Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-501U
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Reviews for the Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-501U
You should be able to pick up the Acer Swift 5 for a little under £1,000 if you shop around online, and that price point feels about right as well – it's not up there with the very best laptops on the market, but it's definitely not a budget machine either. At this price point, we'd say it offers better value than most laptops.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
The Acer Swift 5 is a decent choice if you're looking for a very portable lightweight laptop with solid battery life and a good selection of ports. It also offers good performance from just a Core i5 but you can get a dedicated GPU elsewhere for the same price from HP. Both the screen and keyboard are sub-par compared to to rivals but Acer does have a good value option here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU): Integrated graphics card in Intel Ice-Lake G1 SoCs based on the new Gen. 11 architecture with 32 of the 64 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model ranging from 300 MHz base to 1050 - 1100 MHz boost. The Ice-Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm process at Intel produced.
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.
i5-1035G1: A quad-core processor of the Ice Lake product family. The i5 is designed for use in thinner, lighter laptops; it features Hyper-Threading-enabled Sunny Cove CPU cores running at 1.0 GHz to 3.6 GHz along with the 32 EU UHD Graphics G1 iGPU. Partial Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt support is baked into the chip. Core i5-1035G1 is produced on Intel's first-gen 10 nm 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.
95%: Indeed, this rating is very goodl There do not exist many notebook models, which are rated better.
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