Acer held a Global Press conference themed “Made for humanity,” where they have showcased their new product portfolio ranging from new large screen Chromebooks to 4K gaming projectors.
New Large-Screen Chromebooks
Acer debuted four new Chromebooks that are designed for home and business users to hybrid workers and students. All Chromebooks are equipped with the latest processors, reliable Wi-Fi 6, video conferencing technology and durable designs.
“Acer’s expansive line of Chromebooks means that we’re well-equipped to meet any sort of customer need—from the display size, processors, durability, connectivity and more,” said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “Whether a customer needs a device for work, school or entertainment, we’ve got a Chromebook with exactly the features they’re looking for”
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-2H) and Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 combine a fan-less, convertible and durable design offering 11th Gen Intel Core processors.
The Acer Chromebook 515 (CB515-1W/T) and Acer Chromebook Enterprise 515 are the latest updates to the company’s best-selling 15.6-inch Chromebook line, featuring an improved design, durability and the 11th Gen Intel Core performance.
The Acer Chromebook 514 (CB514-2H/T) features an octa-core MediaTek Kompanio 828 processor and an ultraportable design to offer efficient on-the-go performance and up to 15 hours of battery life.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 314 (CP314-1H/N) features a convertible design with a 14-inch FHD display, a wide port selection and an environmentally friendly OceanGlass touchpad.
Acer Expands Antimicrobial Product Portfolio
Acer announced that it has expanded its antimicrobial product portfolio to multiple product lines, covering both consumer and commercial audiences. From TravelMate laptops to Enduro Urban devices, plus a host of accessories like Chromebook certified keyboard and mouse set, antimicrobial devices are now available to a significantly wider range of users.
The Acer Enduro Urban N3 laptop and Enduro Urban T3 tablet have 14-inch and 10-inch displays respectively. Both are durable antimicrobial devices. The Acer TravelMate Spin P4 is a business-grade antimicrobial convertible laptop with powerful performance for those working on the go. The Acer VE246Q antimicrobial monitor features a 23.6-inch FHD VA display that is both eye-friendly and earth-friendly, holding certifications such as ENERGY STAR, TCO and EPEAT. Talking about other peripherals and accessories, the Acer Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse KM501 are certified to work with Chromebooks. The Acer eco-shell jacket for travellers is made from the extracts of spent coffee grounds
Gaming Desktop Ecosystem
Acer expanded its Predator gaming portfolio with new Predator Orion 7000 series desktops, featuring powerful performance in a stunning design, and two smart 4K gaming projectors. Further enhancing the gaming experience is the Predator gaming desk, which offers two practical surface options and a convenient storage rack.
“Predator Orion 7000-series desktops are premium, powerful rigs for serious players who demand incredible performance from even the most demanding titles,” said Jeff Lee, General Manager, Stationary Computing, IT Product Business, Acer Inc. “In order to offer that next-level performance, we’re excited to be among the first companies bringing the new 12th Gen Intel Core CPUs to our product portfolio.”
“12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors are a huge innovative leap forward for game performance and industry leading memory, I/O and connectivity,” said Marcus Kennedy, General Manager of Gaming and Esports, Intel. “Powering the pinnacle of its performance is the new performance hybrid architecture that combines two all-new compute cores to deliver blistering performance for high frame rates and multi-tasking performance that modern gamers expect.”
The powerful Predator Orion 7000 series gaming desktop features the latest 12th gen Intel Core processor, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 series GPU and up to 64GB DDR5-4000 RAM. The chassis has tempered glass side panels showcasing two 140mm ARGB fans for aesthetics and cooling. It even features a fast 2.5G ethernet LAN port for faster LAN gaming and it also includes Intel WiFi 6E for wireless connectivity. There is ample of storage options, the rig includes a 2.5-inch USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C hot-swap drive bay, 2x M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVIMe SSDs (up to 1 TB each) and two 3.5-inch SATA3 HDD (up to 3 TB each).
Acer also introduced Predator GD711, which is a smart 4K LED gaming projector that is compatible with both console and PC gaming systems. The projector also features a built-in app market that offers users access to a variety of streaming services. The Predator GD711 features a wide colour gamut that amounts to a 125% area ratio. In addition to the wide colour gamut, the projector has 4,000 LED lumens of brightness, high dynamic contrast and HDR10 performance.
Acer even introduced a large 55-inch Predator gaming desk (PGD110) which can provide ample room for a gaming system, monitor, accessories, and more. Gamers can choose from two surfaces: one coated in an easy-to-clean, carbon fiber or another covered with a custom-designed Predator mouse pad. Outfitted with ample storage space, the Predator gaming desk comes with a rack for storing gamepads and/or cartridges, a headphone hook, a cup holder, and a tray tucked in the back for AC adapters. It also has the headset cradle to save desk space, a cup holder to prevent spills, and a cable management cutout on each side of the desk to keep cables organized and out of the way. The desk is sturdy with the ability to hold up to 120 kg (264 lbs).
Eco-Friendly Vero Products
Acer has launched a lineup of green PCs with its Vero series, including the Acer Aspire Vero laptop for consumers and the Acer TravelMate Vero laptop for commercial use. From PCs to peripherals, Vero devices share certain green guidelines, such as utilizing post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic and shipping in recyclable packaging. Acer’s Vero devices have also been designed to be easy to disassemble, simplifying the process of repairs or upgrades and ultimately increasing the devices’ lifespans.
The Acer Vero series has multiple products under its sleeves including business laptops, modern desktop PC, FHD monitors and accessories including mice, mousepads and laptop sleeves.
ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs Edition Laptop for 3D Creators
Acer announced the ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs Edition laptop(CN715-73G), bringing eye-popping, glasses-free stereoscopic 3D to designers and developers. The mobile workstation supports creators with Acer SpatialLabs, a suite of optical, display and sensory technologies with real-time rendering capabilities to deliver a glasses-free stereoscopic 3D experience. It’s also backed by the NVIDIA Studio ecosystem, featuring NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPUs with exclusive driver technology that enhances creative apps for optimal levels of performance and reliability. Simply put, the new ConceptD 7 is an ideal laptop for 3D modelling, and also an excellent laptop for developers. The ConceptD 3 lineup has been expanded with new clamshell models featuring a 16-inch screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio and new convertible models with 15.6-inch displays
New Monitors and 4K Projector
Acer also announced upgrades across its projector and monitor ranges, bringing new options to gamers and home entertainment enthusiasts. The new 4K laser projector brings high performance and high ECO efficiency to the mainstream market. Two new monitors are also available, one with a WQHD IPS display for prosumers and another with a WQHD 300 Hz panel for gamers.
“The pandemic has changed how people are approaching work and entertainment,” said Victor Chien, President, Digital Display Business, Acer Inc. “People who do their work on notebook computers are investing in monitors, and more families are exploring home cinema technology. We’re doing our best to respond flexibly and meet that new demand.”
The Acer L811 is an ultra-short throw projector that offers HDR10-compatible 4K resolution and 3,000 lumens of brightness for an incredible home-theatre experience. The Nitro XV272U KF is a 27” WQHD monitor that boasts a 300 Hz refresh rate to offer gamers a next-level experience. The Acer CB273U is a 27” WQHD (2560×1440) IPS monitor that displays vivid 8-Bit colours, making it great for photo editing and design.