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Acer Swift 7: Pushing thin to the limit

Dale Davies ▼ | January 12, 2018
Acer unveiled one of the thinnest laptops ever at CES 2018. The ultra-skinny Swift 7 is unbelievably sleek and futuristic.
Acer Swift 7
Computers   Supremely sleek and futuristic
Acer Swift 7Acer claims it's the world's thinnest laptop - only 8.98mm thick. It'll go on sale in April with prices starting at $1,699 and £1,599. The good-looking laptop features an all-black aluminum design with a 14-inch touchscreen with narrow bezels. Its design integrates the antenna into the unibody chassis. Tech specs are excellent: 7th-generation Intel Core i7; 256GB of PCIe SSD; 8GB LPDDR3; 4G LTE; 14-inch Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen; 1,920x1,080 display; backlit keyboard; up to 10 hours of battery life; and Windows Hello compatible fingerprint reader.

Acer Swift 7The Acer Swift 7’s unmatched slim design is only the beginning of the new features on offer. Blazing-fast, built-in Intel XMM 4G LTE connectivity keeps users productive and always-connected, especially useful for professionals who wish to eliminate tedious wireless connection problems on the road so they can stay focused on the task at hand. In addition to a Nano SIM card slot, the Swift 7 features eSIM technology, allowing download and activation of eSIM profiles.

Acer Swift 7The Swift 7 ships with a Transatel profile provisioned with up to 1 GB of free data valid for one month in 48 countries to help users get started immediately, while additional data plans can be easily purchased as needed through the Mobile Plans application while travelling around the world. 802.11ac wireless with 2x2 MIMO provides reliable and fast connections to the office or home network. The Swift 7’s unibody aluminum chassis is pleasing to the eye and gentle to touch, perfect for modern professionals seeking a sophisticated look.

Acer Swift 7Acer has also announced its refreshed Spin 3 laptop, designed for users seeking out a versatile device for all-day productivity and entertainment. Its durable 360° dual-torque hinge enables it to function as a laptop, tablet, display and even provides a space-saving tent mode, all in a single device. Now equipped with a powerful 8th Gen Intel Core processor and impressive storage options, the Spin 3 merges exceptional performance with portability. It provides up to 12 hours of battery life with two front-facing speakers with Acer TrueHarmony technology.