Acer dropped a bunch of new products at its press event today in NYC, with products ranging from high-end gaming systems, an enterprise-level Chromebook, a new smartphone and a range of health and fitness devices.
Let's get started with the Switch Alpha 12, a two-in-one laptop with a kickstand that includes a detachable keyboard.
You can use the touchscreen and the kickstand together when you have the Switch Alpha 12 in tablet mode, but Acer will also offer an optional Active Pen that features an insanely precise level of pressure that can track at 256 levels.
The Acer Switch Alpha 12 will be available in June starting at $599 for the base model. A larger backlit keyboard will also be offered for an additional cost, although the company didn't specify the exact price.
The Predator G1 gaming desktop is a behemoth that needed a suitcase with a handle to make it onto the keynote stage this morning.
If you're a diehard gamer, you'll appreciate its onboard support for virtual reality, as well as its robust internal components that include a sixth-generation Intel Core processor and up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM.
It also has a full-sized Nvidia GeForce GTX graphic card that's customizable up to Titan X.
Speaking of the suitcase, it wasn't all for the show: Acer also announced that the first 1,000 people to order a G1 desktop will get the custom-designed carrying case for free, making life a little easier for professional eSports gamers that travel a lot with their gear.
An extension of the Google Chrome for Work program, the Acer Chromebook 14 is super durable thanks to its Vibrant Corning Gorilla Glass casing that protects users with a scratch-resistant screen and a spill-resistant keyboard that can take up to 11 fluid ounces of liquid without skipping a beat.
Designed for super easy deployment in an IT environment, the Chromebook 14 targets administrators that will utilize the laptops to deploy updates, configure apps, and more. It's powered by a sixth-gen Intel Core processor with a battery life that can last up to 12 hours before requiring a charge.
Nighttime work on the Chromebook 14 is no problem thanks to the backlit keyboard option, while its 14-inch display is built into a narrow bezel that keeps the overall footprint small and easily transportable. The whole thing weighs about 3.2 pounds (1.45kg).
The Chromebook 15 for Work will hit resellers in May and will sell for $349 in the US.
Another unique feature of the X5 is "Find Me" mode that automatically records your location and broadcasts it to your friends in real time, allowing you to compare speeds and even engage in a game of "Catch me if you can" on the bike.
Acer tells us the Xplova X5 will be available in the third quarter of this year, but we don't pricing details yet.
The Liquid Leap Fit builds on the design of the original Liquid Lap and the Leap Active fitness trackers, but this one has a heart monitor that stays on to keep you in check. Additionally, the Leap Fit makes strides in battery life, with the company claiming that it has the longest run time found on any smart band currently on the market. We'll be sure to test that claim for our full review, coming soon.
Like the previous models, the Liquid Leap Fit connects to the corresponding app from Acer that lets you track your movements and heart rate, set goals for increasing the difficulty of your workouts, and even remind you to take your medication or move around during periods of laziness.
The Acer Aspire S 13 is a Windows 10 notebook aimed at the creative set with Windows 10, optional Core i3, i5 and i7 Intel processors, up to 8GB of memory and an optional three-cell battery that can last up to 13 hours.