Acer Halo Smart Speaker, Laptops, Chromebox AIOs Launched in North America

Acer has launched a bunch of new products including a smart speaker, laptops, AIOs, and monitors. The smart speaker is called the Acer Halo and the new laptop models include Acer Swift 3x, Porsche Design Acer Book RS, Acer Chromebook Spin 513, and Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513. The all-in-one (AIOs) include Acer Chromebox CXI4 and Acer Chromebox Enterprise CXI4.

The Acer Halo smart speaker is priced at $109 and will be available in North America in the first quarter of next year. The Acer Swift 3x is priced at $899.99 and will go on sale in December. Porsche Design Acer Book RS is priced at $1,399.99. Acer Chromebook Spin 513 starts at $399.99 and will be available in North America in February next year. Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513 starts at $699.99 with March availability. Acer Chromebox CXI4 will be available in North America in Q1 2021 and start at $259.99. The Enterprise variant of the Acer Chromebox CXI4 will start at $409.99

.The Acer Halo smart speaker is a Google Assistant compatible speaker with support for DTS sound. The design allows high-quality audio to be projected 360 degrees. There is an optional LED display, as well as RGB lighting on the base. The Acer Halo comes with two far-field omnidirectional mics as well. There is also a physical switch that can mute the microphones.

The Acer Swift 3x features a 14-inch full-HD IPS screen that has 72 percent of the NTSC color gamut and 84 percent screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core processor accompanied by Intel Iris Xe MAX discrete graphics. It has a claimed battery life of up to 17.5 hours and connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), USB-C, Thunderbolt 4, and USB 3.2 Gen 2 port. The Acer Swift 3x weighs 1.37kg.

The Porsche Design Acer Book RS has an all-metal chassis and is powered by up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and an Nvidia GeForce MX350 GPU. It features a 14-inch full-HD display with a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio, 16GB RAM, and a claimed 17 hours of battery life. You get Dual-band Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), a full array of ports (USB-C, Thunderbolt 4, and USB 3.2 Gen 2), and Windows Hello support.

The Acer Chromebook Spin series includes the Acer Chromebook Spin 513 and the Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513. The company says these are its first notebook powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c processor. The graphics are handled by the Qualcomm Adreno 618 GPU. The Chromebook Spin 513 has up to 14 hours of battery life, optional 4G connectivity, a 13.3-inch full-HD IPS touchscreen display, and weighs just 1.2kg. You get up to 8GB LPDDR4X SDRAM and up to 128GB of storage. The Enterprise variant comes with additional “security, enterprise capabilities, and cost savings.” It has 4G LTE as well.

Powered by up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, up to five USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, a USB 3.2 Type-C port, and two HDMI ports, the Acer Chromebox CXI4 and Chromebox CXI4 Enterprise are AIO systems that just need a display to give a full desktop experience. You also get Intel Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and an RJ45 port.


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