Acer today announced the latest addition to its lineup of powerful gaming desktops, the Predator Orion X. The compact gaming PC packs a massive punch as it combines up to the special edition 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900KS processor and up to a liquid-cooled NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090 GPU, custom-engineered to fit all this power in a small, portable chassis. The space capsule-inspired design was crafted with multiple “zones” to house the CPU, GPU and liquid cooling system, an impressive feat for a desktop of this size. The upgradeable gaming PC also comes with a removable magnetic front cover and metal side panels to protect the vital internals and a mechanical arm-like headset cradle at the top.
Acer also announced new additions to its range of curved screens with the Nitro XZ452CU V and Predator X34 V gaming monitors. With nearly 45 inches of viewing space, the Nitro X2452CU V’s AMD FreeSync™ Premium Pro-supported DQHD monitor and rapid 165 Hz refresh rate allow for a seamless viewing experience when playing games or multitasking. The Predator X34 V’s OLED UWQHD panel, DCI-P3 99% colour gamut and VESA DisplayHDR™ True Black 400 let players experience brilliant visuals and play games in their full glory.
Predator Orion X: Out of this World Features and DIY-friendly Design
The Predator Orion X is equipped with 13th Gen Intel i9-13900KS processor, which features 24 cores, 32 threads, 150W TDP with the latest hybrid architecture, and can hit a record-setting 6 Ghz for high-powered processor performance. Leveraging the ultra-efficient NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture, the small gaming PC houses up to a liquid-cooled NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPU block that comes with 24 GB of G6X memory to deliver the ultimate experience for gamers and creators. To fit a GeForce RTX 4090 GPU of this stature, it adds a custom-engineered, liquid-cooled cooling module to the standard heat sink fans, making it possible to combine some of the strongest gaming components within a condensed frame.
The Predator Orion X’s space capsule-inspired chassis weighs only 9 kg (19.8 lbs) and features a modified layout with three special “zones” to allow for greater customization freedom and performance across the board. Zone 1 is specifically designated for greater accessibility to the CPU, PSU, and SSD, while Zone 2 keeps the VGA and dual 2.5-inch SATA HDD slots within striking distance. Zone 3 helps keep its powerful internals at bay as it stows a 240 mm CPU liquid cooler, strategically stationed near Zone 1. Topping off its unique design features, the vital zones are protected with metal side panels, which can be removed using a small latch for easy upgrading and comes with a rotatable robotic-like arm on the top that functions as a headset rest.
Storage-wise, gamers and creators have no reason to fret as the Predator Orion X already comes with up to 32 GB DDR5-5600[[i]] RAM, two M.2 SSDs (up to 1 TB each) and an illuminated, hot-swap NVMe M.2 SSD drive bay for added capacity. The DIY gaming rig also offers fast and seamless connectivity with Intel® Killer E3100G and Intel® Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX211 and a generous amount of ports including two USB3.2 Gen1 (one Type-C and one Type-A), a mic and combo jack at the front, a USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C port, three USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports, two USB 2.0 and an RJ45 located at the rear.
The Predator Orion X comes with PredatorSense 4.0 utility app, allowing gamers to monitor the system for overclocking and customizing RGB lighting preferences using a personalized, intuitive interface geared around maximizing the system’s true potential.
[[i]] Specifications may vary depending on the model and/or region. All models subject to availability
Nitro XZ452CU V Monitor: Ultrawide and Ultra Smooth Viewing
With a massive 44.5-inch screen and 1500R curvature, casual and professional gamers alike are treated to a viewing experience unlike any other with the Nitro XZ452CU V gaming monitor. The ultrawide 32:9 (5120x1440) aspect ratio lets them do more all at once, whilst also boasting rapid refresh rate speeds of 165 Hz and comes with AMD FreeSync™ Premium Pro to eliminate screen tearing and lessen input lag, taking their gaming to the next level with minimal interruptions.
When immersed in their expanded gaming worlds, colours and image details are splendidly rendered with support for 90% DCI-P3 and VESA DisplayHDR™ 400. Hardcore gamers can spend hours on end playing their favourite titles comfortably as the monitor is equipped with BlueLightShield Pro, Flickerless, Low-dimming, and ComfyView technologies and comes with Eyesafe 2.0 certification, while Acer’s Ergostand allows users to adjust the positioning to their liking. It also comes with a three-in-one USB Type-C port for display, data transfer and device charging, all at the same time, over a single cable. RJ45 allows for a secure, wired connection and the USB-B functions as a built-in KVM switch for hassle-free shifting.
Predator X34 V Monitor: Powerful and Futureproof
The Predator X34 V monitor is a reliable machine that can keep up with the daily demands of professional gamers. The futureproof monitor showcases an OLED UWQHD (3440x1440) resolution, VESA DisplayHDR™ TrueBlack 400 and DCI-P3 99% colour gamut to highlight the best colours and imagery games have to offer. It also features a 1800R curvature and 21:9 aspect ratio, captivating players with wide viewing angles.
The 34-inch gaming monitor brings games to life with a blazing 175 Hz refresh rate and 0.1 ms response time (G to G) to ensure fluid, unbroken sessions with little to no ghosting. Paired with AMD FreeSync Premium™ and VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), gamers are treated to elevated, tear-free experiences, even when playing games with high-speed imagery. It also features a suite of technology that helps keep eyes safe and lets users stay comfortable during extended gaming sessions, including BlueLightShield Pro, Flickerless, Low-dimming, ComfyView and Eyesafe 2.0 certification.
Pricing and Availability
The Predator Orion X (POX-650) will be available in North America in September, starting at USD 2999.99; in EMEA in September, starting at EUR 2,499.
The Nitro X2452CU will be available in North America in Q4 2023, starting at USD 999.99; in EMEA in Q4 2023, starting at EUR 1,099.
The Predator X34 V will be available in North America in Q4 2023, starting at USD 1,299.99; in EMEA in Q4 2023, starting at EUR 1,299.
Acer today announced major updates to its gaming laptop line-up, with new designs and support for industry-leading technology: 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 40 Series GPUs. The new Predator Triton 17 X and Predator Helios Neo 16 are made for gamers and creators alike, due to their powerful components and premium display options. The thin and powerful Predator Triton 14 is designed for work or play, while its sleek, understated design makes it ideal for any environment. Lastly, the Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs™ Edition brings glasses-free, stereoscopic 3D to the world of gaming, infusing new life into more than 70 modern and classic titles, with more being continually added.
Predator Triton 17 X: Acer’s most powerful gaming laptop to date
The all-new sleek and powerful Predator Triton 17 X (PTX17-71) pairs a sophisticated minimalist design with game-ready hardware. It appeals to gamers and professionals who want a thin mobile workhorse that can handle graphic-intensive AAA games and resource-intensive work apps, all while having enough battery life to use throughout the day. Less than an inch in height, the slim Triton 17 X is meticulously crafted and highly portable. It includes a polished, sandblasted texture on the solid metal CNC unibody chassis, a delicate micro-etched RGB Predator logo, stainless-steel speaker mesh, diamond-cut highlights, and strategically placed vents. The artistic yet minimalist design makes it a subtle standout in any environment.
Housed inside its sleek metal chassis are some of the most powerful components available, placing the Predator Triton 17 X among the fastest laptops for gamers and creators. It can be configured with up to a 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900HX processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 4090 GPU. The 13th Gen Intel Core i9 processor with new performance hybrid architecture features up to 24 cores at a 5.4 GHz max turbo frequency, delivering the ultimate mobile gaming experience. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU is built with the ultra-efficient NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture, which delivers a quantum leap in performance with AI-powered DLSS 3 that enables lifelike virtual worlds with full ray tracing. Its Max-Q suite of technologies optimizes system performance, power, battery life, and acoustics for peak efficiency. For those who seek upgraded performance, it can be configured with up to 64 GB DDR5 5600 Hz memory and up to 4 TB PCIe solid state drives in RAID 0.
Delivering some of the most immersive visuals available, the Predator Triton 17 X includes a clear and bright 17-inch (16:10) display. Two-panel configurations are made available, including a WQXGA mini-LED (AmLED) display that clocks a blazing 250 Hz refresh rate, has a peak brightness of over 1,000 nits to meet DisplayHDR™ requirements and a 1,000,000:1 high contrast ratio. It also offers a DCI-P3 100% wide colour gamut for vibrant, rich colours and is Eyesafe® Certified as a low blue light display, reducing 80% of harmful blue light. NVIDIA® Advanced Optimus and NVIDIA® G-SYNC® solidify frames for all-out, tear-free fun.
Advanced Cooling and Connectivity
The Predator Triton 17 X pairs its powerful components with Acer’s state-of-the-art thermal solutions to keep the thin gaming laptop’s components cool under pressure. Its thermal design features a vapour chamber that houses its compressed cooling system, allowing it to handle the most demanding games within its sleek form. Acer’s Vortex Flow technology is highlighted by a triple-fan cooling system, which includes two custom-engineered 5th Gen AeroBlade™ 3D fans with wind-guiding structures to help achieve a 10% increase in airflow as compared to the previous generation of AeroBlade 3D fans. The laptop also utilizes dedicated heat pipes for the processors and strategically placed intake and exhaust vents, further supported by liquid metal thermal grease on the CPU to provide efficient heat transfer and optimized performance.
The Predator Triton X 17 comes packed with other premium features including a per-key RGB keyboard, fingerprint reader, and glass touchpad. It also possesses a powerful DTS:X Ultra to surround sound six-speaker system that provides stunning sound regeneration to elevate gaming, film, and music experiences. Intel® Killer™ E3100G+ Ethernet and Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i provide lag-free connectivity, while a full range of ports make it easy to connect various peripherals and accessories. Lightning-fast connectivity is delivered via Thunderbolt™ 4, capable of supporting dual 4K displays or a single 8K display, with maximum data transfer speeds of 40 Gb/s and the ability to charge your laptop at up to 100 W. Massive amounts of data can be quickly transferred with the SD 7.0 card reader, which delivers speeds of up to 985 MB/s.
[[i]] Specifications may vary depending on model and/or region. All models subject to availability.
Predator Helios Neo 16: Top-line Capabilities with a Mid-range Price
The all-new Predator Helios Neo 16 (PHN16-71) includes the powerful components the Helios line is known for but offers a more affordable price point. In addition to the latest top-line components, the Predator Helios Neo 16 adds some fun as it features laser-etched encrypted codes on its abyssal-black anodized cover, inviting gamers to take on the challenge of deciphering the message.
The Predator Helios Neo 16 will offer models with the high-performance 13th Gen Intel® Core™ HX processors paired with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU with a Maximum Graphics Power (MGP) of 140 W. Up to 32 GB of dual-channel DDR5-4800 MHz RAM and up to a 2 TB PCIe NVMe SSD in RAID 0 deliver lightning-fast load times in the most demanding games. To keep all this power cool, the Helios Neo also includes Acer’s advanced cooling system, featuring a custom-engineered all-metal AeroBlade™ fan technology and liquid metal thermal grease on the CPU to push performance to its maximum potential.
In addition to delivering first-rate performance, stunning visuals are at the heart of the Predator Helios Neo 16. The line offers several different panel options including a WQXGA (2560x1600) IPS display at 165 Hz and 3 ms response time[[i]] and a WUXGA (1920x1200) display with a 165 Hz refresh rate covering 100% of the sRGB color range. Both stellar display options include NVIDIA Advanced Optimus and G-SYNC, ensuring the smoothest and most vivid visuals during fast-moving gameplay scenes.
[[i]] Response time is not native. Achieved with LCD overdrive.
Predator Triton 14: Thin Laptop for Gaming and Work
Acer Predator’s small but powerful Triton 14 includes up to a 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700H Processor and an NVIDIA® GeForce RTXTM 4070 or 4050 Laptop GPU. In addition, gamers and creators alike will appreciate the new panel option that delivers vivid levels of contrast and a wide range of colours. The brilliant 14-inch (16:10 aspect ratio) with up to a WQXGA (2560 x 1600) Mini LED display also includes a blazing fast 250 Hz refresh rate, is DisplayHDR™ 600 certified and covers 100% of the DCI-P3 colour range.
It also supports up to 32 GB of 6000 MHz LPDDR5 RAM and a M.2 SSD slot for plenty of high-speed storage and includes the latest network solution: Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i for unfettered speeds, and a full range of ports including a MicroSD™ card reader for quickly offloading photos and videos. Its advanced cooling system includes custom-engineered 5th Gen AeroBlade™ 3D Fan Technology, Vortex Flow airflow optimization, and liquid metal thermal grease on the CPU. At just 18.9-19.9 mm (0.74-0.78 inches) thin, it’s easy to take on the road for work or play, while its sleek, portable design makes it ideal for an office or an academic environment.
Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs™ Edition – Now More Powerful Than Ever
Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs™ Edition – Now More Powerful Than Ever
The next-generation Predator Helios 3D 15 gaming laptop now supports the powerful 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900HX Processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® RTXTM 4080 Laptop GPU. It also includes up to 32 GB of faster DDR5-5600 MHz memory. A discrete GPU-only option, enabled in PredatorSense 4.1, allows gamers to maximize performance. The back vents have also been streamlined and include subtle RGB lighting along the back edge for a soft, ambient glow of lights.
The Predator Helios 3D 15 utilizes the combination of the SpatialLabs eye-tracking solution, stereoscopic 3D display, and real-time scene rendering technologies to bring eye-popping 3D scenes, objects, and characters to life in its 15.6-inch display. Access to the latest version of the TrueGame application lets gamers experience elevated, glasses-free 3D gaming, with details and game scenes presented in their ultimate 3D forms. It also provides different 3D gaming modes with 3D+ and 3D Ultra settings for over 70 titles, with more being added on a continuous basis.
The 3D gaming laptop is further supported by Intel® Killer™ E2600 Ethernet Controller, Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i, and Acer’s next-generation cooling technology. It also comes with a full range of ports including two USB 3.2 Gen2 ports (one supporting offline charging), two Thunderbolt 4 that supports DisplayPort functionality and Power Delivery[[i]], and a micro SD card reader.
Pricing and Availability
The Predator Triton 17 X (PTX17-71) will be available in North America in May, starting at USD 3,799; in EMEA in June, starting at EUR 4,499, in the UK from May/ June from 3,999 GBP.
The Predator Helios Neo 16 (PHN16-71) will be available in North America in May starting at USD 1,199; in EMEA in May, starting at EUR 2,199, and in the UK from May from 1,699 GBP.
The Predator Triton 14 (PT14-51) will be available in North America in May starting at USD 1,499 and in EMEA in May, starting at EUR 2,399. In the UK from May/ June from 2,199 GBP.
The Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs™ Edition will be available in North America in June starting at USD 3,499 and in EMEA in June starting at EUR 3,999. In the UK from May/ June from 3,299 GBP.
Acer today announced the new Acer Swift X 16 (SFX16-61G), designed to bring out one’s creativity through a suite of performance-packed features for graphic designing, 3D rendering and video editing. The creator laptop brings captivating colour and clarity with an option for a 16:10 OLED display supporting 100% DCI-P3 and 500 nits peak brightness. Combining an attractive design and powerful performance, the Swift X 16 comes in a refined 17.9 mm thin design with up to the AMD Ryzen™ 9 7940H processor and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4050 Laptop GPUs[[i]] with NVIDIA® Studio Drivers to help take creative projects to the next level. It also comes packed with a TwinAir cooling system, a larger battery, and all the vital connection ports for enhanced productivity. Video calls and streaming have never been better as the RTX laptop utilizes a 1080p FHD camera that uses Acer’s Temporal Noise Reduction (TNR) and its suite of AI technologies for clear and crisp videos.
Captivating Visual Identity and Color
The new Acer Swift X 16 showcases a precise and well-crafted design with a long front recess for easy access, with its hinges and air vents neatly concealed under its aluminium surface. The newly designed thin-and-light laptop weighs just 1.9 kg in a sleek 17.9 mm chassis to provide a more confident look and feel. Its smooth touchpad comes with 33% more scrolling space as compared to its previous model, flaunting the largest touchpad among Acer’s current laptop products.
Users will be left amazed by the sensational colours and visuals offered by the option for a 16-inch 3.2K OLED (3200 x 2000) panel which has VESA DisplayHDR™ TrueBlack 500 and TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe® display certifications for comfortable viewing. Life-like images and colour accuracy stand out with the OLED laptop’s 100% DCI-P3, brilliant 500 nits peak brightness, 120 Hz refresh rate, and less than 0.2 ms response time. These are further highlighted with thinner bezels and a larger 16:10 display compared to previous models for added-screen real estate.
New Acer Swift 16 x Ultrabook
Superior Rendering and Cooling Performance
Designed to help designers and creators unleash their full potential, the Acer Swift X 16 is powered by up to the AMD Ryzen™ 9 7940H processor  (up to 45W and 8 cores) and built-in AMD Radeon™ 780M graphics, combining high processor speeds and endurance to allow users to complete projects in record time. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 laptop GPUs highlight next-gen ray tracing, AI and AV1 video encoding hardware, with access to NVIDIA Studio Drivers and exclusive tools such as NVIDIA Omniverse™, NVIDIA Broadcast, and NVIDIA Canvas, so users can elevate and fast-track their projects with support for some of the world’s most popular creative applications.
Assisting the powerful hardware, the creator laptop features redesigned interiors and thermal solutions for improved balance between thermal performance and battery life. Thanks to newly engineered thermal arrangements, the Swift X 16 comes with upgraded TwinAir cooling that boosts air intake by up to 36%[[ii]] from its larger fans and newly added turbo mode, and an air-inlet keyboard design to help expel heat and maintain cool temperatures from within so users can get more out of their sessions when streaming, playing or creating.
Clear, Crisp Video Conferencing and Streaming
The Acer Swift X 16 laptop is great for video conferencing, live streaming, and video blogging on its high-resolution 1080p FHD camera, which leverages Acer PurifiedView’s™ suite of AI features such as Background Blur, Automatic Framing and Eye Contact technology. The added combination of Acer’s Temporal Noise Reduction (TNR) technology provides high-quality imagery even in low-light conditions while Acer PurifiedVoice™ with AI noise reduction ensures voices are clearly heard when video calling or recording. It comes with up to 16 GB of LPDDR5 memory, up to 2 TB of PCIe Gen 4 SDD storage, and a MicroSD slot for added storage space when archiving creative designs. Users can also maximize two USB Type-C ports, HDMI 2.1 and Wi-Fi 6E[[iii]] for enhanced connectivity. The Windows 11 laptop supports Windows Hello via its fingerprint reader and Wake on Voice for more convenient and secure logins, while Cortana with Voice interactions functions as a personal productivity assistant for users.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Swift X 16 (SFX16-61G) will be available in North America in July starting at USD 1,249.99; in EMEA in June starting at EUR 1,566 and in UK in Q3 from 1,499 GBP.
Acer today announced the latest offerings in its eco-friendly Vero range of products, including the Acer Aspire Vero 15 (AV15-53P) laptop and the Acer Vero PL3510ATV laser projector, both of which are designed to equip businesses and consumers with high-performing, power-saving technology while providing more options to reduce their carbon footprint.
The Aspire Vero 15 laptop is powered by 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics, engineered to let the Intel® Evo™ laptop do even more at once. The multi-awarded Aspire Vero line reduces CO2 emissions through the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics in its chassis without sacrificing durability. It also features a 15-inch FHD IPS display, Acer VeroSense™ for battery management, and a 1440p QHD webcam that comes with Acer PurifiedView™ and Acer PurifiedVoice™ collaboration technology.
Acer also launched the Acer Vero PL3510ATV projector, built with a Full HD resolution, 4,800 ANSI lumens diode, and a 30,000-hour lamp life for long-lasting brightness. The laser projector’s power-saving design also saves up to 48% more energy compared with lamp-based projectors, ultimately reducing its total cost of ownership and carbon footprint through an extended product lifespan. In line with Acer’s Earthion platform, the latest Vero products integrate PCR plastic on their chassis and utilize recyclable packaging.
Acer Aspire Vero 15 Laptop
The Aspire Vero 15 (AV15-53P) combines an eco-conscious design and a range of performance features, catering to the needs of users who require a powerful and attractive-looking laptop. It sports a 15.6-inch Full HD Display, 16:9 aspect ratio, and 100% sRGB to fulfil users’ task-related and entertainment needs within a larger screen space. Powered by up to 13th Gen Intel Core i7 processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics, the Windows 11 laptop helps users maximize productivity whether they are working, creating, or playing and delivers on the requirements of an Intel Evo laptop to achieve key experience targets such as real-world, fast-charging battery life, responsiveness, instant wake, and intelligent collaboration.
The Aspire Vero 15 also comes with a 1440p QHD camera which includes Acer PurifiedView and PurifiedVoice with AI Noise Reduction technology for enhanced conference calls. For reliable and seamless connectivity, the laptop comes with Wi-Fi 6E and presents a generous selection of ports including two Thunderbolt™ 4/USB Type-C, two USB3.2 Gen1 Type-A ports, HDMI 2.1, DC in, and an audio jack port keeping users connected and productive wherever they may be. It is also equipped with up to 16 GB of onboard LPDDR5 memory and two M.2 SSDs that support up to 1 TB of storage.
In Acer’s quest to create a continuously positive impact on the environment, the Aspire Vero 15 was thoughtfully designed to incorporate more recycled materials and further minimize waste by increasing the device’s lifespan. Compared to the previous generation of eco-friendly laptops, the Aspire Vero 15 increased the percentage of PCR plastic used in the chassis from 30% to 40% and was successfully made with 30% fewer CO2 emissions in the production of the chassis material, while ensuring it could withstand everyday wear and tear. Its eye-catching chassis is paint-free and possesses less volatile organic compounds, while the keycaps and adapter casing use 50% PCR materials. Its smooth OceanGlass™ trackpad also incorporates recycled ocean-bound plastic.
With the intent to further extend the machine’s lifespan, the laptop uses standardized screws to simplify repairs and recycling at the product’s end-of-life. The laptop is shipped in multi-purpose recyclable packaging which is made from 100% recycled paper and up to 90% recycled cardboard and can be reused as an ergonomic laptop stand. The integrated VeroSense™ management apps let users take control of the battery’s power consumption and lifespan with four performance modes to choose from.
Acer Vero PL3510ATV Smart Projector
The Acer Vero PL3510ATV projector combines advanced laser-light projection and high energy efficiency in a portable device. Equipped with Full HD resolution, a dynamic 4,800 ANSI lumens laser diode, and a contrast ratio of 50,000:1, it projects brilliant, crystal-clear images from long distances, even in bright indoor settings. Superior laser phosphor illumination technology allows it to present rich, accurate colours while providing eight times less lighting decay and consuming 48% less power as compared to traditional lamp-based projectors. The mercury-free projector also incorporates 50% PCR plastic in the chassis to reduce harm to the environment. Combined with a 30,000-hour lifespan, these features help save on the total cost of ownership and reduce waste.
To maximize its versatility whether for work or home viewing, the Acer Vero PL3510ATV projector supports 2D keystone, and 4 corner correction technology which automatically adjusts projection to any viewing surface to provide distorted-free display, while its lens shift feature lets you navigate the lens without having to move the device at all. The Acer Vero PL3510ATV projector also supports 24/7 continuous projection, providing users with reliable and high-quality performance even for prolonged periods, and is IP5X rated to keep its components protected in any environment. The Acer Vero PL3510ATV not only features a 10W built-in speaker that delivers cinematic sounds and eliminates the need for external speakers, but it also supports an Audio Return function for enhanced audio quality. This allows users to link their favourite speakers to the projector, providing an immersive sound experience that complements the stunning visual display. Thanks to the included dongle that supports Android TV, the Acer Vero PL3510ATV boasts Chromecast compatibility for seamless video streaming and screen mirroring from compatible apps on source.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Aspire Vero 15 (AV15-53P) will be available in North America in June, starting at USD 699.99; in EMEA in May, starting at EUR 899. The Acer Vero PL3510ATV projector will be available in EMEA in September, starting at EUR 1,399.
Acer today launched its latest performance-minded, premium convertible Chromebooks, the Acer Chromebook Spin 714 and Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 714. Supporting the needs of consumers, families and businesses, the new Chromebook line is powered by new 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, 10-hour battery life[[i]] with fast-charging, and new features, delivered in eco-friendly packaging which is made from fully-recyclable materials. The 16:10, 14-inch Chromebook also provides vivid displays and high-quality video conferencing with its WUXGA display[[ii]], 100% sRGB coverage, a built-in QHD 2K webcam, and DTS® Audio. Hybrid workers and students can fully maximize the 2-in-1 Chromebook for daily use with its flexible 360-degree convertible mode, quick-charging USI stylus, and compliance to military-grade durability standards.
“The new Acer Chromebook Spin 714 and Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 714 have the performance and productivity-boosting features that make them ideal for executives and mobile professionals, as well as consumers and students taking on more advanced apps such as coding and video editing,” said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “The Chromebooks’ QHD 2K webcam ensures high-quality conferencing, while eco-minded features support Acer’s commitment to create a positive impact on the environment.”
[[i]] Battery life may vary depending on usage. Actual battery life varies depending on product specifications, computer settings and applications or features launched. All batteries’ maximum capacity diminishes with time and use. Based on Google power_LoadTest. (http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/testing/power-testing).
[[ii]] Specifications may vary depending on model and/or region.
Productivity-Boosting Technology and Immersive Visuals
The new Chromebooks are powered by up to 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processors to provide up to 10% performance improvement[[i]] over the previous generation. They also adhere to Intel® Evo™ platform standards, to provide responsive performance and up to 10 hours of battery life. For especially long days, the battery can be quick-charged for only 30 minutes to provide up to four hours of use. Plus, for businesses where additional manageability and security controls are needed, the Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 714 supports Intel vPro® technology.
The 14-inch touchscreen Chromebook with WUXGA (1920x1200) display vibrantly showcases visuals in a true-to-life 100% sRGB color range. The vivid 16:10 display is surrounded by thin bezels and comes equipped with Antimicrobial Corning® Gorilla® Glass to protect it from scratches while resisting stains and odor-causing bacteria. The optional USI stylus provides 4,096 different levels of pressure and tilt sensitivity allowing for a natural feel and precise strokes when sketching or note-taking on the display in any of the four modes enabled by the 2-in-1 Chromebook’s 360-degree hinges.
QHD MIPI 2K Webcam and Usability Features Enhance Conferences and Classes
As the first Acer Chromebooks to feature a QHD 2K webcam, these new models provide a premium video conferencing solution for work and school. In addition to providing high-resolution images, the 2K webcam comes with temporal noise reduction technology to maintain high-quality visuals even in low-light conditions, as well as a physical shutter to protect privacy. The visuals are complemented by dual microphones and dual upward-facing speakers with DTS® Audio and a built-in smart amplifier, which provides higher-quality, distortion-free sound, and deeper bass.
The Chromebooks stay connected via Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, as well as to additional devices via a range of ports including HDMI and two Thunderbolt™ 4 ports. Unlocking the devices is made quicker while data also remains secure via the optional fingerprint reader. Plus, the backlit keyboard and Corning® Gorilla® Glass touchpad deliver a premium feel, making them a joy to use.
Supporting Acer’s Earthion Mission
In line with Acer's commitment to creating a continuous positive impact on the environment, the Acer Chromebook Spin 714 and Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 714 support the company's Earthion mission, boasting several eco-friendly features and an EPEAT registration. They contain post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics, while the Chromebooks’ packaging is made entirely of recycled materials, including moulded pulp packaging made from recycled paper, cardboard, and other natural fibres. Also, the Acer Chromebook Spin 714 and Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 714 meet Energy Star certification, featuring an energy-efficient design.
Additionally, the durable design of the Chromebook Spin 714 contributes to the device’s longer life. The anodized aluminium chassis conforms to U.S. MIL-STD 810H[7,8] durability to stand up to daily wear and tear, resist dents and bending, and ward off chips and corrosion to maintain the high-end look and feel.
ChromeOS and App Support
The new Acer Chromebook Spin 714 and Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 714 utilize ChromeOS’s built-in business capabilities such as delivering fast boot times, ease of use, and advanced security. They support web-based and Google Play apps, providing users access to all the apps they need for productivity, school, creativity, work and more.
Acer Chromebook Enterprise Devices
For enterprise users, the Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 714 gives access to Chrome Enterprise Upgrade, unlocking the built-in business capabilities of ChromeOS. IT departments can easily drop ship devices to employees with zero-touch enrollment and allow them to seamlessly manage and secure devices while reducing the total cost of ownership. Acer ChromeOS devices also free IT from mundane administrative tasks, facilitate collaboration, and secure access to data and apps for the cloud workforce.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Chromebook Spin 714 (CP714-2W-56B2) will be available in North America in May starting at USD 699.99.
Acer today announced the Acer ebii, an AI-driven single-motor e-bike that utilizes an intelligent vehicle control box that houses everything you need for an enjoyable and effortless ride. ebiiAssist automatically adapts to route conditions, pedalling power and rider preferences for a smoother journey. Its long-lasting battery, smart safety features, and minimalistic lightweight design enable users to navigate through the city streets in style and comfort with ease while leaving a smaller carbon footprint.
“The all-new Acer ebii delivers on our commitment to sustainability via technology and creative design, further driven by the desire to enhance user’s mobility and experiences,” said Jerry Kao, Co-COO, Acer Inc. “As urban commuters search for convenient, safe, and greener options, the Acer ebii’s AI assistance and innovative safety features empower them to go further, faster.”
“Acer’s debut into the e-bike market brings together work from Acer’s subsidiaries, like MPS Energy’s power system and Xplova’s cycling computing,” Kao added. “The cornerstone of the ebii’s design is the intelligent vehicle control box, which powers and directs the bike’s myriad of functions from one centre of operations.”
Modular E-bike Architecture Made Possible Via Intelligent Vehicle Control Box
The Acer ebii sets itself apart with its signature modular architecture that fits the battery pack and control box into a single compact intelligent vehicle control box. Its innovative design enables easy charging and battery transport, simple upkeep, and stress-free upgradability in a sleek and efficient design.
The wheelset at the motor position has a strong single-sided fork design and a highly-efficient 250/350 W motor with 48 V CAN bus and 40 Nm torque performance, enabling assisted riding of up to 25 kilometres per hour, and can be configured as a front, centre, or rear hub according to the rider’s needs.
Equipped with Smart Features for Adaptive Riding Experience
The bike’s AI-powered ebiiAssist function adapts to the rider’s pedalling power, riding conditions, and preferred level of assistance, while intelligently adapting over time for a more personalized experience. During rides, the controller leverages its AI technology to automatically adjust motor output to provide effortless riding based on users’ pedalling and route environment.
The ebii’s AI also harnesses big data and collects user insights through the ebiiGO companion app. Riders can connect their phone to their e-bike via Bluetooth, and then use ebiiGO to check recommended routes, battery life, riding speed, auto-unlock settings, and more for greater control over their urban adventures. They can also access ebiiRide, an adaptive mission control app that works with ebiiAssist to ensure riders never run out of power on the road. ebiiRide offers three modes for users to choose from to suit their riding preferences; Eco Mode for power-saving, My ebii Mode for smart balance, and Boost Mode for speed and motor output adjustments based on the current road conditions and distance to the destination.
Long-lasting and Removable Battery
The ebii comes with a durable and removable battery that can run for up to 110 km and charges up to 100% battery life in just 2.5 hours, while AI-optimized power distribution helps extend the battery life to support a full day’s ride. It is built with a high-integrity design from MPS Energy, which uses a unique cell layout and holder for greater charge protection and safety. The fast-charging battery has also gone through rigorous testing and certification approvals to ensure maximum reliability and security.
Users can easily remove the battery pack which can function as a portable charger for other devices. A thoughtfully-designed handle can also be attached to the battery to conveniently carry it on the go. Riders can also check the battery’s power supply via ebiiGO or the handlebars’ smart LED display for various alerts such as remaining travel time.
Worry-free Riding with Safety Features
E-bike riders can now face the roads confidently as the Acer ebii is armed with a suite of advanced safety features. The ebii’s headlight and taillight automatically illuminate in the dark, with additional lighting under the vehicle control box to increase visibility during nighttime riding. The ebii is also equipped with a Rear Collision Warning radar sensor mounted under the seat to alert the rider of motorists or objects approaching from behind. The crash detection and e-bike health status notification feature also provide riders with greater peace of mind and improve trip planning during their travels.
Visionary, Lightweight Design
Weighing just 16kg, the ebii’s sturdy and compact aluminium alloy frame is optimized for a stable and nimble riding experience. Its understated yet eye-catching look is marked by smooth edges and a cool matte white finish. The semi-transparent headlight also adds to the ebii’s modern visual identity, while the LED display, located at the centre of the handlebars, clearly shows essential information for riders when navigating to their destinations.
Hassle-free and Sustainable Maintenance
The ebii’s airless tires are safe for high-speed riding as they are made with multilayer foam inserts installed to recreate the feeling of moving through the wind and eliminating the worry of flat tires. Designed with sustainability in mind, the flat-free tires are also made from closed-loop recyclable materials. The e-bike’s strong durability is reinforced with a rust-free, carbon belt drive that requires no lubrication for maintenance. Its removable battery pack provides added convenience and efficiency to riders, allowing them to seamlessly swap batteries on the go and conduct upgrades without having to replace the entire bike structure.
The Acer ebii will be available in EMEA from September starting at EUR 1,999.