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Acer launches new Chromebooks featuring LTE and 20-hour battery life

Acer announced a bunch of new laptops at CES earlier this month, including the new AMD Ryzen-equipped Chromebook Spin 514. The company is now further expanding its offering with four new Chromebooks. The company has launched the new Chromebook 511, Chromebook 311, Chromebook Spin 512, and Chromebook Spin 511. Aimed at the education sector, these...

Acer unveils new Predator Triton and Helios gaming notebooks alongside Nitro 5 refresh

With Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA announcing new CPUs and GPUs for laptops at CES 2021, we have more upgraded notebooks coming from Acer. The company has announced refreshed versions of the Predator Triton 300 SE, Predator Helios 300, and Acer Nitro 5. While the Predator Triton SE and the Nitro 5 get Intel’s new 11th-gen...

The Acer Nitro XV282K KV is the company’s first 4K UHD, 144Hz, HDR400 monitor with HDMI 2.1

Acer has announced a total of three new monitors under its gaming brands Nitro and Predator, with an impressive specification set that makes them latest-gen-console ready. As part of the company’s CES 2021 announcements, Acer has also announced the all-new AMD-powered Acer Spin 514 Chromebook.Acer Nitro XV282K KV Coming back to the monitors, the highlight of...

Acer’s Chromebook Spin 514 features AMD’s Ryzen 3000 mobile processor

Acer isn’t waiting for CES 2021 to kick off to announce new products. The company on Thursday introduced the Chromebook Spin 514, which sports AMD’s latest Zen-based Ryzen 3000 processor for Chromebooks. Acer is billing the device as a “go-anywhere” workhouse that’s great for streaming and working from home. It features a reinforced metal chassis, which...

These are the best laptops you can buy in December 2020

Apart from many tasks that one can achieve from a notebook, the best smartphones have gone way beyond. You can click amazing pictures and videos, binge watch your favorite TV shows, or even pay money without ever reaching for your wallet. But even to this date, most people continue to rely on laptops to get...

These are the best AMD Ryzen laptops: Surface Laptop 3, ROG Zephyrus G14 and More

AMD has become quite competitive when it comes to CPU processors in the past few years. Not only does it have a solid lineup for desktops, but the company's mobile processors have proven to be better than Intel on numerous occasions. While Intel continues to dominate the market in terms of sheer volume, ‘Team-Red’ offers...

Here are the best Thunderbolt 3 laptops: Dell XPS 15, Apple MacBook Air and More

Data transfer speeds have grown exponentially in the past few years, be it mobile networks or your local storage media. Similarly, the good old USB has also become quite reliable when it comes to transferring large amounts of data over a wide bandwidth. Intel had announced Thunderbolt 4 earlier this year but it might take...

Acer Halo is a Google Assistant-powered smart speaker with DTS audio

Acer has joined the smart speaker party with an impressively specced first offering—the Acer Halo. The speaker, which hits American shelves in early 2021, is among the first to offer DTS sound processing at a surprisingly modest price tag, which should give it a competitive advantage over the competition. The Halo promises to offer “high-quality audio...

Acer Chromebook Spin 513 range brings Snapdragon 7c and LTE

Acer has announced the first Chromebook range to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The Acer Chromebook Spin 513 and Acer Chromebook Enterprise 513 are powered by the Snapdragon 7c Compute platform, which is designed to give some nippy performance in diminutive size, combining the best of mobile and laptop technologies. The Snapdragon 7c is...

Critical MediaTek rootkit affecting millions of Android devices has been out in the open for months

On the first Monday of every month, Google publishes the Android Security Bulletin, a page that discloses all the security vulnerabilities and their patches submitted by Google themselves or other third-parties. Today was no exception: Google just made public the Android Security Bulletin for March 2020. One of the vulnerabilities that are documented in the...

28 older Chromebooks now support Linux apps

More Chromebooks from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung have received Linux app support. The change, which landed Thursday, will apply to some Chromebooks that released in 2015-2017, running Intel Braswell architecture and Kernel 3.18.As expected, the Chrome developers have dutifully backported Linux app support to [some more!] older Chromebooks. This update brings support...

18 Chromebooks from Acer, Asus, Lenovo, & Dell receive Linux app support

Eighteen Chromebooks based on Intel Apollo Lake architecture, which includes many from brands such as Acer, Asus, Lenovo, and Dell, get Linux app support in one fell swoop. In a change that landed Wednesday morning, the developers switched on Linux app support for all Apollo Lake Chromebooks under the baseboards Reef and Coral. See below for a...