Acer Swift 7
HP claimed the market for a while after the tech company launched the HP Spectre 13 into the market which was a huge success for the tech company. HP for a brief moment after the laptop was released boasted of the world’s thinnest laptop but it appears Acer has snatched the glory from the tech company.
Acer hit the market with the Acer Swift 7 and blew HP out of the limelight as it taunted the thinnest laptop available in the market which provides users with what they have been clamoring for regarding portability and performance. Acer, however, took a cue from its last not so great laptop, the Acer Aspire S13 and made a few changes and upgrades to the latest release which it built entirely out of aluminum.
Making the laptop more attractive, the tech company packed the laptop with several top-notch specs as one would expect from the world’s thinnest laptop. The Acer Swift 7 which is available in the market commands the same respect and price range as the Spectre 13 and the Dell XPS 13 which are sold for a whopping price.
The Acer Swift 7 which packs an aluminum body is built with design and performance in mind by the tech company as it boasts of a sturdy and durable casing and also finished with a matte gold and black details to give it the much-needed premium look. The Acer Swift 7’s design gives it a look of being thinner than it is and this makes the design all the more better although the laptop weighs a little over 1kg.
The Acer Swift 7 boasts a 13.3-inch screen with full-HD display and a great color presentation which translates that the tech company has worked on its lapses from previous generations of tech releases. The color production, as well as power management packed on the device, boasts of an increased 20 to 30 percent increase compared to the older generations of the laptop.
For protection, the tech company fitted the screen with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which makes for great protection for a laptop which is not a touchscreen enabled machine. The lower deck of the laptop prepares for more excellent space for hand placement although the trackpad boasts of a wide frame. The tech company, however, did not fit the mouse pad with the touchable click surface as it provides for a right and left click button on the base part of the mouse pad.
For the keyboard, the arrow keys are well separated although the tech company made a major flaw by forgetting to include the keypad backlight feature. Other features packed on the laptop include two USB Type-C ports (USB 3.1 Gen 1) with a headphone and microphone port.
Along with the fitted specs, the tech company additionally ships the Type-C to Type-A adapter for the laptop which is more common. The Acer Swift 7, however, does not feature the Thunderbolt 3 controller although Acer in its release notes say that the laptop will be able to use the HDMI and other adaptors for more functionality.
Under the hood, the Acer Swift 7 is powered by a Core i5-7Y54 processor produced by Intel and designed for 2-in-1s Ultrathin laptops. The laptop although lacks fans for cooling has a TDP of 4.5W which more than makes up for the lack of a fan and also sports 8GB of dual-channel LPDDR3 RAM with a storage memory of 256GB SATA SSD onboard.
For connectivity, the Acer Swift 7 is equipped with the Bluetooth 4.0, and Wi-Fi 802.11ac with 2×2 MU-MIMO antennas and runs on the Windows 10 Home, the 64-bit version.