Acer excites at IFA 2016 with thinnest laptop ever, first curved display laptop

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Acer has unveiled several PCs, laptops, monitors, mini computers and pet accessories at its event in Berlin. These include many ultra-thin laptops in its new Swift and Spin series, a first-of-its-kind Predator gaming laptop with a curved display, and a miniature desktop powered by a Core i7 processor.

The most notable among these is the Swift 7 laptop touted to be the thinnest in the world measuring under a centimetre, and the new beast Predator 21 X gaming laptop – the world’s first laptop to sport a curved screen.

Swift series
Acer flagged-off its new Swift series, and introduced four new ultra-thin laptops. Amongst the lot, the Swift 7 is the thinnest, and is said to be first laptop thinner than 1 centimetre – 9.98mm to be exact – which also happens to make it world’s thinnest laptop, beating the Apple MacBook (13mm), HP Spectre 13 (10.4mm), and Asus ZenBook 3 (11.9mm). It weighs 1.1 kg, and features a 13.3-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display. The Acer Swift 7 is powered by the seventh generation Intel Core i5 processors, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and claims to last up to nine hours of usage. It also comes with two USB Type-C ports. The Acer Swift 7 will be available in North America in October with prices starting at $999.

The other three laptops launched in this series are the Swift 5, Swift 3, and Swift 1.

Predator series
Acer also launched the Predator 21 X gaming laptop – touted to be the first in the world to sport a curved display. The Predator 21 X packs some serious heat with seventh-generation Intel Core processors paired alongside two Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards with SLI. It sports a 21-inch curved (1080×2560 pixels) IPS display, weighs 8 kilograms, and has five fans just to keep it at normal temperature. It has a full-sized mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX switches. It will be launched in the first quarter of 2017.

In its Predator series, Acer even refreshed the 15-inch and 17-inch Predator laptops. The two laptops are made VR-ready, and now feature GPUs with Nvidia Pascal architecture, with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. The laptops will be available in North America in September at prices starting at $1,699.

[NDTV, Acer]

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