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Five little laptops (GPD P2 Max, One Mix 3 Yoga, One Mix 1S Yoga, Chuwi MiniBook & Acer Swift 7)

There’s been a bumper crop of mini laptops this year and right now I have a bunch of little laptops sitting on my desk with screen sizes ranging from 7 to 8.9 inches. The heaviest weighs about 1.5 pounds, while the lightest is 1.2 pounds and is literally small enough to slide into my pants […]

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Acer Swift 7 review: ultra-thin, ultra-light 14 inch laptop

Pick up the Acer Swift 7 (2019) laptop and you almost won’t believe that it is a laptop. It’s barely thicker than an iPhone, measuring just 9.95mm (0.4 inches thick). And weighing just 890 grams (a little under 2 pounds, it’s lighter than some hardcover books. Acer’s laptop has a 14 inch display, but it’s more […]

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Hands-on with Acer’s 2 pound Swift 7 laptop

Acer’s new Swift 7 laptop is almost impossibly thin and light. Despite having a 14 inch, full HD touchscreen display, the computer is just 0.4 inches thick when closed and weighs less than 2 pounds. It’s also fanless. That said, it’s also expensive — the 2019 Acer Swift 7 is expected to sell for $1700 […]

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Acer’s new Swift 7 is a 2 pound fanless laptop with Intel Amber Lake

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 […]

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Acer Swift 7 ultrathin notebook gets a 2018 update (with 4G LTE)

Acer is updating its thin and light Swift 7 notebook. The 2018 edition is still a ridiculously slim notebook with an Intel Kaby Lake-Y processor. But the new model has an all-black aluminum unibody chassis, integrated 4G LTE, and a 14 inch touchscreen display. The Acer Swift 7 SF714-51 should be available in April for […]

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Acer Swift 7 ultraportable notebook review

Acer’s 13 inch Swift 7 laptop is super-slim, super-lightweight, and super-quiet, thanks to a fanless design. It’s a stylish laptop with one of the best keyboards of any Acer laptop I’ve tested, and it also features a wide, comfortable touchpad below the keys. There must be a catch, right? Well, there is… kind of. The Acer […]

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Some Intel Kaby Lake-Y benchmarks (4.5 watt Core i5-7Y54)

Intel’s 7th-Gen Core processor family for laptops can be divided into two categories: there are 15 watt Kaby Lake-U series chips that offer higher performance, and 4.5 watt Kaby Lake-Y chips that are designed for use in thin and light computer, often with fanless designs. For the past few chip generations, Intel has branded its Y […]

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Acer Swift 3 and Swift 7 laptops now available

After unveiling a whole new line of laptops in August, Acer is starting to sell some of the first members of the Acer Swift family. One of the first models available for purchase is a $650 Acer Swift 3 laptop with a 14 inch full HD display, a Core i5 Skylake processor, 8GB of RAM, […]

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Acer Swift 7 is a 2.5 pound notebook that measure 0.4 inches thick (coming in October for $999)

The thinnest and lightest member of Acer’s new Swift notebook lineup is a model that measures 0.39 inches thick, and which weighs about 2.5 pounds. The Acer Swift 7 also happens to be the most expensive member of Acer’s new line of notebooks. It’s expected to sell for $999 and up when it goes on sale […]