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Acer Swift 3 15-inch (SF315 Series)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of Acer Swift 3 15-inch (SF315 Series). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The portability and screen are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the size and keyboard.

performance, screen, portability, design, price

battery, keyboard, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Swift 3 15-inch (SF315 Series) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Brett Howse (anandtech.com)

The Acer Swift 3 SF315-41 Review: Ryzen Meets Laptop

 

It's been a long time since we've had a chance to review a laptop powered by an AMD CPU, but Acer has now launched the Acer Swift 3 powered by Ryzen Mobile, and we've got a chance to look at one. AMD has had a tough run in the laptop space over the...

The combination of AMD’s Ryzen mobile, along with a good design, and excellent specifications for the price, really do make the Acer Swift 3 an appealing proposition. We’ve never tested a laptop at this price point with a 512 GB SSD before, and the 8...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Acer Swift 3 (Ryzen, 2018) Review

 

Stays cool ; Dim, reflective screen; Overpriced; Middling performance; Tons of bloatware ; The Ryzen CPU-based Acer Swift 3 is a 15.6-inch laptop that's nothing to brag about.

Dim, reflective screen; Overpriced; Middling performance; Tons of bloatware ; The Ryzen CPU-based Acer Swift 3 is a 15.6-inch laptop that's nothing to brag about.

The Ryzen CPU-based Acer Swift 3 is a 15.6-inch laptop that's nothing to brag about.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G (Ryzen 5 2500U, Radeon RX 540, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

 

Hit the brakes. The Swift 3 SF315-41G is a multimedia allrounder by Acer that relies on the combination of a Raven Ridge APU and a dedicated AMD graphics unit. They are joined by an IPS display, a backlit keyboard and an NVMe-SSD. As a result, the...

matte IPS display ; Full-HD resolution ; NVMe-SSD ; thin, light, compact

reflective display ; slow card reader ; gaming performance below GeForce MX150

Acer's multimedia allrounder comes with an AMD Raven-Ridge APU that offers more than enough computing power for all standard use cases. The dedicated GPU enables gaming in a limited capacity. However, resolution and quality settings have to be selected...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Sam Medley (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Swift 3 (Ryzen 7 2700U, Radeon RX Vega 10) Laptop Review

 

Ryzen up. Acer has updated their popular Swift 3 laptop with AMD's most powerful mobile APU, the Ryzen 7 2700U with RX Vega 10 graphics. Unfortunately, the system fails to live up to its full potential.

competes well with Kaby Lake R CPUs ; Vega 10 GPU bests Intel iGPUs by wide margin ; relatively compact and portable ; ports are well-positioned and offer wide variety ; fingerprint reader is nice addition ; fans are well-tuned and quiet ; heat output...

relatively short battery life compared to Kaby Lake R devices ; no Thunderbolt 3 ; slow card reader ; inconsistent PCIe SSD ; screen is far too dim ; screen is far too reflective ; screen has low color space coverage ; sound is thin ; keyboard is...

Ryzen 7 is here, but not in full force. Acer's Swift 3 is one of the first machines to use AMD's new APU, but it may not be the best picture of what the chip can do. While performance is slightly improved from the Ryzen 5 2500U in most cases, it still...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Swift 3 SF315 (Ryzen 5 2500U, Vega 8, 256 GB, FHD) Laptop Review

 

The boys are back in town. The mobile version of the Ryzen is here. Is this the first time that AMD is eye to eye with Intel? Overall, the answer is a definite yes, although Acer should not have cut corners with the SSD.

strong performance at Kaby Lake Refresh level ; Vega 8 IGP beats Intel UHD Graphics significantly ; thin, light and compact ; properly processed ; ports are well positioned ; TPM 2.0, fingerprint-reader ; very nice ClickPad ; very good contrast ratio ;...

short runtimes ; no Thunderbolt 3 ; cf. slow PCIe-SSD ; slow card reader ; narrow number pad ; screen too dark ; low color-space coverage ; unsatisfactory sound

With Ryzen 5 Mobile, AMD clearly sees itself ahead of Intel's Kaby Lake Refresh chips, a statement that we can agree with if we remove "clearly" from it. In the case of the 2500U, the general computing power is at eye level with the Core i5-8250U or...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Swift 3 SF315 (8250U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review

 

Multi-talented. Acer's 15.6-inch all-rounder is equipped with a quad-core processor, an IPS display and a GPU with enough performance power to render current games – and more. Even with its high-performance hardware, it offers a long battery life....

IPS display ; SSD + HDD ; runs quietly ; remains cool ; very good battery life

dark display ; slow memory card reader

Update 07/25/2018: We loved the 4K SKU of the Acer Swift 3 SF-315. The matte panel was very bright, and was thus even usable outdoors. Its 100 % sRGB color space coverage means it’s ideal for professional photo editing, and we were able to all but...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Sven Kloevekorn (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Swift 3 SF315 (i5-7200U, GeForce MX150) Laptop Review

 

A little bit of everything. Acer's newbie scores mainly with its compactness, versatility, and the new GeForce MX150. Small problems with the display and sound do not quite fit with its multimedia ambitions, but thanks to good input devices, security...

various equipment options available ; thin, light, and compact ; flawless workmanship ; good positioning of the ports ; TPM 2.0, fingerprint-sensor ; very nice ClickPad ; very good contrast ratio ; quiet, cool, and economical

very sensitive to fingerprints ; difficult to clean ; no Thunderbolt 3 ; very slow card reader ; maintenance might be difficult ; number pad too small ; display too dark ; very bad brightness distribution measured ; insufficient color-space coverage ;...

If you consider the high price of currently about 950 Euros (~$1116) of the new Acer Aspire Swift 3 SF315-51G-55Z9, only the sub-optimal display - which is by no means terrible - and in particular the pretty bad sound of the newcomer are below the...

Oct, 2017

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Acer Swift 3 (SF315-41) review – stylish performer with Ryzen 7

 

Here it is! Ryzen has finally come to the hugely populated world of laptop devices. Acer Swift 3 is the name of the lucky piece of hardware, that can enjoy the heartbeat of Ryzen 7 2700U. A laptop …

Stylish and sturdy design;All-aluminum chassis with good build quality;Good IPS display;Powerful low voltage chip;Fingerprint reader;Good cooling solution

Lack of RJ45 port;Mediocre battery life;Presence of PWM (our Health-Guard profile fixes that)

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Expert Reviews Staff (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Swift 3 SF315-52 review: Looks the part but lacks the power

 

A good looker and not a bad performer – but it's held back by a so-so screen and mediocre battery life

Appealing design ; Good performance

Low battery life ; Poor sRGB coverage ; Cramped keyboard

The Acer Swift 3 is a competent machine, but it has its foibles. If you’re in the market for a 15.6in laptop, therefore, we suggest you take a look at the PC Specialist Lafité instead, which has a better screen and more storage for a price that’s...

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (techadvisor.co.uk)

Acer Swift 3 SF315

 

The Acer Swift 3 comes in various shapes and sizes and now includes an option with AMD Ryzen processing and Vega grahpics. But can it outpace the Intel version?

Price comparison for Acer Swift 3 15-inch (SF315 Series)

  Store     Price
Acer Swift 3 SF314-54-56L8, 14" Full HD, 8th Gen...
8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz)
$580.00 TO SHOP
Acer Swift 5 Ultra-Thin & Lightweight Laptop 15.6”...
8th Generation Intel Core i5 8265u Processor (Up to 3. 9GHz), 8GB onboard DDR4 Dual Channel Memory & 256GB...
$723.00 TO SHOP
Acer Swift 5 Ultra-Thin & Lightweight Laptop 15.6”...
Fully loaded with lots of features: FHD Touchsceen, Fingerprint Reader, Backlit Keyboard, 802.11 AC...
$749.00 TO SHOP
Acer Swift 5 Ultra-Thin & Lightweight Laptop 15.6”...
8th Generation Intel Core i7-8565u Processor (Up to 4. 6GHz), 16GB onboard DDR4 Dual Channel Memory & 512GB...
$849.00 TO SHOP
2020 Acer Aspire 5 Newest 14 Inch FHD 1080P Laptop...
Work with Intel Core i7-8565U processor, deliver incredible responsiveness and smooth, seamless multitasking
$803.00 TO SHOP
Acer Swift 3 SF313-51-86QH Laptop, 14" Full HD, 8th...
8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U Processor (Up to 4. 0GHz), 8GB onboard DDR4 memory & 512GB Pie SSD
$1,199.00 TO SHOP
2020 Acer Swift 5 15.6" FHD Touchscreen Laptop...
Powered by latest 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8265U Processor @ 1.60GHz (4 Cores, 6M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz...
$729.00 TO SHOP
Acer Swift 7, 13.3" Full HD, 7th Gen Intel Core i7...
7th Generation Intel Core i7-7Y75 Processor 1.3GHz (Up to 3.6GHz)
$1,049.00 TO SHOP
Acer Spin 5, 13.3" Full HD Touch, 7th Gen Intel Core...
7th Generation Intel Core i5-7200U Processor (Up to 3.1GHz)
$799.00 TO SHOP
Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6 inches Full HD IPS...
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Dual Core Processor (Up to 3.5GHz); 4GB DDR4 Memory; 128GB PCIe NVMe SSD
$349.00 TO SHOP

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