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Acer launches the world’s smallest 4K projector

Adding its name to the large array of products we saw at IFA 2017, Acer has announced two new projectors. The first is, according to Acer, the world’s tiniest 4K UHD laser projector – the VL7860 (pictured above). The VL7860’s body is about 50cm long, and 33cm wide – but it can throw a 120in, 3840 x 2160 resolution picture using similar Texas Instruments tech found in the Benq X12000 does. The chip inside has a lower-than-4K resolution, but the rapid mirror switching between two lower resolution images creates a 4K image…

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Acer Reveals New Ryzen Desktops, Predator Gaming Laptops

Acer teased new Aspire GX desktops featuring AMD’s Ryzen 7 1700X processor and revealed the Predator Helios 300 and Predator Triton 700 gaming laptops at an event in New York today. The company offered the least information about the new Aspire GX desktops. We received a few pictures of one product, were told that the “performance oriented” desktops are supposed to be “capable of handling graphic-intensive tasks for smooth everyday entertainment and gaming,” and got a May 2017 release window.…

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Acer Announces New Aspire, Swift Laptops

Acer introduced new members of the Aspire and Swift laptop series during its announcement-filledevent in New York. We’ll start with the Aspire laptops. Acer divided the products into three categories in a press release: the “family-and-student focused” Aspire 1 and Aspire 3, the “practical and mainstream” Aspire 5, and the “top-of-the-line” Aspire 7. It’s not hard to figure out how the company decided on those categories. The Aspire 1 is restricted to Intel Celeron or Pentium processors and integrated graphics,…

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Acer Aspire VX 15 Budget Gaming Laptop

Acer’s Predator lineup caters to gamers looking for considerable gaming horsepower in a portable package. The Predator 17, which we recently reviewed, fulfills that promise with aplomb. But some of us are on a tighter budget, and even mid-tier gaming laptops can be pricey. A slew of gaming laptops featuring Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 GPU solves the budget issue, and Acer’s Aspire VX 15 is one of the company’s offerings in this class. We’ll put it through our laptop gauntlet…

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Acer Predator 17 Gaming Laptop

Will the Acer Predator 17 catch its prey? We put this gaming laptop through its paces. cer doesn’t have a long history in gaming laptops. The company has released several laptops with discrete graphics in the past, but the company’s serious foray into dedicated gaming laptops didn’t occur until 2015 with the announcement of its Predator series. The Predator laptop repertoire is still small, with only the Predator 15, 17, and 17X models in various configurations, but if Acer’s activity…

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Acer Updates Aspire V Notebooks, New Aspire VX 15 With GTX 1050Ti/1050 Graphics

Acer is among the long list of companies debuting products with the new mobile GTX 1050 Ti and 1050 graphics modules, and the company didn’t just update one of its previously-available models, it also debuted a brand-new laptop that offers both of the new desktop-class GPUs. The new Aspire V Nitro notebooks come in 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch models, and similar to its original design, the updated Black Edition laptops are loaded with USB Type-C ports that support video output and…

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Acer Updates Predator 17X With Kaby Lake, Reveals Pricing and Availability For 21X

Acer announced that its Predator 17X gaming laptop is receiving an update in the form of the latest Intel 7th generation processors (Kaby Lake) and Nvidia GeForce GTX 10-series graphics. It also revealed the pricing and availability for its massively-powerful Predator 21X, at which we got a sneak peak back at IFA. We first saw the 17X earlier this year as a late entry to Acer’s recently-expanded Predator lineup. The new version of the Acer Predator 17X comes equipped with…

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ACER’S ASPIRE GX COMES OUT OF NOWHERE TO BE THE FIRST PREBUILT RYZEN PC FROM A MAJOR VENDOR

When AMD launched its disruptive Ryzen processors earlier this year, none of the major prebuilt PC makers were on board. Sure, AMD’s press release included canned quotes from Dell, HP, and Lenovo executives talking up their excitement about the CPUs, but thus far, Ryzen (and AM4 motherboard) availability has been limited to DIY hardware and systems from boutique PC builders like Origin PC and Maingear. No more. As part of its [email protected] event in New York Thursday morning, Acer quietly—very…

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ACER’S ASPIRE GX COMES OUT OF NOWHERE TO BE THE FIRST PREBUILT RYZEN PC FROM A MAJOR VENDOR

When AMD launched its disruptive Ryzen processors earlier this year, none of the major prebuilt PC makers were on board. Sure, AMD’s press release included canned quotes from Dell, HP, and Lenovo executives talking up their excitement about the CPUs, but thus far, Ryzen (and AM4 motherboard) availability has been limited to DIY hardware and systems from boutique PC builders like Origin PC and Maingear. No more. As part of its [email protected] event in New York Thursday morning, Acer quietly—very…

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ACER’S ASPIRE GX COMES OUT OF NOWHERE TO BE THE FIRST PREBUILT RYZEN PC FROM A MAJOR VENDOR

When AMD launched its disruptive Ryzen processors earlier this year, none of the major prebuilt PC makers were on board. Sure, AMD’s press release included canned quotes from Dell, HP, and Lenovo executives talking up their excitement about the CPUs, but thus far, Ryzen (and AM4 motherboard) availability has been limited to DIY hardware and systems from boutique PC builders like Origin PC and Maingear. No more. As part of its [email protected] event in New York Thursday morning, Acer quietly—very…

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ACER’S ASPIRE GX COMES OUT OF NOWHERE TO BE THE FIRST PREBUILT RYZEN PC FROM A MAJOR VENDOR

When AMD launched its disruptive Ryzen processors earlier this year, none of the major prebuilt PC makers were on board. Sure, AMD’s press release included canned quotes from Dell, HP, and Lenovo executives talking up their excitement about the CPUs, but thus far, Ryzen (and AM4 motherboard) availability has been limited to DIY hardware and systems from boutique PC builders like Origin PC and Maingear. No more. As part of its [email protected] event in New York Thursday morning, Acer quietly—very…

HARDWARE

ACER’S ASPIRE GX COMES OUT OF NOWHERE TO BE THE FIRST PREBUILT RYZEN PC FROM A MAJOR VENDOR

When AMD launched its disruptive Ryzen processors earlier this year, none of the major prebuilt PC makers were on board. Sure, AMD’s press release included canned quotes from Dell, HP, and Lenovo executives talking up their excitement about the CPUs, but thus far, Ryzen (and AM4 motherboard) availability has been limited to DIY hardware and systems from boutique PC builders like Origin PC and Maingear. No more. As part of its [email protected] event in New York Thursday morning, Acer quietly—very…