Acer Announces The World's Thinnest Laptop

09 January, 2018, 01:06 | Author: Sergio Cook
  • Swift 7

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Acer has announced the launch of its four new laptops at the CES 2018.

The Acer Swift 7 will be available in North America in March with prices starting at US$1,699, naturally we'll have to wait a little longer for Australian price and availability.

LAS VEGAS (Jan. 6, 2018) Acer America announced the USA availability of two of its flagship systems - the Acer Switch 7 Black Edition, the world's first fanless 2-in-1 notebook equipped with discrete graphics; and the Acer Predator Orion 9000 series, its most powerful gaming PCs to date, boasting advanced thermals for optimal performance during the most heated matches.

Windows 10 is running the show, as expected, and the laptop will get you up to 10 hours of battery life according to Acer. The laptop ultrabook is being marketed as the world's thinnest laptop at just 8.98 millimeters thick.

The 2018 Acer Swift 7 slims down an already slender and impressive laptop, adding 4G connectivity, more power and a keyboard backlight to improve over its predecessor.

Acer's Chromebook 11 has a new model (CB311-8HT/CB311-8H) with up to 10 hours of battery life, fanless design, and two USB 3.1 Type C ports. As far as connectivity is concerned, it has two USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 ports and two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, other than this it comes with Bluetooth 4.2 and WiFi 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO. There's up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM at your disposal with up to a 512GB SSD for storage.

Acer Nitro 5

Also known by its SF714-51T model, the laptop's unibody aluminum chassis is now features 8.98 mm profile.

Below, I'll outline each laptop and give you an idea of what to expect, including the laptops' United Kingdom release date, price and specifications.

The laptop also comes with Acer Color Intelligence, a Corning Gorilla Glass NBT touchscreen and touchpad.

Acer's Nitro 5 gaming laptop (from US$799) has also seen improvements, now boasting upgraded AMD Radeon RX560 graphics card the latest AMD Ryzen mobile processors. Offering a seventh-generation Core i7 processor, the power only slightly disappoints, especially since fans were expecting Acer to get on the eight-generation bandwagon.

You might have read our review of the current-generation Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop.

Acer's newest gaming desktops are cool inside and out, designed with commanding aesthetics and advanced thermals. It is available with touch or non-touch display and comes with Google Play support at launch. Acer claims it is the thinnest notebook in the world yet with a thickness of 8.98mm with the lid down.

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