We all remember IFA 2016 where Acer unveiled its premium slim laptop, the Acer Swift 7. Now, it’s up for grabs in the USA starting from $999. The lean machine is slightly slimmer than the HP Spectre at 0.39 inches but has the same steep pricing at around $1100.
The laptop measures 9.98 mm in height and weighs a mere 2.48 pounds; about 1.1 kg. Its sleek and small body is perfect for its portability and on standby, the battery last nine hours. Its dark body features a gilded interior which adds class and elegance to the overall design along with an all-aluminum body that adds a ton of durability.
There used to be a time when Apple was considered king of sleek and stylish laptops which clearly stood out in a crowd of all black boxy-bodied Windows running laptops. Those days are long gone: manufacturers have taken a giant leap from creating chunky boxes and are pursuing more lustrous, chic designs. Apple’s Macbooks sure could use a refresh in the design department as well because competition is stiff: It was just six months ago when the 0.41-inch thick HP Spectre laptop made its debut, packing in all the features of an Apple laptop with a starting price of $1,149.
HP previously lauded its Spectre as the world’s thinnest notebook and now Acer is swinging in to take the title away with it latest Swift 7 laptop series, reducing an entire 0.2 inches from the body. Still, it is still slightly heavier than the MacBook’s 2.48 pounds and the Spectre. But, it is evident that this latest venture, Acer is targeting the premium market.
The Swift 7 model SF713-51-M90J includes a Core i5-7Y54 Kaby Lake processor, 8GB RAM, a 256GB solid-state storage and Corning Gorilla Glass that protects a full HD 13.3-inch IPS display with a micro-bezel. The device also comes with a MU-MIMO 802.11 ac Wi-Fi which the company claims to have three times as fast wireless performance. It also sports a dual USB 3.1 Type-C port and an HD webcam with HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging support for a sharp and clear display.
In addition to being thinner, the Swift 7 also features a reduced price versus the comparatively similar specced Spectre. You can get the slender machine here from Amazon.