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Acer Unveils World’s First Curved Screen Notebook

Acer recently unveiled its new Predator 21 X gaming laptop, the world’s first curved screen notebook, integrated with eye-tracking technology for an even more immersive user experience.

A New Sheriff in Town

The Predator 21 X takes the flagship spot in Acer’s gaming notebook series and is advanced beyond anything on the market today. It’s the world’s first notebook to offer a curved 21-inch IPS display (2560 x 1080), and when combined with wide-angle viewing, it delivers a truly immersive gaming experience.

To bring gameplay immersion to the next level, the notebook also integrates Tobii eye-tracking technology for a new method of control that’s more intuitive and natural. Built-in eye-tracking hardware (infrared sensors and software) unlocks a completely new face in gaming. By tracking a gamer’s eye with software, the notebook introduces new interactions like aiming, identifying enemies and taking cover simply by gazing at objects on the screen. Eye tracking also enhances the experience by providing infinite views whilst navigating treacherous paths and roads in a game.

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Predator 21X (photo credit to Acer)

With 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphic cards in SLI, the Predator 21 X takes the AAA gaming experience to new heights. The curved screen also features NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology to ensure smooth and sharp gameplay in every scenario. Visuals aren’t the only star of the show: the Predator 21 X also ships with SoundPound 4.2+ (4 speakers and 2 subwoofers), 3-way audio and Dolby® Audio for truly pristine aural enjoyment. The notebook also features an advanced cooling architecture with 5 system fans, 3 of which are ultra-thin AeroBlade™ metal fans, to dissipate excess heat effectively for uninterrupted performance during intense gaming sessions.

The Predator 21 X has a full-sized mechanical keyboard featuring Cherry® MX switches, with customizable RGB backlight settings for each individual key. Aside from its unique curved form factor, the Predator 21 X’s numeric keypad also touts a unique design that allows it to be flipped over and turned into a Precision Touchpad.

New Eye-Tracking Monitors Revealed

In addition to its flagship notebook, Acer announced 3 new Predator gaming monitors that also feature Tobii eye-tracking technology. Each new monitor features NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ and high refresh rates for smooth gaming experiences without lag. The new Predator gaming monitors are available in different sizes and configurations to meet the needs of a wide range of users looking to take their gaming experiences forward:

• Predator Z271T: 27”, curved screen (1800R curvature), FHD 1920 x 1080 (144 Hz)
• Predator XB251HQT: 24.5”, flat ZeroFrame screen, FHD 1920 x 1080 (240 Hz)
• Predator XB271HUT: 27”, flat ZeroFrame screen, WQHD 2560 x 1440 (165 Hz)

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Predator Z271T (photo credit to Acer)

GPU Upgrades for More Power

The Predator 15 and 17 gaming notebooks received GPUs refreshes based on the all-new NVIDIA Pascal architecture, with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics and run on Windows 10. This brings the notebooks in line with Acer’s push to have the Predator series ready to power the latest VR devices.

Price and Availability

The Predator Z271T gaming monitor will be available in EMEA in October with prices starting at €799. The Predator XB271HUT gaming monitor will be available in EMEA in December with prices starting at €899. The refreshed Predator 15 will be available in North America in September with prices starting at $1,699, and in EMEA in October with prices starting at €1,799. The refreshed Predator 17 will be available in North America in September with prices starting at $1,699, and in EMEA in October with prices starting at €1,899.

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com. For more information, visit acer.com/nextatacer.

Sophistication Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive

We all know that sophistication—whether in architecture or  infrastructure design, fashion, jewelry, and now even in IT products—more often comes with a steep price that would make anyone’s wallet cry with disbelief.

But Acer, one of the world’s most trusted brands when it comes to innovative IT devices, sophistication for your IT device, whether a desktop or a notebook, is now made affordable and wallet-friendly.

Featuring impressive and top-of-class machine performance and stunning aesthetics without having to put on a big dent on your savings, the Acer Aspire V3-471G has all of these in a sophisticated and classy case that would make every eye turn with envy as soon at it’s pulled out of its carrying case and turned on in every office, coffee shop or hotel lounge.

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The Acer Aspire V3-471G, which comes in elegant Black and stunning Gold colors, features smart, multi-function processing power, with enhanced and dedicated graphics solutions that provide more and realistic high-def visuals, complemented by vibrant and richer surround sound effects to complete your audio-visual experience, whether for your professional or personal use.

Assuring high performance every step of the way, the Acer Aspire V3-471G boasts of features to make your every digital multimedia work or entertainment needs truly up to your liking. The latest generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M (3MB L3 cache, 2.50GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.10GHz, DDR3 1600MHz, 35W) processor that supports Intel® 64 architecture and Intel® Smart Cache is at the heart of the Acer Aspire V3-471G. This assures a speedier multi-tasking performance with higher efficiency yet at less power consumption. Whether it’s for faster faster video editing and sharing, high-definition playback, blinding speed Web browsing or even for mainstream or casual gaming experience, the Acer Aspire V3-471G is the answer from IT sophistication heaven.

To balance it off, the 4GB DDR3 1066MHz memory, coupled with the Mobile Intel® HM77 Express Chipset provides faster response times and outstanding graphics power for seamless multitasking without even slowing down while the 750GB allows for storing tons of important multimedia files. The NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 630M with 2GB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM that supports Microsoft DirectX® graphics and a slew of video platforms, allows for viewing pleasure regardless of video platforms for a more engaging experience whether for movie watching or playing your favorite games for the gaming enthusiasts out there.

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All these are perfect on the Acer Aspire V3-471G’s 14-inch high definition, high-brightness Acer CineCrystal™ LED-backlit TFT LCD screen for stunning visuals yet at less power consumption, and add this to the optimized Dolby® Home Theater® v4 audio enhancement built into this wonder machine, completes the audio-visual experience you’ve been looking for in a notebook but definitely hard to find in other brands out there.

Of course, the power and sophistication of the Acer Aspire V3-471G doesn’t end there. The Acer clear.fi solution provides better user experience where you can share videos, music and photos with other Acer clear.fi supported devices and cloud services.

Faster file transfer is also assured since the Acer Aspire V3-471G has a USB 3.0 port for faster file transfer from other removable media and connectivity to other more modern devices. Connecting to the Internet is also made easier with the Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11/b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED to increase file transfer speeds and reduce dead spots and dropped connections for reliable wireless connectivity to the Web. For faster and more stable wired connectivity, the Acer Aspire V3-471G’s Gigabit Ethernet network interface supports data transfer rates of 1,000 MBps.

The integrated high-performance Acer Crystal Eye 1280 x 1024 resolution webcam and built-in microphone makes optimal video capture and sound clarity a realistic proposition for those who are heavy on face-to-face communication with colleagues from the office for important meetings or discussions or even fun-filled chit-chats with family and friends in other areas.

All of these features are well encased in the Acer Aspire V3-471G’s modern and comfortable design, with a super glossy cover for contemporary appeal. The clean and rich Black and Gold colors truly match whatever personality you may have, thus adding further to its sophistication level and urbane look.

“The Acer Aspire V3-471G best exemplifies what we have been doing all these years—combining top-class innovation and sophistication and making it affordable for more consumers to enjoy. We believe that for today’s discriminating and demanding customers, these attributes are what make sense to them,” explains Manuel Wong, General Manager of Acer (Philippines) Inc.

See more of this product at www.acer.com.ph. Follow Acer Philippines on Facebook and Twitter.  Shop for Acer products online at acer.multiply.com.

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Disclaimer: This post is the official Press Release by Acer. The author of this blog is not responsible to any of the content above.

Get Your Ideal Travel Companion From Acer

You always get frustrated and bored when traveling? Feeling disconnected because you don’t have something to enjoy on the road? Now, there is a new ideal travel companion for you – Acer Iconia Tab A501. It is slimmer than a magazine, weighing only 1.7 pounds. Easy to carry, loaded with entertainment features.

The A501 boasts of Google’s powerful Android Honeycomb operating system, and includes the revolutionary NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core 1GHz processor, high-speed Wi-Fi + 3G connectivity, the intuitive Acer Zones interface, and a 10.1-inch multi-touch display that’s poised to open up a whole new range of smart, easy, and joyful interaction possibilities.

These sophisticated technologies are housed in an elegantly designed metal aluminum cover brushed in alpine silver—making the Acer Iconia Tab A501 easy on the eyes and comfy in your hands. With dimensions of 10.2 x 7 x 0.5 inches, the travel-friendly tablet fits perfectly into your backpack, briefcase, satchel, or handbag; it’s certainly portable enough to be carried around as you head to the office, your favorite café, the shopping mall, the airport, or the beach.

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Acer Iconia Tab A501 other sleek and smart features:

>>> Dazzling LED-backlit WXGA display—which comes with high-definition 1280 x 800 resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio, extra-wide viewing angles, and capacitive multi-touch screen technology for precise fingertip control.

>>> Room-filling stereo speakers integrate Dolby Mobile sound technology and that brings out the best in HD movies and music.

>>> A 6-axis motion sensing system (accelerometer + gyroscope + ambient light sensors), an ultra-low power NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU, and a long-lasting lithium-ion polymer battery which makes it a true game-changer. Three HD games are already built-inHero of Sparta, Need for Speed:Shift, and Let’s Golf.

>>> The Android platform that powers the tablet includes a suite of touch-optimized apps.

>>> A lightning-quick Android Web browser (with support for Adobe Flash);

>>> An office productivity app called Documents To Go; the official GMail, Google Talk, and YouTube apps; geo-location services like Google Maps and Navigation; the Lumiread e-book reader; the smart Facebook and Twitter content aggregator called Social Jogger; plus the efficiency-boosting Acer Zones, a handy interface that intelligently organizes all your content across a fully customizable five-page home screen.

>>> You can connect via the Acer Iconia Tab A501’s speedy wireless Wi-Fi or HSDPA (3G) technology and download more from the popular Android Market, NVIDIA Tegra Zone, or Gameloft HD Store.

>>> A microSD™ Card slot, a full-sized USB port, and micro-USB sockets provide tons of space for storing your apps, files, digital media, and other downloads.

>>> Two convenient cameras: a 5.0-megapixel snapper at the back, with LED flash and HD video recording capability, for capturing your most precious travel moments and memories, plus a front-facing 2-megapixel cam for taking Internet video calls and fun self-portraits.

>>> Includes a micro-HDMI port (with Dual Display feature) and the cutting-edge Acer Clear.fi technology, a wireless DLNA-enabled solution for sharing, storing, and syncing your multimedia across a home network of devices.

Now, let the sleek and smart Acer Iconia Tab A501 guide you the next time you travel. A compact, lightweight Android device packing plenty of entertainment, connection, and information capabilities, the tablet is your license to travel—and to travel light, smart, and happy.

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