next@acer global press event in New York invites guests to experience latest Windows Mixed Reality and StarVR™
NEW YORK (April 27, 2017) Acer today introduced its full 2017 back-to-school product lineup at the next@acer global press event in New York, and highlighted its advanced thermal technologies that enable thinner form factors in new gaming notebooks, detachables, and all-in-one PCs without compromising on performance. next@acer hosted over 400 international media, influencers, and partners in front of the world’s largest IMAX screen.
Innovative thermal technologies such as the new AeroBlade™ 3D metal fan enabled the development of an ultrathin form factor for the Predator Triton 700 gaming notebook without compromising on performance, while the patented LiquidLoop™ liquid cooling system has allowed the powerful Switch 5 detachable 2-in-1 notebook and Aspire U27 all-in-one PC to both operate quietly and maintain a slender profile.
In addition, Acer gave the world’s first public hands-on demonstrations of Windows Mixed Reality with the Acer Windows Mixed Reality head-mounted display, providing guests experiences that fuse together the physical and digital worlds. StarVR virtual reality headsets were also on hand with their industry-leading resolution and a field-of-view close to natural vision. Attendees were entertained with ultra-immersive John Wick Chronicles VR gameplay complete with realistic rifles and full motion tracking.
“We’re thrilled to be here in New York to continue our conversation beyond hardware and about how we’re taking technology to the next level,” said Jason Chen, Corporate President and CEO, Acer Inc. “Forty years ago, Acer set out with a mission to break barriers between people and technology, and today we continue that tradition by providing technologies that empower users to create and experience their world like never before.”
Blending Physical and Digital Universes with Windows Mixed Reality
Joining Acer on the stage, VR pioneer Mark Bolas, Director of Program Management, Windows Mixed Reality at Microsoft, shared with the audience how the platform blends physical and digital worlds to produce new environments. In these environments the physical and digital co-exist and interact with one another to enable a new way of harnessing technology. By combining the physical universe and the digital universe, based on bits and digital logic, the latter is no longer constrained to computers, phones, and TV screens as it is now.
Acer partnered with Microsoft to deliver the world’s first Windows Mixed Reality development kits in March, helping developers realize the potential of the Windows Mixed Reality platform. Developers are already hard at work to further enrich the experience when Acer’s Windows Mixed Reality headsets for consumers and commercial customers ship later this year.
Expanded Predator Gaming Lineup with New Notebooks and Quantum Dot Displays
As Acer pursues multiple growth engines for its core business, it has expanded its Predator gaming lineup with an eye on the great potential in the gaming market. Continuing its focus on thermal technology to push the limits of gaming hardware, Acer’s new AeroBlade 3D™ fans were introduced to enable the new Predator Triton ultrathin gaming notebook series and accessible Predator Helios notebooks.
The first device from the new Predator Triton ultrathin gaming notebook series, the Predator Triton 700 packs standard-voltage 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 10-Series graphics in an aluminum chassis at just 18 mm (0.74 inch) in height, thanks to dual AeroBlade 3D metal fans that increase airflow by 35%[i] yet take up less space within the device.
As a world leader in gaming monitors, Acer introduced the Predator X27 which takes gaming displays to a new level with NVIDIA G-SYNC™ HDR and Acer HDR Ultra™ technology. Leveraging Quantum Dot technology, the Predator X27 offers a wider color range with higher brightness, deeper saturation and better accuracy to offer dramatically more vivid visuals.
Acer also revealed that starting in May, its performance-oriented Aspire GX desktops will be available with powerful new AMD Ryzen™ 7 1700X processors capable of handling graphic-intensive tasks for smooth everyday entertainment and gaming.
LiquidLoop™ Cooling System Silences Powerful Detachables, and Now All-in-Ones
Building on the great reception of the Switch Alpha 12, which was Acer’s first detachable 2-in-1 equipped with the innovative LiquidLoop™ cooling system, Acer has launched the new Acer Switch 5. Like its predecessor, this 2-in-1 notebook with powerful Intel® Core™ processors operates without fans. Acer also took the fanless technology and created the quiet and ultrathin Aspire U27 all-in-one PC, which won a 2017 iF Design Award.
The Switch 5 is Acer’s first 2-in-1 to be offered with 7th Generation Intel Core i7 and i5 processors to deliver the top-rated performance needed for serious tasks, presentations and entertainment on the go. With Acer’s patented auto-retracting kickstand, the Switch 5’s viewing angle can be adjusted effortlessly with just one hand, providing added convenience in any scenario.
The Aspire U27 boasts an impressive ultrathin 12 mm (0.5 inch) chassis with an elegant diamond-cut v-shaped metal stand, bringing a new dimension of sophistication to home computing and entertainment. With a 27-inch Full HD wide viewing angle display, and a specially designed subwoofer that offers powerfully deep bass, this all-in-one provides entertainment with a punch.
Extended 4K Display Portfolio with Professional Monitors and HDR-Compatible Projectors
With 4K content becoming increasingly popular and available with the rise of streaming services, Acer extended its display portfolio for both media consumption and content creation. It announced the new H7850 and V7850 4K projectors for home cinema enthusiasts as well as the new ProDesigner™ PE320QK 4K LED monitor for creative professionals.
The Acer H7850 and V7850 projectors feature 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) resolution and HDR compatibility to deliver exceptional value and performance to mainstream audio/video enthusiasts. The new ProDesigner PE320QK monitor incorporates Acer HDR Xpert™ technology for exceptional contrast, and features an attractive ZeroFrame design to appeal to design-minded professionals.
To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com. Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. For more information about next@acer, visit www.acer.com/nextatacer.
Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's product offerings include PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets, smartphones and wearables. It is also developing cloud solutions to bring together the Internet of Things. Acer celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016 and is one of the world’s top 5 PC companies. It employs 7,000 people worldwide and has a presence in over 160 countries. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.
[i] Results measured in CFM using synthetic modeling. Actual performance may vary depending on model.