Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52) vs Acer Swift 5 (SF514-51) – what are the differences?

Usually, after we preview one laptop we then compare it to its predecessor so you can take a glimpse at the major differences and decide for yourself whether the upgrade is needed. This is exactly what we are going to do with Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52) and Acer Swift 5 (SF514-51) in today’s article.

For starters, Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52) can be configured with up to 8th generation Intel Core processors that are more powerful but have the same energy consumption as the 7th generation ones which can be found in the previous model. In addition, the former accommodates an Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU, while the latter – Intel HD Graphics 620. Quite expectedly, the SF514-52 model comes with up to 16 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM compared to up to 8GB of DDR4-2133 RAM in the SF514-51.

Additionally, both devices feature 14-inch IPS panels with Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. However, there is a noticeable difference in the weight – Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52) is lighter than its predecessor – 0.97 kg (2.1 lbs) vs 1.30 kg (2.9 lbs). Furthermore, the notebooks are made of different materials as the newer model sports magnesium-lithium top and bottom and magnesium-aluminum palm rest area which makes it extremely portable but also stable, while the previous one – aluminum and plastic.

And finally – the difference in the connectivity options hides in the USB Type-A ports – Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52) features two USB 3.0 Type-A ports that provide faster data transfer compared to the 2.0 ones in its predecessor.

Specs sheet

  • Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52)
  •  Acer Swift 5 (SF514-51)
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 10
  • Intel Core i7-8550U
  • Intel Core i5-8250U
  • Intel Core i7-7500U
  • Intel Core i5-7200U
  • up to 16 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM
  • up to 8 GB of DDR4-2133 RAM
Internal storage
  • 2280 PCIe NVMe M.2 slot
  • 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key)
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Intel HD Graphics 620
Display14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11ac (2×2), Bluetooth 4.1802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 1x USB 3.0 Type-A (Sleep and Charge)
  • 1x USB 3.0 Type-A
  • 1x USB 3.0 Type-C
  • HDMI
  • SD card reader
  • audio jack
  • Security Lock slot
  • 2x USB 2.0 Type-A
  • 1x USB 3.0 Type-C
  • HDMI
  • SD card reader
  • combo audio jack
  • Security Lock slot
  • 4670 mAh, 2-cell
  • 4670 mAh, 3-cell
Weight0.97 kg (2.1 lbs)1.30 kg (2.9 lbs)

All Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52) configurations

All Acer Swift 5 (SF514-51) configurations

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