Aspire

  • New Acer Aspire desktop PCs start at $449.99

    What can I do to get you into a new Acer Aspire X3 or M3 Series PC? I can’t go lower on price – my manager is already busing my stones about dropping the price down to $449.99 – but how about I throw in a “space-saving chassis” and mention they’re an “appealing addition to a dorm, bedroom or home office.” No? Still nothing? Look, the X3 series is… Read More

  • Review: Acer Aspire 5538 laptop


    Short version: if you don’t want to spend more than $600 and you must have a 15″ screen, the 5538 is a perfectly decent option, as long as you don’t mind netbook-like performance. Read More

  • Acer ‘Aspire One’ now available in the US

    Acer’s new Aspire One netbook is now shipping in the US. Apparently Best Buy and Circuit City are supposed to have them, although I was unable to find them on either store’s website, so maybe they’re in-store items only. CDW has them, though, with the Linux-based model going for $379.99 and shipping in 1-3 days while the XP-based model costs only $20 more and features a… Read More

  • Acer Aspire X1200 desktops are tiny but loaded

    Acer recently announced its series of X1200 small form factor desktops. There are three models ranging in price from $450 to $700. The X1200-U1520A and the X1200-U1510A are both available now for $450 and $460, respectively, and the decked-out X1200-B1581A will be available for $700 on Sunday, July 13th. Each model comes with a 64-bit dual-core AMD chip, 4GB of RAM, on-board NVIDIA GeForce… Read More

  • Acer Apspire one hands-on: Glossy, colorful lid

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  • Acer's latest boasts full 1080p 16:9 display for Blu-ray playback

    Back in the day, a laptop’s resolution was a big deal. The transition from SVGA to XVGA screens was a big one, but now of course they come in all kinds of shapes and resolutions. And now that HD-DVD is dead and there’s a clear next-gen disk format standard you’ll be seeing a lot more Blu-ray enabled laptops this year. But what good is having an HD optical drive if your… Read More

  • Possible Acer mini-laptop sighting?

    According to UMPCPortal, these may be photos of the Acer Aspire One, a tiny laptop similar to the Eee, except that the first two E’s are replaced with the letters “O” and “N” to change things up a bit. The UI looks non-Windows-y, despite early reports indicating that Acer’s entrant would run XP. The UI shown above could be media center type software, though. Read More

  • Budget Acer Aspire reviewed, gets good marks

    PC Magazine recently reviewed the $600 Acer Aspire 4710-2013 and they liked it, saying, "Cheap laptops are usually synonymous with heft and ugly designs. The Aspire 4710-2013, happily, is an exception." It uses an older Intel Core Duo processor and only has 1GB of RAM but features a dual-layer DVD burner, large hard drive and speakers that "sound better than you would expect on… Read More