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Acer Swift 5 (14-Inch, Late 2020)

Acer Swift 5 (14-Inch, Late 2020)
alaScore 96

18 reviews

May, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Acer Swift 5 (14-Inch, Late 2020). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and keyboard. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the price and touchpad.

performance, screen, portability, keyboard, battery

durability, touchpad, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Swift 5 (14-Inch, Late 2020) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mark Coppock (

Acer Swift 5 2020 review: Tiger Lake comes into its own


The Acer Swift 5 is redesigned for late 2020, with Intel's latest Tiger Lake update and some innovative new chassis technologies.

Performance that lives up to Tiger Lake's promise ; Very thin and light ; Solid build quality ; Good keyboard and touchpad

Below-average battery life ; A little expensive

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : Monica Chin (

Acer’s Swift 5 (late 2020) puts the "ultra" in "ultraportable"


Lightweight laptop, midrange price, heavy performance.

Great performance-per-pound ; Just 2.31 pounds ; Good battery life ; New green color

Below-average audio ; Cramped 16:9 screen ; Feels a bit flimsy ; Comes with a bunch of bloatware

Acer’s latest Swift 5 is a portable premium laptop powered by Intel’s latest 11th Gen processors. It has great performance with good battery life, but the standout feature is its 2.31-pound weight.

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Tom Brant (

Acer Swift 5 (14-Inch, Late 2020) Review


Swift performance from 11th Generation Core i7 ; Long battery life ; Exceptionally light ; Unique green color scheme ; HDMI output

Some mediocre design elements ; Uncomfortable keyboard ; Significant bloatware ; No 4K screen option

The Acer Swift 5 is a remarkably lightweight 14-inch ultraportable laptop that gets the basics right—including excellent performance and robust connectivity options—but falls a bit short on build quality and price.

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Jared Newman (

Acer Swift 5 (2020) review: This MacBook Air alternative plays Fortnite


The Acer Swift 5 is a MacBook Air alternative that plays Fortnite and other games.

Very light (2.3 pounds) for a 14-inch touchscreen laptop ; Excellent gaming performance and battery life for its size ; HDMI, Thunderbolt 4, and two USB-A ports on board

Weak speakers with practically nonexistent bass ; Middling webcam with no privacy shutter ; Display could be brighter given the price

With all that out of the way, we get to the heart of the matter: The Acer Swift 5, despite its size and weight, is a remarkably mighty laptop, with vast gains in performance and battery life over .

Expert review by : Sean Riley (

Acer Swift 5 (Intel 11th Gen, 2020) review


Don't take this little laptop lightly

Unbelievably lightweight ; Excellent performance ; Stellar battery life ; Gorgeous design ; Affordably priced

Irritating keyboard layout ; Weak speakers ; Excessive bloatware

Acer’s Swift 5 is back with the same lightweight, yet durable design and vastly more powerful internals thanks to its Intel Evo makeover.

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Phillip Tracy (

Acer Swift 5 (2020) review


A featherweight laptop that packs a serious punch

Colorful 14-inch display ; Featherweight design ; Great looks ; Good battery life ; Priced to sell

Frustrating keyboard layout ; Only 8GB of RAM (for now) ; Weak speakers

Acer's Swift 5 delivers a vivid 14-inch display and long battery life in an impossibly lightweight chassis.

Apr, 2020

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Acer Swift 5 (2021) review: An affordable workhorse


For under a grand and shy of a kilo this Acer has a lot going for it. It doesn't look as fancy as some, but as keyboards go it's a great work machine.

Very low weight ; Good all-purpose performance ; Keyboard is comfortable

Plastic touchpad is far from best-in-class ; Doesn't feel as nice as the slightly heavier alternatives

This laptop may not wow on first impression because its magnesium body plates and plastic touchpad don't treat your fingers as a MacBook might. But the Acer has quality where it matters, fitting good performance, a solid keyboard, and good screen into...

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Acer Swift 5 (2020) initial review: The lightweight leader is back


The 2020 version of Acer's Swift 5 upgrades processor and graphics, trims the bezel, while keeping its mass to sub-1kg for ultimate portability.

This laptop is all about delivering a lightweight solution that doesn't compromise in terms of capability. It's got all the ports and power you could want - and there's less screen bezel than its predecessor - yet doesn't tip beyond the 1kg mark on the...

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Alun Taylor (

Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T (2021) review: Slim, sleek, chic


A great laptop at a very reasonable price; Acer's 2021 Swift 5 is a winner

Light and compact but solid ; Colourful, vibrant display ; Good battery life

Keyboard layout has some minor issues ; Webcam is not the best ; RAM is soldered in place

Acer has banished all the significant gremlins from its previous generation Swift 5 machines and that makes the new machine a clear recommendation. The keyboard layout still presents some issues but you will probably get used to them in time.

Jan, 2021

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Expert review by : Thomas Newton (

Acer Swift 5 (SF514-55T)


The latest version of Acer's Swift 5 is a seriously impressive Windows laptop with performance and battery life without the weight

Jan, 2021

Price comparison for Acer Swift 5 (14-Inch, Late 2020)

  Store     Price
Acer Swift 5 Intel Evo Thin & Light Laptop, 14" Full...
get high performance, responsiveness and long battery life with the intel core i7-1165g7 processor - up to...
$1,299.00 TO SHOP
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AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Octa-Core Mobile Processor (Up to 4.1 GHz) with Radeon Graphics; 8GB LPDDR4 Memory; 512GB...
$679.00 TO SHOP
Acer Swift 5 Ultra-Thin & Lightweight Laptop 15.6”...
8th Generation Intel Core i7-8565u Processor (Up to 4. 6GHz), 16GB onboard DDR4 Dual Channel Memory & 512GB...
$795.00 TO SHOP
Acer Swift 5 Ultra-Thin & Lightweight Laptop 15.6”...
8th Generation Intel Core i5 8265u Processor (Up to 3. 9GHz), 8GB onboard DDR4 Dual Channel Memory & 256GB...
$635.00 TO SHOP
Acer Swift 5 Ultra-Thin & Lightweight Laptop 15.6”...
8th Generation Intel Core i5 8265u Processor (Up to 3. 9GHz), 8GB onboard DDR4 Dual Channel Memory & 256GB...
$919.00 TO SHOP
High Performance Acer Swift 5 Ultra-Thin...
Intel Quad-Core i7-8565U (1.8 GHz base frequency, up to 4.6 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 8 MB L3...
$849.00 TO SHOP
Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-73TY Laptop - Intel Quad-Core...
8th Generation Intel Core i7-8565u Processor (Up to 4. 6GHz), 16GB onboard DDR4 Dual Channel Memory & 512GB...
$714.00 TO SHOP
Acer Swift 3 Laptop, 14" Full HD 1080p, AMD Ryzen 5...
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Hexa-Core Processor
$578.00 TO SHOP
Acer Swift 3, SF314-42-R6T7, 14", Ryzen 5 4500U
Acer Swift 3, SF314-42-R6T7, 14", Ryzen 5 4500U
$595.00 TO SHOP
Acer Swift 5, 14" Full HD Touch, 8th Gen Intel Core...
8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U Processor (Up to 4.0GHz)
$1,049.00 TO SHOP

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