Acer today launched its first Chromebook powered by the Qualcomm ® Snapdragon ™ 7c compute platform – the Acer Chromebook Spin 513 (CP513-1H/CP513-1HL) and Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513.
The new models pair an ultraportable design with fast and efficient performance, long battery life and optional 4G LTE cellular connectivity.
“Acer is excited to bring to market our first Chromebooks powered by the Snapdragon ™ 7c computer platform, with all the performance and efficiencies necessary to maximize the vast benefits of Chrome,” said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business at Acer.
“As employees and students have shifted to working remotely and learning from home, Acer is responding with solutions that meet their needs – in this case, Chromebooks that are powerful enough to take on whatever the day brings with all-day battery life and highly secure cellular connectivity virtually anywhere.”
Optimized for Performance and Connectivity On-the-Go
The Acer Chromebook Spin 513 is powered by the Snapdragon ™ 7c compute platform with an 8 nm octa-core Qualcomm ® Kryo ™ 468 CPU, which provides enhanced multitasking and responsiveness.
In addition, the integrated Qualcomm ® Adreno ™ 618 graphics performance lets users enjoy online games and beautifully streamed video. Providing up to 14 hours 1 of battery life, the new Chromebook can last for more than a full day of work or school.
Acer also introduced a suite of powerful new consumer notebooks across its popular Swift, Spin and Aspire series, all featuring the performance of new 11th Gen Intel ® Core ™ processors with Intel ® Iris ® X e graphics.
Designed to push ultra-portable PC design to new territories, the refreshed devices come with intuitive features, striking design aesthetics and the latest technology in a thin and light package.
Acer Swift 3 X – Thin, Light and Packed With Performance
The Swift 3 X the new Intel ® Iris ® X e MAX discrete graphics solution paired with 11th Gen Intel Core processors in order to offer creative professionals such as photographers and YouTubers unique capabilities and powerful on-the-go performance for work and gaming.
Modern and featherlight, the 1.37 kg 3 (3.02 lbs) Swift 3 X breezes through the most task-intensive apps for up to 17.5 hours 1 at a time and, if necessary, can also be fast-charged to provide four hours of use in just 30 minutes.
Colors pop and details come to life on a 14-inch FHD IPS 2 screen that covers 72% of the NTSC color gamut and offers an 84% screen-to-body ratio, while content loads more quickly thanks to the faster connection speeds of Intel ® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+).
Porsche Design and Acer Unveil the Porsche Design Acer Book RS
Porsche Design and Acer have entered a new partnership that fuses Porsche Design’s functional design philosophy and engineering mindset with Acer’s technological innovations and deep-rooted knowledge in the global computer segment.
The Porsche Design Acer Book RS with a compact all-metal chassis packs in up to the latest 11th Gen Intel ® Core ™ i7 processor and an NVIDIA ® GeForce ® MX350 GPU 2 while remaining just 1.2 kg (2.65 lbs) light.
Topping off the chassis is a carbon fiber cover, a distinctive touch derived from decades of motorsports designs that value carbon fiber for its lightweight strength and extreme performance.
Porsche Design Acer Book RS was co-engineered with Intel and includes Intel Evo platform verified models 1 to meet key experience targets for consistent responsiveness on battery, instant wake, real-world battery life and fast charge, making it an exceptional laptop for getting things done.
Acer announced upgrades across four projector ranges with new enhanced models in both LED and laser mainstream categories as well as two high-performance ranges for business and commercial use.
These new models include a best-in-class wireless LED 1080p projector with 3,000 lumens of brightness and also high energy-efficiency laser projectors that reach 3,100 lumens.
Additionally, three new Acer monitors have been announced for business and home users: the eye-friendly Acer B248Y, the HDR-capable Acer CBL272U and the Acer BL270 with virtually no side-bezels.
Acer PD and VD Series — Powerful LED Projectors for Work and Play
The VD6510i is a wireless 3,000 lumens LED 1080p projector that delivers ultra-smooth 1080p 120Hz projections for action movie excitement.
125% coverage of the Rec. 709 color gamut provides excellent color saturation and vivid images, enhanced by 16x sequential display speed that minimizes rainbow effect, while 3,000 ANSI lumens of brightness enables the projector to produce a crystal clear image even for large screens or in a room with the lights on.
LED projectors are very resilient to brightness decay, so users can enjoy their favorite movies for years to come, and are also eco-friendly due to their mercury-free nature.
Acer unveiled the SigridWave In-Game Live AI Translator for Planet9, its next-generation eSports platform. SigridWave has been specially designed to handle gaming terminology and jargon.
Acer also announced a number of updates for Planet9 targeting competitive play, namely the ability to establish team or brand clubs and the implementation of a framework for hosting tournaments.
Planet9 is an open community that equips casual and competitive players alike with the tools necessary to bring their game to the next level by helping them to get involved in the
competitive scene, receive objective insights into their gameplay and find a community of likeminded players.
As esports wouldn’t exist without an audience, Planet9 also strives to equip teams and brands with tools to help grow their communities, organize tournaments and engage with fans.
Planet9 – Acer’s Next Gen Esports Platform
Planet9 is a next generation eSports platform, partly competitive and partly social, designed to provide an open community for casual and amateur players who want to improve their skills and take steps towards going pro.
The platform helps players to connect with others, via teams and social clubs; to improve their skills, via in-depth feedback on gameplay in the form of statistics and coaching 1 ; and to experience organized gameplay, via casual or ranked scrimmages and competitive tournaments for most games.
In-game overlays will be supported for League of Legends on launch in late 2020 or early 2021, and support will be made available for additional titles in the future.
AcerPure Inc. announced the acerpure cool, a 2-in-1 air circulator and purifier that leverages a 3-in-1 HEPA Filter to purify air and then a fan to project it around the room.
This product represents an expansion of Acer’s smart air quality solution business, AcerPure Inc., and follows the company’s corporate mission of contributing to a sustainable planet.
This subsidiary will focus on releasing products that leverage smart features to not only improve users’ quality of life, but also create environmental benefits.
“Due to the pandemic, more people are staying indoors for longer periods of time,” said Andrew Hou, chairman of AcerPure Inc. “Consumers are becoming more aware of their indoor air quality and require better purification solutions.
“We created the 2-in-1 acerpure cool to address this. The device employs a smart sensor to automatically adjust its operation mode, giving users cleaner air even while they sleep but without wasting energy.
“Moreover, by tapping into the consumer air quality market, AcerPure Inc. aims to embody the lifestyle brand strategy and build essential brand value”.
At Acer’s [email protected] global press conference, the company announced new and updated offerings in its ConceptD PC line-up, a brand of premium PCs designed for professional and enthusiast creators.
The new ConceptD 300 is a powerful mid-tower desktop designed for BIM and CAD projects and intensive 3D modeling, rendering and animation.
In addition, the ConceptD 7 and ConceptD 7 Pro notebooks now feature 10th Gen Intel ® Core ™ Processors and Acer’s new Vortex Flow cooling technology.
Acer’s ConceptD PCs elevate the computing experience with their timeless design language, extremely color-accurate displays and silent processing, which distinguish them as something special and out of the ordinary.
They are optimized for graphic designers, filmmakers, engineers, architects, developers and other creators.
Acer also announced three new products in its TravelMate series of commercial notebooks for enterprise and business users.
These include the TravelMate Spin P4 (TMP414RN-51), a convertible notebook with a touch screen; the TravelMate P4 (TMP414-51), a powerful and portable notebook for those who prefer traditional clamshell models; and the TravelMate P2 (TMP214-53), a durable notebook with enough ports and battery life to handle anything that comes up in a day’s work.
“People are increasingly working on the go and in places other than the office,” said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc.
“We’ve designed this generation of TravelMate notebooks around that trend. Military-grade durability to survive the bumps and drops of daily life, enough battery life to get through the entire work day and a generous array of ports. These are a line of reliable devices for people that need to get the job done.”
Acer has expanded its award-winning monitor line with a new assortment of powerful monitors suited to a wide range of gamers, from elite professionals requiring top-of-the-line technology to casual players more concerned with enjoying themselves.
Additionally, Acer is the first 2 brand to offer TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe ® -certified
gaming monitors, designed to selectively filter out blue light while still maintaining crisp and vivid colors.
“Our newest gaming monitors feature the industry’s newest technology to give gamers smooth performance and comfortable ergonomics,” said Victor Chien, President, Digital Display Business, Acer Inc.
“Designed to appeal to the most power-hungry gamers as well as those who just want to have fun, the new Predator and Nitro-branded monitors are available in a variety of designs and sizes to support just about anyone in the market for a gaming monitor.”
Predator XB3 Series for Pros and Avid Enthusiasts
The new Predator XB3 series monitors are a line of FHD (1920×1080) or QHD (2560×1440) displays that feature high refresh rates and VESA DisplayHDR ™ certifications.