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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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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 […]

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Acer Predator Orion 5000

Acer’s Predator line is expanding in a big way this year with several new gaming desktops. The Predator Orion 5000 (starts at $ 1,499.99; $ 2,099.99 as tested) is the middle sibling, and the second we’re testing following its gargantuan brother, the Predator Orion 9000. It’s much downsized in build, power, and price, a midrange […]

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Acer Swift 7 (2018)

Acer’s Swift 7 ultraportable is back, and with a profile just over a third of an inch thick, it’s holding on to its bragging rights as the world’s thinnest laptop. It’s no humble-brag, either: It’s going to be tough for any laptop maker to top this machine on thinness, seeing as the profile is barely […]

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Acer Nitro 5 (2018)

True budget gaming laptops—models well under a grand—aren’t as plentiful as some budget-conscious shoppers may like, so it’s always nice to see when new contenders hit the market. The refreshed Acer Nitro 5 ($ 749.99 as tested) is one such system, keeping its price hundreds below the bar while offering modest power for grinding through […]

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Acer Spin 3 (SP314-51-38XK)

We recently raved about the $ 329.99 Acer Spin 1, the Taiwanese tech giant’s least expensive 2-in-1 convertible laptop. The Spin 3 ($ 499.99) is Acer’s next step up, slotting in above the Spin 1 and below the Spins 5 and 7. As budget 2-in-1s go, the Spin 3 has a good feature set and […]