The massive, annual technology show in Berlin, Germany known as IFA 2018 is coming to an end for the press, which means that it's time to think about what we've seen. In particular, we look back on the coolest laptops we have seen on the show.
We start in descending order and are very excited to try Asus & # 39; s new line of ZenBook laptops. These new flagships are being used by Asus & # 39; the world's most compact laptops & # 39; and are focused on general use.
All three of these laptops use the smart ErgoLift hinge that was first installed in the Asus ZenBook S launched earlier this year, tout a huge, 95% screen-to-body ratio and feature IR webcams for biometric login via Windows Hello. The 13 and 14-inch versions of this laptop even have a touchpad that can be doubled as a numeric keypad. Asus has not yet announced the prices for these laptops, but remain informed when they arrive later in October.
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First bullied during its annual launch event in New York, Acer finally showed a working model of the Acer Swift 5 at IFA 2018. Acer Swift 7 reigns as the world's thinnest laptop, & # 39; the Swift 5 takes the title of & # 39; The world's lightest 15-inch laptop. "
The laptop uses a new magnesium lithium shell to achieve its characteristic lightness, otherwise it is packed with the latest technology you would expect from a 2018 laptop.
Now we finally know when we can expect this beauty on the threshold of our office, and how much it will cost you. Acer Swift 5 will be selling in January 2019 from $ 1,099 (about £ 900, AU $ 1,500).
The latest view on the mainstream 2-in-1 laptop Dell does not do many things that are completely new, but rather introduces features that we can only hope to appear on the first-class Dell XPS laptops.
Specifically, Dell has succeeded in making a laptop with both its trademark, InfnityEdge thin bezels and a webcam that sits above the screen. This may not sound like a big problem for you, but if you love Dell's love affair with the & # 39; chin cam & # 39; on XPS laptops over the past few years, you might be as enthusiastic as we are.
The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 will start from $ 879 (around £ 682, AU $ 1,196) when it is launched along with the rest of the line-up on October 2nd.
It has almost become an annual event for Acer to remove the curtain from a wild and crazy PC that will appear later in the coming year. This time Acer showed the Predator Triton 900, a 2-in-1 gaming laptop.
The screen of the laptop is in a kind of frame with a swivel hinge that makes it possible to move really 360 degrees. To make way for the swivel screen, the touchpad is pushed to the right of the keyboard – just like the Acer Predator 21X.
Unfortunately, not much is known about the Predator Triton 900, because it was only behind glass during the show. Anyway, we are quite hyped for such a device, so keep an eye on it for a full review as soon as we can collect it.
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Lenovo has reinvented its concept for the real 2-in-1 laptop with the Yoga Book C930. Simply put, this version is better in all ways, from larger, sharper screens to more powerful processors.
However, those improvements have driven the asking price to $ 999 (about £ 750, AU $ 1,300) at the start. So this product is no longer about democratizing exciting technology, but about delivering that technology into a more powerful, more reliable and versatile package.
Price increase or not, we would lie if we were to say that we were not intrigued by Lenovo's sequel to one of the most exciting laptop developments of the past five years. The Lenovo Yoga Book C930 hits stores in October.