Below 9 millimeters: The Acer Swift 7 is the thinnest notebook in the world

With the Swift 7, Acer has presented what it claims to be the world’s thinnest notebook. The only 8.98 millimeters slim device has despite the compact design LTE and a backlit keyboard.

Acer Swift 7 with 14-inch display and fingerprint sensor

In the run-up to the CES 2018, Acer has announced a super-thin notebook: The new Acer Swift 7 (SF714-51T) is even slimmer than its namesake announced in 2016 with its thickness of fewer than nine millimeters. The case thickness of the older Swift 7 (SF713-51) was 9.98 millimeters. Despite the small dimensions, Acer has been able to accommodate all sorts of technology in its new model.

The new Swift 7 has a glossy 14-IPS touch panel instead of the 13.3-inch display built into the 2016 model. The resolution is still Full HD (1,920x 1,080 pixels), it is protected with Gorilla Glass. The housing of the Swift 7 is completely made of aluminum, which should be relatively torsionally stiff. Pleasing: Despite the slim design, the keyboard has a backlight, so that the device can be operated well even in the dark.

As a processor, Acer relies on its notebook flounder on a Core i7 processor of the seventh generation (Kaby Lake), the LPDDR3 memory is up to eight gigabytes, the internal SSD memory is up to 256 gigabytes in size. For biometric unlocking, a fingerprint sensor is included that supports Windows Hello.

Acer Swift 7 (2018) has LTE modem and e-SIM

There are two USB-C ports with USB 3.0 ports available, at least one of which can also be used to charge the notebook. Likewise, one of them is for connecting an external screen. A 3.5-millimeter headphone jack is also installed. According to Acer, the battery should deliver up to ten hours of battery life.

Another special feature of the Swift 7 is an integrated Intel XMM LTE modem with Nano SIM card slot and eSIM support. e-SIM profiles can be downloaded from the network and activated. In addition, WLANs are integrated according to 802.11ac standard with 2×2 MIMO.

The Swift 7 (2018) will go according to the manufacturer in March 2018 in the trade. Prices are to be communicated at a later date. The notebook will likely be as expensive as its predecessor, which cost around € 1,300 (RRP) to launch.