Acer has introduced several Windows 10 PCs at IFA 2016 today including the Swift 7 and Spin 7 new ultrabooks, refreshed Predator 15 and 17 gaming laptops as well as a brand new Predator 21” curved-Screen model. Acer's new ultrabooks feature an impressive thin and light design in well-designed enclosures while the Predator X21 gaming laptop is powered by top of the line specs including dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs. Let's dive into the details below:
The Acer Swift 7 ultrabook
the Acer Swift 7 looks to be one of the thinnest and lightest ultrabook ever with its all-aluminum dual tone body measuring .39 inches thin and weighing in just 2.48 pounds. The notebook also features a 13.3-inch FULL HD IPS 2 display which is not touch enabled, an HD webcam with HDR imaging support and two USB 3.1 Type-C ports. On the inside, you'll find a 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processor, a 256GB SSD and up to 8GB of memory and the notebook should deliver up to 8 hours of battery life.
The Acer Spin 7 convertible notebook
The Acer Spin 7 convertible notebook is slightly bigger than its Swift 7 little brother as it features a 14-inch FHD IPS touchscreen display with Gorilla Glass in a 0.43 inches thin and 2.6 pounds package. Unlike the Swift 7, the Spin 7 has a mate black chassis with polished silver hinges and diamond-cut edges around its wide-glass touchpad, and hardware specs are also slightly better with a 7th gen Intel Core i7 processor though battery life should be around 8 hours.
The updated Acer Predator 15 and 17 gaming laptops
There is not much to say about the refreshed Predator 15 and 17 gaming notebooks except that they now come with the latest NVIDIA GPUs with the all-new Pascal architecture. The gaming laptops can be configured with NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1070 graphics to make them pretty future-proof and VR-ready.
The Acer Predator 21 X gaming laptop
The Predator 21 X is the first gaming laptop to feature a 21” curved-screen as well as eye-tracking technology that provides Windows Hello support as well as "new interactions in gaming like aiming, identifying enemies and taking cover simply by gazing at objects on the screen." Additionally, the gaming notebook features beastly hardware specs under the hood:
- The latest 7th Generation Intel Core processors
- 5 cooling fans and dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI for unmatched graphics performance
- Full-sized mechanical keyboard featuring CherryMX switches, with customizable RGB backlight settings for each individual key.
- SoundPound2+ (4 speakers and 2 subwoofers), 3-way audio and Dolby audio
- Advanced cooling architecture with 5 system fans, 3 of which are ultra-thinAeroBlade metal fans, to extract excess heat for uninterrupted performance during intense sessions
- ThePredator 21 X’s numeric keypad also touts a unique design as it can be flipped over and turned into a Precision
Pricing and Availability
- The Acer Swift 7 and Spin 7 ultrabooks will be both available in North America in October with prices starting at $999 and $1,199, respectively. Both models will also be available in EMEA in October with prices starting at €1,299.
- The refreshed Predator 15 and 17 gaming laptops will be available in North America in September with prices starting at $1,699; and in EMEA in October with prices starting at €1,799.
- Acer has yet to announce a release date for its Predator 21 X gaming laptop
You can learn more about Acer's latest Windows 10 laptops by heading over to Acer.com, let us know in the comments what do you think of these new additions to the Windows 10 ecosystem.Further reading: Acer, IFA 2016, Laptop, Predator, predator 15, predator 17, Windows 10