Acer Swift 7 (SF713) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 512GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2242 SATA M.2 slot (B key) See photo
RAM
up to 8GB
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
42.66 Wh, 2770 mAh, 4-cell, 4-cell, 2770 mAh, Li-ion
Dimensions
324.6 (W) x 229.6 (D) x 9.98 (H) mm (12.78" x 9.04" x 0.39")
Weight
1.125 kg (2.5 lbs)
Body material
Aluminum (Aluminum)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), Power Delivery (PD), HDMI
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), Power Delivery (PD)
  • HDMI 1.4b
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac; 2x2MU-MIMO; 2.4/5GHz
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm headphone/speaker jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 720p HDR Web Camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Stereo microphones
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Accelerometer (G-sensor)

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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All
$9.99
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CPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Acer Swift 7 (SF713) series.

$950.00
price
2.37
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 11 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$950.00
price
213
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$950.00
price
400
performance
Results are from the NovaBench 3.0 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$950.00
price
25.07
performance
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

 

Acer Swift 7 (SF713) in-depth review

Announced at this year's IFA, the Swift 7 is the latest ultra-portable device from Acer and comes just in time to adopt the improved 4.5W KBL-Y processors. Now branded as Core i7-7Y75, the processor comes as a direct successor to the Core m7-6Y75 but as Intel promises, it packs a number of changes under the hood providing better power optimization and up to 30% better performance in some scenarios. Aside from the new Kaby Lake CPU running the show, the notebook has a number of key selling[...]

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Pros

  • Sturdy build and eye-pleasing design
  • Ridiculously thin (9.98 mm) and light (1.1 kg)
  • Excellent touchpad
  • Decent battery life
  • Excellent IPS panel with negligible drawbacks
  • The screen doesn't use PWM from 17 to 100% screen brightness

Cons

  • Limited ports
  • Lacks keyboard backlight and it's a little bit shallow
  • Ships with M.2 SATA SSD instead of a PCIe NVMe-enabled drive
  • Doesn't utilize the full performance of the SoC

 

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