Friday, 22 June, 2018

CES 2018: Acer's new Swift 7 measures only 8.98mm thin

Acer-Nitro-5-gaming-laptop The Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop
Nina Mathis | 09 January, 2018, 01:04

CES showcases the tech trends that will shape the year ahead.

Acer has launched its updated notebook line-up at CES 2018.

With many major manufacturers refreshing their popular laptops with Intel's more powerful 8th Generation processors, Acer's decision is a little disappointing but I guess that's the price you have to pay for ultimate thinness. The Taiwanese company has launched the new Acer Swift 7, which is the touted to be the world's thinnest laptop, alongside the Acer Spin 3 that has multiple modes, and the Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop. It is a 15 inch laptop with a gorgeous laser-textured design and is powered by Windows 10. The high-resolution display is at 14 inches, with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT touchscreen and touchpad. If it's a case of the thinner the better, then Acer could have the ideal product for you. Surprisingly, Acer has managed to include support for integrated 4G LTE connectivity despite the reduced size which could be enough to lure in customers.

The Swift 7, however, has the combination of an easy-to-carry laptop and the 4G LTE connectivity, which is still now very rare in the market. For connectivity, it supports 802.11ac wireless with 2×2 MIMO for reliable and fast connections.




The laptop's hinge allows for wide adjustment and it can tilt back to a degree but it doesn't adjust as far back as the Swift 7 (see below). The Acer Swift 7, claims to be the "Thinnest Computer in the World" measuring at a thickness of 8.98mm which is even thinner than its previous iteration.

Designed for the casual gamer, the Acer Nitro 5 is equipped with graphics and processing power offering incredible performance with aggressive yet refined styling. You can configure memory up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM or 512GB of SSD storage depending on your needs.

The Swift 7 comes with a Transatel profile provisioned with up to 1 GB of free data valid for one month in 48 countries to help users get started immediately, while additional data plans can be easily purchased as required. It would be available for sale in Europe later with a price tag of 1,699 Euros (Rs 1,29,329 approximately). 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. 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. Not only will it feature a quad-core 8th Generation Intel processor, but Acer also is packing in an NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 discrete GPU cooled by their Dual LiquidLoop heat pipe design.

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