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Acer Swift 5 Series

Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-56ZXProcessor: Intel Core i5 7200U, Intel Core i5 8250U, Intel Core i7 7500U, Intel Core i7 8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch
Weight: 0.932kg, 0.97kg, 1kg, 1.3kg, 1.353kg, 1.5kg
Price: 900, 1100 euro
Average Score: 79.64% - good
Average of 21 scores (from 41 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 75%, features: 64%, display: 78%
mobility: 78%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 93%

 

Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV

For its latest entry in the ultrabook market, Acer presents the stunning Acer Swift 5 SF514. This is a 14-inch laptop with an aluminium body and it is only 14.58 mm thin. It is about as light as the 13-inch MacBook Air, weighing approximately 1.3 kg, but the screen real-estate is larger. The stylish metal cover is sturdy, with little to no flex in the chassis. Combined with the matte finishing, which repels smudges and protects against scratches, the laptop is definitely built to be a versatile road warrior. The display is also a proof that Acer has graduated from manufacturing a decent laptop lineup to providing premium quality laptops with very competitive price tags. The Acer Swift 5 not only sports a Full HD display, it is also an IPS CineCrystal LED-backlit display, which delivers vivid images and is perfect for graphic designers looking for a laptop to edit their best pictures. To top it all off, the Acer Swift 5 also gets a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint scanner – features typically reserved for the more premium models. The fingerprint scanner works by using Windows Hello to securely and seamlessly log users onto their Windows account.

The Acer Swift 5 runs on a 7th generation Intel Core i5-7200U dual core processors with a base clock of 2.5 GHz and a maximum Turbo clock of 3.1 GHz. Surely, this CPU is more than equipped to handle demanding tasks, be it editing videos or streaming Full HD videos. The Acer Swift 5 has 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, which guarantees snappy multitasking. Another key component of this laptop is its 256 GB SSD. The Acer Swift 5 is not a gaming laptop by any means, but it comes with the latest Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics chip, which can deliver a decent frame rate on HD settings on some blockbuster games. As for battery life, the Acer Swift 5 packs a 3 cell 4670 mAh battery with 45 W maximum power output. The battery is able to last up to 13 hours on a single charge. To maintain its slick profile, the Acer Swift 5 has no optical drive. But to make up for it, Acer has included two USB 3.0 ports, a standalone USB 3.1 Type C first generation port, an HDMI port and an SD card reader, which all in all makes a sweet combo. The Acer Swift 5 SF514 is a perfect laptop for business persons who requires ultra portability and serious processing power to handle their business applications.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AVNotebook: Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV
Processor: Intel Core i5 7200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.353kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

84.4% Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Elegant companion. Acer combines the most important elements of a subnotebook and calls the result Swift 5. The refined yet familiar design is particularly impressive.
80% Acer Swift 5 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
They might have worked a little too hard on the ‘premium’ look, but the Swift 5 packs a decent computer into a very compact chassis.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Acer Swift 5 review
Source: It Pro English
The Acer Swift 5 is one of those rare beasts that perfectly straddles the line between budget and premium. For less than £624 exc VAT, the whole thing screams value for money. You get the performance, portability and battery life you would normally expect from a £1,000+ machine, and the fact that Acer has chosen to squeeze a larger screen into a frame not much bigger than that of a 13.3in laptop makes it really feel like you're getting the most for your cash.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2017
90% Acer Swift 5 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Acer Switch 5 is a great all-rounder laptop for those who want high-end flavour without a price that’ll make you wince. While this isn’t the best-looking premium laptop around, the Switch 5 is also cheaper than just about all of them, by several hundred pounds in some cases. If you don’t hate the look and don’t mind a plastic trackpad, there’s little reason to delay. The screen is very good for the price, build quality is solid, performance is comparable to much more expensive laptops and there are even some advanced extras like a narrow screen surround. Acer has pulled out another great laptop deal.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Acer Swift 5 review: A decent ultrabook at an affordable price
Source: Zdnet.com English
And that pretty much sums up the Swift 5. There's nothing eye-catching or outstanding about its design, but it provides a good all-round combination of performance, portability, and battery life at a very competitive price, and will make a good travelling laptop for business users who don't want to pay premium ultrabook prices.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Acer Swift 5 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you're looking for a truly thin and light laptop, but don't want to pay the £1,000-plus prices of the most premium models, the Acer Swift 5 is an ideal alternative.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
80% Starker Allrounder mit Bindungsängsten
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 85% features: 66% display: 88% mobility: 87% ergonomy: 78%
Acer Swift 5: potente, bello e a buon prezzo | Recensione
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice performance; good price/performance ratio.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2016
80% Acer Switch 5: Kompakt och knäpptyst prestandaplatta
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Acer Swift 5 SF514-51 75W4

Specifications

Acer Swift 5 SF514-51 75W4Notebook: Acer Swift 5 SF514-51 75W4
Processor: Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Acer Swift 5 preview: Light-as-a-feather laptop delivers killer design punches
Source: Pocket Lint English
With a striking design aesthetic and ultra-lightweight build, the Acer Swift 5 is an even more captivating proposition than it may appear. It's genuinely so lightweight for a 14-inch laptop that it's hard to believe it's not built from metal - which, by and large, it is.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2017
Acer Swift 5 review – sleek and portable 14-inch device without the trade-offs
Source: Laptop Media English
The Swift 5 is a demonstration of what Acer does best – good set of features and great specs at a relatively affordable price. The Swift 5 has almost none of the drawbacks a standard ultrabook would have. The build quality is good, the choice of materials give it a bit of a premium feel while the overall portability of the chassis is excellent. The input devices are a mixed bag for us, though, because the keyboard is slightly mushy and has short key travel. At least the touchpad compensates for the lacking keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/24/2017
75% Acer Swift 5 Review - Met behoud van sterke punten naar 2017-niveau
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
宏碁Swift 5:一款让你挑不出毛病的轻薄本
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; slim size; high mobility; powerful hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/07/2017
Ревю на Acer Swift 5 – елегантен и мобилен 14-инчов ноутбук без компромиси
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice touchpad; compact size; good cooling system; long battery life; excellent display. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/14/2017

 

Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-59HY

Specifications

Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-59HYNotebook: Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-59HY
Processor: Intel Core i5 8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.97kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 76.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

60% Acer Swift 5 review: A sturdy and dependable choice
Source: Gadget Show English
The Acer Swift 5 is a very good looking and sleek laptop with all the high-end specifications. It delivers steady performance and one won’t have too many complaints with it. The device is designed for business users and will definitely fit the bill if you are going for a meeting or travelling. Priced at Rs 79,999, the device is certainly priced on the higher side, but the laptop does manages to justify its price tag as well.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Acer Swift 5
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you’re after a highly portable laptop which doesn’t skimp on performance, the Swift 5 is a solid choice which won’t completely break the bank.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Swift 5 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Acer Swift 5 is one of the only laptops in India with a 14-inch display that weighs under 1kg, which makes it a bit special. At around this price, you can also find other Ultrabooks such as the Dell XPS 13 9360, Lenovo Ideapad 720 Slim, or even the Asus ZenBook UX430UA - all of which share similar specifications but weigh a bit more than 1kg. If weight is an important factor in your buying decision, it will be really hard to beat the Swift 5. Keep in mind that battery life isn't great, so it won’t be easy to get through a full workday on a single charge unless you use this laptop very conservatively. The trackpad is a bit fiddly too, and there’s no SD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
83% Das nur 0,93 Kilo leichte Notebook aus Magnesium und Lithium
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 70% ergonomy: 70%
80% Irritierend Leicht
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 84% features: 73% display: 78% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 72%
Das Magnesium-Lithium-Ultraleichtbook
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2017

 

Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-52ZU

Specifications

Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-52ZUNotebook: Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-52ZU
Processor: Intel Core i5 8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.97kg
Links: Acer homepage
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Acer Swift 5, lo hemos probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; compact size; light weight; nice connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/21/2018
Test Acer Swift 5: prostorný displej v rekordní hmotnosti pod jeden kilogram
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Positive: Good price; large battery capacity; slim size.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/22/2018
Acer Swift 5: Màn hình 15 inch, trọng lượng dưới 1 kg
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Light weight; large screen; powerful hardware; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2018
Test av Acer Swift 5
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Positive: Light weight; powerful hardwre; nice display; good ergonomy; nice connectivity. Negative: Low performance; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2018

 

Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-51MW

Specifications

Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-51MWNotebook: Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-51MW
Processor: Intel Core i5 8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.97kg
Links: Acer homepage
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Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-51MW. Ultrabook 14,0" táctil con Intel Core i5-8250U de menos de 1 kg (941 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; good price; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/22/2018
Обзор ноутбука Acer Swift 5: нет времени созерцать — надо работать
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Metal case; compact size; light weight; comfortable keyboard; long battery life; good cooling and silent system; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/16/2018

 

Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-8673

Specifications

Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-8673Notebook: Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-8673
Processor: Intel Core i7 8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.97kg
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52) review – ultra-thin daily driver
Source: Laptop Media English
Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52) is truly an interesting device. It definitely won us with its design, and left us very impressed with its lightness. What we mean is that when you walk around with the laptop in your hand it almost seems unsafe because you don’t feel any weight in your hand. Despite that the aluminum body is sturdy, and the cold touch is very pleasant. This review actually shows us that the benchmarks don’t always give us real representation of the true performance of a device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/15/2018
80% Acer Swift 5 review: Lightweight design means limited longevity
Source: Pocket Lint English
How excited does the prospect of a sub-1kg laptop get you? If the answer is "very", then the Swift 5 might be the perfect laptop for you. However, the battery life is just passable, the screen not very bright and the fan whistles a little.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Swift 5 (2018) review
Source: PC Advisor English
For the average user, the older, heavier Swift 5 or longer-lasting Swift 3 may be a better fit. However, we can’t expect Acer to bend the laws of physics, and making a laptop so light and yet powerful remains an achievement.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Test: Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52T) - tenký elegantní notebook, pod 1 kg, výrazné barvy
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; light weight; high mobility; long battery life. Negative: Inflexible fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2018
Cảm nhận Acer Swift 5 Air Edition: Chiếc laptop siêu di động phù hợp với doanh nhân
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Positive: High mobility; good price. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/12/2018
Acer Swift 5 – asa arata laptop-ul perfect pentru mine
Source: Arena IT →EN
Positive: Light weight; metal case; nice display; elegant design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/28/2018
Acer Swift 5 – ultrabook extrem de ușor, dar puternic [review]
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Great built quality; comfortable keyboard; high performance. Negative: Poor display; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/22/2018

 

Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-54QZ

Specifications

Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-54QZNotebook: Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-54QZ
Processor: Intel Core i5 8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.97kg
Links: Acer homepage
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Acer Swift 5
Source: Tech Smart English
The Acer Swift 5 hits several of the right marks when it comes to a slim notebook. It is super light and therefore ultra portable, as well as being well designed and eye catching. Add to that a large enough display that is also detailed, along with decent battery life, and the Swift 5 looks like a good choice at R14k.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/23/2018
Ultraportátil avanzado 14": Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-54QZ
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; decent hardware; nice display; backlit keys; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/11/2018

 

Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-565H

Specifications

Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-565HNotebook: Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-565H
Processor: Intel Core i5 8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.97kg
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Acer Swift 5 Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-82WQ

The Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-82WQ is Acer’s classic “ultrabook”: a compact clamshell laptop with a compact and light construction. The one thing user will notice as soon as they take this laptop out of the box is it's incredibly lightweight. Acer says it weighs 0.95 kg (2.1 lbs), which is unmatched by other ultraportables with a 14-inch screen and latest generation hardware. Two aspects made this possible, which are an entire magnesium alloy build and a small battery. The outer-shell and inner-chassis are made of different magnesium alloys (magnesium-lithium for the outer-shell and magnesium-aluminum for the inner deck), so the Swift 5 doesn’t feel cheap or flimsy in any way. The finishing is also quite nice as it feels soft to the touch, but with a slightly rougher texture that does a surprisingly good job at hiding away smudges and fingerprints. While the older Swift 5 got a 54 Wh battery, the new Swift 5 is only equipped with a 36 Wh battery inside. It will only provide less than 4 hours of battery life for everyday multitasking and any activity that involves browsing. From this, it is clear that Acer has compromised battery life for a lightweight build. The Swift 5 comes with a compact and light 45 Wh power adapter, but there’s no quick-charging implemented and a full charge is going to take about 1 hour and 30 minutes. For display, the Acer features a 14" Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution display with multi-touch and CineCrystal. Cinecrystal is the brand name Acer uses for their glossy screen display technology. It also indicates that it is a newer LCD display that uses LED backlighting. The viewing angles and contrast are decent and even the color-gamut is fairly alright, but the brightness is definitely subpar at only up to 200 nits. The Swift 5 is built with a KabyLake-R Core i7-8550U processor, 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB SSD storage. This laptop actually gets two M.2 slots inside, so a user can even connect two SSDs in RAID for extra speed. Acer went with a very basic cooling implementation on this Swift 5, with one fan and one heat pipe. Cool air is sucked from the generous intakes on the bottom and blown through the cut behind the hinge. For connectivity, Acer went with an Intel dual-band AC 7265 wireless module that also includes Bluetooth 4.1. The drivers, the 2×2 MIMO system of the antenna and perhaps the magnesium case all join forces and make this Swift 5 one of the fastest performing notebooks. As far as the typing experience goes, the keys have a soft smooth finishing and feel nice to the touch. The trackpad is wide and aligned a little to the left of the laptop. Acer also integrates a fingerprint sensor on this laptop, beneath the arrow keys, which is properly sized and works well with Windows Hello. The Swift 5 SF514-52T-82WQ is a high performance ultrabook for the professional businessmen/women that need something with more style and is ultra-portable. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-82WQNotebook: Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-82WQ
Processor: Intel Core i7 8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.97kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

90% Acer Swift 5
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Acer Swift 5 – asa arata laptop-ul perfect pentru mine
Source: Arena IT →EN
Positive: Metal case; nice display; beautiful design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/04/2018

 

Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-56JV

Specifications

Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-56JVNotebook: Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-56JV
Processor: Intel Core i5 8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.932kg
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Test : Acer Swift 5, nous sommes tombés sous le charme de cet ultraportable poids plume
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 60%

 

Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-58K4

Specifications

Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-58K4Notebook: Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-58K4
Processor: Intel Core i5 7200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

77% Mocna waga piórkowa. Test laptopa Acer Swift 5
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 77%

 

Acer Swift 5 SF5-14-52T-580N

Specifications

Acer Swift 5 SF5-14-52T-580NNotebook: Acer Swift 5 SF5-14-52T-580N
Processor: Intel Core i5 8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.97kg
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Acer Swift 5 SF5-14-52T-580N [TEST]: Testens letteste computer
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60%

 

Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-56ZX

Specifications

Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-56ZXNotebook: Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-56ZX
Processor: Intel Core i5 8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1kg
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

83% Test: Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-56ZX
Source: Ljud och Bild SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%

 

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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.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i5:

7200U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 to 3.1 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

7500U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 to 3.5 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.932 kg:

Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.

1.5 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


79.64%: 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.

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Dell Latitude 5490-T5Y8D
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8650U, 1.69 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6-20KG0027GE
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8650U, 0.126 kg
HP Probook 440 G5-2RS30EA
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8250U, 1.65 kg
Dell Latitude 7490
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8650U, 1.561 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Lenovo V330-15IKB-81AX00CNSP
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8250U, 15.6", 2 kg
Lenovo Thinkpad E580 20KS004FSP
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8250U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
LG Gram 15Z980-G.AA52
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8250U, 15.6", 1.1 kg
Current Prices
Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-56ZX
Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-56ZX
Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-56ZX
Acer Swift 5 SF5-14-52T-580N
Acer Swift 5 SF5-14-52T-580N
Acer Swift 5 SF5-14-52T-580N
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Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-82WQ
Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-82WQ
Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-82WQ
Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-82WQ
Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-82WQ
Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-82WQ
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Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-565H
Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-565H
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Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-54QZ
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Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-8673
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Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-51MW
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Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-52ZU
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Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-59HY
Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-59HY
Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-59HY
Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T-59HY
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Acer Swift 5 SF514-51 75W4
Acer Swift 5 SF514-51 75W4
Acer Swift 5 SF514-51 75W4
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Stefan Hinum, 2017-03-30 (Update: 2017-03-30)