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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
IFA 2017: Acer Announces Gaming Desktops, All-in-ones and Detachables


Today at IFA, Acer announced a series of new devices including additions to its premium Predator gaming line; a new all-in-one desktop PC in its Aspire desktop series; and new detachable devices as part of the next generation of their Swift, Spin, and Switch models.

Acer Predator Orion 9000 series gaming desktops

Powering virtual reality apps with ease and supporting over 8K UHD, the Acer Predator Orion 9000 series gaming desktops feature up to an Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition 18-core processor, up to 4-way AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics or two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti graphics in SLI.

Other features include:

  • Liquid cooling and Acer's IceTunnel 2.0 keep the temperature down while the game heats up. IceTunnel 2.0 is an advanced airflow management solution that separates the system into several thermal zones, each with an individual airflow tunnel to expel heat.
  • Up to 4-way AMD Radeon RX Vega cards
  • Up to an Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition 18-core processor and up to 128 GB quad-channel DDR4 memory. Connectivity includes two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (one Type-C and one Type-A), eight USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (one Type-C and seven Type-A), and two USB 2.0 ports (Type-A).
  • Supports three M.2 slots and four PCIe x16 slots provide ample expansion for video cards.
  • Pricing and Availability: The Acer Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktops will be available in North America in December with prices starting at $1,999; and in EMEA in November.

Acer Predator X35

This 35-inch, 21:9 monitor sports a 1800 curve and a (3440 x 1440) WQHD resolution. Featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC, Acer HDR Ultra and quantum dot technologies, it also provides the best possible contrast quality with high dynamic range.

  • 4 ms response time and high 200 Hz refresh rate combined with NVIDIA G-SYNC
  • Outfitted with Predator GameView, there are eight pre-set display modes to optimize visuals for different types of action.
  • Acer BlueLightShield technology lets you reduce blue light emissions by selecting from four different filter settings via the OSD menu.
  • Pricing and Availability: The Predator X35 display will be available in Q1 2018

Predator Galea 500 gaming headset

The Predator Galea 500 gaming headset puts you right inside the game. Acer TrueHarmony 3D Soundscape technology recreates the acoustic space based on the orientation of the player's head, convincing the brain that sound is coming from a fixed direction.

New ultraslim, convertible, and detachable devices: the Swift 5, Spin 5 and Switch 7 Black Edition

Acer also expanded its portfolio of ultraslim convertible and detachable devices powered by Windows 10 with the next generation of Swift, Spin and Switch models. The additions all feature the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors and more secure biometric technology supporting Windows Hello.

The Acer Switch 7 Black Edition is a stylish detachable, fanless 2-in-1 notebook for the modern professional who values mobility, performance and stylus input capabilities.

Acer's Dual LiquidLoop technology fanless cooling system
8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics
Weighs less than 1.15 kg (2.5 lbs.) with the keyboard detached.
Features Acer AutoStand: a kickstand that can be auto-deployed and auto-retracted
5-inch IPS display with 2256x1504 resolution
Embedded battery-free stylus powered by Wacom EMR technology for more authentic writing and sketching experience with Windows Ink.
Supports Windows Hello with an under-glass fingerprint sensor design that allows you to login instantly with just one touch.
Pricing and Availability: The Acer Switch 7 Black Edition will be available in North America in December with prices starting at $1,699; and in EMEA in December.

Swift 5 with Windows 10

The new Swift 5 with Windows 10 and 8th Generation Intel Core processors is designed for portability and erformance; the chassis weighs less than 1 kg.

8-hour battery life and 22 802.11ac wireless, backlit keyboard.
Interactive multi-touch Full HD IPS touchscreen
Powerful audio and Skype for Business certification.

Pricing and Availability: The Acer Swift 5 will be available in North America in December starting at $999; in EMEA in December; and in China in November.

Spin 5 with Windows 10

Lightweight and portable, the Spin 5's convertible form factor makes it a perfect platform to create and share content.

The 13-inch model of the Spin 5 weighs in at 1.5 kg and measure in a 15.9 mm thin, while its 15-inch sibling is just over 2 kg in weight and 17.9 mm thin.
Engineered to pack a punch with 8th Generation Intel Core processors, up to 16GB of DDR4 memory, up to 13-hours of battery life, and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics option for the 15-inch model
Works with an optional Acer Active Stylus
Acer's omnidirectional ExoAmp Antenna optimizes the Spin 5's antenna position to ensure a stable wireless signal
Acer TrueHarmony, Dolby Audio Premium technology and two-front facing speakers; the Spin 5 integrates four array microphones combined with far-field voice-recognition technology that allows users to access Cortana from up to four meters away.

Picing and Availability: The Acer Spin 5 will be available in North America in September with both the 13-inch and 15-inch models starting at $799; and in EMEA in September.

New Aspire S24

The ultra-slim Aspire S24 is all-in-one desktop has a display with a side profile of only 5.97 mm - making it Acer's slimmest ever - a 178-degree Full HD IPS screen, and a 2.7 mm bezel that provides a 90% screen-to-body ratio for more screen to see.

The wireless charging base allows you to power their mobile device and supports wireless charging for Qi-enabled devices
The latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors with optional Intel Optane memory enables the Aspire S24 to power through everyday tasks with ease.
Wireless connectivity powered by Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC (802.11ac 2x2 MIMO) technology
1 channel subwoofer coupled with Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technology the desktop
-5 to 30 degree tiltable display combined with Acer ExaColor technology for accurate colors, and BluelightShield and Flickerless technologies that may help prevent eye fatigue
Up to 256 GB SSD and 2TB HDD of storage space

Pricing and Availability: The Acer Aspire S24 will be available in North America in January 2018 starting at $999; and in EMEA in November 2017.

New Acer Chromebook 15

Acer also announced a new model in its Chromebook 15 line -- the only Chromebook in the industry with a Full HD 15.6-inch display -- with a new aluminum design and long battery life of up to 12 hours.

In addition to having a large Full HD IPS display available in touch-screen and non-touch configurations, the new Acer Chromebook 15 (CB515-1H/1HT) delivers up to 12 hours of battery life.

The Chromebook 15 will support Android apps via the Google Play Store when it is launched, so users will have access to more than two million Android apps.

To complement the large display, the Acer Chromebook 15 has two full-sized upward-facing speakers that support high-definition. It also has a full-sized keyboard and a large touchpad.

The HD webcam has a wide 88-degree field of view to accommodate more participants in video chats at home and work. Also, audio and video are clear thanks to high dynamic range imaging and the built-in microphone.

The latest dual-core Intel Celeron and quad-core Intel Pentium processors deliver performance for apps and the web. Models in the line will be available with 32 GB or 64 GB of eMMC storage as well as 4 GB or 8 GB of RAM.

The Chromebook 15 features a backlit keyboard and weighs 1.72 kg (3.79 pounds) while measuring 378 W x 256 D x 18.9 H mm (14.88 W x 10.08 D x 0.74 H inches).

Other features include Intel Wireless-AC (802.11ac) wireless featuring 2x2 MIMO technology, a USB Type-C adapter, Bluetooth 4.2, two USB 3.0, an HDMI port, a combo headphone/speaker jack and an SD card reader that supports up to 128 GB SDXC.

The Acer Chromebook 15 will be available with either a touch screen display (CB515-1HT) or non-touch display (CB515-1H). It will be available in EMEA in October starting at EUR499. It will also be available in North America in October starting at $399, including the United States, where it will be offered at Best Buy and the Acer Store.

Two Connected 360-Degree Cameras

Acer also today announced two LTE-connected 360-degree cameras including the Holo360 all-in-one camera that allows users to capture, view, edit and share with just one device, and the Vision360 cloud-connected in-car camera.

The Acer Holo360 is powered by the Qualcomm Connected Camera Platform with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 mobile processor. Combining the power to stitch videos in real-time, integrated LTE connectivity, and a 3-inch touchscreen for operation, the Acer Holo360 provides an all-in-one solution to livestream 360-degree videos. Panomorph optics certified by ImmerVision capture consistent high-resolution images across the field of view without distortion, allowing the Holo360 to deliver high-quality photos in 6.9K resolution and videos in 4K.
The Holo360 runs on Android 7.1, which allows users to share 360-degree photos and videos directly to social networks of their choice, and also preview videos directly on the device without the need to pair and sync with a smartphone or PC.

With two ultra-high quality cameras working together to provide 360-degree coverage, the Acer Vision360 makes sure that every angle around the user's car is completely recorded in 4K-quality video. When an object collides with the vehicle when it is in motion; the device will trigger a recording that includes GPS coordinates of where the incident occurred, which is not only saved in a secure area on the device's internal storage, but also uploaded to the cloud for evidence preservation. For safety, the Vision360 is mounted on the windshield, aligned with the driver's eyes and also displays the vehicle's current speed.

Through the Vision360's cloud-connected service, collisions with the car while it is parked will activate the device to record a video clip, send a notification to the user's smartphone, and upload the video to the cloud. The Vision360 also provides users with on-demand remote viewing and location-tracking from the device for peace-of-mind.

The Acer Holo360 connected camera will be available in North America in November at $429 bundled with a water-resistant case; and in EMEA in Q4 with prices starting at EUR349.



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