The Eye on Taiwan news staff
Taiwan’s major computer maker Acer has launched a batch of latest products that include the world’s thinnest laptop.
At just 8.98 mm thin, the new Swift 7 (SF714-51T) is an always-connected PC running Windows 10 that’s designed for mobility, with an ultraportable design packing a powerful Intel® Core™ i7 processor, all-day battery life and a personal, trusted 4G LTE connection, Acer said in a press statement.
Jerry Kao, president of IT Product Business of Acer Inc. said the Swift 7 is currently the world’s thinnest laptop computer.
“Building on the engineering breakthroughs from the previous generation, the new Swift 7 steps up the game with an even slimmer chassis, powerful performance and always-on 4G LTE connectivity for professionals on the go,” he said.
Vice President of Intel Corp Chris Walker pointed out the next PC anyone buys should be a great PC – powerful to feed the newest, richest experiences all day long.
“Acer’s Swift 7 delivers on the performance expectation then ups the ante with built-in 4G LTE in an ultra-thin, stunning design. It’s the perfect PC for those who have things to do and create anywhere, at any time.” Walker said.
Peter Han, vice president, Partner Devices and Solutions, Microsoft Corp said Acer’s Swift 7 is a great Windows 10 PC for on-the-go professionals or consumers who crave portability and connectivity. “The Swift 7 is thin, light, and perfect for customers to stay connected on the go.” he added.
Blazing-fast, built-in Intel XMM 4G LTE connectivity keeps users productive and always-connected, especially useful for professionals who wish to eliminate tedious wireless connection problems on the road so they can stay focused on the task at hand, Acer said.
Spin 3: Destined to turn heads
Acer has also announced its refreshed Spin 3 (SP314-51) laptop, designed for users seeking out a versatile device for all-day productivity and entertainment. Its durable 360° dual-torque hinge enables it to function as a laptop, tablet, display and even provides a space-saving tent mode, all in a single device.
Now equipped with a powerful 8th Gen Intel Core processor and impressive storage options, the Spin 3 merges exceptional performance with portability. It provides up to 12 hours of battery life for digital work and play on the move, with two front-facing speakers with Acer TrueHarmony™ technology.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Swift 7 will be available in North America in March with prices starting at US$1,699; and in EMEA in April with prices starting at €1,699.
The Acer Spin 3 will be available in North America in February with prices starting at US$599; and in EMEA in January with prices starting at €649, it said.
Acer Chromebook 11
Another Acer’s new product is known as Chromebook 11 that offers strong everyday performance and a portable design with all-day battery life of up to 10 hours.
The new Acer Chromebook 11 (CB311-8HT / CB311-8H) offers an 11.6-inch display in a portable and fanless design, so it’s great for consumers and families who will move the device around or use in shared spaces, according to Acer. Plus, connecting peripherals, charging phones and other devices, and even sharing content on a large display can be done thanks to the Acer Chromebook 11’s two USB 3.1 Type C ports, it noted.
“The new Acer Chromebook 11 continues Acer’s tradition of delivering strong performance with all the benefits of Chrome OS at an excellent value,” said James Lin, General Manager, Commercial & Detachable Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc.
“Chromebooks are widely known as a fast, easy and secure way to work and play both online and offline. Customers can play games, stay productive, enjoy content and do even more with the new Acer Chromebook 11 thanks to its support of Google Play,” he said.
The Acer Chromebook 11 provides easy access to the Google ecosystem including Google Drive, Gmail, and a variety of useful Chrome apps and extensions.
Also, the Acer Chromebook 11 will fully support Google Play at launch, so customers will have access to millions of Android apps on Google Play to let them have more fun, be entertained, stay connected and remain productive, Acer said.
The Acer Chromebook 11 comes with 4GB of memory and 16GB or 32GB of eMMC storage.
Pricing and Availability
Several models in the Acer Chromebook 11 line (CB311-8HT/ CB311-8H) will be available in North America in April with prices starting at US$249, and in EMEA in March with prices starting at €249.
Nitro 5 gaming laptop
Meanwhile, Acer’s new Nitro 5 gaming laptop is designed for casual gamers seeking great performance in an attractive laser-textured design, according to Acer. Powered by Windows 10, the new 15-inch laptop is targeted towards mainstream users who enjoy the thrill of gaming with friends, and building their own network of like-minded players.
“With performance to effortlessly power mainstream titles, the Acer Nitro 5 houses essential technologies that casual gamers value most,” said Jerry Hou, General Manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “We’ve developed the Nitro 5 knowing that gamers want powerful specs to enable great experiences on the go. The new Nitro 5 is designed to tackle these needs and features a striking exterior for added uniqueness,” he said.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Nitro 5 will be available in North America in April with prices starting at US$799; and in EMEA in April with prices starting at €1,099.
Big format gaming display
Acer has also unveiled its 65-inch Predator Big Format Gaming Display with NVIDIA® G-SYNC™, introducing big screens to PC gaming. The supersized Predator gaming display builds on the same top-of-the-line specifications that its smaller cousins boast, and integrates NVIDIA SHIELD™ streaming capabilities to play movies and TV shows in stunning 4K HDR.
At 65-inches, the Predator Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) features ultimate gaming specifications that consumers have come to expect from Predator gaming displays. It sports NVIDIA G-SYNC Variable Refresh Rate technology which provides a buttery-smooth, tear-and-stutter-free gaming experience, as well as ultra-low latency at 4K 120Hz. A full-array direct backlight delivers up to 1,000 nits peak luminance, and local dimming provides higher contrast, deeper blacks and brighter whites, Acer said in a statement.