Acer Announces Ten New Products at Global Press Conference in New York City

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

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. 

Mike Wilhelm
Mike Wilhelm
Mike is the Editor-in-Chief of Videomaker and Creator Handbook

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