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Acer unveils new 'thinnest laptop in the world'

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, January 9, 2018  /  08:46 am
Acer unveils new 'thinnest laptop in the world'

Acer Swift 7 (Acer/File)

Taiwanese hardware company Acer launched "the thinnest laptop in the world" in Las Vegas several days prior to the Consumer Electronics Show 2018, boasting a thickness of only 8.98 millimeters. 

Aside from its slim body, the new Swift 7 also comes with Windows 10, seventh-generation Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB PCIe SSD storage, 14-inch display and integrated 4G LTE connectivity, reported The Verge. The latter will allow users to connect wirelessly thanks to the availability of a Nano SIM card slot as well as eSIM technology that enables download and activation of eSIM profiles. 

Other highlighted features of the product are unibody aluminum chassis, a fingerprint reader, Corning Gorilla Glass NBT touchscreen and touchpad, backlit keyboard and up to 10 hours of battery life.

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"We're extremely proud to make the world's thinnest laptop even thinner with the new Swift 7," said Jerry Kao, the company's president of IT products business, in a press release on Saturday. "Building on the engineering breakthroughs from the previous generation, the new Swift 7 steps up the game with an even slimmer chassis, powerful performance and always-on 4G LTE connectivity for professionals on the go."

Available in North America in March, the product is said to be priced starting at US$1,699. (kes)