Acer unveils new Windows 10 PCs ideal for students, businesses and families

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    Ahead of Computex 2016, Acer unveiled a new portfolio of Windows 10 PCs ideal for students, families and business professionals, all available at extremely affordable prices beginning at just $199.

    Each of these PCs offers the best of Windows 10, with built-in fingerprint readers you can conveniently and securely sign into your device with Windows Hello, you can draw and markup webpages in Microsoft Edge and enjoy having your own personal digital assistant in Cortana.

    Let’s take a look at these new devices that were announced today:

    Acer Switch V 10

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    The Switch V 10 2-in-1 laptop powered by Windows 10 is a great choice for students and young professionals thanks to the fast data transfer, high-resolution video output and convenient charging of the USB Type-C port. With a built-in fingerprint reader, you can conveniently and securely sign into the PC using Windows Hello, by simply placing your finger on the fingerprint reader for instant access to the device. The touchscreen allows you to take notes, write, draw and highlight on webpages in Microsoft Edge.

    The brilliant Acer Snap Hinge latch-less magnetic design allows this 2-in-1 laptop to transform into four different modes — notebook, pad, tent, and display — simply and smoothly. Add to that its long battery life and color options in Pearl White, Shale Black, Coral Red, Peacock Blue and Navy Blue, and you have a partner for work and play.

    Other features include:

    • Powered by Windows 10
    • The built-in fingerprint reader allows users to conveniently log into the computer through Windows Hello
    • The thin and reversible USB Type-C port supports fast data transfer, high resolution display output and device charging
    • Enjoy stunning 10.1” display with IPS technology
    • Long battery life – up to 9 hours
    • Enjoy Dual Camera while using Skype and taking photos with friends and family
    • Precision Touchpad enables improved pinch to zoom, smoother scrolling and screen navigation experience.

    Price and Availability: This Acer notebook will become available later this year in North America for $249. For more information, visit acer.com.

    Acer Switch One 10

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    The Switch One 10 powered by Windows 10 is convertible and detachable into four modes of usage — notebook, pad, tent, and display — and has a multi-touch HD screen, for the perfect blend of a laptop’s productivity and a tablet’s multimedia fun. This PC also features a built-in fingerprint reader for instant access to the device by logging in with Windows Hello.

    The tablet detaches effortlessly to share with kids when they want to watch their favorite cartoons, while also providing ample productivity when parents need to get some work done. This budget-friendly device comes with a stylish dark grey brushed-metal cover.

    Other features include:

    • Powered by Windows 10
    • Get instant interaction between your finger and the multi-touch screen, which supports Windows 10 Precision Touchpad gestures
    • The latest quad-core Intel Atom processors allows for best-in-class performance and productivity
    • The latchless hinge design provides you convenient transformation between device modes
    • Immerse yourself in the HD display with IPS technology
    • The built-in fingerprint reader allows users to conveniently log into the computer through Windows Hello
    • Work where and how you want using the dual camera, Precision Touchpad, and up to 8 hours of battery life

    Price and Availability: The Switch One 10 will be available in Metallic Gray in North America in July with prices starting at $199. For more information, visit acer.com.

    Acer TravelMate P2 Series

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    The new TravelMate P2 series powered by Windows 10 and the latest Intel 6th gen Core CPU, NVIDIA GeForce 940M graphics is available as a 14” and 15.6” laptop. These PCs were designed to meet daily business needs by offering a combination of functions, performance and price with a unique twist of design for a fresh workday look. They also feature an optional built-in fingerprint reader that allows you to login instantly and securely with Windows Hello. Both devices, the TravelMate P249 and TravelMate P259, come with a stylish textile pattern cover that’s non-slippery and scratch-resistant for easy portability.

    Other features include:

    • Powered by Windows 10
    • Powered by the latest Intel 6th gen Core CPU, NVIDIA GeForce 940M graphics and DDR 4 data transit to ensure fast and smooth performance
    • Skype for Business certification plus Acer TrueHarmony and 2 stereo speakers ensure a friction-free, optimized audio and visual communication
    • Features Full HD backlit LED displays and supports connecting to three independent displays so users are able to work efficiently with multiple documents and programs open
    • Trusted Platform Module (TPM2.0) provides hardware-based encryption keys to help secure your data, e-mail, and user credentials while Kensington lock prevents physical hardware from being stolen
    • Acer ProShield protects authentication and secures valuable data; Acer Office Manager enables easy, centralized control of IT policies and assets

    Price and Availability: The TravelMate P2 series will be available in North America later this year starting at $599. For more information, visit acer.com.

    Acer BM320 Monitor


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    The Acer BM320 monitor’s stunning 32-inch panel delivers up to 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) images with professional-grade color accuracy and amazing detail. Photographers and graphic designers will appreciate its support for 100% of the Adobe RGB color gamut, while video editors and directors can work with confidence as it covers 100% of the Rec. 709 color gamut and 90% of DCI-P3. It comes with Uniformity Compensation to help reduce brightness and color fluctuations across the screen.

    Other features include:

    • Supports 10-bit color depth, which provides 64 times more color depth over conventional 8-bit monitors, and every unit is factory pre-tuned and tested to ensure a Delta E<2 color accuracy.
    • A sleek and stylish ZeroFrame design virtually eliminates the screen’s bezel for a seamless visual experience when multiple displays are put together
    • Acer’s ErgoStand provides for effortless tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustments to ensure users find the perfect viewing position every time.

    Price and Availability: Visit acer.com.

    Acer CloudProfessor IoT


    Acer’s first IoT education kit designed for people of all ages and backgrounds, CloudProfessor, offers plug-and-play hardware and software out of the box, as well as tutorials and starter modules to learn about IoT development. CloudProfessor is now available with Windows 10, which adds supports to the student-friendly Scratch programming language. The design offers flexibility of choice in programming language, which allows for learning to code right from a smartphone.

    Acer’s new 2-in-1 notebooks, TravelMate P2 series laptops and BM320 Monitor announced today, together with Windows 10, are ideal for work or play, anywhere you go. Visit acer.com to learn more about today’s news.

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