Tech maker Acer on January 7 unveiled its new svelte Swift 7 (SF714-52T) notebook at the ongoing CES 2019 in Las Vegas. With all premium configurations, reduced bezels, stunning 92% screen-to-body ratio, the device is a perfect enhancement over its 2018 variant.
"With a screen-to-body ratio of 92 per cent, Acer customers can stay more productive with a compact, thinner and lighter notebook that feels 'barely there' while carrying it around through the day and during business travel," said Jerry Hou, General Manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc.
When it comes to the other specifications, Swift 7 (2019) running Windows 10 sports the same 14-inch full HD (1920x1080) touch display with IPS technology but has Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection additionally. Unlike the earlier version, the touchpad is not fixed... it now has tactile clickable buttons that support multi-touch gestures and equips Gorilla Glass around. Also, the keypad which has added backlit option is more precise with a travel distance of 1.1mm and well-spaced keys.
Further, the laptop is powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8500Y processor, coupled with 512GB of fast PCIe SSD storage and 16GB LPDDR3 RAM and equips a battery that offers 10hrs of run time on single charge.
In terms of design aspects, there were just a few upgrades... but they are salient. With 890gm weight, 9.95mm ultra-thin chassis, 2.57mm narrow bezels, 180-degree hinge, the new Swift 7 is portable on the go and reads out enhanced visuals. Well, it is not only compact but sturdy too. The use of magnesium-aluminium alloy and magnesium-lithium alloys turn Swift 7 stronger and lighter (than 2018 variant) as these alloys are four times stronger than the standard ones being at the same thickness. Going for the micro-arc oxidation finish, the device looks elegant and intriguing.
The connectivity options of Swift 7 (2019) include two USB Type-C ports (Thunderbolt 3 and display Port 1.3 for fast data transfers up to 10 Gbps, connecting high-resolution external displays and quick charging of external devices), USB 3.1 port, Bluetooth 5.0, super-fast WiFi5 with 2×2 MU-MIMO technology, etc. Interestingly, the power button doubles up as a fingerprint sensor, so, you can unlock the device and sign in to it (using Windows Hello) simultaneously.
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