Quick Glimpse: Acer reveals its latest fitness tracker and more

April 30, 2014

The Acer Liquid Leap was unveiled in New York yesterday at the company’s global product showcase.

The new fitness tracker serves as Acer’s first wearable device. Thus far, Acer didn’t comment on the device’s specifications or details.

Along with the tracker, the Taiwanese company revealed its new 2014 product line, which includes the Acer Aspire Switch 10 laptop. The laptop is flexible and boasts a 10.1-inch display (1366 x 768 IPS), which folds back to switch into a tablet. It is quite analogous to the Lenovo Yoga series. If one prefers to do without the keyboard to minimize the weight, it’s also possible to detach it.

Removing the keyboard and having it in tablet mode will leave it at just 8.9mm thin. The Aspire Switch 10 laptop is 20.2mm thick and flaunts an aluminum finish. With 2GB of RAM and powered by an Intel Atom Bay Trail T quad-core processor, the laptop runs Windows 8.1.

Along with the laptop, two Acer Iconia tablets were revealed: The Acer Iconia One 7 and the Acer Iconia Tab 7. The chief difference between the two is the option of 3G connectivity that comes on the Tab 7, placing it in the phablet category.

The Iconia One 7 has a dual-core Intel processor and a 1280 x 800 resolution and so does the Tab 7, which runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and boasts along with a microSD slot, too. They are pretty much exactly alike.

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is set to be released towards the end of May at a price of about $480, while the Iconia One 7 starts at about $140 and the Iconia Tab 7 starts at approximately $210.

In addition to these releases, Acer launched two all-in-one desktops: the Acer Aspire U5-620 and the Acer Aspire Z3-615. Its Aspire E Series got an update, as well.

by micha
Micheline has a a sweet-tooth for dark chocolate and cappuccinos, an almost obsessive-compulsive aversion to dust on Blu-ray discs, and a passion for regularly playing tennis on her Nintendo Wii. Matched with her love of writing, she is the Editor of T3 Middle East's Levant English publication and English website, and the Associated Editor for the GCC English publication.