Acer Unveils New PCs and Phones Featuring Style and Performance

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    Today, Acer unveiled a new lineup of powerful PCs that feature the best of Windows 10. The Predator 15 and 17, Acer’s most powerful gaming Notebooks, a refresh to their Aspire V Nitro Series Notebooks and a stylish Aspire V 13 Notebook, the new Aspire R 13 Convertible Notebook and two new desktops, the Aspire U5 Series and the Revo Build Series. Acer also announced two new phones, the Liquid M330 and the Liquid M320 both of which will run Windows 10 Mobile.

    The New Predator 15 and 17 – Powerful Gaming Notebooks


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    Predator 15 Gaming Notebook

    Designed for those with a need for speed, the Predator 15 and Predator 17 gaming notebooks combine powerful 6th Gen Intel Core processors with high-performance NVIDIA GeForce graphics, fast DDR4 memory, PCIe solid state drives, advanced cooling and stellar audio capabilities. Sporting red accents and a black chassis with geometric lines and soft texture coating for extra grip, the Predator notebooks are ready to tackle any challenge.

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    Predator 17 Gaming Notebook

    For extreme performance, all models include the Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, while select models feature NVIDIA GeForce GTX980 graphics, up to 32GB of DDR4 memory and enterprise level 512GB NVMe PCIe solid state drives1, which can transfer a 10GB movie within 4 seconds. In addition, full USB 3.1 Type-C support allows the ultra-fast transfer of files, movies, songs and photos between external storage devices.

    Acer cranks up the entertainment value with SoundPound, a combination of stellar audio features. Predator 17 models feature SoundPound 4.2, which includes four built-in speakers and two subwoofers, delivering 12 watts of sound, while Predator 15 models feature SoundPound 2.1, which includes two speakers and one subwoofer, for six watts of sound. In addition, Dolby Audio surround sound enhances the overall sound quality, while both notebooks support studio quality headphones of up to 600 Ohm (600Ω) impedance.

    Pricing and Availability

    The Acer Predator 15 and Predator 17 notebook lines will be available in North America in November. With prices starting at US$1,499.99 for the Predator 15 and starting at $1,599.99 for the Predator 17. They will also be available in EMEA in November with prices starting at €1,599 for the Predator 15 and starting at €1,799 for the Predator 17. In China, they will be available in October with prices starting at ¥16,999.

    Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.

    1 Accessible capacity varies: (MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes).

    The Aspire V Nitro Series and Aspire V 13 Notebooks – Style and Performance


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    Aspire V Nitro Series

    The Aspire V Nitro Series notebooks, and the style-and-power blended Aspire V 13 notebook have been refreshed, the new models have aluminum top covers finished with advanced nano-imprint technology for a unique touch and feel.

    The new Aspire V 13 notebooks are powered by 6th Gen Intel Core processors, Intel HD graphics, and up to 16GB DDR3L system memory. The notebooks come in two stylish colors – Steel Black and Platinum White. At just 19.65 mm thin and 1.5 kg light, they are designed to slip into a bag easily, while 8 hours of battery life lets users stay unplugged for a full workday.

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    Aspire V 13

    The Aspire V 13 feature Acer CrystalEye HD webcams, and are Skype for Business certified for smooth audio and visuals without gaps or lags, while also allowing a smooth experience for Cortana1. Four USB ports provide plentiful connectivity, while two powerful speakers with Dolby Audio technology provide cinematic sound on the go, and thanks to the built-in Precision Touchpad (PTP), the Aspire V 13 enables accurate navigation and full support of Windows 10 gestures across touch and non-touch models.

    The refreshed Aspire V Nitro Series notebooks and Aspire V 13 support the latest USB 3.1 Type-C port, while “Black Edition” Aspire V Nitro models support up to 40Gbps (Thunderbolt 3) throughput. All models include Qualcomm VIVE 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with Qualcomm MU | EFX MU-MIMO technology, allowing up to three times faster2 downloads compared to other 802.11ac products. MU-MIMO networks serve multiple devices simultaneously, so that higher efficacy can be achieved with multiple devices.

    Pricing and Availability

    The Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro be available in North America in October with prices starting at US$1,099, and in EMEA in September with prices starting at €999. The Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro will be available in North America in October with prices starting at US$999, and in EMEA in September with prices starting at €899. The Acer Aspire V 13 will be available in North America in October with prices starting at US$599, and in EMEA in October with prices starting at €699.

    Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.

    1 Cortana available in select markets.

    2 MU-MIMO availability and specification will vary depending on model and region. To achieve the best performance, both the transmitter and receiver must support MU-MIMO. The product is based on an IEEE 802.11ac draft specification and multi user scenario. Actual speed will vary based on range, connection rate, site conditions, size of network, and other factors. The claim of up to 3x faster transmission speed is valid only under scenario when wireless AP supports 4 MU streams.

    The New Aspire R 13 Convertible Notebook – Graceful Transitions, Infinitely Adaptive


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    Aspire R 13 Convertible Notebook

    The new Aspire R 13 (R7-372T) convertible notebook, offers maximum usability and graceful transitions between a variety of user modes, while packed with leading edge technologies for a faster, more productive, and versatile user experience. Just 18.5 mm thin, and weighing in at just 1.6 kg, the Aspire R 13 incorporates powerful 6th Gen Intel Core processors. The new processors have been designed to improve performance, graphics, and battery life – so consumers can be confident while powering through productivity tasks.

    The Aspire R 13 makes use of Acer’s patented Ezel Aero Hinge that supports six modes: Users can maximize productivity with the most efficient method of keyboard input in classic Laptop mode, and switch to Display mode by hiding the keyboard at the back or laying 180 degrees flat, ideal for collaborating, sharing and entertainment. Converting to Tent mode gives users the option to use in a confined space, while a masterfully-crafted magnet design allows the device to be fully converted into Pad mode – without any gaps whatsoever. Transitioning to Ezel mode makes it possible to tilt the screen to angles that suit exact viewing needs, and with Stand mode, users can use an Acer Active Pen to draw and take notes on the display, as if on an easel.

    The Aspire R 13 supports Thunderbolt 3 which brings Thunderbolt to USB Type-C at speeds up to 40Gbps – eight times faster than USB 3.0 – creating one compact port that does it all, delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, device, or display. Thunderbolt 3 unlocks the possibility of connecting to an external graphics device for serious gaming needs. In addition, the Aspire R 13 can be configured with 2 SSDs in a RAID-0 setup to provide twice the data throughput rate.

    Pricing and Availability

    The Acer Aspire R 13 will be available in North America in October with prices starting at US$899, in EMEA in October with prices starting at €1,099.

    Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.

    The Sleek 23.8 inch all-in-one Aspire U5 Series and the Tiny 1 Liter Revo Build Series Desktops


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    Aspire U5 Series

    The new Aspire U5 Series (U5-710) all-in-one PC features a sleek chassis of just 37mm, with a small and elegant metal stand. It has a clean profile with the essential I/O ports1 (HDMI I/O, DC Jack, Ethernet, USB 2.0 and 2 x USB 3.0, TV tuner2) neatly organized in the back, and the less-used ports and OSD button tucked away under a flap on the side. The back cover of the Aspire U5 has a true-to-life textile finish, made possible by new manufacturing processes with molds created with 3D printing and laser engraving.

    The Aspire U5-710 ships with the latest 6th Gen Intel Core™ i7 and i5 processors, NVIDIA GeForce graphics, and up to 16 GB memory providing a smooth experience for all kinds of computing and entertainment purposes. In addition, the Aspire U5-710 features a built-in Intel RealSense Camera with depth-sensing technology, allowing users to scan 3D objects, control the PC with gestures, or create a more lifelike video chat environment. Users can also login to Windows 10 more securely with their own face through Windows Hello support.

    The Aspire U5-710 features a 10-point multi-touch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display, which provides crisp and clear graphics with wide-viewing angles and Flicker-less technology. Dolby Audio and Acer TrueHarmony allow it to fill the room with rich and powerful sound, while Acer Purified.Voice along with dual digital microphones ensures users are heard loud and clear.

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    Revo Build Series

    The new Revo Build Series (M1-601) Mini PC takes a modular approach to allow consumers to customize their computer without opening up the chassis. “Blocks” with different features can be easily stacked on top of the base unit, which makes adding functionality as easy as playing with toy blocks. The “Blocks” are connected through pogo pins with magnetic alignment so that there’s no hassle with wires when swapping out modules. The Blocks can also work independently or with other PCs. The Revo Build M1-601 desktop is packaged in a tiny 1 liter chassis with a 125 x 125 mm footprint that takes up minimal space and can be placed almost anywhere.

    Pricing and Availability

    The Acer Aspire U5-710 will be available in EMEA in October with prices starting at €999.

    The Acer Revo Build M1-601 will be available in EMEA in October with prices starting at €199, and in China in December with prices starting at ¥1,999.

    Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.

    1 Specifications may vary depending on model and region.

    2 Dual DVB-T, specifications may vary depending on model and region.

    The Acer Liquid M330 and Liquid Acer M320- featuring sleek, curved chassis with upgraded front-facing cameras and more


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    Both phones will run Windows 10 Mobile and are packed with features that improve the overall enjoyment of the technology in consumers’ hands, whether it’s watching movies, snapping selfies, or listening to music.

    Acer Liquid M330

    As an ideal first phone or an excellent backup to an existing handset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MS 8909) processor powered 4.5-inch M330 (measuring 136 x 66.5 x 9.6 mm) mixes ease of use with quality audio and visual capabilities to introduce its users to just how much fun a smartphone can be without challenging them technologically. Offering 1GB RAM and 8GB storage, the simple, sleek design adds a subtle curve to the chassis, making this phone a pleasure to hold.

    Pricing and Availability

    The Acer Liquid M330 will be available in EMEA later this year with prices starting at €129.

    Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.

    Acer Liquid M320

    The M320 is aimed at those looking for a great first smartphone or a feature packed second phone. Powered by the Qualcomm MSM 8209 processor, the 4.5-inch handset (measuring 136 x 66.5 x 9.6 mm) is a media and rich content friendly device, perfect for introducing a user to social media, sharing and phone photography. It offers 1GB RAM and 8GB storage, a FWVGA wide view angle screen and 2MP front facing and 5MP rear camera. This handset comes with a standard 3G modem, and includes WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 EDR connectivity.

    Pricing and Availability

    Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.

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