Acer announces the Liquid Z520 with DTS Studio Sound and Touchless Selfies



It’s the first day of MWC 2015, and we have Acer warming things up for the big HTC and Samsung announcements later on. So far, Acer has announced the Liquid Leap+ Smart Activeband and the mid-range Liquid Jade Z handset. Now we have the entry-level Liquid Z520, with specifications, images and press release available after the break.
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Acer announces the Liquid Jade Z handset with 5-Inch IPS display and 64-bit processor


In case you forgot, the Mobile World Congress (2015 edition) is in full swing over in Barcelona, with Acer kicking things off with the announcement of it’s new range of Liquid handsets, as well as its latest wearable. Here we have the Liquid Jade Z, and its specifications, pictures, and full press release are available after the break.

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Acer introduces two new Chromebooks targeting education market

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The success of the Chromebook platform in the education sector is well documented and manufacturers of Chromebooks definitely look to that market for sales success. To further that end, Acer announced today the launch of two new Chromebooks for education users, including the first 15.6-inch Chromebook. The Acer C910 comes with a 15.6-inch display running at a full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution or at a 1366 x 768 resolution for more budget constrained buyers. The Acer C740 is an 11.6-inch tablet. Both devices can be equipped with either an Intel Core i3 processor or an Intel Celeron processor. Acer says both models have been mildly ruggedized to withstand a school environment and in particular, the C740 has features incorporated to make it suitable for checking out to students who may toss it in a backpack or pick it up at weird angles. The C910, with its larger screen, is considered more suitable for classroom or lab use where several students may be using the device as a group.

The Acer C910 will sell for $299.99 with 16 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM with a 32 GB version available. The Acer C740 pricing starts at $259.99 for 16 GB of storage and 2 GB of RAM. Both units will be available starting in February.

After the break, you can check out some images of the devices and read the full press release.
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Acer announces the 64-bit 7.78 mm thick Liquid Jade S smartphone


The Liquid Z410 isn’t the only Acer phone heading to CES this year. The Liquid Jade S  was also announced today, which sports a 5-inch display along with a MediaTek 64-bit octa-core processor. That might not be as powerful as something from Qualcomm or Exynos, but couple that with a 13 MP rear camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 5MP front-facing camera, 4G LTE (Cat. 4), and a 7.78 mm body, and you have quite a phone for €299.

One cool feature is the AcerEXTEND app that will let you use your computer keyboard in place of the onscreen keyboard. You will have to connect the Jade S to your desktop, but it might not be bad for those times in which you need to type information in an app that isn’t available on your computer.

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Acer announces budget friendly Liquid Z410 smartphone


Acer continues to grab the early spotlight for CES 2015 with one of their latest devices to be announced, the Acer Liquid Z410 smartphone. Acer is focusing on the budget buyer with the Liquid Z410 which gets a starting retail price of €129 ($155 USD) when released to EMEA markets at the end of February. Even with the low price, Acer is bringing a smartphone with a 64-bit quad-core chip and support for 4G LTE to market.
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Acer launches projector with Chromecast port inside


In advance of the upcoming CES 2015 in Vegas, Acer unveiled a new projector yesterday that has a hidden compartment for you to connect your Chromecast into. The projector’s designation is H7550ST and it packs some pretty impressive specs, outside of that bit about the Chromecast.

Acer is hoping that besides home use, the business and education sectors check out this projector. Once the Chromecast is connected inside of the device, the projector can be operated via smartphone or tablet, which would allow for easy usage by the corporate world during meetings or by professors during lecture.
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Acer announces 15 inch Chromebook, touchscreen coming to 13-inch model


As attendees start to roll into Las Vegas for CES 2015, Acer decided to get an early start with announcements by revealing today that they are bringing a 15.6-inch Chromebook to market. The new Chromebook 15 will be the industry’s first device with a screen in the 15-inch range. That is not the only first for Acer though as they are also including 5th generation Intel Core i3 and Intel Celeron processors in the new Chromebook 15.

According to Jerry Kao, president of the Acer Notebook Business Group,
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