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Microsoft ready clean Mac’s out-of-date clock
Published in PC Hardware


New ARM Snapdragon X will make Macs look as dated as Stevenson’s rocket

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that while the fruity cargo cult Apple had done a splendid job on its latest Mac, it was going to be outdated by the new windows optimised laptops coming from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung in the next four weeks.

Acer admits that it has been hacked
Published in News
Wednesday, 08 March 2023 11:49

Acer admits that it has been hacked


Hacker offered to flog 160 GB of files 

Acer has confirmed getting hacked after a hacker offered to sell 160 GB of files allegedly stolen from the company's systems.

Intel creates a 90 per cent recyclable PC
Published in News
Friday, 24 February 2023 12:24

Intel creates a 90 per cent recyclable PC


Launches it in China

Intel and its partners Tsinghua Tongfang and Acer have been showing off the first eco-friendly mainstream PCs, where 90 per cent of the components are recyclable.

Acer's custom Intel Arc A770 graphics card drops to $349.99 on Amazon
Published in Graphics


16GB version with BiFrost custom cooler

There is a decent amount of Intel Arc graphics cards around, but Acer's custom Predator Arc A770 with 16GB of GDDR6 memory has now been discounted down to $349.99

Acer releases firmware update
Published in News
Wednesday, 30 November 2022 11:55

Acer releases firmware update


Security vulnerability turns off UEFI Secure Boot

Acer has released a firmware update to address a security vulnerability that could be weaponised to turn off UEFI Secure Boot.

Acer releases recyclable Vero Chromebook
Published in News
Thursday, 25 August 2022 10:31

Acer releases recyclable Vero Chromebook


Circular economy 

Acer has released an eco-friendly recyclable Vero Chromebook range.

Acer Swift X laptops with Intel Arc A370M GPU spotted for pre-order
Published in PC Hardware


Two models up for grabs

Two Acer Swift X laptops with Intel's upcoming Arc A370M graphics card were spotted up for pre-order in Europe.

Acer releases anti-bacteria finding PCs
Published in News
Thursday, 14 October 2021 12:13

Acer releases anti-bacteria finding PCs


Will stop the growth and spread of micro-organisms

During its next@Acer event, the company announced three new PCs -- a laptop, a two-in-one, and a tablet -- that will be joining its antimicrobial lineup.

Acer hit by REvil ransomware attack
Published in News
Monday, 22 March 2021 10:27

Acer hit by REvil ransomware attack


Actors want $50million 

Acer has been hit by a REvil ransomware attack and the cybercriminals are demanding a stonking $50million.

Gateway comes back from the dead
Published in PC Hardware
Monday, 14 September 2020 11:21

Gateway comes back from the dead


Moo like it is 1999

 Acer and Walmart announced they were reviving the Gateway brand to sell affordable Windows 10 notebooks and laptop convertibles from $179 and up.