Acer Swift 7 Review: A Thin, Sleek, Kaby Lake Powered Ultrabook

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Acer Swift 7 ATTO Disk, SunSpider, And Cinebench Performance

We kicked off our tests with ATTO Disk, which compares storage performance, then moved into CPU and GPU tests. We change very few settings before testing in an effort to ensure that the laptop performs at the same level for us that it will for readers who buy it. That said, many factors affect performance, so benchmark comparisons are a guide rather than a guarantee.

ATTO Disk Benchmark
Peak Sequential Storage Throughput

The ATTO Disk benchmark provides a look at how the Acer Swift 7’s SSD performs. Although 256GB isn’t a ton of space, it should be plenty for most casual users.

Acer Swift 7 atto

The Swift 7’s SSD provided solid read and write speeds here, but laptops with NVME-based SSDs operate at more than twice the speed. Some laptops in this category have the faster storage, though they usually cost more than the Swift 7.

SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark
JavaScript Processing Performance

Next up, we have some numbers from the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark. According to the SunSpider website:

This benchmark tests the core JavaScript language only, not the DOM or other browser APIs. It is designed to compare different versions of the same browser, and different browsers to each other. Unlike many widely available JavaScript benchmarks, this test is real-world, balanced and statistically sound.
We should note that this is more of a platform test, in that different browser versions associated with different OS types can and do affect scores. However, among the Windows 10-powered machines here, all things are relatively equal.

Acer Swift 7 sunspider

The Swift 7 landed in the middle of the road here. We used the Microsoft Edge browser in the SunSpider test.

Cinebench R11.5
3D Rendering On The CPU And GPU

Cinebench is developed by Maxon, which is better known for its Cinema 4D software. We use both of Cinebench’s tests. The CPU test uses thousands of objects to stress the processor, while the GPU test puts your system’s graphics chip to work with a short, animated 3D scene involving a car chase. The CPU test is measured in points, while the GPU test is measured by the framerate. In both tests, higher numbers are better.

Acer Swift 7 cinebench

The Cinebench test helped cement our take that the hardware in the Swift 7 is, while solid, not class leading in terms of performance. At 24.15 FPS in the OpenGL test, it lands well behind several systems that are almost as slim as the Swift 7.

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