Acer’s fall product reveal comes to a browser or app near you this Thursday. Themed “Made for humanity,” its latest Next@Acer event will highlight “how Acer is helping make the ways we work, learn and play better for humanity and the environment.”
When does Acer Next start?
You can catch the livestream at 6 a.m. PT on Wednesday, Oct. 13, which is 9 a.m. ET, 2 p.m. BST and midnight Thursday AEDT.
How to watch
What do we expect?
We really don’t know much. According to the event’s calendar placeholder, Acer has blocked off 45 minutes for the announcements; that means there likely won’t be a lot of new launches, although the YouTube page does indicate that there may be Predatorgear and Concept D creator-focused products.
The “Made for humanity” tagline can mean a lot of different things, but I expect the primary focus will be on the company’s environmentally conscious activities.
In RE100 renewable-energy initiative and its own new Earthion platform for managing environmental impact through its supply chain. So there will probably be updates to those activities, including some new products to follow its initial notebook, the , a made from postconsumer recycled plastic, with predominantly recycled paper packaging, printing with soy ink and so on., the company heralded its signing onto the
We’ll probably also hear a lot about products geared to “hybrid” work styles — the term marketers have unanimously settled on to describe work-from-everywhere, but which many of us now think of as just “work” — a pitch that we’ve been hearing from every company since thehit its stride around March 2020. That translates to an emphasis on features like , Zoom and Microsoft Teams integration.
Plus, given that Microsoft just released the update to its operating system, you can plan on hearing that all of Acer’s refreshed systems will ship with it installed, as well as about the features it brings to Acer’s new computers (and pretty much all computers).