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The Swift 3 combines aluminium and all-day battery life, on the cheap

Acer's lightweight laptop ditches plastic for cold, hard metal
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28 April 2017 / 13:44IST

Want some MacBook-like styling without paying MacBook cash? Acer's Swift 3 should fit the bill: it's a 14in ultraportable that's a slender 17.95mm thick, but still has room inside for a battery that's good for ten hours away from the mains. Throw in Intel's 7th gen Core CPUs, SSD storage and even dedicated Nvidia graphics, and it's the definition of a portable powerhouse. This 2017 edition of the Swift 3 is made from aluminium instead of plastic, so it'll look the part, and with prices starting from $599 (around 38,000), it won't break the bank either. Spend a bit more and you can get it covered in ultra-tough Gorilla Glass, too. You'll be able to snap one up in coming few months.

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