Stressed about social distancing, confused about lockdowns, and generally feeling like the world has gone topsy turvy? You need some good old fashioned geeky retail therapy, and the good folks at Acer have your back with a slew of new computers to tempt your wallet and distract you from 24-hour news — or help you stream it faster. Your choice.
In any case, Acer has been keeping BUSY. Here’s a quick rundown of everything they’ve unleashed upon an unsuspecting public:
- Enduro Rugged Notebooks and Tablets: At this point, 2020 could bring any number of strange disasters so that you can be prepared with these super rugged laptops and tablets. Sure, they’re officially aimed at people who work outside or on construction sites. Still, with a year that included kleptomaniac monkeys, a global pandemic, and murder hornets, maybe we all need more rugged equipment! Acer doesn’t have all the pricing info listed, but they do note the Enduro N3 notebook will start at $899.
- ConceptD Desktop and Notebooks: Acer is aiming for designers with these devices, including a small-form desktop [ConceptD 100], a convertible notebook with touchscreen [ConceptD 3 Ezel, starting at $1,499.99], and a computer with a whopping 20 hours of battery life [ConceptD 3, starting at $999.99]
- Chromebooks: Nope, they didn’t forget about every student’s favorite new OS, with the Chromebook Spin 713 for both consumers and enterprise users, starting at $629.99 and $1,099, respectively. If that’s still too rough on your wallet, there’s the Acer Chromebook Spin 311, a convertible 11.6 in Chromebook starting at $259.99.
- Swift 5: If you’re going for ultraportable and skinny, this fits the bill at only 2.2lbs and only .59in thick. It also sports a touchscreen and a 90% screen to body ratio, so your Netflix/”work spreadsheets” will look great. It starts at $999.99.
- Gaming Notebooks: There are new gaming notebooks incoming, with the Predator Helios 700 (starting at $2,399.99), the Predator Helios 300 (starting at $1,199.99), and the Predator Triton 300 (starting at $1,299.99). If the Predator line is too much computer for you, there’s also the Nitro 7, which comes in at a more wallet-friendly $999.99.
- Gaming Desktops: Prefer to stay in one place? Acer has you covered there too, with a Predator X25 gaming monitor, Predator XB3 gaming monitors [starting at $429.99], Predator Orion 9000 and 3000 desktops[Starting at $999.99], a Nitro 50 gaming desktop [starting at $799.99], Predator Cestus 350 Mouse [starting at $124.99], and of course, a Predator OSIM Gaming Chair to give you a massage while you frag your friends.
Interested in more details on what Acer has on the docket? Check out the full replay of their launch: