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Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X

Specifications

Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X
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

 

Average Score: 82.68% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 84%, features: 46%, display: 72% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X

84.7% Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
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.
80% Acer Swift 3
Source: Gadgetspeak English
In use I was able to switch between programs seamlessly and everything ran smoothly, I have no real complaints and surely soon the ‘Anniversary’ update will come pre-installed with all new machines.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 100% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

86% Elegantes Ultrabook mit 14-Zoll-Display
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 80% display: 60% mobility: 100%
80% Review: Acer Swift 3 is goed in vorm
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Acer Swift Sf314-51 – Культ Очарования
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; comfortable keyboard; flexible fingerprint sensor. Negative: Poor display; low autonomy; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/06/2017

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series). Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
6500U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
14":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.55 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


82.68%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-11-30 (Update: 2016-11-30)