The practical use of the Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T turns out to be limited
The slim and light Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T scores with an IPS touchscreen display, 16 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode) and silent operation. This is accompanied by a good battery life and two Thunderbolt-3 ports. For the whole package, you have to put almost 2000 Euros (~$2226) on the table.
The Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T brings less than one kilogram to the scale and is thus one of the lightest 14-inch notebooks available. In order to manufacture a device that is as slim as possible, Acer foregoes the fan, using a passively cooled CPU instead. The case of the Swift 7 does not show any faulty workmanship at all. However, there is a lack in terms of the stability, which is the price of the light build.
The passively cooled CPU is the Core-i7-8500Y dual-core processor, whose computing performance is sufficient for applications from the office and Internet areas. Thus the notebook can mainly be used for writing and surfing, and users who need a lot of computing performance would be looking at the wrong place with the Swift 7.
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