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Acer Swift 3 (2019) review

Powerful graphics and affordable price tags don’t usually go together. That can be a problem for students or creative professionals on a budget. Acer’s 2019 refresh of its Swift 3 14-inch laptop is a prime example – it’s right at the premium cutoff of $ 1,000 and it includes an Nvidia GeForce MX150 that’s good […]

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Acer Nitro XV3 (XV273K)

When Acer and Asus announced their first 4K 144Hz monitors at CES 2017, many gamers were skeptical that these displays would be affordable for years. Well, here in 2019, every 4K 144Hz gaming display on the market at the start of the year still ran you $ 1,200, minimum—at least, until the Acer Nitro XV3 […]

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Acer Chromebook 514

Acer’s Chromebook 514 (starts at $ 349; $ 499 as tested) is an upscale Chromebook with a 14-inch screen. Priced higher than a fan-fave and PCMag Editors’ Choice winner from Acer, the Acer Chromebook 14, it brings to the table improved portability, a sleek aluminum design, and the option for touch-input tech. Once you add […]

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Acer Swift 5

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The lightest 15.6-inch laptop the world has ever seen, Acer’s 2.2-pound Swift 5 is a design landmark whose portability outweighs its minor imperfections. PCMag.com Latest Articles

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Acer Predator Triton 500

The all-new Predator Triton 500 is Acer’s new benchmark among gaming laptops. A high-end model with a trim, light body, the Triton 500 (starts at $ 1,799.99; $ 2,499.99 as tested) packs Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics and a 15.6-inch screen. While the GPU’s power takes a hit to fit in this chassis, the […]

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Acer Swift 5 vs. Dell XPS 15

Mark Coppock/Digital Trends Some laptops, like Dell’s XPS 15, aim to be all-around performers and fit well in a variety of environments. Others, like Acer’s 2019 Swift 5, are laser-focused on a single attribute — in this case, on being the lightest 15-inch laptop in the world. Is it better to be a Jack of […]

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Acer Aspire 3 (A315-41-R98U)

Acer’s Aspire 3 is a big-screen budget laptop that delivers a roomy 15.6-inch display, a comfortable keyboard, and horsepower for productivity work—and even a bit more. Our $ 529.99 review model (Acer’s identifier is A315-41-R98U), based on an AMD Ryzen CPU with on-chip Vega graphics and an SSD boot drive, dips under $ 500 at […]

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Acer Chromebook Spin 13

As Chromebooks go, the Acer Chromebook Spin 13 is about as far from the plastic budget archetype as they come. The Spin 13 (starts at $ 699.99, $ 899.99 as tested) lounges at the luxury end of the Chromebook spectrum, but unlike the similarly spiffy Google Pixelbook, it spends its capital on aluminum ruggedness rather […]

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Acer Nitro 50

Expensive gaming desktops draw most of the attention, with features and components as flashy as their case lighting. But the reality? Most shoppers are looking for something a bit more reasonably priced. The Acer Nitro 50 (starts at $ 846.99; $ 1,199.99 as tested) is one of those more modest options, a small tower that […]

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The Acer Predator 17 gaming laptop can replace your desktop PC for $999

The bridge between gaming laptops and desktop PCs has been shrinking in recent years. Better computer hardware and more thermally efficient laptop designs have yielded considerable improvements, with the Acer Predator laptop lineup being a shining example of impressive and cost-effective alternatives to bulky custom-build desktop PCs. The Acer Predator 17 could in particular be considered […]

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Acer Aspire 5 (A515-51-58HD)

It’s an eye-catching claim on the box and palm-rest sticker of the Acer Aspire 5 (A515-51-58HD): “20GB Memory.” Can a $ 499.99 laptop really come with that much RAM? A second glance reveals the catch: There’s only 4GB of system memory. The other 16GB is Intel Optane Memory, which serves as an intelligent cache to […]