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CES 2018 : New Acer Swift 7 + Spin 3 Laptops Revealed!

CES 2018 : New Acer Swift 7 + Spin 3 Laptops Revealed!

LAS VEGAS (January 6, 2018) – Acer today launched the world’s thinnest laptop[i], the new Swift 7 (SF714-51T). At just 8.98 mm thin, the new Swift 7 is an always-connected PC running Windows 10 that’s designed for mobility, with an ultraportable design packing a powerful Intel Core i7 processor, all-day battery life and a personal, trusted 4G LTE connection.

 

The Acer Swift 7 2018 (SF714-51T) Revealed!

Always-Connected

The Acer Swift 7’s slim design is only the beginning of the new features on offer. Blazing-fast, built-in Intel XMM 4G LTE connectivity keeps users productive and always-connected, especially useful for professionals who wish to eliminate tedious wireless connection problems on the road so they can stay focused on the task at hand.

In addition to a Nano SIM card slot, the Swift 7 features eSIM technology, allowing download and activation of eSIM profiles. The Swift 7 ships with a Transatel profile provisioned with up to 1 GB[ii] of free data valid for one month in 48 countries[iii] to help users get started immediately, while additional data plans can be easily purchased as needed through the Mobile Plans application while travelling around the world. 802.11ac wireless with 2×2 MIMO provides reliable and fast connections to the office or home network.

Both Brawn and Beauty

Powered by a 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, the Swift 7 provides incredible performance, a seamless Windows 10 experience and up to 10 hours[iv] of battery life. 256 GB of PCIe SSD storage offers plenty of room to keep important files at the user’s fingertips, while 8 GB of LPDDR3 memory keeps multitasking smooth and responsive. A fingerprint reader allows password-free and more secure sign-in through Windows Hello.

The Swift 7’s unibody aluminum chassis is pleasing to the eye and gentle to touch, perfect for modern professionals seeking a sophisticated look. Its new high-resolution display has been upgraded to 14-inches, and sports a Full HD IPS[v] display, Acer Color Intelligence for lifelike clarity at every angle, as well as a Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT touchscreen and touchpad. Typing has never been easier thanks to the Swift 7’s backlit keyboard, which is handy in low-light conditions such as long-haul international flights or train journeys.

 

The Acer Spin 3 2018 (SP314-51) Revealed!

Acer has also announced its refreshed Spin 3 (SP314-51) laptop, designed for users seeking out a versatile device for all-day productivity and entertainment. Its durable 360° dual-torque hinge enables it to function as a laptop, tablet, display and even provides a space-saving tent mode, all in a single device.

Now equipped with a powerful 8th Gen Intel Core processor and impressive storage options, the Spin 3 merges exceptional performance with portability. It provides up to 12 hours of battery life for digital work and play on the move, with two front-facing speakers with Acer TrueHarmony technology. The Spin 3’s 14-inch display supports vivid imagery in Full HD with IPS technology, allowing on-screen content to shine through in exceptional detail.

 

[i] Based on Acer’s internal survey as of January 5, 2018 of competing clamshell laptop designs available on the market, running Windows OS or OSX

[ii] For devices sold in Germany, the trial plan will not be able for use domestically, but the validity period will be extended to six months for use abroad. For devices sold in Canada, as the trial plan does not include domestic coverage, the validity period will also be extended to six months for use abroad.

[iii] Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madeira, Malaysia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam

[iv] Listed battery life is based on MobileMark 2014® productivity mode testing with wireless on. Details of MobileMark 2014 testing are available at www.bapco.com. Battery life rating is for comparison purposes only. Actual battery life varies by model, configuration, application, power management settings, operating conditions, and features used. A battery’s maximum capacity decreases with time and use.

[v] All brands and product names mentioned herein include trademarks of their respective companies and are used solely to describe or identify the products

 

Pricing and Availability

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The Acer Swift 7 2018 will be available in North America in March with prices starting at US$1,699; and in EMEA in April with prices starting at €1,699.

The Acer Spin 3 2018 will be available in North America in February with prices starting at US$599; and in EMEA in January with prices starting at €649.

Exact specifications, prices, and availability may vary by region

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Intel Accelerates Path to 5G Wireless Networks

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 22, 2016 – Intel Corporation today announced new industry partnerships and products that lay the groundwork for faster, smarter and more efficient 5G wireless networks designed to deliver amazing new experiences throughout daily life.

From embedded devices in athletes’ equipment and drones with collision avoidance capabilities, to autonomous vehicles, smart cities and more, connecting “things” to each other, to people and the cloud is placing unprecedented demands on today’s wireless networks.

“Billions of increasingly smart and connected devices, data-rich personalized services, and cloud applications are driving the need for smarter and more powerful networks,” said Aicha Evans, corporate vice president and general manager of the Intel Communication and Devices Group. “The transition to 5G brings communications and computing together and is a fundamental shift for the industry. It is essential to lay the foundation for future 5G networks now to make amazing experiences of the future possible.”

You can watch Aicha Evan’s briefing with the presentation slides in our previous article on Intel’s 5G technology announcements in MWC 2016.

 

Industry Collaborations

Intel works with mobile ecosystem leaders to set the stage for future widespread 5G commercial availability.

  • Ericsson and Intel are collaborating with mobile operators on 5G solutions and engaging in joint trials, as an extension of the current partnership in network transformation, cloud and IoT.
  • KT and Intel will implement 5G trials in 2018 that develop and verify 5G wireless technology and associated devices, virtual network platforms and joint standardization efforts.
  • LG Electronics and Intel will develop and pilot 5G telematics technology for next-generation cars.
  • Nokia and Intel are collaborating on pre-standard 5G radio technologies and network solutions to enable early implementation of both 5G mobile client and wireless infrastructure, as well as interoperability of 5G radio technologies to meet the device connectivity requirements for future wireless networks.
  • SK Telecom and Intel are developing and verifying 5G mobile device and network solutions, as well as devices for Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) in unlicensed spectrum bands during 2016. Through their continued collaboration on 5G technologies, the companies also showcased advances in radio access network technologies, including anchor-booster cell and massive MIMO to further improve 5G wireless network capacity.
  • Verizon and Intel are conducting field trials for 5G wireless solutions through the Verizon 5G Technology Forum to demonstrate how millimeter wave spectrum, which is capable of supporting data capacity and speeds an order of magnitude higher than today’s cellular networks, is a viable way to deliver high-quality and fast wireless connectivity to homes and businesses.

 

5G Prototyping

Intel offers platforms and industry collaborations to develop early prototype solutions that accelerate 5G development and readiness.

  • Intel’s 5G mobile trial platform offers a high-performance development platform for faster integration and testing of 5G devices and wireless access points. Intel is currently working with global operators on 5G development, prototyping and testing with this new trial platform.

 

Wireless Communications Products

Intel delivers wireless communications solutions for a wide range of smartphones, phablets, PCs and IoT devices.
Connectivity solutions designed for the IoT:

  • The Intel Atom x3-M7272 solution is a wireless communications platform for automotive applications capable of powering advance security features, such as firewalling and packet inspection.
  • The Intel XMM 7115 modem is designed to support the industry’s first wave of devices and applications based on Narrowband IOT (NB-IOT).
  • The Intel XMM 7315 modem combines an LTE modem and application processor on a single chip, supports both the LTE Category M and NB-IOT standards and is ideal for endpoints requiring wide-scale coverage, low power and low cost.
  • [adrotate banner=”4″]The Intel XMM 6255M delivers robust 3G connectivity in challenging environments and at nearly 20 percent smaller than the previous generation, it is the world’s smallest standalone 3G modem. It brings connectivity to a myriad of unconnected devices to enable a quicker transition to future wireless networks.
  • The Intel XMM 7120M LTE modem is ideal for machine-to-machine applications, providing connectivity for a broad range of IoT use cases, including security monitoring, smart metering, asset tracking and industrial automation.
  • LTE connectivity for smartphones, tablets and PCs – The Intel XMM 7480 enables compute-intensive experiences such as multiplayer gaming and virtual reality with seamless LTE Advanced connectivity and peak download speeds up to 450 Mbps. Designed for global markets, the Intel XMM 7480 modem supports more than 33 LTE bands simultaneously in a single SKU, more than any other LTE modem, as well as 4x carrier aggregation across TDD and FDD spectrum.

 

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Intel 5G Technologies Announced @ MWC 2016

Move aside, 4G. Intel is already developing the next-generation 5G network. With billions of smart devices connecting to each other in massive networks, the need for ever higher bandwidth is placing extraordinary demands on today’s network infrastructure. The need for a faster, smarter and more efficient 5G wireless network becomes more and more critical with each passing year.

At 2016 Mobile World Congress (MWC 2016) in Barcelona, Intel will announce several new developments that will accelerate the road to a 5G world. Prior to this announcement, we were amongst those who were given an exclusive briefing on the MWC 2016 announcement on Intel 5G technologies. Let’s take a look!

 

Intel 5G Briefing Video

The MWC 2016 briefing on the new Intel 5G technologies was conducted by Aicha Evans, the Corporate Vice President of Platform Engineering Group and General Manager of the Intel Communication and Devices Group.

We created this special video presentation of the full briefing, because this is the best way to understand what Intel is doing for 5G connectivity. Let’s hear it from Aicha herself.

For those who prefer to “read” the briefing, here are the slides that Aicha Evans used

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The Need For 5G

 

 

 

Intel’s 5G Efforts

Next Page > New Intel Wireless Solutions, Intel 5G Expertise, Intel’s Standards Leadership

New Intel Wireless Solutions

These are not 5G-related, but they may be the most exciting news in this briefing because they will actually ship this year. The Intel XMM 7480 will being 4G LTE connectivity to smartphones, tablets and PCs. Intel also introduced a slew of Atom and XMM solutions to deliver wireless connectivity to IoT (Internet of Things) devices.

The slide above shows that bandwidth isn’t everything, because many IoT devices do not require much bandwidth.

 

Intel 5G Expertise

 

Intel’s Standards Leadership

 

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