Acer gaming monitor wins top prize at CES

Acer Inc. (??), one of the leading personal computer brands in Taiwan, said on Friday that its gaming computer monitor -- Predator Z301CT -- has won a "Best of Innovation" award in the computer peripherals category at the CES 2017 Innovation Awards.

In addition, Acer's Swift 7 notebook computer and its Spin 7 convertible notebook computer have been selected as CES 2017 Innovation Honorees in the computer hardware and components category.

Acer said the Predator Z301CT is equipped with eye-tracking technology which adds to the gamer's arsenal of control tools and such innovation impressed the jury at the CES Innovation awards.

The Taiwanese PC brand said the Predator Z301CT is the world's first 21:9 curved monitor with eye-tracking functionality, which helps gamers intuitively aim, target and shoot faster than competitors who only have access to a keyboard and mouse.

For its part, the Acer Swift 7 is less than 1cm thick and weighs only 1.1 kilograms, Acer said. The model with an all-aluminum uni-body design provides users with high portability and up to 9 hours of battery life, Acer added.

The Acer Spin 7, also an all-aluminum uni-body design, sports a 360-degree hinge with four different modes, providing users with portability, flexibility and usability for a variety of applications. The device provides 8 hours of battery life, is just 1.098cm thick and weighs only 1.2 kilograms.

The CES Innovation Awards, sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), has rewarded achievements in consumer electronics in 28 categories since 1976. The jury is comprised of independent industrial designers, engineers and media reporters.

Meanwhile, Acer said the company posted NT$249 million (US$7.83 million) in net profit for the third quarter of this year, up 30.3 percent from a year earlier, with earnings per share at NT$0.08. It was the 11th consecutive quarter of profit for the PC brand.

Acer said that the improved bottom line for the third quarter reflected efforts made to improve its product portfolio, implement a good marketing program and cut operating costs.

However, the stronger Taiwan dollar in the third quarter, resulted in a foreign exchange loss of about NT$290 million, the company said. Total non-core business losses hit NT$111 million in the quarter.

In the first nine months of this year, Acer posted NT$833 million in net profit, up NT$467 million from the previous year, with EPS at NT$0.28.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel