Acer today announces the winning of five Red Dot Design Awards 2015 for Product Design. The winning entries include four products that represent the company’s diverse notebook offering, including the 2-in-1 Aspire Switch 12, the professional TravelMate P645, the convertible Aspire R 13 and the Aspire V Nitro Series notebook designed for entertainment. In addition, the compact and cleanly styled Revo One RL85 desktop was also named a winner.
This year, Acer competed against nearly 5,000 entries from designers and architects in 56 nations, and was recognized for the awards in the category of Computers & Information Technology. The criteria evaluated include the degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, durability, and self-explanatory quality.
“Winning this design award is a welcoming result of our relentless pursuit for design excellence that spans across our hardware, software and the overall user experience,” said Maarten Schellekens, VP of Acer Global Marketing and Branding. “We will continue to explore and engage our customers to be closer to their evolving needs. Some of the highlights this year are represented by the unique Ezel Aero Hinge of our convertible notebooks, the use of premium materials such as carbon fiber and Gorilla Glass, and IPS technology.”
“For 60 years, the most-respected design experts have been convening every year in Essen to seek out the best designs,” said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, Founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, “The laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 have demonstrated exceptionally high achievements and have thus been deservedly successful in the world’s largest design competition.”
Aspire Switch 12 Notebooks
Acer’s Aspire Switch “2-in-1” device is the ideal blend of a notebook and tablet in one device that fits seamlessly into every situation at work or at leisure. The Aspire Switch 12 (SW5-271) offers 5 modes of usage in one unit. Equipped with a unique kickstand design that features a magnetic and snap-on/off wireless keyboard, users can find a configuration for just about any need and use it in laptop, tablet modes with or without keyboard, or desktop mode; and for sharing information and viewing multimedia in display and tent modes. Users can also enjoy 10-point touch controls on a larger screen and use an optional Acer Active Pen for a more intuitive writing and drawing experience.
TravelMate P645 Notebook
The refreshed and multi-award-winning TravelMate P645 notebook provides up to 8 hours of battery life, and uses the latest technologies in video conferencing, shock absorption, and 802.11ac wireless connectivity for superior performance needed on the job. With a 14-inch Full HD IPS anti-glare screen and matte black exterior, the TravelMate P645 conveys business elegance and robustness, while the use of carbon fiber and magnesium-alloy materials present a lightweight design with uncompromising toughness.
Aspire R 13 Convertible Notebook
The Aspire R 13 is intelligently constructed with cutting-edge features that enhance work and play. This convertible notebook incorporates the unique and futuristic Acer Ezel Aero Hinge™ that provides both flexibility and stability. Acer’s patented dual-torque system allows the 13.3-inch screen to rotate 180-degrees and be used in six different ways, while keeping the display stable and in place when touchscreen control is used. The WQHD touchscreen and outer lid are both encased in a slim, but strong, sheet of Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, making them tough yet beautiful.
Revo One RL85 Desktop PC
The Revo One RL85 is a small home PC with sleek, simple and stylish design. Small in form, yet big on capabilities, it is designed to be an entire family's entertainment center. It supports up to 6TB of storage, up to two 4K displays, and 7.1 channel audio output. With its small footprint and discreet design with soft curves, the Revo One saves on space and fits in every corner of the home.
Aspire V Nitro Series Notebook
The award-winning Aspire V Nitro series notebooks sport a stylish and sophisticated design characterized by sleek lines, sharp angles, slim profiles and intricately patterned covers made with soft-touch NIL (Nanoimprint Lithography) Technology. The uniquely textured exterior makes the V Nitro stand out from the crowd. Its cutting-edge graphics and speedy performance deliver the ultimate entertainment experience. In addition to the Red Dot award, the Aspire V Nitro Black Edition has received the 2014 Good Design Award of Japan.
Red Dot Awards
Thousands of global brands have entered their innovative products into a competition for one of the world’s most outstanding awards, the Red Dot. For more information about the Red Dot Awards, please visit www.red-dot.de.
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2. Red Dot 2014, iF Design 2014, Videomaker Best Product of Year 2014, Taiwan Excellence Award 2015