07 January 2019
Acer Swift 7 lineup machines are known for their ultra-slim profile and powerful hardware. Back at the IFA 2018, the company teased arrival of a new Swift 7 machine. Today the company took the CES 2019 stage to announce new Swift 7 laptop. The latest Swift 7 features even thinner design than its predecessors and the front-facing bezels are trimmed to achieve a 92% screen-to-body ratio.
The latest Swift 7 is 9.95mm thick which means it isn't as slimmest as its predecessor which was just 8.98mm thick. However thanks to trimmed bezels design it looks significantly slimmer than the last generation and weighs 1.96 pounds only.
The bezel-less touchscreen display is of 14-inches with Full HD screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Unfortunately, the latest gen Swift 7 remains at Full HD even when new MacBook Air and Dell XPS 13 have better displays.
The latest Intel's Core i7-8500Y Amber Lake chipset is powering the latest Swift 7. In terms of RAM, you can either have 8GB or 16GB DDR3. As native storage, it will be available in two configurations with either 256GB or 512GB SSD storage. Like its predecessor, it comes with backlit keyboard. The power button also acts as a Windows Hello fingerprint scanner. For connectivity, it comes with three USB-C ports and couple of Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Despite being one of the slimmest machines the company claims it will last 10 hours on a single charge. Due to ultra-thin bezels around the display, it doesn't traditional placement for the camera instead it features a pop-up camera which is embedded in the keyboard base. According to Acer, the pop-up camera can rotate up to 65-degrees.
As far as the availability is a concern the new Swift 7 will be released in April for the Chinese, African, European and Middle Eastern markets. For the North American buyers, it will be released in May at a price tag of $1699.
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