Acer’s next lineup of hardware focuses on productivity and gaming
By Digital News Asia May 29, 2018
- New Swift and Chromebook products released for productivity workers
- Performance and power at centre of new Nitro, Predator and Helios notebooks
ACER announced a slew of new products in conjunction with its [email protected] global press conference in New York on May 23. The company’s chief executive officer Jason Chen presented new products from the Swift, Nitro, Predator, Helios and Chromebook series of devices.
During the event, Acer introduced its new Swift 5 (pic, above) an ultralight notebook that weighs less than 1kg. It has a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen that features very narrow bezels that measure just 5.87mm. This gives it an incredible 87.6% screen-to-body ratio that maximises the viewing experience.
It will come powered by the latest Intel Core processors and can be configured with up to 1TB of Solid State Drive (SSD) storage and 16GB of DDR4 RAM. Connectivity wise it comes with one USB 3.1 Type-C port, 2 USB 3.1 Type A, an HDMI port and an SD card reader.
There is even a fingerprint reader that works with Windows Hello to secure their accounts while logging in quicker.
Stepping into the gaming side of things, Acer expanded its Nitro series of gaming desktops and monitors. The Nitro 50 (pic, above) series desktop is said to be configured with up to an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 that should be able to deliver 4K resolution videos without any issues.
Meanwhile, Acer also showcased its Nitro VG0 and RG0 series monitors that comes with AMD Radeon FreeSync that deliver blazing fast response times of up to 1ms and up to 144Hz refresh rate.
Gamers looking for raw power packed into a notebook can look forward to the new Predator Helios 500. This beast of a 17.3-inch laptop can be configured with either a 4K UHD display or regular Full HD display with 144Hz refresh rates for blur-free gaming.
It comes powered by an overclockable 8th generation Intel Core i9+ processor and an overclockable Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics.
There is also the Predator Helios 300 Special Edition that has a white chassis accented with gold trim. It features a 15.6-inch IPS display with a 144Hz refresh rate. Internally it gets an 8th generation Intel Core i7+ processor coupled with overclockable Nvidia GeForce 1060 graphics.
Rounding up Acer’s presentation is a premium Chromebook that is designed for business users. The budget-friendly Chromebook Spin 15 (pic, above) has a 360-degree hinge and packs a 15.6-inch display.
It also features a Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad for smooth navigation and a long-lasting battery that is said to last up to 13 hours.
The notebook will come powered with up to a quad-core Intel Pentium N4200 processor, 8GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.
There is no word when the devices will be making their way to this part of the world but Acer said to stay tuned for further updates.