Along with an array of smartphones and tablets, FNB will include the Acer Windows PC Laptops and Ultrabooks to the range of products that are available at a reduced price - with 24 months to pay and zero additional fees, interest or charges
New and existing FNB Gold or Platinum Cheque Account clients as well as FNB Private Clients will be able to purchase any of the following Acer products: The Aspire S3 Ultrabook with Core i7 processor, The Timeline M3 Ultra and the Value Series V3 Laptop. Each of the products offered have different price points thus ensuring that it is available to a large and targeted audience. “At Acer we will continue to aim at bringing mobility to consumers in an easy and convenient way,” says Celeste Gibbens, Acer Africa marketing manager. “We are delighted to partner with an innovative bank such as FNB on this project.”
The Acer S3 Aspire was the first Ultrabook to be revealed in October 2011 and Acer has continued to exceed each benchmark combining the essential features of the smartphone and tablet PC, such as fast startup and internet connectivity, with long battery life and convenience. “Mobility is a key component for FNB and being able to provide our clients with a product that is not only ultra-convenient but offers portable accessibility wherever and whenever” says Ilse Smuts, head of Marketing at FNB’s Core Banking Solutions.
Clients can order their new PC Laptop by visiting www.fnb.co.za
or by SMSing 'pc' to 32812 (standard network rates apply). In line with the existing tablet and smartphone offer, customers will have the opportunity to acquire the Acer PC Laptops and repay it over 24 months at a reduced rate and with zero additional interest, fees or charges payable. The monthly payment is added to the customer's monthly account charge.
Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook:
Acer Green Instant On delivers ultra-fast responsiveness, energy efficiency and enhanced power management; and Acer Instant Connect provides access to the Internet in just 2.5 seconds four times faster than conventional connections — so users can go faster for better productivity and infotainment enjoyment. There's no compromise.
It provides two sleep modes from which the Aspire S3 responds with surprising speed: From Sleep the Aspire S3 will resume in a mere 1.5 seconds, and from Deep Sleep it resumes in 6 seconds.
The Aspire S3 features the latest 2nd generation Intel®
i7 processors for full computing and digital creation capability, and a choice of 240 GB SSD or 320/500 GB HDD with embedded SSD for ultra-fast access and ample media and data storage. Packing professionally-tuned Dolby®
v4, the Aspire S3 delivers vibrant, cinema-style surround sound and enhanced dialogue quality for optimum listening experiences.
output is also included for connecting the Aspire S3 to popular HD peripheral devices for high-def digital/ video playback and extension. Furthermore, users can quickly and easily share data or download photos from their digital cameras using the 2-in-1 card reader that supports SDTM
Cards and MultiMediaCardTM
Acer Aspire Timeline M3 Ultra:
The latest Timeline series is slimmer and lighter than its predecessors (measuring just 20 mm thin), without compromising its state-of-the-art performance. The Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 includes NVIDIA®
GT640M graphics for enhanced content creation and consumption.
The overall experience is ultra-responsive. Acer Green Instant-On provides fast resume in 1.5 seconds from sleep mode. Likewise, Acer Instant Connect automatically scans and registers most-visited access points, letting users connect to the Internet in just 2.5 seconds, which is four times faster than conventional methods.
The Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 is also the first 15" 2-spindle UltrabookTM
to feature an optical drive for DVD enjoyment. Other entertainment enhancements include Dolby®
v4 and premium speakers. The professionally-tuned sound system delivers industry-leading high volume, clear dialogue and sound effects for music, movies and games.
In the Timeline tradition, this UltrabookTM
features 8 hours of battery life, providing a full day of on-demand multimedia enjoyment and productivity on a single charge.
Acer Value Series V3:
The latest generation Intel®
family processors, plus NVIDA®
GT Series graphics ensure excellent performance for multitasking apps, music, Internet video, movies, games and more.
Specialised entertainment enhancements include the Acer CineCrystalTM
HD+ 1600 x 900 LED-backlit display on the 17.3” screen and , Dolby®
v4 and a Blu-ray Disc™ drive. Users can even enjoy notebook entertainment on an HDTV via the HDMI®
The V3 Series features Acer InviLinkTM
wireless connectivity and Gigabit Ethernet to keep users online, and the Acer Crystal Eye HD webcam guarantees high-resolution face-to-face communication.
Acer clear.fi 2.0 automatically connects all digital-home devices. This lets users manage, share and enjoy media from any device in any room at home.