Original with its green design but also very light with its weight of 1 Kg, the Ultrabook Acer Swift 5 SF514-55TA-53TH adopts a 14 inch IPS Full HD touch screen. Thin and light, this laptop PC is suitable for general multipurpose use with its Quad Core i5 Tiger Lake processor with Iris Xe graphics ensuring good performance in everyday use and the possibility of running games that are not too greedy. The responsiveness of this computer is enhanced by its fast SSD storage and it benefits from a backlit chiclet keyboard, a fingerprint reader as well as Thunderbolt USB-C and Wi-Fi ax connectivity. Its battery life of 9 hours is interesting.
Specifications of the Acer Swift 5 SF514-55TA-57X3
|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 Iris Xe 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 the Acer Swift 5 SF514-55TA-57X3
It sports an original yet discreet design with its thin and very light dark green hinged frame that rises slightly forward when opened.
This versatile touchscreen Ultrabook is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, its wireless Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more efficient and recent than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect. remotely, its practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, its audio port but also 2 USB (compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0), USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times more faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is plugged into it.
As a fingerprint reader is integrated, we can authenticate biometrically via Windows Hello technology.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is very practical for distinguishing its keys in a dimly lit environment.
The screen stands out for its touch technology: we can therefore interact with the system and the software by applying at least one finger on it, and this by pressure / gesture. To protect the panel, it is covered with a protective layer of Corning Gorilla Glass. It involves a brilliant treatment and therefore revived colors but also a greater sensitivity to reflections in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than an anti-reflective panel.
The screen also adopts 100% sRGB and IPS characteristics guaranteeing colors more faithful than the average as well as important vertical and horizontal viewing angles. Thanks to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 aspect ratio, the screen is also very suitable for displaying High Definition content such as videos. It is covered with an anti-microbial protection.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Swift 5 SF514-55TA-57X3
The Acer Swift 5 SF514-55TA-57X3 is for those looking for a very light compact laptop for everyday versatile use on the go.
Thanks to its lightness with a lower than average weight of 1 kg but also its compactness and finesse, this versatile Ultrabook is easy to carry.
It will be of even more interest to nomads in terms of battery life, it can last about 9 hours on battery in light use.
To do this, this laptop with an original dark green design relies on energy-efficient components like its 8 GB of RAM, low consumption as the Quad Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake processor.
The latter integrates within it the Iris Xe solution (tested by us) , the performance of which is clearly superior to those of the classic Intel UHD 620.
With this thin and light laptop PC, we therefore obtain good general performance capable of satisfying many users, with the possibility of viewing photos and videos but also of running games that do not require too much 3D resources.
Obviously if the goal is to often perform work that requires processor and / or graphics resources, it is better to opt for a PC with a non-low-power processor and an adequate dedicated graphics card.
But this will imply a heavier and thicker chassis or even less battery life.
In terms of storage, Acer has chosen an SSD that is more energy efficient than a hard drive while being more shock resistant, silent and much faster.
On a daily basis thanks to the SSD, we benefit from much faster starts / stops, processing and software launches, or even faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Here we are dealing with a 512 GB SSD, a capacity similar to the standard of hard disks.
If you need additional space, you can rely on an external storage unit. Opting for a USB-C / Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.