Devices powered by the 7th Generation Intel processors have finally begun to launch. The first every notebook to pack Intel’s new Kaby architecture based flagship CPU is the Acer Swift 7. The latest Acer laptop has the same thickness as a modern phone, and it is 50 times more powerful than a mobile device. It is 9.98 mm thin and has a 7th Gen Core i5 Intel CPU. Acer unveiled SW7 at this year’s IFA event 2016. It revealed only the important features of the new device.
When it comes to thickness, the Swift 7 notebook gives head-to-head competition to popular phones but Speaking of performance the Swift 7 is an ideal laptop for everyday use.
The Acer Swift 7 doesn’t seem to have a dedicated GPU. Hence, the Intel HD graphics chipset will process the graphics content.
The notebook has a sturdy frame built with the Aluminum metal. Its weight is 1.1 kilograms. The device boasts two USB Type-C connectivity port which serves two purposes:
- Charging the notebook.
- Connecting external devices.
The Acer Swift 7 borrows 3 features from mobile phones – thickness, Corning G3 protection, Type-C USB connector. The laptop is not innovative, but it is different. It provides 256 GB solid-state drive for faster booting of the OS. The standard version of the notebook offers 8GB system memory module.
The laptop flaunts a nice full high-definition 13.3 inches display. It uses the most widely used screen protection technology in phones i.e. Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Talking about the OS, from the screenshot, it is apparent that the device is running on Windows 10 OS.
Acer Swift 7 sales will kick off in September. The company plans to sell it for a price starting at 999 USD aka 60000 INR. Most likely, it might introduce two more variants of Swift 7 laptop for gamers and power users. Although India is a big market, Acer may wait for 4 to 5 months before it launches the Swift 7 notebook here.
Mobile devices launched by Nokia were insanely thick. My Nokia N72 was 21 mm thick. As new technologies evolved, devices became thinner and powerful. In 2015, companies unveiled laptops having a thickness of 12 to 13 mm. Acer has set a record by introducing the thinnest laptop in the world this year.
The notebook might be thin, but it provides good multitasking features with the latest Intel 7th Gen processors. What do you think? Is it a good alternative to MacBook or Microsoft Surface?