Tuesday was a good day. It was Acer’s good day in fact. Why? The Taiwanese electronics giant has launched their latest product line for Malaysia today. Among some of the products launched are the new ultrathin convertible Acer Spin 5 and Acer Swift 3 with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU. There is also an all-in-one PC Aspire C22-860 that measures at only 11mm on the top. Then there are new ultra wide curved screen XR382CQK 37.5-inch display featuring a bezelless (zero-frame, as they call it) UltraWide QHD+ resolution at 3,840 × 1,600 pixels, and P series projectors that are equipped with blue light filter, offering the best value for both work and play.
Acer Spin 5
The brand new Acer Spin 5 is Acer’s brand new convertible PC for the discerning user. With its dual-tourqe hinge, the 15.9mm (17.9mm for 15.6-inch model) ultrathin convertible is built to last a long time. Even the built-in 48Wh 3,220mAh battery is made to last a quoted 13-hours of continuous use. Just by these features you can tell that ‘endurance’ is the keyword here.
Powering the convertible is the latest 8th generation Intel Core processors for maximum power and best in class power consumption. Paired with up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM the convertible is powerful enough to make light work of the usual web browsing, video viewing, music, all sorts of productivity tasks.
It even comes with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 GPU (optional) that churns 1080p Full HD (1,080 x 1,920 pixels) on its 13.3-inch or 15.6-inch TFT LCD touch-sensitive display to make it a complete media powerhouse. The multi-touch Acer Spin 5 also features the Acer Active Stylus that offers even more untethered productivity. On the topic of untethered, WiFi is handled by Acer ExoAmp Antenna for highly stable wireless connect no matter where you are.
Your ears are caressed by TrueHarmony technology on the dual built-in front facing speakers. The two speakers with Acer’s technology offers you virtual surround sound in every environment. The TrueHarmony speakers also offers deep, rich bass tones, and immersive audio experiences as quoted by Acer. There are also 4 microphones packed into the Spin 5 to make this a Skype for Business-certified device. The 4 mics also is loaded with Acer Purified far-field voice technology that allows its users to access Cortana from up to 4 meters away.
Acer Swift 3
The Acer Swift 3 is not new in the market. However for the year 2017 the Swift 3 has been updated with the latest Intel Core 8th generation processor for more power and longer battery life. Apparently with the new processor the Acer Swift 3 will go up to 10 hours as well.
For the 15.6-inch model, users gets the option to fit the ultra-portable notebook with a NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU for even more performance out of the super thin body. Other upgrades include the 2×2 MU-MIOM 802.11ac wireless technology for smoother streaming and browsing experience. You can also opt to equip your Acer Swift 3 with 256GB SSD storage and 8GB DDR4 RAM for a more assured performance.
Acer XR382CQK Monitor
Ultra wide displays are all the rage these days. Of course as one of the biggest manufacturers in the industry Acer would not want to miss out on them big boys.
Acer’s first ever Ultrawide display comes in the form of a 37.5-inch meeting your face with 3,840 x 1,600 IPS pixels hitting your eyes at 21:9 ratio. The 2300R curvature allows you to see more compared to the usual flat screens. The frameless design combined with the 178-degree viewing angle ensures that you can see everything in one glance and in full immersion. The frameless design is especially perfect for multi-monitor setups.
The display supports Picture-in-Picture which allows users to work on one thing while watching videos online, read news and more in another smaller window. The Ultrawide monitor also supports DisplayPort on FreeSync for FreeSync supported graphics cards to eliminate screen tearing and minimising lag and latency. It also supports AMD Adaptive-Sync technology to avoid inconsistent frame rate performance.
It is not only a play tool though, it is professional too. The monitor comes with 6-axis adjustments for full setup flexibility. Its 100% sRGB colour range delivers highly accurate colour and space reproduction to ensure that you get what you see. It even has two built-in 7W speakers with DTS Sound for the best cinematic experience. To protect your eyes the Taiwan manufacturer also included its BlueLightShield and Flicker-less technologies with the display. To make it even better Acer included several USB 3.0 ports to attach any computing peripherals. There is even a headset hook for you if you need it.
Acer P Series Projectors
On this day as well theyintroduced three of their brand new P Series projectors equipped with their BluelightShield. The P1350W, P1150, and P1250 are the new wave of eye protection projectors that reduces up to 30% blue light to protect your eyes. For full immersion, these projectors are even 3D ready. By using an app called eDisplayPro you can even project contents wirelessly be it from Android devices, or Windows devices.
With Lumisense technology the three projectors with 3,600 ANSI lumens of brightness (3,700 for P12350WL) is bright enough to be clear and sharp even under bright lights. Place it on a table and it will automatically adjust the image with auto-keystone correction to avoid a heavy top display. You can even mount it on a ceiling and the image will automatically rotate 180-degree for the correct orientation with its Auto Ceiling-mount feature. The ExtremeECO technology included with all three projectors ensure that the lamp life is extended to 15,000 while consuming 70% less power. When you do need to change the lamp though you can do it easily as the lamp detaches from the top of the projector instead of the bottom.
Acer Aspire C22-860
Lastly we see the brand new updated version of Acer’s super slim and compact PC. The compact PC comes with a Full HD 16:9 with an excellent 90% screen-to-body ration that is also borderless. The 100% sRGB colour range ensures that colours are reproduced as accurtely as possible. The Full HD resolution of the Aspire C22-860 ensures that every image and text is as sharp as ever to your eyes.
The compact PC does not skim on power to make it the size it is though. It packs Intel’s 7th Generation Core i3 paired with 4GB DDR4 (upgradeable up to 16GB) memory to cope with everyday tasks like web browsing, document processing, multimedia streaming, and the likes. When it comes it multimedia you can store plenty of them in the included 1TB HDD. Not enough? You can spec this thing with up to 2TB of HDD paired wth 256GB of SSD to make it a powerhouse. All that in a compact body that is 11mm thick at the top of the frame.
Acer’s new product line for 2017-2018 season will be available are available now at Acer’s authorised dealers and resellers (except for Acer Spin 5 and C22-860; Mid-November 2017 onward). The Acer Spin 5, when it launches will retail for MYR3,599 at the minimum spec while the top of the line Spin 5 with the discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 GPU will go at MYR4,999. The C22-860 compact PC will retail from MYR2,399 onward. The P Series P1350WL retails at MYR2,199, while the P1150 and P1250 retails at MYR1,599 and 1,899 respectively. The XR382CQK Monitor goes for MYR 4,999. Lastly, the Swift 3 with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU will retail for MYR4,299 in either Stellar Blue or Steel Grey colour options. For more information on these products you can check out their website here. Press release and photos after the break.
Also published on Medium.