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Acer Swift 5 SF514 (14-Inch, 2018) Series

We have collected and analyzed 61 expert reviews and 37 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 82/100 and users rate it 93/100. The average review date is Apr 19, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 857182 reviews from other Laptops. The alaScore™ for this product is 93/100 = Excellent. Last update: May 30, 2020.

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Expert review by : Chris Welch (theverge.com)

Acer Swift 5 review: big-screen featherweight

 

Your back will be thankful for the world's lightest 15-inch laptop.

Unfathomably light for the screen size you get ; Detailed, colorful 1080p display ; Reliable battery life ; Good performance for everyday usage

Soulless design ; No Thunderbolt 3 ; No SD card slot ; Way too much bloatware

But the Swift 5 stands alone in putting a big display that’s perfect for getting work done into a laptop this unfathomably light. It might look boring, be filled to the brim with bloat, and lack Thunderbolt 3, but those quibbles aren’t enough to...

Mar, 2019

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 : Hayden Dingman (pcworld.com)

Acer Swift 5 review: A small miracle

 

The Acer Swift 5 (SF514-54T-76PY) is one of the lightest clamshell laptops ever made, but it compromises performance and battery life to take home that honor.

Lightweight. Like, really lightweight. ; Attractive color scheme and simple design ; Full-size laptop perks, like USB-A ports and a decent keyboard

Mediocre battery life ; Performance doesn't match potential ; Not as thin as some of its peers

It’s a sacrifice I’m fine with, honestly. The Swift 5’s been an excellent traveling companion the past few weeks, a machine I can toss in my bag and simply forget about for hours at a time. Then I pull it out and , a full-sized laptop. It’s a small...

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 (SF514-52) review – ultra-thin daily driver

 

Here comes a device of a brilliantly minimal stylish design – Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52). This is a product for students who need a laptop lighter than a notebook (a paper one, that is). It is a…

Ultra-thin and lightweight body;All-aluminum chassis with good build quality;Very fast and responsive device;Good IPS display with touchscreen;Core i7-8550U onboard;Fingerprint reader;Good battery life

Lack of an RJ45 port;Screen is a bit shaky when using the touchscreen;Bad thermal effectiveness (at very high load)

Feb, 2018

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 : Chris Barraclough (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Swift 5 (2019) Review | Trusted Reviews

 

Acer has once again updated its excellent ultra-slim laptop, the Acer Swift 5. Is this still one of the best ultrabooks around?

Solid performance, quiet running;Pleasingly slim and light

A couple of keyboard issues;Integrated graphics

Dec, 2019

Price comparison for Acer Swift 5 SF514 (14-Inch, 2018) Series

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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...
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15.6 in Full HD LED touchscreen (1920 x 1080), 10-finger multi-touch support, Intel Core i5-8265U up to 3...
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$749.00 TO SHOP
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Powered by latest 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8265U Processor @ 1.60GHz (4 Cores, 6M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz...
$729.00 TO SHOP
Acer Swift 5 15.6 FHD IPS Multi-Touchscreen Laptop...
Intel Core i5 8265u Processor (Up to 3. 9GHz), 8GB DDR4 Memory , 256GB SSD, bundle with acessories (USB...
$809.00 TO SHOP
Acer Swift 5, 14" Full HD, 7th Gen Intel Core i7...
7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U Processor 2.7GHz (Up to 3.5GHz)
$1,499.00 TO SHOP

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