This year’s Consumer Electronics Show has all the usual contenders vying to showcase their newest hardware that will hit stores through the course of the year. At Acer’s booth, they’ve taken the wraps off one of their slimmest laptops ever made dubbed the Swift 7.
At just 8.98mm thin, Acer claims that the Swift 7 is the thinnest laptop on the planet and it even manages to trump its predecessor too. They haven’t skimped out in the performance stakes and the refreshed Swift 7 packs quite a lot of hardware despite its slim dimensions and, most important of all, battery life. It sports a 14-inch Full HD IPS display sheathed in Corning Gorilla Glass, has up to a seventh generation Intel Core i7 processor, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 256GB PCIe SSD and has a nano SIM card slot built-in with 4G LTE support along with 802.11ac wireless as well as 2×2 MIMO to offer a host of connectivity options. Better yet, it also has eSIM tech so you can download and activate eSIM profiles without going through the rigmarole of having to slot SIM cards in and out.
Battery life for the Swift 7 is rated at up to 10 hours which ought to be more than enough to get you through the average workday. There’s no word on local pricing, exact specifications or availability in Malaysia yet but it will be available in the States in March with prices starting from US$1,699 (about RM6,745) and in EMEA in April with prices starting from €1,699 (about RM8,231).
Acer also showcased a revamped Spin 3 laptop that features its characteristic 360-degree hinge that lets you turn it from a notebook to a slate in short order. The new version of the Spin 3 will sport the new eighth generation Intel Core processors, come with a 14-inch Full HD touchscreen and have a dozen hours of battery life. The Acer Spin 3 will land in the States first next month with prices starting from US$599 (about RM2,478) and in EMEA in January at about €649 (about RM3,144). Odds are good that both will arrive in Malaysia in some form though prices will likely vary on account of prevailing exchange rates.