Apple released the MacBook Pro 2016 that happens to be the thinnest and lightest ever laptop Cupertino has released over the years. However, the company is not the only one looking after this same crown in the PC world.
In a new turn of events, the push towards making the thinnest and lightest laptop has produced another great-looking device in the shape of Acer Swift 7. The company hails the new Swift 7 as the thinnest and lightest portable laptop in the world. In fact, you can easily mistake the Acer Swift 7 for a tablet when closed, but there is more to this laptop than just size.
From the back towards the front, the new Acer Swift 7 is only 0.39 inches thin. This is thinner than the latest 0.59 inches found on the MacBook Pro 2016, something that indeed justifies Acer’s claims. At 2.49 pounds, this device is incredibly light, which makes it the best for portability.
Acer made a strange design decision where one side of the Swift 7 carries two USB-C ports alongside a 3.5mm headphone jack whereas the other side has nothing at all. Both ports can be used for power and charging, but you only get Display-Port Support over USB-C on a single port. With just two ports, you may have to learn to deal with it, otherwise, the Acer Swift 7 is not just for you.
Despite the small omissions, the Acer Swift 7 will get all your work in place. Boasting a 13.3-inch display unit with HD resolution, the laptop is one of the many that are coming in with non-touch displays. Under the hood, you get an Intel Core i5 processor clocked at 1.2GHz and is paired with a RAM of 8GB. You also get a 256GB SSD for storage, but unlike MacBook Pro 2016 where you can toy around with the configurations, the Swift 7 only has one version priced at $1,099. Isn’t this a fast-enough machine for basic computing needs?
As for the battery life, Acer says that the Swift 7 will give you a little under 9 hours, which is still not bad at all, but this will depend a lot on what you are doing with the laptop.