Very light due to its weight of 1 kg, the Acer Swift 5 SF514-55TA-53TH is a thin and light portable Ultrabook with a 14 inch IPS Full HD touch screen. Responsive thanks to its fast SSD storage as well as its Quad Core i5 Tiger Lake processor with Iris Xe graphics solution, it delivers good general performance and is able to support games that are not too demanding. Original with its blue design, it has a fingerprint reader, a backlit chiclet keyboard but also a Thunderbolt USB-C and Wi-Fi ax connection, all under Windows 10 Pro.
Specifications Acer Swift 5 SF514-55TA-53TH
|Slab||14 \’\’ Full HD LED IPS 100% sRGB 340cd / m² CineCrystal multi-touch thin edges Corning Gorilla Glass antimicrobial (1920×1080, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 DDR4 (soldered) LPDDR4x|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI, SD / MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes, fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Audio Premium speakers, TrueHarmony|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Pro 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||9 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 56Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.05 Kg / 318.9 x 207 x 14.95|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Acer Swift 5 SF514-55TA-53TH
Raised slightly towards the front when opened, this thin and very light Ultrabook with its weight of 1 kg has an original look with its blue color.
This laptop runs Windows 10 Pro, a more complete system than classic Windows 10 thanks to its advanced security and network management tools such as BitLocker.
The connectivity integrated into this versatile touchscreen Ultrabook is good, consisting of 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ( depending on the sources, it is also a question of 1 USB 3.2 Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ), wireless modules Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax ( more efficient and recent than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely, a useful HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV or monitor for example, d \’\’ an audio port as well as 2 USB (compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0), USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is connected to it .
Biometric authentication is possible via the integrated fingerprint reader and Windows Hello technology.
A backlighting system is of course fitted to the chiclet keyboard, which is very practical for distinguishing its keys in a dimly lit environment.
Although it cannot be opened 360 ° to turn into a Tablet, the screen is adorned with multi-touch touch technology: by applying at least one finger on it, by pressing / gesturing, you can therefore interact with the system and software.
Thanks to its tactile aspect and its Corning Gorilla Glass protective layer, the screen is brilliant: it therefore gives color punch but is sensitive to reflections in bright environments (eg outdoors).
Thanks to its 100% sRGB and IPS specifications, the screen offers in any case a more faithful colorimetry than the average but also important viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical. As it adopts a Full HD definition and a 16: 9 format, the screen is also very suitable for displaying High Definition content such as videos.
Performance, battery life of Acer Swift 5 SF514-55TA-53TH
The Acer Swift 5 SF514-55TA-53TH targets those looking for a very lightweight compact laptop for everyday versatile use on the professional nomad.
It is very easy to transport because of its compactness, its finesse but also its lightness, its weight of 1 kg being more contained than the average of 14 inch Ultrabooks.
In addition to the battery life side, it can last about 9 hours on battery in light use, which will interest nomads.
It must be said that this Ultrabook relies on energy-efficient components such as its SSD storage. An SSD is indeed more energy efficient than a hard drive but also more robust, silent and much faster.
Concretely, thanks to the SSD, this thin and light laptop is much more responsive and fluid than if it had a simple hard drive. Thus, for example, we benefit from much faster software launches as well as start / stop and processing, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
With its 512 GB, the integrated SSD offers a capacity in phase with the standard of hard disks. If more space is needed, an external storage drive such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt device can be used for fast transfers.
The heart of this versatile touchscreen Ultrabook, for its part, provides good overall performance that will suit many users, as long as they do not often have to do CPU intensive work. Because in this case, it is better to opt for a laptop PC based on a non-low consumption processor.
Because a low-power Intel is indeed on board here, the Quad Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake. It is coupled with a RAM also low consumption of 8 GB.