Top 5 Reasons to BUY or NOT buy the Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52)!

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For those of you who haven’t yet read our in-depth review of the Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52) the device is basically a brilliant daily driver – in other words, it will appeal to various types of people – from students to bloggers as it offers not only mindblowing portability but also the necessary to handle all the day-to-day tasks.

4 reasons to buy Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52)

1. Ultra-thin and lightweight body

Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52) definitely managed to win us with its lightness – the 14-incher has a 15 mm thin profile and weighs less than a kilo – just 970 g (2.14 lbs). Such portable dimensions create the impression of carrying a feather and not an actual laptop and are definitely one of the main selling points of the device.

2. All-aluminum chassis with good build quality

The device definitely impresses with its premium appearance mainly due to the aluminum used for the construction.

Of course, such optimal choice of materials also translates into sturdiness and reliability. In addition, opening the Swift 5 (SF514-52) reveals the usual keyboard that also comes with a backlight, a touchpad, as well as a fingerprint reader, all of which certainly get the job done.

3. Good IPS display with touchscreen

Another merit of Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52) is its fairly good IPS display. The notebook sports a Full HD touchscreen panel ensuring decent maximum brightness (213 nits), very high contrast ratio (1450:1), as well as 95% sRGB coverage. We also suggest installing our custom profiles each of which will improve the overall image quality in certain aspects.

4. Good battery life

Packing a 2-cell battery unit with a capacity of 4670 mAh, Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52) scores really good results in the tests we’ve conducted. For example, you get 462 minutes for web surfing without having to plug your device into a power source.

1 reason NOT to buy Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52)

1. Lack of an RJ45 port

The only more serious peculiarity that concerns us is the absence of an RJ45 port which has become a standard for most of the contemporary computers as it plays the role of a network port on the machine.

All Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52) configurations

Acer Swift 5 – $1379.00
  • Intel Core i7-8550U
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • 512GB SSD
  • 16GB RAM
Acer Swift 5 – Not available
  • Intel Core i5-8250U
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • 256GB SSD
  • 8GB RAM
Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52) – Not available
  • Intel Core i5-8250U
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • 256GB SSD
  • 8GB RAM

(laptopmedia.com, https://goo.gl/DfJ3TU)

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