Acer Swift 5: A Detailed Review

Feb 12


Daniel Ryan

Daniel Ryan

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Acer Swift 5 performance – Small but mighty Performance is provided by an Intel Core i5-1035G1 chipset, one of the still-fresh 10th Generation mid-range platforms.


When it comes to purchasing light laptops there are some really good options like LG’s Gram 13,Acer Swift 5: A Detailed Review Articles Asus’s ExpertBookB9450, Acer’s Swift 7, Dynabook’s Portege X30L-G. But all of these laptops are either overpriced or a step down in performance if compared to Acer’s Swift 5. The 2.31-pound laptop is one of the lightest on the planet and it comes with a real-deal processor which makes it ideal for a mainstream consumer audience. Acer Swift 5 costs $1,299.99 and is a solid all-rounder that can be used for multiple purposes. The laptop can surprise anyone with its performance despite its small size.


When it comes to the display of Acer Swift 5 the bezels have shrunk from the previous model, which gives the display a more modern appearance. The bottom bezel that used to hold Acer’s logo has been removed. The latest version of the laptop has a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent which is impressive for its price range. Although the 16:9 is a bit cramped the display is much brighter with great colors and contrast.

When it comes to connectivity, Acer has done a pretty good job as the device comes with one USB 3.2 Gen 2, two USB 3.2 Gen 1, one HDMI 2.0, one Acer’s AC port, and one combination audio jack. There is still some scope for improvement as the laptop should have included a second USB-C and SD card slot.

Swift 5 has an accurate and smooth touchpad along with a sturdy keyboard with comfortable keys. Below the arrow keys, there is a fast fingerprint reader which makes the laptop ever more impressive. The typing experience on the device is great considering the small size. There is nothing much to complain about when it comes to the touchpad or the keyboard, in fact, they are way better than expected.

One important thing to notice is the flex in the screen which can be because of the small size of the machine and its light build. Although it does not necessarily seem cheap but considering the price of the laptop Acer was expected to do a better job.

However, the most impressive thing about the laptop is the brand-new Tiger Lake quad-core Core i7-1165G7 processor. The chip supports some very recent features like Wi-Fi 6, Thunderbolt 4, and Iris Xe integrated graphics. The laptop comes with 1TB storage, and 16GB of RAM. The base model is priced at $999.99 and it comes with 8GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. Both of the models are great but people who don’t need the laptop for graphic intensive work should buy the base model. The $1,299,99 model is a bit hard to sell considering Asus Zenbook which weighs 2.49 pounds, has similar features and can be bought for $1,099.

The machine is surprisingly fast and it can be argued that it is the best in its price range. It does get a little warm on intense usage which is a little worrying considering the $1,299 model should have done better in handling overheating issues. The battery life was a little longer than expected. The machine lasted for more than eight hours. The pre-loaded applications were negatively affecting the battery life and once they were removed the laptop performed better.

The Acer Swift 5 is a midrange laptop and barring a few compromises it is the ideal laptop that you might be looking for. Most things like the screen, touchpad, keyboard, connectivity, and battery life works like a charm. If these aspects are something that matters to you and webcam, bloatware and audio do not bother you much then Acer Swift 5 is a good midrange laptop option. The lightweight laptop does more than what is expected from it. There is little to complain about so if you can compromise with some of its bad features then you should consider buying it.