ACER announces its next generation of signature Iconia devices, each built to transform computing experiences through beautiful, progressive design and state-of-the-art performance.
The lineup of what Acer calls "handy hybrids' '"featuring five new Acer Iconia devices operating on Microsoft Windows 8 and Android (Jelly Bean)'"offers to meet the diverse computing demands of today's on-the-go, anytime-anywhere generation.
One of the headlining products is the Acer Iconia W3: the world's first full-featured 8.1-inch Windows 8 handy hybrid. Slim, sleek and lightweight, it fits comfortably in one hand'"but also packs the power and performance that users need for work, play and everything in between.
The Acer Iconia W3 runs on the extremely flexible Windows 8, with productivity-boosting Microsoft Office 2013 suite already pre-installed. It also has its own built-in multilayered security system, Windows 8's multidevice universal sync technology and customizable Live Tiles that deliver real-time content and app updates with screen-popping fluidity.
The software is impressive, but what truly makes the W3 stand out is its ability to capture the entire desktop experience and bring full PC capabilities in a compact (and exquisitely designed) form. It includes powerful hardware features like
The Iconia W5 and W7 Series are also full-featured Windows 8 handy hybrids, both engineered by Acer to create the best possible experience, one way or another. Like the W3, the W5 houses the super-efficient Intel Atom Z2760 chip (1.50 GHz); the difference is that it sports a bigger, 10.1-inch Acer CineCrystal HD display'"perfect for photos, videos, games, browsing, face-to-face Internet calls and more. The Iconia W5 is fast, responsive and incredibly smart, with notable performance specs that include an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3650 (with 64 MB of dedicated system memory), HD audio support, a pair of Acer Crystal Eye HD cameras, up to an impressive 18 hours of battery life and a USB keyboard dock (optional).
The Acer Iconia W7, meanwhile, features an even larger 11.6-inch full-HD display with capacitive 10-finger touch control, plus 4GB of DDRL3 system memory and an Intel CoreTM i3-3217U processor (1.80 GHz) that's known for its fluid, lightning-quick performance. Like the W5, it comes with two Acer Crystal Eye HD cameras, plus a complete set of ports and connectivity options for easy expansion, charging and data management: Acer InviLink Nplify Wi-Fi technology, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, USB, and HDMI. The Iconia W7 also has advanced speakers that are optimized by the built-in
Rounding out Acer's next-generation offerings is a pair of innovative and ultra-portable handy hybrids designed as ideal everyday gadgets for today's mobile lifestyle: the Iconia A1-810 and the Iconia B1-A71. Both run on Google's hugely popular Android mobile platform, giving users buttery graphics, silky transitions and instant access to the renowned
A 7.9-inch tablet with a multitouch LED-backlit display, the Iconia A1-810 packs a premium performance in a slim, sexy package. It combines Jelly Bean, the latest version of the Android operating system, with a potent Quad Cortex A7 chip, 1GB of DDR3L RAM, advanced 802.11n wireless technology, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS radios, and dual cameras: another example of how Acer brings software and hardware together to give users a complete mobile-computing experience.
The stylish Acer Iconia B1-A71, meanwhile, is a unique multimedia companion designed to fit the needs of the Internet-savvy, on-the-go generation. It features smooth, speedy 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU performance, a high-brightness 1024x600-pixel 7-inch display and a trendsetting industrial look that's made extra durable by Acer's double injection technology. Built with extraordinary precision, the B1-A71's sleek, lightweight frame also includes micro-USB and micro-SD slots, a front-facing camera, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and reliable battery performance that can last up to 270 hours of standby time.
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