Tech expos are the best events for manufacturers to showcase their latest products in a bid to outdo the competition. Innovations and new technology normally make their debut during these shows. The 2018 IFA in Berlin has its fair share of outstanding items caught our fancy, but we direct the spotlight over to Acer for a moment to verify its latest claim. According to the Taiwan-based hardware and electronics corporation, the 2019 Acer Swift 5 is supposedly the world’s lightest 15-inch laptop.

Now that’s certainly a bold statement to make, but it seems that the manufacturer might just be telling the truth. Clocking in at around 2.2 pounds, it deservingly nudges last year’s champion off its spot—the 2.6-pound LG Gram. A quick research reveals how Acer was able to shave off some of the weight. The laptop now sports a magnesium-lithium alloy body for a lightweight and robust combination that’s resistant to flexing. Furthermore, the bezels around its display are a lot slimmer than before.

Equipped with the latest processors from Intel, you can be assured that the Acer Swift 5 can handle even the most demanding tasks. Other noteworthy features include NVMe SSD storage and 4G LTE connectivity. Availability is projected to be sometime in January 2019 with a base price of $1,100.

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