Acer Reveals New Back-To-School Product Range at the Inaugural “next@acer” Event in New York

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At Acer’s inaugural next@acer global press conference held at the 4 World Trade Center in New York, the company unveiled a full range of new devices designed to improve people’s lives – work and play. Focusing on specific areas of life: productivity, education, entertainment, gaming and connecting, Acer has harnessed valuable insights to design products to appeal to anyone looking for more.

Editor’s Summary:

  •     Acer presents a full 1- to 100-inch product offering designed for better productivity, education, entertainment, gaming and connecting.
  •     All new back-to-school season Windows products are supported by Acer for free Windows 10 upgrade including smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and desktops for a consistent user interface across devices.
  •     Acer expands its award-winning design language to the new Aspire V 15 notebook and unveils Red Dot awardee, the 2-in-1 Aspire Switch 10 E.
  •     Acer unveils its Gaming strategy across multiple form factors, including the industry’s first curved gaming monitor featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC technology.
  •     New Acer Chromebook 15 features 11.5 hours of battery life, the longest in the 15-inch Chromebook segment.
  •     Acer also updates its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC™) status and previews new communication device.

At Acer’s inaugural next@acer global press conference held at the 4 World Trade Center in New York, the company unveiled a full range of new devices designed to improve people’s lives – work and play. Focusing on specific areas of life: productivity, education, entertainment, gaming and connecting, Acer has harnessed valuable insights to design products to appeal to anyone looking for more.

Since the company’s inception, Acer’s purpose has been the breaking down of barriers between people and technology. Acer continues successfully to make technology more accessible to more people and to put devices in the hands of the many and not just the few, while consistently delivering an experience beyond their expectations.

“We believe that asking questions leads to better products,” said Jason Chen, Corporate President and CEO of Acer. “Because by doing so we will have a sound understanding of consumers and as a result, enable us to develop products and solutions that truly echo their needs.”

Acer Expands Award-winning Design Language on New Lineup

At next@acer, the company expanded its award-winning design language across the new back-to-school season lineup, including two 2-in-1s – Aspire Switch 10 E and Aspire Switch 10; an 11-inch convertible - Aspire R 11; three new notebooks – Aspire V 15, Aspire E and ES Series - offering strong performance and stylish design for work and play; the new Chromebook 15 with 11.5 hours of battery life, currently the longest in the 15-inch Chromebook segment; and the Iconia Tab 10 tablet for education and Iconia One 8 with advanced touch capability.

All of the new back-to-season Windows-based products ship with Windows 8.1 and are supported by Acer for free Windows 10 upgrade. Acer now offers one of the most comprehensive lines of Windows-based products including smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and desktops for a consistent user interface across devices.

Acer demonstrated its strength in delivering technology timely to market by unveiling two industry firsts: a 34-inch curved gaming monitor featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC technology - XR341CKA, and a LED projector with an intelligent ambient light sensor - K138ST.

Acer’s Gaming Strategy

Acer also shared its initiative for the fast growing global gaming market by announcing its Gaming strategy. On top of the Aspire V Nitro Series gaming notebooks, Acer unveiled its plan for the Predator family of devices designed for hardcore gamers across multiple form factors. The Predator line will feature a distinct design language to capture the speed and excitement of PC gaming, and the upcoming range will complement the already available Predator desktop line with notebooks, tablets and monitors.

Comprehensive 1- to 100-inch Product Lineup

Acer also showcased its comprehensive 1- to 100-inch product lineup at next@acer, including its smartphones, wearables and projectors. Within the context of the important aspects of life which the products seek to improve: Productivity, Entertainment, Gaming, Education and Connecting, Acer provided guests with hands-on experience of devices designed to help people get more done, have fun, play hard, get smart and stay in touch with others – effortlessly.

Updates BYOC™ Status and Previews New Communication Device

Connectivity was further represented by Acer’s Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC™) vision that shows how Acer combines hardware, application, software, and devices to form an ecosystem for highly secure communication, consolidation, and sharing of information. For homes and individuals, the small yet powerful aBeing One smart center consolidates and shares intelligence and can be used to manage the many IoT devices. For corporations, Acer offers the abPBX plus series – a global communication network that overcomes the limitations of traditional hardware-based systems. Based on an all internet protocol with software defined network, abPBX plus integrates traditional office telephony systems with tablet PCs, smartphones and other mobile devices. abPBX plus offers enterprises with a major advancement in manageability, efficiency, and security while lowering the total cost of ownership.

As part of its new communication device business, Acer also showed a prototype of its new touch phone that brings smart to the traditional office phone and operates on the abPBX plus network. With intuitive touch operations, large display for video conferencing and instant messaging, easy phone directory searches, real-time news and announcement relay, the Acer touch phone boosts office workers’ productivity and ensures they never miss their calls when they are away from their desks.

For more information about devices, solutions and demonstrations at next@acer, visit acer.com/nextatacer.

About Acer
Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's product offerings include PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets, smartphones, and wearables. The company is also developing cloud solutions to bring together the Internet of Things. Acer employs 7,000 people and ranks No. 4 for total PCs globally (IDC 2014). Revenues for 2014 reached US$10.39 billion. Please visit http://www.acer.com and our social media channels for more information: http://www.facebook.com/acer; http://www.twitter.com/acer; http://www.youtube.com/user/Acer.

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