Japan Acer Co., Ltd. will release a new model of the lightweight notebook PC “Swift Edge”, “SFA16-41-A76Z/K” (olivine black) and “SFA16-41-A76Z/W” (glacier blue) on January 27, 2023. Released from the day.
With a new magnesium-aluminum alloy housing, it has a 16-inch 4K OLED (organic EL) panel, but weighs only 1.17 kg, and the thinnest part is 12.95 mm, realizing a light and thin design that
The CPU is AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, the memory is 16GB, the storage is 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD (Type 2280) with PCIe Gen 4 connection, and the OS is Windows 11. The interface is headset / speaker jack on the right side, USB 3.2 × 1 (Type-A), HDMI output on the left side, USB 3.2 × 1 (Type-A), USB 4 × 2 (Type-C, USB Mode PD / DP Alt) , and a web camera with about 2 million pixels at the top of the screen. Wireless LAN supports IEEE802.11 ax and Bluetooth.
As an impression in hand, it is about 1.17 kg light anyway. If you lift it like a conventional 16-inch laptop in your head, it’s so light you’ll be blown away. Moreover, the thickness of the hinge side is also thin at 14.6mm, and I suspect it’s a fake until I turn on the power.
The 16-inch 4K OLED (organic EL) panel has an extremely high definition with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,400 dots with an aspect ratio of 16:10. Moreover, you don’t have to worry about the screen being too dark to see in bright rooms or outdoors. Although the number of display colors is up to about 16.7 million colors, it covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut for digital cinema, making it ideal for handling digital content and viewing multimedia.
The keyboard has 80 keys in English layout, the key pitch is about 18.5 mm, and the touch pad corresponding to mouse gestures is 126 mm x 83 mm, which is wide and excellent in operation. The wide palm rest allows less fatigue even when typing for long hours.
The CPU is equipped with AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U 8-core 16-threads that supports management functions for business from the Zen3 + “Rembrandt” architecture for mobile phones, and the graphics have incorporated Radeon. Watt performance has been improved with a miniaturized 6nm process, graphics have also been improved to RDNA2, and high performance is achieved with a clock of 4.7GHz when boosting.
PCMark10, which measures overall performance, has a score of 6098, and you can expect comfortable operation in the most frequently used applications, such as browsing websites, creating documents, and editing photos and videos. The graphics settings need to be lowered when playing heavyweight games, but if lowered, it will generally work.