CES 2024: Acer’s latest laptops include 3D features, eco-conscious design and gaming improvements
At CES 2024, Acer unveiled new and revamped PCs – which include Microsoft Copilot in Windows 11 – aimed at appealing to students, creators, hybrid workers, gamers and everyone in-between. These laptops have a new built-in Copilot key, providing faster access to your everyday AI companion in Windows 11, harnessing the capabilities of AI to make the things you do every day easier. Features include helping you summarize web pages and change settings.
In addition to that key, the new Aspire 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition laptop comes with a suite of AI-powered SpatialLabs applications for 3D viewing and content creation – without you needing specialized glasses. With the goal of bringing immersive 3D entertainment and creative experiences to more users, the new 15-inch laptop integrates SpatialLabs’ advanced optical solutions with the power of up to Intel Core i7 processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPUs to project 3D images and scenes. GPUs to project 3D images and scenes.
SpatialLabs Go utilizes Acer’s proprietary AI models to transform 2D content to 3D in real-time. Whether it is a photo of beautiful scenery, a video of precious memories, or even a YouTube video, SpatialLabs Go generates depth maps for your 2D content and quickly turns it into stereoscopic 3D.
The Swift Go 16 and Swift Go 14 showcase a 1440p QHD webcam that really comes through in higher-quality video, paired with Acer PurifiedView’s AI-boosted features for video calls, such as Background Blur, Automatic Framing and Eye Contact – as well as Windows Studio effects. Acer PurifiedVoice 2.0 technology with AI noise reduction pairs with the laptops’ three microphones to capture crisp, clear audio and reduce background noise and voices beyond that of the speaker so you come through loud and clear in those meetings.
Both laptops highlight the Swift line’s thin-and-light aluminum chassis, which can be opened to 180 degrees so they lay flat for easy collaboration. The Swift Go features an option for a multi-control lighting touchpad for direct media commands, and their OceanGlass touchpad further ensures a smooth and productive experience with 44% larger scrolling space. Both models include TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe display certification to help reduce the effects of eye strain. Plus, they feature the option for WUXGA touchscreen displays to enable touch and pen input, especially helpful for notetaking and sketching. The Swift Go laptops now support up to 32GB LPDDR5X memory and up to an upgradable 2TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD with dual slots.
The Aspire Vero 16 is the latest from Acer’s Vero product line, made for those looking for an eco-conscious choice without sacrificing performance. The company has committed to carbon neutrality for this PC, following international standards for carbon footprint calculation and carbon neutrality. The Intel Evo Edition laptop has increased the usage of post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials on the chassis, doubling that of the 2021 model, to combine eco-innovation and premium PC experiences on the device.
The chassis’ texture contains no volatile organic compounds, paint, or additives, and is made with 60% PCR material, resulting in less CO2 emissions during production. The OceanGlass touchpad, made with ocean-bound plastic, is shipped in 100% recycled packaging, and comes with EPEAT Gold certification.
Its 16-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and thin bezels is a visually adept choice for work or entertainment purposes as it covers 100% of the sRGB color space and is available with a WUXGA touchscreen option.
Acer also announced the new Predator Helios 18 gaming laptop, outfitted with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs with DLSS 3.5 technology and NVIDIA Advanced Optimus, delivering a massive boost in performance features and AI-powered graphic capabilities. They also come with one month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, giving players access to hundreds of high-quality PC, console and cloud games.
Gamers seeking a competitive edge will appreciate the MagKey 3.0 swappable mechanical switch for shorter key travel and response time and lightning-fast network speeds with Wi-Fi 7 compatibility. Video game realms appear as realistic as ever, powered by up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (MGP up to 175 W) designed with the ultra-efficient NVIDIA ADA Lovelace architecture to deliver breakthrough performance and AI-enhanced graphics thanks to DLSS 3.5 technology’s full ray tracing capabilities. Acer’s advanced thermal solutions keep the devices and internals running cool but at full steam, driven by dual 5th Gen AeroBlade fans combined with liquid metal thermal grease on the CPU and vector heat pipes.
When gaming online with others and streaming, the Acer PurifiedVoice 2.0’s triple microphone array and AI noise reduction technology filter out unwanted background sounds, and Acer PurifiedView’s AI-powered webcam solution ensures clear video and image outputs.
Find out more about these and other announcements from Acer at CES 2024.
Lead photo: Swift Go 16