Acer at the CES 2019 has today announced the thin and light Swift 7 (SF714-52T) laptop. Its ultra-narrow bezels make it borderless and it offers an impressive 92 percent screen-to-body ratio.
The Acer Swift 7 (SF714-52T) will be available with 8GB or 16GB of LDDR3 RAM and either 256GB or 512GB of SSD PCIe storage. It will be available in North America in May, starting at $1,699, in EMEA in April, starting at €1,799, and in April in China, starting at ¥14,999. It comes in Starfield Black and Moonstone White colours.
The Acer Swift 7 is powered by Windows 10 and it’s very light weighed too, with a weight of just 890 grams. It has a four-side narrow bezel design with bezels measuring just 2.57 mm, dramatically reducing the width and depth of the notebook to just 317.9 mm W x 191.5 mm D (12.51 W x 7.53 D inches) for an immersive, almost full screen display.
The laptop is made with magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum alloys. Acer claims these alloys are two to four times stronger than standard aluminum alloys at the same thickness, yet are up to 20 to 35 percent lighter to keep the laptop under 1 kg. In addition, Acer applied a micro-arc oxidation finish to create a surface with an elegant, ceramic-like material.
The Acer Swift 7 features a 14-inch Full HD 1920×1080 touch display with IPS technology, 100% sRGB/72% NTSC colour gamut and 300 nits of brightness. Plus, it’s extra durable thanks to a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
The Swift 7 is powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8500Y processor with up to 512GB of fast PCIe SSD storage, and up to 16GB RAM. Acer claims that the battery of the new Swift 7 laptop will last for up to 10 hours on a single charge.
On the connectivity front, the Acer Swift 7 has two USB Type-C ports supporting Thunderbolt 3 for high bandwidth speeds up to 40 Gbps, Bluetooth 5.0, and a headphone jack. It has a power button with an integrated Windows Hello fingerprint reader. The new Swift 7 features a push-to-open camera for webchats and video recording. The camera has a 55-degree angle of view, and features high-dynamic-range (HDR) to deliver images in wider viewing angles to accommodate groups.
Jerry Hou, General Manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc said “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.”