Professionals in motion, you are looking for an ultrabook that will be forgotten during your travels? With a weight of only 970 grams, the Acer Swift SF514-53T-790Z is the perfect candidate for productive office productivity enthusiasts. Under its sleek blue case made of rugged alloys, its performance is not lighter compared to the support of a Core i7 quad-core processor and a dedicated SSD of generous capacity, all dominated by a beautiful touch screen borderless openable at 180 degrees. What’s more, its elegant design combines with a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint reader for more convenience but compactness does not mix with the connector or with the battery.
Specs of the Acer Swift 5 SF514-53T-790Z
|Slab||14 ” Full HD LED IPS CineCrystal Touch Multi-touch (1920×1080, Glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8565U Whiskey Lake (1.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB DDR4 2400 MHz (not expandable)|
|Storage space||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater Speakers v4|
|webcam||Yes, HD 720p CrystelEye HD with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2)|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Card reader||SD / MMC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|Fingerprint reader||Yes, Windows Hello compatible|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Professional 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 2 cells 4670mAh|
|Autonomy announced||8 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||329 x 228 x 14.9|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard, multi-touch touchpad|
Chassis, connectivity, screen of the Acer Swift SF514-53T-790Z
At the grip of this Acer Swift SF514-53T-790Z, difficult not to notice its record weight below the kilo ( 970 grams ). A similar performance, it is not yet equaled on a 14 inches. Acer has dressed its ultrabook magnesium alloy chassis that will not only optimize the weight but also ensure good ruggedness of the surfaces. The ultrabook also seduces with its soft blue coating so “soft touch”. The combination of midnight blue and gold (logo / hinge) is reminiscent of the aesthetics of the latest Asus Zenbook and shows a certain elegance.
The blue -keyed keyboard is backlit in one shade for a more comfortable typing in the dark. A plus if you work in the train for example.
At the opening, we discover the screen that catches the eye with refined borders and a brilliant CineCrystal rendering that heals the design. If some will have a negative eye on this last point, it is justified by the addition of touchtechnology that allows to understand the Windows Professional environment in a more fun and functional (for some), at your fingertips. The Full HD (1920 x 1080 px) extended definition provides ample viewing space to get the most out of High Definition content. Opposite, the IPS technology is responsible for opening the viewing angles and faithfully reproduce the colors.
Gathered mainly on the right side, the connector calls two USB 3.1 ports of standard size, a USB Type-C (Gen1) and HDMI output, but the lack of card reader is deplorable, as the Thunderbolt 3 The wireless data exchange is provided by WiFi AC and Bluetooth 5.0 modules and a fingerprint reader is present for secure and simplified access to your session.
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Swift SF514-53T-790Z
Let’s continue with one of the elements that is of the greatest interest in this configuration, the storage entrusted to a dedicated SSD of 512 GB (NVMe PCIe) . This solution is ideal for a professional who will need to access his data instantly without being limited by capacity. In addition, an SSD is generally quieter, more robust, and more energy efficient than a mechanical drive, and allows Windows Pro to achieve outstanding fluidity with short load times and latency-free operation.
Given its finesse, it is no surprise that the ultrabook skips the dedicated graphics card. However, it can still ensure honorable graphics performance with the chip Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor. Estimated at the height of a GeForce 920M, it allows some casual players to launch some low-demanding titles in Full HD with great fluidity.
Then, the Acer Swift SF514-53T-790Z draws its strength in the latest generation Quad Core i7-8565U processor that surpasses its predecessor i7-8550U by about 10% in terms of performance. Thus, it is perfectly comfortable with the current use (web browsing, Office processing, video) and masterfully deals with more demanding applications, requiring multicore architecture (video editing, Photoshop pushed, Lightroom. ..). In addition, the 8GB RAM ensures its share of the market to ensure comfortable multitasking.
Last point that is important for professionals, autonomy is hampered by the battery of small capacity (36 Whr). In fact, the ultrabook will have a hard time exceeding 5 hours in Web browsing with active WiFi, a handicap factor given the mobile vocation of the machine.