Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T
Average of 8 scores (from 12 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T
Source: NDTV Gadgets
Still, the Swift 7 might make sense for you if you want the feeling of sheer freedom you get with a device that weighs so outrageously little, yet has a big screen and the full functionality of Windows 10. It would be great for getting light work done while commuting, flying economy class, or juggling lots of other things in your bags. If that sounds good, we'd say you should consider whether you can adjust to the keyboard layout and live with the constrained CPU. We just wouldn't want anyone to have to use this laptop for all their work, all the time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Source: Laptop Media
Although this is not the strongest laptop on the market, the lack of moving parts in it gives it a lot of breathing space. What we saw on this device is a bold statement from Acer – you can do almost everything – from a 21-inch ultra gaming monstrosity – to a 14-inch ultrabook that weighs just 890 grams. Whether you will buy it or not – it is your choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/20/2019
Source: It Pro
Once the initial thrill of using a sub-900g laptop wears off, it's clear that the Swift 7 mainly suits a very, very specific type of user: one who will only be performing relatively basic tasks, but still wants something as thin and light as it's possible to get without massive reducing display size.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
There's a lot that's good about the Acer Swift 7, and there's some that's bad. Let's start with a recap of the bad. Performance isn't great with the Y-series processor, and the audio volume is too low. These are my biggest complaints. The webcam placement is awkward, and there's no IR camera, but I couldn't care less about these things. And while I do hate bloatware in a world of Signature PCs, it's easy to uninstall.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: The Verge
The goal of the Swift 7 is noble: make a standard clamshell laptop as thin and light as possible in order to make it as portable as it can be. As a regular commuter, it’s something I’d typically appreciate — anything that makes my backpack or shoulder bag lighter makes me happier. But the number of compromises the Swift 7 has to make to hit its level of thinness and lightness are just too much for me. I’d rather put up with an extra half pound of weight and quarter inch of thickness for a better keyboard, better performance, more reliable build quality, and a usable webcam.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: PC World
Acer’s Swift 7 (July 2019) 14-inch laptop still represents the pinnacle of the thin-and-light PC movement. Amazingly, this breathtakingly slim notebook PC is significantly lighter than its predecessor, while solving many of the usability issues which detracted from Acer’s previous Swift 7.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
The Acer Swift 7 is an eye-catching ultrabook and there’s no denying the model’s attractiveness as a slim, minimalist laptop. Buyers get a modern, thoughtful aesthetic, but one that ultimately fumbles where it could have flourished. The thinness comes with a big price — both figuratively and literally given the model’s hefty starting price of $1,699 USD. Customers who want a notebook that demands attention from others, takes up very little space, and that is imperceptible when in a shoulder bag will appreciate the Swift 7. Consumers who also put a heavy focus on functionality may grow frustrated with the model’s flexible body, lack of ports, and the persistent sense of paranoia about whether the laptop will truly withstand impact the first time it is dropped.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
Acer has improved upon its previous Swift 7 in almost every way, with a truly unique and clever design. It’s as if the netbook has been reborn in a beautiful magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis – and with actually decent parts inside.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/10/2019
Source: Pocket Lint
The new Swift 7 capitalises on what was already a compelling proposition, although you will need to be sure that you actually want to pay a premium for portability - you can get something even more capable for significantly less.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/06/2019
Source: Chip (Print) - 06/19
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 05/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 93% features: 100% display: 89% mobility: 83%
Source: CNews.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; high mobility. Negative: Weak processor; few ports.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2019
Source: Techtimes.vn VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 80% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 85%
Intel UHD Graphics 615: Integrated graphics card in some Amber Lake Y-series processors (5 Watt TDP) with 24 EUs (GT2) and no dedicated graphics memory. Clocks with up to 1000 MHz depending on the CPU Model.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
i7-8500Y: Extremely efficient ULV-SoC (System-on-a-Chip) for tablets and fanless notebooks based on the Amber Lake architecture which is basically a Kaby Lake chip produced in the improved 14nm+ process (no 14nm++) with higher clock speeds and 5 Watt TDP. Includes two CPU cores clocked at 1.5 - 4.2 GHz with Hyper Threading support as well as a graphics adapter. Fastest Amber Lake-Y chip at the time of announcement.» 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.
70.75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.