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Acer Swift 7 (SF713-51)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Acer Swift 7 (SF713-51). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and reliability. The screen and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the connectivity and keyboard. Comments are divided on the performance.

portability, design, screen, reliability, 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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Acer Swift 7 review

 

Thin and light, but somewhat airy

Beautiful design ; Excellent feel ; Two USB-C ports

Middling battery life ; No keyboard backlight

The Acer Swift 7 is one of the most gorgeous laptops of the year already, but it cuts a few too many corners as a more affordable foil to the 12-inch MacBook.

Feb, 2017

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: 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

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Expert review by: Christopher Minasians (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, ultrathin laptop is great value

Ultrathin ; Stunning design ; Large trackpad

Sluggish performance ; No backlit keyboard

Add in a fantastic trackpad, attractive design, and above-average battery life, 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: 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

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

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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

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2770
Battery capacity (Watt hours):42.66 / 42.7
Battery life (max):9
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

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

Design

Colour of product:Black, Gold / Gold
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / 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:Y / 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:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:1866
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8

Networking

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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Data

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

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Headphone outputs:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
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 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:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 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:BGA 1515 / BGA1515
Processor threads:4
Stepping:H0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
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
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
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

Security

Fingerprint Reader:N / No / Y

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No / Y
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
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:229.6 / 23
Height :1 / 10 / 9.98
Height (front):9.98
Height (rear):9.98
Weight:1.1 / 1.13 / 1.65
Width:32.5 / 324.6