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Acer's massive Chromebook 15 packs Intel Broadwell processor

Chromebooks are most often marketed to those looking for a highly portable machine but that’s no longer the case as Acer has announced a massive (for Chromebook standards, anyway) 15.6-inch Chromebook it’s calling the Chromebook 15.

IDC: Apple now the world's fifth largest PC vendor

Apple is now among the top 5 PC vendors in the world, according to the latest report from market research firm IDC. With 6.3 percent market share in the third quarter of 2014, the Cupertino-based company has jumped to the fifth…

The Cornerplay: Price is the only weapon Chromebooks have against Windows

On an absolute basis, one device is clearly better than the other; but the expectations for what a Chromebook is supposed to do is so much lower that, relatively, Acer's C720 Chromebook feels like a better device than it really is. Asus' popular T100 budget hybrid, on the other hand, gets compared to other Windows laptops (or the iPad Air) and doesn't look as good in the comparison.

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Acer launches the first 4K display with Nvidia G-Sync

If you've recently been building a 4K Ultra HD-ready gaming PC, Acer's latest gamer-oriented 4K display might be of interest to you. The imaginatively-named XB280HK from Acer is a 28-inch 4K panel that most importantly packs Nvidia G-Sync technology, which…

Acer TA272 HUL All-in-One Review: Android Invades the Desktop

Veering off the beaten path, Acer decided to see what would happen if they took the traditional AIO formula, threw out the Windows operating system and PC hardware, replacing it instead with high-end smartphone guts powered by Android. They nailed the key component of the system -- the display -- as its AIO is built on top of an existing monitor, the T272 HUL, offering 10-point multi-touch and a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440. But does Android make sense on the desktop?