As an introduction to this analysis
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Acer Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu adapted to surf the internet?
What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. An inexpensive computer such as Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu may seem to be the solution. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by Acer; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
With a 14 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. The manufacturer offers a processor Core i7-1065G7; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. The 8 Gb of RAM available on this Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. It’s up to you to add more on the additional pitches provided if your needs arise.
With its 500 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
Finally, even if, like many users, you keep this computer connected, you should know that its autonomy of 9 hours makes it one of the most durable models on the market. This is one of the most important laptops on the market at the moment compared to other laptops. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.
Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu for videos?
With this laptop, Acer offers a product oriented toward general use. This Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu is a multipurpose laptop that will suit most uses, whether it’s for playing resource-efficient games, light photo editing, or for office work and web browsing. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 14, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. Nevertheless, the colours remain beautiful, with detailed contrasts in the images. The major disadvantage of its small size is that in multimedia mode, watching a movie can be tiring for your eyes. However, this computer has a criteria that will interest some nomadic users, the weight; here it weighs only 1 kg, partly thanks to its small screen size.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
On the sound side, it Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Core i7-1065G7, which today is rather light for this kind of use. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
On the application side, Acer chose to let you do it. Only the operating system is installed. This is a Windows 10 that allows you to add the free or paid software you want. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one NVIDIA GeForce MX350, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
On the connectivity side, you will have 3 ports. In the norm compared to most other computers in the competition.Just what you need to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
A laptop usually has an autonomy of several hours.You get 9 hours of battery life, which is better than many other models. Your viewing will not be abruptly stopped in the middle of your movie, Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu compatible with on the move use ?
The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. With this in mind, we tested the Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
With a weight of 1 Kg, it is easily transportable. It is one of the lightest in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. A 14 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Equipped with a glossy slab, it provides very good visual comfort. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. It would have allowed a better use of this model outdoors.
Too bad for the processor Core i7-1065G7 that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Regarding the autonomy of this laptop, you will have 9 hours before having to reconnect; that is to say one of the best csore on the market.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 500 Gb SSD hard drive. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. Equipped with a compact 14 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
With 3 connectors, this Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu allows multiple connections. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Taking all this into account, we can say that it will be useful for you on holiday.
Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu the right choice for audio or video editing ?
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. Clearly, this Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleucorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. With these components, Acer puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Core i7-1065G7 does best. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 500 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu has only got one, with total 500 Gb storage for your movies and music. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
The pleasure of working on a computer without being a slave to the electrical connection. Being only on batteries, you have 9 hours of autonomy at your disposal. This is the best on the market today.
On the connection side, the Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleui s equipped with USB 3 technology. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
By choosing this Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And at a price that is well ranked.
Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu the right choice to play online?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. And this Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu is one of the average laptops you can play with. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 500 Gb drive. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
For Wi-Fi technology, Acer decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 1 Kg.
An excellent autonomy of 9 hours, will allow you to play almost anywhere.
It Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
The Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu for office automation.
Not really designed for office use, Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu it’s still a good product. Here are the main reasons.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
It’s not Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu equipped with all the applications you’ll need. You will have to download the applications you need, which implyies for some software a slight increase in the overall cost.
Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. This model, with its 1 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
No anti-reflective treatment on this Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu. Testing the lamp next to the screen can affect the quality of work in office use. As far as the colour palette is concerned, it is well balanced even if they are less faithful than the colours your TV set gives you.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. About 500 Gb, more than enough for office use.
Simply put, it’s not Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu the best choice for office use. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
The Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu – in summary
This Swift 5 SF514-54GT-75RM Bleu will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing