IFA 2016: Say hello to the world’s thinnest laptop, the Acer Swift 7

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It seems almost every month that laptops get thinner.

Last year Apple unveiled its new super thin MacBook and then HP came up with its very own sleek Spectre laptop.

However, both of these have now been surpassed by the new Acer Swift 7 which is just 9.98mm thick and was recently unveiled at IFA 2016 in Berlin. It is 0.3mm thinner than the MacBook.

It would be easy to make the assumption that thin means less power and if you did you would be wrong.

When launched, it will come with a 13.3 inch Full HD IPS display with the brand new Intel 7th gen Core i5 ‘Kaby Lake’ processor.

Inside the body you will find 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage so this definitely won’t be slow!

There are two USB-C 3.1 ports, one of which is used for charging and a headphone socket. As the device is so thin it is completely fanless and comes with its own cooling technology.

Acer claims that it will have nine hours of battery life which is largely put down to Intel’s new speedy chip set.

The device will be launch in Europe in October before launching globally where it is expected to retail for around THB70,000.

“We are thrilled to announce the new Swift series, a complete ultra-thin laptop lineup with something for everyone,” said Jerry Hou, General Manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc.

“Front and centre is the flagship Swift 7 with an all-aluminium chassis that’s less than one centimetre thin, while still packing in performance and stamina for all-day productivity.”

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