Friday, June 28, 2013

Lenovo Gets in the ‘Miix’ with New Range of Touch-Enabled Windows Devices

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - June 20, 2013: Lenovo(HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced several new touch-enabled Windows laptops, along with Lenovo Miix, a platform-bending multi-mode device that adapts to a user’s every need. As a 10.1-inch tablet that converts instantly into a fully-functioning, Windows 8 laptop, the Lenovo Miix combines versatility and power in one touch-enabled device. The IdeaPad S400 Touch, S500 Touch, S210 Touch, U330 Touch and U430 Touch all hail from the company’s S Series and U Series, which are notable for their thin and lightweight designs.

The new Lenovo Miix, S Series and U Series devices demonstrate Lenovo’s commitment to “touch” as a defining trend in consumer computing. Research analyst firm IDC expects the penetration rate of touch laptops, which now sits at close to 15 percent, to double next year. Leading that trend, Lenovo is innovating across traditional technology segments - such as desktop and laptop PCs – with its new multi-mode, touch-enabled devices.

“Users don’t want to choose between a laptop and a tablet. They want both without compromise, and Lenovo Miix delivers,” said Bai Peng, vice president and general manager, notebook business unit, Lenovo Business Group. “Bringing touch to our laptops is about more than adding a touch-enabled screen. It requires a rethink of the way we interact with our devices, starting with the expectations of customers for a fluid, intuitive user experience. With these devices, touch becomes mainstream.”

The new Lenovo Miix multi-mode device, S Series and U Series laptops run Windows 8, providing users a touch-optimized experience utilizing Intel processors for superior performance. The devices also offer pre-loaded software to improve user experience with security and support applications, internet solutions, multimedia and productivity software.

“Lenovo continues to develop sleek and slim touch devices, and the new Miix tablet is a great example of its innovation,” said Jordan Chrysafidis, vice president of WW OEM Marketing, Microsoft Corp. “We look forward to continued collaboration with Lenovo to provide amazing devices and experiences to customers that want all the capabilities of a PC in a very mobile tablet design.”

Lenovo Miix
The latest entry to Lenovo’s rapidly expanding range of multi-mode PC innovations, the Lenovo Miix is a 10.1-inch Windows 8 tablet with a PC processor, perfect for entertainment and productivity on the go. Sporting a “quick-flip” detachable folio case with an integrated AccuType keyboard, the Lenovo Miix instantly switches between PC mode and tablet mode to quickly adapt to user’s needs.

The Lenovo Miix display has a 10.1-inch HD (1366x768) IPS display that is accessible in both laptop and tablet mode. The device runs on an Intel Atom dual core processor and comes with 64GB of built-in eMMC storage, expandable up to 32GB with a micro-SD slot. The Lenovo Miix tablet weighs in at only 1.2 pounds and is just 0.4 inches thin. It also includes integrated Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and/or optional3G-GPS connectivity and boasts up to 10 hours of battery life.

IdeaPad S400 Touch/S500 Touch/S210 Touch
Lenovo S Series laptops are defined by their elegant design and full performance at an attractive price point. Designed to look even more stylish with a tactile metallic finish and a thin (from 0.8 inches) and light (from 3 pounds) frame, S series devices pack a solid punch with far greater performance than comparably priced laptops. The IdeaPad S400 and S500 can be configured with up to 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processors and optional discrete graphics. The IdeaPad S210 is equipped with up to to 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i3 processors. All three devices also offer Dolby Advance Audio v2 certification for high-quality immersive experiences with multimedia. Lenovo Companion, Lenovo Support and Lenovo Cloud applications help S Series users easily share data and access their computer’s full functionality, while OneKey Recovery makes data backup and recovery simple. The S400 and S500 come with 14-inch and 15.6-inch HD widescreen displays, respectively. The S210 comes up with an 11.6-inch HD widescreen display.

U330 Touch/U430 Touch 
The Lenovo IdeaPad U series laptops are notable for their very thin and light designs, starting from only 0.77 inches, as thin as a smartphone, qualifying them as Ultrabooks™. U Series devices are ultra-responsive, offering advanced options such as motion control, voice control and a multi-touchtouchpad. The latest touch-enabled U Series laptops also offer 10-point capacitive multi-touch. U Series are available with up to 4th generation Intel Core i7 processors plus optional NVIDIA GeForce graphics with DirectX 11 and up to 1TBHDDwith 16GB SSDor 500GB SSHD with integrated 16GB NAND flash or 256GB SSD storage, all packed into a metal frame that still stays light at as little as 3.7 pounds. The U330 Touch comes with a 13.3-inch HDor FHDdisplay and the U430 Touch comes with a 14-inch HD+ or FHDdisplay.

Pricing and Availability*
The Lenovo Miix will be available later this summer beginning at approximately $500.

The IdeaPad S210 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at approximately $429.

The IdeaPad S400 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at approximately $449.

The IdeaPad S500 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at approximately $579.

The IdeaPad U330 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at approximately $799.

The IdeaPad U430 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at approximately $899.

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About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$34 billion personal technology company – one of the top two PC makers in the world and an emerging PC Plus leader – serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see

Monday, June 3, 2013

Lenovo Tailors Horizon Table PC for the Home with Three Fashionable Furniture Designs

NEW YORK – May 15, 2013:Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced that the IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC continues to help redefine technology in the home with the introduction of three innovative table concepts that integrate Lenovo’s groundbreaking interpersonal PC with contemporary furniture. Lenovo will showcase the commissioned custom table designs – “The Treehouse” built for the 21st century playroom, “The Nest” for the modern living room and “AT-UM” for the digital workshop at the 25th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair taking place May 18-21 in New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Center.

The industry-acclaimed Horizonconnects people in new ways, creating an interpersonal computing experience. For example, when the Horizon lays flat the Aura interface activates and allows four people to use it simultaneously and play games together on its multitouch screen with joysticks, strikers and e-dice. Users can also collaborate using Horizon upright as a traditional all-in-one (AIO) PC thanks to its 10-finger touch and Windows 8 support. Equipped with high performance Intel® Core i7™ processors, NVIDIA GeForce graphics and Dolby Home Theatre® v4 audio even digital music creation software from StageLight, co-creation happens easily in either mode.
Each unique table highlights the intersection of the latest technology innovation and the possibility of unbridled home décor craftsmanship representing a new era of furniture design that integrates technology directly into places where people work, play and socialize.
The Treehouse
Peter Pan and Robinson Crusoe’s forts have nothing on this 21st century treehouse. Designed by Judson Beaumont of Straight Line Designs, the Treehouse creates a magical world of whimsy to bring children and people of all ages together. Beaumont’s inspiration sprang from the Horizon’s roots in family-oriented games. Always looking to bend straight lines, Beaumont crafted the Treehouse to pair two seemingly separate objects into one seamless piece filled with personality.
“When I first learned about the Horizon and what it could do, I imagined excited children gathered around it,” said Judson Beaumont, Straight Line Designs. “Technology has become an important part of everyday living, and this design showcases Horizon’s ability to interact with children and people of all ages, enabling them to discover, create and play. Much more than a piece of furniture, the Treehouse is an extension of creativity and fun with a secret hiding spot underneath for toys; a child’s dreams come true.”
The Nest - Family Game Night Redefined
The Nest represents the next chapter in living room design hosting a 27-inch PC that essentially jumped into a coffee table. Input Creative Studiodesigners Brooke Lichtenstein and Yiannos Vrousgos blend a modern take on the nesting table idea with the Lenovo Horizon. It’s a new digital take on family game night where players can battle onscreen using strikers in Air Hockey or toss the e-dice on the glass in Monopoly or look at photos together for a stroll down memory lane. Horizon comes preloaded with a host of edutainment games for the whole family. The table even has hidden chairs and storage compartments for the Horizon’s accessories (power supply, keyboard and physical gaming pieces).
“Even in today's technology-driven age, home is still where the heart is, and it’s where people spend the majority of their time. Horizon inspired us to enhance family life by integrating technology. It’s a way to physically bring everyone together at home for a modern take on family game night,” said Brooke Lichtenstein, Input Creative Studio. “The Nest is the perfect blend of technology and contemporary home décor, and we see it as the ideal opportunity to reinvent how people interact and display their PCs at home,” added Yiannos Vrousgos, Input Creative Studio.

UM Project designer François Chambard wanted to give people a central hub to power their creative projects and interests with a digital twist. Inspired by the dynamic styles of today’s life and work, AT-UM fits perfectly in a studio or café and invites multiple people to collaborate and interact by laying the Horizon flat or using it vertically as an AIO PC.
A crossover between a desk, a stand and an easel, the AT-UM brings the likable and smart three-legged creature to life and provides a collaborative workspace for all types of creative people, at home and at work. The table features strong graphic and functional moments with splashes of color along with hidden surprises like a sliding accessories drawer and a keyboard tray that caters both to lefties and righties.
"The combination of the analog and digital worlds intrigues and inspires me to mix them and produce unexpected process and products. The piece I designed and made for Lenovo is probably one of the best examples of this approach: it’s playful and functional, a surprising hybrid between technology and furniture. AT-UM is more than a table with a built-in PC though: it’s an interactive platform for any creative space."
The Horizon Table PC is available for purchasevia Lenovo’s website ( now. Prices for models on www.lenovo.comstart at approximately $1,699. It will also be available via retailers including Best Buy, Fry’s, Microcenter,, and other Lenovo retailers in late June. Those who are interested in working with a designer to commission a custom piece, please contact the designers directly for a quote and further details.
“We envisioned Horizon as a totally new type of technology product - one that people use to create and enjoy content in a collaborative way, not a personal device but rather an interpersonal device,” said Jeff Meredith, vice president, Lenovo Business Group Marketing. “As an entirely new technology device, Horizon has inspired furniture designers to explore new ways to make it accessible and naturally fit into the home.”
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Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US30 billion personal technology company – and the second largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Dell Latitude 10 Tablet Expands Opportunities for Learning at San Antonio Independent School District

  • Dell Windows 8 Latitude 10 tablet enables students to direct their own study and research
  • Deployed on San Antonio’s 33 campus libraries, Dell Latitude 10 helps increase reading engagement among K-8 students  
Dell announced today that San Antonio Independent School District has deployed Dell Latitude 10 tablets running Microsoft Windows 8 across 33 of its 90 campus libraries in the first phase of the district’s literacy initiative to support students to explore learning outside the classroom and connect to Big Universe, an integrated literacy platform. The district is now able to offer the 22,000 students on those campuses a multi-touch, dynamic learning experience that motivates them to increase their reading time and experience.
The tablet has a snap feature that runs applications side-by-side enabling students to multi-task. As a student is reading on the Dell Latitude 10 tablet, they are able to take notes simultaneously on the tablet to improve productivity and help increase engagement with the reading material. The Dell Latitude 10 enables students to produce content as readily as they consume it.
“The Dell Latitude 10 tablets give our students a device for self-directed learning and literacy that enables them to go beyond the text and pursue their own interests and intellectual curiosities,” said Marcos Zorola, Chief Information Officer, San Antonio Independent School District. “Dell’s solution is the best for our school district’s libraries because they not only deliver a great user experience, but the tablets are compatible with the library infrastructure simplifying their deployment and management.”  
Preferred by educators, the Dell Latitude 10 is steadily deployed by schools around the world because of its affordability, accessibility, manageability and personalized learning features. Windows 8 is Microsoft’s new operating system helping schools modernize by providing tools for better creation, consumption and collaboration to meet new education standards and the move to digital learning.  According to a Harris Interactive online survey commissioned by Dell and Intel, 59 percent of school system IT decision makers and administrators say choosing devices that integrate with their existing IT infrastructure and that can be managed by existing tools is the best way to minimize total cost of ownership for tablets. The Dell Latitude 10 essentials configuration has been proven in a study by Principled Technologies to require 52 percent less time to manage and doubles the number of devices a single IT staff member can manage.  
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) is committed to helping students develop the knowledge and skills they need to learn and succeed in an increasingly digital world and a globally competitive workforce. As a top provider of technology and services to schools, Dell listens to and works with students, educators, administrators, parents and community members around the world to deliver innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more in and out of the classroom. Learn more about Dell in Education Follow us on Twitter @DellEDU.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Lenovo Sets the Table for More Family Time with Debut of IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC

  • Available for pre-order starting today in the U.S.
  • Provides multi-person, multi-touch experience with fun games and interactive accessories
  • Two in one: doubles as a full-performance all-in-one Windows 8 touchscreen desktop for the home or office
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – April 16, 2013:Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced that the IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC,winner of more than 14 awards at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show, will be available for purchase via Lenovo’s website ( beginning April 16 in the U.S. The Horizon will hit retail shelves in late June. As the leading interpersonal computing device, the Horizon Table PC brings people together in a totally new way, allowing up to four people to use it simultaneously, interacting with content and playing games with joysticks, strikers and e-dice.
Connecting Families via Edutainment
Nearly half of people Lenovo surveyed1 recently spend a considerable amount of time playing PC games and using apps with their families each week. Horizon fills a need to connect families around one device for a truly shared computing experience over the solitary computing nature of most other devices.
Horizon’s supersized touch screen and dynamic graphics connects people like never before. Just lay Horizon flat in Table PC mode to activate the Aura interface and begin interacting with other people and favorite content, from photos and videos to apps and games. Horizon’s multitouch screen makes playing customized games including Ubisoft’s Raiding Company, Draw Race 2 and King of the Opera and Electronic Art’s Monopoly fun.
Horizon comes preloaded with games from Bluestacks with additional access to thousands more for download. It offers a library of Lenovo games such as Air Hockey as well asStagelight digital music creation software for budding musicians. To bridge the physical and the digital worlds, Horizon comes with a special set of on-the-glass accessories including an e-dice and up to four joysticks and strikers (no batteries required) for a different kind of game play. And with one press of a button, users can rotate the screen 180 degrees to easily show others forward-facing content.
A Table PC and More
While Horizon attracts attention for its unique family time Table PC mode, it also doubles as a user’s high performance, all-in-one 27-inch desktop. Engineered with powerful up to Intel® Core i7™ processors, NVIDIA GeForce graphics and Dolby Home Theatre® v4 audio, Horizon displays content beautifully and supports fast and smooth multimedia playback. Horizon includes the Lenovo Eye Distancing System to alert users and adjust the screen’s brightness when users get too close to the screen.  It also includes a built-in battery and WiFi to easily move it around the house, and it brings out the best of Windows 8 with its 10-finger touch support.
Users can choose from a variety of service options for Horizon, including In-Home Warranty upgrades for on-site service and up to three years of warranty coverage as well as Lenovo Premium Support where expert technicians are available when needed via phone or remote session support.
Prices for models on start at approximately $1,699.
“Horizon stole the show at CES because it introduced people to a new way of thinking about computing - one that makes the experience shared, collaborative and personal,” said Jay Parker, president, Lenovo North America. “We’re thrilled to be bringing the IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC to customers around the world this spring and seeing the unique ways consumers incorporate it into their homes, work and play.”
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About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US30 billion personal technology company – and the second largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Industry Leaders Embrace Seagate Solid State Hybrid Drive Technology

Company Launches Third-Generation Laptop SSHDs and First-Ever Desktop SSHD
CUPERTINO, Calif. — Building on the momentum of its current line of solid state hybrid drives (SSHD), Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) today announced it will begin shipping its third-generation of SSHD products. Featuring the Seagate Laptop SSHD, 7mm-high Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD designed for the thinnest and lightest laptops in the industry, and the all-new Seagate Desktop SSHD, the line of drives will deliver blazing-fast performance and high-capacity at an affordable price.
Seagate's Third-Generation Laptop SSHDs and First-Ever Desktop SSHD
Seagate Laptop and Laptop Thin SSHDs— SSD Speed Meets HDD Capacity
Boasting solid state drive (SSD) like speed and hard disk drive capacity, the new Seagate Laptop and Laptop Thin SSHDs are the most affordable way to increase your laptop performance. With storage performance up to 40 percent faster than previous generations, the Laptop and Laptop Thin SSHDs can add as much as 30 percent to total system performance – regardless of the processor inside the system. These products also enable system builders to build high-performance, high-capacity systems, including new thin and light laptops, at mass-market price points.
Seagate SSHD technology is up to 5 times faster than a standard 5400RPM notebook hard drive. Boot a laptop in less than 10 seconds with the powerful combination of Windows 8 and SSHD technology. In fact according to PC Mark Vantage tests every action related to getting information from storage is faster— booting, loading files and applications, and running computer-based tasks.
With a massive 1TB of capacity available, the Laptop SSHD provides the space needed to download, store and stream rich media content such as gaming or high-definition video without sacrificing performance or responsiveness. And with a 500GB option measuring only 7mm-high, the Laptop Thin SSHD can be incorporated into most ultra-thin, ultra-sleek laptop systems.
“Seagate’s engineers have really out done themselves this time. Our new SSHDs serve up your favorite content with the lightning-fast performance you have to experience to believe. With these new drives it’s like adding a turbo-charge to your PC, without having to sacrifice capacity, at a price that’s easy on your wallet,” said Scott Horn, Seagate’s vice president of marketing. “Now consumers can create, store and consume digital content like a pro without having to spend like one.”
“Seagate’s SSHD technology reinforces our focus on delivering the most reliable PC solutions in the industry,” said Kirk Schell, vice president, commercial PC group, Dell. “Dell plans to incorporate Seagate technology across an array of our next-generation products so our customers can benefit from the quality, performance, responsiveness and increased capacity these SSHD’s can provide.”
“By incorporating Seagate’s SSHD technology into our product offerings we are able to address customer demand for greater speed, shorter boot up and response times, optimum storage capacity and better battery life, all at a lower price point,” said Jerry Gross, vice president, Lenovo global procurement. “As we continue to drive PC innovation in today’s markets we look forward to integrating this SSHD technology into a number of our PC families, providing an excellent blend of value and performance for our customers.”
New Seagate Desktop SSHD— Ultrafast Performance in a Desktop
With the Seagate Desktop SSHD, users can now experience SSD-like performance while enjoying the capacity of a desktop hard drive— all at a fraction of what a similar size SSD costs. The Desktop SSHD enables a desktop system to boot in seconds not minutes for an “instant on” experience, run favorite applications faster or simply breathe new life into an aging desktop PC. The Desktop SSHD will perform up to 4 times faster than other desktop HDD-based storage alternatives, as measured by PC Mark Vantage benchmark software, regardless of the CPU inside.  
Using Seagate’s own breakthrough Adaptive Memory™  technology, to identify and store only the most critical data a system needs to go fast, the Desktop SSHD serves up high-performance without a high price tag. As a result, the Seagate Desktop SSHD will cost you just slightly more than a standard hard drive while delivering dramatically faster performance.
The Seagate Desktop SSHD features up to 2TB of massive capacity and 8GB of NAND Flash making it ideal for accelerating the most commonly used PC applications and delivering extreme desktop performance with all the storage capacity needed for any computing scenario.
“Our customers want the highest storage capacity with the ability to access their data easily and quickly,” said Fredrik Hamberger, vice president, consumer PC business, HP. “Integrating Seagate’s SSHD solution into our rapidly growing portfolio of industry leading PCs will offer our customers a superior experience while running multiple applications.”
“Whether you’re into video editing, music or gaming, with Seagate’s new Desktop SSHD you can now have your cake and eat it too,” said Kevin Wasielewski, CEO and co-founder of Origin PC. “With SSHD technology you don’t have to sacrifice massive capacity when you choose faster performance. SSD-like speed, hard drive capacity—all at an affordable price—makes the Seagate Desktop SSHD a perfect choice for gaming enthusiasts like me.”
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Friday, April 5, 2013

Acer T2 Series Touch Monitors Win the Red Dot Award for Design Excellence

Acer’s T2 series touch LED monitors have been awarded with the Red Dot, one of the world’s most sought-after quality marks for excellence in product design. The award is presented annually in the international competition by a jury of 37 design experts for the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen of Germany. Design guru Jimmy Choo joined as a member of the jury for the first time in this year’s competition, which received 4,662 entries in 19 categories. The T2 was selected in the “computers and information technology” category.

"Acer’s slogan of ‘Explore beyond limits’ is a reflection of our new approach to product design and a more market-oriented mindset. The desire to create easy, intuitive, user-oriented products is engrained in our design DNA as we strive to enhance users’ total experience and enable them to achieve more,” said Michael Birkin, Chief Marketing Officer of Acer.

Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the Red Dot, pointed out that strong design competence and economic success nowadays go hand in hand, “The winners of the ‘Red Dot award: product design 2013’ are the protagonists of a highly developed design culture and design industry.”

T2 Series Touch LED Monitors
Also winners of the Taiwan Excellence Award, Acer’s T2 monitors are slender and minimalist and a masterpiece of design and technology that bring touch and type duality to desktop users. They set new standards in terms of ergonomics and smart viewing and are engineered to deliver top performance as well as a sophisticated design, and will appeal to graphic artists, professionals and design-conscious users alike.

Available in 23 and 27 inch sizes, the T2 series are supported by a silver asymmetric stand and allow users to adjust the angle from 30 to 80 degrees tilt for the most comfortable touch usages, especially during sustained use. With 10-point multi-touch technology the T2 monitors support multi-user scenarios for an ideal touch experience.

The black super slim bezel features edge-to-edge glass that extends to the base thereby creating an illusion of floating on air. While the new generation IPS/VA LED panels deliver a wide viewing angle, meaning users can view the monitors from different positions and still see clear images, rich details and higher color accuracy, allowing for better team work session or gaming with friends.

Full HD 1920x1080 resolution enables cinematic views of the latest HD content, gaming, multimedia and productivity applications. The T2 series are equipped with both DVI and HDMI ports to provide advanced digital connectivity and enable outstanding HD viewing and quality audio. USB 3.0 ports ensure fast data transfer to and from external devices and can be used to charge other devices.

The T2 series integrate white LED technology that reduces power consumption by up to 68%; ensures exceptional reliability and delivers better performance. The monitors are also mercury free and built with arsenic-free glass.

Award Ceremony and Exhibition
The Red Dot award ceremony will take place on July 1, 2013 in Germany, at the Essen Aalto Theater in front of more than 1,000 guests. Following the ceremony, the Acer T2 monitors will be showcased at the Red Dot design museum for a special four-week exhibition, and online at