SAN JOSE, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2019) Acer has been named a CES 2020 Innovation Award Honoree for developing innovative new products that scored high in innovation, engineering qualities, aesthetics and design in the categories of Computer Hardware and Components as well as Computer Peripherals and Accessories. Three Acer products were honored, including the Acer C250i projector, Swift 5 ultraportable notebook and a mobile PC for professional digital creators that will be announced in Jan. 2020.
The CES Innovation Awards, an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering, recognizes honorees in 28 consumer technology categories and distinguishes the highest rated as judged by a panel of industry experts. Along with CES, the awards are owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
“We’re delighted to be recognized by the Consumer Technology Association for designing superb products that stand out in multiple classifications,” said Chris Chiang, vice president of product management, Acer America. “Developing and bringing novel products to market that help people succeed in the world is our priority. We’re gratified that our efforts are resonating with not only our customers but with other industry pioneers.”
Acer C250i Projector: Multi-Angle Projection, World’s First Auto-Portrait Mode
The C250i portable LED wireless projector offers stand-free multi-angle orientation and the world’s first auto-portrait mode for effortlessly sharing smartphone content almost anywhere. Unlike other projectors limited to horizontal throws, the C250i supports flexible projection via a unique twisted roll design. It’s stylish and saves space while offering complete flexibility in projecting a smartphone’s screen onto walls, ceilings or another surface of choice – without requiring a stand or tripod.
Placed on its side, the projector can be “rolled” to find the best angle for viewing content on a wall or ceiling. When placed vertically, the innovative auto-portrait mode lets customers directly project portrait-fitted video chatting or live-streaming sessions (on Facebook or Instagram, for example) wirelessly, utilizing the full projection surface without black bars on the side. Despite its compact size, the C250i delivers beautiful high-definition 1080p imagery and has a 9000mAh battery life for extended periods of use.
Swift 5 Ultraportable: Supreme Performance on the Go
The Acer Swift 5 provides the necessary ultra-portable essentials: a sleek chassis, stylish design and slim bezels with outstanding performance and battery life. The 14-inch Acer Swift 5, one of the lightest in its class, sports a chassis made from a blend of magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum alloys. The latest generation measures just .5 inches thin and weighs just 2.1 pounds with a new discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 graphics option, or even less with updated integrated Intel® Iris® Pro graphics. The display features a three-side narrow bezel with a high screen-to-body ratio of 86.4 percent.
Designed for professionals on the move, the Swift 5 is a lightweight yet powerful laptop with up to 12.5 hours of battery life for day-to-night productivity. It supports fast-charging offering up to 4.5 hours of use with just a 30-minute charge. Login is secure and easy with the built-in fingerprint reader leveraging Windows Hello.
The Acer C250i projector will be available in Jan. 2020 for $549 USD (MSRP) and the Acer Swift 5 will be available this month starting at $899.99 USD (MSRP). Click here for photos of the Acer C250i projector and here for images of the Acer Swift 5.
 Based on internal survey by Acer Inc. of portable LED projectors available on the market as of 2019/9/4.
 Based on Acer’s internal survey as of September 3, 2019 of competing 14-inch clamshell laptop designs available on the market, running Windows OS or OSX.
Specifications may vary based on model and region.
 Listed battery life is based on testing using Web browsing. The test clip loops the loading of 50 selected websites using Microsoft Edge every 30 seconds, until the battery is drained. Stated battery life is for comparison purpose only. Actual battery life varies by model, configuration, applications, video chip format and features used. A battery’s maximum capacity decreases with time and use. Battery life test configuration: 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5, NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250, FHD, SSD only, 16GB of LPDDR4X memory. Battery life test condition: 100 nits LCD brightness, 50% speaker volume, WLAN on, Bluetooth on, no direct internet connection.
 “Use” refers to video playback and “charge time” is under the condition of the device being switched off during charging.