Acer today tipped its CES 2018 lineup, which includes the ultra-portable Swift 7 and the affordable Nitro 5 gaming laptop.
The Swift 7, described by Acer as the thinnest computer in the world at 8.98mm, is powered by a seventh-generation Intel Core i7 processor and includes 4G LTE connectivity. It offers a 14-inch full HD touch display and up to 10 hours of battery life. With these features, and its all-black aluminum body, the system is aimed at professional users seeking portability. It will be available in March starting at $1,699.
The updated Nitro 5 is aimed at more casual gamers, with a low $799 starting price. It packs AMD Radeon RX560 graphics, the latest AMD Ryzen mobile chips, and faster memory than before. It also includes the Nitro Sense GPU/CPU monitoring software, which provides real-time metrics for those components. The new Nitro 5 will be available in May.
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The Spin 3 is an alternative to the Spin 7, a cheaper 14-inch system (previously 15.6 inches) with a 360-degree rotating display. The Spin 3 boasts Intel's eighth-generation processors, and Acer claims up to 12 hours of battery life. It will be available in February starting at $599.
Finally for the new products, the Chromebook 11 is a refresh of Acer's 11.6-inch ChromeOS system. The very portable fanless laptop can be ordered with a touch or non-touch display, and provides up to 10 hours of battery life. It includes two USB-C ports, useful for connecting to external displays. It will be available in April starting at $249.
Rounding out the announcements are launch dates for the Switch 7 Black Edition and Predator Orion 9000 Series. The former, the world's first fanless 2-in-1 with discrete graphics, will be available later this month starting at $1,699. The Orion 9000 Series is a powerful gaming desktop that can be outfitted with top-end components like an Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor and dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards. It will launch in February starting at $1,999.
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