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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…

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review (with video)

In this article I take a look at the new Acer Windows Mixed Reality headet. With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Microsoft introduced support for Windows Mixed Reality, which is Microsoft’s system of Virtual Reality and immersive experiences. Microsoft aren’t making their own mixed reality headsets (other than the…

Video: Acer Aspire 5 Review

In this video I take a look at the Acer Aspire 5 notebook. The Aspire 5 is a midrange device starting around £400 for the Intel Core i3 version going up to £700 for the i7 edition, my review unit is the slower Intel Core i3 version. First up here…

Video: A quick look at the Acer Swift 1

If you are looking for a budget laptop then you should consider the Acer Swift 1. The Swift 1 is a 14 inch laptop that sells for under £300, it should meant the needs of anyone wanting a basic laptop for browsing the web, causal games and perform basic office…

Video: Acer Predator 15 gaming laptop review

I don’t normally review gaming laptops as ultra-mobiles and two in one tablets are more my thing but I couldn’t resist Acer’s offer to review the Predator 15. The Acer Predator 15 comes in around £1400 (on Amazon) depending on the spec and is a serious gaming machine. Heavy Weight…

Video: A quick look at the Acer Aspire range

My final video from my Acer visit is a look at the new Acer Aspire range. In this video we get a quick tour of the features of the Aspire 3, Aspire 5 and Aspire 7. These are low to mid-range devices and they have some nice features such as…

Video: A quick look at the Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop

If you’re interested in a gaming laptop but don’t want to spend over £9000 on the Acer Predator 21X then checkout the Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop. The 300 packs an Intel Core i7 processor, GeForce GTX 1060 graphics chip, 15,6″ display, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD and dual fan…

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