Today, Acer hosted its annual Middle East press conference, which saw the company launch a series of new products. “At Acer, we place the consumer at the core of our business and innovate to ensure that we meet their unique requirements. Our entire product range is centered around the consumer and ensures consumer benefit from industry-first features that deliver on the reliability, design, flexibility and security fronts,” said Paul Collins, Country Manager Acer Middle East, South Africa & ROA. “From our fun and colorful, budget-friendly convertible notebooks, to our sleek and sophisticated laptops and our award-winning Predator gaming line, we ensure to offer a comprehensive line-up that caters to every taste.”
Travelmate Spin B1
Students and teachers can excel with a fully convertible Travelmate Spin B1 laptop built to ace the tests of any demanding school day. With a Grade “A” Design, the 360° hinge of the Travelmate Spin B1 gives the user four usage modes, and the flexibility to work or play anywhere. Furthermore, its enhanced structural features with toxic-free materials provide the added protection needed to make it through the daily rigours of school life (Military Grade MIL-STD 810G compliant).
With the Travelmate Spin B1, users can capture all their creativity with the Acer Active Stylus (Optional) through Windows Ink, and share the screen with their friends using the full high definition IPS display. In addition, the laptop is designed to stay by the user’s side all day long with a battery life of up to 13 hours. The product is currently available in the UAE starting at AED 899.
All-in-One Aspire U27
A modern design for the modern family, the Aspire U27 makes any home’s décor a reflection of the family’s flair. The single unit, ultrathin design and diamond-cut metal stand of the Aspire U27 adds an extra touch of class to any home.
With deep and powerful sound, the homeowner can amplify the clarity of music and special effects with the integrated subwoofer and Dolby Audio Premium of the screen. Furthermore, users can safely and easily log into their device with Windows Hello enabled facial recognition technology, as well as Smoothly and quickly view games and videos with a 7th Gen Intel Core i5/i71 processor, and Intel Optane memory. The device is currently available in the UAE starting at AED 4,299.
Spin 5 Series
For people on the go the Spin 5 delivers up to 10 hours of battery life for all-day productivity, and is designed to swap from a tablet to a laptop and vice versa. With a 360 degree dual-torque hinge, it allows users to bend the device wobble-free, preventing them from toppling over when using the touchscreen. The Spin 5 provides consistent wireless signal because of its strategically placed 802.11ac antenna.
In addition, the crossed-hairline brush finish on the aluminum top cover provides a fabric-like appearance, making the Spin 5 easy to grip while preventing the accumulation of messy fingerprints and smudges. The Spin 5 is flexible to use, convenient to carry, stylish and affordable, and has a bright 13.3-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen display that can be used with an optional Acer Active Pen. The device is currently available in the UAE starting at AED 3,199.
Helios 300 Entertainment Hub
Available with 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch displays, its matte black chassis incorporates tasteful red accents, providing a slightly edgy, fun design. Shipping with Windows 10, it offers powerful features and technologies at mid-range price points, making gaming notebooks more accessible than ever. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or 1050Ti GPU combined with a 7th Gen Intel Core i7 (7700HQ) or i5 processor (7300HQ) creates an outstanding performance.
All of this processing power is supported with up to 16GB of DDR4 memory (upgradeable to 32GB). Designed as an entertainment hub, Predator Helios 300 notebook line is ideally suited for both gaming and movie watching. Bright 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch FHD IPS displays provides vibrant, vivid imagery, while Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony delivers immersive audio with crisp, rich acoustics. For smooth game play, a dual fan system featuring an AeroBlade 3D Fan with ultra-thin metal blades keeps the notebook running at optimal temperatures. The product is currently available in the UAE starting at AED 4,999 for 15-inches and AED 5,499 for 17-inches.
Perfect for consumers requiring connectivity on the go, the Swift 7 weighs in at just 1.1kg, and measures a mere 0.39 inches (9.98 mm) thin, making it the world’s first laptop to measure less than 1 cm thin. The Swift 7 combines ultimate portability and striking elegance with Its black-and-gold dual tone design, that brings a premium touch to its durable all-aluminum uni-body, while tough Corning Gorilla Glass adds superior scratch resistance. In addition, offering 9 hours of battery life and faster wireless performance. Small, light and speedy, the Swift 7 is the perfect blend of sheer elegance and practicality. The device is currently available in the UAE starting at AED 4,499.
With a 7th Generation, Intel Core i7 and i5 processors, the Switch 5 delivers the top-rated performance needed for serious tasks, presentations and entertainment on the go with its 12-inch screen. The built-in fingerprint reader on the power button authenticates users and provides quick access to their projects. Users can be assured their information will remain secure and private when using the fingerprint reader for logging on thanks to Windows Hello.
The Switch 5’s viewing angle can be easily adjusted one-handedly, providing added convenience in any scenario and the U-shaped kickstand on the tablet can be snapped out and instantly adjusted. Also, the Switch 5 uses Acer’s proprietary fanless LiquidLoop™ cooling system, which keeps it running efficiently without fan noise, making it ideal for shared spaces such as meetings and open offices. The Switch 5 has an anodised aluminum chassis that is elegant and modern. The brushed hairline texture complements the design while enhancing the comfort of the device during transport. It is currently available in the UAE starting at AED 3,799.
The Nitro 5 comes with up to a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-processor that is designed to bring incredible performance and responsiveness, immersive audiovisual entertainment and longer battery life to mobile devices. The chipset is the perfect match for the notebooks’ equally impressive GPUs, the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics.
Whether a movie buff or a gamer, users will be able to fully enjoy the latest releases and titles without compromise. The Nitro 5’s sophisticated design includes a matte black chassis with a hairline finish. A smooth sleek red hinge runs along the back of the notebook, above a bold black grill vent. The keyboard features red backlighting, and the WASD keys and touchpad are also outlined in red for ease-of-use. The device is currently available in the UAE starting at AED 3,699.
Thinner than a standard DVD case, the Spin 7 is a mere 10.98 mm thin and weighs just 1.2kg, making it one of the world’s thinnest convertible notebooks. Sleek and contemporary, its matte black chassis is complemented with polished silver hinges and diamond-cut edges around the touchpad. It offers up to 8 hours of battery life, providing a full day of usage. A wide glass touchpad helps fingers glide smoothly across the surface with minimal friction. The device is currently available in the UAE starting at AED 4,999.
Just 0.57 inches (14.58 mm) in height and weighing 3 pounds (1.36 kg), the Swift 5 manages to fit a 14-inch Full HD IPS display into a 13-inch frame, making it the ultimate in portability and usability. Available in Pearl White with gold trimming or Obsidian Black with silver trimming, it cuts an impressive figure, combining brushed metal surfaces and diamond cut accents, and has up to 13 hours of battery life, a backlit keyboard, a reversible USB 3.1 Type-C port and options for a touch display and fingerprint reader. The device is currently available in the UAE starting at AED 3,599.
Predator Triton 700
The Predator Triton 700 houses the high-performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (GPU and standard-voltage 7th Generation Intel Core processors in a svelte 18.9 mm-thin (0.74 inch) aluminum chassis, thanks to Acer’s industry-leading AeroBlade 3D metal fans that increase airflow by 35 percent yet take up less space within the device .
The Predator Triton 700 utilizes Max-Q, NVIDIA’s innovative approach to designing the world’s thinnest, fastest, and quietest gaming laptops. For a truly immersive gaming experience, the VR-ready Predator Triton 700 offers bright, vibrant visuals on a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display supporting NVIDIA G-SYNC for buttery-smooth gameplay. The new ultrathin Predator Triton gaming notebook series, the Predator Triton 700 features an understated black chassis and a minimalist design, with straight contours and angular front corners. The device will be available in the UAE in October 2017 starting at AED 11,999.
Crisp, true-to-life colours come alive on the 17” Full HD 1080p resolution display of this laptop that leaves a lasting impression. The Aspire 7 is designed to deliver the optimal user experience with an unforgettably compelling look. Its finely brushed pattern provides an exquisite tactile finish accenting the premium aluminum cover, and consumers can enjoy high quality video calls to family and friends with the built-in HD camera and dual microphone system.
The day or night backlit keyboard of the Aspire 7 enables customers to type comfortably anytime taking work productivity and entertainment experience to the limits with cutting-edge computing power. For those that have to juggle a more serious workload and conquer larger tasks the computer features a stronger CPU, immersive graphics with an extreme GPU and a strong, consistent wireless signal with the strategically placed 802.11ac wireless antenna and 2×2 MIMO. It is currently available in the UAE starting at AED 5,599.
The pioneering Acer Switch 7 Black Edition is the world’s first fanless 2-in-1 notebook equipped with discrete graphics, made possible by Acer’s innovative Dual LiquidLoop fanless cooling technology. With a powerful 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics, it is an ideal companion for intensive tasks, creative production and content streaming.
Designed for the mobility minded, the new Switch 7 Black Edition is incredibly versatile, weighing less than 1.15 kg. with the keyboard detached. Supporting Windows Hello, the Swift 7 Black Edition features an optical-based under-glass fingerprint sensor design with POA (Power on Authentication) that allows users to power on the device and login instantly with just one touch. The device is currently available in the UAE starting at AED 7,499.