Acer Swift Edge 16

Acer Swift Edge 16

Acer Swift Edge 16

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Good7.8/10
GAMING/3D: Good7.0/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.8/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.8/10
BATTERY: Good7.3/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.8/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.7/10
SIZE: 16"








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Lower midrange price
  • Lightweight and thin design
  • High-resolution display
  • Latest Windows 11 Home
  • Good performance ratings
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • Limited port selection
  • No touch screen
  • Average build quality

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.7
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.7
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
General Use:
4.4
The Acer Swift Edge 16 is ideal for general use as it offers a robust processor and ample RAM for smooth multitasking, along with a high-quality OLED screen that provides excellent color coverage and brightness, which enhances viewing experiences. Its lightweight design and long battery life also contribute to its strong portability, making it a convenient option for users on the go.
Operating Noise:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Engineering & Design:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software engineering, graphic design, photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Battery Life:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Build Quality:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Gaming, 3D & AI:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Gaming and 3D Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as general performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and 3D work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.
Keyboard Quality:
3.8
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$820
Brand
Acer
Release Date
January 05 2023
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.7'' x 0.51''
Weight
2.73 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
Overall CPU Score
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8.9/10
Graphics
Radeon 780M
Overall GPU Score
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2.5/10
RAM
16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
3200 x 2000
General Use Screen Score
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9/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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8.3/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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9.1/10
Diagonal Size
16"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 hours
Battery Capacity
54 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
1080p
Keyboard Quality Score
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6.8/10
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Number Pad
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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7.2/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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PCWorld

Matthew S. Smith | October 2023
"The Acer Swift Edge 16 is a solid super thin-and-light that pairs a large, gorgeous 16-inch display with portable design that rivals the weight of LG’s superlight Gram 16. Remarkably, Acer achieves this at a lower price point without sacrificing performance. Boring design and disappointing battery life hold the laptop back from stardom, but its rivals frequently suffer in these areas, too. That makes the Swift Edge 16 an alluring value pick."

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