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Acer’s new Chromebooks and Chromebox are now available in Australia, starting at $329

Acer’s new Chromebooks and Chromebox are now available in Australia, starting at $329

Acer today announced some new arrivals in its Chromebook range and a new Chromebox at Australian retailers. Chromebook 13 The jewel in the new range’s crown though is the Chromebook 13, pictured above. It’s the first Chromebook to be powered by Nvidia’s Tegra K1 – soon to be seen in the Nexus 9 – and runs fanless. You can choose between a 1080p screen or a more standard 1366×768 display as the device’s 13.3 inch screen. There’s a full size HDMI port alongside USB 3.0 and Wi-Fi ac is supported for super fast network connections. The Chromebook 13 is about[Read More...]

by 4:54 PM on October 20, 2014 2 comments Chromebook, ChromeBox, Manufacturer
Acer announces the CXI Chromebox line for the US Market

Acer announces the CXI Chromebox line for the US Market

Samsung made the original Chromeboxes, but they dodn’t generally make much of a mark. Lately however, other OEMs such as Asus and HP have begun releasing the boxes and Acer has today announced their entry to the Chromebox market with the CXI Chromebox series. Based on the C7 line of Chromebooks, the CXI line is a fast, but affordable Chromebox which Acer is aiming squarely at both the business and education markets. Simon Hwang, president of Acer Stationary Computing and Display Business Group said : The Acer Chromebox CXI is an excellent fit for schools or businesses where conserving costs[Read More...]

by 10:47 PM on August 21, 2014 0 comments ChromeBox
Acer unleashes a new range of 13″ Chromebooks – including a FullHD version

Acer unleashes a new range of 13″ Chromebooks – including a FullHD version

Acer has taken the ChromeOS ball and run with it, releasing one of the most successful Chromebooks to date with the C720, but that success has made them hungry and today they’ve announced a new series of Chromebooks – the Chromebook 13. As the name suggests the Chromebook 13 comes with a 13¨ Screen, but unlike previous Chromebooks before them, you don’t have to have a 1366×768 resolution screen – although you can if you want to – you can instead opt for a FullHD 1920×1080 display. There are in fact three models of the Chromebook 13 available, the first[Read More...]

by 2:24 AM on August 12, 2014 2 comments Chromebook, Manufacturer
Acer working on a new Tegra-powered Chromebook

Acer working on a new Tegra-powered Chromebook

  It sounds as if Acer is working on a new breed of Chromebook. We’ve heard some rumours of Tegra-powered Chromebooks for a little while, but Acer might actually bring the first one to market in August 2014. According to the perhaps accidental product listing on Komplett.se‘s site, the Acer Chromebook CB5 features the Tegra K1 chipset, 4GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD, alongside a big, beautiful 13.3″ HD display. From the imagery, it looks as if there’s two USB 3 ports, an HDMI port, 3.5mm headphone jack and a pretty spiffy exterior. No other details are really known,[Read More...]

by 8:59 AM on June 21, 2014 1 comment Chromebook, News
Acer Iconia A1 Tablet – Review

Acer Iconia A1 Tablet – Review

An iPad mini Clone or something kinda cool Acer has been trialling the waters in small form factor tablets around the 7” mark since they first introduced their Iconia line into Australia. Their newest offering ups that screen size to 8” and from the looks of it, they’re going straight to the heart of design by offering up what’s been described as an iPad mini clone. The Iconia A1-830 may look like an iPad mini, but they’re certainly not pricing it like one, with a price more suited to 7” Android tablets. The Iconia A1-830 unabashedly takes its design cues[Read More...]

by 12:14 PM on June 2, 2014 14 comments Design, Reviews
Intel launches Bay Trail for ChromeOS – Acer, Lenovo, Asus and Toshiba all onboard

Intel launches Bay Trail for ChromeOS – Acer, Lenovo, Asus and Toshiba all onboard

This morning Intel and Google ran a ChromeOS-based event. Navin Shenoy, Vice President of the PC Client Group and general manager of the Mobile Client Platform Division at Intel, ran the event. The whole event was a platform to basically announce new devices from manufacturer partners, all running on the new Bay Trail processor. He introduced Caesar Sengupta VP Product Management at Google. Google’s Vision for Chrome Caesar spoke about how Google is paying attention to user feedback from places like Amazon. He spoke about the top 6 laptops arranged by user feedback on Amazon are are Chromebooks. ChromeOS is[Read More...]

by 4:34 AM on May 7, 2014 5 comments Chromebook, ChromeBox, ChromeOS, News
Acer C720P Chromebook Review

Acer C720P Chromebook Review

The first low-end touchscreen Chromebook Acer had a hit early on with the C720 Chromebook and have built on this success iterating the C720 into 13 different variations. Two of these variations sit within the top 7 best sellers on Amazon and 5 of these variations fill the top 5 spots in the top rated laptops on Amazon, showing that the C720 is a Chromebook that people love. Acer have been successful in Australia with their previous Chromebook iterations, the C7 (C710) and more recently, the C720. In March the touchscreen version of the C720, the C720P, was released in[Read More...]

by 2:36 PM on May 4, 2014 4 comments Design
Acer unveils two new tablets – Acer Iconia One 7 and Iconia Tab 7

Acer unveils two new tablets – Acer Iconia One 7 and Iconia Tab 7

Acer has overnight announced two new Android tablets, the Iconia One 7 which will come in a variety of colour options and a 3G enabled Iconia Tab 7. Iconia One 7 The Iconia One 7 will be released in ‘a wide-array of delightful color options’, including red, white, black, blue and pink, although colours available though will vary by region. The rear will be textured providing anti-slip properties which Acer hope will make it comfortable and easy to hold. Spec wise the Iconia One 7 will come with: 7″ LED-backlit 1280×800 HD IPS display Intel® Atom™ Z2560 processor Front and[Read More...]

by 2:32 PM on April 30, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Tablets
Acer shows off a new Intel Core i3 based Chromebook

Acer shows off a new Intel Core i3 based Chromebook

The Haswell based C720 has been on our shelves here in Australia since at least late last year, and was updated earlier this year with the touchscreen based C720P. Now it appears that Acer is ready to up the internals to an Intel Core i3 version. Acer has told Slashgear that the Core i3 based Chromebook will be the ‘most powerful Chromebook on the market’ but will be released with pricing to reflect that. There will apparently be both 14″ and 15″ models released with a base model arriving in the ‘Summer’ – US Summer that is, Winter here in[Read More...]

by 1:52 PM on April 30, 2014 1 comment News
Acer’s 7.9-inch A1-830 tablet is now available in Australia, RRP $249

Acer’s 7.9-inch A1-830 tablet is now available in Australia, RRP $249

Acer‘s on a roll today – not content with launching the C720 Chromebook in Australia, they’ve also announced local availability for their new 7.9-inch tablet, the affably-named A1-830. The tablet will be sold at major retailers starting right now, priced at $249. The A1-830 has a 7.9-inch 1024 x 768 IPS display with 178-degree viewing angles. It’s a 4:3 display, too – we haven’t seen many Android tablets with a 4:3 aspect ratio, so this should be interesting to put through its paces (we’ve got a review unit coming). The device features an aluminium rear cover and a metal frame[Read More...]

by 1:30 PM on March 12, 2014 1 comment Tablets
Acer’s C720P Chromebook is now available in Australia with an RRP of $499

Acer’s C720P Chromebook is now available in Australia with an RRP of $499

Acer has announced that its touchscreen Chromebook, the C720P, is now available for sale in Australia at an RRP of $499. The C720P is available in “Moonstone White”, is just 19.8mm thin and weighs in at 1.35kg. It’s got an 11.6-inch HD LED back-lit display running at 1366 x 768 resolution with 2GB RAM and is powered by an Intel Haswell processor (Celeron 2955U) which sips power, allowing for an impressive battery life – quoted at 7.5 hours. You can connect to Wifi a/b/g/n networks, and there’s a HD webcam for use with Google Hangouts. The Australian model features a[Read More...]

by 1:02 PM on March 12, 2014 9 comments News
Upgrade the Acer C720 Chromebook with a 128 GB SSD

Upgrade the Acer C720 Chromebook with a 128 GB SSD

If you’ve recently bought a new Acer C720 Chromebook, or in fact, any Chromebook, you may have noticed that the built-in storage is only 16 GB on most models. For a Chromebook, this is (usually) more than enough; all your storage is supposed to be in the cloud, and you really shouldn’t have anything running or stored locally beyond Chrome and maybe a few cache files. However, if you’re a power user and wanting to have a lot more local storage, or you might be wanting to experiment with Crouton, you’re definitely going to want to upgrade from a 16[Read More...]

by 3:53 PM on February 4, 2014 9 comments Modding, News
Acer C720 Chromebook on sale at JB HiFi with 15% off this weekend

Acer C720 Chromebook on sale at JB HiFi with 15% off this weekend

Are you in the market for a new laptop? Are you considering a Chromebook? If you are, then this might be a good weekend to head into your local JB HiFi store and check out the Acer C720 Chromebook. JB is offering 15% off all Acer laptops this weekend, including the C720. Chromebooks have come a fair way since they first hit the market here in Australia, and the C720 truly is a powerhouse of a laptop for under $400. Featuring a dual-core Intel Haswell CPU running at 1.4 GHz, with 2 GB of RAM and a 16 GB SSD,[Read More...]

by 2:29 PM on February 1, 2014 6 comments Sale