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Acer unveils 2 mind-blowing laptops at IFA 2016 in Berlin

/ 08:19 AM September 01, 2016

Acer currently holds the record for having the world’s thinnest laptop at a mere 9.98mm thick. Whether it will hold the title long remains to be seen as IFA continues to feature more products from other companies.  Image Acer

Mobile computing has never been more proliferate than it is today. With high-powered smartphones and ultra-thin laptops saturating the market, it’s hard to imagine how it can go up to higher levels. But Acer has done just that with its slimmest and most powerful laptops to date.

Acer Swift 7

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First off is the thinnest laptop that Acer has ever released and quite possibly the thinnest in the world so far. Measuring a mere 9.98 mm thick, the Swift 7 borders on the specifications of tablet devices. More than just an eye candy, the device comes decked with features such as a 7th Generation Intel processor, USB 3.1 Type-C ports, a solid state drive and a fingerprint scanner. On paper, it is rated for a 9-hour battery life. It also has 2×2 802.11ac MU-MIMO wireless connectivity that ensures a strong and stable signal.

Its price starts at $999 and it will be available in North America in October.

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Acer Predator 21 X

On the other end of the spectrum is a laptop that shows no shame in being on the thick side. Designed for absolute performance and the best gaming experience on a mobile device is the Predator 21 X. It is also the first laptop in the world to have a curved screen with Tobii eye-tracking technology.

The internal workings of the Predator 21 X include a 7th Generation Intel Core processor, two NVIDIA GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI, and ultra-thin AeroBlade metal fans for cooling. It also has a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX switches.

No price and date of availability have been revealed yet.

Acer also introduced a collection of other laptops in the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics under the Swift product line with varying price tags to cater to different markets.  Alfred Bayle

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TOPICS: Acer, IFA 2016 Berlin, Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin, Predator 21 X, Swift 7, thinnest laptop
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