At its Global Press Conference at IFA Berlin, Acer unveiled its new Swift series of ultra-thin and lightweight notebook PCs. Comprised of four lines, namely the Swift 7, Swift 5, Swift 3 and Swift 1, the new ultra-thin models feature Windows 10 and include something for every budget and lifestyle.
“We are thrilled to announce the new Swift series, a complete ultra-thin laptop lineup with something for everyone,” said Jerry Hou, General Manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “Front and center is the flagship Swift 7 with an all-aluminum chassis that’s less than one centimeter thin, while still packing in performance and stamina for all-day productivity.”
“The new 7th Generation Intel Core processors set a new bar for performance and efficiency enabling amazingly fast, responsive designs that are also incredibly thin and light,” said Chris Walker, Vice President of the Client Computing Group and General Manager of Mobility Client Platforms, Intel Corp. “Intel and Acer’s strong collaboration is on full display with the new Swift series which delivers great performance in a beautiful package.”
The Swift 7 weighs in at just 1.1 kg and measures a mere 0.39 inches (9.98 mm) thin, making it the world’s first laptop to measure less than 1 cm thin. Its black-and-gold dual tone design brings a touch of elegance to its durable all-aluminum uni-body, while tough Corning Gorilla Glass adds superior scratch resistance to the 13.3-inch Full HD IPS display with a micro-bezel. With up to 9 hours of battery life, it is the perfect notebook for those on the go.
“Acer’s new Swift series notebooks give customers looking for a Windows 10 laptop a variety of options to align with what they need most.” said Peter Han, Vice President of Worldwide OEM Marketing, Microsoft Corp. “Whether looking for a high-end, performance-driven machine, a solidly-built value-priced device, or something in between, the Swift notebooks are designed to bring to life Windows 10 features to maximize entertainment, or productivity.”
Small and speedy, top-of-the-line performance is delivered through a 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processor, fast 256GB SSD and up to 8GB of memory. The latest wireless technology (2×2 802.11ac with MU-MIMO) delivers reliable and up to three times faster connections, while dual USB 3.1 Type-C ports are included for quick data transfer, connection to an external display, and to charge the notebook. An HD webcam with HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging support provides clear, bright and detailed images.
Just 0.57 inches (14.58 mm) in height and weighing 1.36 kg, the Swift 5 manages to fit a 14-inch Full HD IPS display into a 13-inch frame, making it the ultimate in portability and usability. Available in Pearl White with gold trimming or Obsidian Black with silver trimming, it cuts an impressive figure combining brushed metal surfaces and diamond cut accents.
The Swift 3 meanwhile measures just 0.7 inches in height and weighs in at 1.5 kg. It offers up to 12 hours of battery life and a collection of indispensable features for great productivity, mobility and security.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region.