Acer unveils new Swift 7, said to be world’s thinnest laptop

Taiwanese computer maker Acer has launched what it said is the world’s thinnest laptop — the new Swift 7, which is just 8.98 mm thin.

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“We’re extremely proud to make the world’s thinnest laptop even thinner with the new Swift 7,” said Jerry Kao, president of IT products business of Acer.

“Building on the engineering breakthroughs from the previous generation, the new Swift 7 steps up the game with an even slimmer chassis, powerful performance and always-on 4G LTE connectivity for professionals on the go.”

The Acer Swift 7 has a built-in Intel XMM 4G LTE connectivity keeps users connected, especially useful for professionals who wish to eliminate tedious wireless connection problems on the road.

In addition to a Nano-SIM card slot, the Swift 7 features eSIM technology, allowing download and activation of eSIM profiles. The Swift 7 ships with a Transatel profile provisioned with up to 1 GB of free data valid for one month in 48 countries, while additional data plans can be purchased as needed through the Mobile Plans application while traveling around the world.

Powered by a 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, the Swift 7 provides a seamless Windows 10 experience and up to 10 hours of battery life.

256 GB of PCIe SSD storage offers plenty of room to keep important files at the user’s fingertips, while 8 GB of LPDDR3 memory keeps multitasking smooth and responsive. A fingerprint reader allows password-free and more secure sign-in through Windows Hello.

The Swift 7’s unibody aluminum chassis is pleasing to the eye and gentle to touch. Its new high-resolution display has been upgraded to 14-inches, and sports a Full HD IPS display.

The display also features Acer Color Intelligence for lifelike clarity at every angle, as well as a Corning Gorilla Glass NBT touch-screen and touchpad. Typing has never been easier thanks to the Swift 7’s backlit keyboard, which is handy in low-light conditions.

The Acer Swift 7 will be available in North America in March with prices starting at $1,699; and in EMEA in April with prices starting at €1,699.

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