Acer launches thinnest laptop with 4G, plus new convertible, Chromebook

Tuesday, 09 Jan, 2018

The screen nearly floats above the keyboard, with a noticeable gap between the two - you'll either love it or hate it, but those hinges do keep things thin.

The Acer Switch 7 Black Edition is the ideal 2-in-1 for anyone that wants the flexibility of a tablet-to-notebook PC design with enhanced performance capabilities. It's been two years since then and nobody's been able to beat Acer's accomplishment. It has a pretty big trackpad as well but with effective palm rejection you'll not need to worry too much about activating it by accident. The new Spin 3 will be reaching USA in February starting at $599 and in EMEA countries this month itself. It also features a 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display which gives exceptionally clear and precise images. It has last year's 7th-generation Intel Core i processors, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and up to 10 hours of battery life. Acer also didn't mention if it was a Y-series processor or a regular one but we've reached out to them and are waiting to hear back.

You will have to wait a bit to get your hands on the Acer Swift 7. Is it worth it? For wireless you get a 2x2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter and Bluetooth 4.2. Acer claims the laptop's battery can run for up to 10 hours at a single stretch. Additionally, the laptop also comes with built-in 4G LTE connectivity, so that users can access to high-speed internet on the go.

On first impressions, the Chromebook 11 looks to be a solid low-priced laptop. Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon tips the scales at a 2.49 pounds, which is nearly the same as the Swift 7. The CES stage was also leveraged to unveil the new, Blue-coloured Chromebook 11. The Swift 7 measures a thickness of only 8.98 millimeters, which is even thinner than the previous Swift model.

Under the hood, the Acer Swift 7 is powered by a powerful 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor. The Spin 3 will make it market in February for $599.

Acer also unveiled the 15-inch Nitro 5 at the CES 2018 that is aimed at "casual gamers" who are looking for sufficient power in a portable size.

Hardware includes an Intel Celeron CPU, 2GB or 4GB of RAM, a HDR webcam, microphone, dual stereo speakers, and 16GB or 32GB of storage.

Acer's newest gaming desktops are cool inside and out, designed with commanding aesthetics and advanced thermals. The Nitro 5 will be available in the market for $799 ( or approx Rs 50,628).