Global tech giant Acer is offering a sneak peek into the future as it announces its next generation of signature Iconia devices, each built to transform computing experiences through beautiful, progressive design and state-of-the-art performance.
The lineup of what Acer calls “handy hybrids”—featuring five new Acer Iconia devices operating on Microsoft Windows 8 and Android (Jelly Bean)—offers to meet the diverse computing demands of today’s on-the-go, anytime-anywhere generation.
One of the headlining products is the Acer Iconia W3: the world’s first full-featured 8.1-inch Windows 8 “handy hybrid.” Slim, sleek, and lightweight, it fits comfortably in one hand—but also packs the power and performance that users need for work, play, and everything in-between.
The Acer Iconia W3 runs on the extremely flexible Windows 8, with productivity-boosting Microsoft Office 2013 suite already pre-installed. It also has its own built-in multi-layered security system, Windows 8’s multi-device universal sync technology, and customizable Live Tiles that deliver real-time content and app updates with screen-popping fluidity.
The software is impressive, but what truly makes the W3 stand out is its ability to capture the entire desktop experience and bring full PC capabilities in compact (and exquisitely designed) form.
It includes powerful hardware features like Intel’s dual-core Clover Trail Z2760 processor, a high-performance battery for up to 8 hours of 720p video playback, a full-size snap-and-slip keyboard (optional), and a full range of data connectivity options: micro-HDMI, micro-USB, and micro-SD. Bringing all kinds of digital activity to life is the W3’s beautiful LED-backlit display, equipped with 16:10 aspect ratio, 1280 x 800 resolution, and plenty of pop per square inch.
The Iconia W5 and W7 Series are also full-featured Windows 8 “handy hybrids,” both engineered by Acer to create the best possible experience, one way or another. Like the W3, the W5 houses the super-efficient Intel Atom Z2760 chip (1.50 GHz); the difference is that it sports a bigger, 10.1-inch Acer CineCrystal HD display—perfect for photos, videos, games, browsing, face-to-face Internet calls, and more.
The Iconia W5 is fast, responsive, and incredibly smart, with notable performance specs that include an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3650 (with 64 MB of dedicated system memory), HD audio support, a pair of Acer Crystal Eye HD cameras, up to an impressive 18 hours of battery life, and a USB keyboard dock (optional).
The cutting-edge Acer Iconia W7, meanwhile, features an even larger 11.6-inch full-HD display with capacitive 10-finger touch control, plus 4GB of DDRL3 system memory and an Intel CoreTM i3-3217U processor (1.80 GHz) that’s known for its fluid, lightning-quick performance. Like the W5, it comes with two Acer Crystal Eye HD cameras, plus a complete set of ports and connectivity options for easy expansion, charging, and data management: Acer InviLink Nplify Wi-Fi technology, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, USB, and HDMI. The Iconia W7 also has advanced speakers that are optimized by the built-in Dolby Home Theater v4 audio enhancement suite, making it a versatile, top-of-the-line “handy hybrid” made for both business and pleasure.
Rounding out Acer’s next-generation offerings is a pair of innovative and ultra-portable “handy hybrids” designed as ideal everyday gadgets for today’s mobile lifestyle: the Iconia A1-810 and the Iconia B1-A71. Both run on Google’s hugely popular Android mobile platform, giving users buttery graphics, silky transitions, and instant access to the renowned Google Play Store: home to over 700,000 immersive apps, ready for download.