Acer announced four new laptops ahead of the CES 2018 yesterday, one out of them is claimed as the World’s thinnest laptop by the company. New laptops are dubbed as The New Swift 7 (SF714-51T), Acer Spin 3 (SP314-51), New Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-42) Gaming laptop and Chromebook 11 (CB311-8HT/CB311-8H). Price and availability is also revealed by the company. Let’s get into them one by one…
Acer Swift 7 (SF714-51T) – Thinnest Laptop
The New Swift 7 laptop is just 8.98mm thin staking the claim for being the thinnest laptop on the planet. It is an Always Connected PC, a technology announced by Microsoft last month that offers built-in LTE connectivity. Always Connected Laptops are Instant On PCs and remains connected to LTE network anytime.
New Swift 7 is powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor paired with 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 256 GB of PCIe SSD storage. Claimed thinnest laptops packs a 14-inch Full HD IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT touchscreen. Laptop runs Windows 10 and provides up to 10 hours of battery life. Ultraportable laptop features the e-SIM technology, allowing download and activation of eSIM profiles. Commenting on the launch, Jerry Kao, President of IT Products Business of Acer Inc. said;
“We’re extremely proud to make the world’s thinnest laptop even thinner with the new Swift 7, Building on the engineering breakthroughs from the previous generation, the new Swift 7 steps up the game with an even slimmer chassis, powerful performance and always-on 4G LTE connectivity for professionals on the go.”
Other high profile personalities also made their statements on the launch of New Swift 7 laptop, Chris Walker, Vice President of Intel Corp said
“The next PC anyone buys should be a great PC – powerful to feed the newest, richest experiences all day long, Acer’s Swift 7 delivers on the performance expectation then ups the ante with built-in 4G LTE in an ultra-thin, stunning design. It’s the perfect PC for those who have things to do and create anywhere, at any time.”
“The Swift 7 is thin, light, and perfect for customers to stay connected on the go,” says Peter Han, Vice President, Partner Devices and Solutions, Microsoft Corp.
The Swift 7 (SF714-51T) laptop will be priced at $1,699 in North America and shipment will start from March, 2018. Europe, Middle East and Africa will bear the price tag of €1,699 and shipment will begin here from April, 2018.
Acer Spin 3 (SP314-51) Laptop
Second laptop that is announced by Acer is New Spin 3 (SP314-51), a 2 in 1 laptop engineered for users seeking productivity and entertainment. It’s 360-degree dual-torque hinge allow laptop to convert into tablet. It is powered by 8th Generation Intel Core processor and runs on Windows 10 operating system. Previously launched Acer Spin 3 (SF314-51) Laptop featured a 15.6-inch display but the newer edition sports a 14-inch Full HD IPS display. It promises a 12 hour battery usage time in a single charge.
New Spin 3 (SP314-51) 2 in 1 laptop is priced at $599 in North America and destined to go for sale in February, 2018. Machine will be available in Europe, Middle East and Africa in January, 2018 with a price tag of €649 only.
Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-42) Gaming Laptop
Acer also unveiled a casual gaming laptop, new Acer Nitro 5 series (AN515-42) laptop that is equipped with latest AMD Ryzen mobile processors paired with DDR4 RAM of up to 32 GB and internal solid-state drive of up to 512GB. The 15.6-inch laptop targeted towards mainstream gamers as it packs the latest-generation AMD Radeon RX560 graphics for fast rendering and better texture details. It features all the necessary technologies and features required by a gamer such as dual-stream 802.11ac wireless technology, Type-C port, HDMI 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet. Commenting on the announcement of Nitro 5 (AN515-42) gaming laptop, Jerry Hou, General Manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. said;
“With performance to effortlessly power mainstream titles, the Acer Nitro 5 houses essential technologies that casual gamers value most.
We’ve developed the Nitro 5 knowing that gamers want powerful specs to enable great experiences on the go. The new Nitro 5 is designed to tackle these needs and features a striking exterior for added uniqueness.”
Nitro 5 (AN515-42) gaming laptop will be available in North America starting from April, 2018 priced at $799 and it will also reach Middle East, Europe and Africa by the end of April, 2018 bearing a price tag of €1,099.
Acer Chromebook 11 (CB311-8HT / CB311-8H)
Acer’s Chromebook 11 series got two new variants, touch version CB311-8HT and non-touch variant CB311-8H. Just like the Acer ChromeBook C720, new edition also features a 11.6-inch IPS HD display (both touch and non-touch) with 1366 x 768 pixels screen resolution. Netbook will be powered by Intel Celeron processor coupled with 4GB RAM, previously launched Chromebook C730 featured only 2GB RAM.
Other interesting features include fanless design, USB 3.1 Type-C port, Bluetooth v4.2, 10 hours of battery life, 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless connectivity, HDR Camera, dual stereo speakers and integrated microphone, 18.15mm thick, 1.1kg weight etc.
Several models in the Acer Chromebook 11 line (CB311-8HT/ CB311-8H) will be available in North America in April with prices starting at $249, and in EMEA in March with prices starting at €249.
Source : Acer official site