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Acer Swift 5 (SF514-51)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Acer Swift 5 (SF514-51). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and durability. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the usability. Some have doubts about the keyboard.

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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 Reviews Recommended

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

TechAdvisor Recommended

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

Acer Swift 5 review

 

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

Recommended by TR

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

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

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:4670
Battery capacity (Watt hours):54
Battery life (max):13
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Clamshell
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
Touchscreen:N

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):1000 / 1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8

Networking

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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Data

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

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:Y
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

Power

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 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.5 / 3.50
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7200U / i7-7500U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356
Processor threads:4
Stepping:H0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
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 Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N
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® Insider™: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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Processor ARK ID:95443 / 95451
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR2ZV
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Fingerprint Reader:N / Y

Software

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

Storage

Card reader integrated: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
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:228
Height :14.6
Height (front):1.46
Height (rear):1.46
Weight:1.3
Width:327