Acer Inc. Unveils Two New Monitors
Sep 15 14
Acer Inc. has unveiled two new monitors, the 27-inch S277HK and the 25-inch H257HU. Featuring frameless designs and 4K2K Ultra HD and WQHD resolutions respectively, they bring together stylish form factors with great functionalities. The Acer S277HK has the distinction of being the world's first 4K2K monitor to feature a frameless design and DTS surround sound. Besides giving it a stylish streamlined look, the design also maximizes its viewing area and provides a more seamless viewing experience for multi-monitor setups. In addition, the S277HK sports a sleek hair-line aluminum bezel and a slim and contemporary looking asymmetric metallic stand that sets it apart from other monitors. The backside of the monitor features a white glossy finish that further adds to its elegance. For premium quality visual enjoyment, the S277HK boasts 4K2K Ultra HD (3840x2160) resolution that is four times sharper than a 1080p Full HD display. The H257HU monitor, also with a frameless design, is set apart with its futuristic looking stand with a distinct round rim base. The H257HUcomes equipped with WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, offering great visuals for video viewing, gaming and more. Both monitors offer excellent audio capabilities with DTS surround sound as well as display quality with IPS technology, providing exceptional color saturation, color stability and 178 degree wide vertical and horizontal viewing angles. Both monitors feature technologies that help to reduce eye strain and provide a more comfortable viewing experience. They include Flicker-less technology, which helps to eliminate screen
flickering, and a blue light filter that reduces exposure to blue light that can potentially cause long-term eye damage. In addition, they feature Low Dimming technology, which allows users to adjust to as low as 15% brightness in low light environments, compared to 30% found on standard monitors, and ComfyView technology that lessens reflection from external light sources. For easy connectivity both monitors feature DVI,
HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2.
Acer Expands Iconia Tablet Line
Sep 12 14
Acer Inc. has announced three new tablets in its Iconia series, the Iconia Tab 8 W, Iconia Tab 10, and Iconia One 8. The Acer Iconia Tab 8 W is an 8-inch tablet that is the ideal companion for both work and play. Running on the newest Windows 8.1 with Bing, the Iconia Tab 8 W comes with one-year complementary Microsoft Office 365 Personal3 for full-access to those applications that are essential for productivity, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook. Its slim profile (9.75 mm/0.38 inches) and very light weight (370 g/0.8 lbs.), the Iconia Tab 8 W can be carried everywhere with ease, and provides up to 8 hours of battery life. The narrow 7 mm (0.27 inches) bezel enhances the viewing experience on the 1280x800 HD display with IPS technology, which enables a wide viewing angle and provides consistent images, color and brightness. Powered by an Intel Atom Z3735G quad-core processor, the Iconia Tab 8 W responds promptly to multitasking, running games, playing videos, and browsing the web. The tablet features a Micro USB port that supports charging on the go, and is equipped with dual stereo speakers for a powerful surround effect and realistic lifelike audio. Dual cameras allow users to snap photos and the microSD port allows for extended storage space. The Iconia Tab 8 W comes with an optional slim and lightweight (less than 200 g/0.44 lbs.) and Acer Crunch Keyboard that is easy to slip into a bag and carry around. It features a full-size keyboard for fast typing and a Windows home button for quick access to the Metro mode. Designed to provide an immersive entertainment experience, the Iconia Tab 10 harnesses ultra-realistic visuals with cinema sound. Users can enjoy realistic and lifelike stereo sound from two built-in speakers, while Dolby Digital Plus delivers a surround-sound experience by converting two-channel stereo audio into 5.1 channels over stereo headphones, enhancing dialogue intelligibility, reducing background noise, and maximizing volume when watching movies. The Iconia Tab 10 boasts an impressive 10.1-inch FHD screen for more vivid images. With Zero Air Gap with IPS technology, the display delivers exceptional detail, superb contrast and sharpness from wide viewing angles, and improves readability under sunlight. For further clarity, the anti-fingerprint coating technology reduces smudging and makes the screen much easier to clean. And for an added peace-of-mind, the tablet is protected by the next generation of Corning Gorilla Glass, which increases damage and scratch resistance. Available in black or white, the Iconia Tab 10 includes a micro HDMI port and Wireless Display capability, which allows users to share photos and videos on a bigger screen with friends and family. It runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) and is powered by a MediaTek quad-core processor. Acer is expanding the Iconia One series with a larger 8-inch screen size and faster processing with a powerful Intel Atom Z3735G quad-core processor. The Iconia One 8 comes in 10 lively colors to match the user's personal style. Its back cover is decorated with a sophisticated textured pattern, which delivers a rich tactile experience and, the silky anti-slip finish, also allows for a firm grip. Measuring only 8.5 mm (0.3 inches) and weighing less than 340 g (0.7 lbs.) the Iconia One 8 is small enough to slip into a small bag and be carried everywhere. While it is designed to be travel-friendly, the screen remains big enough for an enjoyable viewing experience. Iconia One 8 delivers sharp visuals and vivid images via its 1280x800 HD display, which also comes with Zero Air Gap and IPS technology for superb contrast and sharpness from wide viewing angles and better readability under sunlight. For an even clearer visual experience, the Acer Iconia One 8 also comes with anti-fingerprint coating technology. The Iconia One 8 runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) and powered by an Intel quad-core processor.
Acer Inc. Introduces Two New Convertible Notebook Lines
Sep 12 14
Acer Inc. introduced the Aspire R 13 and Aspire R 14 Series, two new convertible notebook lines. The R 13 Series features Acer's unique Ezel Aero Hinge that allows the display to rotate into six different positions. All models can also be used with the optional Acer Active Pen. The R 14 Series of convertible note books features a 360 degree dual-torque hinge that allows it to be used in four usage modes. Both note books are designed for those who don't want to give up a traditional notebook design, but want more options and flexibility. Less than 25.4 mm (1 inch) thin and just over 1.5 kg (3 lbs.), the lightweight Aspire R 13 Series incorporates the unique Acer Ezel Aero Hinge that provides both flexibility and stability. The 13.3-inch display is affixed to this special hinge at the sides, which allows the screen to rotate 180-degrees so it can be used in six different ways. This quick and effortless way to transition between various modes gives it the productivity features of a traditional clamshell notebook with the convenience of a tablet. Acer's patented dual-torque system hinge keeps the display stable and in place when touch navigation is used. It is attached to a forged U frame, which also helps to enhance stiffness while maintaining the notebook's slim design. The Aspire R 13 is crafted to last and packed full of cutting-edge features. The touchscreen and outer lid are both encased in a slim, but strong, sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass 3, making them tough yet beautiful. All R 13 Series models offer premium touch screen displays with super crisp images and fine detail. Available in either super high-resolution (2560 x 1440) or full high-definition (1920 x 1080), photos, videos, games and presentations are strikingly vivid and detailed; text is sharp and crystal clear. Both display options include Zero Air Gap Technology, which ensures vivid, lifelike visuals. It reduces reflections, heightens contrast, creates bright and crisp images and improves readability in sunlight. FHD models feature IPS technology, which provides wide viewing angles, making them ideal for sharing movies and photos or for work presentations. In addition, anti-fingerprint technology helps eliminate smudges and makes the displays easier to clean, while Corning's newly developed AR/ETC technology minimizes reflections and improves the display's contrast. A built-in light sensor automatically adjusts the screen's brightness to enhance the screen image, making it easier to see and read based on the ambient lighting in the room. The R 13 Series can also be used with an optional Acer Active Pen for drawing, creating and collaborating. The pen comes with a pressure sensor for professional drawing and a hover sensor for easy access to functions. It also supports palm rejection so users can write on the screen comfortably. The pen works with Acer's exclusive pen-enabled software, Acer Hover Access, which is pre-installed on all models, and features applications for work or play that works in 3 easy steps: Hold the Acer Active Pen above the screen and the Acer Hover Access software will automatically detect the pen; click the button on the side of the pen; launch apps to write notes, paint or edit. The R 13 Series also features the Acer Touch Tools app, which includes: Acer Screen Grasp and Acer Accu Finger. Acer Screen Grasp allows any image to be easily captured, personalized and shared to social networks or pasted to documents and Acer Accu Finger helps to accurately place the cursor in text documents and acquire tiny items on the screen when using fingers. In addition to its innovative features, the R 13 Series includes powerful technologies, making them fast and responsive for a wide variety of work and entertainment uses. For maximum performance, models offer Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, up to 1TB Solid State Drives with RAID-0 support and up to 8GB of memory. The audio features include Dolby Digital Plus Home Theatre for cinematic surround sound, and Acer Purified Voice, a combination of hardware and software. It is also Skype certified, which ensures webcam/video chats, conference calls, VoIP calls and voice commands are always crystal clear. To keep the powerful R 13 running cool and quiet, the Aspire R 13 boasts an advanced dual air-intake design for comfortable and noise-free computing. For all day computing, models with a FHD display deliver up to 8 hours of battery life. Acer's new R 14 notebook makes it easy to play, share, display or work. Its clean, refined design incorporates a unique 360 degree dual-torque hinge design that allows effortless transformation into four different modes for productivity and entertainment needs notebook, pad, display or tent. Acer's inventive 360 degree dual-torquehinge design delivers the perfect combination of flexibility and strength, making it easy to open with one hand for a wobble-free touch experience. Constructed of strong zinc alloy and soft rubber, it provides durability and the perfect amount of touch resistance. In addition, the hinge design allows the lid to be laid completely flat, without any gap between the chassis and lid, for easy collaboration and sharing. In tablet mode, the display can be flipped over and lays completely flat against the chassis as well, for a clean, streamlined design. When the notebook is used in display mode, the hinge slightly raises the entire system, preventing the key board from touching the table or other surface. For convenience, the images and audio on the R 14 automatically reverse channels when the modes are switched, so the visuals and sound are always aimed the right way. The R 14 features a 14-inch HD (1366 x 768) display with Zero Air Gap technology, which helps to eliminate reflections in sunlight, resulting in higher contrast and crisper images. It also supports Acer Touch Tools that helps the user capture, collect, write and share screen data effortlessly through touch. Models are available with a range of Intel processors, including Pentium, Core i3, i5 or i7, and can be configured with upto 12GB of memory for powerful performance. Some models offer NVidia GeForce 820M graphics to enrich the overall visuals. Roomy 500GB or 1TB hard drives provide ample storage for files, photos and videos. Skype Certified, the R 14 provides crystal clear communications with uninterrupted audio and visuals free of echos, gaps and lags, making it easy to connect with friends, family or co-workers across the globe.