Acer just announced a bunch of new laptops at CES 2022
CES 2022 has finally begun and with it has come a slew of brand new Acer laptops, from light Chromebooks to extremely extra gaming rigs.
Acer is going ham on the new laptops at CES 2022 and we have the details of what it has planned across its different ranges.
Here's what you can expect from Acer this year. Although it's worth noting that we don't know when they will come out in Australia or what the pricing is going to be just yet.
New Acer Chromebooks
First up we have 3 brand new bendy Chromebooks.
- Acer Chromebook Spin 513: Coming in at 13.5-inches it is a touch larger than the previous generation. This allows for a 3:2 aspect ratio and more screen real estate. It also comes with a brand new 8-core MediaTek Kompanio 1380 processor, an upgrade from last year's Snapdragon 7c Compute SC7180. However, despite Acer's media release stating it has "long battery life" it only comes in at 10 hours, which is 3.5 hours less than the previous model.
- Acer Chromebook 315: It's been 2 years since the original 315 was released and this time around it has some chipset options: Intel Celeron dual-core N4500, Celeron quad-core N5100 or a Pentium Silver N600. This 15.6-inch beast also contains an anti-glare display, HDR webcam with a wide-field-of-view and an OceanGlass touchpad. The lattter is said to be made of recycled ocean-bound plastic to give it a glassy texture. Much like the 513, you'll only find 10 hours of battery life here.
- Acer Chromebook 314: This 14-inch Chromebook is a smaller version of the 315, and even has the same Intel processor options and Ocean Glass touchpad. And in case you were wondering, that 10-hour battery life is back again.
New Acer Swift X range
If you're more of a Swifty (well, the other kind) you may be more tempted by the Acer Swift X 14-inch and 16-inch models.
The 14-inch Swift X is on the lighter side, coming in at 1.4kg. It also has a new 12th Gen Intel Core processor (which can go up to 12 cores) and an NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti GPU. It also has a 2240 x 1400 screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio. Under the hood you'll find up to 16GB of RAM and up to 2TB of storage.
As for the 16-inch variant, it has the same processor options but an Intel Arc GPU as well as a 2600 x 1600 screen with the same 16:10 aspect ratio as the 14-inch model. It also has the same RAM and storage options.
And for those of you who, like me, have a strange affinity for ports, you'll find 2 USB-C, 2 USB-A and HDMI 2.0 options.
New Predator laptops
There is also a little something-something for the gamers.
- Predator Triton 500 SE: This 16-inch thin gaming laptop has a 12th Gen Intel Core i9 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, 32GB of RAM and up to 2TB of storage. It also has a triple fan system and thermal foam to cool the system down. The display is 2560 x 1600 with a 240Hz refresh rate and a 16:10 aspect ratio.
- Predator Helios 300: This 15.6-inch laptop comes with a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and a choice between an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU. It also has 32GB of RAM, 1TB storage and a dual AeroBlade 3D fan system. The display is 2560 x 1440 and has a 165Hz refresh rate. And if that isn't big enough, you can also opt for a 17.3-inch model instead.
- Acer Nitro 5: The 17.3-inch Nitro 5 has a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor or AMD Ryzen 6000 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU. There is also up to 32GB RAM and the choice between a 144Hz panel or a 165Hz QHD Panel. The fans can be controlled with the NitroSense app and the laptop can also be overclocked if that's your thing. And for extra gaming bells and whistles there's 4-zone RGB keyboard lighting and 3D spatial soundscape for added sound depth.