Acer transforms the All-In-One with a battery

Acer at it’s event in Taiwan revealed two new Windows 10 devices, the Aspire R 14 convertible notebook, and the Aspire Z3-700 portable all-in-one PC. Adding to Acer’s extensive Windows 10 device portfolio, both of the new Windows 10 devices aim to get acer closer to it’s goal of having a portfolio of devices with sizes ranging from one inch to a hundred inches. “Acer has a heritage of delivering the best user experience through innovation in technology and design,” said Jason Chen, Corporate President and CEO, Acer. “With Windows 10, we can now deliver a unique and consistent experience across our comprehensive product portfolio, be it notebooks, desktops, tablets or smartphones, and empower users to do great things with more personal and human technology.” “We worked closely with Acer to help ensure their devices would make the most of Windows 10,” said Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group, Microsoft. “With Cortana, the personal assistant that helps you get things done, Continuum, which enables Windows Phones to act like a PC when paired with a larger display, great gaming with Xbox, and our new browser Microsoft Edge, we are excited to welcome these Acer devices to the Windows 10 family.”


Aspire Z3-700 All-in-One is Made to Move
The new Aspire Z3-700 all-in-one PC features a built-in battery that will last for 5 hours, allowing consumers to perform desktop their daily work or enjoyment anywhere around the house. The large 17.3-inch Aspire Z3-700 has a chassis of just 15.6 mm slim and 2 kg light and comes with two kick stands that allow it to stand or lay flat like a jumbo tablet. Powered by Intel Pentium or Celeron processors, up to 8GB of DDR3L system memory, and SSD or HDD storage options , the Aspire Z3-700 provides ample power for infotainment tasks. It features a Full HD (1920 x 1080) 10-point capacitive multi-touch screen, which also supports input via a dedicated stylus for even more precise control.

Ultimate Flexibility with the Aspire R14
The Aspire R 14 is a beautiful device with a metallic finish, diamond-cut edge design, and a thinner 360-degree dual torque hinge for incredible flexibility between four usage modes. When paired with Continuum, this helps people switch easily between PC and tablet mode. People can maximize productivity with the most efficient method of keyboard input in classic Laptop mode, and switch to Display mode by hiding the keyboard at the back or laying 180 degrees flat, ideal for collaborating, sharing and entertainment. Converting to Tablet mode gives users the option to use the device in a confined space while on the go.
“The new lineup of Acer Aspire devices show the versatility of the latest Intel processors,” said Kirk Skaugen, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Client Computing Group, Intel. “Leveraging the power of Intel technology, these new devices are thin, light, fast and perfectly suited for productivity and entertainment at home or on the go.” At only 18.5mm thin and weighing in at just 1.9kg, the Aspire R 14 incorporates the latest 6th Gen Intel Core processors, up to 8GB DDR3L system memory, and SSD storage1 for powerful performance both at home or on the go. For faster connection speeds, the new Aspire R 14 includes MU-MIMO wireless technology, allowing up to three times faster downloads when compared to other 802.11ac products, especially in crowded networks.

Optimised for Windows 10
Both of Acer’s new devices, namely the Aspire R 14 (R5-431T/471T) convertible notebook, and the Aspire Z3-700 portable all-in-one PC will come with Windows 10 pre-installed. Both devices with dual-digital microphones feature Acer Purified, voice with enhanced digital signal processing (DSP) that cancel background noise and improve speech accuracy and allow people to have an optimized Cortana experience. For a better Windows 10 audio and visual experience, the Aspire R 14 and Aspire Z3-700 feature Acer TrueHarmony Plus technology with Dolby Audio, providing powerful audio with immersive surround. Both devices also ship with Acer BluelightShield, with four professionally tuned modes to choose from, which can effectively reduce eye strain and really increase your productivity by reducing blue light emission from the screen, which is a feature editors like me will really appreciate. The devices also work great with Continuum on Windows, giving you a great overall Windows 10 experience.

Pricing and Availability
The Acer Aspire R 14 will be available in North America in late October with prices starting at US$699, in EMEA in late October with prices starting at €799. The Acer Aspire Z3-700 will be available in EMEA by the end of the year with prices starting at €599. When it comes to India, Oliver Ahrens, Senior Corporate Vice President of Acer revealed that they plan to launch these devices in Q4 along with other high end products in the months to come.