Looking for a lightweight, versatile laptop with an elegant white design? The new Acer Swift 5 SF514-54GT-79D6 Ultrabook with 14-inch IPS Full HD touch screen offers a battery life of 8 hours. Responsive with its SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB, its good amount of RAM and its Quad Core i7 Ice Lake processor with Iris Plus graphics solution, it is able to run games not too greedy thanks to its NVIDIA graphics card Optimus technology. Also on the program are Wi-Fi ax and USB 3.1 Type-C connectors, a biometric reader and a backlit chiclet keyboard.
Specifications Acer Swift 5 SF514-54GT-79D6
|Screen (s)||14 ” Full HD LED IPS multi-touch CineCrystal 300cd / m² (1920×1080, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake (1.3 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB LPDDR4x 2133 MHz (soldered)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 integrated into the processor, NVIDIA GeForce MX250 2 GB GDDR5 dedicated and Optimus|
|Storage||1 TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4)|
|Connectors||1 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (Intel Wireless Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes, fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Audio Premium speakers, Acer TrueHarmony|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||8 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||990gr / 318.7 x 210.7 x 15|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Acer Swift 5 SF514-54GT-79D6
It sports an elegant and discreet design with its thin and light white chassis made of magnesium-lithium and magnesium aluminum metal.
This Ultrabook weighing less than 1 kg is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its wireless Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more efficient and recent than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely, its video output Convenient HDMI to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, for example, its headphone / microphone combo audio port or its 2 USB compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times more faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in USB 3.0 devices.
In addition, you can authenticate yourself on the system by fingerprint recognition using Windows Hello technology, thanks to the fingerprint reader.
Of course, a backlight system equips the chiclet keyboard which is useful for discerning its keys in the dark.
The screen adopts IPS technology. Therefore, its viewing angles both horizontal and vertical are important and its colorimetry more faithful than the average. Thanks to its 16: 9 format and precise Full HD definition, it lends itself well to displaying videos and more generally High Definition content. Here the screen is bright. It is therefore sensitive to reflections in a bright environment (eg outside) but gives punch to the colors.
This is due to its multi-touch touch technology: by affixing at least one finger on it, by pressure / gestures, one can interact with the system and the software. However, as the PC cannot open 360 °, it is not possible to transform it into a Tablet.
Performances, autonomy of Acer Swift 5 SF514-54GT-79D6
The Acer Swift 5 SF514-54GT-79D6 may be of interest to those looking for a compact, sleek, elegant and light High Definition laptop for versatile mobile use.
Side autonomy, in fact bet on about 8 hours of battery operation in light use for this Ultrabook whose transport is facilitated by the compactness and finesse certainly, but also by its weight under the kilo bar.
To obtain such autonomy and such finesse, Acer houses in this versatile Ultrabook energy-saving components like the processor, a Quad Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake that we tested . It is coupled with a good amount of RAM of 16 GB above the average to be comfortable in multitasking and see well coming.
This thin and light computer thus delivers good general performance capable of satisfying many users. It is capable of running games that are not too demanding in terms of graphics resources with the Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 part integrated into the processor, significantly better than the usual Intel UHD 620, but less powerful than the dedicated GeForce MX250 card that Acer integrates. also to this PC.
Both of course allow you to view photos and videos, the Iris Plus Graphics G7 being privileged to the maximum by the NVIDIA Optimus technology on board because it consumes less energy and therefore promotes autonomy. Optimus assesses graphic needs in real time and switches between them. In practice, Optimus activates the GeForce MX250 to carry out work deemed too heavy for the Iris Plus Graphics G7.
Finally in terms of storage, Acer obviously makes the choice of an SSD, logical for a PC as thin and light. This Ultrabook is therefore clearly more reactive and fluid on a daily basis than if it were equipped with a hard disk, which results, for example, in much faster software start / stop and launch.
Remember that an SSD is much faster than a hard drive while being more robust, less energy-consuming and silent. In addition here, we take advantage of a 1 TB SSD, a large capacity that is still too rare and that easily competes with hard drives in this area.