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Polymer solar cell hopes to claim new record

5 monthes ago   |   By Chemical & Engineering

Engineering two organic molecules for better compatibility boosts the conversion efficiency of polymer solar cells to 14.2%
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Acer announces two new high-end Chromebooks

Acer announces two new high-end Chromebooks

5 monthes ago   |   By MobileSyrup

Acer is bringing a few new Chromebooks to market that are getting closer to competing with Google's Pixelbook in terms of build-quality. The two 13-inch notebooks are called the Acer Chromebook Spin 13 and the Acer Chromebook 13. Acer also announced a larger Chromebook called the Spin 15. Acer is calling the two 13-inch models business class, meaning that they are more in line with the high-end Chromebook market. Both of these machines even have a 3:2 aspect ratio that is the same as Google's Pixelbook. They also feature the 8th generation of Intel's Core chipsets. The Chromebooks are both...
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Hands on with Acer's premium Chromebooks and Helios 500

5 monthes ago   |   By Engadget

If you've been turned off by the limited horsepower in Chromebooks so far, Acer's new Spin 13 might be for you. It sports either an Intel Core i3 or Core i5 CPU, something we've only seen in Google's pricey Pixelbook. In a brief hands-on session at A...
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Acer's new Chromebook 15 and Chromebook Spin 15 coming this summer for $349 and up

5 monthes ago   |   By Liliputing

Acer is is one of the biggest Chromebook makers around... and the company makes some of the biggest Chromebooks. I don't think anyone else offers Chrome OS laptops with 15.6 inch displays, but Acer's been doing it for years. The latest Acer Chromebook 15 is a relatively low-cost laptop with an Intel Apollo Lake processor,...
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Acer announces Nitro VG0 and RG0 gaming monitors

Acer announces Nitro VG0 and RG0 gaming monitors

5 monthes ago   |   By TechRadar

At Acer's global event it announced a range of new IPS monitors with AMD FreeSync technology and response times as fast as 1ms, which offers incredibly smooth gaming performance. First up there is the Acer Nitro VG0 series, which will be available in 27-inch, 23.8-inch and 21.5-inch sizes, and will support 4K UHD , WQHD and full HD resolutions, respectively. They come with 144 Hz refresh rates, and numerous features we've come to expect from Acer's monitors, such as pre-set configurations for various types of games. They will also have 2W stereo speakers, HDMI, VGA and DisplayPort...
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Acer Swift 5 slims down, gets bigger display for 2018

Acer Swift 5 slims down, gets bigger display for 2018

5 monthes ago   |   By SlashGear

Acer announced a ton of new Chromebooks during its New York press conference today, but if you weren't swayed by those, then you might want to have a look at the new Swift 5 notebook. Developed with portability in mind, the Swift 5 might be a better choice than one of Acer's new Chromebooks if you're looking for something with...
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Hands-On With Acer's New Affordable Chromebook 15

Hands-On With Acer's New Affordable Chromebook 15

5 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

For those in the market for a Chromebook with a larger display, the Chromebook 15 line from Acer is no longer the only option to consider as the company has now announced a new Chromebook Spin 15 model as a premium alternative. While this will technically now be seen as the better option to go for thanks to the inclusion of a 360-degree rotating hinge, the one benefit the Chromebook 15 has over the Spin 15, is the price. As it is a more affordable Chromebook in general while still offering the same larger screen size. Now the company has two new options for Chromebook 15 buyers to...
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Hands On With Acer's Chromebook 13 & Spin 13

Hands On With Acer's Chromebook 13 & Spin 13

5 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Along with the Chromebook Spin 15 , Acer also announced a smaller version in the Chromebook Spin 13. This one is much smaller than the 15.6-inch Chromebook that was also announced and is likely going to be its most popular one. It also sports a slightly taller display, with a 3:2 aspect ratio. It's a 13.5-inch display with a resolution of 2256×1504 which actually makes it a rather high-resolution display for a Chromebook these days. It is a touch screen, since it is part of the Spin lineup, so you are able to fold it back and use it like a tent and even as a tablet. Now the regular...
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Acer introduces Chromebook Spin 13 and Chromebook 13

5 monthes ago   |   By Liliputing

Acer is adding two new premium models to its Chromebook lineup. The new Acer Chromebook 13 features a 13.5 inch, 2256 x 1504 pixel IPS display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and support for up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM and up to an Intel Core i3-8130U dual-core Kaby Lake Refresh processor. The Acer Chromebook...
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Hands On With Acer's Chromebook Spin 15 Convertible

Hands On With Acer's Chromebook Spin 15 Convertible

5 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Acer announced a slew of new Chromebooks at its global launch event in New York City today, including the new Chromebook Spin 15. It's a larger Chromebook from Acer that has a 1080p touch-enabled display. Since this is in the Spin lineup, that means that it is a touchscreen model and can be used in tent mode and as a tablet. Making it a great option if you are looking for a tablet that runs Chrome OS (of course, Acer has that too, in the form of the Chromebook Tab 10). The Chromebook Spin 15 is a pretty big Chromebook from Acer, it has a fairly large 15.6-inch display, but also some...
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Acer announces four new Chromebooks, two of which are 2-in-1s

Acer announces four new Chromebooks, two of which are 2-in-1s

5 monthes ago   |   By Android Central

Sales begin this month.
While we sit around dreaming of what we'll see with the Pixelbook 2, Acer's got a few new Chromebooks for us to check out in the form of the Chromebook 15, Chromebook Spin 15, Chromebook 13, and Chromebook Spin 13.
The 13-series Chromebooks are actually the more powerful of the bunch, so let's start there. Both come with 13.5-inch 2256 x 1504 IPS displays with a 3:2 aspect ratio, but the Chromebook Spin 13 comes with a 2-in-1 design that allows you to flip the keyboard back and use it like a tablet. There's also Wacom stylus support if you're into that sort of...
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Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app to be launched on October 26

Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app to be launched on October 26

Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most anticipated games of the year, but if you don't own a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you won't be able to play it. Developer Rockstar Games... Read more ...

Google's Pixel 3 reportedly suffers from multitasking memory issue

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