Acer today announced the thin and light Swift 7 (SF714-52T) with a new premium chassisand ultra-narrow bezels.
The 14-inch Swift 7 has an impressive 92 percent screen-to-body ratio. Powered by Windows 10, it's light too at just 890 grams.
The redesigned Swift 7 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). Like its predecessors, the Swift 7 (SF714-52T) remains 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).
Designed for portability, it's made with magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum alloys. In addition, Acer applied a micro-arc oxidation finish to create a surface with a ceramic-like material.
The Swift 7 comes with a 14-inch Full HD 1920x1080 touch display with IPS technology. The display is featuring a 100% sRGB/72% NTSC color gamut and 300 nits of brightness. Plus, it's extra durable thanks to a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
The device is powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8500Y processor. It comes with up to 512GB of PCIe SSD storage and with up to 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Acer says the laprop offes 10 hours of battery life.
In terms of connectivity, the device has two USB Type-C ports supporting Thunderbolt 3 for high bandwidth speeds up to 40 Gbps while also delivering system power and connecting to any display, as well as USB 3.1 Gen 2. The DisplayPort 1.2 provides data transfers at up to 10 Gbps and supports high resolution external displays and speedy charging of external devices. It also supports 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 ensures clear audio.
The Swift 7's backlit keyboard has well-spaced keys and also provides 1.1 mm of travel distance and responsive feedback.
The Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad 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 users 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 webchats 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).
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 USD1,699; in EMEA in April, starting at EUR1,799; and in April in China, starting at RMB14,999.