Acer Claims Its New Swift 7 Laptop Is World’s Thinnest – Fortune

Remember when the MacBook Air came out and everyone marvelled at how thin it was? That’s such old hat these days.

Acer


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has just announced what it claims is the world’s first laptop that’s less than one centimeter (0.39″) in thickness. Not by much, mind you—the new Swift 7 is precisely 9.98mm thick.

That’s even thinner than Hewlett-Packard’s


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Spectre, which HP currently markets as the thinnest laptop out there. The Spectre is 10.4mm thick. Both laptops weigh around 1.1kg (2.43lb).

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Apple’s


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current MacBook Air is relatively girthsome with a thickness of 0.68″ and a weight of 2.96lb. Of course, that model is reportedly set for a refresh this month along with many of Apple’s other devices.

Acer’s world’s-thinnest claim is debatable. Lenovo


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has also used the IFA tech show in Berlin to reveal its new Yoga Book, which is just 0.38″ thick.

The Yoga Book has a peculiar keyboard, though—dubbed the “Halo Keyboard,” it’s actually a touchscreen with a “rough” surface and haptic feedback. Lenovo calls the Yoga Book a tablet rather than a laptop, though some observers disagree.

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The Swift 7, which has a 13.3″ screen, has a proper keyboard, along with a full-fat Intel


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Core i5 processor (the Yoga Book uses the lower-powered Atom chipset). Acer is claiming a nine-hour battery life, though it’s probably best to wait for real-world tests to see how that bears out.

The Swift 7 will come out in the U.S. in October, priced from $999. Lenovo’s Yoga Book will also be available in the U.S. from October, priced at €499 ($556) for its Android iteration and €599 ($667) for the Windows version.

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