If you’re in a market for a slim and portable laptop but without much money to burn, Acer might have the laptop just for you. Acer’s new entry-level Swift 1 has finally arrived in Malaysia and it aims to offer ultra-portability for the masses.
“Harga satu Proton Saga full spec.”
That was, I think, the funniest comment I read when I published this post about the Acer Predator 21 X arriving in Malaysia. And that’s a fair point to him because no laptop should rival the price of a car. That’s insane.
Then again, have you seen the Predator 21 X? It’s no laptop. It’s a monstrous beast that’s designed to smash every puny device out there that wants to call itself a laptop, and it probably could (quite literally).
But, since only 300 will ever be made (each one made to order), there was really only one burning question on my mind: What’s it like to unbox? Good news is, Acer Malaysia invited us down to their offices to find out.
Remember that RM50,000 beast of a laptop that we saw back in IFA 2017? The one that only qualifies as a laptop because it barely fits on one’s lap? Yes, it’s the insane, incredible and absolutely awesome monster called the Acer Predator 21 X.
Well, if you’ve been dying to check it out, the good news is that it’s coming to Malaysia very, very soon.
I don’t think people would disagree with me when I say that the wearable market isn’t in the best shape. Just look at Pebble. Or Fitbit. Even Moto‘s ditched the smart wearable market because the demand just isn’t there.
The only people still making smartwatches are Huawei, Samsung and Apple, the latter two of which leverage their existing ecosystem. Fitbit’s still got their strong community, but even then, the company is in dire straits.
Then we’ve got Acer, who, out of all the things I thought they would launch, launched a wearable. It’s called the Leap Ware and when I saw it, the biggest question that popped up in my head was: Why?
The Acer Switch Alpha 12, which can be seen as the affordable Surface Pro 4 alternative is getting a new replacement. At its Next@Acer event in New York, they had introduced two new 2-in-1 convertible notebook models – the Switch 5 and Switch 3. Both are running on Windows 10 with the latest Creators Update.
I’m a sucker for thin yet powerful devices. Super thin phones? My jam. Thin ultrabooks? Also my jam. Thin gaming laptops? Absolutely my jam. But thin and powerful devices often come with big compromises, especially when it comes to thermals.
So, imagine my excitement when Acer announced their brand new Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop that’s less than 2cm thick yet supposedly doesn’t suffer from thermal throttling.
Acer has just announced the Holo 360, their first connected 360 camera that’s powered by Android. Unlike other 360 cameras in the market, the Holo 360 can work standalone and it even allows you to share your 360 content without requiring a PC or a smartphone.
Chromebooks have always intrigued me. For what I do, a Chromebook seems like the perfect workhorse but the problem always was — Chromebooks were hard to find in Malaysia.
Well, not anymore because Acer Malaysia has just launched a slew of them plus two Chromeboxes.
I love thin, light and affordable laptops that are designed for work on the go. For me, all they need to do is handle word processing, web browsing, some rudimentary photo editing and that’s about it. Oh yeah, they should also have a long battery life, at least enough to last a working day, anyway.
The last time I checked out a laptop from Acer, it was their then brand new Aspire S 13 — a thin and light no-nonsense productivity laptop. It had a lot going for it, with a nice set of I/O ports and a nice matte display. But, there were one or two issues such as the mediocre battery life and the mostly plastic body.
Now, they’ve refreshed their laptop lineup with several new devices from Acer’s Spin and Swift series. One laptop that stood out to me as an interesting alternative to the Aspire S 13 was the Swift 3. MacBook-esque looks aside, it bears a lot of similarities with the S 13, but with a few new features and compromises. So I thought it’d be interesting to see if it’s worth the RM100 premium.
Acer Malaysia launched three brand new monitors today. Two of them are targetted at gamers and come with G-Sync and Free Sync. The third, however, is perhaps even more interesting as it’s a 4K UHD 43-inch monitor that’s priced at RM2,299.