Acer’s legendary Swift 7 is back at CES 2018, reclaiming the title of the world’s thinnest laptop. The new model has a waistline of just 8.98 mm, which is even thinner than its predecessor.
Design and Display
As is the case with the such laptops, don’t expect quality specs elsewhere (and be ready to pay a pretty penny for it). The black aluminum unibody design gives the laptop an edgy, premium look. The keyboard under the hood is backlit, while there’s a fingerprint scanner with Windows Hello support for additional security.
Acer Swift 7 sports a 14-inch display, which is slightly bigger than the 13.3-inch panel before, however, your options are maxed out at 1080p, which is still enough for most people. The display has minimal bezels on the side and is also touch-enabled, offering protection courtesy of Corning’s Gorilla Glass.
Hardware and Connectivity
In terms of processing options, you get a 7th gen Intel Core i7 processor, accompanied with 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB PCIe-based SSD. Graphics are handled by Intel HD Graphics. Unfortunately, it seems there are few options available to upgrade any of those options.
As for connectivity, the notable entrant is 4G LTE, which will be available by default, coming with a nanoSIM slot as well as an integrated eSIM.
Battery Life and Price
The battery life is quoted to last 10 hours despite the thin design, however, the OEM numbers are hardly accurate so take this with a pinch of salt.
Acer Swift 7 will start at $1699, with the laptop set to go on sale in April. At least, you’ll have a machine which will wow you with its design every time you open it.