Company CEO Chen unveils new VR and gaming products

Underlining the unstoppable momentum of virtual reality, Acer CEO Jason Chen opened the company’s key IFA media showcase on Wednesday by profiling the next-generation StarVR One headset.

Acer’s mission, he said, was to break the barrier between people and technology. “The theme of today is to minimise the user’s effort and maximise the value and experience,” he explained. To that end, the new headset would provide new levels of immersive reality, with an industry-leading 210-degree field of view and integrated eye-tracking.

Joining Chen on stage, Emmanuel Marquez, CTO of StarVR Corporation, a joint venture between Acer and Starbreeze, said the StarVR One was capable of producing impressive near- human levels of image resolution and range of vision.

Chen also unveiled Acer’s new all-in-one desktop, the Aspire Z24 with its virtually borderless screen. The system is designed for enhanced interactivity with an

advanced four microphone array to accept and understand users’ voice commands, even via poor quality phone lines.

Thinner, stronger, lighter and more powerful were the watchwords for Acer’s new notebook additions, from the multipurpose Aspire 3 notebook, through the practical Aspire 5, to the top-of-the-line Aspire 7, aimed at prosumers, designers, and content creators. One of the stars of the show was the Swift 5, billed as the world’s lightest 15” notebook. It weighs in at a mere 990g, ideal, said Chen, for people like him, who need ultra-portable computing power wherever they go in the world.

For gamers, Chen announced new products in its expanding Predator and Nitro gaming portfolio including four new gaming monitors and a next-level gaming chair, the Predator Thronos.

The Thronos’s 1.5 metre steel cabin is built around an ergonomic, vibrating chair and an overhead brace supports supports three 27- inch gaming monitors.

Hall 12 Stand 108

Photo: Jason ChenCEO, Acer.