Acer refreshes its Swift, Nitro, Spin and Chromebook ranges

Acer refreshes its Swift, Nitro, Spin and Chromebook ranges

Even the 2017 model, which we reviewed a year ago, was a whole millimetre thicker - and while that might not sound like much, the 2018 Swift 7 (codename "SF714-51T") is remarkably slender.

The Acer Swift 7 will be available in North America in March with prices starting at US$1,699, naturally we'll have to wait a little longer for Australian price and availability.

Acer has unveiled a new version of its Swift 7 laptop at CES 2018. For this comparison, Acer has considered the clamshell laptop designs in the market with macOS and Windows.

The 14-inch screen of the Swift 7 finds a fine balance of features, opting for a Full HD resolution rather than anything higher, which ought to aid battery life.

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Oh boy. Acer threw down the gauntlet in 2016 when they snatched the crown of world's thinnest laptop right out of HP's hands. It will also have integrated 4G LTE connectivity. It's got built-in Intel XMM and support for nano SIM and eSIM so you can stay connected without needing to leech off that dodgy coffee shop's WiFi. 802.11ac wireless with 2×2 MIMO provides reliable and fast connections to the office or home network. Meanwhle the processor is supported by 8GB of LPDDR3 memory, and the 256GB of PCIe SSD storage is "plenty" according to Acer.

The Swift 7's unibody aluminum chassis is pleasing to the eye and gentle to touch, ideal for modern professionals seeking a sophisticated look.

The Acer Spin 3 (above) is a convertible that will go for $599 and up starting February in North America (this month in EMEA starting at €649). The Company also added a new Chromebook 11 and revealed United States availability for the previously-announced switch 7 Black Edition and predator Orion series.

Acer has chosen to use AMD's Radeon RX560 GPU as the basis for its new gaming laptop and it also comes equipped with the latest AMD Ryzen mobile processor. Offering a seventh-generation Core i7 processor, the power only slightly disappoints, especially since fans were expecting Acer to get on the eight-generation bandwagon.

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The updated Nitro 5 is aimed at more casual gamers, with a low $799 starting price.

You might have read our review of the current-generation Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop. The internal solid-state drive can accommodate up to 512 GB and gives super quick speeds of DDR4 RAM up to 32GB.

Acer has managed to drop the Swift 7's thickness from 10mm to just 8.98mm in the new model.

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