Every new device Acer revealed at CES 2024

  • Acer has unveiled a gamut of new devices at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) event held in Las Vegas.
  • The company has introduced a set of new gaming monitors, new notebooks, new gaming-focused WiFi routers and new products in its true-to-life 3D display offerings.
  • Most of the products are slated to launch in the Africa region, but specifically South African availability and pricing are yet to be revealed.

CES 2024 is happening right now in Las Vegas, and the tech world is taking notice of all the new consumer tech products soon to hit the market, from all the biggest names in the space. One of which is Acer, who has launched a wide range of new products at the showcase, including new sets of notebooks, new gaming monitors, new routers and the extension of the SpatialLabs product line.

We have already seen the likes of Samsung announce new glare-free OLED displays for your home entertainment system. Not to be left behind, Acer has launched four new screen displays at CES 2024, as well as three new Swift notebook models, four new Aspire machines, and two new gaming-specific WiFi routers.

New Predator gaming monitors from Acer

Acer launched the Predator Z57, X34 V3, X34 X and X39 gaming monitors at CES 2024. Starting with the huge 57″ (144cm) Predator Z57, the new PC monitor uses 2304-zone MiniLED technology to maintain high-quality pictures even during dark scenes or areas with a lot of black.

The new Predator Z57 is a massive curved gaming monitor capable of 1 000 nit brightness.

Apart from high-resolution gaming, the vast real estate you can expect with the monitor also makes it ideal for productivity, and Acer knows this which is why the PC screen comes with new features like picture-in-picture which can split the screen to show output from two sources at the same time – think of it as having two monitors instead of one thanks to two HDMI ports. This machine will retail for $2 499.99.

The smaller 34″ Predator X34 V3 also includes the MiniLED technology and offers 21:9 ultrawide QHD resolution. It will carry a more affordable tag at $899.99 as essentially a smaller version of the Z57.

Though not as vast as the Z57, the X34 V3 provides high-quality imaging thanks to the same MiniLED technology.

Acer also introduced two OLED screens, the Predator X39 and the Predator X34 X. These are 39″ and 34″ screens respectively. “Both deliver UWQHD (3440×1440) resolution with up to a 240 Hz refresh rate and 0.01 ms pixel response time, ensuring gameplay is smooth and free of stutter and lag,” Acer says of the OLED screens. You can pick up these screens for $1 499.99 for the X39, and $1 299.99 for the X34 X.

In terms of availability, local information is still unavailable, but we are in contact with Acer representatives to find out when exactly these products will hit SA shelves. Internationally, however, we know that all four new Predator monitors will be available in North America from Q2 2024.

An updated lineup of notebooks – Aspire and Swift

Four new Aspire machines were introduced at CES 2024 by Acer – the Aspire Vero 16, two versions of the Aspire Go 14, and the Aspire Go 15.

The Acer Aspire Vero 16 is one of Acer’s new AI-powered PCs, packed with the latest Intel Core Ultra 7 processor. “The Acer Aspire Vero 16 is made for those who are looking for an eco-conscious choice without sacrificing performance,” Acer explains. The notebook comes with Intel AI Boost for a faster machine which Acer says has been manufactured to be carbon neutral and boasts increased usage of PCR materials in the chassis.

You will be able to pick up an Aspire Vero 16 for $749.99, available in the Africa region from March 2024.

The Aspire Vero 16 represents the company’s latest AI notebook hopes and features Intel AI Boost features.

Meanwhile, the new Aspire Go notebooks (14 and 15) represent home use, family devices. These are much more affordable than the Vero 16. The Aspire Go lineup are all powered by (up to) Intel Core i3 N-Series processers, and can boast AMD Ryzen 7000 Series chips.

The Acer Aspire Go 15 and 14 models are more affordable notebooks for the home.

All models have up to 10 hours of battery life, according to Acer and come with up to 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 1 TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 SSD storage. In terms of pricing and availability, the Aspire Go 15 can be expected to retail for $249.99 and ship to the Africa region from February.

From March, you can find the Aspire Go 14 on African shelves, retailing for $250.

Then we have new offerings from Acer’s ultra-thin and light Swift notebooks. These include the Swift X 14, Swift Go 14 and the Swift Go 16.

The Acer Swift range of notebooks combines improved portability, with performance and a variety of use-cases.

“Verified as Intel Evo platform laptops, the new Acer Swift Go 16 and Swift Go 14 are powered by new Intel Core Ultra processors and Intel Arc built-in GPUs, delivering the in-demand pairing of premium performance and all-day battery life of up to 12.5 hours for the 14-inch laptop and up to 10.5 hours for the 16-inch version,” the company claims of its new Swift range.

For utmost portability, the Swift range features an aluminium chassis, which can be opened completely flat at 180 degrees. In addition, the Swift Go laptops now support up to 32GB LPDDR5X memory and up to an upgradable 2TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD with dual slots.

The meatiest of the bunch is the Acer Swift X 14, which features the latest Intel Core Ultra processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptop GPUs, and a newly Calman-verified 2.8K OLED screen panel.

“Powered by new Intel Core Ultra H-Series processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPUs, the premium laptop enables faster AI-enhanced workflows for higher quality live streaming, video editing, and 3D rendering,” Acer explains of the X 14. This notebook is slated to be for content creators, as well as professional life and even school work.

The top-of-the-range Acer Swift X 14 retails for $1 399.99 and will be available across Africa from February. Meanwhile, the Acer Swift Go 16 retails for $799.99, and the Swift Go 14 at $749.99. Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region, Acer says.

New gaming-focused routers and an expansion of the Acer SpatialLabs range

Not yet quenched by its offering of serious gaming notebooks and screens from the Predator range, Acer is now adding two new Predator routers in the hopes of hitting multiplayer latency (ping) as low as 1 ms. The routers will reportedly boast the power of Qualcomm’s Immersive Home Platform, and tri-band WiFi 7.

The two routers shown by Acer at CES 2024 include the Predator Connect X7 5G CPE router, and the Predator Connect T7 WiFi 7 Mesh Router. The manufacturer has yet to announce local pricing and availability for these products.

Predator Connect T7 WiFi 7 Mesh Router, probably among the sleeker routers out there

“We are excited to announce the latest Predator routers with 5G and Wi-Fi 7 connectivity options, empowering gamers to take their gameplay to new heights,” said Wayne Ma, general manager, Connectivity, at Acer.

“Thanks to Qualcomm’s Immersive Home Platform and quad-core processors, the new Predator routers bring next-level performance and speed output to a wider range of players and gaming environments.” 

Together with the likes Quark internet from local ISP Clear Access, with speeds of up to 500mbps fine-tuned for gaming, these latest Acer routers could make for a potent combo for esports pros, or hardcore amateurs.

Finally, Acer has launched a new notebook and gaming monitor in its Spatiallabs Stereoscopic 3D portfolio. These products are unfortunately the only ones in the bunch to outright be stated not for release in South Africa.

Acer SpatialLabs produces 3D media without the need for specialised glasses. The company hasn’t revealed much of the technology that is powering the “true to life” 3D displays but says that the new gaming monitor – Predator SpatialLabs View 27 – leverages “proprietary shader and driver technique to develop individual 3D profiles with existing depth information from the games. The latest 3D Ultra mode, with its second virtual camera, showcases greater depth and geometry in every scene, while also offering a wider collection of 3D stereo configurations to allow gamers to customize visual effects and intensity to their liking.”

For the notebook – the Acer Aspire 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition – Acer is integrating its SpatialLabs 3D technology in the shell of the Acer Aspire 15 notebook to allow more than just out-of-the-screen 3D images, but an improvement of 2D imagery as well.

“SpatialLabs Go brings another level of content immersion as it utilizes Acer’s proprietary AI models to transform 2D content to 3D in real-time. Whether it is a photo of beautiful scenery, a video of precious memories, or even a YouTube video, SpatialLabs Go generates depth maps for your 2D content and turns it into stunning stereoscopic 3D in the blink of an eye,” the company explains.

The Acer Aspire 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition will be available in North America in February, starting at $1 399.99, while the Predator SpatialLabs View 27 will be available in North America in Q2 2024, starting at $1 999.

Acer says that it isn’t done with its announcements at CES 2024, so keep an eye open for more Acer device coverage from Hypertext. You can find out more specifics about all the above new products here.


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