Hardware

ACER ANNOUNCES LIQUID Z6 AND Z6 PLUS

Acer announced two new smartphones at IFA 2016 — a budget Android phone and a bigger and better sibling of it. First is the Acer Liquid Z6 which has a 5-inch HD display and a quad-core MediaTek6737 chipset. Its memory is on the low-side at just 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. There’s an 8MP rear camera, 2MP selfie shooter, and a 2000mAh battery inside. Due to its low specifications, it’s mainly targeted to budget consumers with a…

Hardware

ACER ASPIRE S 13 HANDS-ON REVIEW

KEY FEATURES 13in Full HD IPS display Weight: 1.35kg Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 U-suffix processors 15mm thick Up to 512GB SSD, 8GB RAM Manufacturer: Acer Hands-on with Acer’s cheap Ultrabook Acer has firmly placed itself back into the world of Ultrabooks, launching the brand-new 2016 Aspire S 13 laptop to take on the likes of Asus’ ZenBook UX305. Here are the four things I learned when I got hands-on: 1) IT’S GOING TO BE CHEAP And it feels…

Mobile

ACER LIQUID JADE PRIMO

The Liquid Jade Primo is Acer’s Windows 10 smartphone, and it has been hotly anticipated — well, in relative terms, it’s a Windows phone after all — since it was shown as a non-working model in September. The phone is ready to go on sale in the next few months, and we got a chance to try it out. The phone’s headline feature, and the reason it’s sparked so much interest, is Windows Continuum, which turns the phone into a…

Hardware

Acer’s new PC is not sure whether it’s an all-in-one or a tablet

One can argue that in today's world of crossover and hybrid computers, the only thing that really separates a portable PC from a non-portable one is the battery. If it has one, then it's a smartphone, phablet, tablet or a laptop; if it doesn't, it's some flavor of desktop PC. On Monday, at a company event in Taipei, Acer destroyed that notion by launching the Z3-700, an all-in-one PC that comes with a battery. The 17.3-inch, Windows 10 computer comes…