Acer http://www.stuff.tv/acer/reviews en-GB Acer C720 Chromebook http://www.stuff.tv/acer-c720-chromebook/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer&#039;s take on the browser-based Chromebook might just be the low-cost, low-power laptop we&#039;ve been waiting for </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Acer C720 Chromebook" alt="Acer C720 Chromebook laptop review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer_c720_chromebook_laptop_review_001.jpg?1392741218" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/henrywinchester" title="View user profile.">henrywinchester</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google&rsquo;s Chromebooks have usurped netbooks as the cheapo laptops of choice.</p> <p>These mini-wonders simply run the Chrome OS, which simply runs the Chrome browser. It&rsquo;s all very low-cost, low-power, low-hassle, but that simplicity is both a strength and a weakness. Although supremely user-friendly, Chromebooks lack the power to play most games or attempt intensive tasks such as video editing. Still, Google&rsquo;s superb Drive takes care of office duties, while the likes of YouTube, Netflix and Spotify are all present.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £200.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cheap </div> <div class="field-item even"> Plenty of ports </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Decent battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Below-par screen </div> <div class="field-item even"> Tinny speakers </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Lacks power </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Simple pleasures </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Acer&rsquo;s dressed the 11.6in C720 in a kind of tech Burton suit: all grey, corporate dourness. But look beyond the façade and you&rsquo;ll be impressed.</p> <p>It boots up in less than seven seconds thanks to a dual-core Intel processor and 16GB SSD, and there&rsquo;s a handy 100GB of free Google storage thrown in, too. Battery life is also decent &ndash; we wangled just over five and a half hours out of it in our browser test.</p> <p>But its biggest advantage over its rivals is that it&rsquo;s well served for ports, with HDMI, USB3.0 and an SD slot. It&rsquo;s a bit of a letdown for multimedia &ndash; the screen is washed out, and the speakers lose definition at high volumes &ndash; but if you&rsquo;re after a cheap, reliable laptop which will never need updating, it fits the bill.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Acer C720 Chromebook" alt="Acer C720 Chromebook laptop review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/acer_c720_chromebook_laptop_review_002.jpg?1392741218" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer C720 Chromebook tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Operating system </strong>- Chrome OS</p> <p><strong>Processor</strong> - Intel Celeron 2955U @ 1.4GHz</p> <p><strong>RAM</strong> - 2GB DDR3</p> <p><strong>Screen</strong> - 11.6in display with 1366x768 resolution</p> <p><strong>Storage</strong> - 16GB + 100GB Google Drive</p> <p><strong>Connections</strong> - USB2.0, USB3.0, HDMI, SD card reader, 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0</p> <p><strong>Dimensions/weight</strong> - 288x202x19.1/1.25kg</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While the rival <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/chromebook-11/hp-chromebook-11/review">HP Chromebook 11</a> is more attractive, with a white exterior and IPS screen, when put on the spot we&#39;d go for the Acer C720.</p> <p>Why? Those handy extra ports. The simple addition of HDMI and, particularly, an SD reader makes all the difference, giving this simple cloud-based laptop the flexibility it needs to compete with the big boys. And given its &pound;200 price tag, it really is an alternative to splashing out on a &#39;proper&#39; machine.</p> <p>And if you still fancy the touch-based experience you get on a tablet or Windows 8 laptop, there&#39;s always the touchscreen version of the C720. It&#39;ll set you back roughly &pound;80 extra, but also boosts the hard-drive space by 32GB.</p> <p>Either way, the Acer C720 is our favourite Chromebook and shoots straight into our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/laptops/top-ten">laptops Top 10</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/laptops/top-ten">The 10 best laptops in the world right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Acer C720 Chromebook" alt="Acer C720 Chromebook laptop review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/acer_c720_chromebook_laptop_review_003.jpg?1392741218" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> battery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Acer C720 is the most capable and useful Chromebook we&rsquo;ve seen so far</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/acer-c720-chromebook/review#comments Acer Chrome OS Google Laptops Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:28:38 +0000 Marc McLaren 1432540 at http://www.stuff.tv Acer C720P Chromebook brings affordable touchscreen goodness to Google's Chrome OS http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-c720p-chromebook-brings-touchscreen-goodness-googles-chrome-os/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can&#039;t afford Google&#039;s beautiful-but-pricey Chromebook Pixel? Acer has you covered </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="716" height="537" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-chromebook.jpg?1389621701" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google&#39;s Chromebook Pixel is a beautiful slab of tech and its rock-solid design and gorgeous pixel-saturated touchscreen blew both our hands and eyes away in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-chromebook-pixel/review" target="_blank">our review</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sadly, its huge US$1300 price tag also blew our wallets away, and there&#39;s no way we could justify ever shattering our bank balance for what it offers.</p> <p>Enter Acer&#39;s newly revealed C720p &ndash; the second Chromebook after the Pixel to offer a touchscreen, and it only costs US$300.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-c720p-chromebook-brings-touchscreen-goodness-googles-chrome-os/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-c720p-chromebook-brings-touchscreen-goodness-googles-chrome-os/news#comments Acer Chrome OS Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:15:43 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1429512 at http://www.stuff.tv Acer reveals new tablet line-up plus Aspire R7 floating laptop/desktop hybrid http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-reveals-new-tablet-line-plus-aspire-r7-floating-laptopdesktop-hybrid/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer reveals a cavalcade of new tablets, Ultrabooks and... something in between. Dive in and take a look, won&#039;t you? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1035" height="776" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-aspire-r7.jpg?1371054567" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-aspire-R7-hands-on-1.jpg?1371054567" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-aspire-R7-hands-on-2.jpg?1371054567" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1100" height="825" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-aspire-p3.jpg?1371054567" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-aspire-P3-hands-on-1.jpg?1371054567" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1115" height="836" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-aspire-a1.jpg?1371054567" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-aspire-A1-hands-on-1.jpg?1371054567" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-aspire-P3-hands-on-5.jpg?1371054567" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_0_263.jpg?1371054567" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Acer has revealed the Aspire R7, a laptop-come-tablet-come-desktop-hybrid. Why the confusion? Well, its new 'Ezel' hinge tilts the screen up and above the keyboard, resembling a mini all-in-one desktop when raised, a laptop when slid back and a tablet when completely flattened. We should say *almost* completely flattened as the hinge gets in the way.</p> <p>You can also flip the screen over for movie watching or backwards to show off presentations – though be warned, while we've not been given the official weight you won't be slinging the R7 in your backpack anytime soon.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/acer-reveals-new-tablet-line-up-plus-aspire-r7-floating-lapt </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-reveals-new-tablet-line-plus-aspire-r7-floating-laptopdesktop-hybrid/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-reveals-new-tablet-line-plus-aspire-r7-floating-laptopdesktop-hybrid/news#comments Acer Fri, 03 May 2013 15:54:29 +0000 Esat Dedezade 424811 at http://www.stuff.tv Acer Aspire S7 http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-aspire-s7/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can Acer&#039;s latest lap warmer bring the fight to Google&#039;s Chromebook Pixel and Apple&#039;s MacBook Air? We find out... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook" alt="Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-aspire-s7-review-hands-on-1.JPG?1381534682" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="750" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/S7-391-27_rendering_0.jpg?1381534682" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Intel’s much-vaunted Ultrabooks may have been quiet recently, thanks to the big noise Google made with its Chromebook Pixel and tablet-cum-laptops such as Dell’s XPS10, but the format is still very much with us in the slim form of Acer’s Aspire S7, which sticks to the Ultrabook specifications while adding a few nice bells and whistles. And a touchscreen.</p> <p>It’s the same price as the Chromebook Pixel and the Macbook Air, but how does it shape up against these behemoths of computing?</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,000.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The S7’s white Gorilla Glass finish may make it look like something a hipster Stormtrooper would use in the Death Star deli, but it certainly stands out in a world dominated by brushed aluminium.</p> <p>That particularly ubiquitous metal is employed for the keyboard surround, with responsive chiclet keys that automatically adjust their backlighting based on your surroundings. It’s skinny, too: its 11.9mm depth is a whole 6mm more svelte than Apple’s Macbook Air.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="S7 white gorilla glass finish" alt="S7 white gorilla glass finish" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/acer-aspire-s7-review-hands-on-3.JPG?1381534682" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At 1920 by 1080 pixels the S7’s screen is quite wonderful to look at, and it’s got a higher pixel-per-inch count than the Macbook Air.</p> <p>The hinges are stiff yet compliant, which is especially important when you’re prodding the screen, and it can be unfolded to lie completely flat. Viewing angles are fantastic, and it’s bright and clear even on sunny days.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1920" height="1080" title="1920x1080 S7 screen" alt="1920x1080 S7 screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/New-Acer-Aspire-S7-Picture.jpg?1381534682" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> performance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As the S7 subscribes to Intel’s Ultrabook specifications it’s fairly sprightly.</p> <p>Within you’ll find a Core i5 processor tuned to 1.7GHz, which is backed up with a modest 4GB of RAM and Intel’s integrated 4000HD graphics. It’s not exactly top-of-the-range, but it will allow for some light low-res gaming on the latest titles.</p> <p>Windows 8 boots almost instantaneously thanks to the 128GB SSD, but it will fill up fast.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1000" height="600" title="Acer S7 Ultrabook" alt="Acer S7 Ultrabook" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/S7-391-10_rendering_2.jpg?1381534682" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> portability </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At 1.2kg the S7 is roughly the same weight as Apple’s Macbook Air, and it makes the Chromebook Pixel’s 1.5kg feel cumbersome.</p> <p>Acer also includes a nice leather sleeve to keep it nice and shiny. Battery life is a disappointment, though - we managed to extract five hours of moderate use before it keeled over. It’s better than cheapo laptops, but we’d expect more from an Ultrabook.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Acer S7 comes with leather sleeve" alt="Acer S7 comes with leather sleeve" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/acer-aspire-s7-review-hands-on-4_0.JPG?1381534682" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> media </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Almost every surface reminds you that it’s “Professionally Tuned”, which must mean there’s a whole department of professional laptop tuners at Acer’s factory.</p> <p>They’re certainly doing their job: the downwards-pointing Dolby Home Theater speakers give a surprisingly un-tinny and rounded sound for such a slim laptop. A 4K media file played back without lag, too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/acer-aspire-s7-review-hands-on-7.JPG?1381534682" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An aesthetically-pleasing and well-designed laptop that doesn’t break the mould too much, but proves there’s still a lot of life in the Ultrabook format.</p> <p>Battery life is a let-down, but otherwise it’s a great competitor to Google’s Chromebook Pixel - and unlike that grand folly it includes an operating system that actually works.</p> <p>Review by <a href="https://plus.google.com/113473257986227371676/posts"><strong>Henry Winchester </strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1000" height="750" title="Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook" alt="Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/S7-391-27_rendering_0.jpg?1381534682" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Well-designed, distinctive and powerful enough for day-to-day computing, Acer’s Aspire S7 is everything we wanted from the Chromebook Pixel</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/acer-aspire-s7 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-aspire-s7/review#comments Acer Aspire S7 Laptops PC Thu, 04 Apr 2013 09:58:03 +0000 Esat Dedezade 424621 at http://www.stuff.tv Acer Aspire 7600U http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-aspire-7600u/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Aspire is a full featured all-in-one that also happens to look damn good. But with only a Core i5 processor inside it, does it pack enough power? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Acer Aspire 7600U" alt="Acer Aspire 7600U" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-aspire-7600u-01.jpg?1371802454" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As far as anything with a 27in screen can feel floaty, this all-in-one does. The clear perspex hanging from its edge-to-edge glass screen gives it a lightness from the front, though you’ll find it more industrial from other angles.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,400.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stand on your own foot </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An unusual ‘unistand’ cleverly incorporates the power connector, and it folds flat into the back panel if you decide to wall-mount the device.</p> <p>The Aspire's 1080p screen and 10-point multitouch makes it ideal for Windows 8’s touch-enabled interface, and the stand rakes between 30-80º to provide an angled touchtyping surface.&nbsp;</p> <p>But take a look around the back and you’ll find two HDMI inputs (and one HDMI-out), a socket for the built-in TV tuner, a Blu-ray drive and an impressively svelte form that makes the Acer look like an ideal telly replacement.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1329" height="886" title="Acer Aspire 7600U" alt="Acer Aspire 7600U" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/acer-aspire-7600u-03.jpeg?1371802454" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Movie Time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Though the sound is a little weak, the giant, clear and colourful Aspire screen delivers when it comes to viewing angles – so the Blu-ray drive will come in handy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TV replacement? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But the 7600U’s innards are a mixed bag. The CPU is a 2.5GHz Intel i5 mobile variant, which is just about fast enough to run Win 8 without too many problems, and a discrete mobile graphics chip drives the display – but fan noise can occasionally be distracting.</p> <p>An integrated Freeview tuner means you’ll never be short of something to watch, as long as you really like Bargain Hunt. But as a TV replacement, the Aspire is acceptable, but not brilliant.&nbsp;</p> <p>It’s thin enough to wall-mount, and the webcam doubles as an extra user-interface – bundled software sees your hand as a mouse. Viewing angles and screen performance are great, but audio is a little weak and gives way to a rattly, raspy distortion if pushed. The Acer goes a long way, but it’s not perfect.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Acer Aspire 7600U" alt="Acer Aspire 7600U" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/acer-aspire-7600u-02.jpg?1371802454" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fully featured as a media-devouring nexus, but it might not be the desktop of your dreams</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-aspire-7600u/review#comments Acer Aspire 7600U Desktops Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:23:03 +0000 Stephen Graves 1423884 at http://www.stuff.tv Acer Iconia W700P and W510P tablets offer full-fat Windows 8 Pro http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-iconia-w700p-and-w510p-tablets-offer-full-fat-windows-8-pro/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer delivers the full Windows 8 shebang to tablet users with the W700P and W510P slates </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Acer-Iconia-W510P_0.jpg?1364399419" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Acer-Iconia-W510P_1_0.jpg?1364399419" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_604.jpg?1364399419" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you're looking for a Windows 8 tablet with some serious grunt, Acer's two new Iconia slates – the W700P and W510P – might be just the thing you need.</p> <p>The W700P comes packing a 11.6in IPS HD touchscreen display, Dolby Home Theatre sound and what Acer claims is a 178-degree viewing angle, making it handy for presentations. You also get a keyboard dock that doubles up as a stand, and adds three high-speed USB 3.0 ports plus a 'sound tunnel' for amplifying the audio. Finally, there's a pen stylus for taking notes, digital style.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/acer-iconia-w700p-and-w510p-tablets-offer-full-fat-windows-8 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-iconia-w700p-and-w510p-tablets-offer-full-fat-windows-8-pro/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-iconia-w700p-and-w510p-tablets-offer-full-fat-windows-8-pro/news#comments Acer W700P Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:23:34 +0000 Ben Griffin 423157 at http://www.stuff.tv Acer reveals Windows 8 all-in-one PCs with touchscreens http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-reveals-windows-8-all-one-pcs-touchscreens/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer Aspire 7600U and 5600U feature &#039;floating&#039; design and multitouch screens </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-aspire-7600U_0.jpg?1364399445" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="253" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-aspire-7600U-02_0_0.jpg?1364399445" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-aspire-5600U_0.jpg?1364399445" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_628.jpg?1364399445" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Acer has taken the wraps off two new Windows 8 all-in-one PCs, the Aspire 7600U and 5600U – sporting 27in and 23in Full HD 1080p displays respectively. They're both a mere 1.4in thick, with a near-invisible surround and transparent panel at the bottom of the bezel that creates a floating effect.</p> <p>Both models feature a screen that'll tilt back to 80 degrees so you can get your grubby paws on it more easily – yup, these Windows 8 PCs feature multitouch tech.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/acer-reveals-windows-8-all-in-one-pcs-with-touchscreens </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-reveals-windows-8-all-one-pcs-touchscreens/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-reveals-windows-8-all-one-pcs-touchscreens/news#comments Acer Aspire 7600U Tue, 16 Oct 2012 08:10:36 +0000 Stephen Graves 423119 at http://www.stuff.tv Acer CloudMobile available now in the UK for £290 http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-cloudmobile-available-now-uk-%C2%A3290/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The UK is finally going to be able to get hold of the Acer CloudMobile after a belated release </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer_CloudMobile-smartphone_1_0.jpg?1364399489" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer_CloudMobile-smartphone.jpg?1364399489" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3974.jpg?1364399489" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Acer CloudMobile is out in the UK after its expected <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/news-nugget/acer-cloudmobile-hits-uk-on-september-5th">September 5th</a> release date came and went. You can now get your mitts on the belated SIM-free version of the impressive phone for just £290.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/acer-cloudmobile-available-now-in-the-uk-for-%C2%A3290 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-cloudmobile-available-now-uk-%C2%A3290/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-cloudmobile-available-now-uk-%C2%A3290/news#comments Acer CloudMobile Mon, 01 Oct 2012 19:17:09 +0000 Luke Edwards 422931 at http://www.stuff.tv Acer Iconia Tab A110 hits Europe soon http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-iconia-tab-a110-hits-europe-soon/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This Autumn you can get your mitts on the 7in Tegra 3 tablet for £180 – but is it better than the Nexus 7? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-iconia-tab-a110-jelly-bean_2_0.jpg?1364399539" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-iconia-tab-a110-jelly-bean_0.jpeg?1364399539" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4047.jpg?1364399539" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Acer has teased that Europe will be able to get hold of the Tegra 3 powered Acer Iconia Tab A110 this autumn. But at £180, over the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/budget-tablet-turf-war-acer-iconia-a110-takes-on-the-nexus-7">Nexus 7's £160 – will it sell?</a></p> <p>The Tab, although landing later than its planned summer release, will reportedly arrive packing the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. The Iconia Tab A110 will also feature 8GB storage, a 2MP front-facing camera, but a resolution of only 1024 x 600 – not as high as that of the Nexus 7.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/news-nugget/acer-iconia-tab-a110-hits-europe-soon </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-iconia-tab-a110-hits-europe-soon/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-iconia-tab-a110-hits-europe-soon/news#comments Acer Iconia Tab A110 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:26:09 +0000 Luke Edwards 422830 at http://www.stuff.tv Acer CloudMobile hits UK on September 5th http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-cloudmobile-hits-uk-september-5th/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer packs cloud storage and Jelly Bean into its upcoming Android smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer_CloudMobile-smartphone_0.jpg?1364399727" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer_CloudMobile-smartphone_1.jpg?1364399727" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4319.jpg?1364399727" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Acer is launching the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/rumour-mill/acer-cloudmobile-to-launch-at-mwc">CloudMobile</a> Android smartphone on September 5th according to Expansys – where you can pre-order the handset now for £285.</p> <p>For that price you get impressive specs to the tune of a 4.3in 720p screen, a rumoured 1.5GHz dual-core and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. Plus, the big sell, is you have access to Acer’s cloud servers meaning storage should never be a problem.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/acer-cloudmobile-hits-uk-on-september-5th </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-cloudmobile-hits-uk-september-5th/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-cloudmobile-hits-uk-september-5th/news#comments Acer CloudMobile Thu, 16 Aug 2012 06:58:49 +0000 Luke Edwards 422331 at http://www.stuff.tv Acer Iconia Tab A700 http://www.stuff.tv/acer-iconia-tab-a700/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Iconia Tab A700 is a strange beast: it&#039;s stuffed with mightily impressive innards but they&#039;re wrapped in a dullard design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="640" height="390" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-iconia-tab-a700-front-press_3.jpg?1364298374" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Acer-iconia-A700-black_1_3.jpg?1364298374" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-iconia-A700-silver_1_3.jpg?1364298374" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-iconia-A700_1_3.jpg?1364298374" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £430.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> (32GB, Wi-Fi) </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer Iconia Tab A700 review – design  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Indeed at first glance you'd think it was a cheap tab running some ancient Android OS. Compared to its rivals like the <a href="/review/asus-eee-pad-transformer-prime"></a><a href="/review/asus-transformer-pad-infinity">Asus Transformer Pad Infinity</a> and the Toshiba AT300 it's also heavy and thick-set, although at 11mm, not exactly obese.&nbsp;</p> <p>It might not be a looker, but the A700 is one of the most comfortable 10in tablets to hold in landscape mode thanks to its thicker sides and pleasantly textured back.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer Iconia Tab A700 review – specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Build aside, it's got a quad-core Tegra 3 brain, impressive full HD display and Ice Cream Sandwich, making it one of the best-specced Androids out there. As we said, it's a strange beast.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer Iconia Tab A700 review – display  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fire the Iconia Tab A700 up and you'll be blown away by its 1920x1200 display. Viewed head on, it's fantastic with 1080p video content in particular looking superb. It's not unite up there with the Transformer Pad Infinity for viewing angles and brightness, but it's not far behind.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer Iconia Tab A700 review – Ice Cream Sandwich tweaks  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hit the coloured dot at the bottom of the screen and the A700 will bring up the Acer ring, a nice UI tweak that shows recent web pages and shortcuts and also appears on the lockscreen.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer Iconia Tab A700 review – performance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Strangely, the Tab A700 didn't run as buttery smooth as we'd expected – with those extra pixels to push, the 1.3GHz Nvidia chip really gets a work-out and we encountered a few hiccups when gaming and using the 5MP camera.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer Iconia Tab A700 review – connectivity  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The A700's SD slot is handy: a 1080p movie downloaded from a store such as Google Play will use up at least 3GB, so the 32GB of onboard storage will fill up fast.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer Iconia Tab A700 review – weight  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you're looking for a svelte addition to your manbag, look elsewhere. The A700 is pretty chunky and at 649g, a full 50g heavier than its rivals like the Toshiba AT300.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer Iconia Tab A700 review – speakers  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The pair of Dolby-powered speakers at the bottom of the A700 are easily the best we've heard recently on an Android tablet. Given the Acer's equally great screen, it's a good choice for movie sessions.&nbsp;</p> <p> <h2>Acer Iconia Tab A700 review – price and UK release date&nbsp;</h2> </p> <p>The Tab A700 is Acer's top tablet right now, hence the £430 price tag for this 32GB edition.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer Iconia Tab A700 review – verdict  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Blips aside, you'll have no problem using the A700 for movies, working or browsing and it's well served with ports with microSD, microUSB and microHDMI. So if a good screen is your priority and your budget won't stretch to the Infinity it's your best option.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Feast your eyes on its HD display rather than its bland design and the A700's a rather good tab&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/acer-iconia-tab-a700 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/acer-iconia-tab-a700/review#comments Acer Iconia Tab A700 Tablets Sun, 12 Aug 2012 11:02:59 +0000 Esat Dedezade 422276 at http://www.stuff.tv Budget tablet turf war: Acer Iconia A110 takes on the Nexus 7 http://www.stuff.tv/acer/budget-tablet-turf-war-acer-iconia-a110-takes-nexus-7/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer has parted the curtains to reveal its latest Android tablet to take on the mighty Google Nexus 7, with a microSD card slot in its arsenal to boot </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-a110-hands-on-front_0.jpg?1364399744" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4358.jpg?1364399744" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Acer has revealed its Iconia A110 tablet, and it's got the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/google-nexus-7" target="_self">Google Nexus 7</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/amazon-kindle-fire" target="_self">Amazon Kindle Fire</a> firmly in its crosshairs, thanks to its 7in screen, Tegra 3 processor, 8GB of storage and an update to Jelly Bean on the way.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/budget-tablet-turf-war-acer-iconia-a110-takes-on-the-nexus-7 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/acer/budget-tablet-turf-war-acer-iconia-a110-takes-nexus-7/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/acer/budget-tablet-turf-war-acer-iconia-a110-takes-nexus-7/news#comments Acer Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:55:12 +0000 Esat Dedezade 422267 at http://www.stuff.tv New video! Acer's Iconia A510 – impressive or just another run-of-the-mill tablet? http://www.stuff.tv/acer/new-video-acers-iconia-a510-%E2%80%93-impressive-or-just-another-run-mill-tablet/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer&#039;s new tab is the latest to gain entry into the Nvidia Tegra 3 party – but does its powerful status make it a true tablet contender? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen-shot-2012-07-05-at-14.04.05_0.png?1364399952" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4613.jpg?1364399952" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Paper, Acer's Iconia A510 sounds like the perfect tab and ticks plenty of boxes – it's the first quad-core alternative to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/asus-eee-pad-transformer-prime">Transformer Prime</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/asus-transformer-pad-300-video-review">TP300</a>, it delivers Ice Cream Sandwich straight out of the box minus any additional bloatware, and it sports impressive connectivity options. But is this the perfect ingredients for a hassle-free tablet experience?</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/news-nugget/new-video-acers-iconia-a510-%E2%80%93-impressive-or-just-another-run-of-the- </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/acer/new-video-acers-iconia-a510-%E2%80%93-impressive-or-just-another-run-mill-tablet/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/acer/new-video-acers-iconia-a510-%E2%80%93-impressive-or-just-another-run-mill-tablet/news#comments Acer Thu, 05 Jul 2012 13:17:53 +0000 Lucy Hedges 421855 at http://www.stuff.tv Acer Iconia Tab A510 video review http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-iconia-tab-a510-video-review/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Paper, Acer&#039;s Iconia Tab A510 ticks plenty of boxes – quad-core innards, Ice Cream Sandwich straight out of the box minus any additional bloatware and it boasts impressive connectivity options. But is this the perfect tablet ingredients for a hassle-free user experience? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="323" height="260" title="Acer Iconia Tab A510" alt="Acer Iconia Tab A510" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Acer-Iconia-Tab-A510.png?1370357827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1721474809001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1721474809001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-iconia-tab-a510-video-review/video#comments Acer Inconia Tab A510 Tablets Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:59:51 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1423777 at http://www.stuff.tv Acer reveals Aspire M5 Ultrabooks http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-reveals-aspire-m5-ultrabooks/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Trying to keep your head above the torrent of recent Ultrabook announcements? Better catch your breath – here&#039;s another one </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-aspire-m5_0.jpg?1364400235" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5104.jpg?1364400235" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Another week, another <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/need-to-know/need-to-know-%E2%80%93-ultrabooks" target="_self">Ultrabook</a> announcement, this time courtesy of Acer, which has parted the curtains to reveal its new M5 Ultrabook range.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/acer-reveals-aspire-m5-ultrabooks </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-reveals-aspire-m5-ultrabooks/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-reveals-aspire-m5-ultrabooks/news#comments Acer Tue, 15 May 2012 13:36:36 +0000 Esat Dedezade 421168 at http://www.stuff.tv