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Should You Upgrade Your Old Acer Laptop to Acer Swift 7?

Researching for a laptop that is a sure enough upgrade, but not too much on the pricey side, can get overwhelming at times. There are so many options for cutting-edge notebooks out there these days.

Researching for a laptop that is a sure enough upgrade, but not too much on the pricey side, can get overwhelming at times. There are so many options for cutting-edge notebooks out there these days.

If you’re loyal to a brand, it’s easier. In case you own an Acer laptop that’s starting to wear down, the company’s latest flagship Ultrabook, the Acer Swift 7, may have caught your eye.

Here’s what you should consider before selling your old Acer for a Swift 7.

Specs

  • 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processor
  • 8GB LPDDR3 memory
  • 256GB of PCIe SSD storage
  • 14-inch Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen
  • 1,920 x 1,080-pixel resolution display
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • Windows Hello compatible fingerprint reader
  • Backlit keyboard

Design and Weight

The first you notice is the astonishingly lightweight and slim design. Any laptop you may have previously considered light and thin doesn’t come close to the almost ridiculously slender Acer Swift 7.

At only 9.95 mm thick, the Acer Swift 7 is the thinnest laptop in the world. What’s more is that it’s only 890 g heavy! That’s not normal by any standards.

The 14-inch Full HD 1080p resolution touch display is impressively 92 percent of the laptop! By narrowing the bezels to the thinnest they possibly could, Acer managed to devise a 92 percent screen-to-body ratio.

However, in order to achieve this svelte design, Acer moved the webcam from the top of the laptop screen to the lower half of the body. This positioning makes for an awkward camera angle that doesn’t get the most flattering images. If video-calling is essential to your routine, this may prove an issue for you.

Moreover, in order to achieve their slim design, Acer has only featured two USB-C ports on the right-hand side.

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Keyboard and Track Pad

Owing to its compact design, the keyboard on the Acer Swift 7 isn’t the largest. The Esc and Caps Lock keys are unusually small so that can make accessing them a little harder.

Key travel—the distance keys sink when pressed—on the Acer Swift 7 is shallow. This makes typing feel somewhat awkward and less tactile than it usually does on a laptop.

One major improvement the 2019 model has over the last one is that it’s brought clickable track pads back. The 2018 model only had a touch response, but the new ones made selecting and clicking easy again.

Price

Keeping in mind that the Acer Swift 7 is the company’s flagship Ultrabook, you should be prepared to spare some extra change. With all the latest tech in portable computing, the Acer Swift 7 is going to set you back by $1699.99.

The Swift 7 has a 256GB PCIe SSD, 8GB of DDR3 memory, and an 8th Generation 1.5 GHz Intel Core i7-8500Y processor. For your graphics needs, the laptop has an Intel UHD Graphics 615 GPU.

The high price tag makes sense when you consider the unbelievably svelte, compact, and lightweight design of the laptop. However, it seems to make less sense when you see that its main competitors, the Dell XPS 13, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the Asus Zenbook 3 are all priced significantly lower.

If slim design paired with great performance are important for you, or if you’re simply an Acer loyalist, then the Acer Swift 7 is definitely a great choice. If, however, you don’t wish to spend the extra amount, there are other great options out there.

If you’ve made up your mind about the Acer Swift 7, you should sell used acer laptop for cash to make the purchase.

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