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Acer’s Aspire range grows with slick and stylish arrivals for 2018

Acer announced major refreshes for its Aspire range at IFA 2018, including three new notebooks and a suave all-in-one desktop.

While the Aspire Z 24 all-in-one boasts an elegant design and a beefy processor, the new Aspire notebook range – comprising the Acer Aspire 3, 5, and 7 – should cover everyone’s working needs.

Check out our in-depth range guide below to find which of the Acer Aspire newcomers should be invited into your home.

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Acer Aspire Z 24 all-in-one

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  • 8th Generation Intel Core i7+ CPU
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics
  • 32GB Intel Optane memory
  • 23.8-inch Full HD IPS display

Acer’s stylish all-in-one has been built with multitasking in mind, with an 8th Generation Intel Core i7+ CPU ploughing through simple tasks such as web browsing and Netflix binging.

Support of up to 32GB of Intel Optane memory keeps the Aspire Z 24 all-in-one ticking along smoothly, while the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU will please casual gamers and Fortnite fans.

At just 11mm thin and rocking a glossy V-shaped metal stand, this all-in-one flaunts style without dominating the room. The 23.8-inch touchscreen Full HD display and can be viewed at up to 178 degrees too.

Acer TrueHarmony and Dolby Audio Premium tech also give the dual stereo speakers a boost if you don’t fancy using headphones.

And with four digital microphones built in, you’re able to boss Alexa or Cortana about, whether you want a weather update, to skip a track or simply want to do a web search but can’t be bothered to hammer the keyboard.

There’s not too long to wait for the Acer Aspire Z 24, as it will be available in North America and Europe this October at a fairly reasonable €899.99/$899. A UK price and release date are yet to be confirmed, but we’ll update this as soon as we learn more.

Acer Aspire 7

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  • 8th Generation Intel Core i7 and i5 CPU
  • Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics
  • 16GB DDR4 memory
  • 15.6-inch 4K display

The Acer Aspire 7 is yet another example that an Ultrabook doesn’t have to be big and bulky to offer a beefcake performance.

Despite being only 16.9mm and weighing in at 1.5kg, the Aspire 7 has an 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8705G CPU that can tear through most tasks, including photo and video editing. There’s also the option for an Intel Core i5-8305G processor if you’re happy to sacrifice a bit of power.

The Aspire 7 also features up to 16GB DDR4 memory and 512GB SD storage, while also having a Radeon RX Vega GL graphics card.

The 4K (3840×2160) display, meanwhile, has been given a boost with Acer’s ColorBlast technology and Acer Color Intelligence. The speakers feature Dolby Atmos sound and Acer TrueHarmony technology, so you’ll be tempted to scrap the headphones for good.

There’s no details on price or release date just yet, but fingers crossed it’ll arrive before the end of the year.

Acer Aspire 5

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  • 8th Generation Intel Core i7 CPU
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU
  • 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display

The Aspire 5 represents the mid-range notebook of the series. It may not be the best option for creatives, but the 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce MC150 GPU can still handle most tasks with ease.

The 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display looks stylish surrounded by the narrow 7.82mm bezels. The hairline brushed pattern and premium aluminum cover further add to the Aspire 5’s snazzy looks.

Acer’s TrueHarmony Audio ensures music sounds superb when blared out the speakers, while support for multiple personal assistants open the possibility of having Alexa make your life easier.

The Acer Aspire 5 will be available in Europe from December, with prices starting at €549, which currently converts to £492. There’s yet to be any news on official UK prices or a release date yet, mind.

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Acer Aspire 3

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  • 14-inch Full HD display
  • 8GB memory

The entry-level member of the Acer Aspire family may not pack the power of its beefier siblings, but its still looks to be a great option for binging Netflix seasons and browsing through Instagram with 8GB of RAM helping things along.

The 14-inch Full HD display should do your videos and photos justice, while the option to upgrade the Acer Aspire 3’s storage mean you won’t have to choose between holiday pictures to upload.

Available in a variety of colours, you’ll be able to pick the notebook to best suit your personality. There’s no settling for regulation black here.

And those still refusing to jump aboard the streaming bandwagon can pay extra to get an optional built-in DVD drive. HDMI and three USB ports mean you’ve got monitor and peripheral options there.

The Acer Aspire 3 will available in Europe from December, with a reasonable starting price of €399 (£357 based on current rates). UK prices and release dates are yet to be revealed, but we’ll update you once we find out more.

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