• CPU: Intel Core i5-7200U
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 620
  • Display: 14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR3
  • Weight: 1.30 kg (2.9 lbs)

Acer Swift 5 (SF514-51) - Specs

CPU Performance #64
  • Intel Core i3-8130U 0.2%
  • Intel Core i5-7300U 0.8%
  • Intel Core i5-7200U
  • Intel Core i7-6600U 0.3%
  • Intel Core i7-6500U 0.3%
GPU Performance #166
  • AMD Radeon R7 M260 (2GB DDR3, 64-bit)
  • AMD Radeon R7 M360 (2GB GDDR5)
  • Intel HD Graphics 620
  • AMD Radeon R5 M430 (2GB DDR3)
  • AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo-L)
Display
14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
AUO B140HAN03.2
Color accuracy 5.9 -> 1.6
HDD/SSD
256GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key)
RAM
8GB DDR3
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
53.9Wh, Li-Ion, 3-cell
Body material
Aluminum, Plastic
Dimensions
327 x 228 x 14.58 mm (12.87" x 8.98" x 0.57")
Weight
1.30 kg (2.9 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • Card reader SD
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Audio jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 14-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name AUO B140HAN03.2
Diagonal 14"
Pixel density 157.35 ppi
Brightness 354 cd/m2
sRGB 93%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 22 inches (56 cm)
Contrast 1400:1
dE Color Checker 5.9 1.6
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

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Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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Acer Swift 5 (SF514-51) in-depth review

Remember the Acer Aspire S 13? Well, the Acer Swift 5 is basically the same notebook that costs a little bit more but also offers more in return. Or in other words, a good upgrade over the Aspire S 13. We have the new generation Core i7-7500U rocking under the hood, good choice of materials, robust construction, extremely portable and also accommodates a 14-inch screen in a 13-inch form factor thanks to the super thin bezels. Back at IFA 2016, the Swift 5 was outshined by the Acer Swift 7[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Good build quality
  • Nice touchpad
  • Fairly portable for a 14-inch device
  • Efficient cooling solution
  • Superb battery life
  • Excellent IPS screen
  • No PWM across all brightness levels

Cons

  • Mushy and shallow keyboard
  • Our unit shipped with an M.2 SATA SSD instead of PCIe NVMe drive
  • There are more powerful alternatives on the market

CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-7200U

GPU Performance: Intel HD Graphics 620

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Superposition benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

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