[IFA 2016]: Acer unveils new Swift and Spin series notebooks and convertibles

“Acer’s latest Swift 7 is the world’s slimmest notebook at just 9.98mm, slimmer than the 10.4mm HP Spectre”

Acer has unveiled a handful of new products at its pre-IFA event, including the Swift and Spin series notebooks and convertibles. Swift is the company’s new series of ultra-thin laptops, comprising of the Acer Swift 1, Swift 3, Swift 5 and Swift 7. Spin is the brand’s new series of 2-in-1s, comprising of the Acer Spin 1, Spin 3, Spin 5, and Spin 7.

Acer Swift series

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The Acer Swift 7 is the world’s slimmest notebook at just 9.98mm, making it slimmer than the 10.4mm HP Spectre. The notebook is powered by Intel’s latest 7th-gen Kaby Lake processor. The notebook offers a 13.3-inch IPS full HD display, a 7th-gen Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB of solid state drive storage, up to nine hours of battery life, and two USB Type-C ports.

The Swift 5 is slightly larger and heavier than the Swift 7. It offers a 13.3-inch IPS full HD display, and is powered by a 7th-gen Intel Core i5 processor, aided by up to 8-gigs of RAM. The notebook comes with up to 512GB of solid state storage, a fingerprint reader, up to 10 hours of battery life, and an aluminium case. The Swift 3 features a bigger 14-inch IPS full HD display, and is fuelled by 6th or 7th-gen Intel Core processors, aided by up to 8GB of RAM. It gets 512GB of solid state storage, up to 12 hours of battery life, and an aluminium case. The Swift 1 is the most affordable offering of the lot. It comes with a 12-inch IPS full HD display, Intel Pentium or Celeron processors, 4GB of RAM, 64GB or 132GB of eMMC storage, and up to 12 hours of battery life.

Acer Spin series

Coming to the Acer Spin series convertibles, the Spin 7 sports a 13-inch display, and utilises a 7th-gen Intel Core i7-7Y75 processor, mated to up to 8GB of RAM. It offers 256GB of solid state storage, two USB Type-C ports, and up to eight hours of battery life. The Spin 5 comes with Acer Active Pen and Microsoft Ink support. It offers a 13.3-inch touch-enabled IPS display, 7th-gen Intel Core i5 or i3 processors, up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and up to 10 hours of battery life.

The Acer Spin 3 will be available in a wide variety of configurations. It features a 15.6-inch touch-enabled display, 6th-gen Intel Core processors, up to 12GB of DDR4 RAM, dual storage (1TB mechanical and 256GB solid state), and up to nine hours of usage. The Spin 1 is the most affordable convertible in the new series, which also supports an Acer Active Pen with Microsoft Ink. It features an 11.6-inch IPS touch-enabled full HD screen, a choice of Intel Celeron and Pentium processors, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 64GB of eMMC storage or up to 1TB mechanical storage, and up to nine hours of battery life.

Acer has also unveiled an upgradeable Switch Alpha 12 convertible. It features a 6th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, and can also be configured with Core i3 or i5 processors. It offers up to 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of solid state storage. All of the aforementioned devices run Windows 10.

As for the pricing, the Acer Swift 7, Swift 5, Swift 3, and the Swift 1 will be available starting at $999, $749, $499, and $249 respectively. The Swift 7 and Swift 3 will go on sale in October, while the Swift 5 and Swift 1 will be available in November. The Acer Spin 7, Spin 5, Spin 3, and the Spin 1 will be available starting at $1,199, $599, $499, and $249 respectively. The former three will be available in North America in October, while the Spin 1 will go on sale in December.