeppelin, Terrorvision or Carl Cox (depending…

Garry and Richard’s Fireside Chat – Acer Live Blog Part 2

Garry and Richard are on-brand for the second attempt at their second fireside chat. Richard is very impressed with the resemblance his Acer Swift 3 has to a certain fruit-based laptop, particularly for an entry level machine. Garry, on the other hand, has a bit of an obsession with the…

Garry and Richard’s Fireside Chat – Acer Live Blog Part 1

Garry and Richard reflect on Day 1 of the Acer Live Blog.  Garry brags about the epic battery life of the Acer Swift 5 while Richard discloses his inability to configure a Windows 10 power plan.  Richard proves that size matters with the astonishingly thin and fanless Swift 7 but…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #579 – Hardware

Welcome to this week’s podcast where we have a bit of a focus on hardware. Jason, Garry and I talk about some of the recent tablets and laptops we have recently reviewed and how OEMS are filling in the gaps in Microsoft’s Surface product range. Plu we talk Windows 10, automation…

Acer Switch Alpha 12 Hands On Review (Video)

The slightly awkward name aside, the Switch 12 is a 12 inch hybrid laptop that takes concepts seen in Microsoft’s Surface Pro line and repackages them in a way that is both appealing to the eyes and the pocket. Design Lets get this out of the way first. The Switch…

Acer Swift 3 Hands On Review (Video)

The Swift 3 is another plank in Acer’s strategy to simplify its range of consumer and business portables. With the Swift 7 firmly placed at the premium end of the line-up, the Swift 5 occupying the mid-range workhorse slot, the Swift 3 represents the entry point for most consumer users….

Acer Swift 7 Hands On Review (Video)

Like many, I had a fixed idea of what Acer did in the mobile computing space. Serviceable, but unexciting laptops or Chromebooks with a near infinite range of bewildering product codes and model numbers. After spending some time in the company of the new 2016 Swift 7, I’ve had to…

Video: Acer Aspire R11 review, traditional laptop with 360 hinge

Another budget device up for review, this is the traditional styled Acer Aspire R11 laptop. While it’s a traditional style device it also has a touch screen and a 360 degree hinge so its not just your bog standard laptop. This is a low cost device that I found on sale…

Video: Acer Aspire Switch 11 V Review

My last Acer review was of the rather chunky and very traditionally designed Aspire V15 whereas this review is of a device at the opposite end of the spectrum the two-in-one Aspire Switch 11 V. The Switch 11 V is an update to the Switch 11 which I reviewed last…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #551 – Just Call Garry

Welcome to this week’s podcast. Jason and I talk about the updates to the current ring released this week. We talk about Microsoft getting rid of the of the FM Radio app in Windows 10 Mobile, we talk about new Redstone builds, 300 million Windows 10 devices and then end…

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