The Q4 2017 Acer product line up have just been announced in time for the year-end shopping season – two updated laptops, a new Ultra QHD+ monitor, the new Acer P series projectors and an All-In-One (AIO) computer. Let’s take a look at the new devices that Acer has just revealed!
The Q4 2017 Acer Product Line-Up Revealed!
The Q4 2017 Acer product showcase kicked off with this presentation by Jeffrey Lai, Acer Malaysia Product Manager, on the new 2017 Acer Swift 3 and Spin 5 laptops, and the Aspire C22 AIO computer.
Up next was Edmund Hoh, another Acer Malaysia Product Manager, who revealed the key features of the new Acer XR382CQK UltraWide Monitor and Acer P-Series projectors.
The 2017 Acer Spin 5
With up to 10 hours of battery life, the 2017 Acer Spin 5 is built for everyday, long-hour use on-the-go. They are powered by the new 8th Generation Intel Core processors, with up to 16GB of DDR4 memory. The 15.6″ model also offers an NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 option for users who demand better graphics performance for work and gaming.
Both 13.3″ and 15.6″ options come with Full HD (FHD) 1920 x 1080 LED-backlit displays with integrated multi-touch. You can also add on the optional Acer Active Stylus to support Windows Ink. They als come with the Acer ExoAmp Antenna that ensures wireless connectivity even with the antenna located beneath the notebook’s metal cover.[adrotate group=”2″]
The 2017 Acer Spin 5 boasts Acer TrueHarmony technology, which promises to deliver deeper bass tones and audio clarity through the two built-in front facing speakers. The Acer Spin 5 is Skype for Business-certified, thanks to its 4 microphones, while the Acer Purified far-field voice technology allows you to access Cortana from up to 4 meters away.
This new Spin 5 is thinner than its previous model by 21%. The 13.3″ model is just 15.9 mm thin, while the 15.6″ model is 17.9 mm thin. Its patented dual-torque hinge allows for easy switching to four useful modes – laptop, tablet, display and tent modes.
The 2017 Acer Spin 5 is priced from RM3,599 to RM4,999, inclusive of 6% GST / ~US$ 849 to US$ 1,189. It will be available in mid-November 2017.
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The 2017 Acer Swift 3
The 2017 Acer Swift 3 is now powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core processor, with the option to add the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics into the 15.6″ model. With up to 10 hours of battery life, the Acer Swift 3 is designed for all-day work.
Wireless connectivity has been improved, with the latest 2×2 MU-MIMO 802.11ac wireless technology. The 2017 Acer Swift 3 also comes with up to 256GB SSD and 8GB DDR4 memory for solid performance.
The new Acer Swift 3 with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics is priced at RM4,299 / US$ 1,019, inclusive of the 6% GST. It is available in Stellar Blue and Steel Grey colors.
The Acer Aspire C22-860 AIO PC
Featuring a 16:9 FHD display with a 90% screen-to-body-ratio borderless display, the Acer Aspire C22-860 is powered by the 7th Generation Intel Core i3 processors with 4 GB of DDR4 memory, upgradeable to 16GB. As an All-In-One PC, everything is packed into a thin frame.
The webcam is detachable with a cable, so you can remove it to capture your surroundings. It comes with 1TB of storage, that can be upgraded to a 2TB HDD or a 256GB SSD.
Priced at RM 2,399 / ~US$ 569, the Acer Aspire C22-860 AIO PC will be available for purchase in mid-November 2017.
The Acer XR382CQK UltraWide Monitor
The Acer XR382CQK monitor is Acer’s first monitor to feature a 37.5″ curved IPS display with a 21:9 ratio. It has an UltraWide QHD+ resolution of 3840 x 1600, with a 2300R curvature.
To make full use of its ultra-wide display, the Acer XR382CQK supports PIP and PBP. Picture-in-Picture (PIP) allows you to work while keeping an eye on a news feed, or a video, while Picture-by-Picture (PBP) allows you to work on two separate desktops at the same time.
The Acer XR382CQK supports FreeSync on DisplayPort, which synchronises the monitor’s refresh rate with the graphics card’s frames for a smooth, tear-free experience. This monitor also comes with 6-axis adjustment and a 100% sRGB colour gamut.
Thanks to its support for DTS Sound, you can enjoy a more cinematic experience through its two built-in 7W speakers. Acer also incorporated its BlueLightShield and Flicker-less technology to reduce eye fatigue for a more comfortable viewing experience.
Other features include USB 3.0 ports on the side and bottom of the display, as well as a headset hook. It can also be tilted from -5° to 35°, and adjusted 13 cm up and down to obtain the ideal viewing position.
The Acer XR382CQK Ultrawide monitor is priced at RM4,999 / ~US$ 1189, inclusive of the 6% GST.
The Acer P Series Projectors
The new Acer P series projectors – P1350WL, P1150 and P1250 are the first Acer projectors to be equipped with blue light filters. Acer BluelightShield allows you to lower levels of blue light and lessen the negative effects of blue light exposure. It can reduce up to 30% of blue light to protect your eyes.
All three projectors are 3D ready, and can be paired with 3D glasses and devices that support 120 Hz output. They also offer wireless projection, removing the need for messy cables. You only need to download and use the eDisplayPro app to extend mirror your display to the projectors:[adrotate group=”2″]
The Acer P1350WL projector has a brightness of 3,700 ANSI lumens while Acer P1150 and P1250 projectors offer 3,600 ANSI lumens of brightness. Thanks to Lumisense intelligent judgement and dynamic adjustment, all three projectors deliver high levels of brightness from a long distance even in a bright environment.
For easy installation, they all support auto keystone correction and automatic rotation using the Auto Ceiling mount feature. They also come with the ExtremeECO technology that reduces power consumption by up to 70%, while extending the lamp life to 15,000 hours.
The Acer P1350WL is priced at RM2,199 / ~US$ 519 whereas Acer P1150 and Acer P1250 are priced at RM1,599 and RM1,899 (~US$ 379 and ~US$ 449) respectively.
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