Acer Iconia Hits Philippine Shores

Posted: March 25, 2011 in Tech
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Mr. Manuel Wong, Acer Philippines’ General Manager

Acer, Inc. introduced to its newest touch-screen PC, the Acer ICONIA-484G64ns with, not one, but two touch-screen displays.

Taking the world by storm with its revolutionary look and feel, the Acer ICONIA brings to local IT enthusiasts 21st century computing never seen before, bringing enhanced content consumption and a superior level of infotainment that can surely make heads turn in the coffee shop or hotel lobby or practically anywhere.

Its fully innovative, intuitive and intelligent multi-touch display screens help improve the overall computing experience with its aesthetically-impressive looks. So whether a certified techie, a tech-loving Dad or Mom, or a tech-savvy youngster or tweener, everyone in the family will fully enjoy what Acer ICONIA brings to the table.

The biggest asset, undoubtedly, is the Acer ICONIA’s iconic dual 14-inch multi-touch, high-definition and high-brightness 1366 x 768 resolution Acer CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT LCD screens that support up to 10-finger touch. The LCD screens, made of tempered glass, are ultra-thin yet extremely durable, with a scratch- and fingerprint-resistant face made by Corning, a renowned manufacturer of tough glasses. The touch-screen LCDs are also mercury-free, making it totally environment-friendly.

Mr. Derek Ramsey, brand ambassador for Acer

Video support is handled by the Intel HD Graphics with 128MB of dedicated system memory that supports Microsoft DirectX 10, and its Acer CrystalEye webcam with 1280 x 1024 resolution totally ramps up face-to-face communication over the Internet, making it a truly astounding proposition for young professionals and families who clamour for a more life-like video chatting experience.

Applications also abound for the Acer ICONIA with the Acer Ring Control Interface, a fast and intuitive entry point to launch Acer’s touch applications and handy built-in features and controls. The Gesture Editor, for its part, allow customization of touch gestures in launching tasks like opening of Web sites, viewing the desktop or even simple locking of the PC. There is also the Window Manager that allows users to organize their applications on the dual touch-screens or even an external display.

Another nifty feature is the Virtual Keyboard, a smart and virtual keyboard that features adaptive typing intelligence and predictive text input (yes, much like a mobile phone) that gives a real keyboard experience even for natural-speed typing and minimizing errors, complete with a touchpad, numeric keypad and a beautiful handwriting mode.

But aside from its great aesthetic quality, the Acer ICONIA certainly packs great computing power, courtesy of the Intel Core i5-480M (3MB L3 cache, 2.66GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.93GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz 35W) processor that supports Intel 64 architecture and Intel Smart Cache. Providing able support are the Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset and 2x2GB DDRIII memory that completes the triumvirate of tested computing muscle that makes Acer ICONIA a true-blue, power-packed device. Storage space need not be a concern as well because of the more-than-enough-storage-space-for-a-notebook 640GB capacity that the Acer ICONIA boasts of.

The Acer Iconia is already available with the SRP of Php 70,900.00.

Acer Iconia Tab

A first-time tablet PC product for the IT industry titan, the Acer ICONIA Tab W500 comes with a superior hybrid design for an ultra-portable and touch-optimized Windows-based tablet that promotes simplicity, foregoing the need for format conversion for its various applications. Its motto is simple: the Acer ICONIA Tab W500’s hybrid design offers the best of both worlds. It has perfect high-definition multi-touch tablet portability and the full productivity features of a standard notebook via its dockable keyboard.

The Acer ICONIA Tab W500 boasts of an AMD C-Series C-50 (1MB L2 cache, 1 GHz, DDR3 1066MHz, 9W) processor, the AMD A50M Fusion Controller Hub chipset and up to 2GB DDR3 memory chip with a 32GB SDD capacity. Its 10.1-inch high-definition 1280 x 800 resolution Acer CrystalBrite LED-backlit TFT LCD with integrated multi-touch screen supports finger touch and image auto rotation, perfect for its AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphics card with 256MB dedicated system memory.

And just like its Acer ICONIA sibling, the Acer ICONIA Tab W500 comes with a nice range of applications like the multi-touch Acer Ring control interface, touch optimization interface and the Device Control console, allowing for a total touch control for any type of user.

So take your pick between these two iconic products. Either the multi-touch screen Acer ICONIA or the Acer ICONIA Tab W500 tablet PC, you are rest assured you get excellent products that will bring wonders to your computing experience.

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