Its a big day for Acer Malaysia today, as the company has geared up as usual to unveil a slew of new products, which comprises of the company’s slim Swift 7 and Swift 3 notebooks, the value for money 2-in-1 convertible Spin 5 notebook and the Predator Z1 gaming monitor with Tobii Eye Tracking, that’s seriously a lot of exciting things to look forward as the year draws to an end, and you can probably start spending your Christmas money on these great and beautiful devices.
The highlighted product for today’s launch would be the Swift 7 notebook, this incredibly thin laptop measures 9.98mm thin and weighs merely 1.1kg, which makes it one of the slimmest 13.3-inch devices out there. In terms of specs, the Swift 7 is powered by a 7th Generation Core i5 processor paired with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. In addition, the notebook comes with a beautiful Full HD IPS display that is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5, I/O ports are rather limited as it merely comes with two USB 3.1 Type-C ports on the right, which both will charge the device and connect external peripherals, the Swift 7’s battery life is rated up to 9 hours on a 4-cell battery.
The Swift 3 is a slightly thicker sibiling with older specs, but it is still a rather attractive device nonetheless, a 6th Gen Intel Core i5 processor powers the Swift 3 and it comes with 4GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD storage, it features a fingerprint scanner integrated with Windows Hello for securing access to your computer. Unlike the Swift 7, the Swift 3 comes with two full size USB 3.0 ports located on each side while having one USB-C port located on the left.
Featuring a typical 2-in-1 convertible design, the Spin 5 is one of the most fully featured yet affordable convertible notebook in its class, while there isn’t much premium materials on the outside to attract the average user, though it is powered by a 6th Gen Intel Core i3 processor, it sports a 13.3-inch Full HD IPS touch display, 4GB of DDR4 RAM and 128GB of SSD storage, the Spin 5’s battery life is rated to last up to 10 hours on its 4-cell battery, and probably the most attractive part would be its 1.6kg weight, which is lighter than a lot of convertible notebooks.
Acer also has a new toy for the gamers, the Predator Z1 gaming monitor is literally the first commercially sold monitor that comes with Tobii Eye Tracking technology, it has a curved 27-inch panel that produces a 144Hz refresh rate and Full HD resolution while supporting NVIDIA G-SYNC, the panel is also flicker free and comes with BlueLightShield, ComfyView and Low-dimming technology offered by AcerVisioncare, which greatly reduces fatigue when viewed for long durations. Apart from that, the monitor can be separated from its ergonomically design stand to be VESA wall mounted.
Last but not the least, Acer has also taken the opportunity to announced its refined SuperCare warranty extension program, which now comes in three different packages that upgrades the existing warranty up to three years on-site and international traveler’s warranty, what’s really interesting this round would be the inclusion of Accidental Damage and Theft protection on the flagship SuperCare 3 warranty pack, it aims to give users a peace of mind should anything unfortunate happen to their devices.
Acer Malaysia has begin selling some of its products announced above, while existing Acer customers can purchase the new SuperCare warranty packages, pricing of the above devices are listed below:
Acer Swift 7 – RM4,999
Acer Swfit 3 – RM2,899
Acer Spin 5 – RM2,199
Acer Aspire C22 – RM2,099
Acer Predator Z1 – RM2,999 (available in mid-December 2016)