Acer Launches New Predator Gaming Devices
Oct 2 15
Acer has launched a number of gaming products under its Predator brand, including a tablet and several notebooks and desktops, Digitimes reported. The products will become available in Taiwan from November. Acer's Predator 8 gaming tablet features an 8-inch 1,920 by 1,200 display and is priced at around TWD 10,000 (USD 303). Acer's Predator notebooks are priced at more than TWD 90,000 and is expected to see limited sales due to their high prices.
Acer Unveils Four New Notebooks
Sep 22 15
Qualcomm Technologies Inc. has announced that Acer Inc. has unveiled Acer Aspire V 13 and Aspire V Nitro notebooks, as well as the Aspire R 13 convertible notebook, which will feature Qualcomm VIVE 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Qualcomm MU | EFX MU-MIMO technology. For everything from gaming to 4K video streaming, the benefits are clear: VIVE Wi-Fi with MU | EFX MU-MIMO is designed to deliver downloads that are three times faster than those of other 802.11ac products, especially on crowded networks. That's because MU-MIMO networks increase connection efficiency by serving multiple devices simultaneously. The next generation of the Acer Aspire R convertible notebook series looks to maximize productivity with sleek hardware that seamlessly blends function and form to suit your needs. These versatile devices gracefully transition between four distinct modes: Laptop which provides the classic keyboard input; display that flips the monitor for easy collaboration, tent which locks the device into an A-frame for confined spaces; and tablet that makes full use of the touchscreen for casual computing. The refreshed Aspire V Nitro notebooks remain the computing powerhouses fans of the series have come to expect. Both 17-inch and 15-inch Aspire V Nitro models feature a brand new slot-antenna design, which is discretely positioned to ensure full 360-degree coverage. Add that to the VIVE Wi-Fi with MU | EFX MU-MIMO technology, and anybody looking for an immersive multimedia or gaming experience with no lag is sure to be happy. Consider the new Aspire V 13 notebook for anybody from college students to business professionals looking for well-rounded computing and unrivaled connectivity wherever they happen to be. These notebooks feature Acer CrystalEye HD webcams, and are Skype for Business certified, which promises an audio visual experience without gaps or lags. And Cortana, Microsoft's personal digital assistant, is at the ready to help with everything from managing your calendar to tracking packages.
Acer Inc. Unveils Acer Chromebook R 11
Sep 18 15
Acer Inc. has added Acer Chromebook R 11, a new convertible Chromebook to its line-up. The new Chromebook is packed with the latest technology and features for a faster, more productive and flexible user experience. Following the success of Chromebook line since Acer entered the space in 2011, the Chromebook R 11 is Acer's first convertible notebook. It easily transitions between four usage modes: laptop, pad, display and tent modes, letting customers enjoy the Chromebook in a variety of settings. The Chromebook R 11 is equipped with Acer's patented 360 degrees dual-torque hinge design, enabling customers to manipulate the display to any degree that is most comfortable for the setting. The dual-torque hinges keep the display secure and stable during touch control and while switching between the modes. Always smart, the audio channel output automatically reverses as the display changes orientation. Since the classic laptop experience is still a crucial part of the way people use their Chromebooks, users will find themselves right at home in laptop mode when they need to access the keyboard for an efficient and productive input experience. Pushing back the Chromebook into display mode hides the keyboard and brings the display closer to make the most of visuals and entertainment. As the Chromebook R 11 is flipped, the on-screen image automatically rotates 180 degrees to the correct viewing orientation. Tent mode provides an ideal viewing and touch experience in confined spaces such as when traveling on a plane or train. Push the display back 360 degrees so the Chromebook converts to pad mode for a quick and efficient way to play, share and browse. The Chromebook R 11 supports both landscape and portrait pad modes. At just 19.2 mm thin and weighing less than 1.25 kg, the Chromebook R 11 is designed to slip into book bags and backpacks effortlessly. This lightweight computer also packs a huge punch with Intel Celeron processors, ultra-fast 2x2 MIMO 802.11ac wireless connection, USB 3.0 port, and fast boot time. The Chromebook R 11 packs style as well as substance. The premium aluminum top cover is imprinted for a uniquely textured metallic finish using Acer nano-imprint technology The 11.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) screen with wide viewing angle is complemented by an HD webcam with HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging, with a crisp and vibrant touch screen display. The LED-backlit LCD screen has integrated 10-point touch, supporting Tap, Swipe and Pinch to Zoom gestures so any web page or app can benefit. The Acer Chromebook R 11 is the ideal device for a range of customers who view, edit, create and collaborate in programs such as Microsoft Office Online documents and Google Docs. Chromebooks are simple to use and ideal for sharing by multiple users, since users can log into their own account to access Docs, website bookmarks and other information. Storage on Google Drive protects files, documents, and photos safely in the cloud, and ensures that the most current version of the file or document is always available and safe, even if the Chromebook is lost or stolen. Security is a key benefit of the Chrome OS, as it's automatically updated to guard against ever-changing online threats. In addition, the Supervised Users feature helps get customers online in a safe, controlled way. The Acer Chromebook R 11 will be available in North America in October with prices starting from $299. It will also be available in EMEA starting in November at prices starting at EUR 299.