Stop Thinking of Getting a MacBook, the World’s Lightest 15-inch Laptop Is Here

If you’re in the market looking for a super-light laptop that scores extra points in terms of portability, there’s no need to check out the MacBook Air anymore (or wait for its successor).

Acer has just announced at the IFA show in Berlin the brand-new Swift 5 (SF515-51T) with a 15-inch screen. Tipping the scales at only 2.2 pounds (that’s 990 grams for our European readers), the new Swift 5 is the world’s lightest 15-inch laptop.

Despite reducing weight typically forces manufacturers to settle with a series of compromises like smaller battery and lighter and cheaper materials, this doesn’t seem to be the case of the new Swift, at least not at first glance.

The device claims to offer no less than 10 hours of battery life per charge, and Acer has used a modern design with smaller bezels of just 0.23 inches (5.87 mm) thanks to the use of magnesium-lithium alloy.

Hardware specifications

In terms of technical specs, the Acer Swift 5 comes is powered... (read more)

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