Acer Swift 7 

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One of the latest batch of notebooks to come on the market from Acer and not only is it powerful but has the absolutely latest version of Windows 10 that is V1809. Another of the recent inclusions is just USB ā€˜Cā€™ ports on the unit. However for those that still need standard USB2 and USB3 an adapter unit is supplied in the box to attach.

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The Acer Swift 7 measures 32.5x23.5x.7cm and weighs 1185grams, so very thin and light as the width was at the thickest point at the back at the front it is only .5cm thick at the edge.

I normally spend quite a long time upgrading to the current version of Windows and here this was not needed as it is even more recent than my PC as this has V1809.

Telling you about the connections will not take long as that consists of two USB ‘C’ and a headphone socket on the left side towards the back. The right side has the on/off button. That is everything.

The keyboard is set 3.5cm from the rear of the unit; there is 2.5cm clear on both the left and right side of the unit and a 9cm gap at the front. The 12x6.5cm trackpad is set in the centre of this front space.

The keyboard has 69 keys so there are more double and treble keys using FN for example in connection with top line of numeric keys to get function keys.

There are two LEDs as the hinge area behind the keyboard. The viewable screen is 31x17.5cm which gives the notional diagonal imperial measurement of 14inches. However the 1920x1080 display does not look cramped if you use the default display of 150%. Bootup is a rapid 10 seconds and shutdown only 2 seconds.

The screen is fully touch and strong as it is made of Corning Gorilla Glass.

I mentioned the trackpad and that is exactly what it is as there are no ‘mouse buttons’ towards the front edge so long touch on the screen to get right mouse buttons. Anyone new to a touch screen may take a while to adjust to this. You can of course tap the touchpad to get mouse actions.

So now a few facts this Swift SF714-51T model has an Intel Core i7 1.3GHz processor capable of running at 1.61GHz. It has 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD drive which is 237GB and around 30GB of that is used so just over 200GB available.

As mentioned at the start there is a dongle supplied that fits into one of the USB ‘C’ ports to give a USB2 and a USB3 socket and between them is a USB ‘C’ port. So you could hang extra storage in the form of a large USB stick or even a USB hard drive from these sockets. Charging is only by a conventional power brick arrangement that works with either one of the USB ‘C’ ports or even via the front of the dongle.

The unit did everything I asked, just do not lose the supplied power brick and connected lead as it will not take even a slow charge via a standard USB to USB ‘C’ lead or indeed one of the new breed of PowerBanks.

At the time of publication the Acer Swift SF714-51T is available from Amazon for £1199.

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