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Acer Swift 3 15-inch (SF315 Series)

Acer Swift 3 15-inch (SF315 Series)
alaScore 91

39 reviews

Oct, 2019

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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 91/100 = 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 : 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 (laptopmedia.com)

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?

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Acer Swift 3 (Ryzen) review

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The Acer Swift 3 is a 15.6-inch laptop, and weighing in at 2.1kg, it might be pushing the concept of 'portable' for some. However, there's an appetite for large screen laptops, and they can be excellent replacements for the traditional desktop. With a...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Acer Swift 3 (8th gen Intel) review

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The latest iteration of the Acer Swift 3, this powerful 14-inch ultrabook packs in the latest eighth- generation Intel i5 processor, backed up with 8GB of RAM and a solid state drive so we've got few concerns about its number-crunching ability....

Dec, 2017
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