Liquid-Cooled 2-in-1, Chromebook Headlines Acer's Refreshed Lineup

 
 
By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2016-04-28
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Liquid-Cooled 2-in-1, Chromebook Headlines Acer's Refreshed Lineup

    Highlighting the new devices is a liquid-cooled 2-in-1 convertible notebook that runs Windows 10 and has an aluminum chassis.
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    2 - The Switch Alpha 12 Convertible Notebook
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    The Switch Alpha 12 Convertible Notebook

    The Switch Alpha 12 is a liquid-cooled, fanless, 2-in-1 for businesses, consumers or schools. The Windows 10 machine features 6th-generation Intel Core i7, i5 or i3 processors, a 12-inch In-Plane Switching touch-screen display (2,160-by-1,440), Intel HD graphics and an aluminum chassis. The notebook, which will be available in May for $599, can be configured with 4GB or 8GB of LPDDR3 SDRAM memory and 128GB, 256GB or 512GB solid-state drives (SSDs) for data storage. Also available are an optional backlit keyboard, an optional Acer Active Pen for writing on its screen, and several optional docking stations for individual or multiple business users.
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    The Acer Aspire S 13 Notebook

    The Aspire S 13 is a Windows 10 notebook that features an optional 10-point touch display, 6th-generation Intel Core processors, up to 8GB of LPDDR3 memory and a 13-inch full HD touch-screen IPS display. The S 13 also includes a USB 3.1 Type-C port, a USB 3.0 port and 2x2 MU-MIMO (Multi-User MIMO) WiFi. The 2.86-pound machine will be available in Obsidian Black and Pearl White when it goes on sale in North America in May starting at $699.
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    The Acer Aspire R 15 Notebook

    The redesigned Aspire R15 is a 15-inch, 360-degree convertible that can be configured with a range of 6th-generation Intel Core processors, up to 12GB of DDR4 memory and graphics processors up to the Nvidia GeForce 940MX. The machine, which runs on Windows 10, has a 15.6-inch full HD IPS display and will be available in North America in May starting at $699.
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    The Acer TravelMate P658

    Acer's commercial line gets the new 15-inch TravelMate P658, which features the latest 802.11ad gigabit WiFi and optional Acer ProDock Wireless docking station. Pricing, availability and other details were not immediately available.
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    The Chromebook 14 for Work

    The new Acer Chromebook features a 14-inch full HD (1,920-by-1,080) or HD (1,366-by-768) resolution display, 6th-generation Intel Core processors, battery life of up to 12 hours, Corning Gorilla Glass display covers and spill-resistant keyboards. It will be available in several configurations—with 2GB, 4GB or 8GB of dual-channel LPDDR3 SDRAM memory and 16GB or 32GB of eMMC storage for consumer, enterprise, institutional or school users. The machine is also ruggedized to meet U.S. MIL-STD 810G military standards for impacts, moisture, drops and more. The Chromebook 14 will be available in May starting at $349 in the United States.
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    The Acer Predator 17 X Gaming Notebook

    The new Predator 17 X notebook features a 6th-generation Intel Core i7-6820HK processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 graphics, a 17.3-inch full HD IPS (1,920-by-1,080) or UHD IPS (4K 3,840-by- 2,160) display, DDR4-2133 memory and NVMe PCIe solid-state drives in a three-SATA-SSD RAID 0 array for fast data transfer speeds. The notebook will be available in North America in June starting at $2,799.
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    The Acer Predator G1 Gaming Desktop

    The Predator G1 gaming desktop can be configured with 6th-generation Intel Core processors and up to 64GB of DDR4 memory and includes a case interior that supports full size Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics up to the Titan X card. The Predator G1 also can be configured with up to a 4TB 7,200-rpm hard disk drive or a 512GB solid-state drive. The desktop will be available in North America in July starting at $2,300.
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    The Acer Aspire F Series Notebooks

    The new Acer F 15 series Windows 10 notebooks can be configured with 6th-generation Intel Core processors, up to Nvidia GeForce GTX950M graphics with GDDR5 VRAM and varying amounts of DDR4 RAM memory. The machines feature a USB Type-C port and 802.11ac MU-MIMO WiFi, and come with premium-finish metal in Sparkly Silver, Obsidian Black, Indigo Blue, Wine Red and Marble White colors. The Acer Aspire F Series will be available in North America in May with prices starting at $499.
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    The Acer Aspire E Series Notebooks

    The latest Aspire E series machines can be equipped with 6th-generation Intel Core processors, up to Nvidia GeForce GTX950M graphics with GDDR5 VRAM and varying amounts of DDR4 RAM memory in 14-inch, 15-inch or 17-inch display sizes. The E14, E15 and E17 models come in Marble White, Steel Grey, Twilight Purple, Red Copper, Obsidian Black, Rococo Red and Indigo Blue colors. They will be available in North America in May starting at $399.
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    The Acer Aspire ES 15

    The refreshed Aspire ES notebook also gets the latest 6th-generation Intel Core processors as well as availability in three new colors—Midnight Black, Rosewood Red and Cotton White. The machine will be available in North America in May starting at $399.
 

Acer recently unveiled a host of new and refreshed notebooks, two gaming machines, a larger Chromebook and a new Switch Alpha 12 notebook, which is an intriguing 2-in-1 convertible that features liquid-cooling and runs on the Windows 10 operating system. Joining the Switch Alpha 12 is the Aspire S 13 notebook, the Aspire R 15 notebook, the commercial TravelMate P658 notebook, Chromebook 14 for Work, the Predator 17 X gaming notebook and the Predator G1 desktop machine, plus a range of related accessory docks and other accessories. Also unveiled were the new Aspire F series notebooks, as well as the Aspire E series and the Aspire ES 15 notebooks. The Switch Alpha 12 is fanless for quiet operation, while the Aspire S 13 and R15 can be configured with a range of 6th-generation Intel Core processors. The TravelMate P658 has a 15-inch display, while the latest Predator machines feature more power for serious gaming. Peruse this eWEEK slide show for more details on all the new Acer machines.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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