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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Positive: High mobility; good price. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/12/2018
Source: Arena IT →EN Archive.org version
Positive: Light weight; metal case; nice display; elegant design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/28/2018
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN Archive.org version
Positive: Great built quality; comfortable keyboard; high performance. Negative: Poor display; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/22/2018
Intel 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.
i5-8550U: 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.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.
Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.
73.33%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.