Acer Swift 5 SF514-56T-7173
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Swift 5 SF514-56T-7173
Source: Tom's Guide
The good stuff very much outweighs the bad when it comes to the new Acer Swift 5. It’s a beautiful-looking laptop with a ton of power and speed onboard, plus a dazzling display. And it’s cheaper than a comparably-equipped Dell XPS 13 Plus ($1,749) or M2 MacBook Air ($1,899) when selecting the same amount of RAM and storage onboard. It’s that notable price difference that helps make up for the Swift 5’s underwhelming battery endurance and just-decent sound quality. If you haven’t considered an Acer in the past for a serious productivity notebook, then the Swift 5 might change your mind.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: The Verge
There are certainly ways buyers might improve battery life — lower the screen brightness, lower the resolution, fiddle with profiles, tweak things here and there — but not all customers will know to do this or want to do this regularly. And I think it’s important for a laptop, particularly if it’s targeting the mainstream consumer scene, to work fairly well out of the box.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
The Acer Swift 5 (2022) is a solid laptop well-suited to tackling a wide variety of everyday computing needs. It's an ideal laptop for school or work due to its efficiency, quick start up time, and excellent performance that juggles many processor-heavy tasks without slowing down. It looks as great as it performs, as well, and one of the biggest features of the Acer Swift 5 is the Gorilla Glass antimicrobial touchscreen. This is a premium feature for a mid-range laptop to be sure, but this screen is a blessing, we assure you, and well worth the bump up in price. It’s incredibly responsive, reacting instantly to any touch, feels substantial and weighty, and resists fingerprints and dust surprisingly well. The touchscreen feels like a natural extension of the laptop, and it’s refreshing to have one on a laptop that isn’t essentially a tablet with a keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
The last-gen Swift 5, packed with an 11th Gen Intel CPU, blew us out of the water with its 13-hour battery life, stellar performance, attractive design, and palatable price tag. Now, the current-gen Swift 5 is $200 more, but the minor price hike is worth it. It’s got a faster SSD, zippier performance, impressive video transcoding, breakneck file-transfer speeds — and it still manages to be lightweight and pleasing to the eye with an attractive dark-green-and-gold color scheme. The only grievances I have with the Swift 5 is its weak speakers and annoying bloatware apps. Interestingly, when I checked my colleague’s review of the last-gen Swift 5, he pointed out the same issues. If Acer can manage to make its preinstalled apps less irksome, and outfit the Swift 5 with a dual-speaker system with more “oomph,” the Swift 5 could be legendary.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Tuexperto ES→EN
Positive: Quick charging; elegant design; good cooling system; high performance; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2022
Source: Frandroid FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Charles Tech FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/06/2022
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; fast SSD storage; nice webcam; great display. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/10/2022
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: High performance; slim size; light weight; excellent display; long battery life; 2 Thunderbolt ports. Negative: Mediocre speakers; non-expandable RAM.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/06/2022
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-1260P: An upper mid-range Alder Lake family CPU featuring 4 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. This 28 W SoC is designed for use in ultra-light (yet actively cooled) laptops. Core i7-1260P's performance cores are Hyper-Threading-enabled for a total of 16 threads. This 12th Gen CPU runs at 1.5 GHz to 4.7 GHz and supports "Essentials" tier vPro features. Last but not the least, Core i7-1260P has a built-in 96 EU Iris Xe GPU, not unlike certain 11th Gen Tiger Lake-UP3 processors.» 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.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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.
79.71%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.