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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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%
Source: Neowin Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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%
Source: Slashgear Archive.org version
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%
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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.
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.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.
Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.
70.75%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.