April 21, 2016 9:00 am

A look at the new Windows 10 PCs Acer announced today

By / Editor-in-Chief, Windows Blog

This morning Acer unveiled a great lineup of Windows 10 devices at their next@acer event in NYC. These devices offer users a wide variety of form factors and features to take advantage of the very best of Windows 10 — including a fanless liquid-cooled 2-in-1 and an ultra-slim PC that offer great performance and value — to new gaming PCs that deliver premium gaming and virtual reality experiences.

Let’s take a closer look at the PCs Acer unveiled today.

The Switch Alpha 12 – Acer’s liquid-cooled 2-in-1 Notebook

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The awesome liquid-cooled Switch Alpha 12 2-in-1 notebook with Windows 10 delivers a heightened level of mobility with an ultra-slim, flexible notebook-to-tablet design that is both elegant and sturdy. The versatile kickstand and attachable keyboard make the fanless Switch Alpha 12 ideal for students and business professionals who want to stay productive on-the-go.

Users can also enjoy 10-point touch controls on the display and use the optional Acer Active Pen for a more intuitive writing and drawing experience. The Acer Active Pen will enable people to better take advantage of Windows Ink, which will come in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update this summer.

  • The notebook uses a 6th Generation Intel Core i7, Core i5 or Core i3 processor to deliver exceptional performance and 8-hour battery life.
  • The Acer Switch Alpha 12 features a 12 inch display with 2160×1440 resolution and measures at 11.5 x 7.93 x 0.62 inches and weighs just 2.76 pounds, with the tablet and keyboard connected.

Pricing and Availability: The Acer Switch Alpha 12 will be available in the United States and Canada this June starting at $599.99USD. Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. For more information, visit acer.com/nextatacer.

Acer expands its Predator gaming line with notebooks and desktops ready for virtual reality

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One of the most exciting things showcased today was Acer’s lineup of Predator gaming notebooks and desktops, the Predator 17 X notebook, the Predator G1 desktop and the new Predator Z1 series monitor. These devices deliver the power and portability that gamers want, making them perfect for premium gaming and virtual reality experiences.

  • The new Predator 17 X notebook brings overclocking and desktop-grade performance to mobile gaming, coupled with a custom triple-fan cooling system. With overclocking, gamers will enjoy class-leading turbo speeds of up to 4.0GHz for the CPU; up to 1310MHz for the GPU; and up to 3.7GHz for VRAM. Its top-end GPU and high performance CPU makes it the ideal platform for tackling virtual worlds with VR.
  • The small but powerful Predator G1 desktop supports full-sized NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics (up to Titan X), 6th Generation Intel Core processors and up to 64GB DDR4 memory.
  • The new Predator Z1 series monitor is Acer’s first curved 27-inch gaming monitor featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC technology and a host of other top gaming features.

To learn more about these new gaming PCs head over to Xbox Wire.

New additions to the Acer Aspire series – Acer expands Aspire Notebook range with powerful and stylish models

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“We have expanded our Aspire notebook line to provide stylish and powerful options for everyday use,” said James Lin, General Manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “From casual to serious users, design-conscious to budget-conscious, there’s an Acer notebook that suits any way of life and level of productivity required.”

Acer announced new additions to its Aspire notebook series with the convertible Aspire R 15, all new Aspire F Series with premium metal covers, and the stylishly Aspire E Series and Aspire ES 15 for everyday computing, powered by Windows 10.

  • The Aspire R 15 features 6th Generation Intel Core processors, up to 12GB DDR4 memory with faster speed and lower power consumption, up to NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics and a reversible USB 3.1 Type-C port.
  • The new Aspire F Series features premium-finish metal covers in five colors and 6th Generation Intel Core processors, with a perfect blend of style and performance.
  • The 2016 Acer Aspire E Series is refreshed with seven color options. Equipped with 6th Generation Intel Core processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX950M graphics with GDDR5 VRAM, and DDR4 RAM, and the Aspire E series provide ample power for everyday use.
  • The 2016 Aspire ES 15 is refreshed with the latest 6th Generation Intel Core processors and comes in three new colors: Midnight Black, Rosewood Red, and Cotton White.

Pricing and Availability: The additions to the Aspire notebook series will be available in North America in May: the Acer Aspire R 15 with prices starting at $699, the Acer Aspire F Series with prices starting at $499, and the Acer Aspire E Series with prices starting at $399. Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. For details on availability in EMEA and China, visit acer.com/nextatacer.

The ultra-slim Aspire S 13 packs performs and sleek design at a wallet-friendly price

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Acer announced the latest addition to its ultra-slim S series notebooks, the Aspire S 13, a perfectly engineered thin and powerful Windows 10 notebook for design-conscious users. Running Windows 10 with the option of a 10-point touch display, the Aspire S 13 is powered by 6th Generation Intel Core processors and up to 8 GB of LPDDR3 system memory, enabling faster performance and enhanced graphics as well as lower power consumption.

  • The optional 54 Wh 3-cell Li-ion battery lasts up to 13 hours, enabling users to get the most out of their machine every day.
  • Available in Obsidian Black or Pearl White, the unit is housed in an immaculate chassis featuring a sleek chamfer diamond-cut on the edges and the touchpad, with Acer nano-imprint patterning on the top cover and a blend of premium finishes.

Pricing and availability: The Acer Aspire S 13 will be available in North America in May with prices starting at $699. For details on availability in EMEA and China, visit acer.com/nextatacer.

The devices that Acer showcased today are proof positive to the flexibility of Windows 10 to help people do more no matter what their budget is. We’ll have unboxing videos and do more with these Acer devices in the near future. Visit acer.com/nextatacer to learn more and look for the devices to hit shelves later this summer!

Updated April 21, 2016 9:11 am