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Acer’s new Swift 5 cuts down on bezels with a bigger 15.6-inch screen

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Acer has just announced a new, updated version of its Swift 5 laptop, which follows the trend of 2018 laptops by cutting down on bezels. The company is swapping out the old 14-inch screen from previous models for a new 15.6-inch 1080p display that offers an 87.6 percent screen-to-body ratio.

Also new on the updated Swift 5 is the latest eighth-generation Intel processor, and a slimmed-down design, built from a magnesium and aluminum alloy. As for specs, the Swift 5 is configurable with up to 1TB of SSD storage and 16GB of RAM, although there are no details as to what the base configurations are or what specific processors Acer will be offering. On the port side of things, the Swift 5 offers two USB-C ports, two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, an HDMI port, and an SD card reader, along with a Windows Hello-compatible fingerprint reader.

Acer hasn’t yet announced any details for pricing or release dates, but the Swift 5 will probably be out sometime later this year.