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Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and design are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Swift 3

 

Acer's range of Swift laptops is available in four flavours: the range-topping Swift 7, the mid-tier Swift 5 the cheaper Swift 3 and the budget Swift 1. Don't let the latter's standing against its siblings put you off, though. The Swift 3 includes...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Acer Swift 3 review

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The Acer Swift 3 is a stylish 14-inch laptop. It's modern, too, with a USB-C port and fingerprint reader for security. So far, so good. But to compete with the best laptops on test, it needs a long battery life, be easy to use and have a decent screen....

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Nino Ricchizzi (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X Notebook Review

 

Popular companion. High-quality materials coupled with responsive hardware leave a good impression. Even though the display luminance does not seem very up-to-date, we like the overall package of the new Acer Swift 3.

Solid chassis ; good input devices ; system performance ; low temperature and noise development

SD performance ; shocking WLAN performance (maybe defective test model) ; memory not expandable ; no maintenance hatches ; dark display

Acer's Swift 3 is a successful entry in the subnotebook segment. It is covered in a sophisticated aluminum chassis that does not cause a lot of criticism. Only the access for maintenance works could have been easier. The input devices were surprisingly...

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Acer Swift 3

 

Lightweight and a fairly quick laptop for the price

Battery isn't as good as expected

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Robert (reevoo.com)

Acer Swift 3

 

Quick to boot, not missed a beat,

Windows 10

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Toby (reevoo.com)

Acer Swift 3

 

This is a fast laptop that boots and shuts down very quickly. The battery life is excellent allowing me to take it away for a day without the charger. It is slim and easily fits in a small bag. The all metal case certainly makes it sturdy and the build...

None.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Lindsay (reevoo.com)

Acer Swift 3

 

Smart. Light.

A bit temperamental

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Alison (reevoo.com)

Acer Swift 3

 

Stylish and practical, easy to use. Good sized mouse pad, although I did get a wireless mouse to use as I prefer to use them.

No bad points for me so far....

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Rain (reevoo.com)

Acer Swift 3

 

Love all of it

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Ian (reevoo.com)

Acer Swift 3

 

Quick to load, excellent graphics light and easy to handle.

Mouse is too sensitive keeps resizing screen. Insistence on using Microsoft Edge rather annoying

Jul, 2017
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Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:3220
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):10 / 104 / 12
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

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

Design

Colour of product:Aluminium / Black / Gold / Grey / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / TFT
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
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
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 4
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Data

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

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
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: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3.1 / 3.5 / 3.50
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-6xxx / Intel Core i3-7xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i3-6006U / I3-6100U / i3-7100U / I5-6200U / i5-7200U / I7-6500U / i7-7500U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-6000 Mobile Processor Series / Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356 / FCBGA1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1 / H0
System bus rate:3 / 4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / 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® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: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:Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:88180 / 88193 / 88194 / 91157 / 95442 / 95443 / 95451 / I3-6100U
Processor code:SR2EU / SR2EY / SR2EZ / SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR2ZW
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 24
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 / No / Y / Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, SSD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, Supervisor, User / HDD, Supervisor / HDD, Supervisor, User

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux Linpus / No / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME
Operating System Language:Italian

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:136.6 / 23.7 / 236 / 236.2 / 236.6
Height :1.8 / 17.9 / 18
Height (front):1.7 / 1.79 / 1.8
Height (rear):1.7 / 1.79 / 1.8
Weight:1 / 1.5
Width:34.1 / 340.4 / 341