Acer Once Again Flaunts Its Mastery with Thin Laptops; Readies Swift 7

09 January, 2018, 01:07 | Author: Elena Summers
  • Acer's Liquid-Cooled 2-in-1 Notebook and Gaming Rigs Are Coming to the United States

Its CES 2018 line-up is unlikely to change that, but you should still skim what's new to see if anything catches your eye.

The Acer Switch 7 Black Edition will be available in the U.S. starting at $1,699.

Acer today tipped its CES 2018 lineup, which includes the ultra-portable Swift 7 and the affordable Nitro 5 gaming laptop.

Windows 10 is running the show, as expected, and the laptop will get you up to 10 hours of battery life according to Acer. Its new Full HD IPS touchscreen has been upgraded to 14-inches.

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The laptop also supports eSIM technology, which means you can download and activate an network profile directly to your laptop and not have to worry about a physical SIM card. Besides, it is claimed to deliver up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge. The other connectivity option available is 802.11ac wireless with 2×2 MIMO. The company is also packing in 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD.

The Swift 7's unibody aluminum chassis is pleasing to the eye and gentle to touch, flawless for modern professionals seeking a sophisticated look. The Acer Spin 3 will be available in North America in February from United States dollars 599 and in EMEA in January from Euro 649.

In addition, Acer is also partnering with a company called Transatel to provide one month's worth of free trial LTE access (up to 1GB of data) for owners of the Swift 7. It comes with AMD Radeon RX560 graphics, and the latest AMD Ryzen mobile processors with 4GB RAM. That is considering many laptops nowadays sport much better Intel processors, more RAM and storage space, as well as higher resolution touch screens, at an even better price point. The new Acer Chromebook 11 comes in two models, namely CB311-8H and CB311-8HT, both featuring an 11.6-inch display with 1366×768 pixels resolution.

Acer calls the Swift 7 the thinnest notebook in the world. The Nitro 5 will be available in the market for $799 ( or approx Rs 50,628). The Nitro 5's keyboard looks great, all backlit in bright crimson and the trackpad sits off-centre, right under the spacebar. "Featuring eighth-generation Intel Core processors, the device's screen has dropped to a 14" 1080p display. It is available with touch or non-touch display and comes with Google Play support at launch. It's also got a more powerful Intel Core i7 processor (the last one topped out at a Core i5) though it is still on Intel's 7th Gen chips.

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