A 9 mm slim laptop!!


This is regarded as the HP Spectre killer. The Acer swift 7 takes overtakes the spectre for the 'world's slimmest laptop' position, coming in at just 9.8 mm thick and 1.1 Kg in weight. It's definitely the slimmest, but slightly heavy than the 970 gm MacBook.


This laptop has several nice touches to it that aren't major specs, but really make a difference in usability. Like the vast touchpad which is certified as Microsoft precision pad. It's wide area allows flawless cursor movement and for some reason it feels really comfortable to use, although it's difficult to trigger the touchpad edge gestures of Windows 10.


There are twin USB 3.1 type C ports on it and also a 3.5 mm headphone jack despite the slim form factor. That's great and apple should really learn the benefit of 2 USB ports. You can charge this thing and use the other port for data transfer at the same time, without the need for any bulky hubs.


These are the specs:
  • 2.3 GHz 7th gen Intel i5 / i7 processor turbo boost upto 3.6 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM (possibly DDR3L)
  • 256 GB SSD
  • 13.3' FHD IPS LCD panel
  • Average of 9 hrs battery standby


The keyboard on the swift 7 is also pretty premium. It's rubberised finish gives excellent feel to the fingers and the keys provide pretty good travel too. They're not as clicky as those HP spectre or MacBook buttons, but are definitely durable and solid.



The 13 inch display is excellent in my opinion. It produces rich colors that are gorgeous to look at. Although the side bezels are a bit of a distraction. If you compare it to the spectre, the bezels tend to stand out a bit more. But it's not a big issue and will be fine as you get used to it.




The world's thinnest laptop will retail for a price of $990 or about 70,000 INR. Pretty standard price for a premium device. That fanless slim body screams 'overheating' to me, as I would use it heavily if I buy it. But for the absolute slimness freaks, this is undoubtedly the best and most premium choice out there.


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