Acer announced several new notebooks, Chromebooks and gaming machines at its annual Next@Acer event in New York yesterday. Here are our faves.
Sometimes it’s nice to look at the world in a different way. And we don’t just mean though colour-tinted glasses or by peering between your own legs. We mean peering at a whole new reality, or a reworked version of the one we’re used to, at least. That’s what you get from Acer’s Windows Mixed Reality headset, a (relatively) affordable bit of virtual reality (VR) gear ...[Read More]
This year’s IFA event in Berlin is underway, and Acer was one of the first companies out the gate with announcements of new products. These include a super light-weight pair of Swift 5 laptops (a 15in and a 14in), the inclusion of 4G/LTE in the Swift 3 range, updates to the Aspire series, and a complete set of new ‘Nitro’ gaming accessories. Get Swifty Acer’s big news is a ...[Read More]
Acer, at an event in New York yesterday, revealed the devices that we can expect to see from the company for the next few months. Leading the pack, in performance as well as (probable) pricing is Acer’s new high-end Intel-toting gaming notebook flagship, the Predator Helios 500. An evolution of the Predator Helios 300 which launched last year — yes, even here in South Africa — th...[Read More]
We take a look at the Acer Swift 7 laptop. Review unit supplied by Acer. Shot using Fujifilm X-T2 and XT20 cameras c/o Fujifilm.
Acer’s Predator range has always been very good at one thing in particular: looking the part. The Predator series has always looked extremely aggressive but for once it might fully live up to its title — the newly-unveiled Acer Predator Orion 9000 is set to be a beast of a desktop PC. Even though the name sounds like it was drawn from a hat filled with badass military codenames, the Pr...[Read More]
Back in September 2016 Acer revealed the Predator 21 X, the world’s first curved gaming notebook. Why you’d want something like that is between you and your conscience but if you were hoping to be the first of your social circle to wield Acer’s insanely high-end 21in notebook hardware then you might want to sit down. The company announced the pricing for the 21 X at CES 2017 and ...[Read More]
We’re all for gaming notebooks. Being able to frag people anywhere there’s an internet connection (and a wall socket) with a flashy oversized notebook is practically a requirement for high-end gaming these days. But Acer’s Predator 21X, announced last week at IFA 2016 in Berlin, takes everything that we’ve seen so far and turns it up to 11. Let’s just start with the P...[Read More]
Starbreeze is a game studio that has made some of our favourite titles, like 2004’s The Chronicle of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and their most recent success in Payday 2, but they’ve gone in a slightly different direction with the StarVR headset. And they’re not alone – computer maker Acer will be helping to shape the hardware. Starbreeze has announced that it will be...[Read More]
The word ‘predator’ evokes a series of images, each more bloody and brutal than the last. That Acer has taken the title for its gaming-centred gear means that the Acer Predator 17 has got a lot to live up to. The likes of Asus, MSI and Gigabyte have long been better-known names in the gaming sphere, at least in South Africa. Acer’s gaming support here has been spotty, at best. Th...[Read More]
This time last year Acer unveiled an overwhelming range of products in New York. From laptops, tablets and 2-in-1s to wearables, smartphones, and a full range of gaming gear. The Taiwanese consumer electronics company showed off so many devices — not all of them eventually coming to fruition — it was hard for those in attendance, let alone consumers, to keep track. This year’s a ...[Read More]