Acer has unveiled the Swift 5 SF514-56T, an upgrade to last year’s Swift 5 SF514-55T. The latest Acer Swift 5 features a redesigned chassis, higher resolution display, more powerful processors, integrated intel® iris® xe graphics, and DDR5 RAM, along with other improvements.
Acer Swift 5 SF514-56T uses Intel Alder Lake processors in a CNC machined unibody chassis. However, Acer has yet to confirm which processors it will offer in the Swift 5, which is also the case with the new Swift 3. Based on last year’s model, the Swift 5 will feature Alder Lake-U series processors like the Core i5-1235U and Core i7-1265U.
Additionally, the SF514-56T features a 14-inch 2560 x 1600 pixel display with an aspect ratio of 16:10. Acer claims the display has a 92.22% screen-to-body ratio, and it comes with a 1080p webcam. Additionally, the Swift 5 will have LPDDR5 RAM and PCIe Gen4 storage. According to Acer, the Swift supports up to 16GB of dual-channel RAM and 2TB of storage. Incidentally, Acer’s fine print confirms that the Swift 5 has two M.2 2280 slots, both with PCIe Gen 4 support. Each M.2 2280 slot is only compatible with drives 1 TB maximum.
Acer adds that the Swift 5 SF514-56T weighs 1.2kg and is 14.95mm thick, despite having an aluminum casing. In addition, the new Swift 5 has a fingerprint reader compatible with Windows Hello integrated into its power button and Intel Evo verification. Acer rates the SF514-56T at 10 hours of battery life, while a 30-minute charge should get up to 4 hours of battery life.
Price and availability
Acer Swift 5 SF514-56T-797T with 12th Gen Intel i7-1260P, 16GB LPDDR5, and 1TB Gen 4 SSD version cost $1,549.99 and it can be purchased on the Amazon.com website.
Acer Swift 5 SF514-56T-797T specifications
- OS: Windows 11 Home 64-bit
- Processor: Intel Core i7-1260P (2.10 GHz – 4.70 GHz)
- GPU: integrated Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
- Memory: 16 GB LPDDR5
- Storage: 1 TB PCI Express SSD
- Display: 14-inch IPS Multi-Touch panel, CineCrystal Coating
- Resolution: 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA)
- Audio: 2 Stereo Speakers with HD Audio
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E 1675i IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.2, LAN
- Built-in Devices: FHD MIPI Webcam (1920 x 1080) with Blue Glass Lens supporting 1080 HD Video, Microphone, Fingerprint Reader
- Input Devices: Backlit keyboard with TouchPad
- Ports: 1x 3.5mm headphone jack, 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x Kensington lock slot, 2x Thunderbolt 4, 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
- Battery: 3-cell Lithium Ion, 65 W charging
- Dimensions: 0.59″ x 12.2″ x 8.4″
- Weight: 2.65 lbs
Recently, Acer introduced the Swift X SFX16-52G 16-inch laptop with a dedicated Intel Arc GPU. Acer notebook computer is available with Core i5-1240P and Core i7-1260P processors. Acer Swift X also uses the Intel Arc A370M with a 1600p display and LPDDR5 RAM and is priced at $1,249.99.