Acer Swift 7 review: The skinny on the world's 'thinnest laptop' (video)
How thin is too thin? Well, that depends.
Acer's ultra-thin Swift 7 laptop is certainly impressive to look at. At just 8.9mm thick, it's actually thinner than some smartphones. Combine that with a great (albeit 1080p) display, LTE support, and battery life that's surprising for its size, and you've got a formidable device. But those alluring aesthetics do come with some downsides, not least of which is that $1,700 price tag (opens in new tab).
So is it worth it? Check out our video review below to find out.
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We are at very decent size levels already, and see how much I care for 0,00001mm thinner when I could get proper battery life instead. And to define proper: if i have to recharge through the day with normal usage i consider it a fail. My Surface Pro 2017 i5 pulls 7-8 hours. Not bad, but not good either. when it reaches some 10+ hours at normal use then we start talking. I'm very glad that Microsoft hasn't given into this stupidity yet, and instead of making the 2017 thinner they put a bigger battery inside. I hope they keep that trend up.