Acer Named as CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award Honoree
SAN JOSE, CA, Nov 13, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Acer today announced it has been named an International CES
Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its Aspire
S7 Ultrabooks. Products entered in this prestigious program are
judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers,
engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and
engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29
Hailed as one of the most exciting Windows 8-based touch Ultrabooks
to debut this holiday season, Acer's S7 Ultrabooks are as thin as a
tablet and feature simple clean designs. With their all-aluminum
unibody designs, they are exceptionally thin and light, yet resilient
and durable. Depending on model, they are as thin as .47 inches and
weigh as little as 2.29 pounds and include 13.3-inch or 11.6-inch
full high-definition (1920 x 1080) touch screens that are protected
by rigid lids made of white Gorilla Glass 2 or aluminum.
The S7-391 models include an elegant white design and a glossy white
Gorilla Glass 2 cover that is smooth to the touch, beautiful to the
eye, thin yet super strong, scratch-resistant and easy-to-clean.
Optimizing its touch capabilities, its lid tilts back a full 180
degrees, allowing it to be used flat against a table or desk, much as
one would use a tablet.
The smaller and lighter S7-191 model includes an 11.6-inch high
definition touch screen, and features an all-aluminum unibody and
aluminum cover with an elegant cross direction brushed finish.
Both models include a unique dual torque hinge design which enables
the displays to stay upright and stable even when used for touch
input and Acer's new innovative thermal design, TwinAir cooling
(patent-pending), which extends battery life and keeps the Ultrabooks
cool and comfortable to use. Lastly, a light-sensing keyboard
automatically detects changes in lighting conditions and adjusts the
keyboard backlight brightness.
They include 3rd Generation Intel Core processors and solid state
drives. An embedded Li-Polymer battery provides up to 6 hours of
battery life, and an optional second battery doubles computing time
up to 12 hours(2).
"Acer is proud to receive an esteemed CES Innovation Award," said
Sumit Agnihotry, vice president of product marketing, Acer America.
"We appreciate being recognized for the high-level of engineering and
design quality found in our S7 Series Ultrabooks, which were
developed with premium construction methods and materials and
cutting-edge manufacturing processes."
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are
sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)(R), the
producer of the International CES, the world's largest consumer
technology tradeshow, and have been recognizing achievements in
product design and engineering since 1976.
The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
-- Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
-- Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
-- The product's intended use/function and user value
-- Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
-- How the design and innovation of the product compares to other
products in the marketplace
Products chosen as an Innovations honoree reflect innovative design and
engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time
various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic
enhancements to previous product designs.
Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured
on http://cesweb.org/Awards/CES-Innovations-Awards.aspx, which lists
product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer
information, designer, description, photo and URL.
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has broken barriers
between people and technology, enabling people to explore beyond
limits. Acer ranks No. 2 for notebook PCs globally (Gartner data
2011). The Acer Group employs 8,000 people across the globe, and
revenues for 2011 reached US$15.7 billion.
Acer's channel business model is instrumental to the company's
success, while its multi-brand approach integrates Acer, Gateway, and
Packard Bell brands in worldwide markets. Acer designs
environmentally friendly products and, with its vendors, has
established a green supply chain.
Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement. That
includes supporting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and
London 2012 Olympic Games.
More information is at www.acer.com.
Copyright 2012 Acer Inc. All rights reserved. Acer and the Acer logo
are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other trademarks, registered
trademarks, and/or service marks, indicated or otherwise, are the
property of their respective owners.
(1) Source: Gartner data, FY 2011.
(2) 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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SOURCE: Acer America
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