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Acer debuts new Swift 7 with compact design and incredible screen-to-body ratio

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 9, 2019, 5:16 pm IST
Updated Jan 9, 2019, 5:21 pm IST
Industry-leading 92 percent screen-to-body ratio achieved via super-narrow bezels on all four sides of its Gorilla Glass 6 touch display.
The Swift 7 is incredibly thin and lightweight, yet durable.
 The Swift 7 is incredibly thin and lightweight, yet durable.

Acer has recently announced the incredibly thin and light Swift 7 (SF714-52T) with a new premium chassis. Honoree of a CES 2019 Innovation Award, its ultra-narrow bezels make it virtually borderless, giving the 14-inch Swift 7 an impressive 92 per cent screen-to-body ratio. Powered by Windows 10, it’s feather-light too, meaning travelling professionals who carry a notebook through the day will rejoice at its weight of just 890 grams — giving the Swift 7 an almost weightless feel when carrying it in a briefcase or small bag.

The redesigned Swift 7 fits the latest tech into a chassis that is significantly smaller than its predecessor. It has a four-side narrow bezel design with bezels measuring just 2.57mm, 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. Like its predecessors, the Swift 7 (SF714-52T) remains incredibly thin and light, measuring under 1 cm thin at 9.95 mm (0.39 inches) and weighing less than 1 kg at just 890 grams (1.96 pounds).

 

The Swift 7 is incredibly thin and lightweight, yet durable. Designed for portability, it’s made with magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminium alloys. These materials are two to four times stronger than standard aluminium alloys at the same thickness, yet are up to 20 to 35 per cent 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 14-inch Full HD 1920x1080 touch display with IPS technology allows smooth touch interactions and presents vibrant and crystal-clear images. Featuring a 100% sRGB/72% NTSC colour gamut and 300 nits of brightness, the Swift 7 brings immersive experiences through its advanced display. 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 to deliver top-notch performance for web browsing, productivity with presentations and spreadsheets, and even using compute-intensive creator tools while enabling a fanless design. With up to 512GB of fast PCIe SSD storage, a large number of files can be stored and quickly accessed, and with up to 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM, customers can multitask smoothly. And with 10 hours of battery life, customers can use their Swift 7 well into the evening.

Customers can accomplish more using the two USB Type-C ports supporting Thunderbolt 3 for high bandwidth speeds up to 40Gbps while also delivering system power and connecting to any display, as well as USB 3.1 Gen 2. The DisplayPort 1.2 provides fast data transfers at up to 10 Gbps and supports high-resolution external displays and speedy charging of external devices. Staying connected with the Acer Swift 7 is reliable and fast with Intel Wireless-AC delivering Wi-Fi 5 capable of Gigabit speed and featuring 2x2 MU-MIMO technology. Peripherals can also be connected via Bluetooth 5.0, while the combo headphone and speaker jack ensure clear and crisp audio.

The chiclet keyboard has well-spaced keys allowing users to type up documents with minimal mistakes. The keyboard also provides 1.1 mm of travel distance and responsive feedback. In addition, the backlit keyboard makes typing comfortable in low-light conditions. 

The Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad is precise and responsive while scrolling and navigating. The glass touchpad also has an integrated click button, support for multi-touch gestures and a responsive physical click. Plus, the power button doubles as a fingerprint reader so customers can simultaneously turn on the device while using a more secure login through password-free Windows Hello.

The new Swift 7 features a push-to-open camera for web chats and video recording that can be kept closed to prevent unintended camera usage and to protect privacy. 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.

The Acer Swift 7 (SF714-52T) with a touch display will be available with 8GB or 16GB of LDDR3 RAM and either 256GB or 512GB of SSD PCIe storage. The new Swift 7 will be available in North America in May, starting at USD 1,699; in EMEA in April, starting at Euro 1,799; and in April in China, starting at ¥14,999.

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