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Amazon Prime Day Is Here, and We’ve Found Some Great Deals for You!

Amazon’s Prime Day event is running October 13th through 14th, giving you two days to save big on lots of items Amazon sells. Since Amazon basically sells everything, this has turned into a highly anticipated annual event. Here are some of the deals that have arrived in my inbox; I will add more over the next couple of days, so be sure to check back!


Qualcomm’s New 5G Computer Platform Will Bring Work from Home to a New Level

It feels like we’ve been hearing about 5G forever, but it’s for-real happening, and we’re going to be getting all sorts of awesome devices zipping YouTube to us faster than ever. And, sure, we also need connectivity for remote work. But also TikTok. Anyway, Qualcomm is already on their 2nd generation of 5G PC chips, being rolled out this year with Acer!


Acer Announces New Thin and Light Swift Laptops

The best part about laptops is the portability — you can work from your desk, your couch, and (pre-COVID) the local coffeehouse. Of course, the most crucial part of portability is that your laptop is light and not dependent on an outlet. Acer has got both covered with new Swift laptops running the Intel Evo platform.


Acer Predator Gaming Desktops Are Ready to Hunt Down the Competition

Acer makes a huge slate of PCs, and they make sure to throw some love towards gamers with their Predator line of accessories, computers, and monitors. They’re updating their Predator Orion line of desktops to support NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs, plus they’ve got a monitor that will keep up every frame of the way! Predator Orion 9000: Acer says this is for hardcore gamers, with the ability to handle any AAA titles, plus it comes with 3 Predator Frostblade fans to keep it from getting too toasty. Also, you can admire the whole setup with a tempered glass…


Acer Releases a Full Slate of Notebooks, Chromebooks, Desktops, and More!

Stressed about social distancing, confused about lockdowns, and generally feeling like the world has gone topsy turvy? You need some good old fashioned geeky retail therapy, and the good folks at Acer have your back with a slew of new computers to tempt your wallet and distract you from 24-hour news — or help you stream it faster. Your choice.


Acer C202i Portable LED Projector Takes the Big Screen Anywhere

This past week I was scheduled to lead a book discussion. It was a deep and complex work we were going to discuss, and I decided it would be best to have some visual aids. Thankfully, I had the new Acer C202i portable projector in hand for the review. It was simple to use and worked fabulously well!


Acer Unveils the 15.6″ Acer Chromebook 315 with Pricing Starting at Under $300

In addition to announcing the new Acer Swift 7 laptop, Acer just took the wraps off the $279.99 Acer Chromebook 315. With a 15.6” display and running on 7th Generation AMD A6-9220C or A4-9120C processors with Radeon graphics, the Chromebook 315 is a powerful Chromebook that is one of the increasing number of Chromebook that run Android apps.


Acer Introduces the Powerful Acer Swift 7 Laptop

As CES 2019 begins, Acer is announcing some new computing devices worthy of note. The first is the Swift 7. This large, powerful laptop is a premium offering that has a starting price of $1699. A “compact design and “incredible screen-to-body ratio” gives consumers a full-size experience in a thin and light design. 


Gear Diary’s Best of IFA 2018 Awards

The annual IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin covers about 160,000 square meters and almost 2,000 exhibitors. Whether it was on the floor, at a press conference, at the media-only Showstoppers event, or in private meetings, we scoured IFA to find the latest and greatest to make up Gear Diary’s Best of IFA 2018 list.


Acer Covers All Bases with a Slew of New Devices

Everyone around you might be getting ready for Memorial Day, but Acer is still hard at work upping their computing game with new Chromebooks, gaming notebooks, desktops and more! So be prepared to spend whatever money you haven’t committed to a beach vacation on some sweet new tech!



Acer Unleashes a Huge Lineup at IFA 2017!

Acer has been very, very busy at IFA 2017. They announced quite the lineup of products, so if you use anything remotely electronic there’s probably something there for you. (And if you don’t use anything electronic, please let me know in the comments how and why you’re reading this!)



Looks Like Acer Is Making the Desktop More Functional with Their Aspire C Series

Announced this week, Acer is attempting to make All-In-One PCs more affordable with their Aspire C Series Starting at $449.99, the Aspire C Series by Acer come in two models: 23.8- and 21.5 full HD display. The ergonomic desktop line will tout awesome aesthetics and a .31-inch bezel that allows you to fully immerse yourself in the viewing area and eliminate the borders. Acer is making their mark attempting to make their computers more ergonomic friendly by giving the user chassis that tile from -5 to 20 degrees, making it one of the best desktop to find a comfortable angle to watch a film on a…



Acer Releases Chromebooks, Tablets, Laptops, and More at CES 2016!

Acer is busy at CES this year! They’ve always been a big player in laptops, smartphones, tablets, and computer equipment in general, and they have updates for just about everything this year! There’s a lot to be excited about, whether you’re looking for a high end Windows machine or a simple Android tablet, so let’s check it all out! On the Google-based side of things, Acer has two ChromeOS devices and an Android tablet on deck. The Acer Chromebase 24 is an all-in-one desktop rocking a 23.8in screen with a 1920×1080 resolution, up to 8gb of RAM, and and an…


New Acer Predator Computers at IFA – and a Deca-Core Phone!

Acer CEO Jason Chen started their IFA 2015 press conference with a bang; not only did he announce a new Chromebook and a new 2-in-1, he also announced new additions to the Predator gaming line. Are you interested in bigger, faster, and stronger? That’s what Acer seems to be aiming for.


Review: Acer Iconia Tab A100 7″ with Android Honeycomb – Everything Right & Wrong with Android Tablets

Recently the Acer Iconia A100 Android tablet went on sale, and I have had a couple of weeks to play around with one and formulate some opinions. Dan also grabbed one, and we had been chatting about the Iconia back and forth until he returned his. Even before I got the A100 there were a few things I had read about it that were troubling, and other things that had me quite excited! I wanted to document some of the great things about the tablet and latest version of the Android OS … and some things that make the moniker…


Loading Windows 7 on an Acer Aspire One D150 is a snap – once you know the secret

My friend Mark contacted me via GTalk video chat three days ago to test out his new Acer Aspire One that he purchased for $349 at Costco. I was so impressed that he was able to connect and video chat without difficulty on a Netbook that cost so little that I immediately ordered one for myself on Amazon. Last night I put Windows 7 Release Candidate on the machine by creating a bootable USB drive (I used a 16GB drive – instructions here – that I bought for $35 from Staples). The USB thumb drive was the easiest way for…