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Press Release  |  Apr 10, 2012

New Acer C120 pico projector can be powered by a USB connection for convenience, flexibility

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 9, 2012 – Acer America today debuts the new Acer C120 ultraportable pico projector that can be powered by a PC via USB connection. It’s ideal for business people, instructors and anyone who needs an incredibly portable projector to display clear, crisp images.

The ultra-lightweight Acer C120 pico projector is the perfect solution for road warriors who need to be able to present at a moment’s notice. The projector features an LED lamp, so it turns on instantly and is quickly ready to show vibrant images. Presentations can be enjoyed natively in the 16:9 aspect ratio at WVGA resolution (854x480) or at the maximum resolution WXGA (1280x800) in a 16:10 aspect ratio. Plus, USB 3.0 connectivity increases data transfer speeds up to 10 times faster than traditional USB 2.0 for enhanced image brightness and quality.

Customers have the additional flexibility of powering the Acer C120 projector directly from their notebook’s USB port, so they can leave their power cord at home. This convenient USB 3.0 option allows for faster display of the images at a bright 75 ANSI lumens. Alternatively, when higher brightness matters most, customers can power the projector with the included AC adapter or any Acer notebook PC adapter to enjoy presentations in an even brighter 100 ANSI lumens rating. The new projector is also plug-and-play compatible with notebook PCs, so no drivers need to be installed.

“We’ve designed the Acer C120 projector to be a powerful tool for businesspeople, consultants, real estate agents and anyone who needs an ultra-portable projector that will make their presentations even more effective,” said Chris White, senior director of product marketing, Acer America. “It‘s very convenient to use and provides a range of usage scenarios, making it the ideal companion for anyone that gives presentations on the go.”

The Acer C120 has a high 1000:1 contrast ratio that results in crisp presentations and photos. The projector also ensures image quality and accuracy with improved color saturation (60 to 120 percent NTSC) and Acer ColorSafe technology. Color integrity is protected even after prolonged use of the projector.

Travel-Ready at Under a Half-Pound, Excellent Value

The C120 projector is ready to go nearly anywhere. It fits in the palm of a hand and weighs only 6.34 ounces. It is incredibly compact, so it can fit in a purse or briefcase; it measures 4.72-inches (W) by 3.23-inches (D) by 1.0-inch (H). In addition, long battery life will ensure the Acer C120 will keep projecting bright images through the very last slide.

The Acer C120 LED projector is an excellent investment thanks to its many features and extended lifespan, which translate into significant cost savings for customers. Maintenance is reduced for the product since there is no lamp to replace. Plus, the long 20,000-hour LED life ensures long-term dependable projector use.(1) The Acer C120 has a wide projection throw range – it can project clearly from as close as 15.75 inches and as far as 12.14 feet away.

The Acer C120 projector is available now for customers in the United States for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $259. The new Acer C120 projector is backed with a one year warranty.(2) About Acer

Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for notebook PCs.(3) A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company's continuing growth, while its multi-brand approach integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets. Acer designs environmentally friendly products and has established a green supply chain through collaboration with suppliers. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, including supporting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group employs 8,000 people worldwide. Revenues for 2011 reached US$15.7 billion. Visit for more information.

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1) Lamp-life depends on a variety of factors including brightness and can be maximized via Acer EcoProjection Technology, which allows the user to customize power-saving configurations.

2) Limited warranty agreement applies. For a copy, write to Acer Customer Service, P.O. Box 6137, Temple, TX 76503.

(3) Source: Gartner data, FY 2011