Acer announced today that eight of its products have been honored with a 2017 Good Design Award for outstanding product design. The award-winning Acer products include a 360-degree camera, 360-degree dash cam, indoor air quality monitor, all-in-one desktop PC, and four notebooks.
The award-winning Acer products were selected from 4,495 entries from around the world by an independent panel of experts. The products were assessed according to criteria such as degree of innovation, formal quality, functionality and ecological compatibility.
Acer Holo360 Camera
The Acer Holo360 is powered by the Qualcomm® Connected Camera Platform with a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 mobile processor. Combining the power to stitch videos in real-time, integrated LTE connectivity, and a 3-inch touchscreen for operation, the Acer Holo360 provides an all-in-one solution for live streaming 360-degree videos. The 2017 Good Design Awards jury panel commented that “in our eyes that in this era when mobile phones have replaced most products, new technology is escaping this fate by the power of design. This product is no exception.”
Acer Vision360 Dash Cam
With two ultra-high quality cameras working together to provide 360-degree coverage, the Acer Vision360 makes sure that every angle around the user’s car is completely recorded in crisp, 4K-quality video. When an object collides with the vehicle when it is in motion; the device will trigger a recording that includes GPS coordinates of where the incident occurred. The jury panel remarked that the Vision360 is a “360 degrees shooting system [that] catches up with the future trend firmly, and repeated efforts are made to go beyond conventional drive recorder products.”
Acer Air Monitor
The Acer Air Monitor features a sleek and simple design, the device allows real-time monitoring of key air quality indicators through a dedicated app for smartphones, and by the changing colors of a breathing LED light embedded on the chassis. In addition, home automation based on air quality indicators, such as activating an air purifier, can be achieved thanks to IFTTT integration.
Acer Aspire S24 All-in-One Desktop PC
Designed with elegance in mind and running Windows 10, the ultra-slim Acer Aspire S24 is the perfect device for the modern consumer looking for both style and ability. The all-in-one desktop is Acer’s slimmest ever, featuring a display with a side profile of only 5.97 mm. The borderless display and black and matte gold color scheme ensure that the device will become a focal point of any home, adding a touch of functional elegance and luxury.
Acer Predator Triton 700 Gaming Notebook
The ultrathin Acer Predator Triton 700 features an understated black chassis that features a minimalist design, with straight contours and angular front corners. A large Corning® Gorilla® Glass plate above the keyboard serves as a window into the notebook’s cooling system, showcasing the AeroBlade™ 3D Fan and five heat pipes, and also functions as a touchpad. Powering the beast within is a standard-voltage 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processor and latest high-performance NVIDIA® GeForce® 10-Series graphics.
Acer Swift 5 Notebook
The Acer Swift 5 is designed for users who want superb portability, solid performance, and a touch of style. The elegant chassis weighs less than 1 kg making it ideal for people always on the go. It is constructed with a sophisticated selection of materials including ultra-light magnesium-lithium alloys for the top and bottom cover, and magnesium-aluminum alloys for extra sturdiness on the palm rest area. The jury panel praised the Swift 5 saying “The skillful utilization of new material technology achieved a great breakthrough in terms of overall weight, realizing a weight of less than 1 kg.”
Acer Switch 7 Black Edition [i] 2-in-1 Notebook
The pioneering Acer Switch 7 Black Edition is the world’s first fanless 2-in-1 notebook equipped with discrete graphics, made possible by Acer’s innovative Dual LiquidLoop™ fanless cooling technology. Designed for the mobility minded, the new Switch 7 Black Edition is incredibly versatile, weighing less than 1.15 kg (2.5 lbs.) with the keyboard detached. The Switch 7 Black Edition is Acer’s first to feature Acer AutoStand™, a patented kickstand that can be auto-deployed and auto-retracted, providing single-handed operation as simple as opening and adjusting the display on a clamshell notebook. The jury panel noted that many of the features on the notebook “all made a big impact on the judges.”
Acer Spin 5 Convertible Notebook
Lightweight, portable, and enclosed in a head-turning metal casing, the Acer Spin 5 is the style-conscious professional’s go-to device for all types of work and fun. The device’s versatile, convertible form factor allows users to interchange seamlessly between laptop, tablet, display and tent modes making the Spin 5 a perfect platform to create and share content. Easy to carry around, the 13-inch model of the Spin 5 weighs in at 1.5 kg and measures in at 15.9 mm thin, while its 15-inch sibling is just over 2 kg in weight and 17.9 mm thin.
[i] Previously named Acer Switch 7, the 2-in-1 notebook is now known as Acer Switch 7 Black Edition.