Acer Malaysia unveiled its latest line of devices in Malaysia yesterday, which comprise two laptops, Acer’s first monitor that features an UltraWide QHD+ display, the P series projectors and an All-In-One (AIO).
The portable Spin 5 convertible laptop is now powered by a 8th Gen Intel chip, while the slim and light-weight Swift 3 comes with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics for the 15.6-inch model. The 37.5-inch IPS curved screen Acer XR382CQK monitor offers UltraWide display, and the P series projectors are Acer’s first projectors with BluelightShield. Pushing the envelope in thinness in AIO is the Acer Aspire C22-860 that is just 11mm thin at the top.
Acer Spin 5 – Flexible All-rounder Laptop
Sturdy yet highly flexible thanks to its patented dual-torque hinge, the Acer Spin 5 is built for everyday, long-hour use. With a single charge giving up to 10 hours of usage time, this is one laptop that is ideal for users on go. The new 8th Gen Intel Core processors, with up to 16GB of DDR4 memory make easy work of browsing, video content, enjoying music, and productivity-related work. And now, the 15.6-inch model also offers a discrete NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 option for users who demand significantly better speed and power efficiency from their graphics cards. All these features combine to make the Spin 5 a powerful mobile workstation and media device.
The Full HD (FHD) 1920 x 1080 display provides excellent viewing; the sharp 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch displays also work with high-brightness LED-backlit TFT LCD with integrated multi-touch and support the optional Acer Active Stylus to offer a great touch experience through Windows Ink. Staying connected to the wireless world is a breeze with the Acer ExoAmp Antenna even with the antenna located beneath the notebook’s metal cover and regardless of the direction that the device faces.
With Acer TrueHarmony technology and two built-in front facing speakers cleverly positioned, the sound always surrounds you no matter which mode you use. The Acer Spin 5 delivers deep, rich bass tones and immersive audio experiences. Skype for Business-certified, the Acer Spin 5 integrates 4 microphones combined with Acer Purified far-field voice technology that allows users to access Cortana from up to 4 meters away.
This new Spin 5 is thinner than its previous model by 21%. The 13.3-inch model of the Spin 5 measures in at 15.9 mm thin, while the 15.6-inch model is 17.9 mm thin. The sleek body with an eye-catching metal design and durable hinge for easy convertibility to four useful modes between laptop, tablet, display and tent modes, makes the Acer Spin 5 a professional’s go-to device for all types of work and fun and to stand out from the crowd.
The Acer Spin 5 is priced from RM3,599 to RM4,999.
Acer Swift 3 – Slim and Stylish yet Powerful Laptop
The Acer Swift 3 laptop is now powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core processor and users now have the option to select NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics for the 15.6-inch model. With up to 10-hour battery life, the Acer Swift 3 boosts performance and power efficiency for all-day work.
Downloading on wireless connectivity will be three times faster with the latest 2×2 MU-MIMO 802.11ac wireless technology, allowing for smoother streaming and better browsing experience. The device also features up to 256GB SSD and 8GB DDR4 memory for solid performance.
The price for the Acer Swift 3 with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics is RM4,299 and is available in Stellar Blue and Steel Grey colors.
Acer XR382CQK Monitor – A New Angle in Entertainment
The Acer XR382CQK monitor is Acer’s first monitor featuring a 37.5-inch IPS curved 21:9 screen with UltraWide QHD+ (3840 x 1600) display. With a 2300R curvature, it presents a high-end immersive experience with a wider field of view (FOV) and increased perceived area of peripheral vision compared to a flat display.
Its frameless design and excellent 178-degree viewing angle provides maximum viewing area in minimum dimension, enabling users to absorb comfortably everything without blind spots. It is perfect for use in multi-monitor setups. The Picture-in-Picture (PIP) allows users to work while following the latest online video news, while the Picture-by-Picture (PBP) and Daisy-Chain modes allow users to take their productivity to a new level.
Supporting DisplayPort on FreeSync, the monitor can work with FreeSync-supporting graphics cards and driver software to eliminate screen tearing and minimize lag and latency. With AMD Adaptive-Sync technology, the monitor’s frames are synced with the graphics card’s frames for a smooth, tear-free experience in gaming and video playback.
The Acer XR382CQK monitor comes with 6-axis adjustment and 100% sRGB for full color range, delivering high color accuracy and color space reproduction desired, to aid professionals and photo enthusiasts in obtaining the exact color. Thanks to the DTS Sound, users can enjoy the massive screen and a cinematic experience with world class sound from two built-in 7W speakers, making games and movies look and sound epic.
Acer has also incorporated its BlueLightShield and Flicker-less technology to reduce eye fatigue for a more comfortable gaming experience. High speed USB 3.0 ports can be found on the side and bottom of the screen, providing easy connectivity for wired mouse, keyboard, gaming headset and other accessories. Acer has also incorporated a headset hook – a thoughtful feature for gamers.
The Acer XR382CQK monitor which can be tilted from -5° to 35°, and adjusted 130mm up and down to obtain the ideal viewing position is priced at RM4,999.
Acer P Series Projectors – The Essential Projectors for Work and Play
The P series projectors, P1350WL, P1150 and P1250 mark the first of the projectors to be equipped with blue light filters. Acer BluelightShield allows user to lower levels of blue light and lessen the negative effects of blue light exposure. It can reduce up to 30% of blue light and protect your eyes.
All three projectors are also 3D ready. By pairing with 3D glasses and devices that support 120Hz output, movies will gain depth and feeling that deliver stereoscopic visuals.
The P series projectors offer wireless projection enabling users to easily break free from wire troubles.
Users only need to download the eDisplayPro application to extend the functionality of the projectors:
a) Quad View – Split screen into 2 or 4 for multitasking to display contents on one screen simultaneously
b) Mirroring Display – Direct screen projection via Android 4.2.2 or Windows 8.1 above devices
c) Multimedia compatible – Photo, documents, music and video
d) Internet – Web browsing or Cloud Storage connection
The Acer P1350WL projector comes with 3,700 ANSI lumens while Acer P1150 and P1250 projectors offer 3,600 ANSI lumens. Thanks to Lumisense intelligent judgement and dynamic adjustment, all three projectors deliver high level of brightness allowing for data to be presented with a clearer and sharper edge. They bring presentations to life and keep the meeting focused. Users will be able to project crystal clear, vibrant images from a long distance on to a large screen even during daytime, indoors.
Installation flexibility makes setup easy. Auto keystone correction will automatically correct vertical distortions. The audience will see a rectangular image rather than one with a wider top/bottom. When mounted on ceiling, the images automatically rotate 180 degrees to ensure the correct orientation thanks to the Auto Celling-mount feature. With the ExtremeECO technology that reduces power consumption by up to 70%, the lamp life can also be extended up to 15,000 hours. Should lamp replacement be required, there is no need to detach the projector from the ceiling thanks to Acer Toploading lamp design.
These low noise devices indeed offer the best value in projectors for work and play. The Acer P1350WL is priced at RM2,199 whereas Acer P1150 and Acer P1250 are priced at RM1,599 and RM1,899 respectively.
Acer Aspire C22-860 – Slim and Elegant Space-saving PC
Featuring a 16:9 FHD display with an incredible 90% screen-to-body-ratio borderless display, the Acer Aspire C22-860 delivers vivid colors and shows text sharply and clearly. Users can experience clearer images and vibrant entertainment from almost any angle of the display.
The Acer Aspire C22-860 is engineered with 7th Gen Intel Core i3 processors with 4 GB DDR4 memory, upgradeable to 16GB for users to power through everyday computing for home and multimedia purposes. The well-crafted All-In-One PC packs all you need into a frame that is 11mm thin at the top and delivers a smooth computing experience.
The Acer Aspire C22-860 comes with a detachable webcam. Users can lift the cable connected from the cradle to capture surrounding images more freely. It also offers 1TB storage for a multitude of files, movies and music libraries and upgradeable to 2TB HDD and 256 SSD.
Priced at RM 2,399, users can enjoy multitasking everyday while avoiding the bulky look and feel of a traditional desktop PC.
All the above devices are available for purchase immediately at all authorised Acer resellers nationwide except for the Acer Spin 5 and Acer Aspire C22-860, which will be available in mid November 2017.