Acer Swift 5 SF514-54GT-70SY
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Reviews for the Acer Swift 5 SF514-54GT-70SY
Source: Trusted Reviews
Acer has taken a solid ultraportable laptop and made it even better with this 2019 upgrade, boosting the performance, removing a couple of annoying quirks and adding in WiFi 6 future-proofing. As a result, this is a great all-round device for students, professionals and everyone else who hits the road most days of the week. Given the very respectable asking price, this all-new Swift definitely gets my blessing.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Good Gear Guide
Honestly the only aspect of the Nitro 5 that gives me pause is longevity. Look at that Rise of the Tomb Raider benchmark again: The GTX 1650 struggles with a four-year-old game. You’re definitely not going to max out most of 2019’s biggest releases, and it’s only going to get worse from here. On the other hand, it’s about $800. Would I recommend saving up an extra $150 to $200 for Acer’s beefier Predator Helios 300, reviewed in July? Yes, absolutely. But if you simply can’t, or if you plan to buy a cheaper laptop and upgrade more often, then the Nitro 5 is a respectable entry-level machine. The build quality far surpasses what I’d expect from a laptop this cheap, and the internals are “good enough,” for what that’s worth.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2019
Source: Trusted Reviews
The Acer Swift 5 isn't only a fantastically lightweight and space-efficient laptop that’s nice to look at, it brings Thunderbolt 3 and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity to the table, as well as a Core i7 Ice Lake processor. While I’ve not been able to do cursory benchmark tests, based on the promise of the 10th-gen processors, my feeling is that this could be a great value-for-money proposition – especially if Acer is able to keep the new Swift 5’s below the £1000 mark.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2019
Source: Pocket Lint
With a new hinge design, optional discrete graphics and powerful Intel Core i processors, this lightweight laptop delivers strong on the specs-to-price ratio. The build quality and trackpad isn't perfect, and we doubt battery life will be great, but as Windows laptops around the £1000 mark go there's a lot of positives.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/04/2019
Source: PC Advisor
After some hands-on time, there's really very little to dislike about the Acer Swift 5. This is a laptop with a really nice balance of design, specs and price. Although we need to find out what you get for the cheapest model before we make any final decision. The powerful model we've seen has a 10th-gen Intel Core i7, 512GB SSD and Nvidia MX250 graphics meaning it's able to compete with the likes of Dell, HP and Apple. All of this comes inside a stylish and extremely lightweight chassis which has an unsually decent array of ports.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/04/2019
CommentNVIDIA GeForce MX250: Successor of the MX150 and still based on the same Pascal GP108 chip (similar to the desktop GT 1030) but with higher clock speeds. Available in two versions, a normal 25 Watt version and a low power version with 10 Watt TDP and reduced performance. The 25 Watt version e.g. offers a 21% higher boost clock than the old MX150 leading to a 5% performance gain.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
1065G7: Ice Lake based low power quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores clock between 1.3 - 3.9 GHz and should offer 18% more IPC (instructions per clock) than the previous generations (and therefore partly close the clock speed gap). Produced in 10nm at Intel.» 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.
90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.
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