New Delhi: Acer launched three new Windows 8-powered touch-enabled devices in India, in India, which the firm expects will account for about 12 per cent of its shipments in the next 2-3 quarters. Acer India Pvt Ltd, the Indian arm of Acer, launched the tablet, ultrabook and notebook targeting the techno-savvy consumer with an end-to-end computing experience.
The launch includes Acer Iconia W3, which is claimed to be the world's first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet. It features a 8.1-inch display and is powered by Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail chipset. It comes with a 2 megapixel front and rear camera. It also has support for micro-HDMI and micro-USB ports for better connectivity.
The Acer Iconia W3 is designed with a virtual keypad sized for optimal thumb typing. The Iconia W3 will be available from Rs 30,499 onwards.
Acer India also launched its ultrabook Aspire P3, which weighs 1.3 kg and is 0.77 mm thick. It features a 11.6-inch HD display, optional Intel Core i3 and i5 processors, 4GB RAM, Intel HD graphics, a 120 GB hard drive and Dolby audio. It comes with front and rear cameras, connectivity options like Wi-Fi, bluetooth, micro-HDMI, USB 3.0. Acer bundled the device with a protective case and a bluetooth keyboard. The Acer Aspire P3 will be available from Rs 54,499 onwards.
The company also launched its premium offering, Aspire R7, which is a Windows 8 convertible laptop with a new hinge design that allows one to use the device as a laptop and a tablet.
Aspire R7 features a 15.6-inch 1080p 10-point-multi-touch display, Intel Core i5 processor, 6GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive, Intel HD graphics and Dolby Audio.
It also includes an HD webcam and connectivity options like Wi-Fi, bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, USB 3.0 and card reader. The Aspire R7 will be available from Rs 74,999 onwards.
Acer ships about 100,000-120,000 consumer notebooks every quarter, said Acer India Chief Marketing Officer S Rajendran.
(With inputs from PTI)