As an introduction to this analysis
Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.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.
To make the choice easier, we have judged this Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu according to what you are going to do with it.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu compatible with internet use?
If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu. With this Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu, the company wanted to design a very basic model. 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. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 14 inches size. The manufacturer offers a processor Core i7-1065G7; A mid-range orientation. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. With 16 Gb of RAM, it Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleuis a good product. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
For hard drive sizing, Acer decided to put 500 Gb. This is the standard model. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. Acer comes with this Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 9 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. That’s a good thing in case you want to take it on vacation. A feature that will keep you surfing for a long time.
Is Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu one for watching movies and listening to music ?
Acer presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 14, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. Continuously over the course of a day’s work or movie viewing, you may feel tired; such a small screen means you have to concentrate more to see better. 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. Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu will be ideal for movies, photos and games in a dark or half light environment because you will have the means to control light intensity. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
On the sound side, it Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Core i7-1065G7 is now outdated. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. 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. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel Iris Plus G7, which with 16 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
In the connectivity part, you have 3 ports available. About the average compared to the competition.Just what you need to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu one. Acer promises 9hours of battery life; it’s the best on the market right now.No need to constantly check the battery level; you’ll be able to watch movies and listen to music for a long time.
Is Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu planned for travelling ?
The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. With this in mind, we tested the Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T 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?
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It’s one of the best 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.
No backlit keyboard on this Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu. Not really necessary.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. The disadvantage will come in the event of using it outdoors with a lot of light.
Unfortunately it is not equipped with anti-reflective tiles. You will have to limit uses when the sun is too bright.
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.
Note that like all manufacturers, Acer is optimistic about the autonomy of this Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 9 hours.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 500 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. Thanks to this, Acer was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. With a screen of 14 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
This Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu allows external elements to be associated via 3 connectors. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
All in all, this Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu is an interesting product for travel.
The Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. Clearly, this Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleucorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Acer has designed an interesting product. 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. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Core i7-1065G7 that is almost obsolete. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
The designers of Acer have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. Here with 500 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
As with many laptops, autonomy is a delicate subject. With 9 hours in calculation mode only on battery, you will be able to work in nomadic mode on your audio or video editing. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
For the connector part, the Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleuhas the USB3 format. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
It Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu is consequently well designed for this type of use. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. And for the right price/quality ratio.
The Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu- the right model to play with?
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu is one of the models in the average. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Acer like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
With its 500 Gb of space, this Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu is on a level playing field with its competitors. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
A better access to wifi on this Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
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.
With an autonomy of 9 hours, it’s better than the competition.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu for office automation ?
In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, Acer may have put a rather low computer on the market. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It is equipped with Windows 10.
It’s not Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu equipped with all the applications you’ll need. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. 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.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
This Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu has no matt slab. The Matte screen is ideal for use outdoors or near bright light. The disadvantage of this is that the same light may tire you out over time. 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.
About storage, this model has average space . About 500 Gb, more than enough for office use.
So, in summary, it appears that it Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu is less interesting than its competitors. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.
The Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T Bleu in conclusion
This Swift 5 SF514-54T-741T 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.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– 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