Acer Reveals World’s Thinnest Notebook, 2018 Lineup

Acer’s coming out swinging for the fences in 2018, Swift 7, which is just 0.35 inch thin measurements. The $1699 14 – inch Laptop is becoming more portable because of the 4G LTE connection, and is expected to be in March.

Gamers looking to rock for less than $800 will be interested in the Nitro 5 (starting price $799), which packs AMD’s Ryzen mobile processors and the Radeon RX560 GPU. Acer’s also upgraded the memory from previous versions, giving this machine DDR4 RAM.

The rest of Acer’s new models include a new Chromebook with lots of ports and a new 2-in-1 with Intel’s 8th Gen Core CPUs.

Acer’s insanely-thin Swift 7 looks to be the thinnest laptop ever, and with its built-in LTE connectivity and 10 hours of Acer as07b71 laptop battery life, this machine begs to be taken out for day-trips. Its Gorilla Glass touch screen makes for greater durability on those outings.

Starting Price: $1,699

Release: March 2018

CPU: 7th Gen Intel Core i7

RAM: 8GB

Display: 14-inch, FHD, IPS touchscreen

Estimated Battery Life: 10 hours

Size: 0.35 inches thin

Connectivity: 4G LTE

The blue Acer Chromebook 11 is expected to last up to 10 hours and feature either a touch or non-touch display. But since it will fully support Android apps from the Google Play store at launch, you probably want the touch-screen version, since Android apps were made to be tapped.

Starting Price: $249

Release: April 2018

CPU: Intel Celeron

RAM: 4GB

Storage: Up to 32GB

Display: 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768, with optional touch screen

Estimated Acer as10d31 notebook battery Life: 10 hours

Size: 0.71 inches thin

Weight: 2.43 pounds

Ports: MicroSD memory reader, 2x USB Type-C with charging, display output, 2x USB 3.0

Acer’s updated its 2-in-1 with 8th Gen Intel Core CPUs, and moved from a 15.6-inch design to a 14-inch look. Fortunately, this model still has a Full-HD display, and Acer’s saying it lasts for 12 hours on a single charge.

Starting Price: $599

Release: February 2018

CPU: 8th Gen Intel Core

Display: 14-inch, FHD, IPS touchscreen

Estimated Battery Life: 12 hours

The Acer Nitro 5 looks to make gaming slightly more affordable, offering AMD’s Ryzen mobile CPU and Radeon RX560 GPU, with a starting price under $800. It packs that power into a tried-and-true black-and-red design with a laser-texture-etched lid.

Starting Price: $799

Release: April 2018

CPU: AMD Ryzen

GPU: AMD Radeon RX560

RAM: Up to 32GB

Storage: Up to 512GB

Display: 15.6-inch, FHD, IPS

Ports: USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet

While Acer first announced it at IFA 2017 in Berlin, the company just revealed that the Switch 7 Black Edition will come to the U.S. later this month. The liquid-cooled detachable 2-in-1 offers a discrete Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU for gaming and a Thunderbolt 3 port.

Starting Price: $1,699

Release: January 2018

CPU: 8th Gen Intel Core i7

GPU: Nvidia GeForce MX150

RAM: 16GB

Storage: 512GB

Display: 13.5-inch, 2256 x 1504, IPS touch screen

Estimated Battery Life: 10 hours

Size: 0.39 inches thin

Weight: 2.6 pounds

Ports: Thunderbolt 3

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