Hands on with the Acer Nitro 50 gaming PC

In this video, I look at the Acer Nitro 50 gaming PC. The Nitro 50 is a budget gaming PC starting at £599. There a few different configurations on sale, and the one I am looking at has an Intel i3-8100 processor, 4GB of RAM, 1TB storage and a NVIDIA…

Acer announces new convertible gaming notebook, the Triton 900

Today at CES in Las Vegas Acer unveiled the Predator Triton 900 a new gaming laptop with a NVIDA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU. The Triton 900 has a 17.9 inch 4k screen which flips around and is packed with desktop rivalling components. There is an 8th gen Intel Core H…

Acer launches new Windows Mixed Reality Headset

Today at IFA in Berlin, Acer have launched a brand new Windows Mixed Reality headset. The new headset has detachable design, built in audio and adjustable IPD. The front of the headset detaches so you can clean it, and here is a hard strap or soft washable head strap. For…

Acer Holo 360 Camera Review (with video)

In this review, I will be looking at the Acer Holo 360 camera. Since getting in to virtual reality, I have become interested in 360-degree pictures and videos. You can take 360 photos using a smart phone but it requires you to take multiple shots and then they are stitched…

Video: Acer Swift 5 lightweight laptop review

In this video, I take a look the Acer Swift 5. The model I have has an Intel i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD drive. This configuration comes in around £800 and is extremely light so is this a road warrior’s dream machine? Specs: Intel Core i7 8…

Video: Acer Switch 5 review. A better option than a Surface Pro?

Since Microsoft introduced the Surface range we have seen OEMs step up and compete directly with Microsoft’s devices. The Acer Switch 5 is a direct answer to the Surface Pro range with a detachable keyboard, kick stand, pen and convertible form factor. Design There is no doubt that the Switch…

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Video: Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop review

In this video I take a quick look at the Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop. The review model is an i5 based version which comes in at £799 on Amazon, which is by gaming laptop standards is almost a budget device. Specs The Nitro 5 has an Intel i5-7300HQ processor,…

Windows Mixed Reality versus Oculus Rift

After spending a little more time than I probably should have playing with… er… reviewing Virtual Reality offerings from Microsoft (in the form of the Acer headset) and Oculus, it is time to lay out the pros and cons of these deeply unfashionable items of headwear and consider where best…

Microsoft unveil ARM powered Always Connected PCs

Today at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit Microsoft’s Terry Myerson, Windows and Devices Group Executive Vice President unveiled the new ARM powered Windows laptops that provide always connected, instant on and battery life measured in days. One of the devices is an ASUS NovaGo an Gigabit LTE laptop powered by a…

Acer Chromebook 11 N7 Review

Chromebooks fit into that category of devices whose time has almost come. Taking aside some of the more excessive outliers (I’m looking at you, Google Pixel) a Chromebook is a very inexpensive way of getting hold of a laptop on which one can do some everyday office tasks. Coming in…

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