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Acer Swift Edge SFA16-41-R8GY

Specifications

Acer Swift Edge SFA16-41-R8GY
Acer Swift Edge SFA16-41-R8GY (Swift Edge SFA16 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U 8 x 2.7 - 4.7 GHz, Rembrandt U (Zen 3+)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR5
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 3840 x 2400 pixel 283 PPI, OLED, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
1TB SSD
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 13.95 x 356.7 x 242.3 ( = 0.55 x 14.04 x 9.54 in)
Battery
54 Wh, 3220 mAh Lithium-Ion, 3-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.17 kg ( = 41.27 oz / 2.58 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1750 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 78.54% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 85% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Swift Edge SFA16-41-R8GY

80% Acer Swift Edge review: a super-light laptop with a big 4K display
Source: T3 English
The Acer Swift Edge has two big selling points: its supreme lightness, and its beautiful 16-inch 4K display. So if you want a large screen for entertainment and productivity, and you plan to be on the move a lot, it's a good choice. On the downside, there's no Thunderbolt 4, and the battery life and audio are decidedly average. But overall, it's a strong performer, both for general computing tasks and for running resource-intensive creative software.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Acer Swift Edge review: insanely thin, insanely light
Source: Digital Trends English
There are likely plenty of people who want a large laptop with a spectacular display for productivity and media consumption, but they don’t want to lug around a bulky, heavy machine. At least, that’s what Acer hopes. For those people, the Swift Edge is a remarkable laptop. It’s incredibly thin and light, and yet it provides solid productivity performance, good enough battery life, and an awesome visual experience. That justifies the premium price of $1,500, and I’m happy that it doesn’t cross the $2,000 barrier, where it would be too expensive. There aren’t many other laptops like it, so if it fits your performance requirements, there’s little reason not to consider the Swift Edge as your next laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Acer Swift Edge SFA16-41 review: An incredible OLED display let down by mediocrity elsewhere
Source: It Pro English
The OLED display is the Acer's best component: this 16in panel is bold and immersive, with superb colours and a high resolution. If you want a display to make everyday tasks and creative workloads pop, this screen will get the job done and then some. Elsewhere, though, the Acer stumbles. Its chassis is slim and light, but not sturdy, and its keyboard is disappointing. The low-power AMD processor is effective, but the battery is underwhelming, and the Acer has some missing connectivity features and annoying software. The superb screen and decent processor make the Acer Swift Edge an effective lightweight workhorse, but for the same cash you could have the robust and longer-lasting LG Gram 16 if you're happy enough to forego the OLED tech.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Acer Swift Edge Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Acer Swift Edge packs a fantastic screen that definitely elevated all of my viewing experiences thanks to the OLED and 4K technology. It’s very lightweight and easy to carry, and the large 16-inch screen makes working with multiple tabs open very easy. There are some drawbacks: the battery is serviceable but pales in comparison with other 16-inch laptops. And while the performance is relatively consistent, it does have a habit of faltering if you push it too far. But all in all, this is a great laptop to watch video content on, and it worked well as a productivity device. It’s more expensive than some other portables, but I personally think that the amazing screen makes it worthwhile.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Swift Edge (SFA16-41) Review: Big Screen OLED Laptop That Weighs Next to Nothing
Source: CNet English
The keyboard is the weakest part of the laptop, however. A few of the keys, such as the Caps Lock, Ctrl and Shift, are smaller than usual and threw my typing off for a bit until I adjusted. It's just weird, given how much space Acer has to work with on the keyboard deck. Plus, the keys felt slightly off, as if a few of them were higher than the rest. It could just be that I have an early production sample or a symptom of having such a thin base beneath it. Again, I adjusted to the feel, but it could be better. The large touchpad, on the other hand, was responsive and felt good, with a pleasingly smooth finish. It has an antimicrobial coating, too. If you're tired of working on a small laptop screen but don't want to lug around a bulkier, heavier laptop to have a bigger display, the Acer Swift Edge solves that problem. It has strong performance for its class, decent battery life, a helpful selection of ports and fast wireless, plus a beautiful OLED screen to boot.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Acer Swift Edge SFA16-41 impressions (AMD Ryzen + OLED)- lightest 16-inch laptop
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The Acer Swift Edge is meant for those of you looking for a lightweight ultrabook with an awesome full-size OLED display. Acer designed this to be the lightest 16-inch laptop of the moment, and that meant some corners were cut. The build quality, IO, and inputs haven't been sacrificed, and this is overall a versatile option for everyday use and multitasking. However, it could have been better if Acer weren't chasing that lightweight medal, and instead would have put a more complex cooling module inside this chassis, as well as better speakers and a larger battery.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2022
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Acer Swift Edge laptop review: The lightest 4K OLED laptop yet
Source: Zdnet.com English
Hopefully, I've illustrated the high points and drawbacks of the Swift Edge in a way that will help you decide if its skills and deficits suit your needs. I believe the ideal owner would be someone who will fully exploit the larger, 4K display. If you'll constantly struggle with the shorter battery life, or you're just doing basic productivity work, all of those pixels will just go to waste. However, if you're a content creator producing photos or videos at 4K resolution or a content consumer who wants your streaming video to look its absolute best, you'll savor all this OLED panel has to offer. You'll also need to plug in from time to time to keep that work or entertainment uninterrupted, albeit not for long thanks to the included 65W charger. There are laptop options that will get you a little closer to having everything, but you'll need to shell out about $500 more, and even then you'll leave behind things like a 4K display. This fact alone makes the Swift Edge an excellent, budget-friendly option for the shopper who needs a solid, workhorse laptop with one of the best 16-inch displays I've seen in a laptop under $2,000.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Swift Edge review: a dream of a screen
Source: Stuff TV English
Overall build quality is top-notch, though, and there’s no shortage of connectivity. If your laptop never leaves your side while you’re on the move, and you want as big a screen as possible, this absolutely deserves your attention. A sumptuously slim laptop with a stunner of a screen. AMD power delivers on performance and battery life, too. The Swift Edge is purpose-built for hybrid workers who don’t want to be weighed down by their tech.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Acer Swift Edge SFA16-41 impressions (AMD Ryzen + OLED)- lightest 16-inch laptop
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The Acer Swift Edge is meant for those of you looking for a lightweight ultrabook with an awesome full-size OLED display. Acer designed this to be the lightest 16-inch laptop of the moment, and that meant some corners were cut. The build quality, IO, and inputs haven't been sacrificed, and this is overall a versatile option for everyday use and multitasking. However, it could have been better if Acer weren't chasing that lightweight medal, and instead would have put a more complex cooling module inside this chassis, as well as better speakers and a larger battery.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2022
Rating: Total score: 85%
Acer's Most Beautiful Laptop! // Acer Swift Edge Review
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Review of the Acer Swift Edge! Acer's lightest laptop even lighter than the LG Gram 16. It uses a Ryzen 7 6800U processor and comes with a 4K OLED display. Watch for the full review!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/19/2022
First Impressions: Acer Swift Edge Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Acer Swift Edge has a lot more personality than most of the other laptops I’ve tested, featuring striking colour options and boasting a jaw-dropping 1.17kg weight despite its 16-inch screen size. That large 4K OLED screen is also a great addition, especially with such a reasonable starting price. The LG Gram 16 has long been our favourite on-the-go 16-inch laptop, but the Acer has all the specs required to usurp it. From my brief time using the Acer Swift Edge, it was fast and offered a good performance, and I think that it will be best suited for those who need to take their laptop to and from work or school. I don’t believe it will be fit for gamers or creatives due to the lack of a discrete GPU. Be sure to check back with Trusted Reviews soon, as we will be reviewing this laptop in full over the next few weeks so you can see if it manages to break into our best laptop ranking.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2022

Foreign Reviews

80% Acer Swift Edge OLED
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
76% Test Acer Swift Edge SFA16-41 : Un PC portable 16 pouces sans trop de concessions
Source: Charles Tech French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2022
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80%
80% Acer Swift Edge (SFA16-41)
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2022
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
RECENZE: Acer Swift Edge (SFA16-41) - 16'' OLED, tenký a lehký, nejnovější mobilním AMD procesor
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: High mobility; light weight; metal case; large screen; nice display. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/30/2022
85% Acer Swift Edge SFA16-41 – ce mai ușor laptop de 16-inchi
Source: Giz.ro →EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2022
Rating: Total score: 85%
Acer anunță Edge Swift, cel mai ușor laptop cu ecran OLED de 16″
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; big screen; high mobility; powerful processor; high performance; excellent display; rich set of ports; fast charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/09/2022

Comment

AMD Radeon 680M: Integrated graphics card in the Ryzen 6000 mobile series APUs based on the RDNA2 architecture with 12 CUs (= 768 shaders) and a clock speed of up to 2.4 GHz.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


R7 6800U: Mobile Octa-Core APU using Zen 3+ cores clocked at 2.7 to 4.7 GHz and a RDNA2 graphics adapter with 12 CUs clocked at up to 2,200 MHz. The TDP is specified at 15 - 28 Watts.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


16.00":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.17 kg:

In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.


Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


78.54%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2022-12-25 (Update: 2022-12-25)