Thursday, 24 January, 2019

Acer's new Swift 7 is even thinner and lighter than the original

Acer Swift 7 Laptop With 92 Percent Screen-to Body Ratio Launched at CES 2019 Acer's new Swift 7 is even thinner and lighter than the original
Katie Ramirez | 06 January, 2019, 22:08

Slowing its pursuit of that "world's thinnest laptop" title, Acer's flagship Ultrabook for 2019 is still just 9.95mm (0.39 inches) thin and weighs in at just 890 grams (1.96 pounds).

Speaking of the display, the Swift 7's 14-inch touchscreen runs at 1980x1080, same as previous year - not the best screen you're going to find, but it's a logical choice to balance sharpness with power consumption.

Acer impressed with the launch of the super-compact Swift 7 laptop at CES 2018, but it's ratcheting up the awe factor at CES 2019 with a refresh that matches the laptop's thin chassis with a almost borderless display. The monitor itself is a Full HD 1,920 x 1,080-pixel panel with a 100% sRGB color gamut. That's a lot of money, but there aren't a ton of options out there combining extreme thin and light designs with a relatively spacious display. Acer claims these alloys are two to four times stronger than standard aluminum alloys, but 20-35% lighter. Built with magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum alloys, the Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T is built to last. Acer is addressing these complaints by including an 8th-generation Intel Amber Lake fanless processor, similar to what's found on the 2018 MacBook Air, and an integrated click button in the touchpad. Battery life comes in at around 10 hours, according to Acer's estimates. Powered by an 8th gen Intel Core i7-8500Y, with support for up to 16 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and up to 512 GB of fast PCIe SSD, the Swift 7 can breeze through even intensive workloads.

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Finally, there's the new touchpad. Protected by the latest Gorilla Glass 6, the same scratch-proof glass used by the latest smartphones.

The Acer Swift 7 will be available in May, starting at $1699 Dollars. Of course, we'll need to test it out before recommending it, but we should get a chance to see the Swift 7 this week and give you more details on how it feels in person. Specific UK and Australia availability information is forthcoming.

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