1Acer Shows Off New Tablets, Laptops, Wearables and Gaming Systems
by Todd R. Weiss
2Aspire E Laptops With 14-,15- or 17-Inch Displays
Acer’s new Aspire E Series of laptops will be available starting at $379 in July, giving consumers a choice of 14-, 15- or 17-inch displays. The laptops will be available with a wide range of Intel or AMD FX processors, with up to 16GB of RAM and many other options.
3Aspire V 15 With Touch or Non-Touch Display
The Aspire V 15 notebook will be available in August with a 15-inch touch or non-touch display; an Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor; up to 16GB of RAM; and hard drives up to 2TB. The new notebook starts at $599.
4Chromebook 15 Starts at $199.99
Acer’s large-screen Chromebook 15 will come with a 15.6-inch display, up to 4GB of RAM, and a choice of Intel Core i3, Core i5 or Celeron processors. The new Chromebook 15 starts at $199.99 and will be available in June in models for consumers and for schools.
5The Aspire Switch 10, Starting at $279
The Switch 10 two-in-one notebook/tablets have 10.1-inch displays, Intel Atom CPUs and a second-generation flip-over hinge. The basic model comes in six colors, while a deluxe full-HD version with front and back surfaces made from white Corning Gorilla Glass 3 starts at $399.
6Acer’s Smallest Convertible, the Aspire R 11
The R 11 has an 11.6-inch display and can be configured with an Intel Pentium or Celeron processor and 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.
7Iconia One 8 Tablet Comes in Multiple Colors
The new Iconia One 8 B1-820 is an 8-inch Android 5.0 tablet that includes a wide-angle In-Plane Switching (IPS) display and Acer Precision Plus for precise user inputs. Starting at $149.99, it will be available in 10 different colors starting in July.
8Choose a Larger Iconia Tab 10
Built for the education market, the sturdy and larger Iconia Tab 10 tablet features a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 display with full-HD 1,920-by-1,200 resolution. The 10-inch Android 5.0 tablet will be available in May starting at $299.
9The Powerful Predator Desktop Gaming PC
Acer’s all-new high-performance Predator desktop gaming PC will be available in the third quarter of this year, while a smaller handheld Predator Tablet (not shown) will also be offered for gaming in the third quarter. The tablet will feature haptic feedback for realistic game play.
10Big, Beautiful Gaming Monitor
Acer’s giant new 35-inch Predator Z35 curved gaming monitor can be paired with the upcoming Predator gaming PC to bring game players amazing visual images and performance with their favorite games. The monitor will sell for $1,299 and be available in September.
11For Mobile Game Play, Here’s the Predator Notebook
Video game fans will be able to choose from 15- or 17-inch versions of Acer’s upcoming Predator Notebook when they are launched in the fourth quarter. The laptops will have massive internal cooling systems and programmable buttons for users. Prices will be announced later.
12Acer’s Liquid Leap Fit Band
The new waterproof Liquid Leap Fit band will have a 1-inch touch screen, a heart rate sensor that takes about 150 scans a day, a stress sensor and interchangeable colored bands that will allow users to customize their devices.
13For a More Fashionable Band, the Liquid Leap Curve
The Liquid Leap Curve fashion band will be Acer’s first curved touch-screen wearable when it comes out later this year. The Liquid Leap Curve, which has distinctive and fashionable styling, also includes heart rate and stress sensors as well as interchangeable bands.
14An Easy-to-Carry Portable Projector
Acer’s new K138ST portable projector is an LED device that includes an intelligent ambient light sensor that adjusts the image based on the surrounding light. The device will start at $999 and be able to project an image of up to 100 inches on virtually any surface.