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Acer Presents Tablets, Notebooks and More at Comex 2011
By Joy Hou - on 1 Sep 2011, 12:00pm

Acer ICONIA TAB A500, W500, and A100

Acer brings a slew of products - tablets, notebooks, desktops, and peripherals - to the Comex Show 2011.


Mobility and innovation now find a new form of expression in the new Acer ICONIA TAB A500, a 10.1-inch tablet designed to maximize content enjoyment, providing the same rich multimedia, gaming and Web experience you can enjoy on your home PC with the added user-friendliness of multitouch technology.

Sleek, smart and full of innovative features, the ICONIA Tab A500 will be equipped with the latest, highly intuitive Google Android 3.1 “Honeycomb” operating system, the latest version of the Android platform specifically optimized for tablets, combined with Acer user interface (UI) to reach a whole new level of interactivity. What’s more, the Acer clear.fi media sharing system will be preloaded on the device for seamless integration in the home clear.fi environment to easily access, play and share multimedia across the home network and to instantly publish updates to social media networks.

Designed for rich multimedia entertainment, this tablet comes with a high resolution, high colour contrast 10.1” display with wide viewing angle providing higher colour accuracy for better visuals from different perspective, allowing users to play or share HD video with friends on the go. Complete with a built-in HDMI port and 1080p output, it may also be used to enjoy HD content in full HD on a big screen TV or monitor.

The 10.1” full capacitive multi-touch screen ensures an optimal on-screen experience from every angle. The aluminum outer casing provides a cool look and feel, while its high gloss finish anodizing decorated with laser engraved textures demonstrates subtle sophistication. And despite being just 13.3mm thin, it’s powerful enough to provide fun and productivity in any location.

One of the tablet’s most impressive features is its ability to run and play premium HD arcade games and complex online 3D games, thanks to the multi-touch screen and gyro meter control, which guarantees an entertainment experience on par with the best game consoles.

The Acer ICONIA TAB A500 will be equipped with the dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2, the first mobile dual core CPU, that delivers up to two time faster browsing, for the best web experience ever, and amazing graphics, for optimized HD viewing, 3D and console-quality gaming, and multimedia playback anywhere thanks to the ultra-low power (ULP) NVIDIA GeForce GPU with Flash 10.1 support. What’s more you can relish movies, photos and more on your big screen TV in full HD glory thanks to 1080p HD video playback.

Multiple connectivity options, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1, maximise your mobile experience and keep you in touch with all you care about. The 5MP rear-facing camera plus HD front-facing camera are just perfect for video recording, video chat, or quickly snap a picture and upload it to Facebook, YouTube, Picasa; it can also be used as a barcode scanner.

List Price: $999
Comex Show Price: $599


Fun, productivity, entertainment and work. Our lives are made of different sides that seamlessly blend one into the other. The devices we use should reflect this flexibility and ability to multitask, allowing us to enjoy and share content as well as be productive when there is the need.

This is why Acer created the ICONIA TAB W500, with an innovative design that effectively combines the best of two worlds: tablet and PC.

Capable of reconciling the opposites, ICONIA TAB W500 brings together the userfriendliness of the tablet with the familiarity of the PC, letting users enjoy the greatest entertainment or be productive, at home or on the go, according to their needs. The ICONIA TAB W500 effectively creates a bridge between the worlds of entertainment and productivity.

How? Acer ICONIA TAB W500 is a 10.1-inch multi-touch screen tablet that is complemented by a full-size chiclet keyboard docking. Calling the Acer ICONIA TAB W500 simply a tablet would be reductive. While the high-resolution screen, together with Dolby optimized audio, are synonyms of fabulous entertainment, the handy docking keyboard is perfect for productivity.

The Acer ICONIA TAB is the perfect device for users who want to enjoy a flawless touch experience, but are not ready to retire the keyboard yet. The full-size chiclet keyboard doubles as a docking station providing optimal ergonomics and extended connectivity; plus it features the Acer FineTrack pointing device with two buttons for convenient navigation, an Ethernet port for fast Internet connections, and a USB port for external devices.

You can count on the Acer ICONIA TAB W500 to keep you updated on what’s going in your social networks, or have the latest news at your fingertips, check your mails or watch a movie on the fly, review a presentation or enjoy fun touch games. This is the beauty of having a multi-touch screen tablet that seamlessly transforms into a PC simply by docking it!

Starting point of the ICONIA TAB W500 touch experience is the Acer Ring. Easy to launch with a simple grab gesture, it offers immediate access to all the special features and touch application pre-loaded on Acer ICONIA TAB W500.

Utilities in the Acer Ring include Clean Disk, to manage and optimize disk space; Snipping Tool, to quickly select, tag and clip screen images; Device Control, to fine tune the tablet settings; Camera, to launch Acer Crystal Eye Webcam; Calculator and Game, to reach the games stored on Acer ICONIA TAB W500 in a breeze.

The Acer Ring also features a series of AppCards to effortlessly browse through and launch useful touch applications:

o TouchBrowser, designed to provide a better user experience, it lets you search, open, resize, select content from the web with the tips of your fingers.
o SocialJogger,
o My Journal, where you can collect web clips that are dynamically updated to keep you posted on any news in the websites you find interesting.
o clear.fi to search, share, and playback favourite music, photo, and video.

Acer clear.fi is Acer media sharing system that lets you enjoy your multimedia content across your home quickly and effortlessly. Thanks to clear.fi and the HDMI port you can stream and appreciate the multimedia stored on Acer ICONIA TAB W500 on any of the devices connected to your home network and clear.fi enabled.

Running on the latest Windows 7 operating system which supports today’s most popular applications and media formats, Acer ICONIA TAB is equipped with AMD C-50 processor and AMD Radeon HD6250 graphics, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage via a solid state disk. Easy communication is a given with the ICONIA TAB W500, thanks to multiple connectivity options including Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 3.0. To top it off, the dual, back and front, Acer Crystal Eye 1.3MP webcam, not only allows you to engage in video chats or video calls with your friends, it also enables you to record HD videos and share them on Facebook or YouTube.

List Price: $1098
Comex Show Price: $988


Whether you are into web browsing, multimedia, social networks, or you need to work on documents after office hours, the new Acer Iconia Tab A100 offers unrivalled portability and matches it with the ultimate high performance, taking your mobile experience to the next level. With a 7” display and a weight of only 410gramms, this stylish and compact tablet is particularly comfortable to be held with just one hand. And as it’s so compact, you can slip it in your pocket and take your online world wherever you go.

The Iconia Tab A100 flaunts a trendy blue cover embellished by an eye-catching pattern, and is equipped with Android 3.2, the latest Android operating system with a super-smart screen scaling compatibility mode. This means you can access thousands more apps from the Android Market, and enjoy them in perfect resolution on the tablet’s 7” screen. Another improvement brought along by Android 3.2 is full support of Micro SD card, that now can be accessed from the PC via USB connection.

The best thing is that the compact size goes hand in hand with a powerful performance. Powered by the dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, you can enjoy movies, read books, and browse the web with Flash 10.3 support on this 7” (1024x600) full touch screen tablet. With the 16GB of storage space, you can store your favourite applications, photos, music and even videos on the Iconia Tab A100. Most impressively you’ll be able to run and play premium arcade games and complex online 3D games. What’s more, you can relish movies on your big screen TV in full HD glory thanks to 1080p video playback and HDMI out. The Acer Iconia Tab A100 is also a pleasure for the ears thanks to Dolby Mobile technology.

To top off the rich entertainment experience, the ICONIA TAB A100 comes with a 5MP autofocus rear camera to capture your life best moments in high-resolution photos and 720p videos, and quickly upload them to your social networks, and a 2MP front-facing camera to engage in live chats with your friends.

Organizing your day with the Iconia Tab A100 will be a breeze. Everything you need has been brought together in Acer Day Planner, so that you can check what’s next on your agenda, your emails, the latest news and even what’s the weather like at a glance. Keeping everyhing on track is easier and faster.

Comex Show Price: $549

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