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Deal | For $630 USD, the Acer Swift 3 with 7 nm Ryzen 7 4700U CPU, 512 GB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, and 8 GB of RAM isn't so bad

For $630 USD, the Acer Swift 3 with 7 nm Ryzen 7 4700U CPU, 512 GB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, and 8 GB of RAM isn't so bad
For $630 USD, the Acer Swift 3 with 7 nm Ryzen 7 4700U CPU, 512 GB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, and 8 GB of RAM isn't so bad
Own one of the fastest U-series processors of 2020 for the price of a cheap Intel Core i3 or Core i5 system. This Acer unit is more powerful than what its entry-level price and thin design may otherwise suggest.
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Users in the market for an affordable mid-range Ultrabook may want to take a look at the Acer Swift 3 that's currently on sale at Amazon. The deal is notable for its fast Ryzen 7 4700U CPU, spacious 512 GB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, thin narrow-bezel design, and a healthy selection of integrated ports considering the $630 USD asking price. Most other laptops in this range are typically thicker and heavier or with slower Core i3 to Core i5 processors.

The Achilles heel of the configuration is its meager 8 GB of RAM which is further handicapped by being soldered and non-upgradeable. Many users recommend at least 12 to 16 GB of RAM for smoother multi-tasking between major applications like browsers, games, and photo editing software.

Even with its main disadvantage in mind, the Acer system is still more than adequate for day-to-day workloads and editing because of its Ryzen 7 CPU. The lightweight portable design makes it a better travel companion than most other budget laptops.

See our full review on the Acer Swift 3 to learn more about the chassis and its features.

  • AMD Ryzen 7 4700U CPU
  • Integrated Radeon RX Vega 7 graphics
  • 14-inch 1080p FHD 250 nits IPS display
  • 512 GB NVMe SSD (expandable)
  • 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM (not expandable)
  • 2x USB-A, USB-C w/ DisplayPort and Power Delivery, HDMI, 3.5 mm combo audio, Cable lock slot
  • 16.55 x 323.4 x 218.9 mm
  • 1.2 kg

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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.
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Allen Ngo, 2021-01-30 (Update: 2021-01-30)