Acer’s lightweight Swift 5 will cost $1,099 when released in JanuaryAugust 29, 2018
The newly announced Swift 7 — the new king for the thinnest laptop in the world — may have stolen the show at Acer’s IFA press conference, but we also finally got an update on the 15.6-inch update to the Swift 5 that was first shown off in May, including a price and release date.
The 15.6-inch Swift 5 will be out in the US sometime in January 2019, starting at $1,099, although it’ll release in November in Europe for €1,099 and in China for ¥7,499 if you’d prefer not to wait.
The new Swift 5 keeps things roughly the same as its 1920×1080 14-inch counterpart, but swaps out the screen for a larger 15.6-inch size. And at 2.2 pounds, Acer claims that it’s the lightest 15-inch laptop in the world.
As for specs, Acer is offering Intel’s just announced i5 and i7 8th-gen Whiskey Lake processors, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of NVMe PCIe SSD storage, along with an integrated, Windows Hello-compatible fingerprint reader.