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Technology & IT | Wednesday 7 January, 2015 12:56 am |

Acer delivers 5th Generation Intel Core Processors across mobile product lines

Acer announced it will be including the 5th Generation Intel Core Processors across its mobile lines, starting with its innovative line of R 13 convertible notebooks and its award-winning S7 Ultrabooks. In addition, the R 13 and S7 will also incorporate the newest 802.11ac wireless specification for fast and more reliable Internet connections. Intel’s new 5th Generation Intel Core processor has been designed to improve performance, graphics and battery life over the previous model, the 4th Generation Intel Core U (Haswell) processor. The ultrafast 802.11ac wireless networking standard is up to 3 times faster than the previous generation spec (802.11n) and offers improved coverage for distance and range.
Both the R 13 Series and S7 Ultrabook were on display at Pepcom’s Digital Experience! Event on Jan. 5th at The Mirage in Las Vegas.
Aspire R 13 Series – Flexible Convertible Design lets it be used Multiple Ways
Less than 1.8 cm thin and just 1.5 kg, the lightweight Aspire R 13 Series features the Acer Ezel Aero hinge that enables the 13.3-inch display to rotate 180-degrees so it can be used in numerous ways, giving it the productivity features of a traditional clamshell notebook with the convenience of a tablet. The modes include: Notebook, Ezel, Stand, Pad, Tent and Display; it is designed for those who don’t want to give up a traditional notebook design, but want more options and flexibility.
In addition to 5th Generation Intel Core Processors and 802.11ac wireless, they offer up to 1TB(2) Solid State Drives with RAID-0 support and up to 8GB of memory for fast and responsive performance, making them ideally suited for work and entertainment.
Providing one of the best viewing experiences on the market today, the R13 notebooks also feature super high-resolution (WQHD) (2560 x 1440) or full high-definition (FHD) (1920 x 1080) touch screen displays protected by Gorilla Glass 3. Zero Air Gap Technology on both display types reduces reflections, while FHD models feature IPS technology for wide viewing angles. In addition, anti-fingerprint technology helps reduce smudges, anti-reflective technology minimizes reflections, and a built-in light sensor automatically adjusts the screen’s brightness to enhance the screen image. Both displays can also be used with an optional Acer Active Pen for drawing, creating and collaborating.
Other features professionals and consumers alike will enjoy include Dolby Digital Plus Home Theatre for cinematic surround sound, and Acer Purified Voice, for superior voice recognition and audio processing. It is also Skype™ certified, which ensures webcam/video chats, conference calls, VoIP calls and voice commands are always crystal clear.
Aspire S7 Ultrabook – Super Thin and Sleek, and now Faster than Ever
Acer’s award-winning notebook, the Aspire S7 Ultrabook, will also be refreshed with 5th Generation Intel Core Processors and ultrafast 802.11 ac wireless technology.
Featuring a glossy white all-aluminum unibody design and as thin as a tablet, the razor-thin Acer S7 Ultrabook is exceptionally thin and light, yet resilient and durable, even though it is just 12.9 mm thin and a mere 1.3 kg.
The touchscreen display on the S7 are covered by Gorilla Glass 2, which tilts back a full 180 degrees, allowing the display to be used flat against a table or desk, much as one would use a tablet; a hotkey rotates the view 180 degrees making it easy to share the screen with others. A dual torque hinge on the lid creates the perfect amount of resistance for touch control.
Models include super high-resolution WQHD (Wide Quad High-Definition) IPS displays with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 or FHD IPS displays with resolution of 1920 x 1080. All models include 8GB of onboard memory, Solid State Drives (128GB or 256GB) in a RAID 0 configuration for extremely fast read/write times. Acer Green Instant On technology delivers fast boot and resume times.
Other key features include Wireless Display (WiDi) technology allows for connecting wirelessly to a TV, Acer Purified.Voice, “TwinAir” cooling, an innovative thermal design that extends battery life and keeps the Ultrabook cool and comfortable to use.
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