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Acer Aspires to a Greater Ethos

At a Glance

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At a Glance

Acer's Ethos is a good entertainment laptop with a few warts, particularly with the pointing device.

Price when rated: 1499
Lowest price: $2,500.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace


  • Audio playback quality for movies is excellent
  • Big, bright display good for getting work done


  • Viewing angles on the LCD are poor
  • The detachable touchpad is terrible

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Damaged Lithium Ion battery explodes

Sep 17, 2014 12:00 AM

Japan's National Institute for Technology and Evaluation (NITE) tested a Lithium Ion battery about the size of one used in a cellphone. It was struck with a hammer then left on a work bench, unconnected from any apparatus. The result was explosive.


Damaged Lithium Ion battery explodes

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