Acer XR341CK 34-inch Ultra-wide Curved Monitor Now Available in Malaysia

Acer XR341CK curved monitor
Acer XR341CK curved monitor
Acer XR341CK curved monitor

Acer XR341CK 34-inch curved monitor, despite the difficult-to-type model name, is a beautiful and powerful computer monitor that I would like to own.

Beautiful Design

Acer XR341CK curved monitor
Acer XR341CK curved monitor

The first thing I noticed (and love) about the monitor is its futuristic aluminum metallic base that looks like a robot’s 3 claws foot.

Thanks to the genius design, the thin metal base has no problem to firmly holding the big and wide monitor. The monitor stand is height adjustable of up to 130mm, and tilt from -5 to 35 degrees.

Acer XR341CK curved monitor
Acer XR341CK curved monitor

The shining glossy back panel has two built-in 7w speakers with DTS sound facing up and down, instead of placing at left and right.

Its thin bezels or “zero frame” according to Acer, allowing maximum viewing area and perfect for multi-monitor setup and daisy chaining for a broader view.

Acer XR341CK curved monitor
Acer XR341CK curved monitor

The ambient lighting at the bottom of the monitor is surprisingly entertaining. You can change the LED color and the lighting style (solid, ripple, flash, breathing, etc), as well as its brightness.

The practical use of it that came to my mind would be light up your no backlit keyboard in a dark room. Yes, you can turn off the ambient lighting.

Powerful Features

Acer XR341CK curved monitor
Acer XR341CK curved monitor

As for the monitor specifications, Acer XR341CK is 34-inch curved monitor with QHD (3440 x 1440) resolution in ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio. The IPS panel provides 178-degree viewing angle and supports 100% sRGB and 6-axis colour adjustment.

Acer XR341CK accepts a wide range of input signals via HDMI 2.0, MHL, DisplayPort and mini DisplayPort. It has a DisplayPort out for daisy chain and built-in 4 ports USB 3.0 hub (USB cable not provided).

Acer XR341CK supports Adaptive-Sync Technology that GPU controls the display’s refresh rate to eliminate tearing and stuttering, and reduce mouse dormancy.

Acer EyeProtect technology in Acer XR341CK includes flicker-less technology and blue-light exposure filter to reduce your eye strain.

The ultra-wide big monitor means multitasking friendly. It supports Picture-By-Picture (PBP) and Picture-In-Picture (PIP).

PBP allows two inputs to Acer XR341CK and views side-by-side on one screen; PIP displays an input in full screen and the second input in a smaller size at a corner on the same monitor.

The sexy Acer XR341CK monitor offers great viewing experience for everyone, especially designers, photographers and gamers.

Price in Malaysia

Acer XR341CK curved monitor price in Malaysia is RM3,699.

For more information, please visit Acer Malaysia Facebook.

Hands-on: Acer Aspire Switch 10 E 2-in-1 Laptop in Malaysia

ACER Aspire Switch 10 E
ACER Aspire Switch 10 E
ACER Aspire Switch 10 E

Aspire Switch 10 E, Acer’s latest 2-in–1 laptop, was launched in Malaysia on 28 April 2015. The launch was held at Acer’s latest concept store at Quill City Mall, Kuala Lumpur.

The second generation Acer 2-in–1 laptop won the Red Dot design award and features Acer Snap Hinge 2 with a guiding plane design. It works in 4 different modes: laptop, tablet, display and tent.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E modes
Acer Aspire Switch 10 E modes

I tested the Acer Snap Hinge 2 and it works well, easy to attach and detach. Once attached, it holds the pad and keyboard dock firmly together and does not fall off.

Aspire Switch 10 E features textile pattern on the top cover and underside to prevent scratches, fingerprints and provides better grip.

The 2-in–1 is powered by Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor and 2GB DDL3L RAM. It runs full version Windows 8.1 and free upgrade to Windows 10 when it is ready. Also, you get free Microsoft Office 365 Home & Students license with every Aspire Switch 10 E.

ACER Aspire Switch 10 E
ACER Aspire Switch 10 E

Comparing to 1st generation Acer Aspire Switch 10’s 1366 x 768 pixel display, Aspire Switch 10 E display has a lower resolution at 1280 x 800 pixels. Maybe it is an ideal resolution for the 10.1-inch display?

New Aspire Switch 10 E has dual 2M camera on the rear and front, supporting 720p HD video recording. It is an upgrade from the single front camera of last year Aspire Switch 10.

 

For connectivity, the tablet part of Aspire Switch 10 E has a microUSD memory card reader, headphone/speaker jack, micro HDMI port, a micro USD 2.0 port. The dock has a normal size USB 2.0 port.

Aspire Switch 10 E has two configurations in Malaysia: SW5–013 with 32GB eMMC + 500GB hard drive and SW5–013 with 64GB eMMC.

The 32GB eMMC + 500GB configuration has Acer SwitchLock build-in hard drive protection to safeguard your data when the keyboard dock is lost or stolen. Data in the hard drive is not accessible without the tablet.

Aspire Switch 10 E has Blue Light Shield to reduce the blue-light emission to protect your eyes. Switch to “Long Hour Mode” for less strain on your eyes and maximizing12 hours battery life.

ACER Aspire Switch 10 E side view
ACER Aspire Switch 10 E side view

The tablet weight 630 gram only but attaching keyboard dock will double its weight to 1.28KG for the dock with hard drive and 1.20KG for dock only. Acer Aspire Switch 10 E is still bulky when docked, especially when you view it from the side.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E price in Malaysia is RM1,399 (32GB eMMC + 500GB) and RM1,099 (64GB eMMc). It is available in 5 colours: Moonstone While, Shark Grey, Peacock Blue, Magenta Pink and Coral Red.

Photo gallery: Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

Acer Concept Store @ Quill City Mall

Acer Concept Store at Quill City Mall, Kuala Lumpur
Acer Concept Store at Quill City Mall, Kuala Lumpur

The 1,195 square feet Acer Concept Store is managed by Brightstar. Acer will have new concept stores at Mid Valley Megamall and the Mines.

Acer is aiming to open more concept stores and to uplift existing stores for better customer experience. Currently, Acer has 16 service centres nationwide via Highpoint Service Network Sdn Bhd.

Acer is No. 1 brand for both PCs and laptops in Malaysia. The total PC shipment in Malaysia for 2014 was 414,841 units or 18.51% market share, total shipment for laptops was 319,375 units or 26.1%. (IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker, February 2015).

Visit Acer Malaysia Facebook or call Acer Product Infoline at 1800–88–1288.

AweSoMe! Acer Liquid Jade Z and Liquid Z Series Smartphones Starts from RM299 in Malaysia

Acer Liquid Smartphones and Acer Aspire E series
Acer Liquid Smartphones and Acer Aspire E series
Models together with Johnson Seet, Head of Mobile Notebook & Smart Handheld, Acer Sales and Services with Jeffrey Lai, Product Manager, Mobile Notebook & Smart Handheld at the launch of the Acer Liquid Smartphones and Acer Aspire E series.

Acer Malaysia launches new Liquid Jade Z smartphone with 64-bit processor, 13MP F1.8 camera and 4G Dual SIM, as well as new members of Z-series smartphones: Liquid Z520 and Liquid Z220. Read on for their specs and official prices in Malaysia.

Liquid Jade Z specs

Acer Liquid Jade Z
Acer Liquid Jade Z

Acer Liquid Jade Z is 5-inch HD display Android smartphone featuring F1.8 big aperture cameras for both 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. It is powered by Mediatek 64-bit quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage (support microSD card up to 32GB).

With only 7.9mm slim and 110 grams weight, Liquid Jade Z is one of the slimmest 4G LTE dual SIM smartphone in the market. The retail price of Acer Liquid Jade Z is RM799 (inclusive 6% GST) in Malaysia.

Liquid Z520 price

Acer Liquid Z520
Acer Liquid Z520

Acer Liquid Z520 is another 5-inch Android smartphone in Z-series. With only RM499, you get a smartphone with quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera. Liquid Z520 supports 3G Dual SIM and DTS Studio Sound.

Liquid Z520 price in Malaysia is RM499, available in black and white colours.

Acer Liquid Z220

Acer Liquid Z220
Acer Liquid Z220

If you are looking for cheap smartphone from branded company, check out the Acer Liquid Z220. It is only RM299!

Liquid Z220 is a 4-inch Android 5.0 Lollipop smartphone powered by Qualcomm dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB storage, supports 3G Dual SIM. 5MP rear camera with flash and 89-degree wide angle view, and 2MP front camera for selfie.

6 Unique Features of Acer smartphones

Acer smartphones comes with some useful features to enhance your user experience:

  1. Acer Quick Mode — 3 different modes for children (Basic), senior citizens (Easy), and personal use (Standard). You can set password lock and limit app usage in Basic mode. Easy mode features easy and clear user interface.
  2.  Acer Float Apps — launch floating apps on top of your current apps. 9 floating apps are Buttons, Text, Stopwatch, Browser, Camera, Maps, Notes, Calculator, Calendar.
  3. Acer Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) — Acer free cloud solution enable you to sync your music, video, files between computer with phone/tablet.
  4. Acer Reading Mode — adjust screen colour to reduce Blue Light rays to protect your eyes.
  5. Acer EXTEND — link your Acer smartphone to computer and share content in between, drag & drop files, copy & paste links.
  6. Voice Camera — simply say a word to switch camera mode and take pictures. Say “Cheese” to take a picture. Say “Selfie” to switch to front camera and take selfie photo with 3 seconds countdown. Other voice commands also available, “HDR”, “Bright Magic”, “Panorama”, etc.

LiewCF’s Thought

With many smartphones in the market, Acer Liquid Jade Z stand out from the crowd with its slim and lightweight body with F1.8 big aperture for both front & rear cameras and support 4G Dual SIM, yet still keep its price under RM800. AweSoMe!

Also, I am surprised by the Acer Liquid Z220 price. For only RM299, you get a smartphone with latest Android 5.0, 1GB, 8GB storage, 5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera, plus 3G Dual SIM!

I could not find other branded smartphone under RM300 with the similar specs. Last week, my friend bought a RM380 smartphone with similar specs, but only 0.3MP front camera! Wish Liquid Z220 was launched earlier!

Acer Unveils New Liquid Series Smartphones in Malaysia (X1, Jade, Z500)

Acer Liquid X1 Jade Z500 smartphones

Acer Liquid Smartphones appeals to people of different lifestyles

Acer Malaysia recently launched three new smartphones – Acer Liquid X1, Liquid Jade and Liquid Z500.  All three smartphones are priced attractively below RM1, 000 and is running on Android 4.4 KitKat. Read below to find out more on each model.

Acer Liquid X1 Jade Z500 smartphones
Acer Liquid X1 Jade Z500 smartphones

Acer Liquid X1

The main hero of the new liquid series would be the 5.7 inch Acer Liquid X1. With a powerful 1.7GHz Octa-core processing performance, LTE connectivity and 2GB RAM, it is said to offer impressive imaging experience and speedier performance.

Design wise, the HD IPS display is fitted with a single piece of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for a sleek loo2k. Professionals may like the leather texture that provides a better grip of the 8.5mm and 160g smartphone.

For trigger happy folks, the Acer Liquid X1’s 2MP wide-angle front camera and 13MP rear camera with F1.8 aperture and 0.3 second ultra-fast focus capability should suffice.

For those who like to multitask, the Acer Liquid X1 comes built with AcerRAPID™ design which allows users to quickly launch the camera, pick up phone calls or access user’s favourite apps with the touch of a finger. The AcerFLOAT™ feature allows users to open more than one app and multitask.

The Acer Liquid X1 also comes with some new and interesting applications such as

  • Acer SnapNote for note taking during presentation and save it as PDF/JPG/PPT format
  • Acer LiveScreen to share seamlessly with other LiveScreen devices
  • Acer Extend where the smartphone’s screen can be extended to desktop PC or notebooks interactively

Acer Liquid Jade

The 5-inch HD IPS display Acer Liquid Jade at 7.5mm thin, weighing 110g and fitted with the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 was awarded with the Good Design Award in Japan last month.  The Liquid Jade smartphone features a 13MP rear camera with 0.3 second focus and F1.8 aperture. Apps such as Acer Extend, SnapNote, QuickMode and System Doctor are standard features in the Acer Liquid Jade.

Acer Liquid Z500

Introduced recently in Berlin, Germany at the IFA 2014, the 5-inch HD IPS screen Acer Liquid Z500 at only 8.65mm thin is for users who seeks the best entertainment as it has HD front speakers that delivers DTS Studio Sound™. The Liquid Z500’s 8MP auto focus rear camera with F2.0 aperture delivers good quality photos in low light conditions.

The Acer Liquid X1, Liquid Jade and Liquid Z500 is priced at RM999, RM799 and RM499 respectively. For more information, visit www.acer.com.my

[box type=note]This article is written by Geek Mommy, who tries to makes sense of the tech world for the less techie while managing a household, a part-time job & keeping a toddler busy.[/box]

Yes 4G Offers Intel-Powered Acer Iconia One 7 Tablet for FREE

Intel powered Acer Iconia One 7 tablet and Yes Huddle XS
Intel powered Acer Iconia One 7 tablet and Yes Huddle XS
Intel powered Acer Iconia One 7 tablet and Yes Huddle XS

Acer Iconia One 7 tablet is first available in Malaysia through Yes 4G. The Intel-powered tablet is FREE with Yes 4G postpaid plan for early bird promotion starting on 28 August 2014.

Yes 4G is the first and only Internet service provider in Malaysia to offer Intel-powered Acer Iconia One 7 tablet.

Acer Iconia One 7 tablet

Acer Iconia One 7 is a 7-inch tablet with WiFi only. Do not mistake it as Acer Iconia Tab 7 with 3G connectivity and phone functionality.

Iconia One 7 is powered by Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core 1.6GHz processor, 1GB RAM and 16GB storage (support microSD up to 64GB). It runs Android 4.4 KitKat.

The 7-inch IPS display gives you 800 x 1280 pixels HD resolution. The tablet has 5MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera.

Iconia One 7 is available in 4 colours — black, blue, red and white — with textured panel back.

Acer Iconia One 7 Super Postpaid Bundle Plan

Wing K. Lee (CEO, YTL Communications), Prakash Mallya (Managing Director Sales and Marketing Intel South East Asia) and Ricky Tan (General Manager of Acer Sales & Services Sdn Bhd) at the launch of the bundle promo
Wing K. Lee (CEO, YTL Communications), Prakash Mallya (Managing Director Sales and Marketing Intel South East Asia) and Ricky Tan (General Manager of Acer Sales & Services Sdn Bhd) at the launch of the bundle promo

New subscribers of Acer Iconia One 7 Super Postpaid Bundle Plan with 24 months contract will receive FREE Huddle XS modem (worth RM480) and FREE Acer Iconia One 7 tablet (worth RM399). The Super Postpaid Bundle Plan is applicable to any Yes 4G postpaid plan, starting from RM48 per month.

Please note that this is a limited time promotion with an undisclosed end date.

Huddle XS is Yes 4G portable modem. It allows you to share Yes 4G connection with up to 5 devices through WiFi hotspot. Its battery life last up to 6 hours per charge.

The 7-inch Acer tablet from Yes 4G has pre-installed Yes wallpaper and Yes Life app. The app allows you to make free calls and SMS to other Yes users. Calls and SMS to other networks will cost 9 cents per minute/SMS.

The Acer Iconia One 7 Super Postpaid Bundle Plan will be available starting on the 28th August 2014.

For more information, please visit Yes Stores and Yes Exclusive Retail Partners nationwide, or visit Yes 4G website.