Over at CES 2018, Acer has shown a much thinner Swift 7 Ultrabook, in addition to declaring the availability of a fresh spin on the Switch 7.
The Swift 7 has been incredibly light and thin, but Acer has slimmed down it from around 10mm into a highly trim 8.98mm. The ultra slim Ultrabook will adhere with past production Kaby Lake Core i7 processor, but its Full HD display has increased in proportion in 13.3-inch to 14-inch. This time round the display can also be a touchscreen fitted using a Corning Gorilla Glass facade.
Acer has also brought built-in 4G LTE connectivity into the notebook, together with the antenna neatly incorporated to the all-black aluminum unibody chassis, so helping to ensure a better sign to your mobile broadband (although rates will be determined by local signal power, naturally).
The new Swift 7 provides a claimed battery life of around 10 hours, slightly greater than its predecessor that conducted to an estimated eight hours. In our review we found strength to be among those laptop's weak places, so any additional pep on front is always welcome.
Hopefully, this will translate to better outcomes in our battery benchmarks when we really get to play the refreshed version. Fingers crossed and all that.
Anticipate the newest Acer Swift 7 to emerge in April, together with the cost beginning at $1,699 (roughly £1,250, AU$2,160). In comparison to the predecessor, this new version is much more expensive.
Switch 7 Black Edition
You may remember that Acer unveiled its own Switch 7 Black Edition in IFA 2017 past September, and we all must go hands-on using all the hybrid, discovering it to be an impressive bit of technology, boasting a different GPU (GeForce MX 150) and liquid heating.
The information from CES is this 2-in-1 is currently available in america with the cost beginning at $1,699 (roughly £1,250, AU$2,160). Again, there is no little outlay, and we'll surely assess the value proposition of the hybrid vehicle in our full review.
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