The Acer Swift 7 was already a ridiculously thin and light laptop, and now Acer is kicking things up a notch with a new model that measures less than 0.4 inches thick, weighs less than 2 pounds, and features a fanless design.

The new Acer Swift 7 (SF714-52T) should hit select markets including China and Europe in April. It will be available in North America starting in May. But it won’t be cheap prices are expected to start at $1,699.

Under the hood, the laptop is powered by an Intel Core i7-8500Y processor, which is a 5 watt, dual-core processor with support for turbo speeds up to 4.5 GHz. While it’s not exactly going to win any gaming or video editing races against a system with a 15 watt or higher chip, it should be good enough for most day-to-day tasks.

But you’re not so much paying a premium for performance with a machine like this as you are for design.

The new Swift 7 has a 14 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel touchscreen display covered with 100 percent sRGB color gamut and 300 nits of brightness. It’s covered with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6, as is the laptop’s touchpad.

Acer says the notebook has a 92 percent screen-to-body ratio thanks to its slim bezels.

The chassis is made from magnesium alloy, which the company says is lighter, but more durable than aluminum alloys at the same thickness. The company also applied an oxidation finish to make the computer’s body feel like ceramic.

Acer will offer the Swift 7 with up to 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM and up to 512GB of PCIe solid state storage. And the notebook features two Thunderbolt 3/USB Type-C ports, a headset jack, and support for 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0.

If you were hoping for any full-sized USB, HDMI, or Ethernet ports, this is probably not the laptop you’re looking for.

 

 

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3 replies on “Acer’s new Swift 7 is a 2 pound fanless laptop with Intel Amber Lake”

  1. Looks like you can get it on Amazon for only(!) $1536 — https://amzn.to/2VwlSVD

    Looks nice, but that’s still a pricey laptop. Or is this last years model that Acer directed me in, in which case it’s an OVERLY pricey laptop!

  2. 1700 USD right? ouch, especially considering it’s Y series. Who does Acer think they are? Apple? I’d imagine the starting price is with 256GB and 8GB of ram.

    1. Maybe by the end of the year when Intel finally gets its 10th gen Core CPU in order, this will fall to $600. It certainly has $600 written all over it with those missing physical function keys and stagnant CPU tech, which IMO are the 2 main factors leading to the Aspire S7 fire sale in 2013.

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