Acer has also launched the updated versions of Nitro 5 and Spin 3.
Acer has launched its updated notebook line-up at CES 2018. The previous three generation notebooks have been updated this year. The Acer Swift 7, claims to be the ‘Thinnest Computer in the World’ measuring at a thickness of 8.98mm which is even thinner than its previous iteration. Acer has also launched the updated versions of Nitro 5 and Spin 3.
Apart from the thinness, the Swift 7 has integrated 4G LTE connectivity which is a rare feature in the laptops. The device is equipped with seventh-generation Core i7 processor instead of latest eighth-generation. There’s 8GB of RAM and 256GB of PCIe SSD. Acer has upgraded the screen to a 14-inch panel with a resolution of 1080p. The Swift 7 is priced at $1,699 and will be available from March.
Acer also introduced its updated model gaming laptop – the Nitro 5, which has a 15.6-inch screen with 1080p resolution. It also has an upgraded AMD Radeon RX560 graphics card. RAM and SSD storage are configurable up to 32GB and 512GB respectively. The Nitro 5 is priced at $799 and will be available in April.
Lastly Acer’s updated the Spin 3, which gets eighth-generation Intel Core processors. Acer has also shrunk down the display from a 15.6-inch panel to a 14-inch 1080p display for a smaller overall form factor, as the name suggests “Spin” can still rotate around to convert into a tablet. Acer hasn’t released a full spec sheet yet, but the laptop may be priced at $599 and will be available in February.
Samsung has announced a new version of Notebook 7 Spin that comes packed with a quad-core eight-gen Intel Core i5 processor.
It seems that Samsung has a lot of goodies stored under the wrap for the upcoming CES 2018. The company has announced an updated version of the Notebook 7 Spin that comes packed with a quad-core eight-generation Intel Core i5 processor and support for an Active Pen stylus. The Notebook 7 Spin was originally released back in 2016.
At CES 2018, Samsung will launch the new Notebook 7 Spin (2018). The company says that the new Notebook is designed for working professionals, students and those looking for entertainment.
The key highlights of the Notebook include a fingerprint sensor, which will work with Windows Hello security suite. The multi-functional laptop boasts a 360-degree screen, which users can twist and turn. The company has notified that the Active Pen will be sold separately. The Notebook 7 Spin sports a 13.3-inch display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. At the heart, there is an 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor clubbed with 8GB RAM and a 256GB of inbuilt storage.
The South Korean giant says that the laptop comes with an improved battery life and claims that the Notebook 7 Spin can last a whole day on a single charge. The Notebook also comes with one port each for USB-C, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and HDMI. The new Notebook 7 Spin (2018) will be available later this year.
Microsoft did put an end to all the Windows 10 free upgrade for previous OS version users. But it looks like there is still another way to upgrade to the newest version for free. As spotted by BetaNews, users who are still on Windows 7 and 8.1, can upgrade to Windows 10 for free until December 31 this year.
The Redmond-based tech firm is offering free upgrade to those using assistive technologies. For this users don't need to prove any kind of authentication. They can simply upgrade to Windows 10 without cost by visiting the assistive technologies page - www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade
Users have to simply click on the 'Upgrade Now' button on the web page and get going. "If you use assistive technologies, you can upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost as Microsoft continues our efforts to improve the Windows 10 experience for people who use these technologies. Please take advantage of this offer before it expires on December 31, 2017," states the website.
Also mentioned is that PC running Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1 are excluded from the free upgrade offer. The eligible PCs would need minimum requirements to get Windows 10. These include:
-1GHz or faster SoC.
-1GB RAM for 32-bit devices and 2GB for 64-bit.
-16GB hard disk space for 32-bit and 20GB for 64-bit.
-DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver.
-Display resolution of 800x600.
It has been a couple of years since Microsoft released its Windows 10 OS version. According to an announcement made by company CEO Satya Nadella at the company's annual shareholders meeting, the OS version is running on around 600 million devices across the globe.
It is worth adding that although 600 million is a huge number, it is still behind the company's initial target of touching 1 billion devices by 2018.