Acer Showcases World's Thinnest Laptop Swift 7 With Windows 10

Angelica Greene
January 9, 2018

The Swift 7 will launch for $1,699.

The new Ryzen-powered Nitro 5 is expected to be priced from £899 - around the same starting price as the current lineup - and will be available in EMEA from April 2018.

The display, which maintains its 1080p resolution, gains a Gorilla Glass-coated touch surface and, at 14-inches, is now larger than its 13.3-inch predecessor. In addition to 802.11ac WiFi with 2x2-MIMO support, the Swift 7 also offers 4G LTE connectivity through an Intel XMM modem.

You will have to wait a bit to get your hands on the Acer Swift 7. We'll with hold judgment until we run our battery test on the new Swift 7, but the prior model, which was thicker, lasted for only 7 and a half hours. Acer claims that the Swift 7 is designed in a way to make it easier for users to carry the device anywhere they travel at any time. The laptop supports both laptop and tablet modes, thanks to its 360-degree dual-torque hinge, and a newer 8th-gen Intel Core processor that the Swift 7 line lacks. Rest of the highlights include a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display, stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technology, and all the latest connectivity options. Acer didn't provide a battery life expectation, so don't expect anything unbelievable.

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Acer has also opted to update its Spin 3 and Nitro 5 laptops for 2018. Memory comes in at 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 256GB of PCIe SSD storage. The WASD keys can be outlined with brighter backlighting and CPU and GPU temps can be monitored with NitroSense software though, so there's that (heh). With an 11.6-inch display and 1366 x 768 resolution, the device will start at US$249 and will roll out in the States in March. It is equipped with Intel Celeron processors and 4GB of RAM + 16GB/32GB eMMC storage. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. It has two USB Type-C ports and a SIM card slot. There is also an HDR camera to enable video conference.

AcerPromo image for the Acer Swift 7 laptop released in 2017.

Yet the new Swift 7 manages to fit in a solid, if unremarkable specification. The company is also in plans to make the Acer Predator Orion 9000 series available in the U.S. market at $1,999 (around Rs. 12,6,400). As you would expect from a high-end gaming PC, the Predator Orion 9000 comes with a clear window panel on the side to show off all the impressive components inside.

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