Manufacturers seem obsessed with making laptops, tablets, and smartphones both thinner and lighter. You know what? That is a good thing. As long as the design isn’t entirely form over function, who can argue with a more sleek device? As someone who is constantly carrying a laptop in a backpack, having a lightweight machine is wonderful for my back and shoulders.
Speaking of svelte laptops, the Acer Swift 7 is the world’s thinnest. Yes, the 13.3 inch Windows 10 notebook is apparently a record-breaker at an insane 0.39 inches height. You might think the 2.48 pound PC would have an Intel Core M processor, but actually, it has a Kaby Lake Core i5.
“The first model available in the Swift 7 Series is the SF713-51-M90J. It gets its powerful performance from a 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7Y54 Processor (1.2GHz/ up to 3.2GHz), while a lightning fast 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM enables fast boot up and apps to open quickly”, says Acer.
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The company further says, “additional high performance features include the latest wireless technology (2×2 802.11ac with MU-MIMO) for up to three times faster connections than older wireless standards, even at longer ranges. Dual USB 3.1 Type-C ports are included for quick data transfer, connection to an external display, and to charge the notebook. It can also recharge external devices like smartphones”.
Acer shares the following specs.
- Display: 13.3 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) with IPS technology (NON-touch) Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- Processor: 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7Y54 Processor (1.2GHz/ up to 3.2GHz)
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615
- Memory: 8GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
- Storage: 256GB SSD
- Keyboard and Touchpad: Chiclet style keys Precision Touchpad (5.5 inch x 2.5 inch)
- Interfaces/Ports: 1 x USB 3.1 (Type C) (Gen 1 up to 5Gbps) supporting data, power and
- Display Port over USB-C, 1 x USB 3.1 (Type C) (Gen 1 up to 5Gbps) supporting data and
- power, 1 x 3.5mm combo jack (headphone/speaker)
- Battery: 4-cell Li-Ion (2770 mAh) Up to 9 hours
- Wi-Fi: 802.11ac WiFi Featuring 2×2 MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
- Webcam: HD (1280 x 720) supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR)
If you are interested in buying this gold and black beauty, it can be yours immediately for $1099.99 as configured above; additional configurations are on the way. For now, it is only available from Acer directly, but the manufacturer promises future availability at other popular retailers such as Amazon, Newegg, and BestBuy to name a few.