Acer Liquid Jade Primo bundle – a Windows phone that “becomes” a PC, just add a monitor

Acer bundles the Liquid Jade Primo 5.5-inch Windows 10 phone with a keyboard, a dock (with USB ports), and a mouse, for P28,990. When the Jade Primo is slid into the dock, and the comes-with keyboard and mouse (and your own monitor) are connected, you get a PC-like set up (via Continuum) running Windows 10 universal apps. While many flagship phones are sold around the P29k price point, the Acer Jade Primo is unique in that it’s a phone-package both for fun and productivity.

Acer Liquid Jade Primo Full Specs

5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display
– supports 100% of the NTSC color gamut
– with 10000:1 contrast
– 176-degree wide-viewing angles
– 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass
Hexa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 808 processor
3GB RAM | 32GB of internal storage
21MP f/2.2 rear camera, dual LED flash, 4K (3840 x 2160) video
8MP f/2.2 front camera, 84-degree wide-angle, FHD 1080p video recording
Dual SIM | 2780 mAh battery
LTE Cat. 6 and 802.11ac MIMO connectivity options
Enterprise-grade security and device management
Packaged with keyboard, mouse, and dock for P28990

The Phone-into-PC experience

With a USB Type-C monitor, wireless display accessories or the Display Dock, the Acer Liquid Jade Primo can provide a PC-like experience on an external display with Windows 10 universal apps. This set up makes us of Continuum, a feature of Windows 10 that turns a Windows 10 phone into a PC by connecting it to a monitor.

Here are more details:

  • The phone can be used as a touchpad and virtual keyboard, or a mouse and keyboard can be connected, for a more familiar desktop PC work experience.
  • The Liquid Jade Primo can connect to any TV or monitor at hotels or anywhere. It seems targeted at on-the-go executives who are unable or do not wish to bring heavier laptops.
  • One can also project presentation decks to a projector or large screen while displaying the “Presenter View” on the Acer Liquid Jade Primo, or play videos on the TV while using other apps simultaneously.

Jeffrey Mariano, Acer PH Senior Product Lead for Mobility.

Don’t Forget the Cameras

The Acer Liquid Jade Primo also has a good pair of cameras – 21MP f/2.2 rear and 8MP f/2.2 wide angle front. Below is the rear camera, and 5.5-inch AMOLED display, in action.

And here’s the shot taken:

Image above was not enhanced, only resized and watermarked.

Enterprise-Grade Security and Device Management

With BitLocker technology on Windows 10 Mobile, the Liquid Jade Primo allows for full encryption of all user data stored on internal memory, protecting the device from offline hardware-level attacks.

For corporate users, the Jade Primo also supports device management solutions such as Open Mobile Alliance Device Management (OMA DM) v1.2 and Microsoft Intune, so that IT personnel can help users be productive while safeguarding company information.

Price and Where to Buy

The Acer Liquid Jade Primo is now available in the Philippines via select Acer Concept Stores nationwide and comes bundled with a keyboard, mouse, dock, dock, and phone flip cover. The bundle is priced at P28,990.

The Acer Liquid Jade Primo is on sale at the Acer Concept Store Mobility at SM North Edsa and Acer Concept Store SM Megamall by dealer Villman, Gigahertz at Acer Concept Store in SM Dasmariñas, PC Xpress at Acer Concept Store in SM Southmall, Complink at Acer Concept Store SM Bacoor, Asianic at Acer Concept store SM Cebu, BCG at Acer Concept Store SM Bacolod, Silicon Valley at Acer Concept Store SM Mall of Asia, Memo Xpress at the Acer Mobile Kiosks in SM Sta. Rosa and Glorietta, and Wiltelcom at Acer Concept Store in GMall Davao.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for