Acer announced new products at its next@acer global press conference in New York this week. Amongst the slew of devices, the company introduced new notebooks from its Aspire and Swift series, a smartwatch, and a gaming notebook. Here s a roundup of Acer s new product lineup. Also Read - Worldwide PC shipments up 32% in Q1, Lenovo leads: GartnerAlso Read - Top 5 affordable laptops for basic video editing/casual gaming
Acer Predator Triton 700: The all-new gaming notebook measures 18.9mm and weighs 2.6kg. It comes with a curved display, and features Acer s AeroBlade 3D Fan that offers advanced thermal performance within the ultrathin form factor. The Predator Triton 700 is VR-ready and boasts a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display that comes with support for external monitor for enhanced gaming experience. It is powered by 7th Generation Intel Core processor, NVIDIA GeForce 10-Series graphics, up to 32GB of DDR4 2400MHz memory, two USB 3.0 ports (featuring power-off USB charging), one USB 2.0 port, an HDMI 2.0 port, one DisplayPort connector and a Gigabit Ethernet port. Also Read - Acer launches Chromebook 511, Chromebook Spin 512, more laptops aimed at students
It further includes a mechanical keyboard, PredatorSense software and NVIDIA G-SYNC monitor support. The gaming notebook will be available in North America in August starting at $2,999 (approximately Rs 192,600). However, specifications, prices and availability will vary according to region.
Swift 3, Swift 1 Notebooks: Aimed at early adopters, Acer added two new models to the Swift Series of ultra slim notebooks. The Swift 3 and Swift 1 are both Windows 10 notebooks and are claimed to offer up to 10 hours of battery life. These further support Windows Hello through fingerprint sensors, Acer BluelightShield app for controlling blue light emission and Acer TrueHarmony audio technology.
The Swift 3 is priced at $599 (approximately Rs 38,500) and boasts a brushed-aluminium body. It is available in 14-inch or 15.6-inch full HD anti-glare display models. Under the hood, 7th generation Intel Core processor is paired with Intel HD or NVIDIA GeForce graphics, 512GB SSDs or 1TB HDDs, up to 8GB of memory and 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac wireless technology.
Other features include a USB 3.1 Type-C port, HD webcam, and a backlit keyboard. There is also a special edition of the Swift 3 which features Vibrant Corning Gorilla Glass on top for protection.
The Acer Swift 1 is targeted at school goers and features a portable, lightweight design. It boasts an all metal chassis with a 13.3-inch full HD IPS1 display and is powered with an Intel Pentium or Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM and either 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of onboard storage. It further includes 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac wireless technology. Swift 1 will be available starting June at prices starting at $329 (approximately Rs 22,000). ALSO READ: Acer Windows Mixed Reality headset to start shipping this month
All-New Aspire Notebooks: The new Acer Aspire notebooks feature the company s BluelightShield screen technology and a 180-degree lay flat hinge. Also included is the TrueHarmony audio support for enhanced video conference experience.
The Acer Aspire 1 series will be available starting June at prices starting $219 (approximately Rs 15,000). Aimed at those looking at a notebook for family sharing and web browsing as the prime usage, the notebook features a 14-inch display, Intel Celeron or Pentium processors with 4GB DDR3L RAM and 32GB or 64GB onboard storage. It further offers up to 9 hours of battery life. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, a HDMI port and Ethernet. It is also bundled with one-year subscription of Office 365 Personal, and 1 TB of OneDrive storage.
The Acer Aspire 3 is available in a 14-inch HD, 15.6-inch HD or 15.6-inch Full HD display variants. Processor options for the Aspire 3 include Intel Core, Celeron and Pentium processors, with up to 12GB of memory. It will also be available in international markets in June at prices starting $299 (approximately Rs 19,300).
Acer Aspire 5 is available in 15.6-inch HD or full HD display. It is powered by up to 7th generation Intel Core processors and latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics, with up to 20GB DDR4 2400 MHz memory and storage options of up to 2TB and M.2 SSDs up to 256 GB. Connectivity ports include one USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 port, USB 3.0 port for charging, and two USB 2.0 ports. The Acer Aspire 5 will be available at prices starting $449 (approximately Rs 28,900).
Top-of-the-line Acer Aspire 7 is targeted at designers and power users. It features 15-inch or 17-inch display and is powered by up to 7th generation Intel Core i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics. It further packs 32GB of DDR4 2400 MHz memory and up to 2TB storage. It also features a HD camera with HDR along with Dolby Audio for enhanced entertainment. The Acer Aspire 7 series will be available in June at prices starting at $799 (approximately Rs 51,400).
Leap Ware Smartwatch: Adding to Acer s line of smart wearables, the new Leap Ware smartwatch features a circular design and is equipped with sensors for heart rate, stamina, stress/fatigue, and exposure to ultraviolet rays. It boasts a 1.6-inch circular display with Corning Gorilla Glass SR+ and has IPX7 certification for water and dust resistance. It further includes a built-in LED light which can be turned on at the press of a button.
It is powered by MediaTek MT2523 chipset and MT2511 bio-sensing chip. It is claimed to offer battery life up of three to five days. Additionally, there is a companion Liquid Life app which aims motivate users to exercise and encourage through rewards. The Acer Leap Ware will be available with interchangeable bands in Navy Blue and Light Brown color choices. Prices of the smartwatch start at $139 (approximately Rs 9,000).