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Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the battery and design are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the screen.

performance, portability, usability, design, battery

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 43 reviews)

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Expert review by: Nino Ricchizzi (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X Notebook Review

 

Popular companion. High-quality materials coupled with responsive hardware leave a good impression. Even though the display luminance does not seem very up-to-date, we like the overall package of the new Acer Swift 3.

Solid chassis ; good input devices ; system performance ; low temperature and noise development

SD performance ; shocking WLAN performance (maybe defective test model) ; memory not expandable ; no maintenance hatches ; dark display

Acer's Swift 3 is a successful entry in the subnotebook segment. It is covered in a sophisticated aluminum chassis that does not cause a lot of criticism. Only the access for maintenance works could have been easier. The input devices were surprisingly...

Dec, 2016

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Swift 3

 

Acer's range of Swift laptops is available in four flavours: the range-topping Swift 7, the mid-tier Swift 5 the cheaper Swift 3 and the budget Swift 1. Don't let the latter's standing against its siblings put you off, though. The Swift 3 includes...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Acer Swift 3 review

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The Acer Swift 3 is a stylish 14-inch laptop. It's modern, too, with a USB-C port and fingerprint reader for security. So far, so good. But to compete with the best laptops on test, it needs a long battery life, be easy to use and have a decent screen....

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: Robert (reevoo.com)

Acer Swift 3

 

Quick to boot, not missed a beat,

Windows 10

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Toby (reevoo.com)

Acer Swift 3

 

This is a fast laptop that boots and shuts down very quickly. The battery life is excellent allowing me to take it away for a day without the charger. It is slim and easily fits in a small bag. The all metal case certainly makes it sturdy and the build...

None.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Lindsay (reevoo.com)

Acer Swift 3

 

Smart. Light.

A bit temperamental

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Alison (reevoo.com)

Acer Swift 3

 

Stylish and practical, easy to use. Good sized mouse pad, although I did get a wireless mouse to use as I prefer to use them.

No bad points for me so far....

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Rain (reevoo.com)

Acer Swift 3

 

Love all of it

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Ian (reevoo.com)

Acer Swift 3

 

Quick to load, excellent graphics light and easy to handle.

Mouse is too sensitive keeps resizing screen. Insistence on using Microsoft Edge rather annoying

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

Acer Swift 3

 

light, long life battery. The presetup ws well worth the money so it was a "ready to use" machine

Takes a while to get used to the app-oriented Win 10 software

Jul, 2017
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
Panel Type:IPS / TFT

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Processor ARK ID:88180 / 88193 / 88194 / 91157 / 95442 / 95443 / 95451 / I3-6100U
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 24

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Software

Operating System Language:Italian

Storage

SSD form factor:2.5"