Acer announces a liquid-cooled Surface-like Windows convertible and a 5000 mAh Android smartphone, Apple unveils a rose gold MacBook 12, and more

By Team Feedbaac

While many of you would have been busy with daily work and chores, you might have missed a lot of consumer tech news that has happened throughout the week. Not to worry, as we are here to summarize the best tech news and announcements.

  • Acer has unveiled a plethora of new devices last night, which include Android smartphones, laptops, and convertibles. The smartphone is called the Liquid Zest Plus, a 5.5-inch HD Android smartphone that houses a large 5000 mAh battery that’s claimed to last over 2 days’ full use. Other features include a tri-focus 13MP camera, and quad core processor. The Liquid Zest Plus is positioned as a mid-tier device. Read more.


  • Acer also announced a new Windows 10 convertible called the Switch Alpha 12 that’s follows the design cues of the Microsoft Surface tablet. The main feature of the convertible is that the device comes with liquid cooling alongside a 6th generation Intel i3/i5/i7 processors. The tablet holds a 12-inch touch display, USB 3.0, and USB Type C ports. Just as the Surface devices, the Switch Alpha 12 comes with a detachable magnetic keyboard and smart stylus. Click here to read more.


  • Acer has also introduced a new ultrabook called the Aspire S13. The 1.4kg device is aimed to take on other ultrabooks such as the Dell XPS 13, and the Apple MacBook Air. The S13 comes with 6th Gen Intel processors, 8GB RAM, and up to 512GB SSD options. The Acer Aspire S13 is expected to release in the UAE soon. Know more about the S13 here.


  • Meanwhile, Apple happened to update its ultra-slim and lightweight 12-inch MacBook with the latest Intel 6th Gen Core M processors, and also a new Rose Gold color option found in the latest iPhone series. The new 12-inch MacBook with 256GB PCI-e SSD cost about AED 5199. Click here to know more about the new model.


  • In the rumor mill, Sony is expected to announce an updated version of the Xperia X, which is seemingly called as the Xperia X Premium. The new smartphone is expected to feature the world’s first HDR mobile display with Full HD resolution, with a super fast 120Hz refresh rate. Read more about the rumor.


  • For those who wish for budget smartphones with fingerprint scanners, it seems that the upcoming Motorola Moto G 4th gen is expected to come with one, according to an image leak. There aren’t many details of the device for now, but we can expect the smartphone to go official in the coming months. Check out the leaked images.


  • Samsung officially launched a new Dolby Atmos powered soundbar HW-K950. The system comes with a subwoofer and rear wireless speakers that offer rich and powerful 3D audio. Learn more.


  • Canon unveils a new DSLR called the EOS 80D, offering a 24.2MP APS-C image sensor for quality images, Dual Pixel CMOS AF for accurate and fast focusing, and 7fps helps for fast moving subjects and sports photography. The camera holds a pricetag of AED 4299 (body only). Check out the complete specs and images.


  • While Sony has yet to officially confirm the existence of a revised PS4, the new console seemingly called as the PS4K, or the PS4.5 is rumored to feature a faster APU integrated with faster CPU and GPU cores. Apparently, the new console has an internal code name called the NEO. It also seems that Sony has internally advised game developers to patch existing games for the new upcoming console, and there will most likely be no NEO exclusive games. Check out the full leaked tech specs of the PS4K.


  • Microsoft has unexpectedly put an end to its previous Xbox 360 console production, which ran successfully for 10 years straight. The Xbox 360 was a direct competitor of the Sony PlayStation 3 which didn’t do much in terms of sales, until the prices dropped. This shouldn’t be a surprise as Microsoft is now focusing on their Xbox One console- the only true competition for the successful Sony PlayStation 4. It should be noted that popular Xbox 360 game servers will still be live for the large crowd of Xbox loyalists. Click here to read.


  • Emirates Post happened to launch the new E-locker kiosks that allows users to collect their parcels and international packages without the need of going to the main post offices. The national postal group plans to install as much as these kiosks within a year. Read more about the story.