Acer also benefits from CES 2019 to unveil some new products. Among them, the redesign of the Acer Swift 7 for 2019 is the most attractive, with ever more power for this laptop a kilo only.
Despite, or thanks to, its very competitive positioning against its competitors, Acer is a safe bet in the notebook market. His sober ambitions do not prevent the manufacturer from releasing very attractive devices.
At the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas, the manufacturer took the opportunity to unveil a refreshed version of its latest Acer Swift 7. Seen at IFA 2018, it was one of the most portable computers of the year ; he becomes even better.
The Acer Swift 7 becomes more powerful in 2019
First, let's review the technical changes. The Acer Swift 7 now features an Intel Core i7-8500Y Amber Lake, clocked at 1.5 GHz base, but with a 4.2 GHz turbo boost to support the most intensive tasks.
It has two USB ports type-C again, but one of them is now compatible Thunderbolt 3 (the number of lane PCI-E has not been unveiled). Thus, you can connect to a 4K screen without any problem or enjoy the many docks available on the market.
The 4G support is no longer, however, the LTE option has disappeared on this model. It remains however on a design without any fan, and therefore extremely quiet. Acer promises a 10-hour battery life for the device.
Still light and thin
The Acer Swift 7 has also slightly revised its design. It always gets smaller with dimensions of 32 x 19 cm for a thickness of 9.95 mm, against 32.7 x 23.6 cm on the previous model. Above all, it weighs a little less than one kilogram: 2.2 pounds or 0.99 kilograms.
All this is not done at the expense of its design. Its 14-inch Full HD IPS panel takes 92% of the dedicated area and offers 100% coverage of the RGB color space for maximum brightness at 300 nits. The body of the device is made of a magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum alloy for more strength and lightness.
Some improvements are to be seen on the hardware side as well. The touchpad, made of a glass Gorilla Glass, now has the right to a real physical click which was not the case of the previous generation. On the other hand, the webcam is found nested at the top right of the keyboard, in a push button.
Technical information sheet of Acer Swift 7 2019
Screen: IPS 14 inches Full HD
Processor: Intel Core i7-8500Y
RAM: 8 or 16 GB LPDDR3
Storage: 256 or 512 GB PCIe SSD
Webcam: 720p HD, HDR compatible
Security: fingerprint scanner on touchpad
Connectivity: WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.0
Connectors: 2 USB type C (including a Thunderbolt 3), jack
Autonomy: 10 hours
OS: Windows 10
The Acer Swift 7 2019 (or SF714-52T) will be released in the US in May. It will be available at $ 1,699, which is substantially the same price as the previous version. We are waiting for a European announcement and will update our paper.