Acer Swift 3 SF314-51 (NX.GKKEK.007) Review

The stunning Swift 3 notebook sports a lightweight and thin design, a powerful Intel Core processor, long battery life and improved fundamentals. The design is symmetrical with perfectly rounded corners manufactured from aluminium, thus presenting a solid image, while the Swift 3 portraits a calm and quality image due to the anodized sandblasting finish. The USB 3.1 Type-C port enables data transfers at ultrafast speeds, while the USB 3.0 port could be used to charge your devices while the Swift is powered down. With IPS technology and FHD resolution, the LED screen is vivid and clear from almost all angles. Daily jobs can be performed intuitively with a great features such as Acer BluelightShieldTM, a large Precision Touchpad and Acer Colour Intelligence.

 

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Specs

Processor: Intel Core i5

Memory: 8 GB of RAM

Storage: 256 GB SSD

Screen: 35.56 cm

OS: Windows 10

Benefits

  • The fingerprint reader is embedded and compatible with Windows Hello to allow you to log into the Swift 3 with a simple touch.
  • Just 17.9mm thin with a weight of 1.5kg, the Swift 3 is slender yet stylish, and easy to take wherever you go.
  • Wireless performance is up to 3 times faster than previously possible with 2×2 802.11ac MU-MIMO technology.
  • The USB 3.1 Type-C port enables super-fast data transfer, while the USB 3.0 port could be used to charge other devices when the laptop is not powered.
  • With its long battery life, the Swift 3 can stay unplugged on long flights and then some.

Downsides

  • Screen brightness is fine for indoors, but not for outdoors in bright sunlight
  • Battery life not up to claimed 10 hours

Verdict

The Acer Swift 3 is an impressive laptop, especially considering its price. It brings a fantastic combination of features, looks, battery life and performance that no other device matches for the same price. Although a few laptops have a similar spec and price, for example the Lenovo Ideapad 510S. While these deliver almost the same performance and features, none can equal the Swift’s metal exterior.

It is worth noting that although the metal is aesthetically pleasing, it does not have much structural benefit. The case is still far removed from the sense of longevity and reassuring solidity that is present with a MacBook. While it’s good to have, it is not at all clear if this machine will really last any longer than other machines with plastic cases will.

 

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