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Acer's flagship tablets, notebooks, wearables: First look (pictures)

Acer landed in New York to show off the best of its 2014 product line-up. ZDNet had a hands-on at its tablets, notebooks, and its first wearable gadget.
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Acer Iconia Tab 7 (tablet, 7-inch display, 3G networking)

NEW YORK — Acer's flagship 7-inch tablet, the Iconia Tab 7, lands with 1GB memory, and a quad-core 1.3Ghz processor. The key to this tablet is that it supports 3G connectivity, so you can use it on the go wherever you are.

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Acer Iconia Tab 7 (tablet, 7-inch display, 3G networking)

Landing in with 8GB in-built memory, it can be expanded by double. It runs the latest version of Android 4.4 "KitKat".

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Acer Iconia Tab 7 (tablet, 7-inch display, 3G networking)

The rear camera boasts 5-megapixels, and the front-camera for video-calling (and selfies) is just 0.3-megapixels. 

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Acer Iconia Tab 7 (tablet, 7-inch display, 3G networking)

The high-definition 1280x300 IPS display is sharp and crisp, but doesn't appear to come close to the iPad mini with Retina display.

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Acer Iconia Tab 7 (tablet, 7-inch display, 3G networking)

It's lightweight and comes with a metallic finish. It's easy to hold in just one hand with your fingers gripped around the edge. 

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Acer Iconia One 7 (tablet, 7-inch, range of colors)

Meanwhile, the more playful and colourful Acer Iconia One 7, its equally sized counterpart, runs an Intel Atom dual-core processor. This 7-inch tablet also comes with 1GB memory.

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Acer Iconia One 7 (tablet, 7-inch, range of colors)

The One 7 lands in six colors. Here you can see the yellow, pink, and purple backings. With much of the same specifications as the Iconia Tab 7, it runs the lower Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean" software version.

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Acer Aspire E11 (11-inch notebook)

Acer's latest 11-inch display notebook is customizable by chip selection — either with a Pentium or Celeron processor. It has up to 8GB RAM and a hard disk up to 1 terabyte. It's 2.84 pounds in weight, and has a battery life of up to five hours.

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Acer Aspire E11 (11-inch notebook)

The E11 appears slim but don't let the colors deceive you. It's remarkably thick at 0.83-inches. And there are four colors to choose from, including red (shown above), blue, black, and white.

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Acer Aspire E11 (11-inch notebook)

This 11.6-inch high-definition display is sharp and clear. It also doesn't come with a fan, making the notebook very quiet. And the touchpad works with extreme accuracy.

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Acer Aspire E11, E14 side-by-side (11-14-inch notebooks)

The E11 (red) and the larger E14 (green) both run the latest versions of Windows 8.1. The big difference between the two is the highly customizable nature of the E14, which can have either an Intel or AMD processor, and comes in touch or non-touch options.

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Acer Aspire E11, E14 side-by-side (11-14-inch notebooks)

Side-by-side, you can see the difference. The larger 14-inch display E14 has a stronger battery life, and comes in a larger range of colors.

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Acer Aspire E14 (14-inch notebook, highly customizable

The E14 lands in at 1.19-inches in thickness, making it surprisingly hefty. It's also between 5.1-pounds and 5.4 pounds, depending on the inclusion of the touch screen.

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Acer Aspire E14 (14-inch notebook, highly customizable

It runs the latest Windows 8.1 version, with a dazzling 14-inch display, with a resolution of 1366x768.

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Acer Aspire E14 (14-inch notebook, highly customizable

The touch version has a 10-point screen for higher-accuracy response times. Both versions, including the non-touch version, come with a in-built webcam for video calling.

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Acer Liquid Leap (wearable band)

Acer's first foray into the wearables market, the Liquid Leap comes with activity and lifestyle tracking. It will come in a multitude of colors — so far, just black and red-orange.

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Acer Liquid Leap (wearable band)

The fitness band will take on the likes of Fitbit and Jawbone's own products. It's designed to monitor your health, fitness, and your overall activity, such as how many steps you walk.

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Acer Liquid Leap (wearable band)

Pricing has yet to be announced, but it's expected to be released in line with the Acer Liquid Jade smartphone later this year in July or August.

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