Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-8673
Average of 3 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-8673
Source: It Pro
The Acer Swift 5 is incredibly light, but it’s sacrificed way too much to get there. Add in some dreadful cooling issues and you end up with a laptop that’s far too compromised to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Laptop Media
Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52) is truly an interesting device. It definitely won us with its design, and left us very impressed with its lightness. What we mean is that when you walk around with the laptop in your hand it almost seems unsafe because you don’t feel any weight in your hand. Despite that the aluminum body is sturdy, and the cold touch is very pleasant. This review actually shows us that the benchmarks don’t always give us real representation of the true performance of a device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/15/2018
Source: Pocket Lint
How excited does the prospect of a sub-1kg laptop get you? If the answer is "very", then the Swift 5 might be the perfect laptop for you. However, the battery life is just passable, the screen not very bright and the fan whistles a little.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Advisor
For the average user, the older, heavier Swift 5 or longer-lasting Swift 3 may be a better fit. However, we can’t expect Acer to bend the laws of physics, and making a laptop so light and yet powerful remains an achievement.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; light weight; high mobility; long battery life. Negative: Inflexible fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2018
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Positive: High mobility; good price. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/12/2018
Source: Arena IT →EN
Positive: Light weight; metal case; nice display; elegant design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/28/2018
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Great built quality; comfortable keyboard; high performance. Negative: Poor display; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/22/2018
CommentIntel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620. 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.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.
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.
73.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.