Hi Guys! welcome back with me, Rakha Nadhifa Harmana “the best reviewer in the world”. Today we gonna review the brand-new Acer Swift 5, It comes with 10th-gen Intel processors and even the option for dedicated Nvidia graphics.
IFA, is is Europe’s biggest tech show. Held in Berlin over the first few days of September, it’s one of the most significant spots on the calendar for product launches. Unfortunately I can not come to IFA 2019 because I have to study in STSN. So I just watch this show on YouTube. When I watch this show there was a presentation from Acer that make me interested. When they talked about their new laptop called Acer Swift 5.
Acer used IFA 2019 to make a range of announcements. There’s updates to a number of laptop lines with the Acer Swift 5 now getting discrete graphics options to give it more gaming power. For more serious games there is the Predator Triton 300, offering gaming specs with affordable price.
Design, Port and Battery
We all want a laptop to be compact and portable and the Swift 5 fits the bill.
It’s 14.95mm thin and weighs just 990g so it’s not going to feel like carrying around a brick when it’s in your bag. The model without an Nvidia graphics card will be even lighter.
Acer has made it out of magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminium. It’s feels closer to plastic than metal to touch but also feels fairly premium with a nice finish. We like the blue colour with gold highlights. The overall footprint is also small due to tiny bezels around the screen. They’re 3.97mm thick so the Swift 5 looks slick and modern. Overall, the screen-to-body ratio is 86.4%. Like the Dell XPS 13, the webcam is located above the screen avoiding the awkward view that comes from having it below or even in a pop-up key which is what Huawei has done on some models. Despite being pretty thin, Acer has managed to pack in various ports. While many rivals don’t offer much more than USB-C (or sometimes just that), the Swift 5 includes full-size HDMI and USB-A. There’s also support for Thunderbolt 3 via the USB-C (3.1) port and a fingerprint scanner so you can quickly log in with Windows Hello.
Note that we don’t currently have a full spec sheet for the new Acer Swift 5 models – the SF514-54T and SF514-54GT – but this is what we know so far:
|Display||14-inch Full HD LCD with IPS (in-plane switching)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5 Ice Lake (exact models TBC) / Core i7-1065G7 1.3GHz up to 3.9GHz, 8MB cache|
|Graphics||Iris Plus Graphics G7 (integrated), Nvidia MX250 (dedicated)|
|Storage||Up to 512GB PCIe Gen 3×4|
|Memory||8GB / 16GB LPDDR4X RAM|
|Ports||Type-C USB 3.1 with Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, 2 x Type-A USB, Kensington lock slot|
Acer has equipped the Swift 5 with some powerful specs starting with 10th-gen Intel processors. You’ll be able to choose up to Core i7- 1065G7 and up to 512GB of SSD storage and the model we looked at had 8GB of RAM. Some models will also come with dedicated graphics in the form of an Nvidia MX250. This can also be found in rivals like the Huawei MateBook 14, making it powerful enough for things like photo and video editing on-the-go.
The screen is 14in and offers a Full HD resolution. It appears to be reasonably colourful and bright and also benefits from a matte finish. The model we tried out also had a touchscreen.
As well as the ports and fingerprint scanner mentioned earlier, the Swift 5 has Wi-Fi 6 (the up and coming 11ax) standard.
When it comes to battery life, Acer says you’ll get 12.5 hours from the laptop. As usual, we’ll see what it can do in our lab once we get a sample.
After some hands-on time, there’s really very little to dislike about the Acer Swift 5. This is a laptop with a really nice balance of design, specs and price. Although we need to find out what you get for the cheapest model before we make any final decision. The powerful model we’ve seen has a 10th-gen Intel Core i7, 512GB SSD and Nvidia MX250 graphics meaning it’s able to compete with the likes of Dell, HP and Apple. All of this comes inside a stylish and extremely lightweight chassis which has an unsually decent array of ports.