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All the new laptops, tablets, VR headsets and more from Acer's global press conference

Acer showed off a ton of new gear, including gaming laptops, new 2-in-1 hybrids, a smartwatch, and even its long-promised VR headset.

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Acer Predator Triton 700

Acer is pitching this as a super-thin premium gaming laptop. It's 18.9mm thick, which is pretty slim for a gaming laptop.

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It's got an interesting look, with fans and cooling components sitting above the mechanical keyboard, which gets pushed forward. Why push it forward? Because the touchpad now sits above the keyboard.

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We've seen similar variations before, they usually don't work well, but it's at least a change from the usual, and getting a mechanical keyboard is a great gamer-friendly feature.

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Acer Aspire U27

Acer says this the first fanless all-in-one, which is an interesting idea. It could help a bedroom or family room PC run extra quiet.

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The system has a unibody back panel and a Windows Hello camera for facial-recognition login.

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Leap Ware

Acer's new smartwatch includes the usual extras, like a heart-rate monitor, and the face is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass SR.

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The demo we saw seemed to indicate that it has a blood pressure monitor, but Acer would not confirm that as a feature.

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Acer Windows Mixed Reality headset

We've seen this a couple of times before, but this is our most in-depth look at this new VR headset to date.

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It's designed to be less expensive than the $600-and-up current PC VR headsets, and run on lower-end hardware.

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Acer Predator Helios 300

A portable laptop for higher-end gamers, the Helios goes up to the Nvidia 1060 GPU, which is great for current-gen VR.

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It also has Acer's AeroBlade 3D fan (basically it's metal instead of plastic, and not a totally flat design), which can push a lot of air through the system for extra cooling.

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Acer Predator X27 gaming monitor

This is a true 4K monitor, with a 144Hz refresh rate and a very low 4ms response time.

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It's a quantum dot display, which is the same nanocrystal tech used in some higher-end big-screen TVs. Also like many high-end TVs, it's an HDR-compatible display (hat stands for "high dynamic range").

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Acer Swift 1

This new laptop is 15mm thick (Acer says "14.95mm"), with an all-metal design, in gold, silver and pink.

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It has a full-HD IPS 13.3-inch display with Acer's blue light filters, which claim to reduce eyestrain.

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Acer Swift 3

This step-up system adds Nvidia graphics, although we're not sure which GPU chips yet. And yes, it's also available in pink.

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A less-expensive version of the high-end Acer Switch Alpha 12 tablet, this new 12-inch Switch 3 trades Intel core i-series CPUs for low-power Pentium N4200 chips.

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The Switch 3 offers a detachable keyboard cover, a kickstand, and a handful of USB-A and USB-C ports. It includes 64GB of SSD storage.

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Acer Switch 5

This is a more premium tablet, with the same fanless liquid cooling hardware as the Alpha 12. It has an "auto-retracting" kickstand for one-touch adjustments.

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There's a fingerprint reader, located on the side edge of the tablet, which is the first time we've seen that.

See more from Acer's April, 2017 press event here.

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