New Acer Notebooks Pile on Performance
The performance-oriented designs and aggressive pricing make these products interesting for serious work, even in the smaller, more portable designs:
- The new Predator 17 X gaming notebook brings overclocking performance and desktop grade components to mobile gaming, powering the 17.3" display (up to 4K UHD 3840 x 2160) with Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics. It's 14.59 x 10.08 x 0.78 inches and 4.7 to 4.9 pounds (SSD or HDD), with prices starting at $699.
- The Aspire R 15 thin convertible consumer notebook provides real power in laptop package, with 15.6" display and Intel Core i7/i5U processors and NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics. It's 12.87 x 8.98 x 0.57 inches and 2.86 to 3 pounds (with touch screen), with prices starting at $699.
- The Aspire S 13 ultrathin notebook still packs serious power into a thin design with 13" display, with Intel Core i7/i5/i3U processors and Intel HD Graphics 520. It's 12.87 x 8.98 x 0.57 inches and 2.86 to 3 pounds (with touch screen), with prices also starting at $699.
- And for even better portability, the Switch Alpha 12 2-in-1 notebook with detachable 12" tablet, still has Intel Core i7/i5/i3U processors and Intel HD Graphics 520. It's 11.5 x 7.93 x 0.62 inches and 2.76 pounds (pad + keyboard), with prices starting at $599.
To avoid over-cooking from all this power in the tiny package, the Switch Alpha 12 actually is liquid cooled, running without fans for better cooling and silent operation.