After a few weeks of teasers, whetting the appetite of the many fans of the brand around the globe, Acer today launched their latest lineup of powerful new products across multiple categories. The Acer launch event followed a Rock, Paper, Scissors theme, with a range of new laptops launched specifically to these.
Prior to today’s Acer launch, fans were asked to vote for their favourite categories according to the team, which would then be the order in which they were unveiled on the day. As such, it was Paper that received the most votes, followed by Scissors and then Rock.
As part of the Acer launch, the Paper category features the Acer Chromebook Spin range. The range includes two variations coming to South Africa in the form of the Spin 713 and Spin 311. The Spin 713 offers a mix of powerful technology and a premium design. The Spin 311 offers a more convertible design with up to 15 hours of battery life and a smaller 11.6″ Corning Gorilla Glass screen, compared to the larger 13.5″ on the 713.
Both laptops were co-engineered and certified as part of Intel’s Project Athena program for the most advanced mobile performance. The range features the latest, 10th-generation Intel® Core™ CPUs to assist with power and stability.
The military-grade design offers durability for its flexible design, ideal for users who are continuously on the move for maximum productivity through the day.
- The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 has a R12,999 starting price and set to arrive on South African shores on September 2020.
- The Acer Chromebook Spin 311 starts from R5,999, also available from September.
The second category from the Acer launch featured the updated ConceptD range for creators. Acer has expanded the range with notebooks, desktops and monitors to support the creatives and content creators. The ConceptD range features the ultimate in power and elegant, unique design. The ConceptD 3 Ezel laptops feature a convertible design that leverages off Acer’s innovative Ezel hinge.
Its powerful specifications, along with a host of unique features make for intuitive workflow. Each of the units within the range feature FHD PANTONE-Validated displays for the ultimate in colour reproduction.
- The Acer ConceptD 3 is set to start at R19,999 when it arrives in-country in December 2020.
- The Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel will be priced from R24,999, also from December.
One of the more impressive announcements from the Acer launch is the new lineup of Enduro devices. The range includes a range of rugged laptops and tablets for outdoor use in any environment and weather conditions. The devices all include MIL-810G and up to IP65 certifications, which have been specifically designed for first responders, field and manufacturing workers. The physical protection offered by the new Enduro range makes it extremely portable, while also offering a security and management services where required.
The Acer Enduro N3 laptop is the only device from the range that is set for launch in South Africa. The rugged device features 10th-generation Intel® Core™ CPUs and long battery life for excellent performance that lasts the entire workday. The unit will retail from R19,999 and available on order.
The final announcement from the Acer launch is the lineup of gaming products. The Acer gaming range has been updated with 10th-generation Intel® Core™ processors, as well as improvements for the GPU, with specifications up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER™ graphics.
The range also features updated display technology across its Triton and Nitro gaming ranges, with models offering support for 144Hz and 240Hz displays. Coupled with NVIDIA’s G-Sync, it offers seamless, tear-free gaming.
The newly announced laptops also feature improved cool enhancements thanks to the PowerGem thermal technology. The tech is available in the ultra-powerful, Predator Helios 700 laptop. The range of Predator gaming laptops will be available in South Africa from September 2020.
- The Predator Triton 300’s pricing will start from R34,999.
- The Predator Triton 500 is set to retail from R39,999.
- The Predator Helios 300 will start from a R24,999 price point.
While the other products unveiled, as part of the Acer launch, were given specific themes as part of the presentation, there were a few additional devices that didn’t quite make the highlight reel. This included the Swift, Nitro and Aspire ranges. Here’s a quick look at the lineup, as well as their indicative release dates for the South African region:
- The Acer Swift 5 Stonic_RNS will retail from R16,999 and is set to be available in-country from November 2020.
- The Acer Nitro 5 Karoq_CMS is priced from R15,999 and is set to arrive in September 2020.
- The Acer Nitro 5 will retail from R15,999, also available from September 2020.
- The Acer Aspire 5 Iris_TL will be priced from R9,999 from November 2020.
- The Acer Aspire 5 Labatt_GL is set to be price at R10,999 and available from November 2020.