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Acer Swift 5 (SF514-51)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Acer Swift 5 (SF514-51). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and durability are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good views. Opinions are divided on the usability. There are some critical reviews about the keyboard.

design, portability, price, durability, screen

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Swift 5 (SF514-51) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Nino Ricchizzi (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV Notebook Review

 

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.

design ; swipe-style fingerprint scanner ; no throttling under load ; heat development ; quiet operation ; battery runtime

keyboard attracts fingerprints ; keyboard bounces a bit ; slightly uneven brightness distribution ; poor webcam ; speakers

Successful mixture: Acer combines elegant design with sufficient performance, but does not forget the important emissions. We liked the elegant chassis design with the extremely thin bezels in particular. But that's not all: Acer uses solid metal...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Acer Swift 5 review: A decent ultrabook at an affordable price

 

Given the distinctly MacBook-like look and feel of many Windows ultraportables, we were pleased to see that Acer's new Swift 5 manages to make a more individual design statement -- while still keeping its prices attractively competitive.

Competitive price ; Lightweight, slimline design ; Full HD display (1,920 x 1,080) ; Good battery life

Plastic casing ; Display contrast could be better ; Weak speakers

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Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Swift 5 review: Perfect portability in a well-rounded package

 

Acer's Swift 5 offers plenty of bang for your buck, though its Marmite-like design is a potential turn-off

Well-priced ; Decent battery life ; Generously sized display

Bizarre design

My only complaint is that its bizarre mishmash of a design won’t be to everyone’s tastes; it looks clunky next to the sleek unibody design of its Swift 7 sibling. Overall though Acer’s Swift 5 perfectly straddles the line between portability and...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (pcadvisor.co.uk)

The Swift 5 is another superb-value laptop from Acer

 

A review of the Acer Swift 5, a 15in thin-and-light laptop that's a superb all-rounder with good performance, battery life and performance.

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...

May, 2017

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Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Swift 5

 

The Acer Swift 5 is the second-tier model in Acer's new laptop lineup, sitting below the ultra-thin Swift 7. This is still a premium, slim and light laptop, however. On the outside, the Swift 5 is mostly made from metal, and powering the system on the...

Jan, 2017

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Display

HD type:Full HD
Panel Type:IPS

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Processor

Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Processor ARK ID:95443 / 95451
Processor package size:42 x 24