Acer: Amazon Alexa Will Soon Run PCs

by January 8, 2018 0 comments

Acer broadcasts that soon Amazon Alexa will run on select Aspire, Spin, Switch and Swift notebooks and also on Aspire all-in-one PCs beginning from Q1 2018.

Primarily, Amazon Alexa will be accessible in the US by means of an update through Acer Care Center, while wider support is predictable to be rolled out in mid-2018.

Enabled by Intel® Smart Sound Technology, an integrated audio DSP (Digital Signal Processor) built to handle audio, voice, and speech interactions, many of Acer’s latest notebooks and desktops will support Amazon Alexa and respond to voice commands quickly while offering high fidelity audio without impacting system performance.

Hands-Free Productivity, Entertainment and Smart Home Control on PCs

With Amazon Alexa, owners of compatible Acer notebooks and desktops can get more done by asking Alexa to check their calendar, create lists and answer questions.

Be entertained by asking Alexa to play their favourite music, podcasts or audiobooks; and manage smart home devices by controlling lights, thermostats and home appliances through voice commands to Alexa.

Notebooks such as the Switch 7 Black Edition and Spin 5 with Acer Purified.Voice and four digital microphones support far-field voice recognition from up to nine feet(2.74m) away, while others with dual microphones will be able to activate Alexa within three feet (0.91 m). All supported convertible and 2-in-1 notebooks come with front-facing speakers and provide an immersive audio experience.

New Acer V6820M/i 4K UHD Projector Will Work with Amazon Alexa

In addition to the Acer Air Monitor that already works with Alexa, Acer’s new V6820M and V6820i 4K UHD projectors will be among the first of its kind to support Amazon Alexa.

Now part of the smart home, consumers will be able to control the projector after enabling the Acer Projector Smart Home skill by asking Alexa on a device like the Echo or compatible Acer PC, “Alexa, turn on the projector,” “Alexa, select HDMI as the projector source,” or “Alexa, change projector display mode to bright.”

With the Acer V6820M/ I wireless projector, film fanatics can truly enjoy the cinema at home with an intensely sharp 120-inch 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution display.

The V6820M/i is compatible with HDR and Rec. 2020 signals, supports the Rec. 709 standard for cinema-like colour accuracy, and HDMI 3D for 3D home theatre experiences.

The projector ensures visuals are ultra-smooth even in fast-moving scenes with the Acer AcuMotion frame interpolation system, which calculates and generates intermediate frames, inserting them into existing ones for seamless motion.

The V6820M/i can operate at an extremely low noise level of 19dBA (silent mode) so even the quietest whispers can be heard in playback.

Supported models include the latest Aspire 5, Aspire 7, Spin 3, Spin 5, Switch 7 Black Edition, Swift 3, Swift 5, Swift 7, Aspire Z24, Aspire U27, Aspire S24. Plans are subject to change without notice or obligation.

In HDMI 3D mode, the highest resolution supported is 1080p.In silent mode, the highest resolution supported is 1080p.

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