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22 June 2012

Recognising The Best of British Experiences

To celebrate the launch of the new Acer Ultrabook™ series, the cream of British talent have been selected to embark upon a 14-day once-in-a-lifetime UK expedition, courtesy of Acer.  The first stop was ‘The Pendle Witch Tour’, led by Lancashire’s favourite ghost expert Simon Entwistle.

Watch the video including the tour here.

On Monday 18th June, the Acer U-Team set off on the journey of their lives to put the new Acer Aspire Ultrabooks to the ultimate test, showcasing the devices’ state of the art technology including instant access, instant connectivity and ultra-lightweight design.

About the Acer U-Team

Acer has handpicked four of the UK’s most connected, successful and adventurous individuals to form the Acer U-Team and take part in the ultimate expedition.  Stuart was selected to capture the U-Experience on camera joining three others; Paul Evans (28), a Surrey based video blogger, Olivia Rose Howes (22), a Norfolk based fashion designer, and Matilda Egere Cooper (30), a West London based journalist, who are all embarking upon an exciting 14-day expedition – the U-Experience. 

Acer invites the world to share the experience with the U-Team by visiting the dedicated Facebook page – here.

Marketing Lancashire’s Communications Manager Anna Izza commented on The Pendle Witches Tour being chosen for the expedition: “What a fascinating and hi-tech way to help mark the 4ooth Anniversary of the Lancashire Witch Trials, and the events that began in and around Pendle in 1612.  

“The guys had one of the very best tour guides – Simon Entwistle taking them through this spooky experience, and all credit to the Acer U-Team for being brave enough to camp out on land that’s said to be amongst the most haunted in the country.” 

Olivia Rose Howes commented on the experience: "We were all extremely excited to have been selected for the two week long Acer U-Experience expedition around the UK, and upon hearing we would be travelling up to Lancashire to hear about the Pendle Witches, and have the chance to take part in our very own ghost watch, we jumped at the chance to be involved!"

The 14-day Acer Intel U-Experience includes seven different activities, stretching from the North of the UK to the South.  The experiences include a behind the scenes celebrity studded challenge at the Isle of White music festival, a live Q&A with an astronaut, Silverstone speed driving trials, an overnight stay surrounded by the ghosts of the Pendle Witches, and blindfolded caving.

The rest of the UK can also get involved, and be in with a chance to win their own Acer Aspire Ultrabook™, by downloading the visiting where they can also follow the Acer U-Team’s journey.  Join the Acer Ultrabook™ U-Team on their ultimate experience at the Acer Ultrabook™ Facebook page here.


For more information, images, a full itinerary of the Acer U-Experience or interviews with members of the U-team, please contact Lisa on 07525 204402 or email [email protected]

Notes to editor

  • For more information on how your readers can mark the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch Trials
  • Acer Intel thanks the owners of Dam Head Barn for enabling the Acer Intel U-Team to camp out, making the whole experience necessary.
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