Acer’s first Chromebooks with Snapdragon 7c offer low-cost LTE

By acer, Chrome OS, chromebook, chromebook spin 513, computer, engadget, gear, google assistant, laptop, laptops, News, personal computing, smart speaker, snapdragon 7c

Acer is still finding ways to produce stand-out Chromebooks. The PC maker has unveiled its first Chrome OS laptops with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c, the Chromebook Spin 513 and its Enterprise Spin 513 counterpart, and both promise to keep you goi…

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How to buy a gaming laptop

By acer, alienware, area 51m r2, Asus, blade, commerce, dell, engadget, g5 15, gaming, gaming laptops, gear, News, predator triton 500, razer, rog zephyrus g14, thebuyersguide

For a few years now, gaming laptops have been some of the most intriguing PCs around. They’ve gotten thinner and lighter, naturally — but they’ve also become vastly more powerful and efficient, making them suitable for both work and play. They…

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Acer gaming laptops add RTX Super graphics and 10th-gen Intel CPUs

By acer, computer, conceptd 7, engadget, gaming, gear, geforce rtx 2080 super, geforce rtx 2080 super max-q, laptop, Nitro 5, nvidia, pc, personal computing, personalcomputing, predator triton 500, rtx 2080 super, rtx 2080 super max-q

Acer is joining a flurry of PC makers in adopting the next wave of NVIDIA and Intel chips inside its laptops. It's updating its 15.6-inch Predator Triton 500 (above) and Nitro 5 (below) gaming portables to use NVIDIA's new GeFo…

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Logitech and Herman Miller team up to design ergonomic gaming furniture

By acer, athletes, Business, chair, design, engadget, ergonomic, esports, furniture, gadgetry, Gadgets, gamers, gaming, gear, herman miller, logitech, logitech g, personal computing, personalcomputing, progaming

Plenty of gaming chairs look cool, but whether or not they’re actually good for your back is another question. Furniture company Herman Miller and Logitech’s gaming hardware brand Logitech G want to change that. They’re teaming up to create a line of…

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The latest Chrome OS education devices will get updates for eight years (updated)

By acer, Asus, Chrome OS, chromebook, coppa, Education, engadget, GDPR, gear, google, google education, homework, Internet, lenovo, personal computing, personalcomputing, students, teachers

To help schools get more out of their limited resources, Google is extending the length of time it plans to support new Chrome OS education devices with security and platform updates. Starting this year, the latest education devices from Lenov…

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The best gadgets of 2019

By acer, Amazon, amd, apple, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, google, home, hp, intel, lenovo, Microsoft, Mobile, nvidia, personal computing, personalcomputing, Samsung, thebuyersguide, yir2019

It’s the end of the year, and everyone from Santa to Time is making lists. Engadget is no different. Each year, we take stock of the hits and misses from the past twelve months to inform us as we look ahead. But as we hurtle towards the close of a de…

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Acer’s Predator PowerGem could boost CPU performance by over 12 percent

By acer, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gear, ifa2019, personal computing, personalcomputing, powergem, predator powergem, thermal interface material, tim

Between some powerful updates to its creator-focused ConceptD PC series and new Predator gaming laptops, Acer wanted to show off its latest component innovations on stage. At the company’s IFA press event, Acer boss Jason Chen brandished the Predator…

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Acer adds RTX Quadro power to its high-end ConceptD laptops

By acer, acer conceptd, acer conceptd 3, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, ifa2019, laptops, Microsoft, nvidia, nvidia quadro, personal computing, personalcomputing, quadro

Acer is chasing the creative professional with the pro-grade line of ConceptD laptops it launched in April. These powerful notebooks with rich, accurate displays come in eye-catching designs that help them stand out even as other laptops…

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Acer’s Predator Triton 300 is its new entry-level gaming laptop

By acer, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gear, ifa2019, personal computing, personalcomputing, predator, predator triton 300, triton 300, triton 500

With waves of GPU upgrades and Intel processor refreshes keeping things interesting, gaming laptop competition has never been fiercer. In a bid to pick up gamers not quite willing to spend thousands of dollars on their rig, the Predator Triton…

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The best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: Best of the rest

By acer, aceraspire, Amazon, Asus, blue, bose, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, hyperx, instantpot, partner, plantronics, primeday2019, syndicated, thewirecutter, weego, wirecutter, zenbook13

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissions. that support its work. Read Wirecutter’s continuously updated li…

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PC makers are getting better at copying smartphone innovation

By acer, Asus, computex2019, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, hp, intel, laptops, lenovo, Microsoft, Mobile, pc, personal computing, personalcomputing, Qualcomm, Samsung

For a long time, the PC industry was stagnating. Computer makers had grown comfortable with iterative annual updates to their devices, relying on yearly processor advancements to push consumers to buy new laptops. But recently, things changed….

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Acer’s Nitro 5 and Swift 3 laptops pack the latest AMD Ryzen processors

By acer, amd, computer, computex2019, engadget, gaming, gear, laptop, Nitro 5, pc, personal computing, personalcomputing, ryzen, ryzen mobile, swift 3

Acer isn’t just sticking to Intel for chips in its latest laptops. The company has rolled out versions of its Nitro 5 gaming laptop and Swift 3 thin-and-light that pack second-generation Ryzen Mobile processors. The 15.6-inch Nitro 5 (above) carries…

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These gaming laptops pack the latest Intel and NVIDIA hardware

By 9th gen mobile core, acer, Asus, computer, cpu, dell, engadget, gaming, gear, gpu, graphics, intel, laptop, lenovo, msi, nvidia, personal computing, personalcomputing

If you prefer your PC gaming in portable form, you’re enjoying an embarrassment of riches right now. Intel has unveiled gaming-friendly 9th-generation Core laptop processors, while NVIDIA has unveiled GTX 16-series mobile GPUs that promise solid perf…

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Acer updates select laptops with the latest from Intel and NVIDIA

By 1660ti, 9th gen mobile core, acer, aspire 7, cpu, engadget, gaming laptop, gaming notebook, gear, geforce, geforce gtx 1650, gpu, i7-9750h, intel, intel core, Nitro 5, nitro 7, nvidia, personal computing, personalcomputing, predator helios 300

This morning, Intel debuted its 9th-generation mobile core processor, the i9-9980HK, and revealed a slew of other 9th-gen chips. In the hours following, a wave of gaming laptop makers announced that they’re adding the new chips and the latest NVIDIA…

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15 things you couldn’t do 15 years ago

By 0, acer, Amazon, amd, apple, Asus, at&t, blackberry, canon, dell, engadget, entertainment, facebook, gaming, gear, google, hp, HTC, intel, lenovo, lg, Microsoft, nikon, nintendo, Nokia, nvidia, Opinion, Samsung, Sony, sprint, T-Mobile, tomorrow, verizon

A lot has changed since Engadget was born, both in the gadgets we use and what we do with them on a regular basis. When the site started in 2004, fitness trackers, voice assistants and electric cars were the stuff of fiction. Now most of these…

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Acer’s latest Chromebooks for schools include models with AMD chips

By acer, amd, chromebook, chromebook311, chromebookspin311, chromeos, computer, Education, engadget, gear, laptop, pc, personal computing, personalcomputing, School

Acer is hoping to shake up its school-ready Chromebooks in the same way it did with its everyday models. The company has introduced no less than six new Chromebooks for education, including two AMD-powered models. The 11.6-inch Chromebook Sp…

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Gaming laptops are getting wonderfully weird in 2019

By acer, amd, apple, Asus, ces2019, dell, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gaminglaptops, gear, nvidia, personal computing, personalcomputing, rtxlaptops

The gaming laptop renaissance is upon us. For the past few years, they’ve been getting thinner, lighter and more powerful, thanks to NVIDIA’s 10-series Max-Q graphics cards. But this year at CES, they got truly weird and wild. Alienware’s Area 51m le…

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Acer’s Predator Triton 900 is a $4,000 gaming laptop with a crazy hinge

By acer, engadget, gaming, gear, personal computing, personalcomputing, predator, predatortriton, triton500, triton900

Back at IFA, Acer first showed us the Predator Triton 900, a computer that doesn’t look like your average gaming laptop thanks to the company’s impressively-engineered but unusual “Ezel Aero Hinge” display design. Acer didn’t have much to say about i…

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The best laptops to give as gifts

By acer, aero15x, Asus, chromebook, chromebookflip, chromeos, dell, engadget, gear, gigabyte, hgg2018, laptops, macbookair, macosx, Microsoft, personal computing, personalcomputing, spin3, surface, surfacego, windows, xps13

Even at the cheaper end, laptops make for expensive gifts, and with tons of options out there, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. Let us help simplify things for you. If you check out our 2018 holiday gift guide, you’ll see we narrowed our s…

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The best and worst gaming laptop brands of 2018

By acer, alienware, aorus, Asus, dell, engadget, gaming, gaminglaptop, gear, gigabyte, hp, laptopmag, lenovo, msi, origin, partner, personal computing, personalcomputing, razer, syndicated

Gaming laptops are awesome. In some cases, they are highly configurable powerhouses with their own light shows, and in others, they are bargain machines that offer just enough oomph to play the latest and greatest PC games. But there’s a lot to consi…

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Ask Engadget: Do I buy, build… or both?

By acer, ask engadget, askengadget, bts2018, dell, diy, do it yourself, doityourself, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, Microsoft, personal computing, personalcomputing

The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we’ve known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac…

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Acer’s business-focused Chromebooks arrive in September

By acer, Business, chromebook, chromebook13, chromebookspin13, chromeos, computer, engadget, gear, laptop, pc, personal computing, personalcomputing

Acer’s entry into the premium Chromebook space is nearly here. The company has announced that both the conventional Chromebook 13 and convertible Chromebook Spin 13 (above) will come to North America in September at respective starting prices of $65…

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