Acer's Global Press Conference Recap: January 2023 & Upcoming
Acer, the multinational hardware and electronics corporation and creator of the popular Predator, is constantly evolving. They’ve grown from a simple electronics company into a brand synonymous with high-end gaming, devices, as well as environmental initiatives like Earthion. Their journey has been filled with expansion and evolution. To recap everything they accomplish throughout the year, Acer initiated Global Press Conferences to discuss upcoming plans, previous efforts, and new products.
What is Acer’s Global Press Conference (GPC)?
Acer’s Global Press Conferences (GPC) are scheduled multiple times per year to announce and showcase recent product launches and updates to fans, journalists, industry analysts, and other stakeholders. Acer’s GPCs are often held quarterly and feature executive speeches, product launches, and demonstrations, as well as opportunities for attendees to interact with the Acer team.
The Global Press Conferences have become an important platform for Acer to communicate its present and its future, in addition to communicating with media outlets and industry partners. The event has also evolved over the years to include interactive sessions, Q&A sessions, virtual and augmented reality experiences, and live streams. The GPCs are a reminder of Acer's ongoing commitment to stay at the forefront of the industry.
Past Acer Global Press Conferences announced the launch of new laptops, monitors, product demos, expansion of product lines, and announcement of new initiatives and commitments like sustainability strategies. They’ve also showcased keynote speeches by Acer executives, as well as networking opportunities for attendees.
What happened at the last Acer GPC?
The last Acer Global Press Conference, held in January 2023, saw illustrious speakers like Jason Chen, CEO of Acer, Eric Ackersen, Senior Product Marketing and Brand Manager at Acer, Jeff Fisher, senior VP of NVIDIA's PC business, and many more discussing important updates and milestones. The fundamental theme was that Acer’s innovations help bring ideas to life. From their Predator line products to their green initiatives, they are dedicated to helping everyone pursue their dreams. We’re not just about technology, the company claims, we’re about people. Acer reminded attendees of their eco-initiatives like their pledge to source 100% of their energy from renewable energy sources by 2035.
Acer is confident that the market acceptance of products like the Vero line delivers a very clear message that people care about the environment and appreciate having the choice to purchase green products that build a more sustainable environment. Additionally, Acer’s suppliers and partners succeeded in eliminating the equivalent of nearly 160 tons of CO2 emission. Acer outlined several other eco-conscious initiatives and milestones and then went on to discuss product launches.
Acer’s GPC product launches:
Acer made products accessible to millions of users worldwide and continued to design products that bring new possibilities to gamers creators and to those who aim to explore digital and physical worlds in their way.
Acer’s Swift family has been known for its portability and powerful performance since day one of its inception. Acer highlighted the new Swift Go, weighing in at under 1.3 kilograms and 14.9 millimeters thin. This Intel® Evo™ certified laptop, designed for those with an on-the-go lifestyle, This Intel® Evo™ certified laptop is perfect for any digital nomad or student.
Acer also announced their Halo Swing, a speaker designed with portability and personalization in mind. It features a detachable handle that makes it easy to carry wherever you go.
For fans of 3D gaming, Acer announced that Spatial Labs, the technology that brings you a glasses-free stereoscopic 3D experience, has been integrated into a variety of products. The concept D7 Special Ops edition has been selected as one of the Times 2022 Best Inventions in the Consumer Electronics category.
Predator line shines at GPC
Acer featured their new line of Predator RTX laptops during the recent GPC. The RTX laptops are powered by NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 40 series GPUs. The GeForce RTX™ 4090 and 4080 can game up to four times faster, compared to the last generation, and with dual NVIDIA Encoders, they can cut video export time in half. Acer also talked about the GeForce RTX™ 4070, 4060, and 4050, ultra-efficient GPUs that deliver top-of-the-line performance while using as little as ⅓ the power of previous generations.
More Predator highlights were announced during the GPC, including the Helios 16 and Helios 18, both infused with the latest tech, a new look, and all the beefy hardware you could want. Intel’s Steve Long spoke on the world's first mobile CPU with 24 cores and clock speeds of up to 5.6 gigahertz, why the Intel® 13th gen core is the best gaming option to power the latest Acer Predator Helio 16, and many more exciting updates.
When is the next Acer GPC?
Acer’s next Global Press Conference will be held on April 20th, 2023. If you’re interested in learning about how Acer’s technology is enabling millions to create new experiences and share a sustainable future, tune in during the following times:
- New York (UTC-4) 9 AM
- Berlin (UTC+2) 3 PM
- Taipei (UTC+8) 9 PM
This upcoming Global Press Conference can be viewed live on YouTube here. Acer is excited to announce some of its most notable innovations and company-wide updates on April 20th. In an effort to continue its environmental efforts, Acer will focus on its latest Vero laptops, other eco-friendly devices, and ongoing sustainability initiatives. Through these initiatives showcased at the Global Press Conference, they aim to minimize our shared impact on the environment.
Another key focus, like last year’s Global Press Conference, will be their efforts to innovate the gaming world. The company will announce new technology and product launches that are shaping the future, such as new gaming laptops designed for high-performing portability and 3D visuals. This is when Acer will go into detail about its famed Predator brand. Perhaps the most exciting and unlikely launch this year was the release of the first Acer e-bike, the ebii. During this year’s showcase, Acer will discuss at length its newest smart innovation. Prominent speakers within the company will also discuss other eco-friendly products that are transforming the way we experience the outside world.
To learn more about how to join the upcoming Acer Global Press Conference, visit the conference’s page here. You’ll be able to add the event to the calendar, sign up for updates, or watch the conference itself.
Alex is a contributing writer for Acer. Alex is a Texas-based writer and B2B email marketing strategist specializing in helping technology brands connect to their customers. He has lived all over Asia and has consulted with business clients in numerous industries to grow their brands.