Acer is proving that big doesn’t have to be bulky with its latest creator-friendly laptop. The Acer Swift Edge may be packing a large 16in screen, but it tips the scales at a slim 1.17kg – and barely 13mm thick, it should be no hassle for workers to carry the hybrid between home and office.
A magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis should be strong enough to survive the move, and the battery should last more than seven hours, so you’ll be fine working out of a coffee shop without need to hunt down a free plugin socket. .
The AMD-powered thin-and-light has a 4K OLED panel that promises 100% DCI-P3 color coverage, near-instant response times and 500 nits peak brightness, so it should do justice to streaming video services as well with spreadsheets. It’s been given the thumbs up by TÜV Rheinland’s testing experts for its eye care credentials (no flickering and low amounts of blue light) and it’s DisplayHDR True Black 500 rated to boot.
Power comes from AMD Ryzen 6800U, an eight-core CPU good for 2.7GHz out of the box and as much as 4.7GHz when thermal limits allow. It’s paired with integrated Radeon graphics, 16GB of RAM and 1TB of fast NVMe SSD storage, so it should be able to handle most desktop duties without breaking a sweat. There’s also a Microsoft Pluto security co-processor on board to keep IT admins happy, and biometrics to quickly skip the lock screen.
Since it has productivity in mind, it’s no surprise that Acer has provided plenty of ports on the sides. USB 3.2 Type-C Connection ports also handle fast charging, on top of HDMI 2.1, two USB Type-A ports and a 3.5mm headphone port. There is also Wi-Fi 6E for super fast networking.
The Acer Swift Edge will hit store shelves in October here in the UK, with prices starting at £1499. European and US customers can expect to pay €1499/$1499 respectively.