Acer and Asus love to duke it out every year over thin and lightweight laptops, and this year is no different. Asus has crushed Acer to the “world’s lightest 14-inch” laptop contest. Acer revealed its Swift 5, which weighs just 2.1 pounds and proudly maintains “the world’s lightest 14-inch notebook.” Hours later, Asus announced its AsusPro B9, which weighs in at 1.9 pounds. Despite its size, Asus has managed to pack in a 10th Gen Intel Core processor, as much as two 1TB PCIe SSDs, Wi-Fi 6 support, and even an IR camera for Windows Hello.
Like many Asus notebooks, it’s a 14-inch display screen inside the body of a typical 13-inch laptop computer. That means thin screen bezels and a 94% display-to-body ratio. The “world’s lightest 14-inch laptop computer,” it’s incredibly light. It’s built to be a business laptop, but it surely feels light enough that people would easily carry it with one hand while carrying a coffee in the other as they go from one meeting room to another meeting room.
Acer’s notebook is also pretty thin, at 14.99mm, it’ll easily slip into a bag. The trackpad is also very responsive. This notebook also seems like an impressive tiny 14-inch laptop, even when it’s targeted toward corporates or business customers primarily.
Acer has a mission to make laptops thinner and lighter, at any cost. Earlier, Acer owned the crown of World’s Lightest Notebook when it launched a Swift 5 with a 15-inch Display. Swift 5 was equipped with 8th-gen Whiskey Lake Intel Core i5-826U CPU, 8GB Ram, and a 256 GB PCIe Solid-slate drive.