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If there was ever a term for the opposite of “resting on their laurels,” China smartphone brand OPPO is the complete embodiment of it. Only last month, the company announced and subsequently released a dual-camera OPPO F3 Plus, which turned out to be a hit with consumers, selling over 8,000 units on its first 3 days on sale.

Now, there’s an even more affordable version of the same, sporting the same dual-camera setup up front, but a smaller screen and of course, a reduced price. It’s called the OPPO F3, and it features a 5.5-inch Full HD in-cell touchscreen display, plus a lot of the same highlight features from its big brother, the OPPO F3 Plus. The most interesting thing about it is the fact that its form factor lends itself to a more ergonomic overall experience, which is why it might just end up selling even more in this selfie-crazed world.

We haven’t got the full details yet, but we know that the OPPO F3 comes with a 13MP rear auto-focus camera with LED flash, 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage. The dual-cam thingie on the front boasts a 16MP main sensor, and a Double wide-angle view for selfies with your friends. We’ll update this post with pricing and release info as soon as we get it.

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Acer‘s got gaming laptops, ultra-thin laptops, and desktop PCs. But what about 2-in-1 computers? They’ve got those too, of course. The Taiwan PC giant today announced a couple of new hybrid tablet PCs that are set to take on Microsoft’s Surface Pro. They are called the Acer Switch 5 and Acer Switch 3, and both are equipped with 7th-gen Intel Kaby Lake processors as well as LiquidLoop fanless cooling. And as 2-in-1s, they are both compatible with proprietary Acer removable wireless keyboards.

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Is there a new “standard-sized” laptop in Acer‘s latest line-up? You bet. After announcing the monstrous new Predator Triton 700 and Predator Helios 300 series, as well as the flagship-level Acer Swift 3 Ultrabook, Acer announced another new model that’s more geared towards the mainstream laptop market. Dubbed the Acer Swift 1, it’s now the most affordable model out of Acer’s Swift series of Intel-powered Ultrabooks.

But make no mistake, the Acer Swift 1 has features that would give many regular notebooks in its size and price range a run for their money. For starters, the Swift 1 features a Full HD 13.3-inch display. It runs on either Intel Pentium or Celeron processors, comes with 4GB RAM, and offers either 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of SSD or eMMC storage.

The Swift 1 also includes ultra-fast 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and even though it packs in everything it’s got into a 14.95mm thin package that weighs just 2.87 lbs, it can last up to 10 hours of use before needing a recharge. That’s great value for something that’s going to be priced only €399 or a little over around Php 21,000. Expect to see it in June in the following colors: Pure Silver, Luxury Gold, and Sakura Pink.



Acer’s focus at the next@acer event in New York City today wasn’t just on pure gaming laptops. The company also announced additions to their Swift series of thin and light ultrabooks, namely a new model that’s called simply the Acer Swift 3. And if you’re unfamiliar with Acer’s naming convention for this line-up, you might be confused and end up thinking it’s a less powerful version of the already-available Swift 7.

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That big and bold Predator Triton 700 ultra-thin gaming laptop that Acer just announced may be the new hotness, but it isn’t for everyone. We mean, if that 250k price tag wasn’t any indication, it’s configured mainly for a very specific type of gamer. But what about the rest of us, you may cry. Well, fortunately, Acer’s got that covered. Announced at today’s next@acer global launch event held in New York City, Acer’s new Predator Helios 300 series takes care more of the mainstream laptop gamers’s market. Here’s what you need to know.

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It’s barely even a category at the moment, but Acer has just turned the market for ultra-thin gaming laptops on its head. Applying innovations that haven’t been seen before to their highly-successful Predator gaming notebook formula, the Taiwan-based PC maker has come up with the world’s most powerful ultra-portable gaming laptop.

It’s called the Acer Predator Triton 700, and it uses a fairly unique design to deliver results that cannot be achieved on basically anything else that’s not an actual desktop computer. We’re not exaggerating here, if Acer is to be believed, then the performance that they were able to achieve with their new Predator Triton 700 rivals that of laptops that are up to 5x thicker than it. It stands at 18mm thick, and runs on Intel’s 7th-gen Kaby Lake processors with 32GB DDR4 RAM, and there’s two PCIe SSDs onboard.

The kicker: it also has a fully-backlit mechanical keyboard, plus a Gorilla Glass-protected touchpad that’s in an unconventional but supposedly optimal position. The Predator Triton 700 will go on sale first in the U.S. this coming August, and it won’t be cheap. It’s priced €3,399 or just a little around Php 250,000. Read on for more photos and a quick video!

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Is there room for yet another Android-powered mid-range smartphone in the 15k price range? China-based smartphone maker Vivo seems to think so. In India, the company has just announced a new model in its now-extended V5 series of handsets. It’s called the Vivo V5s, and it’s a dead ringer for the original Vivo V5, except it has a better audio-visual experience and more internal storage available. The Vivo V5s boasts what Vivo calls a 20MP Moonlight Selfie camera, which is coupled with a secondary 8MP front-facing camera for wide-angle group selfies. And it comes with a Hi-Fi audio chip built right in, for that extra immersive music listening experience. It hasn’t been announced outside of India yet, but over there, it’s already available for pre-order, to be released on May 6th. It’s priced 18,990 rupees or around 14,000 Pesos–so right in the middle of the V5 Plus and V5 Lite. Read on for a quick specs list.

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