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

09 January 2018

The announcement of the upgraded Swift 7 Ultrabook comes in time as CES 2018, a world gathering for businesses of consumer technologies.

In fact, Acer's new notebook is barely thicker than an iPhone 8, which has a thickness of 7.5mm.

Apart from the major new announcements, Acer revealed that it is set to sell the Acer Switch 7 Black Edition (SW713-51) in the United States at a starting price of $1,699 (approximately Rs. 1,07,500) later this month.

Acer has also upgraded the screen from a 13.3-inch display to a 14-inch IPS5 panel on the new Swift 7. Out of the trio, Swift 7 (2018) model is being claimed as the "new" world's thinnest laptop around. The optimised chipset offers up to 10 hours of battery.

The laptop also features, Intel XMM 4G LTE connectivity, Nano SIM card support and eSIM technology which enables users to download and activate eSIM profiles. Connectivity options include USB Type-C and HDMI 2.0 ports, and 802.11ac WiFi with 2x2 MIMO support. That aside, it packs 8 GB RAM and 256GB worth of PCIe SSD hard drive storage under its hood. Supporting Windows Hello, the Swift 7 Black Edition features an optical-based under-glass fingerprint sensor design with POA (Power on Authentication) that allows users to power on the device and login instantly with just one touch.

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Unveiled back at IFA 2017, the Acer Switch 7 Black Edition (SW713-51) will be available at a price starting $1,699 (Rs 107,500 approximately) later this month. The Company also added a new Chromebook 11 and revealed U.S. availability for the previously-announced switch 7 Black Edition and predator Orion series.

The Acer Nitro 5 will be available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa from April and prices will start at £899.99.

The Spin 3 is a versatile notebook powered by an eighth-generation Intel Core processor. The Acer Nitro 5 has a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS touch display. The lightning-fast speeds of DDR4 RAM of up to 32 GB combined with the SSD means fast booting, loading and restarting in mere seconds so players can get to the action immediately. Acer describes the Swift 7 as "the flawless PC for those who have things to do and create anywhere, at any time".

Acer also introduced its updated model gaming laptop - the Nitro 5, which has a 15.6-inch screen with 1080p resolution. The Nitro 5's keyboard looks great, all backlit in bright crimson and the trackpad sits off-centre, right under the spacebar.

AMD Radeon RX560 graphics and AMD Ryzen processors, and up to 32GB of LPDDR4 RAM help power high-end gaming on the go.