Computex 2010 Show Coverage - Part 3


Acer's Booth - Part 1

Acer's Booth - Part 1

 

Our first stop was at Acer, which featured a home entertainment setup involving Clear.fi, which appears to be a "new entertainment experience that allows real time sharing and playing of multi-format content over multi-platform devices."

But before that, we dropped by the new ebook reader launched by Acer, the LumiRead 600, which looks a bit like a Kindle due to its QWERTY keyboard, has a 6-inch E Ink display and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with optional 3G. It comes with 2GB of flash memory and a microSD card slot for additional storage. One of its unique features is a ISBN barcode scanner so that you can scan the books you want at a retail store. It also supports an Opera browser,

We also saw Acer's AMD powered netbook, the Aspire One 521, which uses one of AMD's newer single-core V105 processor and Radeon HD 4225 graphics for full 1080p playback support.

Android phones are the hottest things this year and Acer unleashes another smartphone, this time using Android 2.1 and equipped with a shiny 3.7-inch AMOLED display. A 1GHz Snapdragon processor makes for a smooth lag-free experience that is even capable of playing and recording 720p content.

Of course, the older Acer Liquid gets jazzed up with a Ferrari edition though there's no change to its less than snappy 768MHz Snapdragon processor. It's also running on Android 2.1.

We haven't seen this version of Acer's Predator gaming system, which appears to have a different chassis design and refreshed internals, including the choice of Intel's Core i7-8xx processor, Intel H57 Express chipset and with two easy-swap 3.5" HDD bays.