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Were Acer's Aspire S5 an episode of Friends, it'd be "The One With the Motorized Port Cover," and if you've ever seen an episode of Thunderbirds, then you'll know how satisfying it is to watch the mechanized housing in action. Still, was this device worth $1,400 just for the excuse to hum this mus...

November 3rd 2013 at 10:08pm 0 Comments
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How did our reviewer describe Acer's Aspire V5? We said that for a little bit more money, you could you do better. It's hardly the nicest thing that's ever been said about a low budget laptop with robust specifications, albeit with a pretty dodgy battery life. Some of you probably heeded our advic...

July 28th 2013 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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We first met Acer's Aspire S7 at Computex in 2012, and since then it's gone through a major overhaul to become the Aspire S7-392 -- a Haswell-equipped Ultrabook that's now available in the US. You can choose between two models up for sale at retail outlets and on Acer's online store, with the chea...

July 23rd 2013 at 11:19pm 0 Comments
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If Acer's Aspire S5 were an episode of Friends, it'd be forever known as "The One with the Motorized Port Cover." Unfortunately, while it was cool to have a complex, Thunderbirds-esque mechanical loading sequence on the laptop, it did make using its USB ports a bit of a chore. Furthermore, lacklus...

June 16th 2013 at 10:57pm 0 Comments
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No, we're not making this up. We've always thought the Aspire R7 bore an uncanny resemblance to the USS Enterprise, and now it appears that Acer's officially in on the fun, too. Our friends at Engadget Chinese stumbled upon a new version of the starship-esque convertible at Acer's Computex booth t...

June 5th 2013 at 11:27pm 0 Comments
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Choice, you say? Acer's newest laptop duo is offering that in spades. At a gala this morning in New York City, the company rolled out quite the arrangement of new kit -- not the least of which was a revamped Aspire V5 and Aspire V7. The two lines ship with a 14- or 15.6-inch display, giving users...

May 3rd 2013 at 12:26pm 0 Comments