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Acer Swift 3 14" (SF314 Series)

Acer Swift 3 14" (SF314 Series)
alaScore 94

540 reviews

Feb, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 540 reviews of Acer Swift 3 14" (SF314 Series). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Swift 3 14" (SF314 Series) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = 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 : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Acer Swift 3

 

The 14-inch Acer Swift 3 is a well-rounded ultraportable laptop at a moderate price, with solid port selection and strong battery life that offset a merely average screen.

Classy aluminum design. Windows Hello fingerprint reader. Perky performance from Core i5 CPU and PCIe SSD. Good battery life.

Limited screen brightness. Shallow keyboard with small, crowded cursor control keys.

As you can tell, there's a lot to like about the Acer Swift 3. Our only real gripes are with the keyboard's cursor cluster, which you can master with a little practice, and the slightly dim display, which we don't want to overemphasize. If we don't...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

A partly premium and totally affordable laptop

 

The Acer Swift 3 is a stylish and affordably priced laptop that has a lot of ports and connections.

The Acer Swift 3 is a stylish and affordable laptop. Unlike a lot of current laptops, it has lots of ports and connections.

The shallow keyboard isn’t great for typing. The display is dim and the speakers are weak. Battery life is short.

The Acer Swift 3 is a budget laptop with an impressive all-metal design, but it skimps on some features you might find important.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Acer Swift 3 (2019) review: This midrange notebook PC hides Nvidia graphics power

 

Acer's Swift 3 (2019) notebook PC offers excellent performance and satisfactory battery life for an inexpensive clamshell, though the audio and fingerprint reader are noticeably lacking.

Solidly midrange price ; Discrete GeForce MX150 GPU, though underclocked ; Pretty IPS display ; Decent 10-hour battery life

Poor audio, even with headphones ; Fingerprint reader didn't perform reliably

Acer's Swift 3 is one of many notebooks we've tested to offer a Core i5 or Core i7, but its real differentiator is the downclocked MX150, which can't compare to the faster-clocked GeForce MX150 chips inside some of its competition. You won’t notice any...

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Acer Swift 3

 

Stylish, slim chassis; Stays cool when you're multitasking; Bright, vivid display ; Below-average battery life ; The Acer Swift 3's slim, elegant design and powerful Core i7 processor make it a beautiful productivity machine, but the battery life is...

Below-average battery life ; The Acer Swift 3's slim, elegant design and powerful Core i7 processor make it a beautiful productivity machine, but the battery life is lacking.

The Acer Swift 3's slim, elegant design and powerful Core i7 processor make it a beautiful productivity machine, but the battery life is lacking.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Swift 3 SF314-55 (i3-8145U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

 

RAM stinginess. Acer's 14-inch notebook features an elegant and small case, a Whiskey Lake Core i3 CPU, and decent battery life. While its SSD, its matte IPS display, and its keyboard backlight are state-of-the-art in 2018, the RAM is not: Acer only...

matte IPS Display ; FHD resolution ; NVMe SSD ; decent battery life ; backlit keyboard ; very quiet ; DisplayPort via USB-C ; Power Delivery via USB-C

only 4 GB of RAM ; RAM soldered onto motherboard ; RAM is not upgradeable ; CPU turbo barely utilized on battery

Acer’s Swift 3 SF314-55 is a 14-inch notebook with an elegant and compact metal case. It offers plenty of performance for everyday office and Internet tasks thanks to its Core i3 CPU, which manages to outperform its Kaby Lake competitors like the Core...

Dec, 2018

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

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

Expert review by (laptopmedia.com)

Acer Swift 3 (SF314-57) review – 10th Gen Intel processors + a super lightweight body

 

Here comes the latest Acer Swift 3 to hit the market – the SF314-57. You may also find it with a delicate “G” at the end of its name, which symbolizes the dedicated graphics card …

Very good battery life;Super light thanks to its Magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum alloy combination;Has a Thunderbolt 3 port;It doesn’t use aggressive PWM to adjust screen brightness (Chi Mei N140HCA-EAC (CMN14D4));Barely audible under heavy...

Lacks an SD card reader;Not very high maximum brightness and narrow color coverage – 54% of sRGB (Chi Mei N140HCA-EAC (CMN14D4));Memory is soldered to the motherboard

Nov, 2019

Expert review by (laptopmedia.com)

Acer Swift 3 (SF314-55) review – classy business solution, bearing some flaws

 

Going a back in time to the nearest past, we showed you a device from Acer. The weather was cold, the spring was yet to come, and the laptop we are talking about was the Swift 3 (SF314-56). Despite…

Beautiful screen with 98% of sRGB coverage and accurate colors (Innolux N140HCE-EN2 (CMN14D5));Doesn’t use aggressive PWM to adjust brightness (Innolux N140HCE-EN2 (CMN14D5));Great battery life;Good build quality;Fingerprint reader;Fan remains quiet...

Shallow keyboard;Trails behind its opponents in performance;Quiet speakers;Coil whine from the SSD

Apr, 2019

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