Acer's Swift 7 Announced in CES 2018

09 January, 2018, 01:03 | Author: Simon Thompson
  • Acer stakes out premium business laptop turf with Swift 7, hits budget buyers with Chromebook 11 at $249

All four laptops will be showcased at CES 2018. Availability is set for March in North America, starting at $1,699; customers in EMEA will see it in April at prices starting at €1,699.

Acer has announced a slew of new products, including the Swift 7 ultrabook, Nitro 5 gaming laptop, Spin 3 convertible notebook, and the Chromebook 11.

Unlike the Swift 7 range, the Acer Spin 3 debuts as an all-day productivity and entertainment notebook - offering a laptop, tablet, display, and a space-saving tent mode through its 360-degree dual-torque hinge design. The high-resolution display is at 14 inches, with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT touchscreen and touchpad.

One of the key features of the new Swift 7 is its support for Intel XMM based 4G LTE connectivity. The device runs on Windows 10 operating system and offers 4605 mAh Li-ion battery, which the company claims delivers up to 12 hours of battery backup. The new Acer Chromebook 11 (CB311-8HT / CB311-8H) offers an 11.6-inch display with two USB 3.1 Type C ports and support for Google Play. There is 256GB SSD storage onboard alongside some security features including Windows Hello fingerprint scanner. The laptop will be released in North America in February starting at $599.

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. Rs 50,600) it does make a lot of sense for someone looking to buy a gaming laptop with the latest Intel processor and a good graphics card.

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Meantime, Acer also revealed an update to its casual gaming laptop, Nitro 5, at CES 2018. Thanks to the powerful 8th Generation Intel Core processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 graphics, it has the processing and graphics power to handle intensive tasks, content creation, and video streaming.

It will be available in the USA from April 2018 at a starting price of $1,699 (approximately Rs1,07,538).

Acer also introduced its updated model gaming laptop - the Nitro 5, which has a 15.6-inch screen with 1080p resolution.

Acer is adding some more options to its Nitro 5 lineup. Its fanless design is made for those who will use it in shared spaces, such as students, and it comes with an 11.6-inch display.

At a mere 8.98mm thick, Acer's brand new Swift 7 shaves off another milimetre off it's predecessor's record, giving Acer pole position and second place in the race of disappearing girth.



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