Acer’s annual next@acer global press conference in New York saw the Taiwan PC maker introduce its 2016 back-to-school product line and updates from its business division. Acer revealed its expansive Predator gaming series, new 2-in-1 and convertible notebooks, commercial portfolio, Chromebook and a new business in Xplova.
Portables, portables, portables
The new Switch Alpha 12 took centrestage, featuring proprietary liquid cooling technology that allows for an ultra-slim design minus a fan.
Next up is the award-winning Aspire S 13, the lean and mean workhorse. Not forgetting the thinnest 15-inch 360-degree convertible – the Aspire R 15.
The Aspire R 15, a 2016 reddot Award winner packs up to 6th Gen Intel Core processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics and delivers up to 9 hours of battery life.
Predator ready to pounce
Acer’s expansive, award-winning Predator gaming portfolio now includes the Predator 17 x notebook and Predator G1 desktop. The desktop-grade components of the Predator 17 X including a custom triple-fan cooling system, makes the gaming notebook the ultimate gaming beast.
The Predator G1 desktop is deceivingly small, but packs absolute punch underneath – 6th Gen Intel Core power, with up to NVIDIA GeForce GT Titan X graphics.
Acer says its gaming desktop growth rate is triple the industry average year-o-on-year in the first two month of this year.
Acer also showcased a strong commercial line-up with the debut of the new 15-inch TravelMate P658 and Veriton N Series commercial desktops, amongst other things.
The TravelMate P658 is the latest member of the award-winning P6 commercial notebook family. It boasts the latest 802.11ad gigabit W-Fi technology from Qualcomm Atheros, Inc, which delivers speed up to 4.6Gbps. It has the ability to connect to multiply display, networking and other I/O ports through the Acer ProDock Wireless.
The Veriton N6640G and N4640G commercial desktops made their debut as well, featuring an expandable modular design in a compact 1-litre form factor. The new Veriton N series work perfectly with the new Acer CEO series commercial monitors that sport a ZeroFrame design – a narrow frame on all four sides of the display.
Industry’s first cycling computer
Acer acquired GPS cycling computer brand – Xplova last September, as part of its strategy to expand its business into other segments. A result of the acquisition is Xplova X5 – an integration solution designed for the growing cycling enthusiast market and community.
Xplova X5 records cyclists’ journeys and then lets users sync, store and share cycling routes, and places of interests in the cloud and on social media.
This is an example of Acer’s ‘BeingWare’ for the era of Internet of Beings, or IoT with intelligence.
Catch the 2016 next@acer global press conference announcements here.