The gorgeous LG Watch Urbane is about to hit store shelves as Acer bets its chips on the US market with a couple new devices.
We know all about the LG Watch Urbane by now, a smart watch that proved to be the perfect blend of great aesthetics and functionality during our hands-on time with it. The only questions remaining surround its pricing and availability, and while we are not sure about the former, we now know this desirable wearable will hit the market sooner than later.
LG has announced the LG Watch Urbane will hit its hometown, South Korea, this week. Meanwhile, other countries will getting “this month” via the Google Store. Countries listed in the initial rollout include “Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.”
Opinion: I fell in lov ewith the LG Watch Urbane the first moment I saw it, but I also believe it won’t be a cheat smartwatch to own. I expect to pay about $300 for it, which is a high price in the wearable world.
Acer had a good amount of new products to announce, but a couple of them called our attention. Let’s talk about the Acer Liquid X2 first, the only device Acer has manufactured for the USA market so far.
All things considered, it is looking like a formidable smartphone. Specs include a 64-bit octa-core processor, a 5.5-inch HD screen and a massive 4000 mAh battery (WOW!). In terms of camera, it holds a 13 MP shooter with an f/1.8 aperture lens. But the cherry on top is a feature we rarely see coming to the USA; the Liquid X2 has support for three SIM cards!
Opinion: This phone is looking to be the ultimate road warrior, a niche Acer could really exploit in the USA. This phone will probably last days, for starters. The fact that is has a great camera (or so it seems) and support for multiple SIM cards should also make your trips much more pleasing.
Acer has proven it’s not the best at coming up with computer names, but this specific one is a bit of an aberration. Their new Chromebook is named the CB3-531, but we don’t really care about the name. What matters is what the laptop can offer, and it happens to be quite a bit.
This is priced at $199, so don’t expect a powerhouse. It’s a great affordable device for those who want a casual experience on a large screen. The CB3-531 comes with an Intel Celeron processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and a massive 15.6-inch 1366x768p display. Acer also promises about 11 hours of battery life, which is outstanding.
Opinion: I wouldn’t say this computer is amazing, but it is a great deal if you happen to like larger screens. Could be good for a student, or maybe to use as a casual living room computer. It launches in July – are you signing up for one?