Are you looking for ultra-mobility and responsiveness in a compact laptop that can keep up with you in any situation? So take a look at the Acer Swift SF514-54GT-75RM. It combines lightness, elegance, finesse, good autonomy and versatility. With a weight of only 990 grams and an elegant blue case composed of robust alloys, it is ready for the nomadic world, especially as its performance is not light with the support of a 10th generation Core i7 processor accompanied by fast SSD storage (512 GB) and 8 GB of RAM. A GeForce MX350 is also in the game for multimedia and the whole is dominated by a beautiful full HD IPS borderless touch screen that can be opened at 180 degrees. What’s more, its sleek design is paired with a backlit keyboard and reader.
Specifications of the Acer Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM
|Screen (s)||14 “Full HD LED IPS 300cd / m² CineCrystal multi-touch thin edges (1920×1080, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake (1.3 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (soldered) LPDDR4X 3733MHz|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce MX350 2GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel Iris Plus G7 and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 3, HDMI|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Audio Premium speakers, TrueHarmony|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||11 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 56Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||990 grams / 318.7 x 210.5 x 14.95|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Swift SF514-54GT-75RM
When you take this Acer Swift SF514-54GT-75RM in hand, it’s hard not to notice its record weight below one kilo ( 990 grams ). At similar performance, it is not yet equaled on a 14 inch, especially equipped with a dedicated graphics card. The fineness of the case is also to be emphasized, less than 15 mm. Acer has dressed its ultrabook with a magnesium alloy frame which will not only optimize the weight but also ensure good robustness of the surfaces. The ultrabook also seduces with its soft blue coating in a “soft touch” style. The alliance of midnight blue and copper (logo / hinge) is elegant without leaving in the flash.
The blue -keyed keyboard is backlit in a single shade of white to highlight its copper-colored font and provide more comfortable typing in the dark.
When opening, you are hooked by the screen thanks to the refined borders and a brilliant CineCrystal rendering which takes care of the design, anti-reflective treatment to avoid too much reflection in bright weather. If some will take a dim view of this brilliant rendering, know that the brightness (300 nits) is sufficient to avoid any discomfort and it is justified by the addition of touch technology which makes it possible to understand the Windows environment more fun and functional (for some), at your fingertips. Extended Full HD (1920 x 1080px) definition offers ample display space to get the most out of High Definition content. Opposite, IPS technology is responsible for opening viewing angles and faithfully reproducing colors.
The Swift 5 is also supplied with its set of connectors even if the absence of a card reader may still move some. The presence of a Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C port is certainly a console, especially as two other standard-size USB ports are also part of the game in addition to an HDMI output. You can also count on the latest Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax (dual band) standard and Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless connectivity.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Swift SF514-54GT-75RM
The Acer Swift SF514-54GT-75RM relies its graphics processing on the GeForce MX350 , a dedicated mid-range card based on the Pascal architecture (2016). It is an update of the GeForce MX250 with a small frequency gain allowing it to flirt with the performance of a GTX 1050. This GPU is therefore a valuable support in current use and to launch some games. The occasional player will therefore be able to practice in FHD Low on a good part of the titles on the market provided they make concessions on the sharpness of the rendering.
To propel it, the Swift can also count on a 10th generation Ice Lake processor. Here, the Core i7-1065G7low-power quad-core works in favor of everyday use (web browsing, video playback, spreadsheet, etc.) but can also be faced with more resource-intensive tasks such as video editing, exporting or photo retouching, notably thanks to the graphic support of the MX350 and the integrated Iris Plus G7. Indeed, this processor claims a performance gain of around 10 to 20% compared to the 9th generation Whiskey Lake. We are therefore not talking about real gain but a few seconds scratched here and there during demanding work which could make the difference for some users, especially in multi-core. Opposite, the RAM provides a total of 8 GB of RAM, ensuring a correct fluidity in multitasking but this being united, it is not scalable.
Storage prioritizes speed over capacity inside the Swift. It is now the standard on this type of ultrabook in the 700/900 euros. We therefore find a 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD which will ensure a good overall responsiveness of the system on a daily basis. Quieter, more robust and more energy efficient than a mechanical disk, it allows Windows to achieve a remarkable level of fluidity with short load times and a performance without latencies. What’s more, its capacity is nothing short of ridiculous and can accommodate a good chunk of your game library, although some may not find it sufficient.
Let’s finish with a point on autonomy. Despite its finesse, the Swift contains an honest capacity battery (56 Whr) which allows it to glimpse 8 hours of battery life and can be recharged for 4.5 hours of operation in 30 min.