Acer unveils Windows 8 PC lineup

Acer has launched its series of Windows 8-based products, which includes the premium Aspire S7 Ultrabook, Iconia W Series tablets, and Aspire U Series all-in-one (AIO) desktops.

“It is a watershed moment for Acer,” said J.T. Wang, Chairman and CEO of Acer, “Acer has always been committed to breaking the barriers between people and technology and the leading design of these products, when coupled with the Windows 8 touch functions, will provide transformational experiences for users whether they are creating important output or simply being entertained.”

Jim Wong, corporate president of Acer added, “Acer collaborated closely with Microsoft and has taken the lead to engineer new products that will be great with Windows 8, demonstrating our product development efficiencies and taking advantage of our ability to provide an enhanced and satisfying computing experience. By focusing on ergonomics and style, we are addressing key consumer demands.”

Wong continued, “Interaction between human beings and computers should be easy rather than complex. In our view, the touchscreen experience enabled by Windows 8 is a massive step forward – simply because it makes computing more intuitive by offering users a backward in interface. We understand Windows® 8 innovation and benefits and by utilizing Intel’s architecture and platform performance on our products, we believe we will provide users a better touch experience across devices for both consumer and commercial products.”

“Microsoft and Acer have been working together on new devices for Windows 8, and it’s great to see the progress Acer is making,” said Steven Guggenheimer, corporate VP, OEM Division, Microsoft.  “We expect customers to have a great experience using the combination of Windows 8 and the new hardware designs from Acer.”

According to Kirk Skaugen, VP and GM, PC Client Group of Intel, the company continues to work with Acer to deliver secure yet exciting user experiences. “Combined with the increased responsiveness of Intel’s 3rd generation Intel Core processor, new breakthrough capabilities possible with future Microsoft Windows 8, and the added flexibility of touch, the Acer Aspire Ultrabook will provide a magnificent experience for users,” he said.


The Aspire S7 Ultrabook — the premium model in the S Series — boasts a sleek aluminum unibody design. The 13.1-inch model is currently the thinnest Full HD touch Ultrabook and features glossy tempered glass, while the 11.6-inch model is the smallest Full HD touch-enabled Ultrabook. Both devices are kitted out with the innovative Acer Twin Air cooling system for best thermal comfort, as well as a light-sensing keyboard that adjusts its backlight to facilitate typing, even in low light.

The Iconia W510 and W700 tablets have raised touch functionality to the next level. The W510 is equipped with a 10.1-inch display and has tri-mode touch, which allows users to touch, type and view. It also delivers up to 18 hours of battery life and headlines Always On, Always Connect technology. The W700 is the best-performing Windows tablet with a versatile cradle that is adjustable for different viewing requirements while offering data storage expansion and an additional battery. Sporting an 11.6-inch Full HD touchscreen, this tablet stuns with high-quality 1080p images.

Aspire U Series AIO desktops are also available in two sizes. The 27-inch 7600U has an ultra-slim 35 mm profile and a gorgeous Full HD edge-to-edge screen and DolbySurround Sound. This AIO features multi-user touch, and can be tilted from 0 to 90 degrees. Furthermore, the screen can swivel to all sides when laid flat. The 23-inch 5600U is the slimmest AIO PC that can tilt from 30 to 85 degrees, enhancing personal touch use. Both models have leading ergonomic designs, and a slim, stylish finish that complements interior decor.


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