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[30 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Replacing a rusty Nautilus Mini pin

I was originally going to write about this later, but after seeing a thread about rusted springs on Reddit, I thought I’d take a few minutes and finish the photos now.

If you’ve washed your Nautilus Mini, you may have come across the problem of a rusted pin, which isn’t a good thing. While the Nautilus Mini is an amazing tank for vaping, the spring itself has a couple of flaws, if you run into them.

There is a fix, though.

Computing, Hardware »

[4 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Acer Aspire Revo 3700 review

One of the recent computers to cross the desks here at RGB Filter Acer’s latest iteration of the Revo nettop line, the AR3700. Powered by the second generation dual core Atom processor and Nvidia’s ION 2 graphics chip, the low cost machine is a computer looking for a niche to fill. With Window 7 Home Premium, it’s certainly capable of handling light processing duties such as web surfing, email and document creation, and at about $350, including keyboard and mouse, it makes for a decent machine for someone looking for …

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[15 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Acer releases new Aspire Z all-in-one and Revo nettop

When the Acer Aspire Revo series of mini desktop computers were released last year they were some of the first in a new generation of PC’s dubbed nettops. The Revo was one of the first nettops to pair the low powered Intel Atom CPU with Nvidia’s ION chipset – ION integrates a GeForce 9400 graphics card allowing net-tops equipped with it to function as a set-top box connected to your TV to play back video content. Using Window Media Centre or XBMC the Revo was a great little PC, sadly …

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[5 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]

If you were in the market for a new notebook, but the thin and light category just doesn’t have the oomph you need, don’t worry.  Along with the new TimelineX notebooks announced yesterday, Acer’s also announced the AS5745 and AS 7745, of those who want some additional horsepower.  The AS5745 Series sports a 15.6″ 1366 x 768 display, while the AS7745 has a larger 17.3″ 1600×900 screen.
Some systems will be available with Blu-ray and ATI Mobility Radeon GPUs (5650 or 5850).  For those who need to make sure ALL …

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[4 Aug 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a update to Acer’s Timeline series of thin and light notebooks.  In fact, when they launched in North America, they weren’t officially known as Timeline machines at all, but the rather more pedestrian model numbers, such as the AS1410, which we took a look at last September.  At the time, the AS1410 represented a great value for someone looking for something more powerful than a netbook, without the bulk that a more traditional notebook.  Due to the ultra low voltage CPUs in the …

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[28 Jul 2010 | 4 Comments | ]

Acer, a company that’s grown from relative obscurity outside the DIY computer building community to the world’s number 2 computer maker in just a few short years, has announced three new desktop line ups for Canada, covering the spectrum from the small form factor X3 series to the monstrous Predator gaming rig.  Playing the mama bear role, is the more traditional M3.
The Acer Aspire M3 series is a standard desktop tower, and will come with AMD Athlon II or Intel Core i3 / Core i5 processors and ATI Radeon 5570 …

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[22 Sep 2009 | 8 Comments | ]

Ever since the netbook market took off, tech pundits have been asking “What are the defining characteristics of a netbook?”  Is it price, size, storage or some combination thereof?  I can safely say that Aspire AS 1410 (also known as the Acer Timeline in Europe but oddly rebranded here) should not only be considered on the fence between netbooks and ‘thin and light’ machines.  It pretty much IS the fence.
With an 11.4″, 1366 x768 display and a full sized keyboard that feels as expansive as the prairies compared to the …