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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Acer Swift Edge 16, priced slightly lower, offers a larger storage capacity, a higher resolution OLED screen, and a more powerful AMD processor and GPU, which could lead to better performance for intensive tasks like engineering or 3D rendering, with the tradeoff of a shorter battery life. On the other hand, the LG Gram 16, priced slightly higher, offers a lighter build and longer battery life, making it highly portable, but with lesser storage capacity and a less powerful Intel processor and integrated graphics. It's better suited for general use and has a quality keyboard, but may not perform as well with demanding engineering software or 3D tasks. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Acer Swift Edge 16
  • Very good for content creation
  • Very good overall display quality
Advantages of the LG Gram 16
  • Excellent battery life
  • Good speakers
  • Good keyboard

Key differences

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Screen Quality

8.8
Swift Edge 16
Gram 16
7.3
16.0in
SIZE
16.0in
3200 x 2000
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
383.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
347.0 nits
The Acer Swift Edge 16 has a better screen than the LG Gram 16 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, and content creation.

Battery

7.0 Hours
Swift Edge 16
Gram 16
15.0 Hours
The Acer Swift Edge 16 has 7 hours of battery life. The LG Gram 16 has 15 hours of battery life.

Cost

$1,300
Swift Edge 16
Gram 16
$950
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

The Acer Swift Edge 16 has a price of $1,300 and the LG Gram 16 costs $950.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.9
Swift Edge 16
Gram 16
7.8
3200 x 2000
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
383.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
347.0 nits
7.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
15.0 Hours
6.7/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
8.8/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.5/10
The Acer Swift Edge 16 and LG Gram 16 are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.8
Swift Edge 16
Gram 16
6.5
2.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
3200 x 2000
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
8.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
10.0/10
The Acer Swift Edge 16 and LG Gram 16 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

7.8
Swift Edge 16
Gram 16
7.4
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
2.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Acer Swift Edge 16 and LG Gram 16 are both good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

8.1
Swift Edge 16
Gram 16
7.8
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
3200 x 2000
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Swift Edge 16 to be very good for content creation, while the LG Gram 16 is good.

Software Development

7.9
Swift Edge 16
Gram 16
7.9
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
3200 x 2000
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
6.7/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The LG Gram 16 and Acer Swift Edge 16 are both good for software development.

Portability

Very Good
Swift Edge 16
Gram 16
Very Good
16.0in
SIZE
16.0in
2.7 lbs
WEIGHT
2.6 lbs
0.5in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The Acer Swift Edge 16 and LG Gram 16 both have very good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.2
Swift Edge 16
Gram 16
7.0
The Acer Swift Edge 16 and LG Gram 16 both have good build quality.

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How the Acer Swift Edge 16 and the LG Gram 16 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Swift Edge 16LG Gram 16
Acer Swift Edge 16LG Gram 16

GENERAL

Price
$1,300
$950
Release Date
May 1, 2023April 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.7'' x 0.51''14'' x 9.5'' x 0.66''
Weight
2.73 lbs2.64 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7840UIntel i7-1260P
Graphics
Radeon 780M Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 Hours15 Hours
Battery Capacity
54 Wh80 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"16"
Display Technology
OLEDIPS
Resolution
3200 x 20002560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
120Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
383 nits347 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.2/107/10
Portability Score
8.9/108.5/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
8/1010/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6.8/107.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
6.5/107/10
Webcam
1080p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
N/A4

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Acer Swift Edge 16

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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."

LG Gram 16

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Florian Glaser | January 2023
"The LG Gram 16 is a lightweight device with stability issues. The LG Gram 16Z90Q with a Core i7-1260P is made with portability in mind and places less of a focus on users with high demands on performance. The compact and light chassis is particularly practical when you are on the go. The device is not only comfortably small and lightweight, it also boasts a great battery life. When connected to mains, on the other hand, the 16-inch device is rather disappointing. The standard cooling mode causes extreme volatility in terms of CPU, SSD and iGPU performance. The meager stability of the chassis may also put off some potential buyers."

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About Acer

Acer is a prominent Taiwanese electronics brand which makes a wide range of laptops, with multiple product lines catering to personal use, gaming, and business use. They are renowned for having exceptional value for money, as they frequently offer good specifications at a lower price than other manufacturers.

About LG

LG is a South Korean conglomerate company. While LG is mainly known for various products outside of technology, LG also develops laptops. Within the laptop industry, they are known for their thin-and-light Gram series, as well as their value-oriented Ultra series. LG laptops offer very thin and light laptops with phenomenal battery life, and are often on sale.

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