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Acer Swift 7 (SF713-51)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Acer Swift 7 (SF713-51). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the battery and screen. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the connectivity and keyboard.

portability, design, performance, screen, battery

keyboard, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Swift 7 (SF713-51) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Sebastian Bade (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Swift 7 SF713-51 Notebook Review

 

Slim, Slimmer, Acer Swift 7! The trend towards slimmer devices keeps going on. Acer has now created the slimmest notebook in the world: less than 10 mm (~0.4 in) thick. We will check to see how well the Kaby Lake dual-core SoC works in our review.

9.98 mm is quite thin ; stylish design with nice colors ; relatively light ; good battery life ; decent system performance ; large touchpad ; IPS display with stable viewing angles ; quite when idle ; adapter for USB 3.1 Type C to USB 3.0

only 2 USB 3.1 Type-C ports ; very easy to smudge ; no backlit keyboard

At 9.98 mm thick (~0.4 in), the Acer Swift 7 is the slimmest model of the world. The black-gold color scheme looks nice and the case feels great. The super-flat construction is easy-to-handle. Overall, Acer has produced a good laptop. The workmanship...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Alaina Yee (pcworld.com)

Acer Swift 7 review: The world's thinnest laptop is starving for power

 

Acer's Swift 7 dethrones HP's Spectre 13.3 by being just 9.9mm at its skinniest point, but it sheds more than just slivers of an inch.

Quiet at all times ; Handles basic tasks with ease ; Thin frame is a unique look

Lacks Thunderbolt 3 ; Ability to handle more intensive tasks is constrained ; It's thin...but it's also large

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Acer Swift 7 (SF713-51-M90J)

 

The Acer Swift 7 currently ranks as the world's thinnest laptop, but to carry a laptop this slim you'll need to make quite a few feature sacrifices.

0.39-inch thin. All-day battery life. Bright and accurate display. Two USB-C ports. Quiet operation.

Benchmark performance is lower than that of rivals. Shallow key travel. No keyboard backlight. Lacks Thunderbolt 3 support.

The Acer Swift 7 takes its place as the current thinnest Windows laptop on the market. While it has impressive battery life and a beautiful screen, you have to make compromises to get them that you don't with rivals like the HP Spectre 13 and the New...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

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

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Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Acer Swift 7 review

 

The Acer Swift 7 is ridiculously thin, yet somehow crams in huge battery life.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Acer Swift 7 Review

 

These days, it's not enough for a laptop to be superslim; it also has to be stylish and still deliver enough power to get the job done. The $1,099 Acer Swift 7 answers the call on most fronts. At a mere 0.39 inches thick, it's one of the thinnest...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

Acer Swift 7 Review and Ratings

 

Acer's thinner-than-thin laptop looks great and feels elegant, but is no barn-burner performance-wise for anything more demanding than office apps.

Remarkably thin and light ; Shallow but snappy keyboard ; Two USB-C ports with USB-A and HDMI adapters included

Merely adequate performance ; Keyboard isn't backlit ; No memory card slot or Thunderbolt 3

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Brad Linder (liliputing.com)

Acer Swift 7 ultraportable notebook review

 

Acer's 13 inch laptop is super-slim, super-lightweight, and super-quiet, thanks to a fanless design. It's a stylish laptop with one of the best keyboards of any Acer laptop I've tested, and it also features a wide, comfortable touchpad below the keys.

The Acer Swift 7 is a remarkably thin laptop. It’s very light-weight. And it has a fanless design for silent operation. It has an excellent keyboard and touchpad. And the bright display looks great from any angle. While it doesn’t have the fastest CPU...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Stefan Etienne (techcrunch.com)

Acer’s Swift 7 is a sleek ultrabook with a meager processor

 

Like a barebones PC chassis, the Swift 7 has potential, but lacks a few integral pieces — like a backlit keyboard, for instance

Acer’s Swift 7 is made up of many “good” parts, a few that come short and two that stand out: its design and battery life. Perhaps if it was below the $1,000 price point it would be an easy recommendation for its good aesthetics, battery life, solid...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Koh Wanzi (hardwarezone.com)

Hands-on with the Acer Swift 7, the latest contender for world’s thinnest notebook

 

The Acer Swift 7 is the world's first notebook to measure in at less than a centimeter thick. Combine that with a classy gold finish and sleek black lid, and Acer has created quite a winsome design that will turn quite a few heads.

Sep, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2770 / 42.66
Battery capacity (Watt hours):42.66
Battery life (max):9
Battery performance:2770
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p

Design

Color of product:Black, Gold / Gold
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business / Home office, Small Business
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter power:45

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2304
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x591E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 615
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:1866

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Headphone outputs:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:Opi
Configurable TDP-down:3.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-7Y54 / i7-7Y75
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.20 / 3.60
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.20 / 1.30
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-7Y54 / i7-7Y75
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor socket:BGA1515
Processor threads:4
Stepping:H0
System bus data transfer rate:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:95441 / 95452
Processor code:SR2ZX
Processor package size:20 x 16.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Fingerprint reader:No / Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.04 / 9.06
Height:0.394
Height (front):0.393
Height (rear):0.393
Weight:2.43 / 2.49 / 3.64
Width:12.8