We already know Acer and HP have laptops with Intel Coffee Lake chips on the way. But in addition to the upcoming HP Envy 13 and Acer Swift 3 with Coffee Lake, it looks like we can expect a new 14 inch Coffee Lake Kaby Lake Refresh laptop from Asus (which also features NVIDIA graphics) and at least a few more models from Acer and HP.

That’s not surprising: odds are that all major PC makers will release computers with Intel’s 8th-gen Core chips by the end of the year. But it’s always nice to get a preview. So here’s a roundup of some additional Coffee Lake laptops.


Acer Spin 5 (NX.GR7EV.004)

Acer’s Spin 5 is a convertible notebook with a 13.3 inch display and a 360-degree hinge that allows the screen to fold all the way back until you can hold the computer like a tablet.

This particular model seems to be a high-end version with a full HD display, a Core i7-8550U processor, 8GB of RAM (upgradeable to 16GB), 512GB of solid state storage, and Intel UHD Graphics 620. It has 802.11ac WiFi, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, and an HDMI port.

The Spin 5 measures 12.8″ x 8.9″ x 0.6″ and weighs about 3.3 pounds.

Acer Spin 5 (NX.GR7EV.001)

There’s also model which is likely to sell for a significantly lower price. This version of the Spin 5 has a Core i5-8250U processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.

Other specs are pretty much the same as for the Core i7 model, including ports, size, and weight. Both laptops should ship with Windows 10 Home.

Note that there’s also a 15.6 inch Acer Swift 3 clamshell-style laptop with Coffee Lake processor options.

Asus S410UN-EB025T 

This 14 inch laptop features an Intel Core i5-8250U quad-core processor, NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics, and a 1920 x 1080 pixel display.

The computer ships with 8GB of RAM and a 256.GB M.2 solid state drive, but the memory can be upgraded to 16GB.

HP Pavilion x360 14m

According to a service manual posted to the HP website, this convertible notebook with a 14 inch display will be available with Core i5-8250U and Core i7-8550U quad-core processor options.

That’s in addition to existing models which feature Pentium, Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 Kaby Lake chips.

In other words, it seems like HP is updating its existing lineup to include new models with Coffee Lake processors, but the changes aren’t significant enough to justify giving the new laptops a brand new name.

Depending on the model, some HP Pavilion x360 14m laptops may have NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics while others will just have Intel integrated graphics (which is branded Intel UHD Graphics 620 on models with 8th-gen Core processors).

Some models have HD displays while others  have full HD screens. And HP will offer Pavilion x360 14m models with up to 12GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of solid state or up to 1TB of hard drive storage.

A few more HP laptops

HP also mentions Core i5-8250U and Core i7-8550U processor options in service manuals for the following laptops:

And there’s a product page on HP’s Singapore website for the HP Notebook 14-bs100tx, describing a laptop with a 14 inch HD display, a Core i5 Coffee Lake processor, AMD Radeon 520 graphics, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, and a DVD writer.

The Singapore site also shows a 15 inch model called the HP Notebook 15-bs100tx, with similar specs (including the 1366 x 768 pixel display).

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7 replies on “Some more Kaby Lake R laptop leaks (Acer, Asus, and HP)”

  1. Looking forward to these new coffee lake laptops, specifically the envy 13 or the updated lenovo yoga 920 with the webcam moved up top. Too bad the envy doesn’t have a thunderbolt 3, since an ext gfx card and this quad core could help in gaming. Wonder how many manufacturers will introduce their new stuff following monday’s announcement.

    1. If I were HP, ASUS, Lenovo, or Acer I would promptly build a tablet like the Surface Book.

      The tablet portion would be minimalistic, with only the power button, volume rocker, webcam, dual-front-firing speakers, sim tray, memory card slot, headset-mic port, HDMI port, USB port, and two USB-C ports. In tablet mode, it would switch down to become an a dual-core, without hyperthreading, and down clocking both the CPU and iGPU, perfect for watching videos or playing Apps.

      Then it could be connected to a keyboard which would triple the battery life, and provide extra USB-C and USB-A ports, as well as alternatives such as LAN, DisplayPort, USB-B, mini USB, micro USB and Kengsinton Lock. When connected to the keyboard deck, the laptop would switch on all 4 cores and enable hyperthreading for 8 threads, whilst keeping the clockspeed for both CPU and iGPU in check.

      When you’re not using it as a laptop or a tablet, you should be able to connect it to a desktop dock. Sort of like a Nintendo Switch. This dock would allow you to use the device’s screen as a touchscreen or the keyboard deck as a Bluetooth wireless qwerty. The dock would have its own cooling system, and force the device to hit high clockspeeds on all cores/threads. It would also provide slots to house a CD drive, a HDD, and a desktop GPU. Not to mention, the dock would also have extra USB and extra alternative ports.

      Thus, your Windows device would seamlessly transform from a couch tablet, to a mobile laptop, and to a Desktop/TV console. The missing pieces have been the TB3 and Quadcore processors… now that they’re becoming available mainstream, such class of devices could practically become mainstream as well.

      1. On the back of the dock, I would suggest a crock pot, officially called a MealMeister 3000®, but informally known simply as a “dock crock”

      2. Asus DOES have one. It’s called the Transformer Book, as well as for the other companies: Lenovo Thinkpad Helix, HP Elitebook Resolve and the Acer One 10 and the Acer Aspire Switch. They are called convertibles. They have been around for a while now.

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