Acer Swift 7 Review: Ultimate thin & Good performance

Acer Swift 7

This laptop here holds the current title of the world’s thinnest laptop and that is a title that gets transferred between different companies. Different product lines because some company will make a really thin laptop. It’s the world’s thinnest and then a few months later. Some companies will shave off a millimeter here.

Acer Swift 7 is the thinnest and lightest laptop. At 2.48 lbs and 0.39 inches (9.95mm), it beats out Apple’s recently departed 12-inch MacBook for portability. It’s even a full third of a pound lighter than an iPad Pro with Apple’s Smart Keyboard attached.

The Swift 7 also one-ups the MacBook with a 14-inch touchscreen display. This isn’t a tiny laptop for occasional use — it’s designed to be a primary computer for someone looking for the ultimate thin-and-light laptop.

the Swift 7 has everything else that would make it the ultimate thin-and-light: 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7Y75 of 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage, and two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports. In the box, Acer includes a thin pouch and a dongle that adds a USB-A port and HDMI. Despite its diminutive size, the Swift 7 is a lot of computer for its $1,699.99 price tag.


  • Awkward keyboard layout
  • Poor palm rejection on the trackpad
  • Thin, wimpy speakers
  • Doesn’t like to charge with standard USB-C adapters
  • The webcam is virtually useless
  • The display has a slow touch response
  • Doesn’t take much to overwhelm the processor

Specifications of Acer Swift 7


Screen Size: 13.3In

CPU:7th Generation Intel Core i7-7Y75

Display: 1920 x 1080


Item Weight: 2.48 lbs

Operating System: Windows 10

Display: Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Elegance and efficiency find the perfect balance in the Swift 7, starting with its incredibly thin 9.95mm chassis. Looks and performance combine in a laptop that sets new standards in a compact design. Savor the visuals of a 14” display in a smaller footprint thanks to this minimalist approach.

Feather-light Portability

At just 890g, the Swift 7 is so unbelievably light you’ll forget you’re carrying it, but its durable design is ideal for an on-the-go lifestyle. The premium-quality magnesium alloys of the sleek, stylish chassis are lighter and stronger than aluminum at the same thickness.


ZeroFrame Display

Say goodbye to borders with the virtually frameless four-sided narrow bezel design. Extend your screen-to-body ratio to 92% with an L/R bezel width of just 2.57mm1 and immerse yourself in the stunning 14” FHD IPS display. Interact smoothly with the tough and tactile Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 touchscreen.

Uncompromised Mobile Performance

Swift 7 takes care of all your daily computing while saving on weight and battery life. Maximize your efficiency with an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor2. Smoothly and quickly view and edit large spreadsheets, presentations, and videos with up to 16GB RAM and up to 512 GB PCIe SSD.

User-driven Design

Every facet of the Swift 7 delivers a first-class user experience. Breeze through your workday with up to 12 hours of battery life3. Simultaneously switch on and log in using the integrated fingerprint reader/power button and exercise precision with the responsive Corning®Gorilla® Glass 3 touchpad.

Swift Connectivity

Accomplish more with 2 USB Type-C ports supporting Thunderbolt 3 , USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Display Port 1.2. Transfer data at up to 40 Gbps, support high-resolution monitors and power share with external devices. Strengthen your wireless signal wherever you go using Gigabit Wi-Fi with 2×2 MU-MIMO technology.

Acer Swift 7 Features:

USB 3.1 with Type-C

Two USB 3.1 Type-C ports let you enjoy fast data transfers, device charging and display output with just one reversible cable. One of the two USB Type-C ports supports power delivery, display output, and data transfers, while the other port only supports power delivery and data transfers.

3X Faster Wireless Speeds

Enjoy up to three times faster wireless performance than before with 2×2 802.11ac with MU-MIMO technology.

The Thinnest Ever
At 0.39 inch the Acer Swift 7 is the thinnest laptop you’ve ever laid eyes on. It’s also amazingly lightweight too at under 2.5 lbs.

Black and Gold
A gold inner surface and a matte black aluminum exterior combine to exude a modernistic sense of flair.

Streamlined Style
Rounded corners and chamfered edges around the touchpad add just the right touch of depth to its design.

Work Unplugged On The Go
With up to 9 hours of battery life, you’ll be able to get things done wherever the day takes you.

3X Faster Wireless Speeds
Enjoy up to three times faster wireless performance than before with 2×2 802.11ac with MU-MIMO technology.

Crisp Visuals
Everything will look clean and crisp on the 13.3-inch Full HD display with IPS technology.

Acer Color Intelligence
Acer Color Intelligence dynamically adjusts gamma and saturation in realtime, optimizes screen color, brightness and saturation without clipping and oversaturation.

Wide Precision Touchpad & Fingerprint Reader
The wide Precision Touchpad gives you more space to navigate with and lets you scroll and click with improved accuracy. Also, an embedded fingerprint reader provides an extra level of biometric security safeguarding unauthorized users from accessing your PC.

Corning Gorilla Glass
Protected by next-gen Corning Gorilla Glass, the Acer Swift 7’s display has enhanced damage resistance and can withstand drops up to two times better than those with other glass.

Acer’s updated Swift 7 (2020) is the ultimate thin-and-light PC, a 13.3-inch laptop that solves the problems of its predecessors. Performance, though, is still mediocre.