The Acer Swift 7 is even thinner and lighter than before, with a 92% screen-to-body ratio, the company has announced at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.
“The Acer Swift 7 strikes a balance between art and technology, and in doing so pushes ultra-portable PC design to new territories. With a striking screen-to-body ratio of an incredible 92 percent, Acer customers can stay more productive with a compact, thinner and lighter notebook that feels ‘barely there’ while carrying it around through the day and during business travel.”Jerry Hou, General Manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc.
With a new premium chassis, the 14-inch Acer Swift 7 has ultra-narrow 2.57mm bezels that give this high screen-to-body ratio. In addition, the new laptop weighs in at only 890 grams (1.96 lbs), making it a great choice for carrying around in a briefcase or backpack.
Under 1 cm thin (0.39 inches), the Swift 7 is made to be light and durable with its magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum alloy construction. The entire laptop is coated with a micro-arc oxidation finish for an elegant, ceramic-like finish.
On the display side, the 14-inch FHD (1920×1080) IPS touch display features 100% sRGB/72% NTSC color gamut coverage and 300 nits of brightness. Under the hood, the notebook is powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8500Y processor, comes with up to a 512GB PCIe SSD, up to 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and boasts 10-hours of battery life.
As far as connectivity, the Swift 7 comes equipped with not one but two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, as well as a USB 4.1 Gen 2 port. A DisplayPort also allows for additional display connectivity. Gigabit Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0 support as well as a 3.5mm headphone/speaker jack round out the connectivity options.
The Acer Swift 7 (SF714-52T) with a touch display will be available with 8GB or 16GB of LDDR3 RAM and either 256GB or 512GB of SSD PCIe storage. The new Swift 7 will be available in North America in May, starting at US$1,699; in EMEA in April, starting at €1,799; and in April in China, starting at ¥14,999. It will also be available in Starfield Black or Moonstone White.