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Acer Swift 3 (SF314-52)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of Acer Swift 3 (SF314-52). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the usability and keyboard are overall positive. The screen and portability also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the sound. There are some critical views about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Swift 3 (SF314-52) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = 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 SF314-52G 14" Laptop - Silver

 

14" provides a good balance of size and weight - usefully bigger screen than my previous 13" laptop but not as heavy as a 15" model. Build feels solid and reliable. Performance is fine for my use - Office apps and Photo image processing. I've not been...

Nothing negative so far, though I've only used it for a few weeks.

May, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Silver

 

Great speed, looks great perfect for daughters GCSEs

May, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Silver

 

Great performance, classy keyboard, ample ports, good display, fingerprint reader, metal chassis. REal value for money.

Poor speakers, rather plain external appearance.

May, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Silver

 

Extremely quick - did not realise how slow my previous laptop was. Great keyboard

Have not discovered any bad features in first month of use

May, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Grey

 

It’s finished to a high spec, very fast and relatively light.

Doesn’t have a numbers keep pad to the right of the keyboard, only on top.

May, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Grey

 

Very quick PC, haven't even begun to use it at its full potential yet. Very sleek looking, and nice size / weight. Keyboard is quiet, and I like the option of being able to turn the keyboard backlight on or off. Good amount of ports.

Fingerprint scanner can be a bit temperamental.

May, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Silver

 

Light and carriable

The built in mouse jumps a lot

May, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Silver

 

I absolutely adore this laptop! It’s so sleek, lightweight, portable, and doesn’t slow down even when I have 10 internet tabs, 5 word documents and a PowerPoint on the go. I cannot recommend this laptop enough, the value for money is incredible and...

The only thing is does - and this is once in a blue moon, is if you’re trying to skip through parts of a YouTube video it will stop playing the video, but will carry on playing the audio for a couple of seconds, but after a few seconds, it does...

May, 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