Chandrahas Panigrahi Joins Acer as Business Head
May 11 15
Acer announced that it has appointed Chandrahas Panigrahi as business head for its consumer business group in India. He will be reporting directly to Harish Kohli, MD, Acer India. Panigrahi has joined the company as senior director, consumer business from 04 May, 2015. In the new role, Panigrahi will be heading the consumer business group which includes the consumer product management team, retail management team, e-commerce, modern trade and distribution teams. Panigrahi has over 15 years of industry experience in the technology domain spanning components and personal computing. prior to the company, he has worked in different profiles ranging from consumer business, retail management, product management, marketing and distribution.
Acer Inc. Reports Unaudited Sales Results for the Month and Year to Date Ended April 30, 2015
May 11 15
Acer Inc. reported unaudited sales results for the month and year to date ended April 30, 2015. For the month, the company reported sales of TWD 15,823,872 compared to TWD 19,253,431 a year ago.
For the year to date, the company reported sales of TWD 83,920,807 compared to TWD 95,984,027 a year ago.
Acer Inc. Introduces New Android 5.0 Tablet for Digital Education in Schools
May 8 15
Acer Inc. has introduced its new Acer Iconia Tab 10 for Education, an Android 5.0 tablet that enables digital education in schools. Designed with the classroom environment in mind, the Acer Iconia Tab 10 has a durable, comfortable design, a 10-inch full HD Gorilla Glass 4 display, and Acer Precision Plus make learning mobile and enjoyable. Acer is working with Google to join the Google Education ecosystem, bringing accessible technology and richer resources to classrooms. As technology has been incorporated more broadly across K-12 classrooms, schools want to deploy devices that are easy to use, durable, manageable, and budget-friendly, and can be used as the foundation for a lifetime of learning for students. The durable design, full HD display and interactive features will help make learning more creative and collaborative. Designed for the education environment, the Acer Iconia Tab 10 is durable, as it stands up to heavy-use schools and classrooms. The reinforced front frame withstands bending and twisting, while minerals are added to the rear cover to increase toughness. Plus, the anti-slip textured finish is comfortable to hold and helps students keep a firm grip on the tablet. Even the 10.1-inch display is more durable due to Corning Gorilla Glass 4 that is damage- and scratch-resistant. The anti-fingerprint coating keeps the display clean and reduces smudges. The 10.1-inch 1920x1200 resolution Full HD display has Zero Air Gap technology for brighter images and better visibility in sunlight, so students can take it outdoors for labs and experiments. Also, when it's time for reading, students can put their Iconia Tab 10 in Reading Mode to reduce the harmful blue light emission by up to 60% for less eye strain. The Iconia Tab 10 is durable while being light and portable, so it can be used both in the classroom and for outdoor activities. It weighs only 540 grams (1.19 pounds) and measures only 260w x 176d x 9.7h mm (10.26w x 6.93d x 0.38h inches). The new tablet features Acer Precision Plus technology, which enables more varied and accurate content creation. Tablets with Acer Precision Plus have touch sensors that are more densely placed than those with general touch panels, and enable students to write, draw and create with pencil or stylus in a finer tip at just 2mm. This extra precision also lets students pinpoint anything on the display with greater accuracy and experience fewer mistakes. The Iconia Tab 10 has NFC built in with setup and sharing capabilities. Teachers or IT administrations can set up a whole classroom of tablets in minutes simply by tapping them together. It features Acer's Iconia Suite of creativity and touch tools that let students simplify tasks and get quick access to frequently-used apps with intuitive touch gestures. The Iconia Suite includes note-taking app EZ Note, screenshot capture app EZ Snap, gesture wake-up app EZ WakeUp, and the EZ Gadget widget for quick access to essential tools. The Acer Iconia Tab 10 delivers up to 7.5 hours of battery life, so students can use them for several classes throughout the day. Powered by an Intel Atom quad core processor, the Iconia Tab 10 can multi-task with multiple tabs and apps. The new tablet features 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of on-board storage. The tablet can be connected to share video and to other peripherals via USB 2.0, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0. The SD card reader supports up to 64GB memory cards to access and transfer files. Model, Availability and Pricing: the Acer Iconia Tab 10 will be available in North America in May with prices starting at USD 299, and in selected countries in EMEA in May with prices starting at USD 299. There are several optional accessories schools can choose to further enhance learning and teaching on the Acer Iconia Tab 10. They include a stylus, protective film, bumper case, protective sleeve and wireless keyboard dock. Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region.