Acer Inc. released on Thursday its 2015 notebook computer lineup for the upcoming back-to-school season in the U.S. The Taiwanese original equipment manufacturer introduced its new devices in a global press conference on April 23 in New York.
It likewise debuted a 34-inch curved monitor for gaming, as well as an LED projector that features an intelligent ambient light sensor. All the newly-launched smartphones, notebooks and tablets are run by Windows 8.1 operating system, and the Taiwanese device maker promises a free Windows 10 upgrade.
Acer Inc. releases Acer’s 2015 notebook computer lineup for this year’s back-to-school season, including Aspire V 15, Aspire E series and Aspire ES series. The new lineup supports 10/100/1000 GB Ethernet, which is 10 times faster in transfer rates than other Ethernet ports of 10/100.
Aspire V 15 comes with metallic cues and features a stylish design, made beautiful with an aluminum top cover and is imprinted with advanced nano-imprint technology, which is an innovation of Acer itself. It gets its visual impression from Aspire V Nitro, and has a backlit keyboard that makes it more contemporary, and usable even in dim places. Under the hood is a fifth generation Intel Core processors2, latest graphics chip of GeForce 940M series from NVIDIA, 16GB memory, 2TB hard drive and 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive.
Acer Inc.’s Aspire E Series notebook is a package of sophisticated design and solid performance. It is available in various colors and display sizes – 14, 15.6 and 17.3 inches. Its cover and underside feature a textile-pattern design while its colorful and bold interior panels are visible even with a closed lid. Aspire E series is the first notebook with the MU-MIMO functionality, to provide network efficiency and advanced performance, said Qualcomm Technologies VP of Engineering Dr. Cormac Conroy. Qualcomm has been working with Acer Inc. on industry first, to revolutionize Wi-Fi networking and provide 11 Ac connections which are up to three times faster.
Coming with all the needed features at an exciting price is the Aspire ES Series that provides everything for work and play. It balances portability, productivity and checkbook in an Acer FlowCurve design. Available in five screen sizes ranging from 11.6 to 17.3 inches, it packs an 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive storage, Intel Pentium/Celeron processors1 and an optional DVD-RW drive.
As for availability and starting prices, Acer Inc.’s Aspire V 15 will be out in North America in August, at US$599; Europe and the Middle East in July at €699 and in China in June at ¥4,699. The E Series will be in North America in July at US$379, in EMEA in May at €349 and in China this month at ¥4,199. The Aspire ES Series will be in North America in July at US$229, EMEA in June at €249, and in China this April at ¥2,299.
While Acer Inc. released its 2015 notebook computer lineup on Thursday, it also introduced during the April 23 event a prototype of a touch phone that runs on its cloud-based “abPBX plus” network. This “smarter office phone” features relays of announcement, real-time news and instant messaging to boost the productivity of office workers and makes sure no calls are missed even when the workers are away from their desks.
By Judith Aparri
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