Acer has announced the launch of the new Swift 7 ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 in Las Vegas. The first iteration of this thin, light, and premium laptop was launched in 2017. An updated model has been launched now which is thinner and lighter than its predecessor with more powerful internals.

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The new Acer Swift 7 weighs under two pounds and is just 9.95mm thin, impressive figures when you consider the fact that it has a 14 inch display. It has a 92 percent screen-to-body ratio according to the company.

Last year’s model had a substantial chin which has been eliminated in the new Swift 7. However, this meant that Acer had to think of someplace else to put the webcam. It now pops up from the keyboard. This is far from the first laptop to have a webcam in the keyboard itself.

It’s powered by the latest 8th Generation Core i7-8500Y processor with up to 512GB of storage, 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and a claimed 10 hours of battery life. The 14 inch touchscreen display has 1920×1080 pixel resolution which is the same as its predecessor. Its protected by Gorilla Glass 6. Connectivity options include two USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 support, USB 3.1 Gen 2, DisplayPort, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, and a combo headphone and speaker jack.

Acer says that the new Swift 7 will be available in North America from May this year with prices starting at $1,699.

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