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By Robin-Leigh Chetty 23 May 2018

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Ultra lightweight with a good display and reasonable price tag, the only thing missing from the Acer Swift 5 is a bit more processing power to make it a great all-round notebook.
PROS
Solidly built; Ultra lightweight design; Good display; Well priced
CONS
Processor a tad underpowered
VERDICT
The Acer Swift 5 hits several of the right marks when it comes to a slim notebook. It is super light and therefore ultra portable, as well as being well designed and eye catching. Add to that a large enough display that is also detailed, along with decent battery life, and the Swift 5 looks like a good choice at R14k. The only thing I had an issue was the choice of processor, with the i5 option available on my review unit feeling a tad underpowered. Instead the i7 model (listed on the local Acer store for R
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