Last month I received the Acer Swift G5 laptop from a client to review.

Imagine having to carry around a laptop that only weighs 970 grams and is 15″ thick. Well stop imagining because it’s here.

Here is what I have to say about this powerful 8th Gen laptop.

This light, compact machine packs the following specs:


15-inch (1920 x 1080) Full HD 282ppi IPS LCD

1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8550U (4GHz boost) 4 Cores, 8 threads

Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Intel HD 620 GPU

8GB 2400MHz DDR4 RAM


802.11b/g/n/ac single-band 2×2 MIMO

Bluetooth 4.1

1x USB-C 3.1

2x USB 3.0


Stereo speakers

HD webcam

Single mic

3.5mm headset jack

UK tiled keyboard with numberpad

Two-button trackpad

57Wh lithium-ion battery

328.9mm x 228mm x 15mm


Making this little machine a pleasure to work on especially for my daily use and things like my photo editing and some light video editing, as well as a little bit of gaming and watching movies.

Acer Swift G5
Acer Swift G5

Being able to use the touch screen functionality made it a dream to use, because on more than one occasion I had forgotten my mouse.

I experienced frequent issues with the space bar, for example, where it would simply fail to register keystrokes, leaving me to go back and re-insert spaces.

The keyboard isn’t too bad, it’s well backlit and the distance on the keys is good, with a crisp feedback response.

I had no issues with the trackpad either, which is decently sized and smoothly finished. The fingerprint scanner worked pretty well as long as your fingers were dry, but the moment they became slightly moist it battled to read my prints.

Now the Swift G5 comes with two USB 3.0 ports and a HDMI output and one USB-C port but no card reader.

Having an 8th Gen Processor makes a big difference in the performance but it still lacked the overall power needed when attempting to do heavy multiple photo and video edits and the battery life was roughly 6 hours.

For some reason these little machines have a really loud fan, which can kinda drive one mad, but if you watching a movie or playing music it’s not that bad.

Acer could have done better with the speaker positioning as the overall sound becomes muffled due to the speaker being located underneath the laptop.

I enjoyed my time with the Acer Swift G5 Laptop and wish I had it for a longer period of time to play around with it.

So if you looking for an everyday laptop that’s light and easy to carry around with you then this is definitely one for you.

My score 7/10