Acer Swift 5 Gets Updated Hardware and a Lighter BodyJune 30, 2021
Acer Swift 5 is one of the best mid-range laptops last year because of its value and design. The 2021 version is no exception. Acer made this generation’s Swift 5 extremely lightweight, but still with powerful hardware.
The Acer Swift 5 is a practical, convenient, and lightweight notebook computer that is easy to carry daily. It is well assembled, looks very sturdy, and not too flashy. At the same time, the antibacterial coating form of the entire housing and screen has a vital advantage to our environment.
Acer Swift 5 Build and Design
This powerful notebook, at around 1kg1, includes a chassis made from high-grade magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum allowing it to reach an incredible 14.951 mm thinness. And, with multiple colors such as Mist Green and Safari Gold, you can tailor the look perfectly to your taste.
A BPR & EPA-compliant silver-ion antimicrobial agent in the coating on the surface of chassis, keyboard, hinge, fingerprint reader-even labels- is proven to show a consistent [3 log (>99.9%)5] microbial reduction rate against a broad range of bacteria under the JIS Z 2801 & ISO 22196 test protocol. The rubber feet are of a silver-ion-based antimicrobial material.
The 14-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel Swift 5 display is both bright and sharp and is visible from different angles. Its 14-inch Full HD IPS screen is also a touch screen, covered with highly durable antibacterial Corning® Gorilla® Glass4. With 340 nits 1 brightness and 100% sRGB color gamut, the colors are vivid, the screen space is sufficient, and the narrow bezel design also provides an impressive 90% screen-to-body ratio.
Acer Swift 5 weighs 990 grams, is also very portable, easy to carry and hold with one hand, and is compact enough to fit in a bag on the go. Because of those thin bezels around the screen, you won’t lose too much in terms of screen size to gain these dimensions and weight.
Despite its lightweight structure, this laptop is not cheap or disposable; you might think that this is a computer that costs much more than the actual cost. The laptop even looks good when closed, with a beautiful hinge with the words “Swift” written on it, and the lid closes with a reassuring click.
Acer Swift 5 Performance and Features
With the latest 11th Gen Intel® Core ™ processors, up to 1TB of high-speed PCIe SSD storage, and NVIDIA® GeForce® MX3501 graphics, get your tasks done to the full. A variety of cooling modes can be accessed via the Fn + F hotkeys, and you can easily adjust the noise of your laptop according to the environment you are working in. Dual heat pipes and hinges can lift the device when the screen is open, further enhancing the performance of the laptop.
What’s good about the Acer Swift 5 is that it runs very quietly: it doesn’t make any sound, even if there are an increased number of browser tabs and image files opened at the same time, it was even quiet afterward. You can use this laptop anytime, anywhere without worrying about getting the attention or distraction of others.
Watching movies and shows is great, and the built-in speakers can almost do the job, so you don’t have to rely on separate headphones or speakers. In addition to the headphone jack, along its left side, you will find a DC-in charging port, HDMI 2.0, a USB Type-A port (USB 3.2 Gen 1), and the USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 port. Turning to the right side, things are a little more minimal: just a Kensington lock port, another USB Type-A port (USB 3.2 Gen 1), and the combo headphone/mic jack.
Acer Swift 5 Battery Life and Thermal Design
Being behind the screen all day long requires a large battery life. The Acer Swift 5 could last at least one and possibly two days on a single charge. Its 56Wh1 is capable of lasting up to 17-hours. The new Swift 5 optimizes its thermal performance with dual D6 copper heat pipes to maximize cooling efficiency. The hinge can create extra ventilation space at certain angles under the device that provides more airflow and better thermal performance. Immediately control the speed of the fan with a single touch of the shortcut “Fn+F” to switch to the mode you require silent, normal, or performance.
Acer Swift 5 Graphics
The Acer Swift 5 Graphics is equipped with an Intel Iris Xe, giving you at least 20% more CPU performance, immersive graphics, incredible AI acceleration, and world-class wired and wireless connections to help you focus, create, and engage at new heights. It provides 2x the graphics performance and 5x the best AI performance through the new Xe graphics architecture.
If you are looking for a laptop that has a good balance between price and performance and is designer-friendly, then the Acer Swift 5 just might be the laptop for you.