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Showcasing new computing possibilities at IFA – Windows Experience Blog

This year at IFA, we get another glimpse into what the future may hold as technology evolves and, more tangibly, the devices consumers will have in hand. This week, we’ve seen numerous partners announce new and innovative modern devices that allow people to achieve more. To fully light up these new devices, we’re continuing to evolve our experiences and features to bring more functionality and delight to our Windows users.
Erin Chapple, corporate vice president, Microsoft, speaking at the IFA 2018 keynote in Berlin
As part of this commitment, I’m pleased to announce that our next feature update to Windows will be called the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. With this update, we’ll be bringing new features and enhancements to the nearly 700 million devices running Windows 10 that help people make the most of their time. We’ll share more details about the update over the coming weeks.
We’re excited to continue to innovate with our partners and to bring new and meaningful technology to this ever-changing world. Today at IFA, Nick Parker, corporate vice president, Consumer and Device Sales, and Erin Chapple will be showcasing a number of these great new Windows PCs as part of our keynote presentation. For those of you that can’t be at IFA, not to worry. Here’s Erin to tell you more about the exciting innovation she’ll be showing in Berlin.
New PCs, new opportunities (Erin Chapple, corporate vice president, Microsoft)
I’m so excited to be here in Berlin to share new Windows experiences that help people achieve more – all come to life by new modern PCs announced this week.
One of the areas that remains a top commitment for us is the connected computing space. Earlier this week, we took another step forward in our focus on connected PC experiences with the announcement of the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 powered Always Connected PC: the Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS (Windows on Snapdragon). Lean, light and crafted from premium aluminum, the Yoga C630 WOS offers LTE connectivity and, as noted by Lenovo, an incredible up to 25+ hours of battery life. Combined with powerful entertainment features and an optional Lenovo pen, the Yoga C630 WOS is designed for wherever the day takes you.
Lenovo Yoga Book C630
Beautiful devices like the Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS are pairing the functionality of Windows 10 with portable, lightweight devices that keep our users connected to the things that are important to them, while on the go. We believe that the mobile, cellular-connected PC experience is going to continue to grow in popularity, and devices like the Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS, as well as connected PCs from ASUS and HP that went on sale earlier this year, are ensuring that we have a robust and diverse portfolio of products to keep users connected and happy.
Lenovo also announced the Lenovo Yoga Book C930 – a multi-year, multi-release investment by Lenovo focusing on creativity and productivity for the mobile user, using new paradigms of input and content consumption built on the Windows 10 platform, combined with optional Office productivity tools. At the press of a button, the Yoga Book C930’s E Ink display appears and serves as a keyboard, notepad and eReader. Ultra-thin and light, the device is packed with Windows hero features like Cortana, Windows Ink and Windows Hello, along with optional 4G connectivity to keep you productive all-day long.
Lenovo Yoga Book C930
Another great productivity PC is the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1. It brings beauty from every angle with a 3-sided narrow border that focuses on the IPS and Active Pen compatible touch screen. The Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 brings a ‘Modern Standby’ feature for instant-on performance and the ability to log in with just one touch using the Windows Hello fingerprint reader, while a miniature 4-element lens webcam offers temporal noise reduction and increases image quality in low-light settings.
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1
One of the devices that really turned heads in the booth this week was the new Surface Go. It offers all the comforts of a laptop, with the convenience of a 10’’ tablet. Sometimes, a little can go a long way, and the Surface Go offers a small, 1.15 pound portable 2-in-1 form factor that adapts to the way you want to work. Whether at work or home, travelling, or just for everyday tasks, it runs Office365 with a touchscreen, has built-in Windows Hello for a more secure sign-in and offers note taking, drawing and more with the Surface Pen.
Surface Go
And, of course, we have to have something for our gaming fans! The newly refreshed Acer Predator Triton 900 gaming rig sports the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor for ultimate power and speed, while the laptop’s hinge pivots the screen to fit whatever angle you’d like to game at. With the garage door, you can insert an Xbox controller dongle to play Xbox games seamlessly, and a custom-engineered dual-fan keeps things cool while the RGB backlit keyboard and overclocking capabilities customize your gaming experience.
Acer Predator Triton 900
As you can imagine, this is only a small snapshot of the great innovation that is coming from our partners this week here in Berlin. Whether it’s gaming, productivity or creativity that drives you, there’s truly a modern Windows 10 PC that will help you achieve more. And, as Roanne mentioned, we’re excited to bring even more experiences and innovation to our customers with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
To learn more about the other devices announced this week at IFA, check out posts about Dell, Acer and Lenovo.

Acer introduces Windows MR headset and world’s lightest 15-inch PC laptop, refreshes Aspire line – Windows Experience Blog

At IFA, Acer introduced several new devices, including a new Windows Mixed Reality headset and the world’s lightest 15-inch PC laptop, as well as a refresh of the Aspire notebooks. Let’s take a closer look.
Acer OJO 500 Windows Mixed Reality Headset
Acer OJO 500 Windows Mixed Reality Headset
The Acer OJO 500 is the first Windows Mixed Reality headset to include a detachable design in which the lens and head strap can be individually removed, making it easy to store and clean.
For businesses that want to provide customers with clean headwear for each use, and when you need to take a quick call or talk to others in the room, you can flip the mask up, instead of removing the entire headset.
 “The Acer OJO 500 brings several significant new features to this class of Windows Mixed Reality headsets,” says Andrew Chuang, general manager, Presence Computing, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “We’ve improved the user experience with innovative visual and audio technologies and made the headset more comfortable and easier than ever to use.”
In another first for VR headsets, the patented integrated audio system directs sound from the built-in speakers toward your ears for a truly immersive experience. But you also have the option to leave them open to external sounds if you want to stay aware of your surroundings.
There are currently more than 2,500 games and applications available for the Acer OJO 500 between the Steam VR and the Microsoft Store platforms. It requires a compatible Windows-based PC and other conditions.
The Acer OJO 500
Other details about the Acer OJO 500 headset:
For maximum clarity, the Acer OJO 500 includes a built-in interpupillary distance (IPD) wheel and a patented smart phone app to measure IPD distance (the gap between the eye’s pupil and the display).
The software-assisted IPD measurement app, Acer IPD Meter, along with Acer IPD Indicator software, lets the wearer modify this distance for sharper, clearer images and a more enjoyable experience.
Two front-hinged 2.89-inch high-resolution liquid crystal displays provide a wide 100 degree field of view and deliver a 2880 x 1440 resolution. A fast refresh rate of up to 90Hz delivers clear and realistic images for an immersive mixed reality experience.
The 6-degrees of freedom positional tracking includes forward/back, up/down, left/right as well as pitch, yaw and roll. The headset comes with a 13-foot cable allowing a wide range of movement and connects to a PC via HDMI 2.0, while a USB 3.0 connector downloads data.
Featuring inside-out tracking, the camera is on the headset so there is no need to drill holes in a wall or set up extraneous hardware. As soon as the headset connects to a Windows Mixed Reality-ready PC, it installs the required software. Setup takes about 10 minutes.
The Acer OJO 500 comes in an optional configuration that includes two Bluetooth-enabled motion controllers that sync with the headset; and a Windows 10 button, touchpad and grab button so users can interact with digital objects in mixed reality.
Swift 5 notebook (SF515-51T)
Acer Swift 5 notebook
Acer also presented the world’s lightest notebook PC with a 15-inch display [1], the Swift 5 (SF515-51T) notebook, weighing less than 2.2 pounds.
Powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8565U and Core i5-8265U processors to deliver responsive performance and running Windows 10, the Swift 5 also has up to 10 hours [2] of battery life and a LED backlit keyboard for day-to-night productivity.
“Acer is consistently developing new ways to engineer thin-and-light chassis designs that house the latest technology with stellar features,” says Jerry Hou, general manager for Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “The industry-leading sub-1 kg weight on the new Swift 5 delivers all that’s best in an ultra-portable notebook: a sleek chassis, stylish design and slim bezels with superb performance and battery life.”
The Swift 5’s ground-breaking design features top and bottom covers that are constructed from magnesium-lithium alloy for a thinner design, ensuring durability without bending or twisting. The magnesium-aluminum alloy palm rest provides an extra sturdy base when using the keyboard and trackpad. The slim chassis is 0.63-inch thin, yet makes room for a fingerprint reader that supports Windows Hello so customers can log in to their accounts faster and keep their device more secure.
The Swift 5 also includes:
Up to 16GB of DDR4 SDRAM and up to a 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD for speedy boot times and file accessing
Full HD 1920×1080 IPS [3] touchscreen
Ultra-narrow bezels measuring 0.23 inches, giving it an 87.6 percent screen-to-body ratio to create an immersive viewing experience
Acer BluelightShield to reduce blue-light emissions for nighttime viewing, while Acer Color Intelligence technology dynamically adjusts gamma and saturation in real-time for optimum screen-color and brightness
Acer TrueHarmony technology and optimized Dolby Audio to deliver high-quality sound via the dual stereo speakers
Fast and reliable WiFi connection with 2×2 802.11ac wireless Gigabit performance
USB 3.1 Type-C Gen-2 port delivering high-speed 10 Gbps data transfers, supporting power delivery and display output, two USB 3.1 Type-A ports (one with power-off charging functionality) and an HDMI port
[1] Based on Acer’s internal survey as of August 27, 2018 of competing clamshell laptop designs available on the market, running Windows OS or OSX
[2] Listed battery life is based on MobileMark 2014 productivity mode testing with wireless on. Details of MobileMark 2014 testing are available at www.bapco.com. Battery life rating is for comparison purposes only. Actual battery life varies by model, configuration, application, power management settings, operating conditions, and features used. A battery’s maximum capacity decreases with time and use.
[3] All brands and product names mentioned herein include trademarks of their respective companies and are used solely to describe or identify the products.
Acer updates 14-inch Swift 5 and Swift 3 lines
14-inch Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T
Acer has updated its ultra-portable 14-inch Swift 5 (SF514-53T) with the latest Intel Core processors to deliver a boost in performance and battery life. Now using new Intel Core i7-8565U and Intel Core i5-8265U processors, the 14-inch Swift 5 offers an exceptionally fast and responsive experience to up to 8-hours [1] of battery life to keep customers productive.
Acer has also updated the Swift 3 line to include new models with 13.3-inch and 14-inch displays surrounded by slimmer bezels, sleek aluminum designs that open 180 degrees to lay-flat, and the latest technologies for performance and connectivity.
The Swift 3 (SF313-51) now has an option for integrated 4G LTE packed into a 2.86-pound design that is only 0.63-inch thick. 4G LTE provides an always-available connection even when no WiFi network is available. You can also connect via fast and reliable 2×2 802.11ac WiFi.
Powered by Intel Core processors, the Swift 3 provides solid performance and up to 13 hours [2] of battery life. Plus, the notebook offers up to 8GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 512GB NVMe PCIe SSDs, further accelerating response times.
Acer Swift 3 (SF314-56G)
Acer will also offer the Swift 3 in two models with 14-inch displays for those who want a larger display.
The Swift 3 (SF314-55/SF314-55G) packs a full HD 14-inch display into a 3.08-pound design that measures only 0.59 inches and has 6.1mm side bezels. The Swift 3 (SF314-56/SF-314-56G) offers the same full HD 14-inch display, processor and graphics options as the Swift 3 (SF314-55) in a slightly larger design that makes room for a hard disk drive for mobile users who require plentiful data storage on-the-go.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Swift 5 with 15-inch display (SF515-51T) will be available in North America in January, 2019, starting at $1,099; in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in November, starting at €1,099; and in China, in November, starting at ¥7,499.
The Acer Swift 5 with 14-inch display (SF514-53T) will be available in EMEA in September, starting at $999; and in China, in November, starting at ¥7,499.
The Acer Swift 3 with 13-inch display (SF313-51) will be available in EMEA in October starting at €799.
The Acer Swift 3 with 14-inch displays (SF314-55 and SF314-56) will be available in EMEA in November, starting at $799.99 and in EMEA in January, 2019, starting at €799.
Exact specifications, prices and availability vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office.
[1] Listed battery life is based on MobileMark 2014 productivity mode testing with wireless on. Details of MobileMark 2014 testing are available at www.bapco.com. Battery life rating is for comparison purposes only. Actual battery life varies by model, configuration, application, power management settings, operating conditions, and features used. A battery’s maximum capacity decreases with time and use
[2] Listed battery life is based on MobileMark 2014 productivity mode testing with wireless on. Details of MobileMark 2014 testing are available at www.bapco.com. Battery life rating is for comparison purposes only. Actual battery life varies by model, configuration, application, power management settings, operating conditions, and features used. A battery’s maximum capacity decreases with time and use
Acer refreshes Aspire line
Acer Z24
Acer has also refreshed its Aspire Z 24 all-in-one PC and introduced brand-new additions to the Aspire 7, Aspire 5 and Aspire 3 notebooks series.
All powered by Windows 10, the Aspire series PCs cater to the needs of a wide range of users, spanning from the Aspire Z 24 all-in-one home PC for families, the multipurpose and student-friendly Aspire 3 notebook, the practical Aspire 5 notebook for work and play, and the top-of-the-line Aspire 7 notebook for creators, designers and prosumers.
Powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7+ processors [1], with support for up to 32GB of Intel Optane Memory and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics, the Acer Aspire Z24 is designed for connectivity and casual applications (such as web browsing, social media, watching movies and casual gaming).
Designed to blend in next to living room décor, it is extremely thin at 0.4 inches, with an ultra-narrow bezel for maximum screen real-estate for its 23.8-inch Full HD IPS screen. A glossy V-shaped metal stand supports it. The Z 24 also comes with a far-field microphone array made up of four digital microphones so you can use Alexa or Cortana to get weather reports, play music or manage everyday tasks using your voice from up to 13.12 feet away.
Acer Aspire 7
Aimed at prosumers, designers, content creators, or those who want a PC with more bite, the Aspire 7 features up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8705G processor with Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics encased in a slim 16.9 mm, all-metal body, weighing less than 1.6 kg. It has up to 16 GB DDR4 memory, 16 GB, a Dual PCIe with up to 512 GB, NVMe, RAID 0 SSD and a backlit keyboard. Featuring a 4K display with Acer ColorBlast technology and Acer Color Intelligence, and speakers featuring Dolby Atmos sound and Acer TrueHarmony technology, the Aspire 7 speeds through rich content creation, video and photo editing, or viewing 4K content, while also providing a high-powered multimedia experience.
Acer Aspire 5
The Aspire 5 gives bloggers, photographers and creators exceptional CPU and graphics performance with up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU. With a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display and Acer Color Intelligence, crisp, true-to-life colors come alive. Users can adjust gamma and saturation in real-time, optimizing screen color and brightness without clipping.
Acer Aspire 3
The Acer Aspire 3 is a stylish 14-inch full HD display laptop built for everyday tasks at home, work or school, and includes a built-in optical disk drive [2] and features such as up to 8GB of DDR4 2666 MHz memory, a Precision Touchpad, Acer BluelightShield, an HDMI port and three USB ports. There’s also a lot of room to grow, with upgradeable storage options and plenty of space for media, personal photos and documents, as well as an optional built-in DVD drive.
The Aspire Z 24 all-in-one PC, Aspire 7 and Aspire 5 notebooks will support Alexa for PC, joining Acer’s industry-leading portfolio of Alexa for PC-compatible devices.
Pricing & Availability
The Acer Aspire Z 24 series will be available in North America in October, starting at $899; and in EMEA in October, starting at €899.99.
The Acer Aspire 5 series will be available in EMEA in December, starting at €549.
The Acer Aspire 3 series will be available in EMEA in December, starting at €399.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.
[1] Configurations for i7+, i7, i5+, i5 and i3[2] Configuration optional

Kick off the new school year with big savings – Windows Experience Blog

It’s that time of year, and whether you’re sending your baby to kindergarten or watching your recent graduate head off to college, a tech upgrade might be on your shopping list.  
If you’ve been too busy enjoying the final moments of summer to search for the latest tech offers, we’ve got you covered with a number of great deals for last minute shoppers this month. And while you’re at the Microsoft Store, check out the new Surface Go. It’s available now and for students on the move, it’s the perfect mix of portability and power.  
Here are just some of the great deals you can find this month at Microsoft Stores, online and other partner retailers! 

Best Buy is offering $100 off Acer’s Nitro 5 gaming notebook (regularly $749) while supplies last.

Get $75 off ASUS ZenBook 14 UX410UA, or $80 off ASUS VivoBook Flip 14-TP401CA  5-18 at ASUS.com, Amazon.com and NewEgg.com ( only). 

Save $279 on the smallest 13.3-inch laptop, the Dell XPS 13, or save $249 on the 15-inch Inspiron 15 5000 on Dell.com through Aug. 30. (U.S. only)  

Through Sept. 19, when you buy Lenovo’s Yoga 730 13’’ or the Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th Gen on Lenovo.com, you’ll also get three-year onsite service and accidental damage protection, Microsoft Office Home and Student and a $100 Southwest Airlines travel voucher! (U.S. and Canada).  
Get $100 off a Samsung Notebook 9 Pen through Aug. 25 on Samsung.com (U.S. only).

MSI is running a student special through Aug. 12 at Best Buy and BestBuy.com on great laptops for work and play with $100 off the GL72M and $150 off the GS63 Stealth. (U.S. with other deals available worldwide). 

Take advantage of the Microsoft Store’s great Back to School savings and save up to 10 percent on select Surface, PCs, and accessories. Parents and students can save up to $500 on select PCs and $360 on a Surface Pro i5 128GB bundle. Through Thursday, Aug. 4, save up to $300 on Surface Laptop i5 256GB/8G and up to $300 on other select Surface Laptops. 
Of course, there’s no better deal than FREE, so be sure to check out Microsoft’s many free workshops to help learners of all abilities. This fall, parents can visit the for STEM Saturdays, Literacy Workshops and Productivity Hack Sessions. And teachers can tune in this Saturday for our free Back to School Live teacher training session to get inspiration and tech tips to make the most of Microsoft technology in their classrooms this year.  

Acer announces the new Swift 5 Notebook, gaming desktops and more

Today, Acer announced a new notebook designed for people on-the-go, as well as several new gaming desktops and laptops powered by Windows 10 that arrive with simple, built-in Mixer streaming for low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to engage with other gamers, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.
The 15-inch Swift 5 Notebook

The new Swift 5 notebook is powered by Windows 10 and the latest Intel Core processors, while weighing less than 1kg – ideal for people on-the-go.
The Swift 5 arrives with your digital personal assistant Cortana,* comprehensive protection with secure and manageable PCs and Windows Defender, and new ways to talk and share faster with the people you talk to the most. It also supports Windows Hello through a fingerprint reader for fast and secure login and OneDrive Files On-Demand, so you can access all your files in OneDrive without having to download them and use storage space.
Features include:
A Full HD IPS touchscreen features ultra-narrow bezels measuring just 5.87 mm, giving it an incredible 87.6% screen-to-body ratio, maximizing the viewing experience.
The Intel Wireless-AC 9560 offers 2×2 802.11ac wireless Gigabit performance that enhances streaming, sharing, conferencing, and gaming experiences.
Up to 1TB of SSD storage and up to 16 GB of DDR4 memory, with connectivity is provided through one USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 port (10 Gbit/s data transfer, supporting power delivery and display output), two USB 3.1 Type-A ports (one with power-off charging functionality), an HDMI port, and an SD card reader.
Acer Color Intelligence technology, which dynamically adjusts gamma and saturation in real-time, optimizing screen color and brightness without clipping or over saturation, while Acer BluelightShield technology allows adjusting of the screen’s blue-light emission over extended periods of use.
Predator Helios 500 Notebook

Designed for extreme gamers, the Predator Helios 500 features up to overclockable 8th Gen Intel Core i9+ processors and overclockable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPUs. Intel Optane memory increases responsiveness and load times, while ultra-fast NVMePCIe SSDs, Killer DoubleShot Pro networking, and up to 64GB of memory, making the Helios 500 the ideal gaming notebook for graphic-intensive AAA titles and live streaming.
Features include:
Bright, vibrant 4K UHD or FHD IPS 17.3-inch displays with 144Hz refresh rates for blur- and tear-free gameplay.
NVIDIA G-SYNC technology support on both the built-in display and external monitors.
Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, and display and HDMI 2.0 ports support up to three external monitors.
Two speakers, a subwoofer, and Acer TrueHarmony and Waves MAXXAudio technology deliver incredible sound and hyper-realistic 3D audio using Waves Nx.
Two of Acer’s proprietary AeroBlade 3D metal fans, and five heat pipes that distribute cool air to the machine’s key components while simultaneously releasing hot air.
A backlit RGB keyboard offers four lighting zones with support for up to 16.8 million colors.
The Predator Helios 500 gaming notebooks will be available in North America in June starting at $1,999; in EMEA in May starting at €1,999; and in China in June starting at ¥15,999. Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via acer.com.
Predator Helios 300 Special Edition

The Helios 300 Special Edition (PH315-51) features an all-white aluminum chassis accented with gold trim. It also allows for ultra-smooth gameplay with its 15.6-inch FHD IPS display with an upgraded 144Hz refresh rate. It’s powered by up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7+ processor, overclockable NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPUs, up to a 512 GB PCIe Gen 3 NVMe solid state drive, and up to a 2 TB hard disk drive.
Features include:
Up to 16 GB of DDR4 memory; upgradable to 32GB.
Intel Optane memory speeds up load times of games and applications, access to information and improves overall system responsiveness.
Gigabit Ethernet provides fast wired connections, while Gigabit Wi-Fi is provided by the latest Intel Wireless-AC 9560 that delivers up to 1.73Gbps throughput when using 160Mhz channels (2×2 802.11ac, dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz).
Two of Acer’s ultrathin (0.1mm) all-metal AeroBlade 3D fans, designed with advanced aerodynamics and superior airflow to keep the system cool.
Predator Orion 5000 Gaming Desktops

The new Predator Orion 5000 Series gaming desktops feature up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7+ 8700K processors paired with the latest Intel Z370 chipset, up to 32 GB of Intel Optane memory for fast load times and improved responsiveness, and up to 2-way NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPUs in SLI.
These desktops also feature easy-open side panels – so you can quickly swap out components and cables during upgrades – IceTunnel 2.0 airflow management design, a front mesh panel with dust filters, Killer LAN high-speed Ethernet, cradles for audio headsets and a carry-handle for portability.
The Predator Orion 5000 gaming desktops will be available in North America in July starting at $1,499; in EMEA in June starting at €1,699; and in China in June starting at ¥15,999. Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via acer.com.
Predator Orion 3000 Series

With up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7+ processors, and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs, the VR- ready Predator Orion 3000 supports 4K gameplay. Like the 5000 series, the Predator Orion 3000 can be configured with up to 32 GB of Intel Optane memory to increase responsiveness and load times, and up to 64 GB DDR4-2666 RAM to support lightning fast action while playing the latest titles. Excellent heat dissipation is achieved with a front-facing intake LED fan, mesh cover and rear exhaust for optimized air flow throughout the chassis.
Pricing and availability: The Predator Orion 3000 gaming desktops will be available in North America in October starting at $999; in EMEA in July starting at €1,299; and in China in July starting at ¥6,999. Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via acer.com.
Acer Nitro 50 Desktops

These performance PCs are powered by up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processors and equipped with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPUs to deliver superior performance for graphic-intensive tasks including gaming.  They deliver stunning 4K resolution visuals and can support up to four displays simultaneously for immersive gameplay. And with up to a 3TB HDD and a 512GB SSD, there’s no shortage of storage. They sport a handy wireless charging deck for keeping users’ Qi-enabled wireless devices powered up and ready to go.  Lastly, the Nitro 50 desktops optimize network speed for gaming, browsing, and streaming through Realtek Dragon LAN.
Pricing and availability: The Acer Nitro 50 gaming desktops will be available in North America in July starting at $799; in EMEA in May starting at €999; and in China in July starting at ¥5,999.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via acer.com.
To learn more about everything Acer announced today, head over here!

10 cool tech deals for moms and grads this month

May is a month of celebration. Whether it’s for students approaching graduation or the mothers who give us endless love, support and guidance in life, we honor loved ones with gifts that will bring a smile to their face. Whether you are shopping for the perfect gift for Mom or a new laptop for your college-bound freshman, be sure to check out the great deals at Microsoft Store and other partner retailers this month!
Save $300 on Surface Laptop devices starting on 5/12-5/14 in the US and PR.
Surface Laptop
Save up to $225 on select Windows Mixed Reality Headsets today through 5/16 in the US and PR.
HP Windows Mixed Reality headset
Save up to $50 on select Fitbit Wearables, like the Fitbit Ionic, today through 5/12 in the US and PR.
Fitbit Ionic
Save $40 on the Samsung Gear IconX Wireless Earbuds today through 5/12 in the US and PR.
Samsung Gear IconX Wireless Earbuds
Save $120 online or $140 in store at Staples on the Acer Aspire 3 (model A315-21-95KF) today through 5/12 in the US. A solid performer that provides you with a great bang for your buck by meeting everyday needs with fast processing power, a large 15.6-inch HD display and all the latest ports.
Acer Aspire 3
Save up to $100 on the ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 N580 at Best Buy today through 5/19 in the US. The ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 is a slim and lightweight high-performance laptop powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and features a 1080p FHD display, high-quality 1050 gaming-grade graphics, audio co-developed by Harman Kardon and secure login with Windows Hello.
ASUS VivoBook Pro 15
Save 20% on the HP ENVY Laptop x360 – 15t at HP.comwith promo code ‘MSENVY20’ starting today through 5/15 in the US. Optimized for Windows Ink, the ENVY x360 draws out a more productive, more creative you.
HP ENVY Laptop x360
Get up to 20% off on the Lenovo ThinkPad E580 at Lenovo.com today through 5/13 in the US. With this economical 15” laptop,Mom will be able to hear you clearly when you Skype her on her special day as this laptop comes with Skype-certified audio.
Lenovo ThinkPad E580
Save $200 through Mother’s Day on select LG Gram models today through 5/13 in the US. The LG Gram 13’’and 15’’ are reliable, portable and powerful, with up to 19 hours of battery life and Windows 10 features like Windows Hello and Cortana*.
LG Gram 15”
Save up to $150 on the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin on Samsung.com and at Best Buy today through 5/12 in the US.
Samsung Notebook 7 Spin 2018
Head over to the Microsoft Store, in person or online, to take advantage of all these great deals!
*US only. **Cortana available in select markets.

CES 2018: iBUYPOWER, MSI and ORIGIN announce new gaming PCs powered by Windows 10

Simple, built-in Mixer streaming provides low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to watch or interact with other gamers–no extra hardware or software required, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Stay connected with your gaming community through the Xbox app and the power of Xbox Live.
Let’s take a closer look at the gaming PCs announced this week:
iBUYPOWER Case Builder

Built with creativity in mind, the Case Builder project allows you to con­figure the look and structure of your computer case upon purchase. Paint your canvas and fuel your imagination with the Snowblind Element, featuring a transparent LCD monitor display embedded into the PC case.
Designed and engineered by iBUYPOWER, the RGB Cable Combs serves as the final piece of the RGB puzzle, illuminating your exceptional cable management.
MSI
MSI launched three brand-new gaming products at CES: the new Optix gaming monitor line-up, new gaming desktops, a motherboard, a graphics card, and the new GT75VR Titan Pro with Killer Wireless-AC 1550.
MSI introduces the new Optix MPG Series

MSI is proudly expanding its Optix gaming monitor line-up with the MPG curved gaming monitors. The new Optix MPG series will consist of two 27-inch monitors, the Optix MPG27C and Optix MPG27CQ. These mark the next level in MSI gaming monitors with a curved VA panel with an 1800R curve. Both models feature a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, and the MPG27CQ is equipped with a 1440p WQHD screen, while the MPG27C has a 1080p screen.
Other features include:
SteelSeries GameSense built-in
Using the five RGB zones on the front of the monitor, gamers can easily program lighting effects in SteelSeries Engine to notify them of in-game timers or cooldowns, Discord notifications or other important information they want at-a-glance. The back of the monitor has RGB lighting as well.
With its 178-degree viewing angles, the MPG series is perfect for use in a multiple monitor matrix display for an optimized gaming experience.
The screen uses an anti-glare VA panel with 100 percent and 115 percent coverage of the NTSC and sRGB spectrums respectively. It features 2 HDMI (2.0) ports, 1 DisplayPort (1.2), 1 USB 3.0 Type B, an Earphone out port, Kensington Lock, 1 Mic in port, 1 audio combo jack and 2 USB 3.0 Type A ports. It also has an adjustable stand to maximize productivity and comfort and supports VESA mounting.
MSI Gaming desktops dominate with incredible performance and sharp design
 
The Trident 3 Arctic has gotten even better with an upgraded Intel 8th Generation processor and NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics card. The Arctic is the perfect gaming solution for those with space constraints or design requirements and features the ultimate performance for a wide variety of applications.

The Infinite X features a more traditional tower design than the Arctic, but still hosts some unique features. The Infinite X uses either dual steel or dual tempered glass side panels, Mystic Light RGB LEDs, MSI’s award winning graphics cards, Intel’s 8th Generation CPU and MSI’s Silent Storm Cooling 3 Pro liquid cooling. MSI gaming desktops excel in gaming performance, audio quality and connectivity. MSI also adds gaming benefits such as Silent Storm Cooling, automatic overclocking with Game Boost, super-speed storage configurations, Audio Boost and Nahimic for an incredible in-game sound experience.
Additionally, the Aegis Ti3 gaming desktop will be available with an Intel 8th Generation processor later this year.
Z370 GODLIKE GAMING Motherboard

MSI showcases the future of PC gaming technology based on the latest Intel® 8th generation platform. The Z370 GODLIKE GAMING motherboard is ready to take on any build a gamer throws at it.
The Z370 comes with a variety of features to help gamers perform at the highest level. The Z370 GODLIKE GAMING handles internet connectivity lightning fast thanks to the Killer xTend. The Killer xTend combines a built-in switch with wireless extender. Killer allows for ultimate traffic prioritization.
The motherboard supports Triple Turbo M.2 with M.2 Shield V2, Turbo U.2 with Steel Armor and has an Xtreme Audio DAC with Nahimic 2 to deliver breathtaking sound quality. The Z370 has four available slots for DDR4 RAM with Steel Armor. Steel Armor keeps the DIMM slots shielded to protect DDR4 modules and deliver pure data signals for the best gaming and overclocking performance. It also supports multiple GPUs via NIVIDIA SLI or AMD CrossFire, with optimal slot placement for the best possible airflow.
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z Graphics Card
The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z brings legendary overclocking potential to the desktop. Lighting cards are designed for the ground up for extreme overclocking and performance. It features a Tri-Frozr thermal design, using three award-winning TORX 2.0 fans with double ball bearings to prove itself as the pinnacle of air cooling. In addition to the thermal design, the Lighting Z uses close quarters heat pipe cooling. The heat pipes are infused into the Close Quarters Heatsink and Backplate for greatly improved thermal performance. The Lightning Z is built with military class four components for maximum stability and quality.
MGT75VR Titan Pro with Killer Wireless-AC 1550
MSI also unveiled a new GT75VR Titan Pro with the all-new Killer Wireless-AC 1550. Developed in partnership with Intel, the Killer Wireless-AC 1550 is the world’s fastest 2×2 11ac wireless networking adapter delivering up to 1.73Gbps of throughput and is the ideal networking solution for gaming, streaming and downloading. The Killer 1550 features 160MHz channel support and can deliver twice the throughput of what standard 2×2 11ac adapters can deliver.
To learn more about MSI’s complete line of products, visit us.msi.com.
ORIGIN
 
ORIGIN PC announced this week the launch of their next-generation GENESIS, MILLENNIUM, and L-Class desktops for gamers, artists, professionals, esports players and tech enthusiasts all over the world.
Designed and built from the ground up by ORIGIN PC and running Windows 10, the next generation GENESIS, MILLENNIUM, and L-Class desktops now feature an all-new aluminum exterior with tempered glass side panels, tool-less upgradeability, and ORIGIN PC’s patented Variable Mounting technology, which allows the motherboard to be mounted in four different orientations: Standard ATX, Inverted ATX, 90 degrees or Inverted 90 degrees and with no additional modifications needed.
ORIGIN PC also gives you the ability to convert your MILLENNIUM or L-Class Full Tower into a GENESIS or L-Class Super Tower with an optional super tower expansion kit. With the optional super tower expansion kit, you can store additional dual 360mm radiators for improved system cooling, or add up to 12 (3.5 inch) or 24 (2.5 inch) storage drives for maximum storage.
Other features include:
Tool-Less Upgradability: The new ORIGIN PC GENESIS, MILLENNIUM and L-Class Desktops feature magnetic side panels and thumbscrews to give you the ability to change your most popular components without the need of any tools.
Customizable and Swappable Tempered Glass or Aluminum Side Panels: The side panels of the GENESIS, MILLENNIUM or L-Class desktops are easily swappable and require no tools to open thanks to the all-new hinge design.
Multiple PCI Cards in Any Orientation: ORIGIN PC’s GENESIS, MILLENNIUM, and L-Class desktops support any PCI based cards such as graphics cards, capture cards, or PCIe SSDs in any desired orientation.
Interchangeable Aluminum Front Door: Configure your ORIGIN PC desktop to open the front door to the left or right for convenient access to your optical drives, media card reader and all of your bay devices.
Top Panel Cover for Concealing Ports/Buttons: Gain instant access to your power and reset buttons or popular I/O ports such as (2) front mounted USB 3.0 Ports and (1) USB Type C Gen 2.0 ports by easily sliding the top panel cover up or down.
Super Tower Bottom Expansion Kit: Convert your MILLENNIUM or L-Class Full Tower to a GENESIS or L-Class Super Tower with the Super Tower Bottom Expansion allowing space to add dual 360 radiators for increased cooling support or up to 24 (2.5 inch) additional storage drives.
Remote Controlled LED Lighting w/Motherboard RGB support: Customize the beautiful internal LED lights with over 16 colors and four effects using ORIGIN PC’s RF remote control. Switch between your case lighting synced with your motherboard or remote control with the push of a button. Every GENESIS, MILLENNIUM, or L-Class Desktop can sync with optional motherboard lighting software so you can have universal lighting inside and out.
You can learn more about everything ORIGIN announced here!
In case you missed it, our partners, including Acer, ASUS and Dell also announced gaming laptops and desktops powered by Windows 10 earlier this week:
Acer Nitro 5 Gaming laptop

The new Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop is powered by Windows 10 and designed for gaming enthusiasts seeking best-in-class performance in an attractive laser-textured design.
The 15-inch Acer Nitro 5 packs in the latest-generation AMD Radeon RX560 graphics for faster rendering, improved lighting and texture, as well as the latest AMD Ryzen mobile processors for amazing performance, whether it be for gaming, content creation or multi-tasking applications. The lightning-fast speeds of DDR4 RAM of up to 32 GB combined with the SSD means fast booting, loading and restarting in mere seconds so players can get to the action immediately. Acer’s NitroSense utility allows the monitoring of the CPU/GPU, and adjustment of cooling fan speeds via Acer CoolBoost to keep them in optimal operation.
The Nitro 5’s chassis features a top cover with elegant laser texturing that brings bold refinement to the gaming laptop. And with the power of Windows 10 and Mixer, enjoy easily broadcast games from the Game bar, with no extra hardware or software.
Other features include:
15.6-inch Full HD IPS display produces brilliant imagery with crisp details
Front-facing HD web camera
Internal solid-state drive is available up to 512 GB
Finely tuned, high-quality speakers with Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technology.
Fast and reliable dual-stream 802.11ac wireless technology, a plethora of ports, including hyper-fast USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, and Gigabit Ethernet to enable users to enter any arena prepared to execute every mission at the highest level.
To read more about everything Acer announced this week, please visit this blog post.
ASUS ROG G703

ROG G703 is a gaming laptop with an ultra-responsive 17.3-inch IPS-level display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, able to reach refresh rates of 144Hz. Built with Windows 10, these devices support connectivity with your friends through the Xbox app and the power of Xbox Live, support for Direct X12 and quick and simple game streaming through Mixer, with no extra hardware or software required. ROG G703 combines the best of laptop and console gaming with built-in Xbox Wireless technology that enables you to effortlessly connect up to 8 wireless Xbox One controllers, eliminating the need for multiple adapters.
G703 has a gaming keyboard with 2.5mm travel distance and 0.3mm keycap curve for improved comfort; while N-key rollover and anti-ghosting technologies ensure each keystroke is logged, even when numerous keys are pressed simultaneously. The keyboard also features highlighted WASD keys, a durable anti-slip palm rest, and dedicated hotkeys for Xbox, ROG Aura, ROG Gaming Center and XSplit Gamecaster.
Other features include:
Powered by the factory-overclocked Intel Core i7-7820HK processor that reaches incredible speeds of up to 4.3GHz out of the box
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics with a maximum boost clock of up to 1974MHz
ROG G703 features the innovative Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) system that enables it to rid itself of harmful dust and particles.
To read more about everything ASUS announced this week, visit our blog post.
VR-ready Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop

Dell unveiled this week the new VR-ready Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop starting at just $799. Engineered for PC gamers, the new Inspiron Gaming Desktop features 8th Gen Intel quad- and hex-core processors and graphics. It comes with Windows 10 so you can stay connected with friends on Xbox Live with the Xbox app. It also supports Direct X12, and enables quick and easy game streaming through Mixer, without the need for extra hardware or software; solid-state drive options offer faster boot-up times and intelligent thermal design provide longer gaming sessions. Read more about everything Dell announced in our blog post.
It’s great to see all of this hardware innovation from our gaming hardware partners. 2018 is shaping up to be a great year for PC gaming. To read more partner news from CES, please visit this link!

CES 2018: Acer unveils new Swift 7, Nitro 5 Gaming laptop and more

Acer Swift 7

At just 8.98 mm thin, the new Swift 7 is powered by Windows 10 and designed for mobility, with an ultraportable design, all-day battery life, and a personal, trusted 4G LTE connection. The Acer Swift 7’s unmatched slim design is only the beginning of the new features available with the device. Blazing-fast 4G LTE connectivity keeps you productive; it’s especially useful for professionals who want to eliminate tedious wireless connection problems on the road so they can stay focused on the task at hand. In addition to a Nano SIM card slot, the Swift 7 features eSIM technology, allowing download and activation of eSIM profiles. The Swift 7 ships with a Transatel profile provisioned with up to 1 GB of free data to help you get started immediately, while additional data plans can be easily purchased as needed through the Mobile Plans application while travelling around the world. 802.11ac wireless with 2×2 MIMO provides reliable and fast connections to the office or home network.
Powered by an Intel Core i7 processor, the Swift 7 provides incredible performance, a seamless Windows 10 experience and up to 10 hours of battery life. 256 GB of PCIe SSD storage offers plenty of room to keep important files at your fingertips, while 8 GB of LPDDR3 memory keeps multitasking smooth and responsive. A fingerprint reader allows password-free and more secure sign-in through Windows Hello.
The Swift 7’s unibody aluminum chassis is perfect for modern professionals seeking a sophisticated look. Its new high-resolution display has been upgraded to 14-inches, and sports a Full HD IPS display, Acer Color Intelligence for lifelike clarity at every angle, as well as Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen and touchpad. Typing has never been easier thanks to the Swift 7’s backlit keyboard, which is handy in low-light conditions such as long-haul international flights or train journeys.
Acer Spin 3 Laptop with a 360° dual-torque hinge

Acer has also announced its refreshed Spin 3 laptop with a durable 360° dual-torque hinge that enables it to function as a laptop, tablet, display and even provides a space-saving tent mode, all in a single device. A powerful 8th Gen Intel Core processor and impressive storage options makes the Spin 3 an ideal laptop combining performance and portability. It provides up to 12 hours of battery life for digital work and play on the move, with two front-facing speakers with Acer TrueHarmony technology. The Spin 3’s display supports vivid imagery in Full HD with IPS technology, allowing on-screen content to shine through in exceptional detail.
Acer unveils new Nitro 5 Gaming laptop

The new Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop is powered by Windows 10 and designed for gaming enthusiasts seeking best-in-class performance in an attractive laser-textured design.
The 15-inch Acer Nitro 5 packs in the latest-generation AMD Radeon RX560 graphics for faster rendering, improved lighting and texture, as well as the latest AMD Ryzen mobile processors for amazing performance, whether it be for gaming, content creation or multi-tasking applications. The lightning-fast speeds of DDR4 RAM of up to 32 GB combined with the SSD means fast booting, loading and restarting in mere seconds so players can get to the action immediately. Acer’s NitroSense utility allows the monitoring of the CPU/GPU, and adjustment of cooling fan speeds via Acer CoolBoost to keep them in optimal operation.
The Nitro 5’s chassis features a top cover with elegant laser texturing that brings bold refinement to the gaming laptop. And with the power of Windows 10 and Mixer, enjoy easily broadcast games from the Game bar, with no extra hardware or software.
Other features include:
6-inch Full HD IPS display produces brilliant imagery with crisp details
Front-facing HD web camera
Internal solid-state drive is available up to 512 GB
Finely tuned, high-quality speakers with Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technology.
Fast and reliable dual-stream 802.11ac wireless technology, a plethora of ports, including hyper-fast USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, and Gigabit Ethernet to enable users to enter any arena prepared to execute every mission at the highest level.
Pricing and Availability: Exact specifications, prices, and availability of Acer’s Swift 7, Spin 3 and Nitro 5 vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via acer.com.
Please visit this site to learn more about the Swift 7 Acer announced today, and head over here to read more of our news out of CES!

IFA 2017: Acer announces gaming desktops, all-in-ones and detachables with Windows 10

These devices light up the best of the Windows 10 Creators Update, including the all-new Paint 3D app and Remix3D.com community, Windows Defender Security Center, Night light, mini view and more. They also arrive built-in with Microsoft Edge for fast and secure browsing, your digital personal assistant Cortana* and comprehensive protection with Windows Defender. With some, you can also login quickly and securely with Windows Hello using a built-in fingerprint reader or draw on your memories in the Photos app and add notes to your map route with Windows Ink.
Let’s take a closer look at these devices:
Acer expands Predator Gaming arsenal with powerful PCs and a 35-inch HDR Monitor

Powering virtual reality apps with ease and supporting over 8K UHD, the Acer Predator Orion 9000 series gaming desktops feature up to an Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition 18-core processor, up to 4-way AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics or two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti graphics in SLI. With the Windows 10 Creators Update, you can easily take advantage of unlocked frame rate, native, live game streaming with Mixer through the Game bar, DirectX 12 support, join your gaming community with Xbox Live through the Xbox app, and more.
Other features include:
Liquid cooling and Acer’s IceTunnel 2.0 keep the temperature down while the game heats up. IceTunnel 2.0 is an advanced airflow management solution that cleverly separates the system into several thermal zones, each with an individual airflow tunnel to expel heat.
Up to 4-way AMD Radeon RXVega cards to deliver near-photorealistic imagery
Up to a cutting-edge Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition 18-core processor and up to 128 GB quad-channel DDR4 memory, making computing faster and smoother than ever. Excellent connectivity includes two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (one Type-C and one Type-A), eight USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (one Type-C and seven Type-A), and two USB 2.0 ports (Type-A).
Supports three M.2 slots and four PCIe x16 slots provide ample expansion for video cards.
Pricing and Availability: The Acer Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktops will be available in North America in December with prices starting at $1,999; and in EMEA in November starting at €1,999.
Acer Predator X35

This 35-inch, 21:9 monitor sports an immersive 1800 curve and a brilliant (3440 x 1440) WQHD resolution. Featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC, Acer HDR Ultra and quantum dot technologies, it also provides the best possible contrast quality with high dynamic range.
4 ms response time and high 200 Hz refresh rate combined with NVIDIA G-SYNC
Outfitted with Predator GameView, there are eight pre-set display modes to optimize visuals for different types of action.
Acer BlueLightShield technology lets you reduce blue light emissions by selecting from four different filter settings via the OSD menu.
Pricing and Availability: The Predator X35 display will be available in Q1 2018
Predator Galea 500 gaming headset

The Predator Galea 500 gaming headset puts you right inside the game, giving you the ability to hear and not just see the exact location of elements within the game. Acer TrueHarmony 3D Soundscape technology recreates the acoustic space based on the orientation of the player’s head, convincing the brain that sound is coming from a fixed direction.
Acer launches new ultraslim, convertible, and detachable devices: the Swift 5, Spin 5 and Switch 7 Black Edition
Acer also expanded its portfolio of ultraslim convertible and detachable devices powered by Windows 10 with the next generation of Swift, Spin and Switch models. The powerful additions all feature the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors, more secure biometric technology supporting Windows Hello, and usability features that provide next-level functionality for both professional use and entertainment.
Switch 7 Black Edition

The pioneering Acer Switch 7 Black Edition is a super-stylish detachable, fanless 2-in-1 notebook for the modern professional who values mobility, performance and stylus input capabilities.
Acer’s Dual LiquidLoop technology fanless cooling system
8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics
Weighs less than 1.15 kg (2.5 lbs.) with the keyboard detached.
Features Acer AutoStand: a kickstand that can be auto-deployed and auto-retracted
5-inch IPS display with 2256×1504 resolution
Embedded battery-free stylus powered by Wacom EMR technology for more authentic writing and sketching experience with Windows Ink.
Supports Windows Hello with an under-glass fingerprint sensor design that allows you to login instantly with just one touch.
Pricing and Availability: The Acer Switch 7 Black Edition will be available in North America in December with prices starting at $1,699; and in EMEA in December starting at €1,999.
Swift 5 with Windows 10

The new Swift 5 with Windows 10 and 8th Generation Intel Core processors is designed for superb portability and solid performance; the elegant chassis weighs less than 1 kg, making it ideal for work on the go.
8-hour battery life and 2×2 802.11ac wireless allows you to work effectively on the go all day – even at night, thanks to the backlit keyboard.The new Swift 5 with Windows 10 and 8th Generation Intel Core processors are designed for superb portability and solid performance; the elegant chassis weighs less than 1 kg, making it ideal for work on the go.
Interactive multi-touch Full HD IPS touchscreen and narrow bezel design maximizes the viewing experience.
Premium technology provides powerful and clear audio while Skype for Business certification ensures crisp video conferencing and a great experience with Cortana.
Pricing and Availability: The Acer Swift 5 will be available in North America in December starting at $999; in EMEA in December starting at €1,099; and in China in November starting at ¥7,499.
Spin 5 with Windows 10

Lightweight and portable, the Spin 5’s versatile, convertible form factor makes it a perfect platform to create and share content.
Easy to carry around, the 13-inch model of the Spin 5 weighs in at 1.5 kg and measure in a 15.9 mm thin, while its 15-inch sibling is just over 2 kg in weight and 17.9 mm thin.
Engineered to pack a punch with 8th Generation Intel Core processors, up to 16GB of DDR4 memory, up to 13-hours of battery life, and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics option for the 15-inch model
Works with an optional Acer Active Stylus for incredible precision, offering greater control during work and increased usability through Windows Ink
Acer’s omnidirectional ExoAmp Antenna optimizes the Spin 5’s antenna position to ensure a stable wireless signal
Acer TrueHarmony, Dolby Audio Premium technology and two-front facing speakers for a crystal clear and immersive audio experience; the Spin 5 integrates four array microphones combined with far-field voice-recognition technology that allows users to access Cortana from up to four meters away. This enables them to get quick, hands-free answers, check the weather or traffic, set a reminder, get an overview of their daily schedule, and more—all just by using their voice..
Pricing and Availability: The Acer Spin 5 will be available in North America in September with both the 13-inch and 15-inch models starting at $799; and in EMEA in September with the 13-inch model starting at €899 and the 15-inch model starting at €999.
Acer pushes the boundaries of the desktop with new Aspire S24

Designed with elegance in mind, the ultra-slim Aspire S24 is all-in-one desktop has a display with a side profile of only 5.97 mm – making it Acer’s slimmest ever – a 178-degree Full HD IPS screen, and an ultra-narrow 2.7 mm bezel that provides a 90% screen-to-body ratio for more screen to see.
The wireless charging base allows you to seamlessly power their mobile device and supports wireless charging for Qi-enabled devices
The latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors with optional Intel Optane memory enables the Aspire S24 to power through everyday tasks with ease, while delivering a smooth computing experience.
Wireless connectivity powered by Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC (802.11ac 2×2 MIMO) technology provides fast and reliable network connections
1 channel subwoofer coupled with Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technology the desktop for a powerful deep base audio experience
-5 to 30 degree tiltable display combined with Acer ExaColor technology for accurate colors, and BluelightShield and Flickerless technologies that may help prevent eye fatigue
Up to 256 GB SSD and 2TB HDD of storage space
Pricing and Availability: The Acer Aspire S24 will be available in North America in January 2018 starting at $999; and in EMEA in November 2017 starting at €999.
These innovative new Windows 10 devices were unveiled today at the next@acer press event held in Berlin, where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions. For more information, visit acer.com/nextatacer.
*Cortana available in select markets.

Acer announces powerful new gaming notebooks with Windows 10

These devices are built to take advantage of everything that’s new for PC gamers in the Windows 10 Creators Update. With the Creators Update, you have access to built-in game streaming with Beam and a better gaming experience on Windows 10 with Game Mode, which dedicates more system resources to your game. With Windows 10, these devices also have your personal digital assistant, Cortana*, built-in, are equipped with the Xbox app and Direct X12 and can take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere. Head over here for tips on getting started using the Xbox app on your Windows 10 PC.
Let’s take a look at these devices:
The Predator Triton 700: a Thin yet Powerful Gaming Notebook without Compromise

Powered by Windows 10, the Predator Triton 700’s svelte 18.9 mm (.74 inch), 2.6kg (5.7 pound) aluminum chassis houses a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display and best-in-class computing technologies, striking just the right balance of size and performance without sacrificing thermals, features or rigidity.
Must-have gaming tech and features include standard-voltage 7th Gen Intel Core processors, the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics, speedy NVMe PCIe SSDs and lightning-fast Thunderbolt 3. two NVMe PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 configuration and up to 32GB of DDR4 2400MHz memory.
As the first of the new ultrathin Predator Triton gaming notebook series, its understated black chassis features a minimalist design. A large glass plate above the keyboard serves as a window into the notebook’s cooling system, showcasing the AeroBlade 3D Fan and five heat pipes, and also functions as a touchpad.

Other features include:
Killer DoubleShot Pro networking and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, which provides speeds up to 40 Gbps and supports dual 4K video output
Bright, vibrant visuals on a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC support for connecting to an external monitor
Acer TrueHarmony delivers immersive audio with crisp, rich acoustics. Skype for Business Certification ensures conversations are clear and lag-free.
PredatorSense software enables you to control and customize the Predator Triton 700’s vitals from one central interface, including lighting, hotkeys, fan control and general system monitoring.
Dual Acer AeroBlade 3D Fans provides advanced thermal performance allowing for its ultrathin form factor
Two USB 3.0 ports (featuring power-off USB charging), one USB 2.0 port, an HDMI 2.0 port, one DisplayPort connector and a Gigabit Ethernet port for those preferring a hard-wired connection.
Price and Availability: The Predator Triton 700 gaming notebook will be available in North America in August starting at $2,999; and in EMEA in August starting at €3,399.
The new powerful Predator Helios 300 gaming notebook line offers strong performance at midrange prices

The new Predator Helios 300 line is powered by Windows 10, 7th Gen Intel Core i7 or i5 standard-voltage processors, overclockable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or 1050Ti graphics, fast wireless connectivity and solid state drives.
At the heart of the Predator Helios 300 is an overclockable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or 1050Ti GPU combined with a 7th Gen Intel Core i7 (7700HQ) or i5 processor (7300HQ) for outstanding performance. All of this processing power is supported with up to 16GB of DDR4 memory (upgradable to 32GB), a speedy SATA SSD and a 1TB HDD.
Bright 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch FHD IPS displays provide vibrant, vivid imagery, while Acer TrueHarmony delivers immersive audio with crisp, rich acoustics. Skype for Business Certification ensures conversations are clear and lag-free while providing a great Cortana with Voice experience.
For smooth game play, a dual fan system featuring AeroBlade 3D Fans with ultra-thin metal blades keeps the notebook running at optimal temperatures. Preloaded PredatorSense software provides real time system information and overclocking, so gamers can monitor and control the system’s vitals from one central interface.
Other features include:
A classic but tasteful gaming chassis with an iron red backlit keyboard, selected models include a metal top cover and keyboard area for added strength and rigidity
Available with 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch FHD IPS displays.
Shipping with Windows 10, it offers powerful features and technologies at mid-range price points, making gaming notebooks more accessible than ever.
Includes a USB 3.1 Type-C port, a USB 3.0 port (featuring power-off USB charging), two USB 2.0 ports, and an HDMI 2.0 connection
Connects wirelessly through fast 2×2 802.11ac technology, and also includes a Gigabit Ethernet port for those preferring a hard-wired connection.
An access compartment doors on the bottom of the notebooks makes it easy to upgrade memory and storage components.
Price and Availability: The Predator Helios 300 gaming notebooks with a 15.6-inch display will be available in North America in July starting at $1,299; in EMEA in August starting at €1,199; and in China in June starting at ¥9,999; models with a 17.3-inch display will be available in North America in July starting at ,399; in EMEA in August starting at €1,199; and in China in July starting at ¥9,999.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.
These new devices were unveiled this week at the next@acer press event held in New York, where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions for gamers, creators, families, students and professionals. For more information, visit acer.com/nextatacer.
*Cortana available in select markets.

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Acer announces new notebooks, desktops, and 2-in-1s powered by Windows 10

These light up some of the best of Windows 10 – the touchscreens allow you to do everything from drawing on and highlighting webpages in Microsoft Edge, to drawing on your memories in the Photos app or adding notes to your map route with Windows Ink.
With Windows 10, these PCs also have Cortana* – your digital personal assistant who can help you find things, complete tasks, set reminders, and more – as well as comprehensive protection including anti-virus, firewall, Windows Defender and anti-phishing technologies – all delivered built-in at no extra cost to you. Some also include facial recognition or built-in fingerprint readers to allow you to login quickly and securely with Windows Hello.
Let’s take a look at these devices announced this week:
Acer’s all-new Aspire notebooks provide powerhouse computing for everyday needs

Acer revealed the all-new Aspire notebook line featuring Windows 10. The range of everyday notebooks cater to a wide range of consumer needs, spanning from the family-and-student friendly Aspire 1 and Aspire 3, the practical and mainstream Aspire 5, all the way to the top-of-the-line Aspire 7.
Aspire 1 – Essentials for the Cloud Era

The Aspire 1 has been crafted to hit the sweet spot for users looking for a notebook for family sharing and web browsing or as a second device.
1-year subscription of Office 365 Personal, and 1 TB of OneDrive storage.
11ac wireless technology, one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, a HDMI port and Ethernet
Powered by Intel Celeron or Pentium processors with 32 or 64 GB eMMC storage, 4 GB DDR3L memory and Intel HD Graphics supported by up to 9 hours of battery life
Measures less than 18 mm in height and weighs in at just 1.65 kg.
Pricing and Availability: The Acer Aspire 1 series will be available in North America in June starting at $219; and in EMEA in June starting at €249.
Aspire 3 – Everyday Computing

Following the same design and creative inspirations of the Aspire 1, extras were added to the Aspire 3 to give it a power and performance boost for more intensive media consumption needs.
The Aspire 3 comes with either a 14-inch HD, 15.6-inch HD or 15.6-inch Full HD display. Processor options for the Aspire 3 include Intel Core, Celeron and Pentium processors, with up to 12 GB of memory. It also includes Acer’s BlueLightShield technology to reduce the exposure of blue light.
Pricing and Availability: The Acer Aspire 3 series will be available in North America in June starting at $299; in EMEA in June starting at €399; and in China in April starting at ¥2,799.
Aspire 5 – A workhorse that stands out from the crowd

Stepping up the capabilities and design to match more demanding user requirements, the Aspire 5 looks to fit a media heavy lifestyle – it’s a dependable workhorse for anyone needing to create and share.
Powered by up to 7th Gen Intel Core processors, the latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics, and a maximum of 20 GB DDR4 2400 MHz memory.
Range of options to choose from with HDDs up to 2 TB and M.2 SSDs up to 256 GB.
6-inch HD or Full HD display with IPS technology provides consistent colors and viewing from wide angles.
Acer TrueHarmony – which delivers bolder, more lifelike audio for a richer and immersive media enjoyment experience – ensures a great Cortana with Voice experience.
Skype for Business Certification ensures crisp and lag-free communication.
For additional peripherals, there’s a USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 port, USB 3.0 port that supports power-off charging, and another two USB 2.0 ports.
Pricing and Availability: The Acer Aspire 5 series will be available in North America in June starting at $449; in EMEA in June starting at €549; and in China in April starting at ¥3,999.
Aspire 7 – Powerhouse Performance for Creators

At the top of the Aspire line sits the Aspire 7, designed for professionals such as designers and anyone who needs power and performance to match their professional ambitions.
The Aspire 7 comes with either a 15-inch or 17-inch display
Powerful 7th Gen Intel Core standard-voltage processor and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics
The Aspire 7 comes with up to 32 GB of DDR4 2400 MHz memory and ample storage (HDD up to 2 TB and M.2 SSD up to 512 GB)
The Aspire 7 also packs a HD camera with HDR while Dolby Audio Premium provides a great entertainment experience.
Speedy network connectivity is provided with 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac wireless technology and Gigabit Ethernet.
Pricing and Availability:  The Acer Aspire 7 series will be available in North America in June starting at $799; in EMEA in July starting at €899; and in China in May starting at ¥5,999.
Acer unveils two new additions to its Swift series of ultraslim and stylish notebooks for on-the-go lifestyles
The two newest additions to its Swift series notebook line up, the Acer Swift 3 and Swift 1, both feature Windows 10 and support Windows Hello through fingerprint readers for fast and secure login, while Skype for Business certification ensures crisp and lag-free communication and a great Cortana with Voice experience. These highlight some of the best of the recently released Windows 10 Creators Update, such as 3D in Windows 10, tab management features in Microsoft Edge, night light, dynamic lock, and more.
Acer Swift 3 – Essential Features at a Compelling Price

Up to 10 hours of battery life
Vivid 14-inch or 15.6-inch Full HD IPS anti-glare displays
Measuring in at 0.71 inches (17.95 mm) in height and weighing 3.9 pounds (1.8 kg)
7th Generation Intel Core processors, Intel HD or NVIDIA GeForce graphics
Up to 8GB of memory and 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac wireless technology for fast and reliable internet connectivity
USB 3.1 Type-C port and an HD webcam with Super High Dynamic Range.
Acer BluelightShield allows users to control how much blue light is emitted for reducing eye strain
Acer TrueHarmony delivers bolder, more lifelike audio for a richer and immersive media enjoyment experience
Optional backlit keyboard makes typing in dimly lit environment effortless and a spacious Precision Touchpad provides ample room for navigating, scrolling and zooming.
Pricing and Availability: The Swift 3 series will be available in North America in June with prices starting at $599; in EMEA in June with prices starting at €649; and in China in April starting at ¥3,999.
Acer Swift 1 – light and budget-friendly

Lightweight and priced right for a student or others on a budget, the Swift 1 is highly portable and includes essential features for productivity anywhere, making them great value. Measuring in at 0.7 inches (14.95 mm) in height and weighing 2.87 pounds (1.3 kg), the Swift 1’s all-metal chassis is available in three colors (Pure Silver, Luxury Gold, and Sakura Pink).
Up to 10 hours of battery life
A 13.3-inch Full HD IPS1 display, an Intel Pentium or Celeron processor, 4GB of memory and either 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of SSD or eMMC storage.
Like the Swift 3, the Swift 1 also includes ultra-fast 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac wireless technology, providing seamless connectivity.
Pricing and Availability:  The Swift 1 series will be available in North America in June with prices starting at $329; in EMEA in June with prices starting at €399; and in China in April starting at ¥3,499.
Acer expands Switch 2-in-1 line with powerful yet silent models
Acer expanded its popular Switch 2-in-1 notebook line with two new models – the Switch 5 and Switch 3 – featuring Windows 10 with the Creators Update, built with versatile, highly-mobile designs for work, school, and fun.
Both new Acer Switch 2-in-1 notebooks can be used with an Acer Active Pen on the touch screen to sketch, take notes or annotate documents or photos with Windows Ink or draw on the web with Microsoft Edge. Tablet Mode in Windows 10 delivers a smooth, touch-first experience where apps scale smoothly and onscreen features adapt for easy navigation.
They come with front and rear cameras for videoconferencing and capturing memories, with front webcams that provide 720p Full HD video recording. Both also have an attachable keyboard that snaps on with ultra-secure magnets and can be adjusted to your preference.
The Switch 5 and Switch 3 are available with ample storage and memory options, with a MicroSDXC slot. and a thin and reversible USB 3.1 Type-C port for fast data transfers of up to 5Gbps from connected peripherals, to share video and power other devices. Both lines also have an additional USB 3.1 Type-A port and Bluetooth 4.0.
Fanless Switch 5 is performance-minded, quiet, and reliable

The Acer Switch 5 builds on the industry-leading innovations of its predecessor, the Acer Switch Alpha 12, providing a fanless, quiet experience through Acer LiquidLoop cooling, and excellent performance with up to 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processors. Acer’s patented auto-retracting kickstand allows for easy one-handed adjustments to the viewing angle. It also supports Windows Hello with a built-in fingerprint reader for fast and secure access.

Features of the Acer Switch 5 include:
The Acer Switch 5 is thin and light, weighing 1.27 kg (2.8 pounds) when the tablet and keyboard are connected. The Switch 5 tablet alone measures just 9.6 mm (0.38 inches) in height, and weighs 0.92 kg (2.03 pounds).
Acer TrueHarmony and Smart Amplifier provide enhanced audio performance for clarity and robust volume to complement the exceptional display.
A vibrant 12-inch wide-view FHD+ touch display with IPS technology, an impressive 2160 x 1440 resolution and support from Intel HD Graphics 620
The Switch 5 supports a 256GB or 512GB PCIe SSD and up to 8GB of LPDDR3 SDRAM .
For commercial customers, the Acer Switch 5 can be purchased with the Acer USB Type-C Dock that transforms the device into a powerful workstation.
Pricing and Availability: The Acer Switch 5 will be available in North America in June starting at $799; in EMEA in June starting at €1,099; and in China in July starting at ¥7,499.
Switch 3 delivers 2-in-1 flexibility on a budget

The Switch 3 brings excellent usability and performance to students, families and anyone looking for an excellent all-around value. The device runs on Intel Pentium and Celeron processors that deliver solid every day performance and up to 8 hours of battery life. The 12.2-inch display is designed to deliver incredible precision and a responsive 10-point touch experience. It has a wide 178-degree viewing angle and 1920×1200 FHD resolution with IPS technology.
Features of the Acer Switch 3 include:
The Switch 3 weighs 0.9 kg (1.98 pounds) when the tablet and keyboard are connected. The Switch 3 tablet alone measures just 9.95 mm (0.39 inches) in height, and weighs 0.9 kg (1.98 pounds).
The Switch 3 supports 32GB, 64GB or 128GB eMMC memory and up to 4GB of LPDDR3 SDRAM4.
The front-facing speakers complement the stunning visuals with enhanced volume and quality for rich, expressive tones.
Pricing and Availability: The Acer Switch 3 will be available in North America in June starting at $399; in EMEA in June starting at €499; and in China in July starting at ¥4,999.
Ultra-slim all-in-one Aspire desktops with Windows 10
Yesterday, Acer also announced two new sleek all-in-one desktops with Windows 10: the 27-inch Aspire U27 and 23.8-inch Aspire Z24. With 7th Gen Intel Core processors and optional Intel Optane Memory, both devices provide a powerful and responsive Windows 10 experience, while adding a touch of style to the home environment.  Both have up to 32 GB of DDR4 2400 MHz memory and boast elegant, space-saving aluminum stands. With Windows Hello, members of the family can each log in to their accounts faster and more securely than before via facial recognition. Skype for Business certification ensures a crisp and lag-free communication experience during video conferences.
The Aspire U27 with Windows 10:

An impressive ultrathin 12 mm (0.5 inches) chassis with an elegant diamond-cut v-shaped metal stand, bringing a new dimension to home computing and entertainment.
A 27-inch Full HD wide viewing angle display (1920 x 1080), and a specially designed subwoofer bringing powerfully deep bass
Acer’s LiquidLoop fanless cooling system uses liquid evaporation and condensation to transport and dissipate heat, making it energy efficient and extending the product’s lifetime by doing away with detrimental dust buildup.
Pricing and Availability: The Acer Aspire U27 will be available in North America in July starting at $1,099; and in EMEA in May starting at €1,299.
The Aspire Z24 with Windows 10:

Extremely thin at 11 mm (0.4 inches) with a beautifully shaped rear cover, making it a handsome addition to any room in the house.
Available with NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics, providing extra power for a wide range of activities.
Pricing and Availability: The Acer Aspire Z24 will be available in North America in July starting at $899; in EMEA in June starting at €749; and in China in June starting at ¥4,999.
To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.
These powerful new devices were unveiled at the next@acer press event held in New York, where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions for gamers, creators, families, students and professionals. For more information, visit www.acer.com/nextatacer.
*Cortana available in select markets

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