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Acer Swift 7 (SF713-51)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and price. The screen and design also get good comments. There are some critical reviews about the connectivity, and opinions about the sound and keyboard are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Swift 7 (SF713-51) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Swift 7

 

Acer Swift 7 review: Although impressively slim, it's not the most portable laptop around and underperforms compared with some rivals.

Thinnest laptop around ; Powerful display ; Surprisingly strong usability ; 4G SIM support

Limited connectivity ; Restrictive performance ; Not quite as 'compact' as rivals

Although very slim and nice-looking, the Acer Swift 7 isn’t the most portable laptop around, while also underperforming compared with rivals.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Williams Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Acer Swift 7 review: The smartphone-thin laptop is here

 

When you think the laptop has got about as slim as it can get, a company pushes the envelope. Which is exactly what Acer has done with the new Swift 7

Great build quality ; It’s very slim

Weird non-clicky trackpad ; Very expensive ; Older and less powerful CPU ; Low screen resolution for the price

The Swift 7 is thin, really thin. But it’s also expensive, underpowered and a bit annoying in places.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Williams Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Acer Swift 7 review: Has Acer finally cracked high-end laptop design?

 

Ask the average person about the themes of 2016 and you'll hear about celebrity deaths and far-right politics spreading across the western world quicker than a cute puppy video. The Acer Swift 7 is one of the thinnest laptops in the world, and it costs...

Firm-feeling build, good screen contrast, a large trackpad and a lower price than some

Limited connections, processor prioritises efficiency over performance, no backlight keyboard

The Acer Swift 7 is one of the thinnest laptops in the world, and it costs a bit less than some in this class. Add a good trackpad, a decent screen and a solid-if-shallow keyboard and you have a great ultra-portable machine for work and the sorts of...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Acer Swift 7 review

 

The world's thinnest laptop comes at too steep a price

Excellent design ; Built-in LTE option ; Decent battery life

Touchpad doesn’t click ; Awfully weak performance for price ; Poor webcam placement ; Lacking audio

Between a touchpad that doesn’t click and its aging, fanless processor, the Acer Swift 7 is an absolutely gorgeous Ultrabook – the ‘world’s thinnest,’ in fact – that we simply can’t recommend in a sea of laptops that are far more powerful and not much...

Jun, 2019

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Swift 7 review: Ultra-portable and ultra-thin

 

It might not be the fastest machine on the market, but this elegant, ultra-thin laptop is great value

Ultra-thin ; Stunning design ; Large trackpad

Sluggish performance ; No backlit keyboard

Add in a fantastic trackpad, attractive design and above-average battery life, and it’s an excellent, affordable alternative to the raft of £1,000-plus machines that seem to be increasingly the norm these days.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (techadvisor.co.uk)

Acer Swift 7 review: world's thinnest laptop

 

Acer has made an ultra-thin laptop that's less than a centimetre thick yet squeezed in a Core m7 processor. It's a lot like the HP Spectre but with a price that's slightly easier to swallow. Here's our Acer Swift 7 review.

Whether the Acer Swift 7 is the right laptop for you depends on how much you care about its 10mm thickness. If you don’t mind adding a millimetre or five, you can get laptops with more power and better connectivity for the same price. Hardcore users...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Acer Swift 7 review

 

The Acer Swift 7 jumps into the lead position in the latest PC arms race towards ever-thinner systems, by slipping in under the magic 10 mm mark.

This is an insanely thin 13-inch laptop, in an eye-catching gray-and-gold design with an extra-wide touchpad. It has one of Intel's newest CPUs.

The tiny keyboard keys don't feel especially premium, and this isn't the fastest slim 13-inch in the bunch. The 1,920x1,080-pixel screen doesn't support touch, and the only ports are USB-C.

It's hard to argue with a 13-inch laptop under 10mm thick. The Acer Swift 7 wins on that front, but other laptops offer more power and features while adding just a few millimeters of bulk.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Dale Walker (itpro.co.uk)

Acer Swift 7 review

 

A barely-there chassis that's let down by barely-there performance

One of the thinnest ultrabooks on the market; Beautiful design, Generous trackpad

Poor performance from the Y series i5; No keyboard backlighting; Lack of connectivity options; Only one spec configuration

The Swift 7 is beautiful looking machine with one of thinnest frames on the market, but it’s let down by a low performance CPU and too many cut corners. A solid ultrabook for those that want something thin, but otherwise there’s very little it offers...

May, 2017

Expert review by : Robin-Leigh Chetty (techsmart.co.za)

Acer Swift 7

 

Designed with portability and power in mind, the Acer Swift 7 is a handy notebook indeed.

Thin and lightweight construction; Good battery life; Fast multitasking

Dependent on dongles at the moment; Colours not for everyone

Getting your hands on the Swift 7 should cost you no less than R24 999, which is what Acer recommended the price at when it debuted at IFA late last year . That said, some online retailers are listing it at just under the R20k mark ( Takealot ), which...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Jason Cipriani (mashable.com)

Acer's ultra-light Swift 7 is a formidable foe to Apple's MacBook

 

This laptop is for Windows 10 fans.

As light as a feather ; Enough processing power for average users ; Sharp display

USB-C is annoying right now ; Trackpad placement is also annoying

For someone who wants portability over maximum performance, the Acer Swift 7 will get the job done.

Nov, 2016

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