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Acer Swift 3 (SF314-52)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Acer Swift 3 (SF314-52). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the design and screen are on the whole positive. The keyboard and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical views about the energy efficiency.

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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 (SF314-52) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = 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 : 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:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3220 / 3320
Battery capacity (Watt hours):10 / 37 / 48
Battery life (max):10
Battery recharge time:10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous video playback time:10
Number of battery cells:2+4 / 4
Removable battery:Y

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:ACPI 5.0 / CE

Design

Colour name:Sparkly Silver
Colour of product:Black, Blue / Black, grey / Black, Pink / Black, Pink gold / Black, Silver / Blue / Gold / Grey / Grey, Silver / Pink / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium / Metal
Product colour:Black, Blue / Black, grey / Black, Pink / Black, Pink gold / Black, Silver / Blue / Gold / Grey / Grey, Silver / Pink / Silver
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / LCD / TFT
Screen shape:Flat
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter 4K support:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel UHD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x5917 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 620 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:Italian
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N / No / Y
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1866 / 2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:N / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:10 / 7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):1
ECC supported by processor:N / No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3.1 / 3.10 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 4 / 4.00
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 2.3 / 2.40 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I3-6100U / i3-7100U / i3-7130U / I5-6200U / i5-7200U / i5-8250U / i7-7500U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-6200 series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / FCBGA1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D1 / H0 / Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967 / 124977 / 88180 / 88193 / 95442 / 95443 / 95451 / I3-6100U
Processor code:SR2EU / SR2EY / SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR2ZW / SR3LA
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 24 / 42 x 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N / Y / Yes
Palm vein scanner:Y
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, SSD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, SSD, Supervisor, User / HDD, Supervisor, User

Software

Bundled software:Office 2016
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2016

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1024 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express / PCI Express 3.0 / Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:128 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:2.5"
SSD interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:SSD
Total SSDs capacity:128
Total Storage Capacity:1024 / 128 / 256 / 512

Technical Details

USB connector type:USB Type-A, USB Type-C

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:136.6 / 228 / 233.9 / 234 / 236.1 / 236.6
Height :17.9 / 18 / 18.7
Height (front):1.79 / 1.8
Height (rear):1.79
Weight:1.5 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8
Width:323 / 338 / 338.1 / 341