Acer Intros Slew of Tablets, Laptops, Wearables and Gaming Systems
Aiming to increase its global sales footprint, Acer unveiled convertible notebook/tablet devices, fitness and fashion bands and a gaming desktop, laptop and tablet.NEW YORK—Acer has unveiled a wide range of new tablets, laptops, fitness and fashion wearable bands, as well as hard-core gaming machines available as desktop, laptop or tablet models. Also slated is a small, portable LED projector that can be used to display images up to 100 inches wide on any surface. The devices, many of which will be released in time for the back-to-school season, were announced here on April 23 at Acer's Global Press Conference at 4 World Trade Center. The Switch 10 two-in-one series includes a 10.1-inch Switch 10 E SW3-013, which offers up to 12 hours battery life, an Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, Intel HD graphics, a 2MP front and a 2MP rear camera, and a second-generation flip-over hinge. Slated for a July release, it will start at $279 and come in six colors. A companion Switch 10 SW5-015 has a different look, with durable and elegant front and back surfaces made from white Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The device, which has a full-HD display and keyboard dock and is detachable from its keyboard, will be available in August starting at $399. A larger 11-inch Switch 11 detachable device is also on the way, and is targeted toward users who need focused productivity, according to Acer. The Switch 11 will have a full-HD display, an aluminum exterior, an Intel Core M CPU and the latest Acer Snap Hinge 2 hinge system. A 12-inch Switch 12 notebook that is super-thin and aimed as a productivity device is also slated.
Also coming is the Aspire R 11, which will be the smallest of Acer's convertible notebook line. The R 11 has an 11.6-inch display, will come with either an Intel Pentium or Celeron processor, and will include a hard drive up to 1TB. The R 11, which has a rotating screen to allow users to position it in a wide range of ways, will be available in July starting at $249.