Acer is refreshing its laptops, desktops, and Chromebooks this yr with the newest silicon from Intel and Qualcomm.

To start out, the corporate unveiled the Porsche Design Acer E book RS, marking Acer’s entry into the posh PC market. Previous to this Acer collaboration, Porsche Design had launched a number of luxurious PCs below its personal label, together with the Ultra One.

Melding a minimalist machined metallic physique with a carbon fiber cowl, the Porsche Design Acer E book RS borrows design cues from Porsche’s motorsports heritage. Using carbon fiber offers Dell’s standard and iconic XPS 13 some competitors within the house. The Porsche Design Acer E book RS is co-engineered with Intel and meets the Intel Evo platform certification.

The 14-inch laptop computer is powered by Intel’s 11th-generation Core i7 processor. Intel’s Iris Xe built-in graphics are additionally onboard, as is 16GB of RAM. Nvidia’s discrete GeForce MX350 GPU is non-compulsory.

The bundle weighs simply over 2.75 kilos and is simply 0.63-inches skinny. Different key specs embrace a 90% screen-to-body ratio, 100% protection of the large sRGB shade house, and as much as 17 hours of battery life.

Acer can even launch complementing equipment, together with a journey pouch comprised of Ecco Palermo XA leather-based and a carbon fiber-clad mouse. The laptop computer begins at $1,399, whereas the mouse will begin at $109. The Porsche Design Acer E book RS might be out there beginning in December.

Chrome powered by Snapdragon

Acer can be partnering with Qualcomm to deliver the Snapdragon chipset to a number of Chromebook fashions. The Acer Chromebook Spin 513 and Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513 will each be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c compute platform.

Acer says the Snapdragon processor will assist give its Chromebooks higher battery life in addition to the choice so as to add 4G LTE mobile broadband connectivity for an always-connected expertise.

The patron version will launch in February 2021 beginning at $399, whereas the enterprise version will go on sale a month later beginning at $699.

New Swift, Spin, and Aspire laptops

In the event you’d fairly go for a Home windows laptop computer that’s powered by Intel’s silicon, Acer is updating a couple of of its laptop computer fashions. The brand new Swift 3x options the newest Eleventh-gen Intel Core processor alongside Intel’s new discrete Iris Xe MAX graphics, a 14-inch FHD show, and 17.5 hours of battery life on a single cost. The Swift 3x will launch in December, and pricing begins at $899.

Acer can be updating its Spin 5 and Spin 3 convertibles. Each laptops ship with Intel’s Eleventh-gen processors and Intel Xe graphics, so the most important distinction between these two sequence is display measurement. The Spin 5 comes with a 13.5-inch show with a 3:2 facet ratio, whereas the Spin 3 includes a new 16:10 facet ratio display that measures 13.3 inches diagonally.

The Spin 5 will go on sale in February for $999, whereas the Spin 3 will debut a month later at $849.

The Aspire 5 sequence is being up to date with three new fashions that includes totally different display sizes. The Aspire 5 options Intel’s Eleventh-gen chipset, and you’ll select between Intel Iris Xe built-in graphics or non-compulsory discrete Nvidia GeForce MX450 graphics. The lineup might be launching in December, and pricing begins at $499 for the 14- and 15.6-inch model. A bigger 17-inch variant will begin at $549 when it launches in February 2021.

Acer ConceptD sees updates, too

Acer is even updating its ConceptD laptops and desktops to incorporate Intel’s newest silicon. The ConcetD 7 and ConceptD 7 Professional notebooks now function Intel’s Tenth-gen Core processors and a brand new Vortex Move cooling system. The ConceptD 7 will launch at $3,299 in December, whereas the Professional version begins at $3,499.

Acer’s compact ConceptD 300 desktop tower has been up to date, and it now ships with as much as a Tenth-gen Intel Core i7 processor — Intel’s 11th-gen desktop chips aren’t fairly out there simply but — alongside Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2070 Tremendous graphics. The corporate is focusing on artistic professionals with this 18L desktop. Acer didn’t disclose pricing or availability info for the ConceptD 300.

And eventually, a monitor

Acer additionally introduced a prosumer monitor with Eyesafe know-how. The Acer CBL272U includes a 27-inch QHD IPS panel, a refresh fee of 75 Hz with a quick 1ms gray-to-gray response time, and built-in stereo 2W audio system. The panel can attain as much as 350 nits of brightness and covers 99% of the sRGB shade house.

Though gamers will probably desire a monitor with even quicker refresh charges — and, in fact, Acer is launching six of them — the CBL272U’s shade accuracy and built-in audio system make it a fantastic companion for fast edits and consuming movies. The monitor will debut in January at $299.

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