Acer Swift Edge (SFE16-43) review – has a lot of potential but the cooling solution needs a revamp
Nowadays, there are a lot of big and heavy laptops on the market in almost any price category. The modern CPUs and the GPUs are getting more powerful so a decent cooling solution is a must but that adds more weight. What if you need a super slim and light device with a big screen?
Your options are definitely limited and the Acer Swift Edge (SFE16-43) is one of few devices that has a 16″ screen, a fast AMD CPU under the bonnet, and a very thin profile. The panel isn’t a regular one, that’s a 3.2K 16:10 OLED display with an infinite contrast ratio. That’s a good start. The hardware is also no joke for such a thin machine – powerful 28W Team Red Zen 4 processors paired with the latest iGPU models. In some regions, this device can be found with Wi-Fi 7 connectivity which probably sounds mouth-watering to some people.
The device is also full of extras such as AMD Ryzen AI, Bluetooth 5.1, a good Web camera, and modern I/O. At first sight, this laptop seems like a wet dream for users who need a fast and thin laptop with a great display.
You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/acer-swift-edge-sfe16-43/
Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box
- up to 1000GB SSD
- M.2 Slot
- 2x 2280 PCIe NVMe 4.0 x4 See photo
- up to 32GB
- Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Home
- 54Wh, 3-cell
- Body material
- Aluminum, Magnesium alloy
- 357.55 x 245.9 x 12.95 mm (14.08" x 9.68" x 0.51")
- 1.24 kg (2.7 lbs)
- Ports and connectivity
- 1x USB Type-A
- 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
- 1x USB Type-A
- 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
- 2x USB Type-C
- 4.0, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
- Card reader
- microSD (microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC)
- Ethernet LAN
- Audio jack
- 3.5mm Combo Jack
- Fingerprint reader
- Web camera
- QHD with Temporal Noise Reduction
- Backlit keyboard
- 2x Microphones with Acer Purified Voice
- 2x Front-Firing Speakers, DTS Audio
- Optical drive
- Security Lock slot
All Acer Swift Edge (SFE16-43) configurations
All drivers and utilities for this notebook can be found here: https://www.acer.com/us-en/support/product-support/SFE16-43/downloads?suggest=SFE16-43;0
What’s in the box?
Inside the package, we found some manuals and a 65W USB Type-C charger.