Acer Unveils New Chromebook, Laptops, Gaming PCs, and More at NYC Event


Acer on Thursday launched ten new products, including laptops, 2-in-1s, a Chromebook, Predator gaming devices, a smartphone, a fitness band, and more. The company at its New York event launched the Switch Alpha 12 2-in-1 laptop, Chromebook 14 for Work, Aspire S13 and R15 laptops, Predator 17x gaming notebook, Predator G1 compact gaming desktop, Predator Z1 gaming monitors, Liquid Leap fit fitness band, Liquid Zest Plus smartphone, and the Xplova X5 bike computer. Talking about the prices, the Acer Switch Alpha 12 will start at $599 (roughly Rs. 39,900) and will be available in June this year. The Aspire S13 will be offered in Obsidian Black or Pearl White and will hit the shelves in May, starting at $699 (roughly Rs. 46,500). The Liquid Zest Plus smartphone will arrive later this year in the US at $250 (roughly Rs. 16,000). As for the Chromebook 14 for Work, the laptop’s base model costs $349 (roughly Rs. 23,200).

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The new Predator devices will reach the US and Europe in June for gamers. The Predator 17X and Z1 monitors will be available in China starting in May, while the G1 will come in July. The Predator 17X begins at $2,799 (roughly Rs. 1,86,400), while the G1 desktop and Z1 curved displays start at $2,300 (roughly Rs. 1,53,200) and $600 (roughly Rs. 39,900) respectively. The company has not given price and availability details for the Aspire R15 convertible laptop, Liquid Leap Fit, and the Xplova X5 bike computer.

The Acer Switch Alpha 12 (seen above) is a 2-in-1 Windows-10 laptop with a 12-inch QHD 2160×1440 pixels resolution display and comes in 6th generation (Skylake) Intel Core i3/i5/i7 configurations. The computer has 4GB of RAM,128GB of SSD storage, and Intel’s RealSense 3D camera. With its Switch Alpha 12, Acer has followed the footsteps of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 as it, too, has a newly designed liquid cooling system. It also features an inbuilt kickstand and comes with a bundled keyboard. Users can also separately purchase an Acer Active Pen stylus with 256 levels of pressure support. It weighs 1.25 kg.

Acer also refreshed its Chromebook 14 (seen above) for Work, as it now comes with a Gorilla Glass case and a spill-resistant keyboard and can run for 12 hours on a single charge. The base model runs on an Intel Celeron processor and optional Skylake Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processors. It supports 8GB of RAM and Intel’s HD Graphics 520 integrated graphics. Try Know.

The Acer Aspire S13 is the company’s new ultrathin laptop at 14.4mm that sports a full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution display with touchscreen and non-touchscreen options. It is configurable with up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. It also has an optional battery that makes the laptop run for 13 hours non-stop. Under the hood, the Acer Aspire S13 comes in Intel Skylake Core i3/i5/i7 processor options. It has a USB Type-C port, two regular USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, and an SD card slot.

The company also launched its Aspire R15 convertible laptop that supports Intel Skylake Core processors, up to 12GB of DDR4 RAM, Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics, and features a 15.6-inch full-HD display. The company also updated its Aspire F15, Aspire E14, Aspire E15, and Aspire E17 consumer notebooks regarding processor support, new colors, and build. Gamers now have three new devices to look at from Acer. The company has launched the Predator 17X gaming notebook (seen above), Predator G1 compact gaming desktop, and Predator Z1 curved gaming monitors. The Predator G1 desktop features Intel’s Skylake processor and can support up to 64GB of RAM and Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X graphics.