Acer Middle East Hosts 10th Edition of Acer Partner Week
Acer announced strong quarterly results in Middle East during partner event
Acer showcased the Acer Swift 5 – the lightest 15.6” notebook in the world, for the first time in the region
Dubai, UAE, October 2018: Acer Middle East recently held its annual ‘Acer Partner Week’, during GITEX Technology Week. During the 10th edition of the event, the company hosted its regional partners and showcased its latest range of products, held meetings to hear from partners as well as shared business updates and outlook for the region.
At the event, Acer announced its consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2018 at NT$65.33 billion, up 7.8% YoY, and up 11.7% over the previous quarter. In the UAE, Acer’s revenue grew YTD by 24%, in Saudi Arabia by 21% & GCC by 52%. Products that were key to the growth in sales included Acer’s Chromebooks, ultra-thin line-up & gaming range.
“We have been making excellent strides globally and I am pleased that our Middle East numbers are in-line,” commented Paul Collins, MEA General Manager at Acer. “The event provided us with an opportunity to thank all of our partners, who believed in our strategy and we look forward to growing together in 2019 as we introduce new and exciting products to the market.”
During Partner Week, Acer and partners discussed market trends, challenges and how to overcome these and grow, and how the brand will be marketing their products in the region across the gaming, thin & light, education & commercial product segments.
At the event, the full range of products were on display, including the following new products, which allowed partners to get a hands-on experience:
Acer Swift 5 – The lightest 15.6” notebook in the world
Designed for customers who want an envy-inducing PC, the Swift 5 (SF515-51T) delivers exceptional performance in an elegant chassis that weighs less than one kilogram (990 g/2.2 pounds). The Swift 5 features a full HD 1920×1080 15.6” IPS touchscreen with ultra-narrow bezels, giving it an incredible 87.6% screen-to-body ratio to create an immersive viewing experience. The Acer Swift 5 15.6” will be available in MEA in Q1 2019, starting at AED 4,699.
Acer Predator Orion 9000 and 5000 Gaming Desktops
Featuring 9th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors delivering up to 8 cores and 16 threads, the predator desktop Orion family is giving gamers a leap in performance for smooth, seamless gameplay — even while streaming and recording. The Predator Orion 5000 is a gaming powerhouse for users who need an exceptional gaming rig, while the Predator Orion 9000 is a gamer’s dream machine aimed at the most demanding users, with top-of-the-line NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 Ti GPUs[i]. Available in MEA from Q1 2019 starting from AED 11,299.
Founded in 1976, today Acer is one of the world’s top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will infuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer’s 7,000+ employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit http://www.acer.com for more information.
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