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2013-05-28

Acer Aspire R7 Notebook and B6 Monitor Win Best Choice Awards at Computex 2013. B6, made with post-consumer recycled plastic, wins Green ICT award


TAIPEI, TAIWAN

Acer announces that the Aspire R7 notebook and B6 Series monitors have been selected to receive Best Choice awards at this year’s Computex Taipei. The Aspire R7, Acer's revolutionary notebook, competed in the Computer & System category, while the B6 monitors, made with post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic, stood out in the Green ICT award category.

The Best Choice Award is one of the honors presented at the world’s second largest (largest in Asia Pacific) ICT procurement platform — COMPUTEX TAIPEI. The awards are presented to Taiwan's best ICT products available globally, and focus on functionality, innovation and market potential as the main judging criteria. The award, established in 2002, also serves as a stimulant for creativity.

Touch-and-type Aspire R7 notebook

The Aspire R7 notebook features a 15.6" Full HD 1920 x 1080 touchscreen made for the new computing lifestyle, which increasingly combines touch and type. With a repositioned keyboard and the revolutionary Ezel™ hinge that moves the display forward and into different positions, the Aspire R7 makes the combination of touching the screen and using the keyboard more intuitive and natural. Recognized for its outstanding innovation, the R7 also garnered the Red Dot and Computex d&i design awards.

With four modes of operation, the R7 can easily be used as a conventional notebook, a pad, a display, or switched to "Ezel™" allowing the screen to float over the keyboard at various angles. This enables users to work where they want and how they want: seated or standing, at a desk or on their lap. The Ezel™ hinge makes it easy to flip the display over, and to touch or type while creating, browsing or sharing content.

B6 Series monitors with ergonomic design

The B6 Series monitors are made with PCR plastic and are EPEAT Gold registered in several countries . Targeting business users, the B6 Series exhibits professional style plus ergonomic design. With the optional, multi-functional ErgoStand, the screen tilts from -5° to 35° to ensure the best viewing angle; the base rotates 120° from left or right for easy screen sharing; panel height can be raised by up to 150 mm for optimum comfort; and the screen can pivot from horizontal to vertical for more viewing perspectives.

Ranging from 19 to 27 inches, these monitors are eco-friendly, featuring a mercury- and arsenic-free panel, LED backlighting for reduced power consumption, and are ENERGY STAR® qualified and TCO Displays 6.0 certified .

Exhibition

The Aspire R7 and B6 Series will be exhibited at the Best Choice Award Pavilion (1st floor, I0307) during Computex at TWTC Nangkang Exhibition Hall, from June 4 to 8, 2013.



EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) Gold registration requires that products meet 75% of the optional criteria for greener electronics.

EPEAT Gold registered in the U.S., Canada and Taiwan.

Meet the ENERGY STAR® guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.