Acer is kicking off this year’s Consumer Electronics Show by introducing upgrades to three of its primary notebook lineups, one of which is the Swift 7 that the company says once again is the ‘thinnest computer in the world‘. Acer’s Swift 7 announcement is reminiscent of its predecessor which was accompanied by the same tagline. In addition to that, Acer is also bringing improvements to the Nitro 5 and Spin 3.
The new Acer Swift 7 now measures just 8.98 millimeters thick, a hair thinner than last year’s 9.98mm. However, with these cutoffs, Acer has compromised something that most users would prioritize over their laptop being a mm thinner — specifications. For starters, the Swift 7 comes with a seventh-generation Intel processor instead of the latest eighth-gen and is limited to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of PCIe SSD storage with no higher capacity models available.
The screen size has been bumped up to 14-inches but it’s still a Full HD panel, again without any Quad HD options. Surprisingly, Acer has managed to include support for integrated 4G LTE connectivity despite the reduced size which could be enough to lure in customers. Acer Swift 7 is not cheap either. It costs a whopping $1699 which is substantially more than most of its competitors including Dell’s recently announced XPS 13. The new Swift 7 will be available in March.
Acer’s casual gaming laptop, the Nitro 5 has received an iterative upgrade as well. It now features an AMD Radeon RX560 graphics card and the latest Ryzen mobile processors. You can configure up to 32GB of RAM and 512GB SSD storage. There’s a 15.6-inch 1080p display and at a starting price of $799, it’s certainly a tempting deal. The Nitro 5 will launch sometime in April.
Lastly, Acer has updated the convertible Spin 3 with eighth-generation Intel processors. Apart from a smaller 14-inch 1080p panel, complete details for this one haven’t been revealed yet. It starts at $599 and will be available next month.