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Acer Swift Edge 16 review – lightweight laptop with a large display

Acer Swift Edge 16 review – lightweight laptop with a large display
  • The Acer Swift Edge 16 is the company’s latest lightweight laptop in the Swift series.
  • The laptop comes with a large 16-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
  • Here’s our review of the Acer Swift Edge 16 that will help you decide whether you should buy the laptop.
Acer has revealed the Swift Edge 16, the company’s latest lightweight laptop in the Swift series. The laptop is aimed at professionals and students looking for a sleek laptop that is easy to carry around.

The Acer Swift Edge 16 despite being lightweight is packed with powerful hardware, including the Ryzen 7 7840U processor, a large 16-inch OLED display and integrated Radeon graphics.

I’ve been using the Swift Edge 16 laptop with the Ryzen 7 7840U processor for a few days now, and here is my detailed review of the latest lightweight laptop from Acer.

Acer Swift Edge 16 price and availability

The Acer Swift Edge 16 is priced starting at $1,299 (approx. ₹1,08,260). The laptop has not been launched in India yet, so there’s no information about its availability in the country. The laptop is expected to launch in the country in the coming weeks. The Acer Swift Edge 16 laptop comes with charging adapter, dust cover and documentation.

Acer Swift Edge 16 specifications
Particulars

Specifications

Display

16-inch WQXGA+ OLED

Refresh rate

120Hz

Processor

AMD Ryzen 7 7840U

GPU

AMD Radeon 780M

Memory

16GB LPDDR5 RAM

Storage

512GB PCIe Gen 4 SSD

Connectivity

Audio

2x USB Type-A ports, 2x USB Type-C ports, HDMI 2.1 and SD card reader

Battery

54Wh

Weight

1.24 kg


Acer Swift Edge 16 pros and cons

Pros

  • Display
  • Lightweight
Cons

  • Battery life

Acer Swift Edge 16 design

Starting with the design, the Acer Swift Edge 16 features a minimalistic design. It comes with a matte black lid at the back and all you get is a chrome logo of Acer. While the back lid looks good, it attracts a lot of fingerprints and dust, requiring you to regularly clean it.


At just 1.24 kg, the Acer Swift Edge is an extremely light laptop, that can be easily carried around, without having to worry about the weight.

Acer has used a magnesium-aluminium alloy for the chassis and the lid, which is considerably lighter than a regular aluminium material used by other companies.

The lightweight material also comes at a cost – the laptop does not feel as sturdy as other laptops, with the display being slightly wobbly when using. Similarly, the keyboard deck which feels fragile when compared to other laptops.


The laptop comes with a full-size keyboard, which is nice when most laptops miss out on the number pad. The keyboard feels good to type on and the touchpad is quite responsive. The keyboard is LED-backlit, making it easier to use in low-light.

In terms of ports, the Acer Swift Edge is equipped with two USB Type-A ports, two USB Type-C ports, a HDMI 2.1 port and a SD card reader. It also comes with a headphone jack.

The laptop comes with a large vent at the bottom to dissipate the heat.

Display

The display is one of the highlights of the Acer Swift Edge 16. It features a 16-inch 3.2K OLED panel with a 120 Hz refresh rate, 0.2ms response time and 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut support.



The display comes with 500 nits brightness, making it great for both indoors and outdoors use.

The 3.2K resolution ensures great detail and the OLED panel ensures proper blacks and colours. The colour accuracy makes it a good option for professionals looking for proper colour reproduction.

Performance

Coming to the performance, the Acer Swift Edge 16 is powered by the Ryzen 7 7840U processor with integrated Radeon 780M graphics, 16GB RAM and a 512GB storage.

Performance is one of the areas where you will have no chance to complain as the laptop performs extremely well. It is excellent for multi-tasking and is able to easily handle several chrome windows and tabs open at once and switching between apps is a breeze.

The major drawback of the laptop is the lack of a dedicated graphics card, which was likely done to keep it thin. While the card cannot compete with dedicated graphics, we were able to play Counter Strike 2 on low settings without any issues, so some light gaming is not difficult.

Another key feature that the company has added with the laptop is something that is becoming a must have, whether it is a laptop or a smartphone – artificial intelligence.

At the moment, the AI allows users to use Windows Studios effect, enabling features such as using a blurred background for video calls, automatic framing and eye contact. These features are a nice addition, especially considering that the laptop is aimed at professionals, who often have to join meetings while on the go.

Coming to the battery life, the Acer Swift Edge 16 is equipped with a 54Wh battery. This is one area where the laptop disappoints as it offers a battery life of just around 5 hours while browsing. This means that you will have to charge it during the day if you are using it without plugging in.

Verdict

The Acer Swift Edge 16 ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to lightweight laptops. It comes with powerful hardware, a great display and features a minimalistic design. The laptop lags behind when we consider the sturdiness and the battery life.

If you don’t mind charging the device during the day, the laptop is definitely worth considering if you are looking for a work laptop.

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