In a press event held on Sunday in Taipei, Microsoft and Acer unveiled new Windows 10 devices, including the Aspire R14 convertible notebook and the Aspire Z3-700 portable all-in-one PC. Both devices are optimized with top-of-the-line audio to take advantage of Cortana’s functionality, and both feature Acer’s BluelightShield technology – which reduces blue light emission from the screen, reducing eye strain.
The Aspire R 14 convertible notebook is just 18.5 millimeters thin, and weighs 3.5 pounds, but features Intel 6th-generation processors, up to 8 GB of RAM, and solid-state drives (SSD). It also has integrated MU-MIMO wireless technology, which can speed up wireless downloads – especially on crowded networks.
The Acer Aspire R 14 will be available in North America in late October with prices starting at US$699 and in EMEA in late October with prices starting at €799.
The Aspire Z3-700 all-in-one PC can function like a tablet or a full-on notebook. It is powered by Intel Pentium or Celeron processors, up to 8 GB of RAM, and comes with a choice of SSD and mechanical hard disk options. It features a full 1080p HD touchscreen, with a dedicated stylus for even more precise controls when necessary - and works with all of Windows 10’s touch-optimized apps.
The Acer Aspire Z3-700 will be available in EMEA by the end of the year starting at €599.
Of course Acer’s full line-up of Windows 10 devices spans form factors and price points, including 2-in-1s, notebooks, all-in-ones, Predator gaming rigs and the Aspire One Cloudbook starting at US$169 and designed with education customers in mind.
The Acer team also showcased the Liquid Jade Primo smartphone running Windows 10. The Liquid Jade Primo shows the promise of Continuum, enabling the smartphone to work like a PC when connected to a secondary display.