January 8, 2018 1:30 pm

CES 2018: Acer unveils new Swift 7, Nitro 5 Gaming laptop and more

By / Editor, Windows Blog

This week at CES, Acer unveiled three new devices powered by Windows 10: the Swift 7 designed for mobility with an ultra-portable design, the Acer Spin 3 convertible laptop, and the Nitro 5 gaming laptop. Let’s dive right into the details.

Acer Swift 7

At just 8.98 mm thin, the new Swift 7 is powered by Windows 10 and designed for mobility, with an ultraportable design, all-day battery life, and a personal, trusted 4G LTE connection. The Acer Swift 7’s unmatched slim design is only the beginning of the new features available with the device. Blazing-fast 4G LTE connectivity keeps you productive; it’s especially useful for professionals who want to eliminate tedious wireless connection problems on the road so they can stay focused on the task at hand. In addition to a Nano SIM card slot, the Swift 7 features eSIM technology, allowing download and activation of eSIM profiles. The Swift 7 ships with a Transatel profile provisioned with up to 1 GB of free data to help you get started immediately, while additional data plans can be easily purchased as needed through the Mobile Plans application while travelling around the world. 802.11ac wireless with 2×2 MIMO provides reliable and fast connections to the office or home network.

Powered by an Intel Core i7 processor, the Swift 7 provides incredible performance, a seamless Windows 10 experience and up to 10 hours of battery life. 256 GB of PCIe SSD storage offers plenty of room to keep important files at your fingertips, while 8 GB of LPDDR3 memory keeps multitasking smooth and responsive. A fingerprint reader allows password-free and more secure sign-in through Windows Hello.

The Swift 7’s unibody aluminum chassis is perfect for modern professionals seeking a sophisticated look. Its new high-resolution display has been upgraded to 14-inches, and sports a Full HD IPS display, Acer Color Intelligence for lifelike clarity at every angle, as well as Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen and touchpad. Typing has never been easier thanks to the Swift 7’s backlit keyboard, which is handy in low-light conditions such as long-haul international flights or train journeys.

Acer Spin 3 Laptop with a 360° dual-torque hinge

Acer has also announced its refreshed Spin 3 laptop with a durable 360° dual-torque hinge that enables it to function as a laptop, tablet, display and even provides a space-saving tent mode, all in a single device. A powerful 8th Gen Intel Core processor and impressive storage options makes the Spin 3 an ideal laptop combining performance and portability. It provides up to 12 hours of battery life for digital work and play on the move, with two front-facing speakers with Acer TrueHarmony technology. The Spin 3’s display supports vivid imagery in Full HD with IPS technology, allowing on-screen content to shine through in exceptional detail.

Acer unveils new Nitro 5 Gaming laptop

The new Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop is powered by Windows 10 and designed for gaming enthusiasts seeking best-in-class performance in an attractive laser-textured design.

The 15-inch Acer Nitro 5 packs in the latest-generation AMD Radeon RX560 graphics for faster rendering, improved lighting and texture, as well as the latest AMD Ryzen mobile processors for amazing performance, whether it be for gaming, content creation or multi-tasking applications. The lightning-fast speeds of DDR4 RAM of up to 32 GB combined with the SSD means fast booting, loading and restarting in mere seconds so players can get to the action immediately. Acer’s NitroSense utility allows the monitoring of the CPU/GPU, and adjustment of cooling fan speeds via Acer CoolBoost to keep them in optimal operation.

The Nitro 5’s chassis features a top cover with elegant laser texturing that brings bold refinement to the gaming laptop. And with the power of Windows 10 and Mixer, enjoy easily broadcast games from the Game bar, with no extra hardware or software.

Other features include:

  • 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display produces brilliant imagery with crisp details
  • Front-facing HD web camera
  • Internal solid-state drive is available up to 512 GB
  • Finely tuned, high-quality speakers with Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technology.
  • Fast and reliable dual-stream 802.11ac wireless technology, a plethora of ports, including hyper-fast USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, and Gigabit Ethernet to enable users to enter any arena prepared to execute every mission at the highest level.

Pricing and Availability: Exact specifications, prices, and availability of Acer’s Swift 7, Spin 3 and Nitro 5 vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via acer.com.

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Updated January 10, 2018 4:33 pm