Acer ICONIA a Finalist in CNET “Best of CES” Awards 2011
2011 International CES
LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acer America Corp. today announced that it has been selected by the editors at CNET (www.cnet.com) as a finalist in this year’s “Best of CES” awards for its new Acer ICONIA, an innovative, highly intuitive tablet PC with a unique dual-screen layout in a 14-inch form factor. Winners will be announced on Saturday, Jan. 8, at 11:00 a.m. (PST) live at the CNET booth in the South Hall lobby.
The “Best of CES” Awards, which are produced and judged by CNET, recognize the hottest products at the 2011 CES, including a Best in Show and People's Voice award selected by the CNET online audience. The awards recognize the most innovative products that set the standard for all other products in the industry. Leading up to and throughout the show, CNET editors will be blogging about pre-show, buzz-worthy products in a variety of tech categories, including mobile apps; televisions; tablets; and cell phones and smartphones.
Designed to provide an optimal all-point multi-touch experience, the Acer ICONIA boasts two 14-inch HD displays and a full range of intuitive and user-friendly features and applications. Multimedia, entertainment, communication and web browsing seamlessly flow across the dual screen for improving readability of web sites or documents. It’s perfect for multitasking, allowing users to do one thing on one screen and something else entirely on the other screen. The convenient Acer Ring allows users to quickly launch applications by scrolling through the application card and tapping the one they want. It also provides fast access to Virtual keyboard, Gesture Editor, Windows Manager and Device Control Console. A wealth of built-in touch applications easily manage content and provide a seamless experience. The Acer ICONIA is based on Intel® Core™ i5 and sports HDMI for high-def viewing on a large TV and Dolby Home Theater V3 for dynamic, immersive audio.
“We’re thrilled that our new ICONIA is a finalist of this prestigious award from CNET, a market leader in technology product reviews,” said Jenda Chen, director, product management for Acer America. “We’re passionate about technology’s ability to simplify and enhance people’s lives. The increasing convergence in computing, communication and consumer devices combined with a heightened awareness of human factors in product design, make today one of the most exciting times in technology. We designed the Acer ICONIA with two interoperable, intuitive screens to be a highly convenient form factor for a wide array of activities. We’re looking forward to seeing it emerge as a popular choice among consumers in the burgeoning tablet category.”
As a finalist for a “Best of CES” Award, the Acer ICONIA is also eligible to win a People's Voice Award. Online viewers following CNET's in-depth coverage of the 2011 CES – from videos to product reviews and slideshows from the show floor – can participate by voting for their favorite product at cnet.com/pv. Voting is open to the public from Friday, January 7th at 10 a.m. and closes at 10 a.m. Pacific Time on Saturday, January 8th.
Videos of the finalist products can be found at http://www.cnet.com/ces.
The 2011 International CES will feature 2,500 global technology companies unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 major product categories including the latest in audio, automotive electronics, connected home technologies, digital imaging, electronic gaming, entertainment/content and more. For more information on the 2011 International CES, visit CESweb.org.
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for total PCs and notebooks.(1) A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company's continuing growth, while its multi-brand approach effectively integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets. Acer strives to design environmentally friendly products and establish a green supply chain through collaboration with suppliers. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group employs 7,000 people worldwide. 2009 revenues reached US$17.9 billion. See www.acer-group.com for more information.
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1. Source: Gartner data, FY 2009