Acer Selects Corel® WinDVD® to Bundle with its TravelMate® and eMachines Computing Solutions

2009 International CES

OTTAWA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE) today announced that Acer will bundle Corel® WinDVD®, the world’s number one video and DVD playback software, with its TravelMate® commercial notebooks and eMachines consumer notebooks.

Through this powerful new offering, users of all skill levels will be able to easily playback and enjoy standard-definition videos and DVDs. TravelMate professionals will also enjoy the added benefit of being able to play back Blu-ray® Disc content, providing high-definition quality and all-in-one productivity.

“We are delighted to partner with Acer to provide users with a complete playback solution tailored to their specific needs,” said Jeff Hastings, President and General Manager, Digital Media at Corel. “By combining Corel WinDVD with Acer’s TravelMate and eMachines notebooks, we are making it easy for a variety of users to play back and enjoy their videos, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs in style.”

“Corel WinDVD is reputed for its superior quality, stability and performance on video and disc playback,” said David Lee, Associate Vice President of Mobile Computing Business Unit, Acer Inc. “Thus, we are pleased to incorporate the WinDVD software into our notebook solutions and empower our customers with an enhanced media playback experience on the move.”

Select Acer TravelMate notebooks and the full line of Acer eMachines notebooks are now available bundled with Corel WinDVD. For more details, please visit

Corel WinDVD is available through retail locations, and to OEM partners worldwide.

About Corel

Corel is one of the world’s top software companies with more than 100 million active users in over 75 countries. We develop software that helps people express their ideas and share their stories in more exciting, creative and persuasive ways. Through the years we’ve built a reputation for delivering innovative, trusted products that are easy to learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of productivity. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards for software innovation, design and value.

Our award-winning product portfolio includes some of the world’s most widely recognized and popular software brands, including CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® Painter™, Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite, Corel® Paint Shop Pro® Photo, VideoStudio®, WinDVD®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office and WinZip®. Our global headquarters are in Ottawa, Canada, with major offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Taiwan and Japan.