Acer have taken to CES in Las Vegas to announce their new and very thin Acer Swift 7 (SF714-51T) which they state is the world’s thinnest laptop right now. And it looks like they are not lying either, even when they are up against thin competitors such as Asus ZenBook Flip S and HP Spectre.
The impressive depth to the new Acer Swift 7 (SF714-51T) 2018 model is just 8.98mm in total. By contrast, the first iPad that launched 8 years ago was 13mm thick!
This is a Windows 10 7th gen. Intel Core i7 powered computer, so it will start at $1699 when it launches in USA and Canada in March. Included though is the new eSIM XMM 4G LTE cellular connectivity. On top of that, this feature of the new Acer Swift 7 comes with one month of valid free Transatel 1GB 4G data.
We’ll see how the pricing of the models is divided as the time comes, but included with these Swift 7’s are full Wi-Fi cover, a 10 hour battery life, 256GB of PCIe SSD storage, 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, fingerprint reader, a 14-touchscreen with Gorilla Glass protection and 1920 x 1080 resolution, and a backlit keyboard.
The predecessor Acer Swift 7 has been well received, but people are still reluctant to pay for premium priced Acer machines, and this will probably be the case with the new Acer Swift 7, especially since people will lean more towards the faster 8th gen. Intel Core processors by the time it launches.
It certainly is thin, so Acer deserves some credit for pushing the envelope. The eSIM feature is one of the coming new trends on tablets and laptops in 2018, and as we can see, Acer is now among the first ones to announce such devices.
– Tom Bowen