Acer's updated laptops include the thinnest computer in the world

Acer's updated laptops include the thinnest computer in the world

Acer's updated laptops include the thinnest computer in the world

At CES 2018, Acer showcased three new laptops: the AMD-powered Nitro 5 gaming laptop, the elegant and ultra-lightweight Swift 7 and a revamped Chromebook 11 with a USB Type-C port for those on a tighter budget.

While we haven't had a chance to benchmark, the Swift 7, we know that its Intel Y series CPU is likely to offer signifcantly less performance than you'll get on competitors with Intel 8th Gen U Series processors.

But with its girth out of the way, there isn't a ton special about the new Swift 7. At just 8.98 mm thin, the new Swift 7 regains the title of the world's thinnest, now the only question is, for how long. Sadly, the thinnest laptop in the world is also a lot more expensive than thicker machines with similar specs. The optimised chipset offers up to 10 hours of battery. The lineup will now include options powered by AMD's Ryzen mobile processors and Radeon RX 560 graphics cards. Rs 1,07,600) and the Acer Predator Orion 9000 gaming powerhouse (the one that looks like it's going to transform into an Autobot or something), which will be available from February for $1,999 (approx.

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Acer is continuing its tryst with super slim laptops. The CES stage was also leveraged to unveil the new, Blue-coloured Chromebook 11. It features two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, and comes in both touchscreen and non-touchscreen versions.

On the lower end of the market, Acer outlined the Spin 3 laptop, which is a convertible with a 14-inch display, that will start at $599. In comparison, the new Dell XPS 13 with Intel core i7 processor costs Rs1,43,990. It is equipped with the 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor and comes with the 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 1TB hard drive/ 128GB SSD of storage. Priced start at $1,999 (Rs.1,26,900 approx.) for the base configuration and go up to a whopping $9,000 (Rs.5,71,400 approx.) for the highest-end configuration. The Spin 3 will have prices starting at USD599 (around RM2,390). The laptop has 256 GB of SSD storage for faster loading times.

The new Acer Spin 3 (SP314-51) has a durable 360-degree rotating screen, letting users view content in different modes such as laptop mode, tent mode, tablet mode or display mode. This 11.6-incher with 1366 x 768 resolution will set you back $249 starting April in North America and €249 starting March in EMEA.

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