Acer's new Swift 7 claims 'world's thinnest laptop' crown

Finally for the new products, the Chromebook 11 is a refresh of Acer's 11.6-inch ChromeOS system.

The Swift 7, described by Acer as the thinnest computer in the world at 8.98mm, is powered by a seventh-generation Intel Core i7 processor and includes 4G LTE connectivity. It is called Swift 7 (SF714-51) and is only 8.98 mm thick. Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon tips the scales at a 2.49 pounds, which is nearly the same as the Swift 7. Its new Full HD IPS touchscreen has been upgraded to 14-inches. The display also gets a Corning Gorilla Glass NBT protection. That aside, it packs 8 GB RAM and 256GB worth of PCIe SSD hard drive storage under its hood. Coming to the battery, it is reported to last up to 10 hours on a single charge. But those aren't just the few that wows the users. This is the first Acer device to feature Acer AutoStand™, a patented kickstand that can be auto-deployed and auto-retracted, providing single-handed operation as simple as opening and adjusting the display on a clamshell notebook. It's got built-in Intel XMM and support for nano SIM and eSIM so you can stay connected without needing to leech off that dodgy coffee shop's WiFi. Surprisingly, Acer has managed to include support for integrated 4G LTE connectivity despite the reduced size which could be enough to lure in customers.

Despite all these catchy features, there's a big setback that could draw a segment of buyers from the device, and that's the price. If it's a case of the thinner the better, then Acer could have the ideal product for you. Acer's Swift 7 announcement is reminiscent of its predecessor which was accompanied by the same tagline.

2018's Swift maintains the previous-generation Intel Core i7 processor (Kaby Lake). For gamers, the Taiwanese brand showcased the Predator Orion 9000 as well as an updated Nitro 5 15-inch gaming notebook in Las Vegas. The Chromebook 11 will feature 2GB or 4GB of memory and 16GB or 32GB of storage, and is powered by Intel's Celeron processor. Rs 1,07,600) and the Acer Predator Orion 9000 gaming powerhouse (the one that looks like it's going to transform into an Autobot or something), which will be available from February for $1,999 (approx. Rounding out the laptop is a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display, USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet.

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