Acer not only unveiled a bunch of Predator and gaming-related announcements at IFA, but the company also refreshed and announced some new hardware too. From the Acer R 13 convertible notebook being refreshed to the new Aspire U5-710 all-in-one-desktops with latest Intel processors, the company is clearly upping its game when it comes to offering multiple pieces of kit for different customers.
Acer R 13 Convertible Notebook
The R 13 Convertible Notebook from Acer has seen a refresh, installing a 6th generation Intel processor, latest USB 3.1 Type-C port and improved Wi-Fi connectivity. The 13.3-inch display with a choice of 2K or 1080p is complimented by up to 8GB or RAM, Intel Graphics 520, at least 128GB of internal storage, and support for Windows 10.
Acer Aspire V Nitro Series
The company's Aspire V Nitro Series of notebooks have also been refreshed with 6th generation Intel processors. Acer has implemented a "breakthrough slot-antenna design" that's boasted to ensure 360-degree wireless coverage. USB 3.1 Type-C and advanced Qualcomm Wi-Fi technology is also bundled with either a 17- or 15-inch display, up to 32GB of RAM, as well as a choice of storage solutions.
The newly refreshed Nitro notebooks will be heading to the US in October, after launching in EMEA later this month. Pricing for the Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro kicks off from $999 (€899), while the Aspire V 17 Nitro will set you back by at least $1,099 (€999).
Acer Revo Build (M1-601) Series
The new Revo Build Series is an interesting take on the Mini PC. Acer has made it so consumers will be able to customize their computing experience without having to open up the chassis. "Blocks" with different features can be stacked on top of the base unit, which connect together using pins and magnets so there's no fumbling with cabling.
Initially, blocks like the 500GB/1TB portable hard drives will be available at launch, while different blocks will be rolled out gradually to introduce new features like wireless charging. The base unit is powered by either an Intel Pentium or Celeron processor, as well as up to 8GB of RAM.
The Acer Revo Build M1-601 will be available in EMEA in October with prices starting at €199, and in China in December with prices starting at ¥1,999. US availability and pricing will be announced closer to launch.
The Aspire U5-710 is Acer's answer to those who seek out an all-in-one desktop solution. This PC is powered by 6th generation Intel processors, NVIDIA GeForce graphics and come with an Intel RealSense camera (perfect for securing your personal files and apps with Windows Hello). There's a 23.8-inch 1080p IPS display (with 10-point touch display), up to 16GB of RAM, and a choice of storage options.
The Acer Aspire U5-710 will be available in EMEA in October with prices starting at €999
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Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
Sexy looking Acer is on a roll
Intel graphics 520?
Modular mini PC looks nice. Only if they are smart enough to standardize it, so that you can combine more OEMs into one setup. Just like we build standard PCs.
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