To be fair, there just isn’t much room for them. ”
and 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, this Swift isn’t exactly a high-power machine. You might think a processor would throttle in a chassis this thin, but that’s technically not the case here. Instead, Acer opted for a low-power Y-Series CPU that’s designed to have a widely variable clock speed. The Core i7-7Y75 is rated to go up to 3.6 GHz Turbo Boost, but in our testing it only reached 3.2GHz during repeated runs of Cinebench R15. Clearly Acer is limiting the clocks to keep design is too thin to make that possible, so Acer ditched the functionality. That means tapping to click through Windows.
The keyboard has its own share of questionable design decisions. For starters, there’s no dedicated function row. Those actions are shared with the number keys by holding down the function button. Actions that are often assigned to the function keys, like muting the volume or adjusting the backlight have been relegated to the QWERTY enough power, and the click-free touchpad and odd keyboard will require users to re-learn some fundamentals of interacting with a computer.
Andrew E. Freedman