Yesterday, 20th November 2013, Acer hosted a product showcase for their line-up of devices heading into the festive season. Amidst all the global uncertainty of the company, as both their CEO and president resign within the same week, Acer South Africa took the time to express their commitment to customers for the future, with new devices to be released later in Q4 2013 and Q1 2014. Furthermore, Acer also confirmed their commitment to the ‘Acer Reliability Promise’ with an enhancement that would see the program extended to June 2014, which entitles owners of qualifying Acer TravelMate products to receive a 50% refund if the product fails and needs repair under warranty within the first year. This means that Acer will either repair or replace your device, as well as refund the owner an additional 50% for their inconvenience.
Here are a select few of Acer’s products that are currently, or soon to be, available:
Acer Iconia A3:
The 10.1” Iconia A3 tablet has been designed to offer a touch more entertainment, multimedia, gaming and web experiences. Movie and music lovers will find in the Iconia A3 their perfectly balanced couch mate with immersive sound, wide viewing angles and quad-core performance to further enhance their entertainment and enjoyment.
Acer Aspire E1:
The Aspire E1 notebook series bundles the latest Intel 4th generation or AMD A-Series processors and graphics technologies to deliver customers rich entertainment and day-to-day productivity at an affordable price. New models in the series are now available with a 10 point multi-touch display to tap and swipe away through the web, apps, photos and more.
Acer Aspire P3:
The Acer Aspire P3 Ultrabook delivers all the benefits of an Ultrabook in a unique design that easily transforms into tablet-mode. Today, many users are faced with choices between notebook, hybrid, convertible or tablet designs when selecting a mobile computing device. The Aspire P3 takes care of that, with no compromises required. The Aspire P3 is the ideal mobile computing device for users who create and consume content, while weighing only 1.39kg and measuring 19.75mm thin.
Acer Aspire R7:
The Aspire R7 notebook features a 15.6″ Full HD 1920x1080px touchscreen made for the new computing lifestyle, which increasingly combines touch and type. With a repositioned keyboard and the revolutionary Ezel™ hinge that moves the display forward and into different positions, the Aspire R7 makes the combination of touching the screen and using the keyboard more intuitive and natural. Recognized for its outstanding innovation, the R7 also garnered the Red Dot and Computex d&i design awards.
Acer Aspire U5:
The Acer DA241HL is the first All-in-One based on the Android OS and NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor from Acer. It’s designed to offer users the same familiar experience as with tablets and smartphones. Several All-in-Ones were released earlier this year, aimed at offering users an improved and more ergonomic full HD touch experience. The range of models includes the elegant, modern and flexible Aspire U5-610, the Aspire Z3-105 and the Aspire Z3-610, designed to unlock a world of optimized sound, simplified access and full HD touch enjoyment for the entire family.
Acer Aspire S7:
The Aspire S7 Touch Ultrabook is in a class of its own, and at just 12.9mm thin, it is the most stylish all-day companion you’ve ever had. With an ultra-bright touchscreen, a light-sensing backlit keyboard, instant resume from sleep mode and the ground-breaking Windows 8.1, it’s both easier and faster than ever to organise your apps and files as you like them and keep your social media feeds up to date while you work. The Aspire S7 is a must for those who want best-in-class computing.
Acer Iconia W7:
The powerful 11.6-inch ICONIA W700 uses fast and responsive 3rd generation Intel® Core™ family processors, enabling uncompromised performance. This tablet performs just like a PC for everyday computing tasks, from content creation, to running multiple applications and sharing multimedia. The cradle for the W700 can sit in portrait or landscape modes, and tilts at different angles for easy browsing, sharing and touch control. The W700 also features Dolby® Home Theater® v4 surround sound for immersive audio, Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution display, and an optional Bluetooth keyboard.
Acer Travelmate P6:
The TravelMate P645 is the perfect business UltrabookTM for corporate users who can rely on its performance and focus on making successful work projects. Secure and durable, it is ideal for professionals who need to run heavy computing tasks even on the go. It ensures excellent performance helping to work faster and more easily. The TravelMate P645 UltrabookTM ensures powerful performance thanks to 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 processors that provide up to 15% better CPU performance. The Intel® HD Graphics 5000/4400 delivers impressive graphics and supports three simultaneous displays. This is ideal if the job requires working with multiple applications at the same time. The 14’’ non glare screen with Acer ComfyView™ enables clear vision whether working indoors or outdoors. Besides, Acer Office Manager gives central control on policy deployment and system maintenance.