Acer unveils whole slew of new devices at Computex
By Digital News Asia June 10, 2012
- In line with new brand “Explore Beyond Limits
- 2 new ICONIA W Series tablets with multipurpose viewing on full HD touchscreens
ACER launched a whole bunch of new gadgets and devices at the recent global computing fair in Taipei, Computex 2012, where it also launched its new tagline “Explore Beyond Limits.”
Acer’s new brand philosophy is reflective of its renewed direction to deliver progressive and innovative devices sporting the latest in technology, fused in such a way that is accessible and extremely user-based, the company said in a statement.
Technology users today are constantly pushing the boundaries in creating and enjoying content, and Acer says it intends to empower them to do this.
The new line-up announced at Computex 2012 includes two new ICONIA W Series tablets, two Aspire U Series All-in-One (AIO) desktops and a new Aspire S Series Ultrabook. They will all run on the highly-anticipated Windows 8 operating system from Microsoft Corp.
The ICONIA W510 sports a 10.1-inch touchscreen and a built-in tri-mode that allows users to touch, type and view with ease. Users can opt to use it in productivity mode aside from the conventional tablet mode. Optimal typing is achieved via a detachable keyboard dock, while rotating the tablet 295 degrees switches on presentation mode for video watching, webpage browsing or PowerPoint presentation viewing.
The W700 comes with an 11.6-inch full HD touchscreen as well as a Dolby Home Theatre sound system. It also comes with three USB 3.0 ports for expansion. In portrait mode, a 70-degree tilt allows better viewing, while a 20-degree tilt allows convenient touch. Its vertical layout makes for easy browsing and reading.
The Aspire 7600U supports up to 64-point simultaneous touch from all angles, allowing multiple users at the same time. Only 35mm thin, it delivers full HD visuals and Dolby Home Theatre surround sound.
The Aspire 5600U all-in-one (AIO) features ergonomic touch design, and a 30-85 degree tilt that enhances single-user comfort, Acer claims, while the Aspire S7 Ultrabook features tempered glass that provides a luxurious experience at work and play.