Hype can be dangerous. It often reduces great things to only good and brilliant concepts to only OK. Hype was my biggest problem coming into the launch of the Acer Aspire S 13. After seeing the magnificence of something like HP’s Spectre 13 and the 12-inch Retina MacBook, I had a lot of hope going into Acer’s launch, especially when I heard from sources that the S 13 was going to be something like that.
The bad news? It was that very same hype that led me to be disappointed when I first saw the S 13 in the flesh. But, after that died down, I’m glad to say that my disappointment was completely unfounded.
The festive season is upon us and as a result, companies, brands and even telcos will begin to offer great Hari Raya promotions which we’re sure many are ready to capitalise on. This Raya, Maxis is offering free smartphones for anyone who picks up a new MaxisONE Plan this month.
And it’s not just any old phone, they’re even putting the brand new Huawei P9 up for grabs!
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Although tablets never really caught on as portable productivity devices, the rise in popularity of 2-in-1s and ultra slim laptops is hard to deny. Launched at Acer‘s Global Press Conference in New York last week, the new Switch Alpha 12 and Aspire S 13 represents the company’s bid to strengthen their presence in this up-and-coming sector.
With the limited time I got to spend with the devices, I was rather impressed.
Predator. A menacing word that describes a creature that preys on others in its specific food chain. In gaming, it refers to Acer’s line of hardcore gaming gear designed, no doubt, with a similar concept in mind: To dominate the competition.
But, with Acer‘s latest Predator launches at their Global Press Conference event last week in New York, the gaming line seems to have taken a peculiar turn. A turn that might cause some to question if the Predator was starting to become the prey.
Launched at Next@Acer earlier today, Acer’s latest mid-range offering not only has a rather odd name (that would sound totally at home at the shampoo aisle) but also a gigantic battery that apparently keeps fresh for up to two days.
About a year since they released their first wave of Predator devices, Acer has now announced a brand new gaming laptop, the Acer Predator 17X and portable gaming rig, the Predator G1. Best part? both devices are VR ready and can support the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, OSVR and StarVR right out of the box.
The Next@Acer event in New York saw the launch of a bunch of new portable devices designed for the busy worker on the go all the way to those looking for hardcore gaming performance. Of the devices launched are the Acer Switch Alpha 12 2-in-1 PC, the rather skinny Acer Aspire S13 and the tough Chromebook 14 for Work.