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Acer Swift 5 SF514: Intel's Evo label ensures good laptops

Very light and with a long battery life: The Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58D
Very light and with a long battery life: The Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58D
The Acer Swift 5 SF514 is the newest laptop with Intel's Evo label in one of our tests. Not only does the label ensure that the Tiger Lake system performs well, but the rest of the features are also right.
Mike Wobker, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, 🇩🇪

Users who are looking for a new laptop can use Intel's Evo label as an orientation in their purchase decision. This label really makes sense, since it not only promises a Tiger Lake CPU, but also a well-performing system that can get from standby to the Windows start screen within one second, for example.

In addition, there are some other specifications such as a display that should offer a brightness of at least 300 cd/m², a slim build, and a battery life of more than 9 hours in everyday operation.

In our test, the Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN showed that it lives up to these specifications and can even surpass them. For example, the 14-inch laptop lasted for more than 13 hours in our realistic WLAN test with various power-saving options being deactivated.

The performance of the Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake CPU was also able to convince us. With a PL 1 of 28 watts and PL 2 of 64 watts, it is amply sized, delivering a good performance throughout. 

In addition, our test configuration offered a touchscreen, even though this brought up one of the few complaints in our overall evaluation. Due to its reflective surface, the Acer Swift 5 SF514 is not very suited for using it outdoors, since there will then be many annoying reflections.

Another point of complaint is created by the meager maintenance options, since only the SSD and the WLAN module can be replaced. Our extensive review clarifies what the Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58D can offer in detail.

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Mike Wobker
Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Senior Tech Writer - 444 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I carried out my first IT experiments with a 386-based system and a whole 4 MB RAM. This was followed by work on various PCs and laptops that I maintained and repaired for friends and acquaintances. After training to become a Telecommunications Systems Technician and gaining a few years of experience, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Currently, I pursue my fascination for IT, technology, and mobile devices by writing reviews and articles for Notebookcheck. I have also worked for Gamestar, Netzwelt, and Golem, among others.
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Having worked as a programmer for 20 years (medical devices, AI, data management systems), I've been following the computer scene for many years and especially enjoy finding out about new technology advances. Originally from Germany but living in the US, I've been working as a translator more recently, with Notebookcheck allowing me to combine my interest in new devices and translation. Other interests include Buddhism, spending time in Tibetan monasteries, and translating ancient Tibetan texts.
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Mike Wobker, 2021-04- 4 (Update: 2021-04- 2)