Acer Aspire Swift 7: the World’s Thinnest Notebook is now in the Philippines

The Acer Aspire Swift 7 is only 9.98mm thin, 1.125kg light, and yet has two USB 3.1 Type C ports and a headphone jack. Take note, Apple. This sub-1cm notebook has a 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM, and runs on a 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7Y54. The Swift 7 has a 13.3-inch Full HD display, promises 9 hours of use, has an aluminum unibody chassis, and retails for P64,995. It even has one of the widest touchpads we’ve seen on a notebook. The Swift 7 is the newest addition to the Aspire S line, the other members being the S3 and the S5. Inspirational Speaker Francis Kong and Miss World 2014 Megan Young were announced at the Aspire S7’s launch as #Aspire brand ambassadors.

Acer Aspire Swift 7 Full Specs

Windows 10 Home in a 64-bit
Full HD 1920 x 1080, high-brightness Acer CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT LCD
Corning Gorilla Glass
7th generation Intel Core i5-7Y54 | 256GB SSD
Dual-channel 8GB of on board LPDDR3 SDRAM | Intel HD Graphics 615
802.11ac wireless LAN with a 2×2 MU-MIMO technology | Bluetooth 4.0
USB Type-C port, supports DisplayPort over USB-C and DC-in
2 USB 3.1 Type C ports | headphone jack
HD webcam, with 720p HD audio/video recording, and High dynamic range imaging (HDR)
Aluminum unibody chassis | 9.98mm thin |1.125kg light
4-cell battery promises up to 9 hours of use
SRP P64,995



The Acer Aspire Swift 7 has a gold inner surface and a matte black aluminum exterior and retails for P64,995.

Above, Left to Right: Sue Ong-Lim (Sales and Marketing Director, Acer Philippines), Francis Kong (Inspirational Speaker, #Aspire Brand Ambassador), Megan Young (Miss World 2014, #Aspire Brand Ambassador), and Cuki Pendor (Senior Product Manager, Acer Philippines). 

The other Acer Aspire S Series notebooks are the S3 and S5. Both have an Intel Core processor and an Intel HD Graphics 520, supporting OpenGL 4.4, OpenCLTM 2.0, Microsoft DirectX® 12. Both can also support up to 512GB SSD. The S3 and S5 also features a gigabit ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready, and a battery life of up to 12 hours. The S3 retails for P32,999 for the 13-inch Silver and P35,999 for the 15-inch Gold variant. The S5 sells for P39,999 for the 13-inch and P44,999 for the 15-inch variant.

The Acer Aspire Swift 7 was launched at SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City last September 17, 2016.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for