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Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X Notebook Review

Nino Ricchizzi (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 12/20/2016

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.

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Acer presented its new Swift series for the first time at IFA 2016. Our test model of the Swift 3 is a subnotebook equipped for everyday applications, which is supported by the aluminum chassis and the decent hardware equipment. The latter includes an Intel Core i7 processor from the Skylake generation, a Full HD panel, 8 GB of RAM as well as a large 512 GB SSD. Acer sells the Swift 3 for just under 1000 Euros (~$1038), but there are also less expensive SKUs with smaller storage capacities and slower CPUs. The entry-level version currently starts at 600 Euros (~$623).

There are numerous comparison devices in the subnotebook segment, including the slightly more expensive (+100 Euros) Asus ZenBook UX330UA with similar components. There are also alternatives from Acer: The Acer Aspire S 13 with the same specifications and a good overall rating was convincing in our review. There is also the slightly more expensive Acer TravelMate X3, which also works as a business device. Looking for more GPU performance? The Lenovo IdeaPad 500s for 1000 Euros (~$1038) is an interesting alternative with a dedicated Nvidia GPU. Finally, we want to mention the Dell XPS 13, which got a very good rating. It is 550 Euros (~$571) more expensive, but is a good comparison with a higher class of devices.

Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X
Processor
Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5 GHz (Intel Core i7), 2 cores
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 520, Core: 1050 MHz, 20.19.15.4444
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4, Dual-Channel, not expandable
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 157 PPI, AU Optronics AUO213D B140HAN02.1, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Liteonit CV3-8D512, 512 GB 
, M.2-SSD, SATA3
Soundcard
Intel Skylake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audio combo, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 341 x 237 ( = 0.71 x 13.43 x 9.33 in)
Battery
48.9 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1.3 MP
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.55 kg ( = 54.67 oz / 3.42 pounds), Power Supply: 260 g ( = 9.17 oz / 0.57 pounds)
Price
1000 Euro

 

Case

Acer uses a high-quality aluminum chassis (silver) for the Swift 3. As well as the silver and matte finish, you can also choose a golden model. Our test model leaves a very sophisticated impression at a first glance. All edges are carefully rounded and the individual case elements fit very well together. The display hinge offers a convenient resistance, but we had to use both hands to open the lid of the 14-inch notebook. The chassis is quite stable, even though you can dent the lid slightly with some pressure. Maintenance work or replacing the battery will require the removal of the entire bottom panel. This process is quite complicated due to numerous plastic clips and therefore only recommended for experienced users. After the removal of the panel, you can access the battery, the CMOS battery and the SSD. It is also possible to clean the fans.

You can choose between two colors.
The new Swift 3 gets …
… a sophisticated chassis.
A fingerprint scanner…
…as integrated security feature.
The webcam does its job.
The Swift 3 is a solid subnotebook …
…thanks to high-quality materials.
A look inside the chassis…
…is possible with some fiddling.
You can replace the CMOS battery.
The storage drive can be replaced as well.

The Swift 3 tips the scale at around 1.55 kg (~3.4 lb). Subjectively, the 14-inch system is a convenient travel companion. If you prefer a lighter device, but do not want to switch to a plastic chassis, the Asus ZenBook with a weight of just 1.2 kg (~2.6 lb) is worth a look. The height of 13.5 mm (~0.5 in) is also 4.5 mm (~0.2 in) lower compared to our model. For comparison: The TravelMate X3 has pretty much the same dimensions as our model. One interesting aspect is the similar weight of the Lenovo IdeaPad 500s, despite a dedicated GPU. However, it is slightly thicker at 19.5 mm (~0.8 in) and does not feature a metal chassis.

Size Comparison

Connectivity

We can find the essential ports on the new Swift 3, but the USB 3.1 Type-C port deserves praise.

However, it is rather unfortunate that only one of the two USB Type-A ports supports the faster 3.0 standard. All ports are located in the rear areas of the sides, so there should not be any issues with attached cables on the desk.

Rear
Rear
Left side: Power, HDMI-out, 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C
Left side: Power, HDMI-out, 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C
Rights side: SD reader, combo audio, 1x USB 2.0, Kensington Lock
Rights side: SD reader, combo audio, 1x USB 2.0, Kensington Lock
Front
Front

SD Card Reader

You have to expect surprisingly long waiting times if you plan to transfer pictures onto your notebook via an SD card. We only determined transfer rates of 22.7 MB/s when we copied JPEG files (around 5 MB each) from our reference card, Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II. We are already familiar with similarly low values from the Acer TravelMate X3, and the Asus ZenBook is not much better at around 30 MB/s. If you have to rely on this scenario on a regular basis, you should consider competitors such as the Dell XPS 13.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
(Toshiba Exceria Pro M401 64 GB)
78 MB/s ∼100% +244%
Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14ISK
61 MB/s ∼78% +169%
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC059T
30.3 MB/s ∼39% +33%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
22.7 MB/s ∼29%
Acer TravelMate X3 X349-M-7261
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
19.1 MB/s ∼24% -16%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14ISK
85.7 MB/s ∼100% +227%
Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
(Toshiba Exceria Pro M401 64 GB)
84.4 MB/s ∼98% +222%
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC059T
37.3 MB/s ∼44% +42%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.2 MB/s ∼31%
Acer TravelMate X3 X349-M-7261
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.1 MB/s ∼30% 0%

Communication

Picture: Apple iPhone 6s
Picture: Apple iPhone 6s
Picture: Acer Swift 3
Picture: Acer Swift 3

Almost all notebooks in this comparison are limited to wireless Internet connections via a WLAN module. Our test model is equipped with the Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac module with 2x2-MU-MIMO support. According to the specifications, it can manage transfer rates of up to 866 Mbps (gross). We can only measure shockingly low speeds of around 115 Mbps via iperf (Server & Client). The Asus ZenBook (also with MIMO 2x2 technology) manages 5 to 6 times higher transfer rates. The much more expensive Dell XPS 13 is also much better at around 580 Mbps (Server) and 461 Mbps (Client).

Ethernet connections can only be established via USB adapter. This is not the case for the Lenovo IdeaPad 500s though, where the wired networks can be accessed via an Ethernet port.

A 1.3 MP webcam is integrated for video calls. It provides usable pictures in daylight, but you can always see picture noise. The latter is more pronounced in darker environments.

Networking
iperf Server (receive) TCP 1 m (sort by value)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174 (RTL GBE)
115 MBit/s ∼19%
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC059T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (I219-V)
609 MBit/s ∼100% +430%
Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
Qualcomm Atheros QC61x4 Wireless Network Adapter
320 MBit/s ∼53% +178%
Acer TravelMate X3 X349-M-7261
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (jperf2)
563 MBit/s ∼92% +390%
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Dell Wireless 1820A 802.11ac
579 MBit/s ∼95% +403%
iperf Client (transmit) TCP 1 m (sort by value)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174 (RTL GBE)
112 MBit/s ∼20%
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC059T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (I219-V)
421 MBit/s ∼77% +276%
Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
Qualcomm Atheros QC61x4 Wireless Network Adapter
260 MBit/s ∼48% +132%
Acer TravelMate X3 X349-M-7261
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (jperf2)
547 MBit/s ∼100% +388%
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Dell Wireless 1820A 802.11ac
461 MBit/s ∼84% +312%

Security

Our test model is not defined by the numerous security standards, which are more important for business devices. However, there are still some security features available, including a TP module 2.0 as well as a fingerprint scanner. The swipe-style fingerprint scanner unlocks the device quickly and without any problems.

Accessories

The included accessories are limited to a brochure and a short setup guide. The manufacturer does not list any dedicated accessories for this system on its website.

Maintenance

You will have to remove the entire bottom panel of the Swift 3 if you want to carry out any maintenance work on it. After the removal of all the surrounding screws, you have to lift the bottom panel very carefully, because it is also secured with plastic clips. You should use a sharp object. Once the bottom is lifted, you can perform essential repair works. You can gain access to most components, but the memory is soldered and therefore cannot be replaced or upgraded. Potential purchasers of the i3 version in particular should be aware of this since it is equipped with just 4 GB of RAM, which cannot be upgraded retrospectively.

Maintainability
Maintainability

Warranty

Acer offers a 24-month warranty by default. It includes a Pickup & Return service as well as an international traveller's warranty for one year. More information is available in the provided service manual.

Input Devices

Keyboard

Acer uses a black chiclet keyboard with a one-stage background illumination, so you can also type comfortably in dark environments. The key travel is good for a notebook and a medium-hard pressure point, so ten-finger typists will enjoy the input. The positioning of the Page up/Page down  on the right side is rather unusual due to  the small distance between the Shift and the adjacent key. The vertical directional keys are also smaller (half size). Overall, the Acer Swift 3 is also suitable for prolonged office work.

Touchpad

The touchpad (7.7 x 10.6 cm/~3 x 4.2 in) leaves a good impression as well. Inputs are executed quickly and multi-touch gestures are no problem. Even inputs in the corners are recognized easily. Multi-touch gestures work surprisingly well; we can only criticize the buttons underneath the pad. The travel differs noticeably between the edges and the center. The clicking sound is not too loud, but rather tinny.

Input devices Swift 3
Input devices Swift 3

Display

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

Acer uses a Full HD display from AU Optronics in the notebook. It is a high-quality matte panel to prevent reflections and the 14-inch screen is based on the IPS technology. However, unfortunately, the average luminance of 208 nits is low. That this is not necessary is shown by the Acer Aspire S13, where we determined almost 360 nits in the center. On the other hand, positive aspects include a good brightness distribution of 91% and the lack of backlight bleeding or clouding, respectively. Acer equips all Swift 3 models with an IPS screen, so we can assume it is the same panel. Unfortunately, no other options are available.

211
cd/m²
195
cd/m²
204
cd/m²
211
cd/m²
215
cd/m²
212
cd/m²
211
cd/m²
209
cd/m²
207
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 215 cd/m² Average: 208.3 cd/m² Minimum: 15.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 215 cd/m²
Contrast: 694:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.6 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 4.2 | - Ø
55% sRGB (Argyll) 35% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.46
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X
AU Optronics AUO213D B140HAN02.1, , 1920x1080, 14
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Sharp SHP1449 LQ133M1, , 1920x1080, 13.3
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC059T
AU Optronics AUO272D / B133HAN02.7, , 1920x1080, 13.3
Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
AUO B133HAN04.1, , 1920x1080, 13.3
Acer TravelMate X3 X349-M-7261
AU Optronics B140HAN02.1, , 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14ISK
Chi Mei CMN14A7, , 1920x1080, 14
Response Times
-3%
10%
-21%
-9%
1%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
42
42.8
-2%
32
24%
50
-19%
42
-0%
43
-2%
Response Time Black / White *
24
24.8
-3%
25
-4%
29.6
-23%
28
-17%
23
4%
PWM Frequency
200
Screen
62%
39%
29%
16%
-31%
Brightness
208
350
68%
337
62%
358
72%
226
9%
235
13%
Brightness Distribution
91
86
-5%
86
-5%
87
-4%
86
-5%
87
-4%
Black Level *
0.31
0.17
45%
0.22
29%
0.39
-26%
0.2
35%
0.44
-42%
Contrast
694
2265
226%
1636
136%
962
39%
1150
66%
566
-18%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.6
4.17
26%
5.21
7%
4.6
18%
5.07
9%
9.47
-69%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.2
5.39
-28%
6.23
-48%
4
5%
3.64
13%
10.22
-143%
Gamma
2.46 98%
2.12 113%
2.5 96%
2.34 103%
2.46 98%
2.34 103%
CCT
6564 99%
7404 88%
6506 100%
7304 89%
6521 100%
11451 57%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
35
62.7
79%
59
69%
57.9
65%
35
0%
39
11%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
55
99.8
81%
90
64%
88.7
61%
55
0%
57
4%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
30% / 49%
25% / 33%
4% / 19%
4% / 11%
-15% / -25%

* ... smaller is better

We can measure an average and sufficient contrast ratio of 649:1. This means that you cannot expect really rich blacks. The clear leader in this respect is once again the Dell XPS 13, which manages a contrast ratio of 2265:1 followed by the Asus ZenBook at 1636:1.

Our test laptop is not suitable for professional graphics editing, which is clear when we look at the color space coverages. Our measurements determined 55% sRGB and just 35% AdobeRGB.

The analysis of the deviations of the colors and the grayscale shows decent results, which is typical for an IPS panel. The DeltaE deviations for the colors are 5.6 and 4.2 for the grayscale.

CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
AdobeRGB coverage
AdobeRGB coverage
sRGB coverage
sRGB coverage
Complicated outdoor use
Complicated outdoor use

We have already mentioned that the display luminance is very low. Even though Acer uses a matte panel, the outdoor capabilities of the device are limited. You should therefore restrict your activities to places in the shade.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 16 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 26 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (27.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
42 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 24 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 276 (maximum) ms. » 48 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (43 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 59 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 655 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 28740) Hz was measured.

Very wide viewing angles are another advantage of the IPS technology. This means that you can look at the screen from the side without any color deviations or brightness decrease.

The opening angle of the screen is more than 180 degrees, which is sufficient to use the device on the lap.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

LatencyMon
LatencyMon

Our test model is the high-end version from the Swift 3 lineup. Thanks to an Intel Core i7 processor, a 512 GB SSD and 8 GB of memory, the 14-inch device is  suitably equipped for office and multimedia tasks. There is even some headroom for more demanding applications. If you plan to spend less money, you can choose between two other models: one Core i3 version with only 4 GB of RAM (not expandable), the entry-level model for 600 Euros (~$623) that has only a 128 GB SSD. Another option is the Intel Core i5 version, which includes 8 GB of RAM. Depending on your wallet, you can choose between a 256 and 512 GB SSD.

Processor

The heart inside the test model is an Intel Core i7-6500U. It is a dual-core chip with clocks between 2.5 and 3.1 GHz (two cores up to 3.0 GHz). Because of the low power consumption of 15 watts (TDP according to the manufacturer), the CPU is mainly used in slim notebooks and ultrabooks. Based on the Skylake architecture, the CPU is not part of Intel's brand-new Kaby Lake generation. The difference compared to the Kaby Lake successor Intel Core i7-7500U is about 10%, but the CPU of the test model still provides plenty of performance for complex software. We use the Cinebench R15 benchmarks to determine the real performance and compare the results with the rivals. The Multi-Core test determines 323 points, which is really good and in the upper third of all devices we have reviewed with this CPU. All the rivals are on a very similar performance level except for the Acer Aspire S 13. Even though the latter is also equipped with the Intel Core i7-6500U, it does not even reach 300 points.

It is possible to utilize the full CPU performance of the Swift 3 on battery power. The Cinebench R15 score is similar without the attached power adapter. 

The performance difference compared to other processors can also be quite interesting. We recommend our dedicated article on benchmarks for modern notebook processors.

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Intel Core i7-6560U
133 Points ∼70% +5%
Acer TravelMate X3 X349-M-7261
Intel Core i7-6500U
130 Points ∼68% +2%
Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
Intel Core i7-6500U
129 Points ∼68% +2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X
Intel Core i7-6500U
127 Points ∼67%
Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14ISK
Intel Core i7-6500U
125 Points ∼66% -2%
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC059T
Intel Core i7-6500U
124 Points ∼65% -2%
Acer TravelMate P249-M-5452
Intel Core i5-6200U
117 Points ∼62% -8%
Acer TravelMate P249-M-3895
Intel Core i3-6100U
98 Points ∼52% -23%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Acer TravelMate X3 X349-M-7261
Intel Core i7-6500U
324 Points ∼20% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X
Intel Core i7-6500U
323 Points ∼19%
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC059T
Intel Core i7-6500U
319 Points ∼19% -1%
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Intel Core i7-6560U
314 Points ∼19% -3%
Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14ISK
Intel Core i7-6500U
313 Points ∼19% -3%
Acer TravelMate P249-M-5452
Intel Core i5-6200U
294 Points ∼18% -9%
Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
Intel Core i7-6500U
293 Points ∼18% -9%
Acer TravelMate P249-M-3895
Intel Core i3-6100U
250 Points ∼15% -23%
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
127 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
323 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
43.62 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Help

System Performance

The combination works! A responsive SSD together with a powerful Intel Core i7 CPU supported by memory in a dual-channel configuration. In short: We like working with the laptop. We use PCMark 8 to check our subjective impression. The results are scores of almost 4400 points in the Work test and 3500 points in the Home test. A look at the competition shows that the Swift 3 can easily compete with their results and therefore confirm our impression.

PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Liteonit CV3-8D512
4385 Points ∼67%
Acer TravelMate X3 X349-M-7261
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Liteonit CV3-8D512
4361 Points ∼67% -1%
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC059T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
4355 Points ∼67% -1%
Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, LiteOn CV1-8B512
4316 Points ∼66% -2%
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Iris Graphics 540, 6560U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
4213 Points ∼65% -4%
Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14ISK
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
4064 Points ∼62% -7%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Acer TravelMate X3 X349-M-7261
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Liteonit CV3-8D512
3545 Points ∼63% +1%
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC059T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
3527 Points ∼62% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Liteonit CV3-8D512
3503 Points ∼62%
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Iris Graphics 540, 6560U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
3479 Points ∼61% -1%
Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, LiteOn CV1-8B512
3386 Points ∼60% -3%
Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14ISK
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
3006 Points ∼53% -14%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3503 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4385 points
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Storage Devices

The storage solution is a solid-state disk from LiteOn's CV 3 series. As described in the maintenance section, it is an M.2 drive with a capacity between 128 GB and 512 GB depending on the model. We can check the largest drive in our configuration.

The sequential transfer rates show the expected performance for a SATA 3.1 interface. Only the writing performance of 398 MB/s could be slightly higher for our taste.

Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X
Liteonit CV3-8D512
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC059T
SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
LiteOn CV1-8B512
Acer TravelMate X3 X349-M-7261
Liteonit CV3-8D512
Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14ISK
Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-14%
14%
19%
20%
56%
Write 4k QD32
260.2
228.9
-12%
211.2
-19%
280.6
8%
241.6
-7%
245.6
-6%
Read 4k QD32
284.3
142.2
-50%
301.3
6%
368.5
30%
394.5
39%
399.7
41%
Write 4k
65.96
75.12
14%
86.75
32%
67.48
2%
93.26
41%
133.9
103%
Read 4k
24.14
18.89
-22%
29.69
23%
33.44
39%
36.24
50%
39.63
64%
Write 512
283.3
275.2
-3%
389.7
38%
355.1
25%
308.3
9%
276.3
-2%
Read 512
295.1
265.9
-10%
341.3
16%
399.1
35%
409.5
39%
685.4
132%
Write Seq
398.3
309.4
-22%
418.9
5%
449.8
13%
309.5
-22%
311.4
-22%
Read Seq
471
447.6
-5%
502.2
7%
484.1
3%
506.9
8%
1131
140%
Liteonit CV3-8D512
Sequential Read: 471 MB/s
Sequential Write: 398.3 MB/s
512K Read: 295.1 MB/s
512K Write: 283.3 MB/s
4K Read: 24.14 MB/s
4K Write: 65.96 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 284.3 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 260.2 MB/s

GPU Performance

The graphics output of the 14-inch notebook is handled by an internal processor graphics card, the Intel HD Graphics 520. The iGPU is supported by a dual-channel DDR4 memory configuration. We can determine core clocks of up to 1050 MHz. Thanks to the low power consumption, the GPU is often used in slim notebooks and ultrabooks.

We use 3DMark 11 to analyze and compare the performance. Our Swift 3 scores 1643 points and is on par with similarly equipped competitors. The Lenovo IdeaPad 500s benefits from its Nvidia GeForce 940M and scores 2423 points. The more expensive Dell XPS 13 also scores more points thanks to its more powerful Intel Iris Graphics 540.

As with the processor, the GPU performance is not reduced on battery power. More benchmarks for different graphics cards are available in our Tech section.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, Intel Core i7-6500U
2366 Points ∼5% +60%
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Intel Iris Graphics 540, Intel Core i7-6560U
1947 Points ∼4% +32%
Acer TravelMate X3 X349-M-7261
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i7-6500U
1481 Points ∼3% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i7-6500U
1475 Points ∼3%
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC059T
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i7-6500U
1469 Points ∼3% 0%
Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i7-6500U
1428 Points ∼3% -3%
Acer TravelMate P249-M-3895
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i3-6100U
1131 Points ∼2% -23%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, Intel Core i7-6500U
1589 Points ∼4%
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Intel Iris Graphics 540, Intel Core i7-6560U
1194 Points ∼3%
Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i7-6500U
935 Points ∼2%
Acer TravelMate X3 X349-M-7261
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i7-6500U
864 Points ∼2%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Intel Iris Graphics 540, Intel Core i7-6560U
9788 Points ∼6% +33%
Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, Intel Core i7-6500U
8549 Points ∼5% +16%
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC059T
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i7-6500U
7801 Points ∼5% +6%
Acer TravelMate X3 X349-M-7261
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i7-6500U
7407 Points ∼5% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i7-6500U
7361 Points ∼5%
3DMark 11 Performance
1643 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
5839 points
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Gaming Performance

If you purchase a slim notebook with an integrated graphics card, you have to know that such a device is not a gaming machine. Potential buyers should focus on older games from the last couple of years and also expect limitations in terms of graphics settings.

BioShock Infinite - 1366x768 Medium Preset
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC059T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
31.1 fps ∼100% +8%
Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, LiteOn CV1-8B512
30.8 (min: 12.7) fps ∼99% +7%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Liteonit CV3-8D512
28.7 fps ∼92%
Acer TravelMate X3 X349-M-7261
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Liteonit CV3-8D512
28.3 fps ∼91% -1%
The Witcher 3 - 1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14ISK
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
31.4 fps ∼100% +180%
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Iris Graphics 540, 6560U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
16.5 fps ∼53% +47%
Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, LiteOn CV1-8B512
14.1 (min: 10) fps ∼45% +26%
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC059T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
12.3 fps ∼39% +10%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Liteonit CV3-8D512
11.2 fps ∼36%
Rise of the Tomb Raider - 1024x768 Lowest Preset
Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14ISK
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
25.6 fps ∼100% +35%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Liteonit CV3-8D512
18.9 fps ∼74%
low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 57.228.7247.1fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 11.283.8fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 18.911.64.7fps
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Emissions

System Noise

Noise development
Noise development
Fan characteristics
Fan characteristics

We saw the cooling solution consisting of two fans after we had removed the bottom panel. The two fans are very quiet both while idling and under load. We can only measure a maximum noise level of 31.5 dB(A). The Asus ZenBook, which we have often mentioned positively in this review, is much louder at up to 41.4 dB(A).

There is still a negative aspect though, because we can notice a very unpleasant and slightly high-pitched humming sound. However, this is only audible in a completely silent environment.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.733.833.534.635.7253237.133.339.6323138.338.539.639.938.34032.53334.735.232.55033.939.930.532.333.96329.737.732.728.229.78026.226.626.92626.210027.127.625.52627.112525.827.428.225.425.816024.123.723.823.324.12002324.123.223.82325021.822.622.522.721.831521.322.121.121.621.340020.720.520.720.220.750019.619.719.619.619.663018.718.919.218.618.780018.518.518.618.618.5100018.618.918.61818.6125018.71919.517.418.7160020.820.721.717.920.8200022.120.420.217.522.1250018.11818.317.818.1315018.318.418.417.918.3400018.218.318.11818.2500018.318.418.318.318.3630018.418.318.218.418.4800018.618.518.618.418.61000018.518.618.418.418.51250018.818.418.318.218.81600019.218.218.318.419.2SPL31.531.431.430.531.5N1.61.61.61.41.6median 18.8Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731Xmedian 18.9median 19.2median 18.4median 18.8Delta1.61.61.721.639.939.539.138.139.939.642.337.235.839.633.834.433.534.833.832.433.534.133.632.433.533.434.232.933.536.33640.735.236.332.331.131.330.732.330.932.330.628.930.927.727.627.327.827.727.428.32826.527.427.727.229.727.627.725.425.825.824.925.425.325.627.12525.323.624.224.52323.623.223.624.622.623.22223.524.821.42221.924.224.821.121.920.925.927.120.220.920.424.425.419.920.420.226.126.819.520.22027.72919.22019.628.229.119.619.619.527.228.819.319.519.325.228.219.319.319.523.225.619.319.519.421.52319.319.419.420.821.519.219.419.220.922.718.919.21919.620.418.61919.119.219.218.919.132.837.438.832.432.81.92.83.11.81.9median 20.4Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC059Tmedian 25.2median 25.8median 19.9median 20.42.62.222.82.6hearing rangehide median Fan Noise

Noise Level

Idle
31.4 / 31.4 / 31.4 dB(A)
Load
31.5 / 31.3 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.5 dB(A)

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

We cannot determine inconveniently high temperatures when we use the Swift 3 in practice. There is a slight, but not uncomfortable temperature increase in the area around the function keys when you use more demanding applications. Idle temperatures do not exceed 25 °C (~77 °F) and we can only measure temperatures of over 40 °C (~104 °F) in the upper area of the notebook under load. The hot spot of 44 °C (~111 °F) is on the top of the base unit. Acer's business alternative is slightly better since the TravelMate X3 does not exceed the 40 °C (~104 °F) mark. In the last place is the Lenovo IdeaPad 500s with up to 51.1 °C (~124 °F). The temperature distribution of the IdeaPad does not suggest a sophisticated cooling solution. Dell's XPS 13 also reaches up to 50 °C (~122 °F) despite the SoC system.

Finally, we also check the Acer Swift 3 with our stress test. We run the tools Prime95 and FurMark for at least one hour, but the clocks are at 2.5 GHz most of the time. The CPU has to throttle its performance a bit from time to time and drops below 2500 MHz. All in all, the performance of the Swift 3 is good. We also run 3DMark 11 immediately after the stress test, but the score was similar to a cold run.

Max. Load
 40.9 °C44.3 °C43.1 °C 
 32.4 °C36 °C37.1 °C 
 29.7 °C31.6 °C32.4 °C 
Maximum: 44.3 °C
Average: 36.4 °C
38.4 °C41.1 °C39.6 °C
37.5 °C38.3 °C33 °C
31.8 °C29.1 °C29.6 °C
Maximum: 41.1 °C
Average: 35.4 °C
Power Supply (max.)  45.1 °C | Room Temperature 21.8 °C | FIRT 550-Pocket
 24.2 °C24.8 °C24.1 °C 
 24.1 °C24.5 °C23.6 °C 
 23.4 °C23.1 °C23.1 °C 
Maximum: 24.8 °C
Average: 23.9 °C
24.2 °C24.8 °C24.2 °C
23.7 °C23.9 °C24 °C
23.4 °C23.5 °C23.7 °C
Maximum: 24.8 °C
Average: 23.9 °C
Power Supply (max.)  29.5 °C | Room Temperature 21.8 °C | FIRT 550-Pocket
Top: Idle
Top: Idle
Bottom: Idle
Bottom: Idle
Top: Last
Top: Last
Bottom: Last
Bottom: Last

Speakers

A positive aspect of the stereo speakers is the high maximum volume, but the sound quality itself is pretty mediocre. Bass and rich mids are lacking, and the overall sound puts slightly too much emphasis on the high tones. The performance of the 14-inch notebook should be sufficient for occasional YouTube and TV shows. A better sound experience is provided by the 3.5 mm stereo jack.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.335.12532.931.83131.8324036.535.15032.428.9633328.98036.328.810048.32712561.52716052.924.820060.92425062.822.731563.32240069.521.250067.82163074.82080075.919.4100072.718.912507117.7160070.117.820006917.6250071.817.6315068.117.6400071.417.6500073.717.6630070.417.5800071.617.61000071.617.61250069.617.41600059.717.5SPL83.630.6N62.51.5median 69.6Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHzmedian 17.8Delta4.62.441.738.141.74035.84038.534.838.539.333.639.340.832.940.842.735.242.743.930.743.945.428.945.445.827.845.847.526.547.551.727.651.755.824.955.858.72558.758.92358.961.122.661.163.121.463.165.621.165.662.720.262.761.419.961.466.419.566.47019.27069.819.669.868.819.368.872.919.372.975.519.375.576.819.376.872.119.272.167.218.967.26418.66460.118.960.182.932.482.9531.853median 63.1Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC059Tmedian 19.9median 63.15.82.85.839.241.632.839.234.237.132.734.235.636.232.135.632.130.731.432.132.733.831.232.728.62828.328.62827.427.82827.826.927.627.8272929.72729.633.535.929.631.735.637.931.738.643.545.138.64651.255.34652.858.162.752.847.151.956.347.141.947.65241.951.256.660.451.258.363.367.958.355.260.164.255.251.956.861.251.951.556.460.751.548.253.257.548.251.156.160.451.154.458.763.154.448.152.957.148.148.753.658.548.748.553.457.848.557.462.166.757.458.663.56858.651.656.66151.66569.974.36517.423.731.117.4median 48.7Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14ISKmedian 53.6median 58.5median 48.75.15.86.25.134.334.53432.630.833.334.534.633.635.132.232.634.329.136.228.348.128.841.525.954.724.650.423.857.223.468.222.569.621.871.220.968.719.876.519.372.71976.618.673.318.272.117.964.91867.417.870.517.869.91864.21858.817.959.517.952.617.983.731.257.11.6median 67.4Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U) median 198.23hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 95% worse
» The best had a delta of 9%, average was 18%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 48%

Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC059T audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (77 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 12.3% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 38% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 53% worse
» The best had a delta of 9%, average was 18%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 19% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 77% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 48%

Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14ISK audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (68 dB)
Analysis not possible as minimum curve is missing or too high

Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U) audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 19.4% lower than median
(-) | bass is not linear (15.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.7% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.5% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 55% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 35% worse
» The best had a delta of 9%, average was 18%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 30% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 64% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 48%

Frequency Comparison (Checkboxes select/deselectable!)

Energy Management

Power Consumption

As per usual for notebooks with this kind of hardware, the power consumption is pretty low. The idle consumption varies between just 4.9 watts and 9.2 watts.

The consumption is increased to 34 watts under load and will level off at 33.4 watts under maximum load. The lower value under maximum load confirms the previously determined clock behavior of the CPU. Nevertheless, the provided 45-watt power adapter is sufficient.

By comparison, much more power is consumed by devices such as the Lenovo IdeaPad 500s, which needs up to 52 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.42 / 0.53 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.9 / 7.4 / 9.2 Watt
Load midlight 34 / 32.2 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X
6500U, HD Graphics 520, Liteonit CV3-8D512, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC059T
6500U, HD Graphics 520, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
6500U, HD Graphics 520, LiteOn CV1-8B512, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Acer TravelMate X3 X349-M-7261
6500U, HD Graphics 520, Liteonit CV3-8D512, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14ISK
6500U, GeForce 940M, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP, TN, 1920x1080, 14
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
6560U, Iris Graphics 540, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Power Consumption
14%
10%
2%
-7%
0%
Idle Minimum *
4.9
3
39%
4.1
16%
4.9
-0%
3.8
22%
5.8
-18%
Idle Average *
7.4
6.3
15%
6.7
9%
7.3
1%
7.2
3%
7.3
1%
Idle Maximum *
9.2
7.5
18%
7.4
20%
9.4
-2%
7.6
17%
8.5
8%
Load Average *
34
36
-6%
32.4
5%
26
24%
40
-18%
30.6
10%
Load Maximum *
32.2
31.5
2%
32.4
-1%
36
-12%
52
-61%
32.5
-1%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

Acer has equipped the new Swift 3 with a 4-cell battery and a capacity of 48.9 Wh. According to HWInfo, the maximum capacity is around 45 Wh. The battery sticker shows the minimum guaranteed capacity of 46.9 Wh. The manufacturer claims a maximum runtime of up to 10 hours. We want to check this value with various scenarios.

We start with the maximum runtime that you can expect. With the Windows Power-Saver plan and the minimum luminance, we execute a reading script. The test model lasts 11 hours and 47 minutes and therefore beats the advertised runtime.

Probably the most important result is the runtime during web browsing. At an adjusted luminance of 150 nits, we simulate the WLAN browsing. The runtime is just six hours. By comparison: The ZenBook lasts more than 10 hours, and the Acer Aspire S 13 can almost manage a full business day with 7 hours and 52 minutes.

Finally, there is the minimum battery runtime. At the highest luminance and High-Performance power plan, the Swift 3 shuts down after 1.5 hours. This is a good indicator of how long the Swift 3 will last when you run demanding applications or play games. The other rivals are not much better in this respect, but there are two exceptions. The Dell XPS 13 has more stamina with 2 hours and 21 minutes. The Lenovo IdeaPad 500s on the other hand becomes empty after just one hour.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
11h 47min
WiFi Surfing v1.3
5h 54min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
5h 43min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 36min
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X
6500U, HD Graphics 520, 48.9 Wh
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC059T
6500U, HD Graphics 520, 57 Wh
Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
6500U, HD Graphics 520, 45 Wh
Acer TravelMate X3 X349-M-7261
6500U, HD Graphics 520, 48.9 Wh
Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14ISK
6500U, GeForce 940M, 30 Wh
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
6560U, Iris Graphics 540, 56 Wh
Battery Runtime
55%
27%
9%
-35%
35%
Reader / Idle
707
1225
73%
1028
45%
675
-5%
346
-51%
944
34%
Load
96
115
20%
99
3%
109
14%
64
-33%
141
47%
WiFi
WiFi v1.3
354
612
73%
472
33%
392
11%
257
-27%
436
23%
H.264
343
400
17%
246
-28%

Pro

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

Cons

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

Verdict

In review: Acer Swift 3. Test model courtesy of Acer Germany.
In review: Acer Swift 3. Test model courtesy of Acer Germany.

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 good, especially the touchpad that executed various multi-touch gestures very well. This feature makes the 14-inch system a recommendable office companion. The first issue is the display, because it is just not bright enough for our taste. A look at the previously mentioned Asus competition shows that notebooks in this price range are equipped with brighter panels. What we really like about the Swift 3 though, is the good performance in all scenarios. Even extreme workloads are not a big issue for the test model. Both the temperature development as well as the fan characteristics are mostly convenient. Only the battery runtime falls behind many rivals.

Not flawless, but exemplary: The Acer Swift 3 convinces as an office and multimedia device.

If you can spend more money, you should have a look at the Dell XPS 13. Thanks to the great display, longer battery runtimes and the graphics performance, it is a high-quality alternative. The additional Thunderbolt 3 port also ensures good expandability of the meager port selection thanks to the PCIe support with high bandwidth. The Asus ZenBook is particularly interesting for users who plan to use their device on the road most of the time. Besides much longer battery runtimes, it also has a very bright display.

All the advantages of the Asus ZenBook apply to Acer's own Aspire S 13, which has a similar price tag.

Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X - 12/14/2016 v6
Nino Ricchizzi

Chassis
88 /  98 → 90%
Keyboard
87%
Pointing Device
88%
Connectivity
46 / 80 → 58%
Weight
68 / 78 → 78%
Battery
86%
Display
84%
Games Performance
55 / 68 → 81%
Application Performance
87 / 87 → 100%
Temperature
92 / 91 → 100%
Noise
90%
Audio
55 / 91 → 60%
Camera
50 / 85 → 59%
Average
75%
85%
Subnotebook - Weighted Average

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