Acer has received fourteen Taiwan Excellence 2016 awards for products across its portfolio, including notebooks, desktops, smartphones, monitors, and projectors. The winning products were selected among 1,180 entries from 202 companies, and evaluated against criteria including R&D, design, quality, and marketing strategy, by a panel of 88 industry professionals. Among the awarded products, the Acer Revo Build mini PC and Z3-700 portable all-in-one desktop were nominated for Gold and Silver awards.
“As a global brand with roots in Taiwan, Acer is delighted to be recognized by the Taiwanese government for product excellence across our entire portfolio,” said Maarten Schellekens, Vice President of Global Marketing and Branding, Acer. “These awards further testify Acer’s commitment of bringing innovative products with excellent design and user experience to customers around the world.”
Convertible and 2-in-1 Notebooks: Aspire R 13, Aspire Switch 12 S, and Aspire Switch 10 E
The Aspire R 13 (R7-372T) convertible notebook, offers maximum usability and graceful transitions between a variety of user modes thanks to Acer's patented Ezel Aero Hinge™. It is packed with leading edge technologies for a faster, more productive, and versatile user experience. For consumers looking for detachable 2-in-1 notebooks, the top-of-the-line Aspire Switch 12 S (SW7-271) combines modern design with the latest technologies, such as the Acer Snap Hinge Gold™ and Acer ExoAmp WiFi antenna, while the Aspire Switch 10 E (SW3-016) features a fashionable and flexible design for students, families and anyone wanting a lightweight device for essential computing on the go.
Chromebooks: Chromebook R 11 and Chromebook 15
Based on the secure and easy-to-use Chrome OS, the Chromebook R 11 (CB5-132T/C738T) is equipped with Acer’s patented 360 degrees dual-torque hinge design, enabling customers to manipulate the display to any degree that is most comfortable for the setting. The dual-torque hinges keep the display secure and stable during touch control and while switching between the modes. For consumers looking for a larger display, the Chromebook 15 (CB5-571) delivers the ideal balance of large screen size, outstanding Chrome performance and sleek, portable design, making it an excellent primary computing device.
Desktops: Revo One Mini PC, Revo Build Mini PC, and Aspire Z3-700 Portable All-In-One PC
The Revo One (RL85) is a mini PC for family use with sleek, simple and stylish design. Engineered as an entire family’s entertainment center, the Revo One is big on capabilities while maintaining a small form factor, also winning the prestigious Red Dot design award, and a Design & Innovation from Computex and iF Design. Also from the multiple award-winning Revo family, the Revo Build (M1-601) is a mini PC that is easily customized with blocks that provide different functions such as extra storage, speakers and microphones, or even wireless charging. The blocks connect precisely via magnetic pogo pins that make assembling a computer as easy as playing with toy blocks. Made to move, the Aspire Z3-700 all-in-one PC features a built-in battery that will last for 5 hours, allowing consumers to perform desktop productivity or entertainment tasks anywhere around the house.
Smartphones: Liquid Jade Primo and Predator 6
The Liquid Jade Primo is a 5.5-inch premium smartphone running Windows 10 Mobile. It provides ultimate productivity for professionals through Continuum, allowing Windows 10 universal apps to provide a PC-like experience when the smartphone is connected with a secondary display. For gamers, the Predator 6 smartphone based on Android provides speed and power to enjoy games without lag, while a gorgeous screen and Acer Quadio speakers provide an immersive audio and visual experience.
Gaming Monitors: Predator X34, Predator Z35, and Predator XB271HU
Predator gaming monitors feature NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology, providing an immersive gaming experience with minimal stutters and screen tears. With curved 21:9 panels, the Predator X34 and Predator X35 provide an even more immersive gaming experience. The 34-inch Predator X34 features IPS technology with 178-degree wide viewing angles, and supports UltraWide QHD (3440 x 1440) resolution, while the 35-inch Predator Z35 features a panel with 2000R curvature with UltraWide Full HD (2560 x 1080) resolution. With a flat panel, the Predator XB271HU features a ZeroFrame edge-to-edge design with a WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS panel that supports 100% of the sRGB color gamut.
Projector: K138STi Portable Projector
Capable of projecting a 100-inch image with only 1.7m distance to the projection surface, the Acer K138STi is a portable short-throw LED projector with all the essential entertainment features enabling people to enjoy cinema on the go, even without a PC. Smaller than a sheet of A4 or letter-sized paper, the K138STi has remarkable portability thanks to a built-in battery and powerful built-in DTS® sound stereo speakers. Equipped with Acer’s LumiSense+ light sensor, the K138STi can automatically optimize brightness and color saturation based on ambient lighting conditions and content, ideal for carrying from place to place.
About the Taiwan Excellence Award
In its 24th year, the Taiwan Excellence Award program was established in 1992 by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs to promote ingenuity in product and technological innovation from the island.