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Acer Expands Aspire Notebook Range with Powerful and Stylish Models for Everyday Use
(2016-04-21)
Editors’ Summary
  • Red Dot Design Award-winning Acer Aspire R 15 expands portfolio with thinnest 15-inch 360-degree convertible; patented soft-closing hinge allows elegant transformation between four modes
  • New Aspire F Series features premium-finish metal covers in five colors, with a perfect blend of style and performance for everyday use
  • Equipped with 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX950M graphics with GDDR5 VRAM, and DDR4 RAM, the Aspire F and Aspire E series provide ample power for everyday use
  • The 2016 Aspire ES 15 is refreshed with the latest 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, and comes in three new colors
NEW YORK - Today Acer announced new additions to its consumer notebook range with the convertible Aspire R 15, all new Aspire F Series with premium metal covers, and the stylish Aspire E Series and Aspire ES 15 for everyday computing, all of which are powered by Windows 10. “We have expanded our Aspire notebook line to provide stylish, and powerful options for everyday use,” said James Lin, general manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “From casual to serious users, design-conscious to budget-conscious, there’s an Acer notebook that suits any way of life and level of productivity required.”

“With the new modern experiences enabled by Windows 10, Acer’s newest additions to the Aspire notebook line will empower people to do great things,” said Nick Parker, corporate vice president, OEM Division, Microsoft Corp. “We’re also thrilled with the recent refresh of Acer’s commercial notebooks that furthers our joint solutions to education customers.”

“Acer and Intel have a history of working closely together to deliver innovative designs and great computing experiences,” said Navin Shenoy, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Computing group, Intel Corp. “With the Aspire family of notebooks and 2-in-1s, Acer has taken advantage of the great performance, long battery life and unique experiences enabled by 6th Generation Intel Core processors to give consumers a wide range of devices for every need.”

360-degree Versatility with the Aspire R 15
The Acer Aspire R 15 was awarded the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016 for its excellent blend of design and usability. The metal top cover features a hairline-brushed finish, and the bottom cover is made of 40% glass fiber and silver particles, which improves rigidity while maintaining a thin profile. Diamond-cut edges complement the 360-degree versatility of the Aspire R 15, which can lay perfectly flat at 180-degrees, and with Acer’s patented soft-closing hinge design, converting between laptop, tablet, display and tent modes has never been so elegant.

The Aspire R 15 features 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, up to 12GB DDR4 memory with fast speed and low power consumption, up to NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX graphics and a reversible USB 3.1 Type-C port. Acer ExoAmp Antenna technology allows for improved connectivity – with an optimized antenna position, it avoids system noise and provides a faster, smooth, and stable wireless experience through its metal cover. Users also benefit from rapid connectivity with 2x2 MU-MIMO wireless and extended battery life of up to 9 hours .

It delivers innovative Windows 10 features, including Cortana with Voice & Skype for Business Certification, making it more personal and secure. The Aspire R 15 boasts striking visual effects with its IPS display and new Acer Color Intelligence technology. Audio-wise, Acer TrueHarmony and Dolby® Audio™ provide a truly immersive experience, while automatically reversing audio channels according to the orientation and mode of the device.

Everyday Computing in Style with the Aspire F 15 and Aspire E Series
Acer has introduced premium-finish metal covers to its mainstream notebook line with its new Aspire F Series. Available in five colors (Sparkly Silver, Obsidian Black, Indigo Blue, Wine Red, and Marble White), the Aspire F Series is a perfect blend of style and performance for everyday use. The 2016 Acer Aspire E Series is refreshed with seven color options, available in Marble White, Steel Grey, Twilight Purple, Red Copper, Obsidian Black, Rococo Red and Indigo Blue, each model features a metallic horizontal hairline-brush design with a premium textile pattern.

Equipped with 6th Generation Intel Core processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX950M graphics with GDDR5 VRAM, and DDR4 RAM, the Aspire F and Aspire E series provide ample power for everyday use. Wired connectivity includes a USB Type-C port in addition to other essentials, while 802.11ac MU-MIMO technology provides blazing fast wireless connectivity.

Both the Aspire F and Aspire E Series are powered by Windows 10 and feature Acer ExaColor technology, with meticulously, step-by-step tuned displays bringing out colorful and vivid details, while Acer BluelightShield technology allows people to adjust the screen’s blue-light emission for extended periods of use. Acer TrueHarmony provides immersive and pure sound for entertainment, and Skype for Business certification ensures crisp and clear communication.

Enhanced Productivity with the Aspire ES 15
Meanwhile, the Aspire ES 15 is refreshed with the latest 6th Generation Intel Core processors, and comes in three stylish colors: Midnight Black, Rosewood Red, and Cotton White. Its rounded corners, sleek highlights and modern textured pattern on the top cover and palm rest offer an attractive profile which is as eye-catching as it is fashionable.

Pricing and Availability
The Acer Aspire R 15 will be available in North America in May with prices starting at $699; and in EMEA in May with prices starting at €799. The Acer Aspire F Series will be available in North America in May with prices starting at $499; in EMEA in May with prices starting at €499; and in China in May with prices starting at ¥4,499.

The Acer Aspire E Series will be available in North America in May with prices starting at $399; in EMEA in May with prices starting at €499; and in China in April with prices starting at ¥2,999.

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.

The new Aspire notebooks were unveiled today at the next@acer press event at 4 World Trade Center in New York, where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions for families, students and professionals. For more information, visit acer.com/nextatacer.