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Acer 14" Swift 5

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  • Processor

    Intel Core i7-1165G7 (11th Gen)

  • Processor Cores

    2.8 to 4.7 GHz Quad-Core

  • Graphics Card

    Intel Iris Xe

  • Installed Memory

    16 GB


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Product Overview

Editor's Note: Alright, let's get real about the Acer Swift 5. This laptop is a bit of a mixed bag. It's a sleek, lightweight machine that feels as good as it looks, ideal for those always on the go. The performance is solid, especially for creative tasks, but don't expect it to replace your high-end desktop. The display is a treat for the eyes, yet the camera might make you wish you had an external one for your Zoom calls. It's not a laptop without its quirks, but for the right user, it's a pretty sweet deal.


The Acer 14" Swift 5 is like a Swiss Army knife for the modern professional and creative mind – versatile, efficient, and stylish. It's a laptop that doesn't just keep up with your pace but sets a new standard for it.

Pros & Cons


  1. Lightweight and portable design, making it ideal for on-the-go use.
  2. Impressive display quality with accurate colors and good brightness.
  3. Strong performance, particularly for multitasking and creative software.
  4. Long battery life, supporting extensive use without constant recharging.
  5. Convenient connectivity options, including Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6.


  1. The built-in camera quality is mediocre.
  2. Limited upgradeability due to onboard memory.
  3. The touchpad can be a bit finicky at times.
  4. No dedicated graphics card, limiting its capability for high-end gaming or video editing.
  5. Slightly higher price point compared to similar models.

Design and Build Quality

The Swift 5's design is where it truly shines. It has a sleek, minimalist aesthetic that feels premium. The build quality is robust despite its light weight, ensuring that it can withstand the rigors of daily use.

Display Quality

Acer didn't skimp on the display. The 14-inch IPS screen boasts a full HD resolution with 100% sRGB coverage, making colors pop and details sharp. The brightness level is more than adequate for most environments.


The Swift 5 handles real-world tasks with ease. Powered by an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics, it breezes through multitasking and creative applications. However, it's not a gaming powerhouse.

Memory and Storage

With 16 GB of LPDDR4x memory, the Swift 5 offers smooth performance even with multiple applications open. The 1 TB NVMe PCIe storage is speedy, contributing to quick boot times and efficient data access.

Connectivity and Ports

The laptop includes a generous array of ports – two USB Type-A, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, and a headphone/microphone combo jack. Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 ensure fast and reliable wireless connectivity.

Battery Life and Keyboard

Battery life is a standout feature, with up to 15 hours on a single charge under typical usage. The backlit keyboard offers a comfortable typing experience, although the touchpad may require some getting used to.

Additional Features

Additional perks include a fingerprint reader for secure access and a Kensington Lock Slot for physical security. The 720p camera is sufficient for basic video calls but is not the highlight.


The Acer Swift 5 is a solid choice for professionals and creatives who prioritize portability and screen quality. It's well-suited for everyday tasks and more intensive applications, though it falls short for heavy gaming or video editing. The high price point might be a drawback for some, but for the right user, it offers great value.

Acer 14" Swift 5 Specification

Acer 14" Swift 5 Multi-Touch Notebook (Mist Green)Acer 14" Swift 5 Multi-Touch Notebook (Gold)

It comes in at a weight of 2.31 lb / 1.05 kg, and total dimensions of 12.6 x 8.15 x 0.59" / 318.9 x 206.98 x 14.95 mm.

Manufacturer ID
Operating System
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 Home
12.6 x 8.15 x 0.59" / 318.9 x 206.98 x 14.95 mm12.6 x 8.15 x 0.59" / 318.9 x 206.98 x 14.95 mm
2.31 lb / 1.05 kg2.31 lb / 1.05 kg

It contains a 2.8 to 4.7 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7-1165G7 (11th Gen) processor with 12 MB of L3 Cache.

With an 11th gen Intel CPU you can be assured that the laptop has a recent CPU. Whilst not the latest, due to the release of the Intel 12 Series CPUs, it is still recent. However, with the release of the 12th gen you may wish to choose that instead to ensure the longevity of your new laptop.

There's a Integrated graphics card which is a Intel Iris Xe.

An integrated card tends to not offer as much graphics processing power as a dedicated video card.

Intel Core i7-1165G7 (11th Gen)Intel Core i7-1165G7 (11th Gen)
Processor Cores
2.8 to 4.7 GHz Quad-Core2.8 to 4.7 GHz Quad-Core
L3 Cache
12 MB12 MB
Graphics Card Type
Graphics Card
Intel Iris XeIntel Iris Xe
Memory Type
Installed Memory
16 GB16 GB
Memory Configuration
16 GB (Onboard)16 GB (Onboard)
Max. Memory Capacity
16 GB16 GB

A brightness of 340 cd/m2, or nits, is available in the screen.

Panel Type
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Screen Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Colour Gamut
100% sRGB100% sRGB
Max. Brightness
340 cd/m2340 cd/m2

It comes with 1 TB of hard drive storage installed, via 1 x 1 TB Integrated NVMe PCIe SSD harddrive.

Storage Installed
1 TB1 TB
Solid State Storage
1 x 1 TB Integrated NVMe PCIe1 x 1 TB Integrated NVMe PCIe

The Acer 14" Swift 5 has an estimated battery life of 15 Hours.

Battery Chemistry
Est. Battery Life
15 Hours15 Hours
Ports & Peripherals

When it comes to ports, it's offered with 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1) ports. 2 Type-A ports is usually enough for regular laptop users, giving you enough freedom for the peripherals you need.

There's an option of using the Type-C USB ports, with 1 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery) ports being offered too, allowing both the use of almost any current peripheral, but also adaptors & dongles allowing use of additional ports for the laptop.

With a backlit keyboard, you'll clearly see your keys and ensure minimal mistakes when you're typing what you need to type.

If you're like us at LaptopAXS and enjoy remote work, you'll love the Kensington Lock Slot that's offered. Lock your laptop up on the go, and ensure it doesn't walk off with a Kensington lock slot appropriate lock.

The option of the fingerprint reader gives you login & security flexibility, by allowing you to sign in to your laptop with just the tip of your finger.

Don't fret about your wired headphones though, the 3.5mm headphone jack will let you plug right in.

2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
USB Type C
1 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery)1 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery)
Display Ports
1 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery)1 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery)
Audio Ports
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
Build in Speakers
Built in Mic
User-Facing: 720pUser-Facing: 720p
Notebook Keyboard with BacklightNotebook Keyboard with Backlight
Pointing Device
Kensington Lock Slot, Fingerprint ReaderKensington Lock Slot, Fingerprint Reader

You'll find Wifi 5 inside the laptop, which is the previous generation. However, this does not mean its necessarily a major disadvantage. Wifi 5 is more than capable for the majority of the users, with only top tier users really requiring Wifi 6 at the moment.

You'll find Wifi 6 inside the laptop, which is the current generation. This gives you a small step up in terms of future-proofing your tech, yet may not give you much of an advantage over wifi 5 unless your router and the rest of your setup is up to scratch.

With the latest standard of Bluetooth included, Bluetooth 5, you'll be set for a few more years of ensuring any new peripheral purchased is fully compatible.

Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
MU Mimo Support
2 x 22 x 2

The power supply for the Acer 14" Swift 5 is a 65 W with Barrel/Proprietary so if you're concerned about power usage, make sure this fits within your requirements.

Power Supply
65 W with Barrel/Proprietary65 W with Barrel/Proprietary

Where to buy the Acer 14" Swift 5

The lowest price is $1099 for the Acer 14" Swift 5, available from multiple sites. The 4 purchase links we have analyzed have revealed an average price of $1,220.

Acer 14" Swift 5 Multi-Touch Notebook (Gold)
Acer Swift 5 Intel Evo Thin & Light Laptop, 14" Full HD Touch, Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 16GB LPDDR4X, 1TB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Fingerprint Reader, Back-lit KB, SF514-55TA-74EC
Acer Intel EVO Laptop Swift 5 SF514-55TA-74EC Intel Core i7 11th Gen 1165G7 (2.80 GHz) 16 GB LPDDR4X Memory 1 TB NVMe SSD Intel Iris Xe Graphics 14" IPS Touchscreen 1920 x 1080 Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55TA-74EC - Core i7 1165G7 / 2.8 GHz - Win 10 Home 64-bit - Iris Xe Graphics - 16 GB RAM - 1.024 TB SSD - 14" IPS touchscreen 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) - Wi-Fi 6 - mist green - kbd: US Intl

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