Acer and Metropolitan, first to launch 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors based laptops in Sri Lanka


Colombo. Wednesday 21 October 2015. Metropolitan Computers, the authorised distributors for Acer computers in Sri Lanka, announced the launch of the new Acer Aspire E5 574 – the first laptop series in the local market to run on the newly launched 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors.

The 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor on the Acer Aspire E5 series has a better clock speed with Intel® Turbo Boost. Together with improved Intel® HD Graphics, this helps deliver amazing and vibrant multimedia experiences. The significant strides made in power consumption at the processor level and across the system ensure longer battery life. With security features the device has multiple defenses protecting user data.

Acer E5 574 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 laptop comes with superior specifications such as 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard disk, NVidia GT940 2GB VGA latest Graphic card and two year warranty. All this translates into an incredibly responsive performance backed with convenient connectivity and multimedia capabilities which together make daily computing a pleasure on the Acer Aspire E5 574 laptop series.

Acer E5 574 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 laptop gives you an impressive visual experience with the latest 4GB Nvidia GT940 dedicated VGA and Full HD Screen. It also complements with 8GB RAM to accelerate its speed and performance to a greater level.

Managing Director of Metropolitan Computers (Pvt) Ltd. Mr. Ivor Maharoof said that it normally takes a considerable amount of time for technology updates and new devices to come to this part of the world, especially to the Sri Lankan market. “Our policy is to empower Sri Lankan customers with the world’s latest technology as soon as it is introduced internationally. We’re thus proud to launch the Acer laptops with 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors to Sri Lanka”.

The 6th Gen Intel Core processor family helps optimise most of the key features in Windows 10 Devices with the Intel® RealSense™ Camera paired with Windows Hello let people securely log in using facial recognition. True Key™ technology by Intel Security is also available on many 6th Gen Intel Core processor-based systems to deliver a secure experience for logging into devices and websites without the need to remember each site’s password.

“The 6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver some of the most significant advancements in computing with more responsiveness than ever with enhanced performance, battery life and security. With the launch of Acer Aspire E5 series in Sri Lanka Metropolitan together with Acer introducing the latest technologies to the country is commendable”, said Indika De Zoysa, Country Business Manager, Intel EM Ltd – Sri Lanka Liaison Office. “The new Acer E5 series offers the flexibility to the users with amazing new user experiences making one of the best offerings in the market for the buyers and they will benefit significantly from the 6th Gen Intel processors making it ideal for today’s mobile lifestyle”.

Acer has fast gained a reputation as always being the first to come out with fresh technology. The new Acer Aspire E5 Series is tailored-slimmer than its predecessor. The Acer Aspire E5 series also seamlessly complements modern trends like social mobility and hectic lifestyles, making Acer users feel comfortable wherever they are, with on-the-go computing.

CAPTION for PHOTO : In the photograph (L to R) are Mr. Chaminda Rajapaksha, Asst. General Manager, Metropolitan Computers (Pvt) Ltd, Mr. Ivor Maharoof, Managing Director, Metropolitan Computers (Pvt) Ltd, Mr. Indika De Zoysa, Country Business Manager, Intel EM Ltd – Sri Lanka Liaison Office and Mr. Hasalaka De Silva, Acer Product Marketing Manager, Metropolitan Computers (Pvt) Ltd.

About Metropolitan: Active in Sri Lanka for more than five decades, the Metropolitan Group is one of the foremost business houses in the country and a leader in the technology and workplace solutions sector. It is today, a diversified organisation engaged in different spheres of business activity from Imaging, IT, Communication, Computing to Power and Energy. The core objective is driven towards excellence in customer service, bound by a common set of values, linked across the entire organisation. The group has earned many accolades for the outstanding service and customer care and for its efforts in protecting the environment from damage caused by electronic waste. Metropolitan believes its primary source of strength and dynamism is its human resources.

About Acer: Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people’s lives. Acer’s product offering includes PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Acer employs 7,400 people and ranks within top 5 for total PCs globally. Please visit for more information.