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Acer Swift 3 (SF314-52)

We have collected and analyzed 5 expert reviews and 88 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 83/100 and users rate it 88/100. The average review date is Apr 6, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 1012757 reviews from other Laptops. The alaScore™ for this product is 90/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 13, 2018.

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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 : 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

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Silver

 

For the price, good sound and picture quality and functions quickly

Acer support reminders are confusing and difficult to understand

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Silver

 

Slim light useful performance

Too slim for eithernet cable

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Silver

 

great design. very powerful and quick for the money

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Silver

 

4 usb sockets, long life battery(with carefull management), backlit keyboard and i7 intel makes it perfect fit for all night astrophotography work.

power socket feels a little delicate, finger print login can be a bit hit and miss

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Silver

 

Very fast performance

Fingerprint doesn’t always work. Much heavier than expected

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Silver

 

Nice and lightweight, battery life is so much better (but not quite as long as advertised).

Cortana is annoying. Norton was autoinstalled which I had to uninstall twice because I don’t trust it as an antivirus software.

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Silver

 

Great value for money. Slick design, good battery life and lightweight.

Not the best fingerprint sensor but not that important

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Swift 3 SF314-52 14" Laptop - Silver

 

A great laptop for the money and holds its own in much more expensive company

None really

Sep, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:3220
Battery life (max):12
Battery performance:3220
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front camera:Y

Design

Color of product:Gold / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter power:45

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Memory layout:1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:QPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-6200U / i7-6500U
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.5
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-6200U / i7-6500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Processor socket:Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1
System bus data transfer rate:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88193 / 88194
Processor code:SR2EY / SR2EZ
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.31
Height:0.709
Height (front):0.705
Weight:3.31
Width:13.4