Acer Named as 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree
New York, NY (PRWEB) November 11, 2014
Acer today announced it has been named a 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree for its Aspire R 13 Series of Convertible Notebooks. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.
The Aspire R 13âs display is affixed at the sides to Acerâs unique Ezel Aero HingeTM, which allows the screen to rotate 180-degrees, so the notebook can be used in six different ways:
In addition, Acerâs patented dual-torque system hinge keeps the display stable and in place when touch navigation is used; it is attached to a forged U frame, which also helps to enhance stiffness while maintaining the notebookâs slim design. These unique hinges enable the Aspire R 13 to combine the productivity features of a traditional clamshell notebook with the convenience of a tablet.
Thin and lightweight at less than 1 inch thick and just over 3 pounds, the notebook is still highly durable. The 13.3-inch touchscreen display and outer lid are both encased in a slim, but strong, sheet of CorningÂ® GorillaÂ® Glass 3. The displays are available in either super high-resolution (WQHD) (2560 x 1440) or full high-definition (FHD) (1920 x 1080). Photos, videos, games and presentations are strikingly vivid and detailed; text is sharp and crystal clear. Both displays include Zero Air Gap Technology, which ensures vivid, lifelike visuals. It reduces reflections, heightens contrast, creates bright and crisp images and improves readability in sunlight. FHD models feature IPS technology, which provides wide viewing angles, making it ideal for sharing movies and photos or for work presentations. In addition, anti-fingerprint technology helps eliminate smudges and makes the displays easier to clean, while Corningâs newly developed AR/ETC technology minimizes reflections and improves the displayâs contrast. A built-in light sensor automatically adjusts the screenâs brightness to enhance the screen image, making it easier to see and read based on the ambient lighting in the room.
The Aspire R 13 Series can also be used with an optional Acer Active Pen for drawing, creating and collaborating. The pen works with Acerâs exclusive pen-enabled software, Acer Hover Access, which is pre-installed on all models, and features several innovative applications for work or play: note-taking, painting and editing.
In addition to its innovative design, the Aspire R 13 Series includes powerful technologies, making them fast and responsive for a wide variety of work and entertainment uses. For maximum performance, models offer Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, up to 1TB(1) Solid State Drives with RAID-0 support and up to 8GB of memory(2).
Leading audio features include Dolby Digital Plus Home Theatre for cinematic surround sound, and Acer Purified Voice, a combination of hardware (dual-array mic) and software (voice recognition and audio processing). It is also Skypeâ¢ certified, which ensures webcam/video chats, conference calls, VoIP calls and voice commands are always crystal clear.
To keep the powerful Aspire R 13 running cool and quiet, the Aspire R 13 boasts an advanced dual air-intake design for comfortable and noise-free computing. For all day computing, models with a FHD display deliver up to 8 hours(3) of battery life.
âAcer is thrilled to be honored with this prestigious award,â said Maarten Schellekens, Vice President, Acer Global Marketing & Branding. âThe Aspire R 13 combines intelligent construction and smart features that enhance work and play. Itâs the perfect notebook for those who donât want to give up a traditional notebook design but want more options and flexibility.â
Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace and unique/novel features present.
Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.
2015 CES Innovation Honoree products are featured on CESweb.org/Innovation, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo and URL.
Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's product offering includes PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones â" tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Acer employs 7,400 people and ranks No. 4 for total PCs globally (IDC 2013). Revenues for 2013 reached US$ 12.02 billion. Please visit http://www.acer.com for more information.
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1)Â Â Â Â Accessible capacity varies: (MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes)
2)Â Â Â Â Specifications vary depending on model.
3)Â Â Â Â Actual battery life varies depending on product specifications, computer settings and applications or features launched. All batteriesâ maximum capacity diminishes with time and use.
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