Just under a couple of weeks ago the lovely people of Acer took a select group of tech and lifestyle bloggers to the enchanting city of Edinburgh as part of the AcerLiveBlog 2014, a city that I absolutely adore. With its imposing and decadent architecture it was the perfect backdrop for the weekend. There was a mild drizzle in the air but you could walk around without the burden of a heavy coat. I've also had a chance to test out the new devices Acer has released at the moment, namely the Acer Liquid Jade phone. The Switch 10, The Iconia Tab 8 and the Acer Leap smartwatch. After some initial setup problems the devices all began to work but this was primarily because of the poor internet connection at the hotel. As someone who only has experience using Apple devices I have to admit there was a steep learning curve for me, especially since the devices did not just work out of the box and you needed a fair amount of tinkering to get going. We had a range of challenges to perform as a group which included trying the infamous deep fried mars bar and working from the cafe where J.K Rowling wrote the Harry Potter books.
My favourite device among them all had to be the Switch 10. With its versatility and light weight it made the perfect laptop replacement on the go. The detachable screen which doubles up as a tablet was also great offering the best of both worlds. We were put up in the beautiful G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh which was previously known as the Missoni Hotel. You can read all about the hotel in my post over here. Although we were only there for the weekend it sure felt like we were there longer and I've made some great new friends along the way. I would like to thank Acer for a wonderful trip. I can't wait to go back.