Acer unveils thinnest-ever laptop

LAS VEGAS – Taiwanese tech company Acer put the world’s thinnest laptop at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 on Friday.

Swift 7 is impressively 8.98mm (0.35-in) thick and equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and 256GB of PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) SSD storage. It will run on Windows 10, feature a 14-inch Full HD IPS display.

The touchpad is also unusual since it cannot be clicked physically. The two USB Type-C ports are USB 3.1 Gen 1 and not Thunderbolt compatible. Acer also emphasises its claims of mobility with an installed LTE modem.

Due to the extreme thinness, the Acer Switch 7 feels more like a tablet with its aluminum case leaving a high-quality impression. The same goes for the hinge, which appears slightly delicate though and also has an unusually large distance from the display.