Acer has announced the new Swift 7 laptop and new Chromebook 315 which is the first AMD-powered Chrome OS device. The Swift 7 comes with an impressive 92% screen-to-body ratio and runs on Windows 10. The bezels on the Swift 7 measure just 2.57 mm.
The Acer Swift 7 sports a 14-inch Full HD (1920×1080) touch-screen display with IPS technology with 100% sRGB/72% NTSC color gamut and 300 nits of brightness. The laptop comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 6. It is powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8500Y processor coupled with 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 512GB of fast PCIe SSD storage. The company promises up to 10 hours of battery life.
It comes with two USB Type-C ports supporting Thunderbolt 3, as well as USB 3.1 Gen 2. The DisplayPort 1.2 provides fast data transfers at up to 10 Gbps. It features 2×2 MU-MIMO technology, Bluetooth 5.0. The power button doubles as a fingerprint reader for password-free Windows Hello secure login. The camera has a 55-degree angle of view, and features high-dynamic-range (HDR).
Next up, the company also announced the Acer Chromebook 315 which is the world’s first AMD-powered Chrome OS device. It is powered by the 7th Gen AMD A6-9220C or A4-9120C processors with Radeon graphics. It sports a 15.6-inch Full HD screen display with 178-degree viewing angles and wide 88-degree field-of-view.
It comes with Google Play support and can run Android apps as well. There is also an HD webcam with built-in microphone. There are two USB Type-C Gen 1 ports and features fast WiFi 802.11ac wireless featuring 2×2 MIMO technology, Bluetooth 4.2, two USB 3.0 ports.
Pricing and availability:
The Acer Swift 7 (SF714-52T) with a touch display will be available with 8GB or 16GB of LDDR3 RAM and either 256GB or 512GB of SSD PCIe storage. The new Swift 7 will be available in North America in May, starting at $1,699 (Rs. 1,18,325) in EMEA in April.
While the Acer Chromebook 315 will be available in two variants; touch and non-touch display. The new line will be available in North America in February, starting at $279.99 (Rs. 19,495), and in EMEA in April, starting at €349 (Rs. 27,795 approx.).