Acer Claims New Swift 7 Is World’s Thinnest Com­puter

SmartHouse - - FIRST LOOK // Acer - Writ­ten by ROMA CHRIS­TIAN

Acer has un­veiled a suite of new note­books at CES 2018, in­clud­ing an up­dated ‘Swift 7’, which it claims – at just 8.98mm – is the ‘thinnest com­puter in the world’.

The up­graded Swift 7 in­cor­po­rates a sev­enth-gen­er­a­tion Core i7 pro­ces­sor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of PCIe SSD stor­age. The de­vice’s screen size has jumped from a 13.3" screen to 14" dis­play – still 1080p res­o­lu­tion.

As a no­table ad­di­tion, the new Swift 7 boasts in­te­grated 4G LTE con­nec­tiv­ity.

With Aus­tralian pric­ing and avail­abil­ity yet to be con­firmed, the de­vice will re­tail from US$1,699 in the States, with a March roll out an­tic­i­pated.

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. A15.6-inch 1080p panel com­pli­ments RAM and SSD stor­age which are con­fig­urable up to 32GB and 512GB.

The com­pany has also re­vamped its Spin 3 lap­top (from US$599). Fea­tur­ing eighth-gen­er­a­tion In­tel Core pro­ces­sors, the de­vice’s screen has dropped to a 14" 1080p dis­play. The new Spin 3 is sched­uled to roll out in the United States in Fe­bru­ary, with Aus­tralian pric­ing and avail­abil­ity to be con­firmed.

Fi­nally, Acer also un­veiled its new ‘Chrome­book 11’ which for the first time will in­cor­po­rate USB-C ports. The Chrome­book 11 will feature 2GB or 4GB of mem­ory and 16GB or 32GB of stor­age, and is pow­ered by In­tel’s Celeron pro­ces­sor. With an 11.6-inch dis­play and 1366 x 768 res­o­lu­tion, the de­vice will start at US$249 and will roll out in the States in March. Aus­tralian pric­ing and avail­abil­ity is yet to be con­firmed.

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