Acer Launches New PCs, Chromebooks, and Smart Speaker

Posted on October 21, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Chrome OS, Chromebook, Hardware, Mobile, Smart Home, Windows 10 with 8 Comments

At a virtual [email protected] event today, Acer launched numerous new products, including several PCs, Chromebooks, and a new smart speaker.

Here’s a quick rundown of the new hardware.

Porsche Design Acer Book RS. Described as a luxury notebook, the Porsche Design Acer Book RS features powerful internal components, a lightweight all-metal chassis, and a minimalist design. It will be available in North America in December and will start at $1,399.99.

Swift 3X. Aimed at creative professionals, the new Swift 3X comes with 11th-generation Intel Core processors, Intel Iris Xe MAX discrete graphics, and a 14-inch FHD display. It provides up to 17.5 hours of battery life and will be available in North America in December starting at $899.99.

Spin 5. This thin-and-light notebook is powered by up to an 11th-generation Intel Core i7 processors with Iris Xe graphics and features a 13.5-inch touch screen with a 3:2 aspect ratio. The Acer Spin 5 will be available in North America in February 2021 and will start at $999.99.

Spin 3. Acer’s Spin 3 has been updated with a new 13.3-inch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, 11th-generation Intel Core processors, Intel Xe graphics, and dual SSDs. It will be available in North America in March 2021 starting at $849.99.

Aspire 5. Acer also announced three new Aspire 5 models with 11th-generation Intel Core processors, either Intel Iris Xe or NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphics, and 14-inch, 15.6-inch, and 17-inch displays. They will be available in North America in December starting at $499.99.

Chromebook Spin 513 and Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513. These are Acer’s first Chromebooks powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c compute platform. They feature an ultraportable design, long battery life, and optional 4G LTE cellular connectivity. The Chromebook Spin 513 will be available in North America in February 2021 starting at $399.99, and the Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513 will be available in North America in March 2021 starting at $699.99.

Chromebox CXI4. This compact Chrome OS-based desktop solution supports multiple displays and will be available in the U.S. in Q1 2021 starting at $259.99, or $409.99 for the Chromebook Enterprise version.

ConceptD 7 and ConceptD 7 Pro notebooks. Updated with 10th-generation Intel Core processors, the new ConceptD series notebooks feature new Vortex Flow thermals and will be available in North America in December starting at $3,299.99 (ConceptD 7) or $3,499.99 (ConceptD 7 Pro).

ConceptD 300 desktop. This new desktop PC features up to a 10th-generation Intel Core i7 processor,  GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER graphics, and 64 GB of DDR4 2666 MHz RAM. Availability and pricing are TBD.

TravelMate series notebooks. There are three new members in the TravelMate notebook line, each of which is powered by up to 11th-generation Intel Core processors with Iris graphics and optional discrete GPUs, eSIM-enabled 4G LTE connectivity, and MIL-STD 810G military durability. The TravelMate Spin P4 lightweight convertible laptop with a 14-inch display will be available in North America in December starting at $999.99, the TravelMate P2 will be available in North America in March 2021 starting at $799.99, and the TravelMate P4 will be available in North America in December starting at $899.99.

Halo smart speaker. One of the first Google Assistant-compatible smart speakers with DTS sound, the Halo smart speaker provides 360-degree, high-quality audio and will be available in the U.S. in Q1 and will cost $109.

 

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Comments (8)

8 responses to “Acer Launches New PCs, Chromebooks, and Smart Speaker”

  1. stvbnsn

    Modern day Abraham Lincoln, looks like he's in pain. You always pick the best photos!

  2. ebraiter

    Still don't know anyone who has a Chromebrick. 2 that I know of both returned them. I'd wipe it and put on a real Linux distro if I got one for free [somehow].

  3. brduffy

    The Acer Book RS looks nice. I would be interested in the full specs and a review on that one. Reminds me of my MBP. I especially like the finger scoop on the front for easy opening. So many high end machines ignore that little nicety. I never could understand that.


  4. crmguru

    Attention Computer Companies:. Ikea is now making a smart speaker... Please move on to other things... We don't need another smart speaker ecosystem. Work on flying cars, fur lined sinks, a better mouse trap. Enough with the smart speakers.

  5. Greg Green

    Porsche and Acer together seems like having Dom Pérignon with my McRib sandwich.

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