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Music or data anywhere with the Acer MagicDrive MF-350

  • 12 August, 2003 17:02

<p>· Enjoy up to 2 hours of music plus FM radio
· Store 128MB of data or around 30 high quality MP3 tracks
· Record voice or FM radio
· Jog or gym with skip free music</p>
<p>Sydney, 12 August 2003 – Acer today has announced the launch of the MagicDrive MF-350, an all-in-one storage device, MP3 player and FM Radio. The latest lifestyle product in the Acer range, the MagicDrive is designed to mirror consumers lifestyle needs and priced at just $299, their budgets.</p>
<p>Offering unsurpassed features and value in a super thin and light form factor; the MagicDrive weighs in at just 30 grams, while only 18mm thin, smaller than a standard office highlighter pen. The ultra-sleek MagicDrive MF-350 connects easily to any PC via USB port.</p>
<p>Perfect for MP3 and WMA music and sharing digital image files with friends and family, the MagicDrive is an easy to use plug and play device. With simple drag and drop set-up features, the MagicDrive is the ideal backup for presentation files and for exchanging document files. The Acer MagicDrive with 128MB can hold up to 88 times as much data as a floppy disk or around 30 high quality MP3 tracks.</p>
<p>“The MagicDrive offers fantastic sound quality as an MP3 player and FM radio and unparalleled versatility as a portable data storage device in a durable and small form factor, ” said Juane Sgroi, Peripheral Product Manager, Acer Computer Australia. “The sturdy neck cord and lightweight earphones that come with the MagicDrive are ideal for sports such as jogging or cycling as the solid design and construction ensures skip-free music and easy access to the MP3 controls.”</p>
<p>“Whether you're on a trip or at a friend's house, you can transfer and store music, share digital images and data or back up files in just moments – providing a convenient alternative to burning CDs or sending files through e-mail; the Acer MagicDrive is super fast and completely portable. With a built-in recorder that stores up to eight hours of voice, the MagicDrive also provides maximum productivity benefits with the added entertainment capabilities,” concluded Sgroi</p>
<p>Key Features:</p>
<p>· USB Interface
· 128MB storage
· FM Radio
· MP3 and WMA file playback
· Voice/FM radio recording
· Up to 8hrs of voice recording
· Dimensions 95.7 (W) x 30 (D) x 18.8 (H) mm
· 30g without battery; 41g with battery
· Priced at $299 RRP inc GST</p>
<p>Acer’s Unique Instant Exchange Service</p>
<p>In the event that something isn't right with the Acer MagicDrive MF-350, customer's can visit an Acer Repair Centre, located around Australia and New Zealand for instant product exchange.</p>
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Product Availability</p>
<p>The Acer MagicDrive is priced at $299 inc GST and is available nationally from Harvey Norman, David Jones, Bing Lee, Retravision and other leading retailers.</p>
<p>About Acer Computer Australia
Established in 1990, Acer Computer Australia has 300 employees, a head office in Sydney and sales and service offices in Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane and Hobart. Uniload, an award winning build-to-order facility located in Sydney, enables Acer to efficiently deliver high-quality customised systems such as ultra powerful multimedia desktop computers, ultra portable notebooks and industry-leading servers directly to its customers.</p>
<p>In line with its commitment to the Australian market, Acer made a property investment of approximately A$20 million in Homebush Bay, where the head office building is located. These premises include a 1,200-sqm-assembly plant, which has a current capacity of 24,000 PCs per month and a 3,000-sqm-warehouse facility.</p>
<p>Acer is a world leading PC manufacturer, with a strong commitment to total customer satisfaction. Acer continues to strengthen its reputation as an industry leader by consistently delivering high-quality products and services. According to Gartner Group’s Dataquest Quarterly Statistics Program March 2003, Acer was the number three PC brand for desktop and notebook PCs in Australia and the fastest growing brand, recording 140% year-on-year growth for 2002.</p>
<p>Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks. Other product/brand names are trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective companies.</p>

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