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Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52T)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52T). 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. Reviews about the image quality and design are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good views. The keyboard and screen get negative comments. There are some mixed comments about the size.

portability, usability, performance, design, image quality

battery, screen, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52T) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4670
Battery capacity (Watt hours):36
Battery life (max):8
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:2

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Blue
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS / IPS-Pro
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
DVI port:N
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.4 / 3.40 / 4 / 4.00
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-8xxx / Intel Core i7-8xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.8 / 1.80
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-8250U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:8
Stepping:Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967
Processor code:SR3LA
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Fingerprint Reader:Y

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / Y
Compatible memory cards:SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:256 / 512
SSD interface:PCI Express
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:228
Height :14.9 / 15
Height (front):1.49
Height (rear):1.49
Weight:1 / 970
Width:328.9 / 329