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Acer Swift 5 14" (SF514 Series)

Acer Swift 5 14" (SF514 Series)
alaScore 93

74 reviews

Oct, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of Acer Swift 5 14" (SF514 Series). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Swift 5 14" (SF514 Series) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Acer Swift 5

 

The lightest 15.6-inch laptop the world has ever seen, Acer's 2.2-pound Swift 5 is a design landmark whose portability outweighs its minor imperfections.

Unbelievably light for its screen size. Sunny 1080p screen. Good battery life.

No Thunderbolt 3 port or SD card slot. Screen is reflective. Beaucoup bloatware.

Bottom Line: The lightest 15.6-inch laptop the world has ever seen, Acer's 2.2-pound Swift 5 is a design landmark whose portability outweighs its minor imperfections.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Acer Swift 5 (2019)

 

Lightest 15-inch laptop ever; Vivid 1080p display; Decent battery life ; No Thunderbolt 3; Bloatware; Lacks discrete graphics ; The Acer Swift 5, the lightest 15.6-inch laptop in the world, offers a vivid display and solid battery life to go along with...

No Thunderbolt 3; Bloatware; Lacks discrete graphics ; The Acer Swift 5, the lightest 15.6-inch laptop in the world, offers a vivid display and solid battery life to go along with its groundbreaking portability.

The Acer Swift 5, the lightest 15.6-inch laptop in the world, offers a vivid display and solid battery life to go along with its groundbreaking portability.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Christian Hintze (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Swift 5 SF514 (i5-8250U, UHD 620) Laptop Review

 

Lightweight performance mimosa. At just 930 grams (2.05 lbs) the touchscreen-equipped laptop seems to be the perfect business companion. We take a closer look at much more than just Swift's processor and RAM. What are the notebook's inherent...

decent yet slightly too dark touchscreen ; just 930 grams ; 180-degree hinge ; decent color-space coverage ; low power consumption

extreme CPU throttling, slower than its own predecessor ; creaks, noticeable gaps on the lid ; limited port selection, poor placement ; keyboard layout far from ideal ; display too dark and too reflective ; small battery, poor battery life

Evaluating and ranking the Acer Swift 5 has been a real challenge, to say the least. Its very low weight of less than 1 kg (~2.2 lb) is certainly a big plus. However, due to the dark and highly reflective display portability suffered considerably. The...

Jun, 2018

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

Expert review by (laptopmedia.com)

Acer Swift 5 review – sleek and portable 14-inch device without the trade-offs

 

Remember the Acer Aspire S 13? Well, the Acer Swift 5 is basically the same notebook that costs a little bit more but also offers more in return. Or in other words, a good upgrade over the Aspire S…

Good build quality;Nice touchpad;Fairly portable for a 14-inch device;Efficient cooling solution;Superb battery life;Excellent IPS screen;No PWM across all brightness levels

Mushy and shallow keyboard;Our unit shipped with an M.2 SATA SSD instead of PCIe NVMe drive;There are more powerful alternatives on the market

May, 2017

Expert review by : Thomas Newton (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Swift 5 at IFA 2019 Review | Trusted Reviews

 

The new Swift 5 is the first Acer laptop to feature a new 10th gen Intel Ice Lake CPU, and it looks fantastic to boot. We saw it up close at IFA 2019.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Acer Swift 5 (2019) initial review: Now with discrete graphics

 

Slim, light, with a new design to make for more comfortable typing. Now the Swift 5 also introduces discrete graphics up to Nvidia GeForce MX250 too.

With a new hinge design, optional discrete graphics and powerful Intel Core i processors, this lightweight laptop delivers strong on the specs-to-price ratio. The build quality and trackpad isn't perfect, and we doubt battery life will be great, but as...

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Mark Knapp (techradar.com)

Acer Swift 5 review

 

So light, but plenty functional

Incredibly light ; Bright display ; Crisp speakers

Middling battery life ; Flimsy screen ; Somewhat cheap feel

The new Acer Swift 5 packs work-ready power into an incredibly light chassis that still fits a brilliant, 15.6-inch display. It has a strong value proposition that makes it worth considering against even the best laptops.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Swift 5 (2019): Hands on with the “world’s lightest” 14in laptop

 

Acer has unveiled the new Swift 5 at IFA 2019 – a supremely light laptop that packs one heck of a punch

Starting at €899 for the entry-level model, and reaching €1,199 for the variant equipped with all the bells and whistles, the new Swift 5 also manages to undercut the rest of the market by a wide margin, putting those Apple- and Microsoft-branded...

Sep, 2019
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