Acer Swift 5 Laptop Review

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“Designed to be carried around all-day for work and entertainment, the Swift 5 is the lightest 14” clamshell notebook that weighs just 990 grams and has a powerful NVIDIA® graphics card. It also has the latest Intel® Core™ CPU and is only 14.95mm thin, so you can be confident in its powerful design.”

That’s very nice marketing pitch. But we will see what’s really going on with this laptop.

This laptop is not for games, but you can run a few games, and the game list is below.

For some reason Acer advertises some laptop models having a nVidia Geforce MX 250. But I haven’t seen this 14 inch laptop with a Geforce Graphics processor.

Yes, the 15.6 inch version has Geforce Graphics or Vega graphics.

What I know for sure is that this laptop has a nice screen and can stretch battery life up to 12 hours.

Good Points

It is thin (14.95 mm) and light (990g).

14-inch version has 86.4 % screen-to-body ratio.

Has an Intel i7 processor.

Depending on the model, it will have 8 or 16 GB memory.

Bad Points

The keyboard layout is a little awkward. The back Space button is close to the power on switch, so if you are not careful, it is easy to make your laptop shut down accidentally. I usually set the in power settings, that if I press the power button the laptop will do nothing.

Here are games that this 14-inch laptop version can run

What games will run on this laptop with recommended settings:

Red Dead Redemption 2
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
PUBG Lite
Apex Legends
Detroit: Become Human
Borderlands 3
SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Urban Empire
Insurgency: Sandstorm
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017

Games that will run on minimal settings (I do not guarantee that it will run smooth):

League of Legends
Fortnite
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Minecraft
Cyberpunk 2077
Fortnite: Battle Royale
Overwatch
The Sims 4
Subnautica
Terraria
Left 4 Dead 2
Fallout: New Vegas
Euro Truck Simulator 2
DayZ

Here are games that this 15.6 inch laptop version can run

Recommended settings
Red Dead Redemption 2
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
PUBG Lite
Apex Legends
SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE
Detroit: Become Human
Borderlands 3
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Urban Empire
Just Cause 4
Insurgency: Sandstorm

Minimal settings
League of Legends
Fortnite
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Minecraft
Cyberpunk 2077
Fortnite: Battle Royale
NotGTAV
Overwatch
The Sims 4
Subnautica
Fallout: New Vegas
Left 4 Dead 2
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Path of Exile
Terraria

Specs

Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Processor & Chipset Intel® Core™ i5 i5-8250U 1.60 GHz Quad-core (4 Core™)
Display & Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620 LPDDR3
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Screen Size 14″
Display Screen Technology CineCrystal In-plane Switching (IPS-Pro) Technology
Screen Mode Full HD Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Backlight Technology LED
Touchscreen Yes
Multi-touch Screen Yes
Memory 8 GB LPDDR3
Memory Card Reader No
Total Solid State Drive Capacity 256 GB
IEEE 802.11ac
Finger Print Reader Yes
Interfaces/Ports HDMI
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.1 Gen 1 Ports 1
USB Type-C Yes
USB Type-C port, supporting:
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps)
DisplayPort over USB-C
USB charging 5 V; 3 A
DC-in port 20 V; 45 W
Windows 10 Pro
Battery Capacity 4670 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 8 Hour

 

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