Acer's Swift 7 is the device in question, which was unveiled in Las Vegas a couple of days before CES 2018 actually kicked off. It is a 15 inch laptop with a gorgeous laser-textured design and is powered by Windows 10. It's also got up to 12 hours of battery life as well as a 14-inch Full HD IPS panel. And as laptops become slimmer and more portable by the day, how thin could the world's thinnest laptop possibly be?
Despite the thinness, Acer was still able to squeeze in an Intel XMM cellular modem, giving it an integrated always-on 4G LTE connectivity. Talking about the battery, the Swift 7 is claimed to deliver 10 hours of battery life on a single charge. There's also a fingerprint reader, a backlit keyboard, and an eSIM card for 4G LTE connectivity. It provides a reliable wireless connection with 802.11ac (4) WiFi featuring 2×2 MIMO technology as well as Bluetooth 4.0. It is backed up by 8GB LPDDR3 RAM and 256GB of SSD storage.
The Swift 7's unibody aluminum chassis is pleasing to the eye and gentle to touch, ideal for modern professionals seeking a sophisticated look.
"Both the Switch 7 Black Edition and the Acer Predator Orion 9000 series showcase Acer's innovation and capabilities that push the boundaries of computing", said Chris Chiang, vice president of product management, Acer America.
At a mere 8.98mm thick, Acer's brand new Swift 7 shaves off another milimetre off it's predecessor's record, giving Acer pole position and second place in the race of disappearing girth.
Designed for the casual gamer, the Acer Nitro 5 is equipped with graphics and processing power offering incredible performance with aggressive yet refined styling. SSD storage goes up to 512GB to ensure a smooth performance.
The laptop will be available in North America starting March, followed by EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) from April at a starting price of 1,699 Euros, which comes around Rs 1,29,356.
The Spin 3 (SP314-51) laptop has been updated with support for 8th generation Intel Core processors and has a new 14-inch full HD display.
What's more, Acer's also given the Nitro 5 a refreshed look with laser etched top lid. Notably, the Chromebook 11 has two USB Type-C ports and will fully support the Google Play store at launch.