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Acer Swift 3 (14-inch, 2020)

Acer Swift 3 (14-inch, 2020)
alaScore 94

97 reviews

Jun, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews of Acer Swift 3 (14-inch, 2020). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the battery and usability. The screen and performance are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the touchpad and sound.

portability, performance, screen, usability, battery

keyboard, image quality, energy, sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Swift 3 (14-inch, 2020) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Luke Larsen (digitaltrends.com)

Acer Swift 3 (2020) review: An 8-core Ryzen laptop for $650

 

The Acer Swift 3 now comes in a Ryzen 4000 edition, and it just might be the most powerful budget laptop ever made. Our review walks you through the highlights.

Solid build quality ; Supreme performance ; Great value ; Comfortable keyboard

Mediocre touchpad ; Dim display, narrow color gamut

May, 2020

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Acer Spin 3 (2020) Review

 

Stylus and carrying sleeve included ; Thunderbolt 3 port

A few ounces overweight ; Unremarkable screen and keyboard ; Mediocre webcam

With a fast-charging bundled stylus and a full-flex rotating screen, the 2020 Acer Spin 3 is a solid convertible laptop choice for users who'd like to dabble in drawing or handwriting.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Monica Chin (theverge.com)

Acer’s Swift 3 is a solid laptop for students

 

A simple laptop with a top-notch processor.

Great performance for the price ; Light, portable body ; Backlit keyboard ; Plenty of ports

Dim display ; Budget-laptop design ; Bloatware ; No Thunderbolt 3 on AMD version

Acer’s Swift 3 is a portable, sturdy Windows laptop powered by AMD’s speedy Ryzen processors. It has a mediocre display, but it still offers excellent value for its price.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Acer Swift 3 (2020) Review

 

Bright and colorful 3:2 aspect ratio display ; Great battery life ; HDMI and Thunderbolt 3 ports

Tepid CPU performance ; No SD or microSD card slot

A squarish 3:2 aspect ratio display helps the affordable, fully loaded Acer Swift 3 stand out from the ultraportable crowd.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Acer Swift 3 (2019)

 

Acer's 13.3-inch Swift 3 brings a few wins to the ultraportable arena, chief among them a moderate $899.99 price. Even with a so-so screen and some keyboard stumbles, it's worth a look.

Premium-feel aluminum chassis. Well equipped for the price. Good performance (except for graphics) and battery life.

Mediocre, non-touch display. Keyboard layout is clumsy in spots. Pin or bent paper clip required to access microSD slot.

Bottom Line: Acer's 13.3-inch Swift 3 brings a few wins to the ultraportable arena, chief among them a moderate $899.99 price. Even with a so-so screen and some keyboard stumbles, it's worth a look.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (pcworld.com)

Acer Swift 3 Review: Ryzen 4000 delivers insane performance for the price

 

The Acer Swift 3 is a budget laptop that's as fast as pricier, heavier models, thanks to Ryzen 7 4700U, an 8-core CPU based on AMD's 7nm Ryzen 4000 with Radeon graphics.

Stupidly fast performance at this price ; Relatively light and thin

Trackpad has slight rattle ; Battery life could be better

As the first Ryzen 7 4700U laptop we've seen, Acer's pedestrian Swift 3 is suddenly a sprinter, delivering unprecedented performance for a laptop this light and this small. It can compete with some gaming and content-creation laptops in CPU-focused tasks.

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (pcworld.com)

Acer Swift 3 (SF314-57-57BN) review: Thin, light, affordable, and Ice Lake, with Thunderbolt 3 to boot

 

The Acer Swift 3 packs in plenty given its $700 sticker price, boasting a 10th-gen Intel Ice Lake CPU and a sub-three-pound weight.

Slim and light ; Cool, efficient performance ; Thunderbolt 3 port

Dim display ; Middling battery life

Another CPU-intensive test, our Cinebench benchmark measures a laptop’s performance as it renders a 3D image in real time. Given that it only takes a few minutes to complete, versus an hour or so for HandBrake, Cinebench does a nice job of showing us...

Expert review by : Kimberly Gedeon (laptopmag.com)

Acer Spin 3 2020 review

 

The Acer Spin 3 is an affordable 2-in-1 with a stylus, but it struggles to outpace its competitors

Stylus included ; Decent variety of ports ; Fingerprint-resistant chassis ; Thunderbolt 3 port ; Affordable

Middling performance ; So-so battery life ; Dim display

The Acer Spin 3 is a budget-friendly 2-in-1 with a cool stylus, but has middling performance, a dim display and below-average battery life.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Kimberly Gedeon (laptopmag.com)

Acer Swift 3 (2020) review

 

The Acer Swift 3 is an exercise in price and compromise

Portable, lightweight chassis ; Multitasking muscle ; Affordable

Mediocre battery life ; Dim display ; Sluggish SSD

The Acer Swift 3 is an affordable, portable laptop with solid multitasking chops, but it doesn’t have the best battery life.

May, 2020

Expert review by : Mike Wobker (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Swift 3 (i5-7200U, HD 620) Laptop Review

 

Well-designed for every day. Acer has learned to produce good and affordable laptops with an attractive design. Our review sample also proves this. However, not only the outer values are good. The Swift 3 has quite a bit to offer on the inside as well....

attractive design ; good battery life ; light and portable

glossy screen ; no maintenance options ; ClickPad's multitouch unreliable functions

With the Swift 3, Acer delivers an office device that is suitable for everyday use. The design is attractive and the inner values are also good. According to our test results, our review sample can compete even with more expensive devices. The...

Oct, 2017

Price comparison for Acer Swift 3 (14-inch, 2020)

  Store     Price
Acer Swift 3 Thin & Light Laptop, 14" Full HD IPS...
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Octa-Core Mobile Processor (Up to 4.1 GHz) with Radeon Graphics; 8GB LPDDR4 Memory; 512GB...
$676.00 TO SHOP
2021 Acer Swift 3 Laptop 14" FHD 1080p Ultra-Thin, 6...
【AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Hexa-Core】AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Hexa-Core Processor (Hexa-Core, 2.3GHz Up to 4.0 GHz, 8 MB...
$629.00 TO SHOP
2021 Acer Swift 3 14 Premium Laptop Computer I 14"...
【Upgraded Powerful Storage】: 8GB DDR4 SDRAM Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive
$659.00 TO SHOP
Acer Swift 3, SF314-42-R6T7, 14", Ryzen 5 4500U
Acer Swift 3, SF314-42-R6T7, 14", Ryzen 5 4500U
$593.00 TO SHOP
2021 Flagship Acer Swift 3 14 Laptop Computer 14"...
【CUSTOMlZED, Professional Upgraded to】: 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
$599.00 TO SHOP
Acer Swift 3 Light Laptop, 14" FHD IPS, AMD Ryzen 7...
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Octa-Core Mobile Processor (Up to 4. 1GHz) with Radeon Graphics | 8GB LPDDR4 Memory |...
$639.00 TO SHOP
2020 Acer Swift 3 14 Premium Laptop Computer 14" FHD...
【Upgraded Powerful Storage】: 8GB DDR4 SDRAM Memory, 1TB Solid State Drive
$819.00 TO SHOP
Acer Swift 3X Thin & Light Laptop, 14" Full HD, 11th...
Get high performance, responsiveness and long battery life with the Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor - up to...
$1,199.00 TO SHOP
Acer Swift 3 2020 Premium Business Laptop I 14 inch...
【We have professional modified/upgraded, if necessary, to the detailed specs, as you can find in the...
$929.00 TO SHOP
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-55UT Laptop, 14" Full HD, 8th...
8th Generation Intel Core i5-8265u Processor (Upto 3. 9 gramHz), 8 GB onboard DDR4 Dual Channel Memory...
$613.00 TO SHOP

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