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Acer Swift 3 (SF314-52)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Acer Swift 3 (SF314-52). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The keyboard and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the energy efficiency.

performance, portability, keyboard, screen, design

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Swift 3 (SF314-52) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mark Coppock (digitaltrends.com)

Acer Swift 3 review

 

The Acer Swift 3 packs flagship 8th-gen performance into a budget-friendly PC.

Speedy 8th-gen performance ; Plenty of connectivity ; Solid keyboard ; 1080p display looks true to life ; Great SSD for the price

Boring design aesthetic ; Display is dim, with poor contrast ; Mediocre battery life

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G (i7-8550U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review

 

Dim screen. Acer stuffs lots of computing power into the compact Swift 3 and even manages to deliver long battery life. The dim, glossy screen is its weak spot.

IPS screen ; Full HD resolution ; NVMe SSD ; quiet ; good battery life

dim, glossy screen

Acer’s new and compact Swift 3 SF314-52G, an allrounder with a 14-inch screen, did not compromise a good battery life for good hardware. In fact, the latest quad-core processor and the dedicated GeForce graphics unit are a potent combination, and the...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Silver

 

Slim light useful performance

Too slim for eithernet cable

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Silver

 

great design. very powerful and quick for the money

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Silver

 

4 usb sockets, long life battery(with carefull management), backlit keyboard and i7 intel makes it perfect fit for all night astrophotography work.

power socket feels a little delicate, finger print login can be a bit hit and miss

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Silver

 

Very fast performance

Fingerprint doesn’t always work. Much heavier than expected

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Silver

 

Nice and lightweight, battery life is so much better (but not quite as long as advertised).

Cortana is annoying. Norton was autoinstalled which I had to uninstall twice because I don’t trust it as an antivirus software.

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Silver

 

Great value for money. Slick design, good battery life and lightweight.

Not the best fingerprint sensor but not that important

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Silver

 

A great laptop for the money and holds its own in much more expensive company

None really

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Silver

 

Metallic design looks good and laptop is very quick.

Aug, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:3220
Battery life (max):12
Battery performance:3220
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front camera:Y

Design

Color of product:Gold / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter power:45

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Memory layout:1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:QPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-6200U / i7-6500U
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.5
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-6200U / i7-6500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Processor socket:Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1
System bus data transfer rate:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88193 / 88194
Processor code:SR2EY / SR2EZ
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.31
Height:0.709
Height (front):0.705
Weight:3.31
Width:13.4