New Acer Swift 7 is one of the thinnest, lightest laptops at CES 2019

Acer’s Swift 7 laptop line has always brought some of the most thinnest and lightest PCs. Now at CES 2019, the Acer Swift 7’s latest iteration goes even further.

The newest Swift 7 has a 92 percent screen-to-body ratio that practically kills bezels — borders between the screen and the device’s frame. Also at CES, Acer announced more details about its upcoming Ultrabook.

Swift 7

Bezel-less display

The Swift 7 isn’t the thinnest laptop out there. If you remember last year’s version, it comes in at 8.98 millimeters. The new version measures 9.95mm. However, the 2019 model does more to reduce bezels and is even lighter, weighing just 1.96 pounds.

The display itself is a 14-inch 1920 x 1080 touchscreen. The resolution isn’t as high as other PCs like the updated MacBook Air, but that could be updated in next year’s version.

Top view of Acer's Swift 7
Acer Swift 7 is just is less than 1cm thin


Inside, the Swift is powered by Intel’s latest 8th Gen Core i7-8500Y Amber Lake processor. The PC is offered in 256 GB, 512 GB of PCle SSD storage and 8 GB or 16 GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Also, there are two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, and the laptop can provide up to 10 hours battery life on a single charge.

Pricing and Availability

The new Swift 7 will launch in May for $1,699.

Chromebook 315

Acer Chromebook 315
Acer Chromebook 315

Acer also announced a new 15.6-inch Chromebook 315 model powered by AMD processors. The Chromebook sports either AMD’s 7th Gen A6-9220C or A4-9120C chips, which offer integrated Radeon graphics. It will come with both touchscreen and non-touchscreen versions. Additionally, it offers up to 8GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Available in February, it will be priced at just $279.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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