Acer Swift 7 (SF713-51-M90J) General Review

Acer Swift 7 (SF713-51-M90J) is one of thinnest laptop available at the time of this review. Amazing specs, amazing design and amazing price, everything is amazing for this ultrabook. A thin and lightweight laptop for all ultrabook lovers.

Acer Swift 7 (SF713-51-M90J) model belongs to Acer Swift series laptop and this model is the first in the series. Everything about this model is praise worthy, its design, its specs, its display, everything. It also got Good Design 2016 award too.

This ultrabook weighs around 2.48 pounds and is about 0.39 inches thin. In that thin design, you are getting a well spaced backlit keyboard and large trackpad. Combination of black and gold color on laptop's aluminum chassis will attract people around you. Overall, design is amazing and you will love this ultrabook.

This portable ultrabook features 13.3 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen IPS CineCrystal LED-backlit Display and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 is used for the display. Considering this laptop's features, design and everything, Full HD display is very acceptable. Watching a movie on 13.3 Inch Full HD display will give more visual experience than watching on a bigger screen with lower resolution. You will get even better visuals on this Full HD display, thanks to its Acer Color Intelligence technology which enhances the brightness and adjusts the gamma and saturation levels in real-time. Means more colors and best brightness to your eyes.

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Now coming to its performance, this model got the best performing specs for an Ultrabook at the time of this review. This model is powered by 7th Generation 1.2 GHz Intel Core i5-7Y54 Processor and comes with 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM and 256 GB SSD storage.

Intel Core i5-7Y54 is the latest Kaby Lake processor like Intel Core i7-7500U and Intel Core i5-7200U processors. This Intel Core i5-7Y54 processor is a power efficient processor used in ultrabooks and tablets. You can do multi-tasking and run demanding application without any problems. But performance may decrease in extreme conditions. As this processors's TDP rating is low, 4.5 Watts, there will be no or less heating of processor even in heavy usage.

8 GB DDR3L RAM gives best support to the processor and to Intel HD Graphics 615 GPU. With that amount of RAM, you can multi-task easily and play few games released till late-2015 in low settings. For ultrabooks and lightweight laptops, SSD's are better storage options. 256 GB SSD storage is not enough for modern users but for professionals and business people, it should be sufficient. Use external hard drive to expand storage. Overall, you are getting a powerful compact ultrabook with latest processor and best storage drive. This is also suitable to use an everyday laptop for everyone who want a thin ultrabook around $1000 (at the time of this review).

720p Webcam is accepted for this model. An HD webcam is the best camera to get at the time of this review. You can also take high quality photos from this webcam using HDR. Enjoy amazing audio from two stereo speakers with audio processed by Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technologies. You will enjoy cinematic audio with balanced bass and loudness from the speakers.

Same connectivity options you see in thin laptops, a USB Type-C port. This laptop comes with two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, in which only one supports display output. Commonly, we see only one USB Type-C port in thin laptops, but this model features two Type-C USB ports, so, you won't have problems for transferring data while charging the laptop. Features the best WiFi adapter and Bluetooth. So, don't worry about wireless connectivity.

Components of a mobile computing device consume less power. So, with these amazing specs, you can expect around 9 hours of battery life in normal usage. Battery life totally depends on your usage, so you may get less sometimes.


Technical Specification of Acer Swift 7 (SF713-51-M90J)
Display 13.3 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen IPS CineCrystal LED-backlit Display, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 is used for display
Processor 7th Generation 1.2 GHz Intel Core i5-7Y54 Processor
Storage 256 GB SSD
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 615
Webcam and Mic HD Webcam with HDR
Integrated Microphone
Audio Two Stereo Speakers
Headphone Jack
Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony
Wireless Connectivity 802.11 ac WiFi featuring MIMO technology
Built-in Bluetooth V4.0
Interface One COMBO audio jack
Two USB 3.1 Type-C ports
Battery 4-cell Li-Ion (2770 mAh) battery (Up to 9 hours of battery Life)
Dimensions 12.8 x 9 x 0.39 inches
Weight Approx. 2.48 lbs


Overall, this is a compact, lightweight and thin ultrabook for ultrabook lovers. You can use this laptop for above-average computing, multi-tasking and running demanding applications. More processor-speed demanding applications may not run as expected on this laptop. Heavy gaming is not possible, but gaming is possible on this model. For all other entertainment, browsing web, writing documents etc can be done on this laptop without any problems.