Acer Jumps Into the Memory Card Business

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Looks like Acer is going to start making memory cards aimed at the photography market and we’re all here for it.

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Specifically, the company is launching CFExpress Type-B memory cards through its Acer Storage subsidiary in 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB capacities.

PetaPixel describes the new memory cards as industrial grade with protections against the elements as well as magnets, x-rays, UV light, and static to protect user data to the highest degree possible. The new memory cards are also being marketed as particularly ideal for photographers the work in extreme weather conditions with protections against low and high temperatures (-20 degrees Celsius to 70 degrees).

The cards will have write/read speeds of 1,200 MB/s and up to 1,600 MB/s respectively which are also backward compatible as long as the camera’s firmware is updated in order to do so, PetaPixel reports. Some of the compatible cameras mentioned as being compatible include the Panasonic S1R and S1, Canon C500 Mark II, C300 Mark III, EOS R5, and 1DX Mark III, and Nikon Z6 II, Z7 II, D6, D5, D500, D850, Z6, and Z7 cameras. While all of this is quite exciting, one thing we can go on ahead and let you down about right now is the price. We have to keep in mind that storage is a competitive market, and one in high demand. Given those two forces, Acers products are pretty much in line with the rest of the market meaning that buyers looking for a deal from a new brand aren’t going to get that here. Pricing starts at $USD 130 and goes up to $USD 460 for the 512 GB option.

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[PetaPixel]

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