• CPU: Intel Core i7-8550U
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Display: 14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • Weight: 0.97 kg (2.1 lbs)

Pros

  • Ultra-thin and lightweight body
  • All-aluminum chassis with good build quality
  • Very fast and responsive device
  • Good IPS display with touchscreen
  • Core i7-8550U onboard
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Lack of an RJ45 port
  • Screen is a bit shaky when using the touchscreen
  • Bad thermal effectiveness (at very high load)

Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52) - Specs

CPU Performance #21
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3750H 0.5%
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK 0.8%
  • Intel Core i7-8550U
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 0.5%
  • Intel Core i7-8705G 0.6%
GPU Performance #156
  • Intel Iris Graphics 540 0.1%
  • Intel HD Graphics 4400 0.2%
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge) 0.1%
  • AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) 0.1%
Display
14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
AUO B140HAK02.0
Color accuracy 3.4 -> 1.4
HDD/SSD
256GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe M.2 slot
RAM
8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
4670 mAh, 2-cell
Body material
Aluminum, Magnesium-Lithium alloy (Magnesium-lithium top & bottom; Magnesium-aluminum palm rest)
Dimensions
329 x 228 x 15 mm (12.95" x 8.98" x 0.59")
Weight
0.97 kg (2.1 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort, HDMI
  • HDMI
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2x2)
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack
Features
  • Web camera HD 720p
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 14.0-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name AUO B140HAK02.0
Diagonal 14.0"
Pixel density 157.35 ppi
Brightness 213 cd/m2
sRGB 72%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 22 inches (56 cm)
Contrast 1450:1
dE Color Checker 3.4 1.4
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)

 

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-8550U

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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GPU Performance: Intel UHD Graphics 620

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

Some games you can play on this laptop

GTA V
quality
average
32 fps
X
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
61 fps
35 fps
22 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
quality
average
88 fps
40 fps
X
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
quality
average
122 fps
X
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 19
quality
average
37 fps
30 fps
20 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
quality
average
144 fps
108 fps
80 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
quality
average
31 fps
X
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
quality
average
76 fps
28 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
quality
average
110 fps
88 fps
65 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
quality
average
76 fps
24 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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