Acer is in the news again. Recently, it has tied up with Marvel Studios for the launch of three special edition laptops in India. But now comes the striking part of the news, where these laptops are inspired by the characters of the upcoming movie, Avengers: Infinity War. These laptops include the Captain America Edition of the Aspire 6, priced at ₹63,999, a Thanos Edition of the Nitro 5 at ₹80,999, and an Iron Man Edition of the Swift 3 that costs ₹79,999. Also, all the three laptops would be available through offline stores like Croma, Reliance Digital and Acer Exclusive stores starting from April 20. Users would be also able to find them online exclusively on Amazon India from April 23.
Now, a bit detailing of all the three editions:
Acer Aspire 6 Captain America Edition:
The Acer Aspire 6 sports an 8th Generation Intel Core-i5 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce MX150. The laptop also has Captain America’s shield with an aluminum lid and his pentagram emblazoned in the center. The company claims that its hairline-brushed texture allows for more depth in the laptop’s metallic finish.
Further, the Aspire 6 six runs on 8GB of DDR4 RAM, which can be upgraded, along with 1TB of storage. Other features include an HD webcam, Dolby Audio enhancement for its stereo speakers and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac with 2×2 MIMO antennas and Gigabit LAN.
The laptops have a reasonable 15.6-inches with a Full-HD IPS display. Connectivity options are also pretty decent with a USB Type-C port, a USB 3.0 port, and two USB 2.0 ports. Right now, this is sold through Acer’s offline retailers.
Acer Nitro 5 Thanos edition:
The Acer Nitro 5 Thanos edition is priced at ₹80,999 with a subtle portrait of Thanos to the side on the lid and a splash of yellow on the right offsetting the dark grey background. Again, the hood’s polished using IMR (In-Mold Roller) technology to increase the laptop’s durability.
The laptop boasts of a 7th Generation Intel Core i5 CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050. The same size as the Aspire 6, the Nitro 5 also has 8GB of DDR4 RAM, which upgradable to 32GB and 1TB HDD.
However, the distinct feature of this Acer Nitro 5 is the fact that it has an additional 128GB SSD and dual exhaust fans that run on the company’s CoolBoost technology.
But it needs to be reminded to the users that the mid-range gaming laptop isn’t the best option in the market because even though it has solid gaming performance, its components seem a little underwhelming at the current price point.
Acer Swift 3 Iron Man edition:
The Swift series focuses on being portable, which is why the Swift 3 Iron Man edition weighs 1.6kgs and is 17.95mm thick with a 14-inch Full HD display. The red colored laptop is far from being subtle but has the perk of Iron Man’s signature arc reactor on the lid glowing when the laptop turns on.
Now, like the other two laptops, the Acer Swift 3 also has 8GB RAM and runs on the 8th Generation Intel Core-i5 CPU. But, has the Intel UHD Graphics 620, instead of an NVIDIA GPU, unlike its counterparts.
The Swift 3 also boasts of 256GB SSD and claims 10 hours of battery life. The literal ‘down-side’ of the laptop is that it has down-firing speakers. However, the one complaint about the basic edition was that it looked boring. The Iron Man edition might cost ₹79,999 but it’s certainly not ‘boring’ anymore.
Lastly, Chandrahas Panigrahi, CMO and Consumer Business Head at Acer India, stated, “We’re excited to work again with Disney Consumer Products and Marvel to bring technology even closer to consumers through their favorite characters. With the new series of notebooks, we hope to engage fans of the Avengers and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”