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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...

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...

User gets Google Play Store working on 2014 Acer Chromebook C720P

As you may already know, Google's Chrome OS is a pretty minimalist browser-based operating system with simplicity in mind. They have never been used as powerhouses or for power-intensive tasks. But, installing Android apps via Play Store on Chromebooks has been possible for a while now. Unfortunately, not all Chrome OS devices are supported. Many...

The Asus Chromebook Flip C101 is the next Chromebook to get Linux app support

Mere hours after we provided a definitive list of Chromebooks with and without Linux app support, a commit landed on the Chromium Gerrit confirming that Linux app support will arrive on the Asus Chromebook Flip C101. The Asus Chromebook Flip C101 is an all-aluminium 10.1-inch 2-in-1 with the same processor (OP1/Rockchip RK339) as the Samsung Chromebook Plus....

Here’s a list of Chromebooks with Linux app support

Linux apps on Chrome OS made their debut on the Google Pixelbook at Google I/O this year. Since then, support has come quietly to more Chromebooks, new and old. Here's a list of all the Chromebooks that support the functionality. Linux apps on Chrome OS This is a new feature that allows users to start up Linux...

Acer Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 to support Linux apps out of the box

Along with a host of other high-end devices from other brands, the Acer Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 will support Linux apps at launch, according to a recent Chromium commit. Google has been working with a number of device makers on a new range of high-end Chromebooks with enterprise features. Nami is the umbrella...

The first Chrome OS tablet is officially the Acer Chromebook Tab 10

The slow evolution of Chrome OS from a browser-based desktop OS to a more Android-like touch-optimized OS has been well documented. More Android features are brought to Chrome OS every week. We've seen in-line replies, a touch-friendly launcher, Google Assistant, lock screen notifications, floating keyboard, and split-screen mode. There has also been an influx of...