Acer Swift Edge test: a 4K Oled screen in a featherweight laptop

The Swift Edge is powered by an 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor clocked at 2.7 GHz, with a boost of 4.75 GHz and an overall thermal envelope (TDP) of 28 W. It also comes with 16 GB of DDR5 RAM and a 1TB SSD.

In terms of performance, the PC did well, especially for such a thin computer, whose performance is generally limited to avoid heating. With a CPU performance index of 117, it is in direct competition with the M2 of the last MacBook Pro 13 or its cousin the Ryzen 7 5800H installed in a much thicker chassis, like that of the MateBook 16. It proved to be faster than other ultralights of its kind, such as the LG Gram 16 and its Core i7-1260P, but on the other hand does not reach the level of the Core i7-12700H, the reference of the moment – ​​if we exclude the very high-end models.

The Ryzen 7 6800U also incorporates the modern iGPU 680M from AMD and allows you to play old or undemanding games comfortably in Full HD, and even more recent titles, provided you set the graphics to the minimum; this gives it a clear advantage over Intel’s Iris Xe solution.

Finally, on the SSD side, the speeds are correct, but far from the best: we noted 2.9 GB/s in reading and 3.4 GB/s in writing with CrystalDiskMark.

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