MacBook Air 2016 vs Acer Swift 7: Which Will Weigh You Down?


#AcerSwift7 #MacBookAirMacBook Air 2016 vs Acer Swift 7: Which Will Weigh You Down? : The MacBook Air 2016 and Acer Swift 7 are pitted against each other since the latter was unveiled recently.

It has been revealed that Acer’s latest offering is almost half as thin as Apple’s famous lightweight laptop. However, tech enthusiasts have been wondering if it can really compete with the legendary hardware design that the MacBook Air has long been known for. We have rounded up MacBook Air 2016 specs and Acer Swift 7 specs to see which of the two slim devices might end up weighing users down.


We already know that the Acer Swift 7 is thinner at just 9.98mm. This inevitably results to the 13-inch MacBook Air 2016 being slightly heavier at 2.96 pounds.
Acer Swift 7

Acer Swift 7


Both the MacBook Air 2016 and Acer Swift 7 are powered by Inter Core i5. However, Apple’s offering has a 3M cache that goes up to 2.7GHz.


The two lightweight devices both have 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB storage space. However, the MacBook Air 2016 has a variant with an SSD of up to 512GB.


Both laptops are powered by Intel HD Graphics that can be viewed via a 13.3-inch LED-backlit display. However, the resolution of the Acer Swift 7 is higher at 1,920 x 1,080 versus the 2016 Air’s 1,440 x 900 resolution.


The MacBook Air 2016 has 3 USB ports, a Thunderbolt 2 port, and a headphone jack. Acer’s offering as 2 USB Type-C ports and a headphone jack.



The MacBook Air allegedly edges out the Acer Swift 7 when it comes to power. This is in terms of manufacturer estimates and claims that the Air can offer up to 12 hours of power versus Swift’s nine hours.

Depending on what is important to the user, both the MacBook Air 2016 and Acer Swift 7 have features that different buyers will appreciate. Source:Thebitbag