CES 2019: Acer debuts Swift 7 laptop with ultra narrow bezel

Laurent Giret

Acer was among the first PC manufacturers to unveil new PC models at CES this year, and the company’s bezel-less Swift 7 laptop made quite an impression yesterday. With a 92% screen-to-body ratio, Acer managed to fit a 14-inch screen in a body that is 60% more compact than standard 14” laptops.

The Acer Swift 7 is also very light thanks to its 890g magnesium body and 9.95mm ultra-thin chassis. The manufacturer didn’t compromise on power as the Swift 7 comes with an Intel 8th gen Core i7 processor, up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 512GB of SSD storage.

The thin and light laptop can provide up to 10 hours of battery life, and it also comes with nice touches such as a fingerprint reader integrated in the Power button, as well as a push-to-open camera that sits above the keyboard. Acer also included two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, something we’d like to see becoming a standard on a new laptops.

The Acer Swift 7 will launch in EMEA in April with prices starting at €1,799. For those of you who live in the US, the ultra thin laptop will launch a month later, starting at $1,699. You can learn more about Acer’s other CES 2019 announcements on the Windows blog.