The Google Chromebook has a rather interesting history, starting as an always connected device with all your data stored in the cloud and slowly but steadily transforming into a platform that can function as a full laptop replacement. The hardware has evolved as well, moving from Atom in the initial release to a collection of processors including Atom, Haswell, ARM SoCs, and even Broadwell (coming soon). While you might not be able to do everything on a Chromebook that you can on a Windows laptop, if it can do 95% of what most users need that could very well be enough, and there are clear benefits to Chrome OS as well. Read on for our full review of Acer’s Chromebook 13.

Acer Announces Enhanced Durability Education Chromebooks

This morning coinciding with the FETC (Florida Education Technology Conference), Acer announced two new Chromebooks with enhanced durability targeted at education customers, the C740 and C910. Both feature reinforced...

3 by Jarred Walton on 1/21/2015

Acer Announces First 15” Chromebook, with a Broadwell Processor

CES officially starts this week, which means announcements are going to start pouring out. Every year it seems the pre-CES stuff starts earlier, and for 2015 Acer is kicking...

23 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

Acer Announces Two Gaming Monitors At CES 2015

CES is set to get started right away, but already some news is starting to trickle out of Las Vegas. Acer has taken the wraps off of two new...

27 by Brett Howse on 1/3/2015

Best $1000 Laptops: Holiday 2014

Mainstream Laptop Recommendations So far we've covered the budget laptop sector as well as Chromebooks in our Holiday 2014 Guides, but if you want a good quality laptop that can...

80 by Jarred Walton on 12/5/2014

Best $500 Laptops: Holiday 2014

[Note: prices are changing a lot right now; there are sales that come and go, and some of the prices we quote will inevitably change. Please view these recommendations...

59 by Jarred Walton on 12/1/2014

Chromebook Buyer's Guide: Holiday 2014

If you want something more than a tablet, the cheapest options are undoubtedly Chromebooks. These are basically the least expensive laptops you can find, and while we're working on...

64 by Jarred Walton on 11/26/2014

Acer Announces UHD V Nitro Black Edition Laptop

Back in late September, Acer announced a new line of laptops, the V Nitro Black Edition of their popular V series. The V series in many ways is the...

20 by Jarred Walton on 11/3/2014

Acer Releases XBO Series: 28-inch UHD/4K with G-Sync for $800

Monitors are getting exciting. Not only are higher resolution panels becoming more of the norm, but the combination of different panel dimensions and feature sets means that buying the...

57 by Ian Cutress on 9/19/2014

Acer Announces Two Frameless Monitors: the UHD 27" S277HK and WQHD 25" H257HU

On Tuesday in Taiwan, Acer announced two monitors that might be worth a look for anyone looking to put a couple of multi-monitor setups together, or interested in an...

35 by Brett Howse on 9/10/2014

Tegra K1 Lands in Acer's Newest Chromebook

Today Acer announced four new models of a new 13.3" Chromebook design featuring Tegra K1. This is a significant launch for NVIDIA, proving there's industry interest in Tegra K1...

24 by Stephen Barrett on 8/11/2014

AMD Kaveri Laptops Sighted

While AMD's Kaveri APUs initially launched on the desktop at the beginning of the year, for many the APUs looked like a better fit for laptops and notebooks. In...

42 by Jarred Walton on 7/28/2014

Acer Announces 4K G-SYNC Monitor, XB280HK

Acer has introduced the first 4K monitor that also features G-SYNC technology from NVIDIA. The Acer XB280HK is a 28” TN display with 3840x2160 resolution, like many of the...

12 by Chris Heinonen on 5/26/2014

Acer Announces Aspire Switch 10

Acer took the wraps off of a new product today – the Acer Aspire Switch 10. This is a new take on the two in one for Acer, offering...

30 by Brett Howse on 4/29/2014

Best Gaming Laptops and Notebooks - Holiday 2013

We're in the midst of updating all of our "best of" guides for the holiday season, and we've already covered what is likely the most popular category: Budget Laptops...

67 by Jarred Walton on 11/29/2013

Best Budget Laptops - Holiday 2013

Introduction Over the past decade, we've seen a dramatic slowing in the rate of performance increases on PCs and laptops. Where it was typical to see a doubling in performance...

30 by Jarred Walton on 11/28/2013

Acer Aspire R7-572: Haswell and an Active Digitizer

Earlier this year, we looked at Acer’s R7 laptop – an interesting hybrid device that moves the keyboard forward and the touchpad back, with the idea being that you’ll...

30 by Jarred Walton on 11/21/2013

Acer Launches Iconia W4 Tablet with Windows 8.1

With Windows 8.1 now officially available to the public, we’re going to see a new onslaught of devices for the OS. Acer’s Iconia W4 is one of the first...

20 by Jarred Walton on 10/17/2013

Acer Launches C720 Chromebook with Haswell CPU

Last year, one of the hottest selling laptops was Acer’s C710 Chromebook. Part of that of course was the fact that it was one of the least expensive laptops...

30 by Jarred Walton on 10/10/2013

Acer Previews Haswell Chromebook at IDF

While they’re not for everybody (yet?), Chromebooks have become one of the most popular laptops to buy online lately – more specifically, Acer’s $200 C710-2833 Chromebook is reportedly selling...

4 by Jarred Walton on 9/11/2013

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