Acer Computex 2013 preview video teases mysterious new devices

May 30, 2013
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Computex 2013 is just right around the corner now, and you can be sure that there will be plenty to talk about at the world famous annual trade show in Taipei. But in case you still haven’t found anything that you think is worth looking forward to in the lead-up to it, Taiwan-based Acer is here to give you not just one, but two completely different items to think about — and get excited about as well.

Acer has posted a simple 1-minute preview video for Computex 2013 up on YouTube, and it stars the same guy that introduced the somewhat acrobatic Aspire R7 laptop a couple of weeks back. The focus of Acer’s new video? An veiled mystery device, referred to only as a “tablet that lets you do more than just use apps and surf the Web.”

But that’s not all, because in the video, a second mystery device is also present. It’s not a tablet, but is described as “cool” nonetheless. What could it be?

I attended the 10th year anniversary celebration of Acer Philippines here in the city of Manila last week, and I learned that there are indeed some new Acer devices that will be launched at Computex. For instance, through Acer Philippines senior product manager Dio Vasquez, I found out that that there will be an updated version of the Aspire S7, Acer’s flagship Windows 8 touchscreen notebook.

If the “other” veiled device featured in the video is not a tablet, then it could likely be this. Also, even though Acer just launched a couple of new tablets, including the 7.9-inch Iconia A1, I was told that there are plans to unveil new tablets yet again at Computex 2013.

For now, we can only speculate what Acer’s announcements will really be about. It could very well be for tablets that are running Windows 8 instead of Android. But we won’t know for sure until they make it official. We’ll update you on the latest info as soon as we have them next week.

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