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2017's Weak VR/AR Demand May Burst VR Investment Bubble

Many research firms' numbers have shown that VR product sales in 2016 have been weaker than originally expected due to both high product costs and lack of content. No-one has yet seen VR's killer app, after all, and I know I'd love to see another Halo-like product to drive awareness on the VR platforms like it did on the original Xbox.

All of the above lead towards Google's Daydream View, HTC's Vive, Oculus Rift and Samsung Electronics' Gear VR having all achieved sales that are not even close to previously-set market expectations, with even the current mainstream poster-boy for VR, Sony's PSVR, showing adoption numbers that are as lowly as low can be. Even in their home-field, Japan, a country known for being filled with tech-savvy and tech-crazed customers, only 0.7% of the existing PS4 and PS4 Pro user-base has made the jump for a VR headset.

Acer Releases the BE270U Monitor - 27" WQHD IPS Panel

Today, Acer released yet another entry into their monitor line - the BE270U. It packs a 27 inch, 2560x1440 IPS panel (which grants it the 178º viewing angles), boasting a 75 Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB coverage. It also has a 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio over 350 cd/m2 of brightness, with a respectable 6ms response time. Additionally, the monitor also carries two 2 W speakers All of that is supported by what Acer calls an ErgoStand, which allows for 60º swivel, -5º and 35º tilt, and 90º pivot - though you can also wall-mount it if you so prefer. The BE27OU's connectivity options include DP, Mini-DP, MHLx2, and a USB 3.0 hub.

Acer is clearly positioning this monitor for professionals - from website designers to photographers - though it will certainly come in handy to any user who likes to dabble in such matters. The monitor also offers some multi-tasking capabilities, such as multi-streaming and PiP (Picture-in-picture). The BE270U is now available for an MSRP of $499, with a three-year limited (parts and labor) warranty.

Acer Announces the Predator XB241YU 24-inch G-SYNC Monitor

Acer announced the new Predator XB241YU, a premium 24-inch gaming-grade monitor. Its key features include NVIDIA G-SYNC support with refresh-rates of up to 165 Hz, 1 ms response time, and WQHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels). The monitor achieves these refresh-rates with a TN-film panel. Its new ZeroFrame LED back-lighting keeps the front bezels framing the panel to a bare minimum. Its stand allows height, tilt, and rotary adjustments. The monitor takes inputs from DisplayPort 1.2 (needed for G-SYNC), and HDMI. A 4-port USB 3.0 hub and 2W stereo speakers come embedded. Available now, the Predator XB241YU is priced at US $499.99.

Acer Announces World's First Curved Screen Notebook

Acer today unveiled its new Predator 21 X gaming laptop, the world's first curved screen notebook, a series of monitors with the latest eye-tracking technology and GPU updates to the Predator 15/17 series notebooks. This announcement at IFA 2016 reinforces Acer's commitment to premium gaming with a focus on expanding the number of high-performance Predator devices available to discerning enthusiasts around the world.

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 facet 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.

Acer Steps up its Digital Signage Solutions with Its BYOC Platform

With the global digital signage market expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6% over the next five years, Acer, with its expansive offering of hardware, software, and services, will continue to provide solutions that evolve with the ever-growing demand for innovative display solutions.

Building on decades of experience in computing and communication, Acer has a complete technology offering supporting digital signage solutions, including hardware such as LFDs (Large Format Displays, up to 65 inches), PCs, and software and cloud services via its highly-scalable Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform. This total solution offering combined with a global sales and support network makes Acer the ideal digital signage partner for system integrators (SI) and content providers.

Today's digital signage solutions combine the power of technology to broadcast content at scheduled times, and allow content providers to push out changes across a network of displays almost instantaneously. They are used to show a nearly unlimited variety of messages in public areas, such as timetables and at check-in information at airports and stations; directions or meeting notices at the reception and entrances of schools, hospitals, and hotels; special promotions and floor plans at retail stores, restaurants, entertainment venues, and more.

Acer Readies Skylake-Powered Chromebook 14 for Work

Acer today debuts its new Chromebook 14 for Work, the industry's first Chromebook with 6th Generation Intel Core processors, available with a durable design to meet the demanding needs of enterprise, government, small business and institutional users. The Acer Chromebook 14 for Work is powered by a 6th Generation Intel Core processor to provide exceptional performance and long battery life of up to 12 hours.

It is also the world's first notebook to feature Vibrant Corning Gorilla Glass, providing corporate customers with the flexibility to design the top cover with photorealistic images that are highly durable and scratch-resistant.

Acer Also Announces New Aspire R, F, E Series Notebooks

Today, Acer announced new additions to its consumer notebook range with the convertible Aspire R 15, all new Aspire F Series with premium metal covers, and the stylish Aspire E Series and Aspire ES 15 for everyday computing, all of which are powered by Windows 10.

"We have expanded our Aspire notebook line to provide stylish, and powerful options for everyday use," said James Lin, general manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. "From casual to serious users, design-conscious to budget-conscious, there's an Acer notebook that suits any way of life and level of productivity required."

Acer Unveils the Aspire S 13 Ultra-Thin Notebook

Today Acer announced the latest addition to its ultra-slim S series notebooks, the Aspire S 13, a perfectly engineered thin and powerful Windows 10 notebook for design-conscious users. The angular, sleek chassis houses the best-value-priced laptops on the market today, packed with features for work and play.

"Demonstrating the equilibrium between form and function, the Aspire S 13's powerful components come together to strike a perfect balance in size, weight and performance," said James Lin, general manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. "Currently there is no other branded device on the market that can offer such design excellence at this desirable price."

Acer Debuts Switch Alpha 12 Liquid-Cooled 2-in-1 Notebook

Acer today announced the new Switch Alpha 12 2-in-1 notebook with Windows 10, which delivers a heightened level of mobility with Acer LiquidLoop cooling, excellent performance, and an ultra-slim, flexible notebook-to-tablet design that is both elegant and sturdy - helping people do more.

The new Switch Alpha 12 is the industry's first fanless 2-in-1 notebook to use a 6th Generation Intel Core i7, Core i5 or Core i3 processor. It is powered by Windows 10, which is off to the fastest start in Windows history, with more than 270 million active devices.

Acer Expands Predator Gaming Line with New Laptop, Desktop, and Monitor

At Acer's next@acer Global Press Conference in New York today, the company announced new notebooks, desktops and monitors in its powerful and award-winning Predator gaming line. The new Predator 17 X notebook and compact Predator G1 desktop include top-of-the line computing technology and are NVIDIA GeForce VR-Ready, as well as ready for virtual reality (VR) devices from Oculus, HTC Vive, OSVR and StarVR.

"The new Acer Predator gaming systems are designed to deliver the ultimate gaming and virtual reality experiences for our customers," said James Lin, general manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. "Virtual reality offers unlimited new possibilities, not just in gaming, but across a wide variety of industries and applications in professional environments. As we showed today in our VR partner demos, Acer intends to give our customers the tools they need for both playing and working in this new digital world."

Acer Unveils the Predator XB321HK 32-inch Gaming Monitor

Acer made the latest addition to its Predator line of gaming monitors, with the 32-inch XB321HK. This flatscreen boasts of 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels) native resolution, with 100% sRGB coverage over the entire 178°/178° viewing angles, and 10-bit color (1.07 billion colors). It features NVIDIA G-SYNC adaptive refresh-rate technology. Other key specs include 4 ms response time, 350 cd/m² maximum brightness, and dynamic mega-contrast ratio. The EyeProtect feature reduces blue light emissions, while GameView dynamically adjusts the display to suit your game type. Inputs include DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI. Available now, the XB321HK is priced at 799 GBP (incl VAT).

Acer Unveils the Predator Z35 Curved Ultra Wide Display

Acer unveiled one of the industry's fastest curved ultra-wide displays, the Predator Z35 (model: Z35bmiphz). Built with the same styling as the recently launched XB27, this 35-inch curved display offers a scorching refresh rate of 200 Hz. Other key specs include 2560 x 1080 pixels native resolution, 4 ms response time, viewing angles of 178°/178°, 300 cd/m² maximum brightness, and 3000:1 static contrast ratio. The monitor features NVIDIA G-SYNC, with NVIDIA's ULMB (ultra-low motion-blur) technology. Its GameView technology lets you store display profiles best suited to your game. Display inputs include DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4a. Other features include 9W stereo speakers with Dolby HD audio, and a 4-port USB 3.0 hub. The Z35 is expected to hit the shelves on 19th February.

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Acer Intros Blazing Fast Predator XB271HU Display

Acer bolstered its high-end gaming monitor lineup with the new Predator XB271HU. This 27-inch gaming-grade monitor boasts of a refresh-rate as high as 165 Hz, and is bolstered by NVIDIA G-SYNC. Featuring a near frame-less design, which its makers refer to as "Zero Frame Design," and a feature-rich red+black stand that allows height, tilt, swivel, and rotation; the XB271HU offers an IPS display panel with WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution, 4 ms response time, and 350 cd/m² maximum brightness. Acer also introduced the XB271HK, which is essentially an XB271HU with a 4K Ultra HD IPS panel that does 60 Hz, instead of the blistering 165 Hz WQHD panel. This panel offers 4 ms response time, 300 cd/m² maximum brightness. Both displays feature G-SYNC adaptive-sync tech, and take input from DisplayPort 1.2 connectors. The XB271HU is priced at $799, and the XB271HK at $899.

Acer Intros the Predator X34 Curved G-SYNC Monitor

Acer announced its latest premium gaming display, the Predator X34. This 34-inch, curved display offers resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels, and features NVIDIA G-SYNC adaptive refresh-rate technology. The panel supports refresh-rates of 60 Hz, with up to 100 Hz via overclocking. The monitor features ZeroFrame technology, an Acer innovation for multi-monitor setups that makes bezel-compensation easier. The display takes input via DisplayPort 1.2 (needed for G-SYNC, besides an NVIDIA GPU), and HDMI 2.0. Its tripod stand allows tilt adjustments. Other features include 7W stereo speakers with DTS surround, and a 4-port USB 3.0 hub. Acer is expected to price this display at US $1,299.

Acer Debuts Aspire Z3-710 All-in-Ones with Windows 10

Acer America today announced that its refreshed 23.8-inch Aspire Z3-710 Series all-in-one desktop PCs with Windows 10 are available for customers in the United States. These newly enhanced PCs feature capacitive 10-point multi-touch and a Full HD (1920x1080) LED backlit display.

The new Aspire Z3-710 Series enables lifelike video calls thanks to the 1080p Full HD webcam. Stereo speakers with Acer True Harmony and Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater provide powerful audio, while built-in dual digital microphones can sense the location of voices to ensure they are heard clearly, even in rooms with significant ambient noise.

Acer Unleashes New Predator G6 Desktop

Today Acer announces the release of its "Unstoppable Fighting Machine," the Acer Predator G6-710 gaming desktop. This is the first in a series of unveilings of Acer's game changing Predator range during Gamescom. Acer will unleash the full gaming portfolio at IFA 2015 in Berlin in September. The Predator G6-710 unveiled today at Gamescom in Cologne can be viewed at the TeamAcer Booth in Hall 10.1 / D050, which will be open to the public from August 6 - 9, 2015.

"We are thrilled to unveil our new Predator gaming machine for hardcore gamers that's as enthralling on the exterior with its belligerent armour design as it is on the inside," said Andrew Hou, general manager, Stationary Computing Business Unit, Acer. "It combines the bleeding edge technology gamers need to perform at their best. And with performance to spare, they can rest assured their investment will last for many, many gaming sessions."

Acer Introduces Aspire One Cloudbook Powered by Windows 10

Acer announces its online-oriented Aspire One Cloudbook 11 and 14, powered by Windows 10. The two highly portable notebooks feature 802.11ac wireless technology and the latest Intel mobile processors, keeping users productive with a faster connection.

"The Aspire One Cloudbook series is the perfect answer for those looking for an online-oriented and portable notebook with a full Windows experience," said Jerry Kao, president of Notebook Business Group, Acer Inc. "With cloud-enabled services such as Microsoft Office 365, OneDrive, and Acer's Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC), consumers can enjoy the convenience and value the cloud brings with these exciting new products."

Acer Announces Its Windows 10 Powered PC Line

Acer today announced its new Windows 10 back-to-school line, including its E Series notebook which will be available for purchase beginning July 29th, and will ship to customers the first week of August. Ideal for students, home use and small businesses, they pack solid performance into a sophisticated design.

"Acer is thrilled to be offering a wide range of products featuring Microsoft Windows 10," said Eric Ackerson, senior product marketing manager, Acer. "Our ability to deliver a seamless user experience through Continuum across multiple devices -- notebooks, desktops, tablets and smartphones -- is a significant capability our customers are going to love."

Acer Intros XR341CK Curved Cinematic-Widescreen Monitor with AMD FreeSync

Acer announced the XR341CK curved cinematic-widescreen (21:9) monitor. This 34-inch monitor, offers a native resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels, and is designed for gaming. The display supports AMD FreeSync technology, which lets it synchronize its refresh-rate with the frame-rate of the graphics card. The monitor offers viewing angles of 172°/178° (V/H), refresh-rates of up to 75 Hz, 4 ms response time, and inputs that include a full-size DisplayPort 1.2a, a mini-DisplayPort 1.2a, and HDMI 2.0. Other features include a USB 3.0 hub, in-built 7W stereo speakers and a 3.5 mm headphones jack that take audio input from the graphics card; a height and tilt adjustable stand, native split-screen and PiP. When it hits the shelves, it is expected to be priced around US $1,000.


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Acer Delivers 15.6-inch Budget-Friendly Chromebook

After launching the Acer Chromebook 15, the industry's first Chromebook with a 15.6-inch display, Acer today expands this line with a new model, the Acer CB3-531, available at a wallet-friendly price of only $199.99. The new Acer Chromebook 15 features 11.5 hours of battery life, the longest in the industry's 15-inch Chromebook segment.

"Our Acer Chromebook line has been pleasing customers and winning awards since we introduced the first model in 2011," said Jerry Kao, president of Acer Notebook Business Group. "The new model is a homerun for an important segment in the market - people who want a large 15.6-inch display Chromebook and long battery life at a price that fits in a limited budget. The capabilities and ease-of-use of the Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-531 make it a great choice for families, seniors, and anyone who wants to enjoy the many benefits of Chrome on a large display."

Acer Announces World's First Curved Monitor with NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology

Acer today announced the 34-inch curved 21:9 ultra-wide Acer XR341CKA monitor, the world's first curved monitor with NVIDIA G-SYNC, providing an immersive gaming experience with minimal stutters and screen tears. DTS sound, 2x7W speakers, a zero-frame design with a futuristic aluminum base and ambient lighting options create an exciting entertainment experience with style.

The Acer XR341CKA features a curved 21:9 UltraWide QHD (3440 x 1440) resolution IPS display panel with a 178-degree viewing angle, providing an immersive experience in games and entertainment with a broader view. It supports 100% of the sRGB color gamut, delivering accurate color reproduction desired by design professionals and photo enthusiasts for precise color matching across applications and print output.

PC Shipments Beat Expectations Despite Great Ods, According to IDC

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 68.5 million units in the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15), a year-on-year decline of -6.7%, and slightly ahead of previous projections, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker.

Following a strong second half of 2014, which benefitted from the tailwind of the Windows XP refresh and pockets of price-driven consumer activity, the Q1 market faced multiple headwinds - including inventory build-up of Windows Bing based notebooks, commercial slow down following the XP refresh and constrained demand in many regions due to currency fluctuations and unfavorable economic indicators. As a result, growth and volume declined with Q1 shipments below 69 million units, the lowest recorded volume since Q1 2009.

Acer Debuts the 15.6-Inch C910 Chromebook

Acer America today sets a new milestone in the Chromebook market with the fastest commercial model in the industry - the Acer C910 Chromebook with a 5th Generation Intel Core i5 processor. The Acer C910 Chromebook is part of Acer's commercial Chromebook line and is designed for education and business customers who need extra screen real estate along with outstanding Chrome performance and a durable design.

This new model will use the 5th Generation Intel Core i5-5200U Processor to deliver the fastest performance in a commercial Chromebook to date. The new model expands the Acer C910 line that uses 5th Generation Intel Core i3 and next generation Intel Celeron processors based on Intel 5th Generation Core micro-architecture.

AMD Announces FreeSync, Promises Fluid Displays More Affordable than G-SYNC

AMD today officially announced FreeSync, an open-standard technology that makes video and games look more fluid on PC monitors, with fluctuating frame-rates. A logical next-step to V-Sync, and analogous in function to NVIDIA's proprietary G-SYNC technology, FreeSync is a dynamic display refresh-rate technology that lets monitors sync their refresh-rate to the frame-rate the GPU is able to put out, resulting in a fluid display output.

FreeSync is an evolution of V-Sync, a feature that syncs the frame-rate of the GPU to the display's refresh-rate, to prevent "frame tearing," when the frame-rate is higher than refresh-rate; but it is known to cause input-lag and stutter when the GPU is not able to keep up with refresh-rate. FreeSync works on both ends of the cable, keeping refresh-rate and frame-rates in sync, to fight both page-tearing and input-lag.

Acer Releases the H257HU 25-Inch WQHD Monitor

Acer America has announced that its Acer H257HU monitor with a brilliant WQHD resolution and a stunning zero-frame design is now available for customers in the United States. This premium display's high WQHD (2560x1440) resolution shows four times more detail than HD, offering a high-caliber visual experience for viewing movies, games and more.

Progressive styling features a beautifully-crafted brushed metal, diamond cut stand and a slim, aluminum front bezel. The zero-frame design maximizes screen real estate and provides a more seamless viewing experience for multi-monitor setups. Thanks to the IPS screen, the Acer H257HU delivers clear and bright 178-degree wide viewing angles horizontally and vertically.
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