Acer Swift 5
Acer Swift 5

Acer Swift 5 falls into the thin and lightweight laptop category. When you receive the item you may think the packet is empty, because it is too lightweight. The laptop is unlikely lightweight and thin, yet you will get an incredibly good intel Envo design.
The laptop remarkably portable and can outperform any laptop in the thin and lightweight category. I do have a list of the best thin and lightweight laptop, But Now I think I should include these on that list.

Our Verdict

Acer’s Swift 5 is back with the same lightweight, yet durable design and vastly more powerful internals thanks to its Intel Evo makeover.

Price And Configuration Option Of Acer Swift 5

The laptop I am using for this review is priced at around $1200  and it comes with an Intel Core i7 processor and 16 GB RAM and 1TB SSD.

 It also has a cheap option, with $999 you will get a laptop with an Intel Core i5 processor with 8 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD.


  • Unbelievably lightweight
  • Excellent performance
  • Stellar battery life
  • Gorgeous design
  • Affordably priced


  • Irritating keyboard layout
  • Weak speakers
  • Excessive bloatware

Design OF Acer Swift 5

Apart from other designing feature the first thing that draws your attention is its weight. It’s fell so bizarre when you hold it in your hand. Considering the size of it t, it feels too lightweight to believe.

The gold hinge and chrome Acer logo on its lid looks so elegant on this laptop. You may think the laptop is not durable but it’s magnesium alloy chassis give it the required durability.

If the portability of this magnesium-alloy chassis doesn’t grab your attention, its alluring pearlescent hue will. Acer calls it charcoal blue, but think more indigo with a dab of green. If that wasn’t eye-catching enough, Acer went with a gold font on the keys; Some might find the color combo to be a tad garish but it works for me.

The fingerprint sensor of Acer Swift 5 is just below Its cursor keys and matched to the chassis, also easy to find.

The Swift 5 is a superb tiny laptop that you can slide into a bag and hardly notice it. The build quality feels excellent and the few small extra abilities really help to sell it as a premium laptop

Display Of Acer Swift 5

Acer Swift 5 comes with 14 inches full HD Widescreen IPS Multi-Touch display, that produces lively and clear images. Though it lacks the 4k capability, its 1080 display will compensate for that very well. The bezels are pretty thin on angles. The Acer Swift 5 is not a 2 in 1 laptop but still have an excellent responsive touchscreen dispaly.

Best Thin & Lightweight Laptop

Acer Swift 5

Acer Swift 5

  • OS: Windows Home
  • Processor Brand: Intel
  • RAM Size : 8GB
  • Hard Disk Type: SSD

Ports Of Acer Swift 5

Acer does a very solid job with ports. On the left-hand side, Acer provides  Thunderbolt 3 port, USB 3.1 Type-A input, and an HDMI port.

On the right-hand side of the laptop is a second USB 3.1 port, a headphone/mic jack, and a Kensington lock.

Keyboard And Touchpad


With Acer Swift 5 you can type conveniently in dimly lit environments with the convenience of a backlit keyboard. This eye-capturing keyboard lets you get your work done whether it’s day or night.

Now let’s discuss the typing experience. If we keep the gold font aside, then there isn’t anything especially noteworthy about the keyboard. It feels great to type on — the keys are clicky and there is a proper amount of travel despite the thin chassis. The arrow keys are little, but all the other keys are a good size and properly spaced out.


Acer Swift 5 provides a precision touchpad that provides smooth navigation. It’s not the smoothest, so my cursor felt jumpy at times but I had no issues while using Windows 10 gestures. The integrated left- and right-click buttons, however, are hard and solid.

Performance Of Acer Swift 5

Loaded with an Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM, the Acer Swift 5 produced enough power for any task that you threw at it. I do not any stuttering, even when I launched a few of 1080p YouTube videos and also a Twitch stream. 

The 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD in the Swift 5 delivers somewhat below-average speeds. The laptop took almost 10 seconds to copy 4.97GB of multimedia files. In comparison, the storage drives in the MacBook Air, and the Surface Laptop 3, are much speedier.

Acer Swift 5 Battery Life

If we consider its size it’s battery should not last very long, but the laptop proves me wrong, it lasts almost 8-9 hours with a single charge.

Bottom line

If Acer can redesign the keyboard layout with a new power button and tweak the touchpad, then the Swift 5 could be a serious contender to pricier machines. I surely recommend this laptop to everyone, currently, this is my favorite of this year.

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