Aside from Computex, IFA is perhaps the biggest playground for Taiwanese computer hardware maker, Acer. At the IFA 2019 in Berlin, Germany, Acer has announced quite a number of products. The products announced include a portable projector that looks more like a Bluetooth speaker, a gaming monitor, four new Chromebooks, a new “world’s lightest” 14-inch laptop, and the new ConceptD Pro series laptops.

Those are in addition to the Acer Triton 300, the 300 Hz display Triton 500 and the “more affordable” Predator Thronos Air Gaming Chair we have previously covered. There’s much to cover and we try to avoid burdening you down with excessive words and so, here goes.

Acer C250i Portable LED Projector

Acer C250i Portable LED Projector

• Full HD resolution projector designed to project smartphone content anywhere, anytime
• Multi-angle projection thanks to its ingenious cylindrical design with multiple planes
• World’s first auto-portrait mode allows viewing portrait content without black bars on the side
• No warming up time and LED module is rated for up to 30,000 hours
• 1x HDMI port, USB Type-C and Type-A ports, support direct playback from USB drive
• Wirelessly connects to Android and iOS devices
• IP6X-rated with a sealed optical engine, plus 4-corner keystone image adjustment
• Battery good for up to 5 hours; battery also doubles as a power bank for recharging phones
• Built-in Bluetooth speakers rated at 5 watts for best-in-class sound
• Available beginning January 2020 in EMEA for €539, $489 in North America and 3,299 yuan in China

Acer Nitro XV3 Series Monitors

Acer Nitro XV3 Series Monitors

• WQHD resolution (2,560 x 1,440 pixels)
• 144 Hz refreshed rate overclockable to 165 Hz
• Supports NVIDIA G-SYNC
• Eight preset display modes
• Built-in black boost with 11 black level options
• Unique feature accessible through hotkey or On Screen Display (OSD) settings menu
• Acer VisionCare with Flickerless, BlueLightShield, ComfyView and low dimming technologies
• Ergonomically-designed stand with 20-degree swivel and tilt
• Quick-release design for separating monitor from stand to be use with VESA wall-mount
Four models:
⁃ Acer Nitro XV273U S 27-inch WQHD 165 Hz (Availability: January 2020; Price: $589)
⁃ Acer Nitro XV273 X 27-inch FHD 240 Hz (Availability: September 2019; Price: $469)
⁃ Acer Nitro XV273Q X 24.5-inch FHD 240 Hz (Availability: November 2019; Price: $389)
⁃ Acer Nitro XV27Q P 24.5-inch FHD 144 Hz (Availability: November 2019; Price: $389)
Nitro XV273 X:
⁃ FHD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) resolution
⁃ up to 240 Hz high frame rate
⁃ DisplayHDR 400
⁃ IPS native 5 ms
⁃ G2G 1 ms response time

Acer Chromebook 315 and Acer Chromebook 314

Acer Chromebook 315 and Acer Chromebook 314

• 15.6-inch/14-inch, up to FHD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) display with IPS technology
• Available in touch and non-touch models
• New designs with thin bezels
• Acer Chromebook 315 features dedicated numeric keypad
• Up to 8 GB dual-channel SDRAM
• Up to 128 GB eMMC storage
• Up to 12.5 hours of battery life

Acer Chromebook Spin 311 and Acer Chromebook 311

Acer Chromebook Spin 311 and Acer Chromebook 311

• Acer Chromebook Spin 311 and Acer Chromebook 311
• 11.6-inch display in a smaller-than-a-sheet-of-A4-paper form factor
• Acer Chromebook Spin 311 boasts convertible 360-degree design and weighs just 1.2 kilograms (2.62 lbs)
• Wacom EMR Stylus as an option for Spin 311
• Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass touch display
• Acer Chromebook 311 features IPS display in touch and non-touch options
• Up to 4 GB dual-channel SDRAM
• Up to 32 GB eMMC storage
• Up to 10 hours of battery life

New Acer Chromebooks Common Features
• 2x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen-1 ports, one on each side, for charging laptop
• Ports can also be used to charge other products, data transfer and connect to HD display
• 2x USB Type-C ports, 2x USB 3.1 ports and a microSD card reader
• Front-facing HD webcam, option for a 1080p-cable world-facing camera on Spin 311
• Intel Gigabit WiFi, strategically placed 802.11ac wireless antenna with 2×2 MU-MIMO
• Bluetooth 5.0 technology
• Latest dual-core Intel Celeron N4000 or quadcore Intel Celeron N4100 processors or Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (315 only)
• Supports Google Assistant (obviously, duh)
• Multiple user sign-on
• More storage on secured Google Drive
• Latest Chrome OS fast boot times of around 8 seconds, with automatic updates
• Support Google Play at launch, afford access to Android and Chrome apps

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All four new Acer Chromebooks will be available in October 2019. Starting price for the 315 and 314 is $279.99 while the Spin 311 and the 311 will have a starting price of $329.99 and $249.99, respectively.

Acer Swift 5 and Swift 3 Laptops

Acer Swift 5 and Swift 3 Laptops

• The latest generation of the Acer Swift 5 features new 10th Gen Intel® Core® processors with Intel Iris® Plus graphics, a new discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 graphics option, and weighs just 990 grams
• The Swift 3 packs a lot of power into its 15.95 mm thin chassis with up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor and an optional discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU, keeping everything running at its optimum speed
• The 6.8 mm ultra-thin Acer Aspire C all-in-one with its space saving and elegant design, comes with stylish looks and plenty of practical features for students and the whole family to enjoy
• Acer Swift 5 available this month (September) starting at $899.99
• Acer Swift 3 available this month (September) starting at $699.99
• Acer Aspire C Series will drop in Spring 2020 with a starting price of $699.

Acer ConceptD Pro Series Laptops

• The new ConceptD Pro series notebooks, featuring NVIDIA® Quadro® GPUs, are designed not only for professional creators but also AI engineers and software developers
• Powerful 9th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and Windows 10 support compute-intensive workloads that demand performance, allowing creators to wait less and do more
• At the top end, the ConceptD 9 Pro is an RTX Studio 17.3-inch notebook with a uniquely-hinged display that easily handles complex engineering simulations with up to NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 5000 GPUs with 16 GB VRAM and 32 GB of DDR4 memory
• At 15.6 inches, the ConceptD 7 Pro is an RTX Studio notebook designed for power on-the-go with up to NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 GPUs with 16 GB VRAM and 32 GB of DDR4 memory
• ConceptD 5 Pro is an RTX Studio notebook aimed at users in the advanced creative space with 15- and 17-inch options and NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 GPUs
• ConceptD 3 Pro is a notebook for creators like photographers and graphic designers featuring NVIDIA Quadro T1000 GPUs and a PANTONE-Validated display
• The new ConceptD CM2241W is a stylish desktop monitor featuring an attractive slim bezel, excellent color accuracy, and a wide color gamut
• Acer ConceptD 9 Pro will be available in November for $5,799.99 and up
• Acer ConceptD 7 Pro will be drop this month (September) with a starting price of $,2699.99
• Acer ConceptD 5 and the Pro model will arrive in December starting at $1,799.99 and $1,999.99, respectively
• Acer ConceptD 3 and the Pro model is slated to be available in November for $999.99 and $1,699.99, respectively

Phew. Think those are it. So, there you have it, the stuff you want to know coming from Acer (probably), revealed at the recent IFA 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Wait. There is actually another device: the Acer ConceptD Monitor (CM2241W), a monitor designed for use with the ConceptD laptops with up to 75 Hz refresh rate. However, we do not have availability and the pricing of this beautiful monitor with a wooden base.

Acer ConceptD Monitor (CM2241W)

All images courtesy of Acer.

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