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Acer unveils its Windows 8-ready Aspire S7 in Malaysia

AvantiKumar | Nov. 12, 2012
Acer's thinnest, lightest touch Ultrabook.

Acer Aspire S7 built to run seamlessly with Windows 8 modified

Photo - Malasysian model shows Acer S7.


Computer manufacturer Acer Malaysia has unveiled its Windows 8-ready Aspire S7 Ultrabook together with range of ICONIA W Series tablets and Aspire U Series All-in-One (AIO).

"Acer Malaysia is thrilled to announce the arrival of the highly anticipated Acer Aspire S7 in Malaysia," said Acer Sales & Services general manager, Ricky Tan. "Since making its debut earlier this year at Computex 2012 in Taipei, the Acer Aspire S7 has been making headlines worldwide as the thinnest touch-enabled Ultrabook. At Acer, we are dedicated to explore beyond limits in design and development of new devices to provide a greater and more satisfying new generation computing options for our modern day explorers."

"We have been working closely with our partners, Microsoft and Intel, to create products that empower optimal computing and user experience in a single device suitable for both content creation and consumption," said Tan. "As a result, we are proud to present all the new products today that will run seamlessly with Windows® 8 on Intel's technology to bring computing experience to a whole new level."

"Windows 8 has been reimagined to bring consumers a no-compromise, immersive and deeply personalised experience. This truly comes to life in the partnership between Microsoft and Acer, with the launch of their devices today. Acer remains a valued partner to Microsoft as we transform lives through the power of computing technology," said Microsoft Malaysia Windows product group manager, Amrita Sapre.

Intel Malaysia country manager, Prakash Mallya, said: "Our life experiences are defined by our senses - by what we see, hear and touch. These human senses are also at the foundation of Intel's vision for the Ultrabook to deliver a no-compromise, must-have computing experience and we congratulate Acer on the launch of its new touch enabled product range. Combined with the increased responsiveness of Intel's third generation Core processor with the new Windows 8 operating system, the new Acer range of products will provide great computing experience for users."

Acer's Tan said the Acer Aspire S7 series of Ultrabook would be available in two sizes: 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch. "Both feature full HD (1920 x 1080) touch screens with electroluminescent backlit keyboard that offer a gentler glow than LED backlit keyboard, which automatically activate and adjust its brightness based on ambient lighting. The Acer Twin Air cooling system (pending patent) extends the battery life and keeps the S7 comfortable to use.

Gorilla glass

"One of the most striking design elements of the 13.3-inch Aspire S7 is the white scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 2 structure," he said. "The Gorilla Glass structure enables a mere 11.9 mm thickness with the strength to handle the impact of daily use. This Aspire S7 model also features a dual torque hinge on the lid to create the ideal amount of resistance for touch control. Its touch-enabled screen can be laid back flat at 180 degrees and the image orientation reverses for easy touch-and-show sharing."

"In addition, the 10.1-inch Acer ICONIA Tab W510 offers tri-mode usability: 'touch, type and view', allowing content creation and consumption in a tablet, in both productivity and presentation mode," said Tan. "It can be connected to a detachable keyboard when typing is preferred with full travel keys for content creation [productivity mode] and can be turned 295 degrees for presentation or video viewing [presentation mode]. The W510 can last from nine to 18 hours when connected to the detachable keyboard docking as the second battery."

"The 11.6-inch Acer ICONIA Tab W700 cradle combo is the only Intel Core tablet in the market, putting incredible power, true full HD and instant productivity at users' fingertips," he said. "The 10-point touch control, ultra-responsive and powerful tablet is flexible thanks to the multi-position dock that allows it to be positioned perfectly for landscape or portrait mode for easy browsing, sharing, control and keyboard productivity."

Tan added that the 27-inch new Acer Aspire 7600U All-in-one (AIO) was of minimalist design running on Windows 8 and is powered by the third generation Intel Core processor. 


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