Acer Swift 5 Pro (SF514-55) vs Swift 3 SF316-51

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Review

Evaluation of Acer Swift 5 Pro (SF514-55) and Swift 3 SF316-51 important characteristics
Performance
System and application performance
Gaming
Performance in popular 3D games
Display
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Connectivity
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Case
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the Acer Swift 5 Pro (SF514-55)
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 700 grams less (around 1.54 lbs)
  • Display has support for touch input
  • Provides 37% higher max. screen brightness: 410 vs 300 nits
  • Much smaller footprint: 24% more compact case (102.1 vs 134.5 square inches)
  • 15% sharper screen – 157 versus 137 pixels per inch (PPI)
Advantages of the Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
  • Around 8% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs

Case

Weight 1 kg (2.21 lbs) 1.7 kg (3.75 lbs)
Dimensions 318.9 x 206.7 x 14.9 mm
12.56 x 8.14 x 0.59 inches
367.8 x 236.1 x 15.9 mm
14.48 x 9.3 x 0.63 inches
Area 659 cm2 (102.2 inches2) 868 cm2 (134.7 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~81.9% ~82.3%
Side bezels 4.5 mm 5.7 mm
Colors Green Gray
Transformer No No
Opening angle 140° -
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Number of fans 1 2
Noise level 34 dB 39 dB

Display

Size 14 inches 16.1 inches
Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 157 ppi 137 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support No No
Touchscreen Yes No
Coating Glossy Matte
Display tests
Contrast 1550:1 1842:1
sRGB color space 98% 99.5%
Adobe RGB profile 68% 68.5%
DCI-P3 color gamut 67% 66.6%
Response time 22 ms 26 ms
Max. brightness
410 nits
300 nits

Battery

Capacity
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left Left
Charge power 65 W 65 W
Weigh of AC adapter 275 gramm 271 gramm

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 0.9-2.4 GHz 2.6-3.1 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.2 GHz 4.4 GHz
Cores 4 4
Threads 8 8
L3 Cache 8 MB 8 MB
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EU Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80EU
Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 15 W 15 W
Type Integrated Integrated
Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
GPU base clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU boost clock 1100 MHz 1100 MHz
FLOPS 1.41 TFLOPS 1.41 TFLOPS
Memory size System Shared System Shared
Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory speed 3.73 Gbps 4.27 Gbps
Shading units 640 640
DirectX support 12 12
GPU performance
1.41 TFLOPS

RAM

RAM size
Channels 1x8 GB 2x4 GB
Clock 3733 MHz 4266 MHz
Type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Upgradable No No
Total slots 1 -

Storage

Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x512 GB 1x256 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 1 1
NVMe Yes Yes

Sound

Speakers 2.0 2.0
Dolby Atmos No No
Loudness 65 dB 75.2 dB
Microphones 2 2

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6 v6
Bluetooth v5 v5
Fingerprint Yes Yes
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Ports
USB-A 2x USB 3.2 2x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 1x USB 3.2 1x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4 No
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0 1x HDMI 2.0
DisplayPort No No
VGA No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No No
SD card reader No No
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No Yes
Backlight Yes Yes
Touchpad
Size - 12.5 x 8.0 cm
Surface Plastic -
Windows Precision Yes Yes
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