Acer unveiled its 2021 laptop lineup today, and they’ve updated many of their laptops, notebooks, and convertibles, as well as added some surprises.
Here’s the quick breakdown to see if any of these new Acer laptops are for you.
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 (TMP414RN-51) is upgraded to a 14-inch Windows 10 convertible with Thunderbolt 4, webcam cover, fingerprint reader, Full HD display, Gorilla Glass, precision touchpad, and pen support, powered by 11th gen Intel Core i7 processor with options of Nvidia GeForce MX350, and up to 32GB RAM.
Acer TravelMate P4 (TMP414-51) and Acer TravelMate P2 (TMP214-53) lack the convertible features, and are regular laptops. All three TravelMates feature MIL-STD-810G rating though, and has spill resistant keyboards, and optional 4G LTE.
Acer TavelMate Spin P4 and TravelMate P2 will launch in the US in December from $999, TravelMate P4 in December from $899, and TravelMate P2 will launch in the US in March 2021 from $799.
In the Swift series, Acer is launching the new Acer Swift 3X (SF314-510G), a 14-inch Windows laptop with focus towards graphics on the go, as it features Intel Iris X MAX graphics, 11th gen. Intel Core CPU’s, a 17.5 hour long battery life with a Full HD screen at 72% NTSC color gamut, with Wi-Fi 6, Thunderbolt 4, and a very reasonable weight of 1,370 grams.
It will launch in December starting at $899.
The new Acer Spin 5 (SP513-55N) is also featuring the 11th gen. Intel Core i7 processor, and Iris X graphics, but is even lighter, at 1,200 grams, and it has a convertible design with pen support.
It will launch in February 2021 from $999.
In the 13.3-inch category, Acer is launching the new Acer Spin 3 (SP313-51N) convertible laptop that features 11th gen. Intel Core processors, Iris X graphics, a 2560 x 1600 resolution touchscreen with integrated stylus pen, dual SSD storage, Thunderbolt 4, and Wi-Fi 6.
The very capable new Acer Spin 3 will launch from $849 in March 2021.
Acer is also upgrading its newest Aspire range. The 14-inch, 15.6-inch, and 17.3-inch Acer Aspire 5’s can now be confgured with up to 24GB of DDR4 RAM.
Main specs includes 11th gen. Intel Core processors, Iris X or Nvidia GeForce MX450 graphics, Full HD touchscreens, up to 2TB storage, with promises of both better sound projection as well as improved ventilation.
The entry level Aspire 5’s will launch from $499 in December, while the 17.3-inch Aspire 5 won’t be ready before February 2021.
In Acer’s flagship range, they are updating the ConceptD’s. The Acer ConceptD 7 2021 actually features 10th gen. Intel Core processors, while the Acer ConceptD 7 Pro also adds a Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 GPU.
Both ConceptD 7’s are equipped with 4K screens, DisplayPort over USB C, and DTS X:Ultra Audio. They are launching in December from $3299.
Beyond Acer’s Windows laptops and notebooks, Acer also refreshed some of its Chrome OS laptops, with the introduction of their first Qualcomm Snapdragon 7C compute powered Acer Chromebook Spin 513 and Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513, the latter of which is for the enterprise and education sector only.
Acer Chromebook Spin 513 is powered by the Qualcomm Kryo 468 CPU, with Adreno 618 graphics, up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, and up to 128GB storage. It sports a 13.3-inch touchscreen with Gorilla Glass, optional 4G, and 14 hour battery life.
The 2021 Chromebook will launch in February from $399.
And last, but in no way least, Acer also announced today that they’ve teamed up with Porsche Design for the creation of the Porsche Design Acer Book RS, a 14-inch Full HD laptop with 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor choices, Intel Iris Xe graphics or optional discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX350, and 16 GB of RAM.
The Porsche Design Acer Book RS is more of a design piece than the utmost powerful flagship laptop, although the performance is good and the construction is thought through.
It will launch for $1399 for the laptop itself, and for $1999 with the Travelpack included.
Another design piece in electronics unveiled by Acer today was their brand new Acer Halo Smart Speaker with custom color settings.
It features Google Assistant, DTS speakers, and a LED display that can be customized.
Acer’s small and cute smart speaker will be released in the US in early 2021 for $109.
– Tom Bowen