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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

Back in the ’80s, ABC had a proto-reality show called That’s Incredible! The network should bring it back. The first guest could be someone standing on stage holding the new Acer Swift 5 ($ 999.99). The Acer replaces the 2.4-pound LG Gram 15 as the world’s lightest 15.6-inch laptop—at 2.2 pounds, it feels like a […]

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Acer Predator Triton 500

[unable to retrieve full-text content] High-end GeForce RTX graphics and an advanced feature set in a trim bod make Acer’s Predator Triton 500 a worthy gaming laptop. Just a few modest issues keep it from RTX-laptop alpha status. PCMag.com Latest Articles

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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 Swift 5 (2019) review

Acer is on a mission to make laptops thinner and lighter, at any cost. Many times, that quest for portability leaves some unfortunate compromises. When Acer started calling  the Acer Swift 5 the “world’s lightest notebook PC with a 15-inch display,” we had our worries. We looked at a $ 1,000 configuration of the Swift […]

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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 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 […]