Acer revealed several PCs, laptops, monitors and other gadgets at the IFA event in Berlin. Including its new ultra-thin laptops in its new Swift and Spin series, a first-of-its-kind Predator gaming laptop with a curved display, and a miniature desktop powered by a Core i7 processor. The Swift 7 laptop, is claimed to be the world’s thinnest laptop, which measures less than a centimeter. The company also launched the new Predator 21 X gaming laptop, which is the world’s first laptop to house a curved display.
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Acer Swift series
Acer launched four new ultra-thin laptops, among these the Swift 7 is the thinnest. Swift 7 is thinner than 1 centimeter, 9.98m to be exact, and weighs 1.1kg. The Apple MacBook is 13mm thick, HP Spectre 13 is 10.4mm and Asus ZenBook 3 is 11.9mm. Acer Swift 7 has a 13.3 inch Full HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display. The laptop is powered by a seventh generation Intel i5 processor with 8G of Ram and 256 GB SSD. The company claims that the laptop can give up to 9 hours of backup on full charge. Acer Swift 7 comes with USB Type-C ports. The Acer Swift 7 will be available in North America in October with prices starting at $999 (roughly Rs. 74,500).
The other three laptops launched in this series are the Swift 5, Swift 3, and Swift 1. The Acer Swift 5 is a bit heavy and thick. It is 14.58 mm thick, and weighs 1.3kg. Swift 5 comes with a 512GB SSD. The Acer Swift 3 gets even heavier at 1.5kgs, and is about 17.95mm thick. It offers a 14-inch display and comes in configurations to put in sixth generation Intel Core processors as well. All the other specs match with the Acer Swift 5.
Lastly, the Acer Swift 1 is the heaviest of the lot weighing at 1.6kg, and is 17.9mm thick. It comes with a 12-inch full-HD (1080z1920 pixels) IPS display. Swift 1 will be powered by Intel Pentium or Celeron processors coupled with 4GB of RAM, offers 64GB or 128GB of eMMC storage, and claims to last up to 12 hours of battery life.
Acer also launched the Predator 21 X gaming laptop, which claims to sport a curved display. Predator 21 X gaming laptop has some very good hardware including the seventh generation Intel Core processors paired with two Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards with SLI. It has a 21 inch curved (1080×2560 pixels) IPS display. The laptop weights 8 kilograms and it comes with five fans to keep the temperature under control. The full sized mechanical keyboard uses Cherry MX switches. It will be launched in the first quarter of 2017.
Acer also refreshed the 15 and 17-inch Predator laptops. The two laptops are made VR-ready, and now feature GPUs with Nvidia Pascal architecture, with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. The laptops will be available in North America in September at prices starting at $1,699 (roughly Rs. 1,14,000).
Acer also introduced Predator gaming monitors, and one of them is curved screen. All these monitors come with Tobii eye-tracking technology. The most important model is the 27 inch curved screen with Full HD resolution and support for G-Sync. It will be available in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) in October with prices starting at EUR 799 (roughly Rs. 59,600). There’s also the 24.5-inch Predator XB251HQT, and the 27-inch Predator XB271HUT monitors. The XB271HUT is priced at EUR 899 (roughly Rs. 67,100), and will be made available in December.
Acer Chromebook R13
Acer launched the Chromebook R13 with a 13 inch Full HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS touchscreen display. This Chromebook is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek MT8173C processor paired with 4GB of RAM. There are 16GB, 32GB, 64GB eMMC options. The Acer Chromebook R13 will be made available in both North America and EMEA regions in September, starting at $399 (roughly Rs. 26,700) and EUR 399 respectively (roughly Rs. 29,700).
Acer also unveiled the new range of convertible 2-in-1 laptops called the Spin series. The Acer Spin 7 is the flagship among these laptops. It comes with a 14 inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display. It is just b10.98mm thin with USB Type-C support and 8 hours of battery backup. The Acer Spin 7 is powered by seventh generation Intel Core i7-7Y75 processor with 8GB of RAM. The Spin 7 goes on sale in North America this October, with prices starting at $1,199 (roughly Rs. 80,200).
The Acer Spin 5 comes with more storage but less powerful processor. It is powered by a 6th generation Intel Core processors paired with 16GB of DDR4 RAM The laptop is 0.78 inches thin and it has 10 hours of battery backup.
Acer Spin 3 comes with a 15.6 inch IPS touch screen with 1TB of mechanical storage, and 256GB of SSD. Acer Spin 3 is powered by a 6th generation Intel Core processors paired with 12GB of DDR4 RAM. The company claims that this laptop can provide 9 hours of battery backup.
Acer Spin 1 is the cheapest among these laptops, which comes with a 11.6 inch Full HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS touch screen display. It is powered by a choice of Intel Celeron or Pentium processors paired with 8GB of RAM.
Acer Revo Base is the new tiny computer from the company. It measures about 139 x139x53.3mm. Acer Revo Base is powered by an Intel Core i7 Skylake processor paired with 8GB of RAM, and up to 2TB of storage. It hosts four USB 3.1 ports, Wi-FI 802.11ac, Gigabit Ethernet, DisplayPort and HDMI, and an SD card slot for removable storage. It will be available in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in the first quarter of 2017 for EUR 429 (roughly Rs. 32,200) and up.
Acer Pawbo+ is a new pet accessory, with camera that lets you keep an eye on your pet in your absences. It also has a speaker and Microphone to talk to your pets. It also has a food storage tray that slides out on command, and ensures that your pet stays fed. The Pawbo+ is available for pre-order at $169 (roughly Rs. 11,900) in United States, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Taiwan, and is scheduled to arrive in November 2016.