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Acer Ethos 5951 15in laptop

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Holey moley, a detachable touchpad

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Mainstream performance

The MediaRemote has a rechargeable battery and a wireless range of ten or so metres. You can see it pulled apart at the FCC website here.

PCMark 7

Acer Ethos 5951 15in laptop PCMark 7

Longer bars are better

PCMark Vantage

Acer Ethos 5951 15in laptop PCMark Vantage

Longer bars are better

3DMark 06

Acer Ethos 5951 15in laptop 3DMark 06

Longer bars are better

With the MediaRemote in your hand you can sit back on your sofa and navigate around websites. If you're really weird, you could watch PowerPoint or something of that ilk. When the MediaRemote is detached the left and right mouse buttons remain in the chassis so you make selections by tapping the pad but you can't use the MediaRemote to perform right clicks.

PCMark Vantage Battery Life Test

Acer Ethos 5951 15in laptop battery life

Battery life in minutes
Longer bars are better

If that was the limit of the MediaRemote's abilities, I would have been underwhelmed - the technology would be no better than a Smartphone loaded with a suitable app. However, I was only scratching the surface.

Acer Ethos 5951 15in laptop specs

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

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