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Acer Swift 5 SF514-54GT-70SY

Specifications

Acer Swift 5 SF514-54GT-70SY
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54GT-70SY (Swift 5 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX250 - 2048 MB, GDDR5
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, 512GB M.2 PCIe
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, 1 Fingerprint Reader, USB-C 3.0 with DisplayPort 1.2
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25.4 x 319 x 211 ( = 1 x 12.56 x 8.31 in)
Battery
36 Wh, 4670 mAh Lithium-Ion, 2-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
990 g ( = 34.92 oz / 2.18 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1300 Euro

 

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Reviews for the Acer Swift 5 SF514-54GT-70SY

Acer Nitro 5 (2019) review: A great budget-conscious laptop, at least for the moment
Source: Good Gear Guide English
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
Hands on: Acer Swift 5 at IFA 2019 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
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
Acer Swift 5 (2019) initial review: Now with discrete graphics
Source: Pocket Lint English
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
Acer Swift 5 (2019) review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
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

Comment

NVIDIA 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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.
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.
0.99 kg:

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.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL, i7-8565U
GeForce MX250, Core i7 8565U
Asus VivoBook S14 S431FL, i7-8565U
GeForce MX250, Core i7 8565U

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Asus VivoBook 14 X412FL-EB151T
GeForce MX250, Core i5 8265U, 1.5 kg
Xiaomi RedmiBook 14 2019, i7-8565U
GeForce MX250, Core i7 8565U, 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52G-516T
GeForce MX250, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 1.6 kg
Asus Zenbook 14 UX434FL-A6015T
GeForce MX250, Core i5 8265U, 1.6 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-56G-79D1
GeForce MX250, Core i7 8565U, 1.6 kg
Asus ZenBook 14 UX431FL-AN012T
GeForce MX250, Core i7 8565U, 1.5 kg
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX481
GeForce MX250, Core i7 9750H, 1.8 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Acer Aspire 3 A317-51G-7604
GeForce MX250, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S512FL-BQ279T
GeForce MX250, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S532FL-BN010T
GeForce MX250, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S532FL-BN011T
GeForce MX250, Core i5 8265U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IWL-81N800CPGE
GeForce MX250, Core i5 8265U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Asus VivoBook 15 A512FL
GeForce MX250, Core i5 8265U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-7895
GeForce MX250, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S532F
GeForce MX250, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IWL-81NE003XGE
GeForce MX250, Core i5 8265U, 15.6", 1.95 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S531FA, i7-8565U
GeForce MX250, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.8 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Acer Swift 3 SF314-55G-78U1
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 14", 1.35 kg
Acer ConceptD 7 CN715-71-743N
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-78V3
GeForce MX130, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.9 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A315-53G-56SU
GeForce MX130, Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U, 15.6", 2.1 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Acer Aspire 3 A315-42-R5P7
Vega 8, Ryzen 5 3500U, 15.6", 1.9 kg
Acer ConceptD 7 CN715-71-73A9
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Acer Predator Helios 700 PH717-71-92A7
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), Core i9 9980HK, 17.3", 4.5 kg
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-NH.Q53EA.007
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i5 9300H, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Acer ConceptD 5 Pro CN515-71P (i7-9750H, Quadro T1000)
Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-51-77B8
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.7 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2019-10-11 (Update: 2019-10-11)