Acer's Swift 7, World's Thinnest Laptop, Now for Sale

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Acer's Swift 7, which takes the crown as the thinnest laptop around, is now for sale. The featherweight laptop will retail for an MSRP of $1,100. It's currently available on Acer's web site and will be followed by retailers including Amazon (already selling it for a discount at $1,000), Adorama, Best Buy, Costco, Newegg and Micro Center.

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The Swift 7 is just 0.39 inches thin, which makes it even tinier than the 12-inch MacBook (0.52 inches), HP EliteBook Folio (0.47 inches) and Asus ZenBook (0.47-inches). Acer claims that the Swift weights just 2.5 pounds and will offer up 9 hours of battery life.

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At the moment, there's just one configuration with a 1.2-GHz Intel Core i5-7Y54 CPU (formerly known as Core m5), 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM,  two USB Type-C ports and a 13.3-inch 1080p display.

We plan to get the Acer Swift 7 in our labs soon to see how it holds up to the competition. Stay tuned for a full review.


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