Acer Claims New Swift 7 Is World’s Thinnest Computer
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.