Featherweight Workhorse
HWM Singapore|May 2019

Acer Swift 5

Kenny Yeo

The first thing you notice about the Acer Swift 5 is its weight, or rather its lack of it. Thanks to the extensive use of magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum alloys, the Swift 5 weighs a mere 970g, making it one of the lightest and most portable 14-inch notebooks around. More impressively, the Swift 5 doesn’t feel as flimsy or plasticky like some other notebooks with magnesium chassis do. That said, it also doesn’t feel as solid as notebooks that are milled from solid blocks of aluminum do.

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