Acer’s new line of touch capable laptops and desktops
BY JOSE MARTIN PUNZALAN
Tablet computers may be the “in” gadget these days, but in terms of productivity and versatility, nothing still compares to laptops and desktop computers.
In keeping these up-to-date with the latest innovations in computer technology, Acer recently revealed a slew of laptops and desktop computers equipped with touch sensitive screens, voice recognition capabilities, plus the most powerful Intel processors and other hardware to further improve its functionality.
Here are some notable ones:
Acer Aspire S7-392 – Despite being a mere millimeter thick, this new model amps up the data processing speed of this popular line of Acer ultra book laptops with new 4th generation Intel Core processors running it.
Also given that devices today are gradually leaning to putting more use for voice controls, this also has a built in “Acer purified voice” technology, which reduces ambient noise for better voice recognition with VOIP applications. And while it minimizes its size and weight, it maintains impressive durability with its aluminium unibody design and its dual-torque, T-shaped hinge frame that improves stiffness and eliminates wobble from the screen.
Aspire R7-571 – This model truly embodies what it means to be an all-in-one device. With its unique “Ezel” hinge this laptop can transform into a tablet computer or a digital drawing board all with just flipping the screen.
Aspire V3-772 – For those who work with massive file sizes and require high multimedia performance, this model has up to as much as 2TB of storage or 1TB via a 256GB SSD, both in addition to the AcerCloud for even more storage space. It also comes equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M for clear and smooth visuals along with a Dolby Home Theater v4 sound system for crisp and realistic audio.
Aspire U5-610 and Aspire ZC-602 – These two models prove that desktop computers will not lose its place in our homes or offices. The U5-610 is a high performance All-in-One (AIO) PC that aside from having top end specs (4th Gen Intel Core processors, 16GB DDR3 1600Mhz SDRAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M), it also happens to be a rather stylish computer thanks to its minimalist floating design.
The award-winning ZC-602, on the other hand, may be designed for general home computing purposes but it also packs in features that make it much easier to use such as the hand gesture control capability and the “Acer Remote” feature that allows it to wirelessly connect with other Windows 8 devices.
All these new Acer equipment come pre-installed with the latest Windows 8.1 operating system which is optimized for touch screen devices.
VitalSigns Issue 64 Vol. 3, June 1-30, 2014