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Acer Swift 3 SF315-51G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Acer Swift 3 SF315-51G. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and battery. The design and portability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the screen and usability.

portability, design, battery, size

usability, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Swift 3 SF315-51G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (

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

Acer's 15.6-inch multi-talented multimedia machine smoothly renders current computer games on its glossy Full HD display. It makes a good impression in every other aspect too, regardless of the kind of application. The device never grows particularly...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Sven Kloevekorn (

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

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2


Battery Capacity:3220
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4


Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720


Colour of product:Black, grey / Black, Grey, Silver / Black, Silver / Blue / Grey / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product Type:Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available / NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:N
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N / Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y


Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N / Y
DVI port:N
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:65


Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down:10 / 7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.10 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 4 / 4.00
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-8xxx / Intel Core i7-8xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 2.50 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7200U / i5-8250U / i7-7500U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:H0 / Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
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® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967 / 95443 / 95451
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR3LA
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / WINDOWS 10 HOME


Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 1512 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Height :18.9
Height (front):1.89
Height (rear):1.89
Weight:2.1 / 2.2