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Acer launches bigger, updated Swift 5 laptop with similar ultra-portable design

The new Swift 5 2018 laptop is one of the skinniest, lightest laptops around, but Acer apparently wasn’t satisfied with the results. Hence, just a few months on, we now have a new, new Swift 5 machine, boasting improved specs and design work in the same super-portable form.

The new Swift 5 is a 15.6-inch machine, larger than the older 14-inch model. Yet despite this, the updated model still weighs less than a kilo and boasts an impressively slender chassis. That’s helped considerably by the super-thin bezels (under 6mm in width) surrounding that display, which helps to keep the laptop compact despite that enlarged panel.

The machine is made from magnesium-lithium and aluminium alloys as before, to keep the Swift 5 light but also reassuringly rugged.

As for that IPS screen, you once again get a Full HD resolution to keep everything nice and crisp. That extra viewing space makes it easier to stay productive on the go, or just a more comfortable viewing experience when you’re kicking back with Netflix. And you get full touchscreen control, so you can avoid that pokey touchpad.

This new Swift 5 rocks a bigger battery than before too, which should hopefully mean the same decent battery life despite the boosted display.

As for the rest of the specs, you get a choice of various Intel Core processors. You can cram in up to 1TB of storage and 16GB of DDR4 memory, depending on your needs and your budget.

You also get decent connectivity despite the compact build. Three USB ports, including a single Type C, are joined by an HDMI port and SD card reader.

We’re still waiting on UK pricing and a release date, more on that soon. Hopefully the new Swift 5 will still cost under £1000 and be out very soon.

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