Acer today kicked off Computex Taipei 2017 with much fanfare, firstly being bestowed with a Computex d&i Distinguished Contribution Award in recognition for its longstanding dedication to innovation and product design over the past decade. In addition Acer garnered four 2017 Computex d&i Awards for the Predator Z301CT ultra-wide curved gaming monitor, the ProDesigner™ PE0 series monitor with ultra high-definition 4K resolution for content creators, the Aspire U27 all-in-one PC, and the Switch 5 detachable 2-in-1 notebook. Beyond the awards Acer also unveiled its booth (Booth # M0804) at the show, which features a different kind of booth design to showcase Acer’s progression beyond the traditional PC business.
Immersive, Cinematic and Adrenaline-Pumping Experiences on the Inside
This year’s Acer booth at Computex takes on a fresh approach with its movie-going inspired design. It features a large enclosed space dedicated to showcasing Acer’s Gaming PCs, Windows Mixed Reality and StarVR® Head-Mounted Displays (HMD). The booth’s movie-going feel is further evidenced with its ticket counter with show times on a digital display, where visitors can sign up for a StarVR and/or Acer Windows Mixed Reality HMD demo. In addition to HMDs, the enclosed space is also showcasing Acer’s latest Predator series notebooks and monitors, including the behemoth Predator 21 X curved-screen gaming notebook, the thin and powerful Predator Triton 700 gaming notebook and the Predator X27 gaming monitor with support for NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ HDR at 4K resolution. Following closely from Acer’s Global Press Conference in New York, this is the first time that Acer is showcasing its comprehensive Virtual Reality, Windows Mixed Reality, and Gaming offerings to international media, buyers, and consumers at the same time.
User-Centric, Service-Oriented Technologies on the Outside
Just outside the enclosed space, visitors can get a glimpse into the capabilities of the aBeing Cloud services platform. Developed based on the concept of delivering user-centric, service-oriented technologies, these versatile solutions cater to the needs of businesses and consumers alike. Among them is Acer Being Signage (abSignage), a digital signage and advertisement solution that can help businesses effectively understand and better target the right audiences. The solution offers businesses a complete and total solution by integrating hardware (Digital displays), software (Picture Manager media player) and services (Advertising and management). Currently abSignage is the only digital signage solution that can be implemented on a global scale. It is able to achieve this through Acer’s global reach spanning 160 countries and the aBeing Cloud platform. This reach allows Acer the ability to offer customers after services, such as display maintenance, globally in addition to building them a worldwide digital signage network. What’s more, value-added functionalities can be integrated with each digital signage network such as Acer’s Cyber Mini Mall, a remote vending solution, and abWellness, a solution that works with smart devices, ranging from activity trackers and air quality monitors, to give people the option of continuing their path of health and recovery in the comfort of their own home.
About Computex d&i Awards
The Computex d&i awards are hosted by Computex Taipei and organized by the world-renowned design institute iF International Forum Design. The winning entries are selected by an international expert panel, with evaluation criteria including degree of innovation, design quality, craftsmanship, choice of materials, environmental friendliness, functionality, utility value, safety, ergonomics, universal design, product identity, and product branding. In celebration of the award program’s 10-year anniversary, the organizers introduced the COMPUTEX d&i Distinguished Contribution Award this year to acknowledge two companies that have shown outstanding devotion to innovation and product design in the past ten years.
Visit Acer at Computex
Please visit Acer’s booth (# M0804) and suites (# 0434 & 0435) at 4F, Nangang Exhibition Hall during Computex Taipei 2017 (May 30 to June 3) to find out more and have some hands-on time with Acer’s latest products and technologies.