Video: Acer Spin 1 Review

The Acer Spin 1 is entry level 11 inch laptop from Acer with a folding touch screen. Priced around £300 this is a budget device that has some comprises for price but also some nice features. Here is my review and checkout my hands on video at the bottom of…

Acer TravelMate Spin B1 Hands On (pre-production version)

The TravelMate Spin B1 (or B118, to give it its full name) could be seen as a last hurrah in the battle to win over the hearts and minds of the classroom in the face of a tsunami of Chromebooks. Acer have a horse in both races (see the N11…

Acer Predator 21X Hands On

The Acer Predator 21X laptop – and you would need a heck of a big lap to perch this thing on your knees – is an example of a company saying “look what we can do” to all and sundry. With a price point north of £9000, it serves as…

Video: Acer Switch Alpha 12 Review

The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is two in one convertible very much in the style of a Surface Pro 4 but with a difference and that is mainly the price. At first glance the Alpha 12 looks very much like a Surface Pro 4 but it actually has some nice…

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….

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