First 802.11ad, WiGig WiFi laptop is from Acer

By Peter Chubb - Jan 4, 2016

Acer is the first company to release a 802.11ad WiFi laptop, which is called the TravelMate P648 and is targeted more towards business users.

While there are several decent features to this laptop, there is no denying that the standout one is the support for 802.11ad wireless, which many of you will know as WiGig.

What’s the difference with WiGig over standard WiFi? 802.11ad is more of a short-distance WiFi standard capable of supporting speeds up to 4.6Gbps. There is one downside, there are not many products that can support 802.11ad at the moment.

Acer Aspire Switch 12 S

There is also another Acer laptop, and this will be the Aspire Switch 12 S, which is to replace the Switch 12. The new model will go back to a more traditional design, and also its hardware will be updated.

The Acer Aspire Switch 12 S specs are a 12.5-inch 1080p display, although there is also a 4K option. The sixth generation Intel Core M will be the processor range of choice, and you have the options of 4GB or 8GB and 128GB or 256GB SSD of storage. There is also a Thunderbolt 3 USB 3.1 Type-C for power and its price is said to start from $999, which is $300 more than the outgoing model.

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First 802.11ad WiFi laptop is from Acer