Acer announces new notebooks, monitors and portable cases at CES 2023

Acer announced new notebooks from the Nitro and Aspire lines, as well as all-in-one devices with rugged screens at CES 2023, the electronics trade show that takes place in Las Vegas. The manufacturer also showed gamer monitors with an ultra-wide curved screen and a new smart speaker with LED lights. The event takes place across the United States between January 5th and 8th, with face-to-face coverage of the TechAll.

Among the launches it is possible to find models with the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX Series 40 graphics card, which improves the routine of games or multimedia editing.

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Acer announces new Nitro notebooks and more at CES 2023

The Acer Nitro 16 stands out for having a 16-inch screen, about 5% larger than the previous generation. The display allows the user to adjust the resolution between Full HD (1920 x 1080p.) and WQXGA (2560 x 1600p.) options, which directly contributes to improved image sharpness.

The model reaches a refresh rate of 165 Hz, an important factor for reproducing smoother graphics. This feature is welcome among fans of games like Call of Duty, Free Fire and Fortnite. The NVIDIA Advanced Optimus feature is present, with the possibility of migrating between integrated and dedicated graphics modes without the need to restart the machine.

The keyboard has RGB lighting on the back of the keys, which should match the decor of the gamer’s setup. The item still follows the standard size as the side houses the number buttons.

Acer Nitro 16 lets you switch resolution between Full HD and WQXGA modes — Photo: Disclosure / Acer

The new Acer Nitro 17 notebook is equipped with the 13th generation Intel Core HX processor, which is supposed to boost gaming performance thanks to the promise of high performance. You can take advantage of up to 24 cores and an interesting increase in clocks, which can reach 5.6 GHz. The design of this product was built on a chassis that weighs less than 3 kg, which can be interesting for those who are used to bring your own laptop and look for less weight.

The expressive 17.3-inch screen allows two modes of operation: Full HD (1920 x 1080 p.) with a refresh rate of 144 Hz to 165 Hz or Quad HD (2560 x 1440 p.) with a refresh rate of refresh rate of 165Hz. The consumer still enjoys a larger touch pad than conventional ones. The keyboard offers lateralized number keys and RGB lighting.

Acer Nitro 17 houses the latest cutting-edge Intel processor — Photo: Disclosure / Acer

Both laptops have 2TB of internal storage on a fourth-generation PCIe M2 SSD, which offers plenty of room to accommodate heavy games and download movies and series. As for RAM memory, consumers can enjoy 32GB in the DDR5 standard. This memory has a frequency of 4,800 MHz, which should help the SSD run software smoothly.

The internal design also features features to combat overheating of the machine, such as the presence of two fans, thermal paste shielding and vents on the sides and back of the device. The external region of the laptop has ports for cable connection via HDMI and USB, slots for microSD memory cards and two Thunderbolt 4 ports.

The Acer Nitro 16 and 17 models will be available for purchase starting in May — Photo: Disclosure/Acer

Acer includes software tools that monitor device health, with the ability to check system temperature or adjust fan speed.

Both models will be available in North America starting in May. The notebooks will be sold at prices starting at US$ 1,199, or approximately R$ 6,580 in direct conversion excluding taxes

Other Acer launches at CES 2023

Acer has also announced the launch of other laptop lines, such as the Predator Helios 16 and the Predator Helios 18. These models also offer some of the technical features already mentioned, such as the 13th generation Intel Core HX processor and graphics card. RTX 40.

The new Intel processor has a high-performance core and a hybrid design. It is important to highlight the presence of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX Series 40 graphics card, which promises a significant increase in the performance of heavy games with high FPS. The hardware may be a game-changer for gamers and media publishers alike, as it has incorporated artificial intelligence and the Ada architecture. This combination simulates the behavior of light in the real world and develops super detailed scenarios to enhance the user experience.

Predator Helios 16 and 18 models promise a graphics card for enthusiasts — Photo: Disclosure / Acer

The Predator Helios 16 model features a 16-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600p.) resolution screen at a frequency between 165Hz and 240Hz. However, you can also access the Mini LED format to get a more expressive 250Hz frequency. Hz.

The Predator Helios 18 has a beefier 18-inch screen with three different image resolution options (1920 x 1200 at 165Hz, 2560 x 1600 at 165-240Hz, and Mini LED at 250Hz). The model includes 2 TB of internal storage on a fourth generation PCIe M2 SSD, as well as 32 GB RAM memory with DDR5 standard and a frequency of 4,800 MHz.

Acer Predator X45 offers a 45-inch curved ultra-wide screen OLED structure

Acer is also launching new monitors to meet the needs of the gaming crowd. With a resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels, Predator X45 is suitable for gamers looking for maximum immersion in games or even for users with demanding routines. That’s because the 45-inch curved ultra-wide screen offers a wider, more immersive field of view. The model has one DisplayPort input and two HDMI 2.0 inputs.

The Predator X27U is also large in size, but with 27 inches and WQHD resolution (2560 x 1440 p.). Beyond use by gamers, this option should benefit users who need a monitor to perform day-to-day functions.

Both work at a frequency of 240Hz and carry an astonishing 0.01ms response time. Furthermore, they have an OLED structure, which is supposed to give the screens a slim design.

The Predator Helios 16 and 18 notebooks will be available in North America in March and April respectively of this year, with starting prices starting at R$1,649 (approximately R$9,040) and US$1,699 (R$9,310). Meanwhile, the Predator X45 and X27 monitors will be available in Q2 starting at $1,699 (R$9,310) and $1,099 (R$6,020).

Acer Aspire S Series all-in-one promises near borderless screen and slim design — Photo: Disclosure / Acer

The manufacturer also confirms the launch of new all-in-one desktop models, the renewal of the Aspire 5 and 3 laptop lines and a new member of the brand’s smartspeaker family.

The All-in-One model of the Aspire S series offers a slim and minimalist design for a comfortable and functional workspace, both at home and in the office. The 32-inch screen is accompanied by a 13th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, while the 27-inch version houses a 12th-generation Intel Core i5 or i7. Both have been developed with an aluminum frame.

The device is suitable for users with demanding routines in multitasking, multimedia editing and even for the audiovisual experience as a whole. Consumers can also use the main webcam with Full HD resolution and an optional one with QHD quality and room for the addition of a ring light.

The technology of the device allows access to the system without having to enter a password. That’s because Acer’s facial recognition feature, called EyeSense, scans your face and unlocks the screen. There’s also Windows Hello, which reads your fingerprint.

Acer Aspire 5 2023 has 1 TB of internal storage on SSD — Photo: Disclosure / Acer

The new notebook of the Aspire 5 line features a 13th generation Intel Core processor and an integrated GeForce RTX 2050 graphics card. The peripheral offers 1 TB of internal memory on M.2 SSD and 32 GB of DDR4 RAM memory. The storage capacity can appeal to many audiences, such as gamers, students, and even photographers, who store large numbers of images and do multimedia editing. The whole design has been made in an aluminum frame that is available in different colors.

The Acer model will be sold in two versions: with a 15-inch screen and QHD resolution (2560 x 1440 p.) or with a 14-inch screen and Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 p.). Among the available ports, USB-C, Thunderbolt 4 and HDMI stand out.

Acer Aspire 3 is aimed at consumers with less demanding routines — Photo: Disclosure/Acer

The Acer Aspire 3 has been designed for those who want to save money, as the basic data sheet is suitable for less demanding routines. The computer includes an Intel Core i3-N processor and a Full HD display with blue light blocking technology. Weighs 1.6kg. Plus, the frame comes in a variety of vibrant colors. HDMI and USB-C inputs are provided.

Acer Halo Swing Portable Smart Speaker offers wireless connectivity via Bluetooth 5.2 — Photo: Disclosure / Acer

The new member of Acer’s smartspeaker range is the Halo Swing, with a square cylindrical shape. The portable speaker promises interactive LED lights that change color according to different beats and music genres.

Its differential is compatibility with the Google Home and Acer Halo Swing platforms, which allow more than one user to pair and manage the device simultaneously. The resource provides full-fledged operation, without crashes or problems in playing music.

Acer has released a product launch schedule for North America. For the first quarter of this year, the manufacturer announces 27-inch and 32-inch all-in-ones starting at US$1,199 (R$6,560) and US$1,699 (R$9,290), respectively. It will be possible to buy notebooks of the Aspire 3 line in March in the 14-, 15- and 17-inch models starting from US$ 499 (R$ 2,730), US$ 349 (R$ 1,910) and US$ 379.99 (2,070 reais) respectively. . Meanwhile, the Aspire 5 range of laptops will ship between March and April. The 14-, 15- and 17-inch versions are expected to cost USD 549 (R$2,999), USD 599.99 (R$3,280) and USD 699.99 (R$3,820), respectively.

With information from Acer (1/Two/3/4)

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