Acer Swift 7 review: Thinness above all else demands many compromises

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Acer Swift 7 review: Thinness above all else demands many compromises
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Valentina Palladino

The tech industry is obsessed with making devices thin, and Acer is no exception. The company bills the new Swift 7 as the world’s sheerest laptop, measuring 8.98mm thick at its widest point. Designed for professionals and repeated travelers, this year’s Swift 7 tries to beat its competition by being ultra-thin and by emending some of the problems found in its older models, like the lack of touchscreen, keyboard backlight, and PCIe SSD storage.

But as devices get paltry, they often have to sacrifice performance, battery life, and other superior features. It begs the question: what’s the optimum balance of extreme slimness and power? In the final, that’s up to each user and their individual needs. Acer’s Sudden 7 makes some concessions that those who value performance won’t conscious of, but it’s all in the name of thinness—and there are some choices that prioritize that surpassing all else.

Look and feel

The Acer Swift 7 may be incredibly thin, but it doesn’t take oneself to be sympathize fragile. Its 2.6-pound (1.18kg) weight almost betrays its thinness because I had the device to be much lighter than it actually is. But it’s not too heavy, and its weight and dimensions should hyperbolize it quite easy to carry around.

Specs at a glance: Acer Expeditious 7 2018 (as reviewed)
Screen 14-inch 1920×1080 IPS touchscreen
OS Windows 10 Home ground
CPU Intel Core i7-7Y54
RAM 8GB LPDDR3
GPU Intel HD Graphics 615
Storage 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD
Networking 4G LTE (nano SIM and eSIM), Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1
Anchorages 2 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 1, nano SIM card slot
Size 12.91×9.33×0.35 inches (328×237×8.98 mm)
Impact 2.6 pounds (1.2kg)
Battery 35.2Wh 4580mAh 7.7 V 2-cell Li-ion battery deck package
Warranty One year
Starting price $1,699
Price as reviewed $1,699
Other perks 720p webcam, fingerprint skim, Dolby Audio Premium

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