Acer is set to launch a new Swift 7 range of notebooks that come with a massive 92 percent screen-to-body ratio that almost does away with bezels entirely, it will be shown at this year’s CES show.
Acer who has a reputation for developing some of the thinnest and lightest laptops in the world has established a new benchmark for notebooks with the new device which is only 9.95 mm thick and 0.89Kilo in weight, and because of the reduced bezels, the new Swift 7 delivers a dramatically smaller footprint than its predecessor, along with an even lighter weight.
The 14” bezel-less display is a 1920 x 1080 touchscreen and is powered by Intel’s latest 8th Gen Core i7-8500Y Amber Lake processor, with a choice of 256GB or 512GB of PCIe SSD storage and either 8GB or 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM.
There are also two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, a backlit keyboard, and a power button that doubles as a Windows Hello fingerprint reader.
As for the all-important battery life Acer is promising around 10 hours of battery life off a single charge.
The Swift 7 delivers an unconventional webcam location, a pop-up camera that’s built into the keyboard base.
Acer claims that the camera can rotate up to 65-degrees.
The new Swift 7 will be available in Australia in the second half of the year and is tipped to be around $2,300
Also announced at CES is an all-new 15.6-inch Chromebook 315 model that’s powered not by Intel’s processors, but AMD’s 7th Gen A6-9220C or A4-9120C processor, which offer integrated Radeon graphics.
The Chromebook 315 will come in both touchscreen and non-touchscreen options, with up to 8GB of RAM and 32GB of storage in February, starting at $399.