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Acer Wins Major Design Awards At CES 2014

By David Richards | Saturday | 28/12/2013

Acer has won a 2014 International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award for their Acer S7 Ultrabook and Acer R7 notebook.

The Company who recently released a new 8" Windows tablet are keen to prove that they are still a major player in the PC market with the Company recently appointing Jason Chen to takes over as both CEO and president from January 1.

Chen is currently senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, the world's leading contract microchip maker.

Acer chairman Stan Shih said Chen, who has also worked at Intel and IBM was "the ideal executive to lead our transformation".

The CES win is a major coupe for Acer as the awards are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media.

The second generation of Acer's award winning Aspire S7 Ultrabook Series, the S7-392 has been praised as one of the best Windows 8-based touch Ultrabooks to date.

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 As thin as a tablet at just 1.2 kilo, the Aspire S7 has a simple, streamlined design with embellishments kept to a minimum to maintain a clean and elegant look. The use of straight lines, glossy white Gorilla Glass 2, glowing light and anodized aluminium have culminated in a notebook that champions cutting-edge technology alongside innovative design. 

The latest generation of the S7 features 4th Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 Processors for enhanced performance and improved battery life. It also features a keyboard with deeper keystroke, a quieter fan and Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology for connecting wirelessly to a TV. In some regions, the S7 is available with a Wide Quad High-Definition (WQHD) display. With 4X as many pixels as an HD display, the WQHD display portrays amazingly crisp and vivid detail.

The Acer R7 was made for the new computing lifestyle, which increasingly combines touching and typing. With a repositioned keyboard and a revolutionary "Ezel Hinge" that moves the display forward and into different positions, the R7 makes the combination of touching the screen and using the keyboard more intuitive and natural. Its ergonomic design allows users to explore and determine their own preferred way to interact with technology. It can easily be used as a traditional notebook, a table top pad, a display, or switched into "Ezel" mode, allowing the screen to float over the keyboard at various angles.

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Acer has also complemented the R7's powerful features and high-definition display with a premium sound system that includes Dolby Digital Plus and four 2-watt speakers. Because of its transformative design, the audio channels automatically reverse when switching modes, so sound is always perfect. For the consumer who wants it all, it includes the performance of a premium laptop, the fun and versatility of a tablet and the visuals and audio clarity of an HDTV.

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