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Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV

Specifications

Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV
Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV
Processor
Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHz , 2 cores, TDP 15W
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 620, Core: 1000 MHz, 21.20.16.4494
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3-RAM, Dual-Channel, not expandable
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 157 PPI, AU Optronics B140HAN3.2, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
Storage
SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A, 256 GB 
, M.2 SSD SATA 3.1
Soundcard
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audio combo, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 14.6 x 327 x 228 ( = 0.57 x 12.87 x 8.98 in)
Battery
53.9 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.353 kg ( = 47.73 oz / 2.98 pounds), Power Supply: 260 g ( = 9.17 oz / 0.57 pounds)
Price
900 Euro

 

Average Score: 87.2% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 70%, features: 47%, display: 76% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV

84.4% Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Elegant companion. Acer combines the most important elements of a subnotebook and calls the result Swift 5. The refined yet familiar design is particularly impressive.
90% Acer Swift 5 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you're looking for a truly thin and light laptop, but don't want to pay the £1,000-plus prices of the most premium models, the Acer Swift 5 is an ideal alternative.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Acer Swift 5: potente, bello e a buon prezzo | Recensione
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice performance; good price/performance ratio.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2016

Comment

Model:

For its latest entry in the ultrabook market, Acer presents the stunning Acer Swift 5 SF514. This is a 14-inch laptop with an aluminium body and it is only 14.58 mm thin. It is about as light as the 13-inch MacBook Air, weighing approximately 1.3 kg, but the screen real-estate is larger. The stylish metal cover is sturdy, with little to no flex in the chassis. Combined with the matte finishing, which repels smudges and protects against scratches, the laptop is definitely built to be a versatile road warrior. The display is also a proof that Acer has graduated from manufacturing a decent laptop lineup to providing premium quality laptops with very competitive price tags. The Acer Swift 5 not only sports a Full HD display, it is also an IPS CineCrystal LED-backlit display, which delivers vivid images and is perfect for graphic designers looking for a laptop to edit their best pictures. To top it all off, the Acer Swift 5 also gets a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint scanner – features typically reserved for the more premium models. The fingerprint scanner works by using Windows Hello to securely and seamlessly log users onto their Windows account.

The Acer Swift 5 runs on a 7th generation Intel Core i5-7200U dual core processors with a base clock of 2.5 GHz and a maximum Turbo clock of 3.1 GHz. Surely, this CPU is more than equipped to handle demanding tasks, be it editing videos or streaming Full HD videos. The Acer Swift 5 has 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, which guarantees snappy multitasking. Another key component of this laptop is its 256 GB SSD. The Acer Swift 5 is not a gaming laptop by any means, but it comes with the latest Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics chip, which can deliver a decent frame rate on HD settings on some blockbuster games. As for battery life, the Acer Swift 5 packs a 3 cell 4670 mAh battery with 45 W maximum power output. The battery is able to last up to 13 hours on a single charge. To maintain its slick profile, the Acer Swift 5 has no optical drive. But to make up for it, Acer has included two USB 3.0 ports, a standalone USB 3.1 Type C first generation port, an HDMI port and an SD card reader, which all in all makes a sweet combo. The Acer Swift 5 SF514 is a perfect laptop for business persons who requires ultra portability and serious processing power to handle their business applications.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series). Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
7200U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 to 3.1 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
14":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.353 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


87.2%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-01-11 (Update: 2017-01-11)