Acer Earns 11 Red Dot Awards for Product Design

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Acer products receive international recognition for excellence and innovation in design across several categories, including four from its Predator gaming line, three from its ConceptD creator line, and two thin-and-light notebooks

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Eleven Acer products have earned a total of twelve 2020 Red Dot Awards for product excellence and design innovation. The Predator gaming line swept up the most awards with its notebook, chair and monitors. The Predator Thronos Air gaming chair also won the Red Dot Innovation Products Award, which is bestowed to products that set new standards and lay the foundations for fundamental industry change[1]. The ConceptD desktop and notebooks for creators took three awards, and the rest went to Acer’s range of professional and thin-and-light notebooks and a projector.

The Red Dot Award is an internationally recognized award that aims to applaud innovative companies, praise excellence in concept design, and ultimately recognize those responsible for tomorrow’s trends. An international jury of design experts with a variety of backgrounds assess each submission on its own individual merits.

Predator Helios 700 Gaming Notebook

The Predator Helios 700 is a monolith of a gaming computer that pushes performance limits and challenges the status quo of notebook design. The device is defined by its innovative HyperDrift keyboard that slides out to offer a more comfortable typing experience and allow air to flow directly through the top of the notebook. Two custom-engineered 4th Gen AeroBlade 3D fans also help to keep the notebook cool, allowing hardcore gamers to squeeze every last drop of power out of the device’s top-of-the-line hardware. Gamers ultimately get performance which rivals that of a desktop in a notebook with an edgy form factor: metal chassis, 17.3 inch screen, teal blue accents and per-key RGB backlit keys.


Acer Swift 5 Notebook

The ultra-portable Acer Swift 5 is the embodiment of modern design, defined by understated color schemes and a high screen-to-body ratio. At just 14.95mm (0.58in) thin the device is easy to slip into a bag and take anywhere, making it excellent for professionals who are constantly on the go and in need of performance that lasts all day. A touch-screen display and suite of connectivity options, including USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, make the Swift 5 an excellent device for presenting and sharing content. Furthermore, boasting a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor and an optional NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU for excellent productivity, not a single one of its 990 grams (2.18lbs) goes to waste.


Acer Spin 5 Convertible Notebook

The Acer Spin 5 is an eye-catching piece of technology designed for those who want the ultimate in productivity. The all-metal notebook features Acer’s 360° dual torque hinge that enables users to find the perfect angle to read, write, watch movies or sketch. A 3:2 ratio touchscreen3 and rechargeable stylus further enhance the media experience while front-facing speakers ensure that users can enjoy the computer's excellent sound-quality no matter their preferred usage mode. The portable device is powerful, sporting a 10th Gen Intel Core Processor, enabling users to bring out their creative genius during the workday.


ConceptD 700 Creators’ Desktop

The ConceptD series of workstations are minimalist-themed pieces of technology designed for professional creatives. The ConceptD 700 workstations in particular are marked by white towers with a wood effect top, a refreshingly modern design that hides an intuitive array of practical and thoughtful functions such as a wireless charging station for mobile devices. Despite their unassuming design and library-quiet volume, these workstations come with all the power necessary for a smooth and reliable experience doing photorealistic design or large CAD and BIM workloads.


ConceptD 9 Series Creators’ Notebooks

The ConceptD 9 series notebooks are a creator’s dream, featuring impeccable color accuracy and thorough customizability. The device’s defining feature is Acer’s Ezel Aero Hinge™, which allows its 4K display to be freely flipped, tilted, and moved into just the right position. Artists will particularly enjoy an included battery-free Wacom® EMR stylus that offers a natural drawing experience with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity and unsurpassed control. Utility aside, the ConceptD 9 has the power to keep up with creators’ imaginations, smoothly handling everything from simulations to AI/deep learning or projects carried out by large animation studios.


ConceptD 7 Series Creators’ Notebooks

The ultra-modern ConceptD 7 Series notebooks are defined by a timeless white metal chassis[2], accentuated by warm amber backlighting under the keyboard. The slender and svelte device is portable enough to fit easily into a bag and features a Pantone® validated display with incredible color accuracy, offering the ultimate experience in creativity on the go. The ConceptD 7 is part of the RTX studio program and powerful enough to handle real-time and professional-grade video editing and rendering, 3D CAD engineering simulations and animation—all at under 40db, the equivalent of a library room, thanks to a custom-engineered cooling system and all-metal fan.


Acer TravelMate P6 Professional Notebook

The TravelMate P6 is a thin and durable computer made for business on the go. It sports a black magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis for a sleek and professional look that’s strong enough to withstand life on the road, being MIL-STD 810G[3]. Twenty-three hours of battery life[4] means that users can stay productive even on long transcontinental flights, and if working with others, the notebook’s 180-degree hinge enables the screen to lay flat for convenient collaboration. The device features a powerful processor and a large SSD, making it excellent for crunching numbers in big spreadsheets or putting presentations together.


Predator Thronos Air Gaming Chair

The Predator Thronos Air is an imposing command center for the most hardcore of gamers, a steel structure that envelops the gamer for total immersion. Three monitors are positioned in front of the gamer by a scorpion arch and are adjustable, enabling users to find the perfect viewing angle. The structure itself is accented with teal blue lighting and has been strategically designed to have a place for everything: a keyboard and mouse tray, a cable management system, and a platform behind the chair for the tower of a gaming computer.


Acer B250i Projector

The Acer B250i is a wireless LED Studio projector that packs a world of entertainment into one small package, encased in a premium leather-like cover. Full HD 1080p projection and 1,200 lumens of brightness allows the device to produce crystal clear images, while Waves MaxxAudio® technology and Acer TrueHarmonyTM make them come to life with immersive surround-sound audio. Furthermore, a variety of innovative features such as Auto Focus, a centered lens and cable-free screen mirroring allow for an impressive out-of-the-box experience: simply place the projector in the middle of a space, press Auto Focus and enjoy a unique audio-visual experience.


Predator X32 Gaming Monitor

The Predator X32 features a 32-inch mini LED IPS panel with UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution sitting atop an inverted V-shaped metal stand that achieves sturdiness while blending into the desktop. An ergonomic stand extends from the point of the V and allows the monitor to be swiveled left or right, tilted upwards or downwards and adjusted for height. A 144 Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC ULTIMATE brings games to life, while three HDMI 2.0 ports, a DisplayPort 1.4 and four USB 3.0 ports let players connect anything they need to get into the game with ease.


Predator X38 Gaming Monitor

The Predator X38 is a 37.5-inch UWQHD+ (3840 x 1600) display that has a 2300R curve to deepen the immersion and let gamers see more. For additional viewing comfort, the monitor is seated atop an ergonomic stand which can be tilted up and down, swiveled left or right and adjusted for height, enabling any gamer to find their optimum viewing angle. The monitor can keep up with the most demanding of action games, thanks to a refresh rate that can be overclocked to 175 Hz and NVIDIA G-SYNC, and its excellent color accuracy and 98% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage also make ideal for content creation.

 


[1] Red Dot Innovative Products: https://www.red-dot.org/pd/categories/?r=1
[2] Only the top, bottom and keyboard covers are metal
[3] Tested by qualified 3rd party labs for certain tests procedure under MIL-STD 810G (Oct 2008) for environmental conditions that include high and low temperatures, humidity, vibrations, mechanical shocks on drops, rain, dust, and sand.
[4] Battery life claim based on MobileMark 2014. Actual battery life varies depending on product specifications, computer settings, and applications or features launched. All batteries’ maximum capacity diminishes with time and use.

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