Acer took the IFA as a stage to launch and showcase its new devices. Intentionally or not, it caught attention by launching the most number of new devices at the annual technology trade show in Berlin, Germany.
On Wednesday (September 3), the PC and gadgets maker announced its new products that would complete its lineup for this year. It showcased new smartphone, convertibles, and tablets.
Here are some of those devices, which were showcased during a press conference.
Acer seemed excited to unveil its new smartphone, the Liquid Z500. The 5-inch handset operates on Android, with an 8-megapixel rear camera. Of course, this one has a more reasonable price tag compared to many other smartphones of its caliber in the market.
The standalone tablets from the company are spearheaded by the low-cost Iconia Tab 8 W. It is an 8-inch tablet operating in Windows 8.1 OS. There is nothing special about it except that it is cheap, slim, and lightweight. The Iconia Tab 10 and the Iconia One 8 were also launched. There may be no new impressive feature except for the noticeable price competitiveness.
The Aspire Switch 11 is a tablet and notebook hybrid. The 11.6-inch device features a magnetic detachable snap hinge coming with two hooks that firmly connect to the keyboard. This facilitates flexibility so it can be used in various modes—touch, viewing, typing, and sharing.
At the same time, Acer relaunched its new Switch 10, which now has an updated screen resolution. The company said this new device will be made available in the market beginning September. Switch 11 will be released in the market in October.
Two new convertible notebooks were also showcased—the Aspire R 13 and the Aspire R 14. The Aspire R series features transition between different notebook as well as tablet styles. As most reviewers agree, the two lines of models are ideal options for all tablet users who still prefer the functionality of notebooks. The Aspire R series will be released in October.
By the end of the press conference, everyone in the venue agree that the convertibles are more exciting than Acer’s new smartphone and tablets. Now, everyone is looking forward to the upcoming CES to find out if Acer has more new devices to unveil.