With the CES pre-shows revealing some stunning new products that will be rolled out later this year, the companies continue to astound viewers during the days before the show. With names such as Lenovo, Acer, Nokia, Panasonic, Touch Revolution, and more at the CES 2012 the exhibits are full of innovative devices and new ideas.
As expected, Acer came with tons of new gadgets ready to delight the CES spectators with. Keep reading below to find out more about each of the devices Acer revealed during the CES pre-shows!
Acer Aspire S5
The first chance they got Acer revealed the Aspire S5 – now the world’s thinnest ultrabook. It measures at only 15mm at the thickest spot and weighs just under 3 pounds (2.97 to be exact). The finish on this ultrabook is a sleek looking bushed metal magnesium alloy.
Some fancy new features about this ultrabook is that it can be brought back from sleep mode in just 1.5 seconds, and this can be done either manually or via a smartphone. The port is a Thunderbold port which enables speeds of up to 20Gbps and it has a regular USB and HDMI port. All of these ports are hidden under the hinge and you can access them by pressing the MagicFlip key.
The rest of the specs for this slender ultrabook are unknown however it will be shipped during the second quarter of 2012.
Aspire Timeline Ultra
Next up in the line of Acer gadgets is the Aspire Timeline Ultra laptop. It will be offered in both 14 inch and 15 inch screen sizes and it will come with the Dolby Home Theater v4 Surround Sound speakers. Additionally each model will feature the Acer instant on function and will have around 8 hours of battery life. Lastly these models will be around 20mm thick.
Acer was a bit stingy on the details with the Aspire Timeline Ultra, however more will be revealed during the CES show for sure. We do know that it will be shipped out sometime during the first quarter of 2012 but the price is still unknown.
Cloud services are rapidly taking the digital world by storm and Acer saw the opportunity to create a new service for their customers called the AcerCloud. This service will be available with all Acer Pc’s starting in the second part of 2012. The service is free and it allows users to back up all of their files and keep all of their important documents/pictures on the cloud permanently.
For mobile devices such as phones and tablets, the files will have an expiration date: thirty dates only and the user will be given the option to download them as well.
If this feature sounds somewhat similar to a fruity competitor, then your suspicions would be justified. Unfortunately this doesn’t make the list as Acer’s most innovative entry in the CES however they do have several other gadgets that will delight you!
Acer Iconia Tab A700
Acer is definitely stepping up their game when it comes to tablets with this new Iconia Tab A700. This tablet boasts a 1920 x 1200 screen resolution, a fast 1.3 GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, the Ice Cream Sandwich OS, and it comes packaged in a very light 9.8mm thick sleek looking case.
This Iconia Tab will also feature an HDMI port, microSD Slot, and it will also feature the Acer Ring – a launch menu that lets users select apps from the lock screen. The camera features are unknown as well as the battery life, release date, and price, however you can bet Acer will reveal more during the CES later!
All-In-One Aspire Z7871
Thin is in, and this Acer Aspire Z7871 is an incredibly thin All-In-One desktop computer. It’s a 27 inch desktop with a fantastic keyboard. So how thin is this Aspire AIO? Well, the majority of it is 3.5cm thin, however a portion of the computer has a bump on it that makes it a little larger (but not by much!).
Overall the Aspire Z7871 has a sleek aesthetic look with a very minimal stand and a thin chicklet keyboard. The specs aren’t in on the desktop yet however the keyboard did have something interesting on it: a virtual numpad. The numpad is activated via the screen and it will be interesting to see how users take to the numpad when it is released in the second quarter of this year!