Acer floods Indian Market with a range of High-Performance devices

by | Jul 2, 2015

Acer launches Aspire E5 Series, Aspire V Nitro gaming notebook, Aspire V3 Series, Aspire Z Series All-in-One, XB240H Gaming TFT Monitor, world’s first Curved Monitor with NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ Technology XR341CKA and Aspire Switch 12 series 2-in-1 Notebook

BANGALORE, INDIA (June 30, 2015): Acer India, one of the largest PC vendors in the country, today announced the launch of its latest range of devices including the new Aspire E5 Series with solid performance packed into a sophisticated design, the Aspire V Nitro-Black Edition with more powerful processing and gaming-grade graphics, Aspire V3 with metallic aesthetic cues, the Aspire Z Series All-in-One with HD screen, XB240H Gaming Monitor with 4K 2K NVIDIA G-Sync™ technology, world’s first curved 34-inch display with NVIDIA G-Sync™ technology, XR341CKA and the new Aspire Switch 12 featuring 5 versatile modes of usage at an unbeatable price. All of the new notebooks and All-in-One ship with Windows 8.1 and are supported by Acer for the free upgrade to Windows 10.

Announcing the launch, S. Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer India, said, “Acer has been unswerving with its promise of introducing fresh technology and breaking barriers between people and technology. We have always lived up to our promise of introducing fresh technology that would allow consumers to explore newer features and innovations. The advanced ergonomic design and elegant looks deliver every need at an exceptional value. From notebooks to convertible 2-in-1s to gaming monitors, we are empowering our consumers to easily create and share content and connect with the people who matter to them the most.” He also said, “The new notebook series and gaming monitors come with all the right features in a compact and stylish design that aims at smart consumers who enjoy their work without compromising on its quality.”

Aspire E5 Series – Attractive Design with Appealing Features

E5-573_red_nonglare_win81_03The new Aspire E5 Series notebook comes in a variety of color options in 14-inch and 15.6-inch displays and brings premium looks, style and high performance experience to the mainstream notebooks. Consumers can choose from White, Red and Charcoal color options. They feature a textile-pattern on the cover and underside which has been manufactured through NIL (Nano Imprint Lithography) Technology, a brand new process, involving 3D scanning of fabric samples, which are then replicated into molds with 3D printing technology and finished with a laser engraving process. The bold and colorful interior panels extend to an eye-catching ring around the machine visible even when the lid is closed.

Powered with the latest 5th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, up to NVIDIA® GeForce® 920M series graphics with dedicated DDR3 VRAM, up to 16GB RAM and up to 1TB HDD storage options, the new Aspire E5 Series provides solid performance for everyday use. Acer Aspire E5 also uses some incredible technologies like LumiFlex™, BluelightShield™, Acer TrueHarmony, WiFi 802.11ac and MU-MIMO to give the customers an unparalleled premium experience. The Aspire E5 series is also Skype™ certified to provide a friction-free audio and visual communication experience. The Aspire E5 was also a winner of the prestigious Computex d&i (design and innovation) awards 2015.

Aspire V Nitro-Black Edition – powerful processing and gaming-grade graphics

Aspire V NitroThe Aspire V Nitro-Black Edition represents the apex of the Nitro series. It offers blazing fast performance, gaming-grade graphics and exclusive cooling technologies allowing them to tackle even the most demanding multimedia for realistic entertainment. Available in 15-inch screen size, Aspire V Nitro notebook also sports a stylish and sophisticated design characterized by sharp angles, slim profiles and intricately patterned covers made with soft touch NIL technology. It also offers powerful performance with the latest 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor.

Powered by NVIDIA® GeForce® up to GTX960M, it provides users with riveting gaming grade visuals and performance, taking entertainment to a whole new level. The notebook is equipped with Acer DustDefender™ technology, an intelligent dust-removal design that relies on the notebook’s high-speed metal fan to remove internal build-up of dust. It helps to extend the product’s lifecycle and enhances performance while quietly keeping the device cool. And when heavy loading or extreme performance of the notebook requires added ventilation, CoolBoost technology’s exclusive Turbo Mode can be manually activated by the user to enable faster fan speed, and lower CPU/GPU temperatures.

This notebook sports a 4K UHD display with IPS Technology that provides wide viewing angles, allowing users to share their multimedia experience with those around them without loss of image quality. To help reduce eye fatigue and enhance visual comfort, Aspire V Nitro series notebooks feature Acer ComfyView non-glare technology. The Audio experience is also enhanced using Dolby® Digital Plus Home Theater with 4 speakers. The notebook was awarded the 2014 Good Design Award by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion.

Aspire V3 – Full Featured Device in a Stylish Design

Aspire V3The Acer Aspire V3 is a premium laptop designed for discerning customers who are looking at a device that is light, sturdy and powerful with ability to be the primary entertainment console when required. A 5th Gen Intel® Core™ processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 840M graphics with 2 GB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM deliver intense power for any task. The Aspire V3 is thinner and more elegant than ever without sacrificing performance. Enjoy adaptive performance that keeps apps flying and media flowing (with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology), all with up to 7 hours battery life. The Audio experience is enhanced using Dolby® Digital Plus Home Theater that provides a virtual surround sound experience.

The Aspire V3 is designed to give the user a clean and classy device for their everyday computing and to provide superlative performance. Consumers can choose between 2 color options – White and Silver. With memory up to 16 GB expansion and 1TB of hard drive storage users can enjoy fast SSD–like access and large hard drive capacity. The FineTip keyboard along with Acer’s Precision Touchpad with ACM (Accidental Contact Mitigation) technology to give the best device interaction experience money can buy.

Next generation XB240H Gaming Monitor – Deliver gaming excellence in every detail

XB240H 24 inch Gaming MonitorAcer XB240H is worlds 1st QHD / UHD, G-Sync / FreeSync gaming monitor. Through NVIDIA G-Sync™ technology, 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, users can have an outstanding gaming experience like never experienced before. And users can enjoy comfortable viewing experience while gaming via ComfyView+ technology, including flicker-less, low dimming and ComfyView display. Acer XB240H monitor has Eco-friendly design which has earned them EPEAT® Gold ranking, TCO 6.0 and ENERGY STAR® 6.0 product certification.

The XB240H gaming monitor has Ultra HD (4K2K) resolution, presents more stunning, high quality image ever. Available in 24-inch and 27-inch models with high resolution not only enhances users’ working efficiency, but creates an outstanding visual enjoyment to every user.

Acer Aspire Z series HD All-in-One – Slim and powerful entertainment device

Aspire Z AIOThe Aspire Z Series all-in-one desktop packs all the essential computing features users need in a slim and space-saving design – simple and functional. The intuitive 19.5″ Full HD display takes full advantage of Windows 8.1. The all-in-one has everything the user needs, including Optical Disk Drive and HD webcam with 1 microphone, but has a very small footprint so it frees up much more desk space than a typical desktop PC. It is built into a panel that is 31.2 mm thin, and delivers a user-friendly and smooth computing experience.

With an adjustable stand that tilts from 17° to 35° letting users find the best sightline for great media enjoyment and daily computer usage. Sound is rich and clear from two front-facing hi-fi stereo speakers that provide absolute multimedia enjoyment. Aditionally, users can access their entire media library with up to 500GB of storage. These all-in-one PCs sport adjustable stands that let user choose the most comfortable way to view anything, from browsing the web to watching their favorite movie.

World’s first curved 34-inch Curved Monitor for deep immersion in gaming

XR341CK 34 inch Gaming MonitorThe new 34-inch curved 21:9 ultra-wide XR341CKA monitor, the world’s first curved monitor with NVIDIA® G-SYNC™, provides an immersive gaming experience with minimal stutters and screen tears. DTS® sound, 2x7W speakers, a zero-frame design with a futuristic aluminum base and ambient lighting options create an exciting entertainment experience with style. The monitor features IPS display panel with a 178-degree viewing angle, providing an immersive experience in games and entertainment with a broader view. It supports 100% of the sRGB color gamut, delivering accurate color reproduction desired by design professionals and photo enthusiasts for precise color matching across applications and print output. The curved screen puts every corner of the screen at the same distance from the customer’s eyes, providing a uniform viewing experience. It also presents a more immersive experience with a wider field of view and increased perceived area of peripheral vision compared to a flat display of the same size.

Designed with ergonomics in mind, the monitor can be tilted from -5° to 35° and adjusted vertically up to 130 mm, allowing the user to adjust the monitor to the most comfortable viewing angle. It also features flicker-less technology to lessen eye fatigue for a more comfortable gaming or working experience. It supports DisplayPort and HDMI inputs, and has a built-in USB 3.0 hub which supports high-speed charging of smartphones and other devices.

New Aspire Switch 2-in-1 series – Provides smooth transitions between 5 versatile modes of usage

Switch 12 win81-07The Aspire Switch 12 is a 12.5 inch notebook equipped with a unique kickstand design that features a magnetic and latch-less detachable keyboard enabling the centerpiece of the notebook to easily transition between 5 distinct modes (notebook, pad, display, tent and desktop). The Aspire Switch 12’s detachable keyboard can work connected or wirelessly and provides full-sized typing comfort along with a pointing stick, for an enhanced navigation experience. Users can also enjoy its 10-point touch controls on a larger screen and use an optional Acer Active Pen for a more intuitive writing and drawing experience.

The Aspire Switch 12 is powered by the new Intel® Core™ M processor for a compelling combination of computing performance and stunning display graphics. The processor also delivers significant reduction in power consumption, allowing it to run up to 8 hours during video playback. What’s more, it also sports a fan-less design that makes it whisper quite, while further complementing its reduced power consumption. With a 12.5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) display with IPS* technology and Zero Air Gap direct bonding technology, users can see everything clearly from wide viewing angle, with vivid colors and detail and even in bright sunlight. For added durability, the Aspire Switch 12’s display is built with next generation of Corning® Gorilla® Glass and treated with an anti-fingerprint coating that reduces unsightly smudges.

Speaking about the Intel powered devices, Anand Dhand, Director, MNC Business, Intel shared, “We are very excited to be associated with Acer in bringing about form factor innovation and best-in-class performance through value for money devices for a host of dynamic consumer needs. Catering to professionals to avid gamers to students, these devices are a perfect amalgamation of looks, utility and performance and are futuristic, being equipped with the best that technology has to offer today.”

Sharlin Thayil, Group Director- OEM, Microsoft India said, “The new notebook and gaming monitor series from Acer is ideal for customers who use their devices extensively for gaming, multimedia and entertainment. These devices run Windows 8.1 and provide a great experience for consumers demanding high levels of performance. I congratulate Acer on the launch of the Aspire V3 Series, Aspire E5 Series, Aspire V Nitro, Aspire Z series All-in-One, Gaming TFT Monitors and the Aspire Switch 12 2-in-1 Series Notebook.”

Additional Speakers Not Needed with Acer TrueHarmony and Acer BluelightShield™ Allows More Reading with Less Eye Strain

The new Aspire E5 Series notebook models include the latest TrueHarmony audio technology from Acer. With a unique combination of innovative hardware and software design, Acer TrueHarmony delivers lifelike audio that takes entertainment to the next level. With a paper diaphragm construction specifically designed to enhance strength and flexibility, the speakers deliver accurate sound with a wider range of bass and less distortion. The custom equalizer optimizes frequency balance, ensuring that movies come to life, music has more depth, and games are even more engaging.

The new Aspire E5 series also includes BluelightShield™, effectively decreasing eye strain by reducing blue light emission from the screen; it provides four modes of use:

  • Low Reduction: Reduces blue light emission from the LED backlit module by 18%, which is as effective as a pair of generic anti-blue-light glasses.
  • Mid Reduction and High Reduction: Reduces blue light emission from the LED backlit module by 36% and 54% respectively.
  • Long Hour Mode: Professionally tuned by optical engineers to reduce eye strain over extended periods.

Pricing and Availability

The new Acer Aspire E5 Series will be available in India from July with a price starting at Rs. 26,499/-

The new Acer Aspire V Nitro-Black Edition will be available in India from July with a price starting at Rs. 1,10,000/-

The new Acer Aspire V3 Series will be available in India from July with a price starting at Rs. 43,499/-

The new Acer Aspire Z Series full HD All-in-One will be available in India from July with a price starting at Rs. 26,999/-

The next generation XB240H Series gaming monitors will be available with 24-inch and 27-inch displays, prices starting at Rs. 27,999/-

The world’s first curved monitor with NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ Technology, XR341CKA will be available in India from July with a price starting at Rs. 89,999/-

The Acer Aspire Switch 12 will come with a 128 GB SSD. It will be available in India with prices starting at Rs. 53,999/-

To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via



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Brian Pereira is an Indian journalist and editor based in Mumbai. He founded Digital Creed in 2015. A technology buff, former computer instructor, and software developer, Brian has 29 years of journalism experience (since 1994). Brian is the former Editor of CHIP India, InformationWeek India and CISO Mag. He has served India's leading newspaper groups: The Times of India and The Indian Express. Presently, he serves the Information Security Media Group, as Sr. Director, Editorial. You'll find his most current work on CIO Inc. During his career he wrote (and continues to write) 5000+ technology articles. He conducted more than 450 industry interviews. Brian writes on aviation, drones, cybersecurity, tech startups, cloud, data center, AI/ML/Gen AI, IoT, Blockchain etc. He achieved certifications from the EC-Council (Certified Secure Computer User) and from IBM (Basics of Cloud Computing). Apart from those, he has successfully completed many courses on Content Marketing and Business Writing. He recently achieved a Certificate in Cybersecurity (CC) from the international certification body ISC2. Follow Brian on Twitter (@creed_digital) and LinkedIn. Email Brian at: [email protected]
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