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Acer unveils Swift 5, world’s lightest 15-inch laptop

On: August 30, 2018

Alongside the launch of its refreshed Aspire notebooks at IFA 2018, Acer took the wraps of its lightest laptop dubbed as the Acer Swift 5. It weighs less than 1 kg making it the lightest 15-inch laptop in the world. While the laptop is lighter on the outside, it does pack powerful hardware. Let’s take a look at the technical specifications & features of this device:

Display, Design & Audio:

Beginning with display, the Acer Swift 5 sports a 15-inch display bearing a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The display is surrounded by narrow bezel offering a 87.6% screen to body ratio. The USP of this laptop is its thinner design while ensuring durability. Overall it features a sleek chassis, stylish design and slim bezels. There is a Windows Hello compatible fingerprint reader for keeping the device more secure. Coming to the audio, this laptop houses dual stereo speakers. The Acer TrueHarmony and optimized Dolby Audio provide a great sound experience by delivering high quality clear sound.

Performance & Storage & OS:

In terms of performance, the Swift 5 is a hardware powerhouse. It is powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U and Core i5-8265U chipsets. For seamless multitasking, the processor is paired with 16GB DDR4 RAM. This laptop offers 1TB storage in form of NVMe PCIe SSD. Laptops with SSD’s offer speedy boot times and file access as compared to those with HDD. The Swift 5 runs Windows 10 OS out of the box with various useful features.

Battery & Connectivity:

The Acer Swift 5 is claimed to have a battery life lasting up to 10 hours on a full charge. The laptop offers various connectivity options. There is a 2×2 802.11ac WiFi, a Type-C port, two USB 3.1 ports and HDMI port.

Pricing & Availability:

The Acer Swift 5 will be available for purchase in North America in January 2019 starting at $1,099. The device will hit the shelves in EMEA markets and China in November. It will be priced EU 1,099 in EMEA and 7,499 Yuan in China.

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