Acer today announced the pricing and availability details of the Swift 5 (SF515-51T), the world’s lightest laptop with a 15-inch display. The Swift 5 is powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8565U and Core i5-8265U processors, up to 16 GB of DDR4 SDRAM, up to a 1 TB NVMe PCIe SSD, up to 10 hours of battery life and yet weighs less than one kilogram (990 g/2.2 pounds).
The Swift 5’s top and bottom covers are constructed from magnesium-lithium alloy for a thinner design without compromising on durability. The magnesium-aluminum alloy palm rest provides an extra sturdy base when using the keyboard and trackpad. It also features a fingerprint reader that supports Windows Hello.
It features a Full HD 1920×1080 IPS touchscreen with ultra-narrow bezels measuring just 5.87 mm (0.23 inches) and it comes with Acer Color Intelligence technology that dynamically adjusts gamma and saturation in real-time for optimum screen-color and brightness. The Swift 5 comes with a USB 3.1 Type-C Gen-2 port delivering high-speed 10 Gbps data transfers and supporting power delivery and display output, plus two USB 3.1 Type-A ports (one with power-off charging functionality), and an HDMI port.
The Acer Swift 5 with 15-inch display (SF515-51T) will be available in the US in January, 2019, starting at $1,099; in EMEA in November, starting at €1,099; and in China, in November, starting at ¥7,499.