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Acer Swift 7 – An Ultrathin Laptop with a Stylish Design

Acer Swift 7

Acer just recently launched two new products at the IFA 2016. One is the Spin 7, the company’s 2-in-1 line. The other product Swift 7 is the flagship of the second line. Swift 7 is a stylish and thin laptop with a 7th Generation Intel Core processor, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB of solid state drive, and a 1080p display with Gorilla Glass finish.

The Swift 7 is an insanely thin 13-inch laptop, with a catchy gold and black finish and an extra wide touchpad. Acer has paired the metallic gold look with a matte black display lid which also goes along well with the black display bezels. The large touchpad has plenty of room for multi-touch gestures.

Stylish Design

At 9.98mm the Acer Swift 7 is the thinnest laptop you’ve ever laid your eyes on. It will definitely remind you of the HP Spectre. The only difference is that Spectre had a coy black and copper colouring, while the Swift 7 has a bold black and gold color. The golden Acer logo sits on the lid, with an equally golden hinge below. The Chiclet-style keyboard has a lovely black color. The touchpad is probably the most striking feature of this latest laptop.

Vivid Display

Acer’s this laptop has a 13.3-inch, 1920×1080 display that shows the most vivid colors. The details on the display are pretty sharp. Swift 7’s 105 percent color reproduction on the sRGD gamut is the reason behind the vibrant display. It’s display brightness reaches the 319 nits, topping the 301 nit category average. Pictures and videos are sure to look clean and crisp on the 13.3 inches full HD display with IPS technology.

New Features of Swift 7

  1. Corning Gorilla Glass: It is protected by next gen Corning Gorilla Glass. The display has enhanced damage resistance and can withstand drops up to 2x better than those with other glass.
  2. Acer Color Intelligence: Acer Color Intelligence powerfully alters gamma and saturation in real-time, enhanced screen color, brightness and saturation without cutting and over saturation.
  3. Processor: The Swift 7 runs on 1.2-GHz Intel Core i5-7Y54 processor with 8GB of RAM.
  4. Touchpad: The wide Precision Touchpad on Swift 7 gives you more space to navigate with and lets you scroll and click with improved accuracy.
  5. Storage: The Acer Swift 7 packs a 256 GB Solid State Drive Capacity.
  6. Sound: Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony on Swift 7 work together to immerse you in clear and bold virtual surround sound.
  7. USB 3.1 with Type C: 2 USB 3.1 Type C on Acer’s Swift 7 lets you enjoy fast data transfer, device charging and display output with just one reversible cable.
  8. Graphics: It’s Intel HD Graphics 615 GPU is good for running browser games, doing some photo editing and watching videos.
  9. Battery: It offers up to 9 hours of battery life, so you can get things done wherever the day takes you.

Price & Availability

Acer’s Swift 7 is priced at $1,099 in the US. In that, it includes a one-year limited warranty.


Acer’s Swift is a solid choice with a standard-resolution non-touch display and performance that’s good enough for everyday use. The Swift 7 has more of style and less of substance.