Acer Showcases Mobile Devices at IFA 2013, Including the 4K Video-Capable Liquid S2 (Update: Hand-on Photos)

Acer Showcases Mobile Devices at IFA 2013

At IFA 2013, Acer unveils the new 10.1-inch Iconia A3 Android-based tablet with an enhanced cinematic experience; the new Liquid S2 smartphone, Acer’s first smartphone with 4K recording; and the refreshed Ezel hinged Aspire R7 notebook with new touch apps and the new Acer Active Pen for more precise touch control.

Iconia A3 Tablet

Ideal for movie and music lovers, the Android tablet comes with Dolby Digital Plus, creating a virtualized 5.1 channel surround experience over headphones, reduced background noise and volume boost for clear dialogues and consistent volume levels. With a 10.1-inch WXGA display with IPS technology, the A3 is armed with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and delivers up to 11 hours of smooth HD video playback, better mobile gaming, along with fluid and speedy navigation through apps and websites.

The gadget debuts Acer's IntelliSpin technology that expands the tablet's screen image rotation feature, so even when lying flat, the screen image will rotate to match the user’s orientation when turned.

The Acer Iconia A3 is a 10.1-inch Android 4.2 tablet. It has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 16GB storage, and 1GB RAM.

The Iconia A3 has a micro-USB port, microSD card slot, and Type D micro-HDMI port, among others. It also has Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, and GPS.

A 5MP camera is found on the otherwise very clean back.

Liquid S2 Smartphone

Acer's first smartphone with 4K Ultra HD video recording capability is built with a 6-inch Full HD screen with IPS technology, as well as 4G LTE and the new Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity. Also the first smartphone with dual speakers to be powered by Dolby Digital Plus, it is designed with soft curves, a striking red metal receiver mesh and metallic ring highlighting the 4 LED ring flash for low light and macro capturing. Zero Air Gap Display removes the air between the touch panel and LCD module which thereby provides improved tactile sense and reduced reflection boosting readability even in sunlight.

The Acer Liquid S2 has a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, and it's 6-inch full HD IPS display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.

The Liquid S2 is 8.99mm thin.

The 13Mp rear camera is capable of 4K video recording too. And doesn't the red version look good?

Aspire R7-572 Notebook

Image source: Acer.

Running on the Windows 8.1 platform, the Aspire R7 includes the Ezel hinge that allows four modes of operation: a traditional notebook, a table top pad, a touch display, and the unique "Ezel" mode, allowing the screen to float over the keyboard at various angles. It also comes equipped with an Acer Active Pen and features a set of Acer Touch Tools apps that make the most of the unique touch experience.

With N-trig DuoSense, the Acer Active Pen uses electromagnetic induction technology and responds to varying degrees of pressure sensitivity like an actual pen, resulting in a greater range of pen strokes and more natural writing. The Acer Active Pen can be used with gesture controls at the same time, so customers can, for example, resize a picture with a pinching gesture and adjust fine details with the pen.

Acer Touch Tools apps feature the Acer MemoryBinder that enables users to put cherished memories together by arranging photos, add realistic paint brush effects, and tell a story with personal messages. Acer Screen Grasp allows any image to be easily captured, personalized and shared to social networks or pasted to documents. Acer Scrapboard makes it easy to collect images and ideas from the web for reference or share. Acer AccuFinger is designed to help users acquire tiny items on the screen more accurately when using their fingers.

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