Acer knows how to throw a press release. Top notch breakfast, a well planned audio visual presentation lead by Acer’s new CEO and Corporate President Jason Chen and two rooms filled with the soon-to-be-released product open for the press to test ride; an over all good morning at the standing-room-only event in New York City.
The Taiwanese computing giant announced ten new products:
- Acer Aspire E11: Available in four colors with an 11-inch HD display. Runs Windows 8.1.
- Acer Aspire V11: Similar to the E11 but with touch screen, also running Windows 8.1.
- Acer Aspire E14: 14-inch display with the choice of an Intel or AMD chip and touch or non-touch screen running Windows 8.1.
- Acer Aspire E15: 15.6-inch laptop with choice of touch screen running Windows 8.1.
- Acer Aspire Switch 10: Two-in-one laptop/tablet with a detachable magnetic Acer Snap Hinge design. It has a 10.1-inch display and runs Windows 8.1.
- Acer Iconia One 7: Thin tablet running Windows 8.1, available in ten different color backing.
- Acer Iconia Tab 7: A 3G-connected tablet with a 7-inch display running Android 4.4.
- Acer Iconia One 7: 7-inch display with six different color backings running Android 4.2.
- Aspire U5 all-in-one: A 23-inch all-in-one touch-screen PC running Windows 8.1.
- Aspire Z3: 23-inch touch screen Full HD monitor with built in Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater enabled speakers. Runs Windows 8.1.
The super thin Aspire E11 and V11 both have fan-less technology for quite computing. The Switch 10 snaps magnetically together and apart to form a laptop or tablet. The Iconia Tab 7 can be used as a phone and both the Tab 7 and the One 7 have a microSD card slot. The Aspire U5 is a 23-inch tablet/computer hybrid with USB and HDMI ports and choice of Blu-ray or DVD. For more states on these new devices go to www.acer.com.
Acer’s top brass were especially proud of The Acer Snap Hinge, which comes with a magnetic detachable design for smooth transitions and a latch-less docking experience when transforming your Aspire Switch 10 laptop into a tablet.
Acer also “leaked” wearable technology that we should expect to see in the late summer in the form of a wristband that tracks your activity and can be used for messaging. They also mentioned Acer Cloud: their own cloud service.
So do these ten products really mean for video creators like you and me? Powerful yet small PC laptops or 23-inch desktops to edit on and tablets to show our videos off to the world… and read the digital version of Videomaker, of course.