In this smartphone and tablet-powered era, the traditional desktop PC is looking rather antiquated. Moore’s Law continues to facilitate the development of smaller and smaller devices, and even laptops – historically the most functional of business tools – are becoming slimline and cool, with fully rotating screens that can also be detached as standalone devices. … Continue reading 5 Desktop PCs for under £500
Running until June 8, Taiwan’s largest consumer electronics show Computex is taking place this week with over 1,700 exhibitors showing off their wares – here’s what caught our eye. Asus unveiled yet more post-pc devices, with their newly announced Transformer Book Trio. It’s the world’s first three-in-one mobile device. The device has a detachable 11.6-inch … Continue reading Best of Computex 2013
Acer’s newly unveiled P3 Ultrabook looks to deliver the benefits of a full-featured laptop with the portability of a tablet, whilst trying to solve the age-old problem of choosing between a notebook, hybrid-laptop or tablet. The idea behind the P3 is to combine the portability of a laptop, the easy of use of a tablet … Continue reading Acer P3 Ultrabook: Uncompromised Computing
Despite Windows 8’s poor sales, there’s never been a better time to invest in a new laptop computer. With the new operating system, Microsoft has gone to great lengths to make Windows more of a lifestyle product by introducing touch capabilities and a completely new user interface, and this week Acer has just launched a … Continue reading Acer Aspire R7: Lifestyle Laptop Computing
All-in-one desktop computers have been around for a good few years, with Apple cornering the high-end look-at-me market a couple of years ago with the stunning iMac. Now it’s time for Windows 8 users to be treated to the style-over-substance world of all-in-one PC desktops available from the likes of Sony, Acer, HP and Dell. … Continue reading Acer All-In-One: Style Over Substance on Windows 8
Acer is extending its range of smartphones with the Acer Liquid Express – But will it live up to other premium smartphones? Following on from the launch of Acer’s first Liquid smartphone equipped with Android, Acer’s latest model is the company’s first NFC-equipped device. For those of you unaware of what NFC is abbreviated for, … Continue reading Acer Liquid Express: Because smartphones certainly aren’t getting any dumber!
What do you get if you combine the design of a notebook with the mobility of a Smartphone? Acer’s first Ultrabook, the Aspire S3 of course. With the benefit of hindsight we should have seen this one coming – a manoeuvre that conveniently blends the unique advantages of notebooks, tablet PCs and smartphones, into one … Continue reading The Acer Aspire S3 – Move over Notebooks, the Ultrabook generation has arrived!
Acer is bringing its latest all-in-one to a somewhat crowded market, with the likes of HP and Sony having recently released their own all-in-ones. But what just might make this one stand apart from the rest is Acer’s own TouchPortal interface (powered, by the way, by Sandy Bridge processors). The ‘Touch’ family of functions includes: … Continue reading Acer Aspire Z5761: A touching performance