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Monday, September 02, 2013
Acer at IFA: 24-inch Android AIO, 27" WQHD LED Display, 10.1-inch Iconia A3 And The 6-inch Liquid S2 Smartphone

Acer will have a strong presense at IFA 2013 with the introduction of a 24-inch all-in-one running Android, the 10.1-inch Iconia A3 Android, an updated Aspire R7 series with active pen and Haswell, a 27" WQHD LED Display as well as the 6-inch Liquid S2, smartphone - the first to shoot 4K video.

All-in-One Desktops

The Acer DA241HL is the first All-in-One based on the Android OS and NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor from Acer. It's designed to offer users the same familiar experience as with tablets and smartphones. The company also took the opportunity at IFA to launch several new All-in-Ones, including the flexible Aspire U5-610, the Aspire Z3-105 and the Aspire Z3-610.

With the DA214HL, Acer introduces the first Full HD touch 24-inch AiO based on Android Jelly Bean 4.2 and featuring NVIDIA Tegra quad-core performance. The device is offering the same familiar interface used on other Android devices on a PC.

The Android OS unlocks a world of games and productivity solutions, and the same 1 million+ apps from the Google Market can be accessed across multiple Android devices under the same user account. On top of it, the DA241HL can offer a personalized experience to each family member, as it allows the customization of settings and apps for up to 5 users.

Thanks to MHL connectivity, the DA241HL can transmit smartphone content to a larger display. It can also connect to any PC with Windows 8 via an HDMI port or USB cable becoming a 2-point Touch Display. In addition, the tilting angle of 20 to 75.

The Acer DA241HL will be available mid-October with a starting price of €429.

The Aspire U5-610 is a home AiO. It couples the latest 4th generation Intel Core processors with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 760M; plus up to 16 GB DDR3 memory.

On the 23" Full HD touch display that touts wide viewing angle colours, saturation and contrast are fine-tuned by Acer's CineBoost Color Engine (ACCE). CONEQ Sound Technology expands the sound images to better match visual movie effects and maximise sound coverage regardless of users sit. Acer Remote helps to control Windows 8 via iOS or Android mobile devices. Pairing an iOS or Android mobile device with the Aspire U5-610 via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth unleashes a series of remote applications over the touchpad, media, keypad, Windows 8 Metro, Power point and Laser control.

The Aspire U5-610 also features a Full HD webcam with up to a 75 wide Field of View (FOV). Moreover, to friends or business contacts clearly hear what users are saying, the Acer Purified.Voice provides clear communication with no volume reduction by tracking the speaker's voice and eliminating background noise. The HDMI with MHL support lets users access and share content on a bigger screen from their mobile devices while charging.

The Acer Aspire U5-610 will be available in December with a starting price of €1,129.

The Aspire Z3-105 is powered with AMD's latest A series quad-core processors and Radeon graphic solutions. The 23" full HD touch display with IPS technology grants life-like colours, while front-facing Harman Kardon speakers and Dolby Home Theater v4 surround sound ensure a cinematic audio. The tablet also features front-facing ports and a webcam.

The Acer Aspire Z3-105 will be available in December with a starting price of €799.

The Aspire Z3-610 all-in-one desktop is available with Intel's 4th generation processors and it can pack either integrated graphics from Intel or Nvidia's GeForce GT 740M graphic solution. It comes with a 23" full HD touch display with IPS technology, front-facing Harman Kardon speakers and Dolby Home Theater v4 surround sound.

The Acer Aspire Z3-610 will be available in January with a starting price of €799.

Acer T272HUL 27" WQHD LED Display

The new Acer T272HUL display is featuring a 27-inch WQHD LED display with 10-point multi-touch. The built-in webcam and microphone allows users to set-up video conferences in full HD.

Delivering four times the pixel resolution of HD, the 27-inch Acer T272HUL is a 2,560 by 1,440 Wide Quad High Definition (WQHD) touch monitor. It has a 178-degree viewing angle, Acer's Adaptive Contrast-Management (ACM) for optimizing contrast enhancing detail and gradation, a dynamic contrast ratio of 100,000,000:1 as well as a 5ms response time.

The T272HUL edge-to-edge display flaunts an asymmetric stand that gives the monitor a futuristic look and allows users to adjust the tilt angle up to 60-degrees. The 10-point multi-touch technology means the T272HUL monitor supports multi-user scenarios. The display is also equipped with a two megapixel full HD webcam and integrated microphone.

The monitor also comes with both dual-link DVI, DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4. Other features include two 2-watt speakers, three USB 3.0 ports plus one port can be used to fast charge devices.

Acer 10.1-inch Iconia A3 Android tablet

Acer will also unveil at IFA 2013 the new Acer Iconia A3, a 10.1-inch table, alongside other product updates, including the Acer Iconia A1 and B1 with additional colour options. The full-featured single-handed use 7.9-inch tablet is now available in a touch of white, smoky grey and ivory gold. The Iconia B1 7-inch tablet, targeted at first time users or tablet newbies, is now also available in a touch of oceanic blue and vermilion red.

Designed for multimedia entertainment, the Iconia A3 comes with Dolby Digital Plus creating a virtualized 5.1 channel surround sound over headphones, reduced background noise and dialogue volume boost resulting in clear dialogues and consistent volume levels.

It has a 10.1" WXGA display (1,280 x 800) with IPS technology and a 16:10 aspect ratio. Complete with a built-in micro HDMI port, users can connect the tablet to an external display. The Acer Iconia A3 also offers Wi-Fi connectivity or built-in 3G mobile data connection, as well as integrated Bluetooth 4.0.

The tablet is powered with a quad-core 1.2GHz cortex A7 processor.

Acer IntelliSpin expands the tablet's screen image rotation feature, so that even when lying flat, the screen image will rotate to match the tablet's orientation when turned.

Acer's Touch WakeApp provides users with fast access to their favourite apps straight from sleep mode. The multi-user support featured by Android 4.2 allows users to create up to eight separate and customisable user spaces on a single device.

To maximise user fun, the 5MP back camera can take snapshots at full video resolution while recording a video. It can also snap immersive 360 pictures and wide angle shots. Available as 16GB or 32GB version with the option to expand via microSD, the Iconia A3 (WiFi) version will be available in Europe, Middle East and Africa early October with a suggested a starting price of €249. The 3G version will be released early November with a starting price of €299.

Updated Aspire R7 with active pen and Haswell

Acer ia also also updating a few existing models with a greater emphasis on touch.

With four modes of operation, the R7 can easily be used as a traditional notebook, a table top pad, a display, or switched into "Ezel" mode, allowing the screen to float over the keyboard at various angles.

The Ezel Hinge makes it easy to flip the 15.6-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 touchscreen around to share visuals, games and more with others. The dual hinge technology allows for single-hand switching between modes and keeps the display steady when touched.

The Aspire R7 now comes with the new Acer Active Pen, which offers users greater accuracy and a more comfortable feel when writing and drawing. The Acer Active pen uses electromagnetic induction technology and responds to varying degrees of pressure sensitivity like an actual pen. The pen can be used with gesture controls at the same time.

When the display is slid back behind the keyboard, you have a full featured notebook computer that is now available with Intel's 4th generation processor. It also features up to 12GB of memory, up to 1TB hard drive (or up to 256GB SSD), and full-size backlit keyboard. The device runs on Windows 8.1.

Other features include a sound system with Dolby Home Theater and four 8-watt speakers as well as dual microphones placed at the front and at the base of the notebook.

The Aspire R7 will be available in Europe, Middle East and Africa in Q4 2013 with a suggested price of €999.

Acer has also updated the Aspire E1 notebook series with the latest Intel 4th generation or AMD A-Series processors and graphics technologies. New models in the series are now available with a 10 point multi-touch display to tap and swipe away through the web, apps, photos and more.

The Aspire E1 notebooks series is available in two high-definition display sizes ? 39.6 cm (15.6") and 35.6 cm (14") ? as well as with a choice of graphic solutions. The 15.6" model supports various discrete graphics options, such as NVIDIA GT720M, NVIDIA GT740M and AMD Radeon HD 8000M, while the 14" version is available with NVIDIA GT720M graphics.

The updated notebook line is now available in a wide selection of colours to choose from: the 14-inch model comes in elegant Misty Silver, Piano Black and Keyboard White while the 15.6-inch comes in Clarinet Black, Cherry Red and Steel Grey.

The E1 series is also shipped with M-DISC Ready Drive, which means users can keep their memories and data safe virtually for ever on M-DISCS.

The Aspire E1 will be available mid-October with a suggested price starting at €399.

6-inch Liquid S2

Acer has taken a cautious approach to super-sized phones so far. After the 5.7-inch Liquid S1, the company is now announcing the the 6-inch Liquid S2 with 4K recording capability, a full HD IPS display and a Snapdragon 800 processor (2.2GHz.)

The Liquid S2 combines the simple and visual interface with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera to take professional looking photographs or videos with a smartphone. The front-facing 2-megapixel camera allows uawea to capture moments with an 88-degree wide viewing angle.

The Liquid S2 is loaded with several enhancements to capture reality:

- BSI Sensors and LED Ring Flash: Sharper pictures in any environment
- Video Recording: 4K Ultra HD, fast full HD 1080p 60FPS, 4 x slow motion
- Full Panorama Pictures: Up to 27-megapixels in a single picture
- Quick First Shot: Take picture right from unlock the screen with automatic center-focus by tapping any location on the screen
- Smart Best Shot: Automatically detects photo type and takes multiple shots for best selection
- Tag Widget: Convenient photo browsing with scene tag.
- Favorite Mode: Create up to five profiles with customized effects, flash, capture mode and scenes
- Exposure Control: One finger focus and exposure adjustment
- Freehand Capture: Crop out anything on the screen using hand or a digital pen
- Live Screen: Share ideas and journey through pictures and scribble

This Android smartphone will operate on 3G and 4G networks. It will also support the latest Wi-Fi standard, 802.11 ac. The Easy Hotspot enables the smartphone to act as a mobile Wi-Fi router to share wireless internet connectivity with up to 6 Wi-Fi enabled devices. The internet connection can also be shared with QR codes and NFC.

Acer Float User Interface allows several app windows to stay open, so users can multitask without having to back out of one app to work on another. The press of a key brings up the Float Apps shortcut where apps on a translucent screen float over the function being used. It is easy to access or switch Float Apps anytime and can be customized with up to 7 favored app shortcuts. A Float Caller notification ensures that users will not be interrupted by incoming calls that take over the full screen. When a call comes in, the Float Caller mini-window pops up and the user can choose to take the call or reply with a quick message.

The latest addition to the Acer smartphone family is designed with a full HD display with IPS technology and 368 ppi for great graphics on the 6-inch screen with a wide viewing angle. It is 8.99 mm thin and has two stereo speakers powered with Dolby Digital Plus. The Liquid S2 also uses curved Gorilla Glass 3.0 to boast native damage resistance.

Available in red or black, the Liquid S2 is powered by Qualcomm's quad-core 2.2GHz processor, 2GB of internal memory and 3300 mAh battery for extended use on a single charge. Users can store a photos, music and videos on the expandable memory of up to 128GB to complement the standard 16GB on-board storage.

Features and specs

- Display 6", full HD (1,920 x 1,080), 368 PPI, IPS
- Main camera 13 MP auto-focus, f2.2, 28 mm lens, BSI sensor, LED ring flash, 4K video
- Front camera 2 MP, f2.2, 24 mm lens, 88 wide angle, BSI sensor, 1080p video
- Processor: Quad-core 2.2 GHz
- Storage / memory: 16 GB / 2 GB
- Battery: 3300 mAh, non-replaceable Li-polymer battery
- Dimensions: 166 x 86 x 8.99 mm
- Network: 4G: 800/1800/2600 3G: 900/2100 2G: 850/900/1800/1900
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11ac/a/b/g/n, Bluetooth? 4.0, GPS+GLONASS, NFC
- Sensors: Light sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor, digital compass, gyro
- Operating system: Android 4.2.2
- Acer features: Acer Float UI, Acer HD Channel, Acer Docs and Acer Remote Files, Acer
Data Traffic Manager, Acer Float Caller, Acer Float Apps (maps/notes/camera/calculator), Acer Live Screen, Acer Print, Acer Easy hotspot
- Additional features: Skitch, YouTube, Moodagent, Polaris Office, Swype text input, Google
Keep, Evernote, wireless display, Dolby Digital Plus

The Liquid S2 version will be available at the end of October.

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