NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Acer today unveiled the 2-in-1 Acer One®, a notebook and tablet combined in one flexible device with four modes for touch, typing, viewing, and sharing at any time. The smart device featuring a magnetic detachable Acer Snap Hinge™ design for easy transition between modes, latch-free keyboard docking, and additional storage capabilities, will be exclusively available in India through Amazon.in. The Acer One® is the ideal companion that helps users stay in touch and remain connected wherever they go.
The Acer One® is targeted at young consumers, who are always online – be it social networking or browsing the web, are avid online shoppers, love playing online games or watch movies, anywhere and anytime. The device is best suited for consumers who are looking for a compact, portable and multi-functional device for balancing productivity and entertainment.
S Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer India said, “The Acer One® is a stunning addition to the Acer portfolio of connected devices. A brilliant package of productivity, portability, flexibility and vibrancy, this is the real ‘bender’ － putting you in control of your world － work or play. Indian consumers being intrinsically multitaskers will love this device as it helps us to do just that – achieve more from each moment of our lives.”
The Acer One® with up to 32GB of storage in the detachable screen, is powered by an Intel® Atom™ quad-core processor for faster performance and multitasking in all modes. It comes in 2 variants, which provides additional benefit to the consumers as they can choose between a 1 GB RAM or a 2 GB RAM variant. The pre-installed OS – Windows 8.1, includes several intuitive features, such as InstantGo that keeps data and apps up-to-date even when the screen is off by maintaining an Internet connection along with an efficient power-saving feature so it’s ready to go at any moment.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Samir Kumar, Director Category Management, Amazon India said, “We are excited to offer our customers across India an easy and convenient access to the new Acer One®. This is in line with our vision of providing customers across India a wide selection at competitive prices and a trustworthy shopping experience every time they shop on Amazon.in. Increasingly, we are witnessing a growing demand from customers for gadgets that are not just user-friendly but also offer a seamless experience between business & entertainment functionalities. We are certain that the Acer One® will resonate very well with the youth.”
The Precision Touchpad enhances sensitivity and accuracy for the same visual experience as using a touch screen and supports six core Windows 8.1 Touchpad gestures for improved navigation and smooth gestures. The spacious keyboard ensures comfortable and productive typing, while an optional keyboard dock with integrated hard-disk offers additional storage of up to 500GB. Also included is 1TB of storage with a free one-year subscription to OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage platform.
Vineet Durani, Director – Windows Business Group, Microsoft India said, “Young Indian consumers today want to be always connected to the Internet. Social networking, online shopping or just web browsing are some of the top activities, all enabled by the cloud while on the move, without sacrificing scale, speed or cost. This is best realized through our all-new category of devices called 2-in-1s which are affordable, deliver great performance and help you be more productive. The Acer One from Acer is the latest Windows 2-in-1, offering the efficiency and productivity of a PC and the ease and mobility of a tablet. It is a great companion device for the youth and we are excited to be a part of the launch today.”
“We are excited to be working with Acer in bringing these new mobile devices to consumers in India. The Acer One® 2 in 1 powered by Intel® processors will deliver superior computing performance and great battery life to keep pace with today’s mobile lifestyle” said Sandeep Aurora, Director Marketing and Market Development, Intel South Asia.
Key features of the Acer One®
Move between 4 modes for seamless touch, typing, viewing, and sharing
From students who want a device for study and play, to business travelers needing multi-functional methods of working and staying socially connected on the go, the Acer One® fits smartly anywhere with four modes of usage — notebook, pad, display, and tent.
- Notebook mode – A fully functional laptop with keyboard, offers efficiency for work and productivity, precise and ample keys for comfortable typing.
- Pad mode – Use it as tablet — load your favorite web pages, play exciting game, or watching latest movies, fits nicely in your hand.
- Display mode – Present your proposal or broadcast a video conference, share photos or movies with others, offers a large size of photo frame.
- Tent mode – The perfect mode when you need to use it in a narrow space, e.g. viewing recipes in the kitchen or setting the device up on a bookshelf.
With Microsoft InstantGo Stay refreshed, up-to-date, reachable whenever a network connection is available
- Incredible Instant on user experience: Less than 300ms exit latency from power button press to display enabled
- Real-time data refresh: Instantly receive notice whenever you are with an available network connection
- Efficient power-saving: Less than 5% battery drain over 16 hours period in InstantGo
Enjoy sharing and having fun with friends
- Store more movie, music, photos with a microSD™ Card: Storage up to 32 GB, Transfer and share file with others, Easy to bring on the go
- Micro HDMI support (USB 2.0): Enjoy movie with friends on a Big Screen
- Front and back cameras for Web Chatting and taking snaps on the go
Pricing and Availability in India
The Acer One® will be available in India from February 03, 2015 with a limited period special price starting at Rs. 19,999/-.To find out more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please visit www.amazon.co.in/dp/B00SWFDP3Y.