Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Silver against germs Acer presents a laptop with an anti-virus coating

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Virus-free on the hard drive and also on the keyboard: Acer introduces new laptops that are said to reduce germs on the surface with a silver coating. Also new: models made from recycled plastic.

Acer unveiled four Chromebooks with the latest Intel processors, several monitors, projectors, a laptop made from recycled plastic and notebooks with an anti-virus coating at a presentation today.

The focus is on the laptops with the special coating. Silver ions on the keyboard, touchpad and case reduce the number of viruses, germs and bacteria. Acer calls the coating “Antimicrobial 360 Design”.

Three models will be launched at the end of 2021: The Acer TravelMate Spin P4 as a classic business laptop with an Intel Core i7 processor and up to 32 gigabytes of RAM. In addition, the Acer Enduro Urban N3 notebook and the Enduro Urban T3 tablet.

The devices of the “Enduro series” are designed for outdoor use and are particularly robust. The Urban N3 notebook is protected against dust and water in accordance with the IP53 standard. Four reinforced corners increase the stability so that it can withstand falls from table height without damage.

Four Chromebooks are also new. You get small improvements and the latest Intel processors of the 11th generation. The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 has a 14 inch diagonal display, a full HD webcam for video calls and WiFi 6. The devices run Google’s ChromeOS operating system.

To make computer manufacturing more sustainable, Acer introduces laptops made from recycled plastic. The devices consist partly of recycled plastic (PCR) – 30 percent in the housing and 50 percent in the keycaps. The display and the packaging can be recycled up to 99 percent. The new models of the environmentally friendly “Vero series” will be available from November 2021 for 799 euros.

There is a new high-end computer for gaming fans: The Predator Orion 7000 has an Intel Core i9 processor of the 12th generation and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card. The new 4K LED gaming projector Predator GD711 with a screen diagonal of up to 300 inches and a frame rate of 240 Hertz provides the right picture.

The new Chromebooks start at 399 euros and are expected to be available in Q1 2022. The laptops with anti-virus coating will start at the end of 2021 from 799 euros. The gaming projector will be available from the beginning of 2022 for 1,499 euros.

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