Acer Nitro 5 Ryzen Gaming Laptop Arrives Spring 2018

The year in consumer tech has started with a bang at CES 2018.

With many major manufacturers refreshing their popular laptops with Intel's more powerful 8th Generation processors, Acer's decision is a little disappointing but I guess that's the price you have to pay for ultimate thinness. The Taiwanese company claims that just 8.98 mm thick, the Swift 7 is the world's thinnest laptop.

Windows 10 is running the show, as expected, and the laptop will get you up to 10 hours of battery life according to Acer.

The display, which maintains its 1080p resolution, gains a Gorilla Glass-coated touch surface and, at 14-inches, is now larger than its 13.3-inch predecessor.

In case you're anxious about the performance and power of this thin laptop, keep those worries aside.

There's a nano SIM slot next to the power button, for that all important go-anywhere 4G connection, and there's a dedicated fingerprint sensor for Windows Hello.

The Swift 7, however, has the combination of an easy-to-carry laptop and the 4G LTE connectivity, which is still now very rare in the market. Connectivity options include USB Type-C and HDMI 2.0 ports, and 802.11ac WiFi with 2x2 MIMO support. Memory comes in at 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 256GB of PCIe SSD storage. It will be available in February starting at $599.

When it was first unveiled to the world back at IFA 2016, the Acer Swift 7 has captured a lot of attention due to its highly slim profile at 9.98mm. The Acer Nitro 5, on the other hand, will go on sale in the USA with a price starting at $799 (approximately Rs. 50,500). It now features an AMD Radeon RX560 graphics card and the latest Ryzen mobile processors. While Acer states it will feature a 7th Generation Core processor, we don't yet know if this is referring to a 3.5W processor like the i7-7Y75, or a higher power 15W processor such as the i7-7500U.

Acer calls the Swift 7 the thinnest notebook in the world. Powered by Windows 10, the new 15-inch laptop is targeted towards mainstream users who enjoy the thrill of gaming with friends, and building their own network of like-minded players.

It's a good looking laptop going with a simplistic design. The 15.6-inch laptop comes with up to 32GB DDR 4 RAM and up to 512GB of SSD drive. There's a touch (CB311-8HT) and non-touch (CB311-8h) version, with both supporting Android apps via the Google Play Store.

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