Acer Swift 3: 16.1-inch laptop with Intel Core i7-11370H does its name justice
The Acer Swift 3 SF316-51-75MK is equipped with a rather rare CPU along with its onboard graphics. Our review proves that the laptop still lives up to the "Swift" part of its name, delivering a fast performance in the test.
Marcus Schwarten, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), Published 🇩🇪
When a laptop carries the name "Swift", which means "fast", this naturally raises certain expectations. The Acer Swift 3 SF316-51-75MK, which costs around 1,000 Euros (~$1,156), was able to meet these expectations to a large extent in our review.
The 16.1-inch laptop is equipped with a good matte display that is also sufficiently bright for outdoor use. The relatively light case of 1.7 kg houses the rather rare Intel Core i7-11370H with its integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs GPU; this is combined with 16 GB of LPDDR4x RAM as well as a 512 GB SSD.
The CPU, which has been granted the highest possible TDP by Acer, performs well in the benchmarks. The Acer Swift 3 can usually outperform the comparison models, and it's also suitable for gaming at medium settings at least thanks to a graphics performance that is on par with the GeForce MX450.
The laptop, which is equipped with three USB 3.2 ports (2x Gen. 1, 1x Type-C Gen. 2 including Thunderbolt 4) and one HDMI port, also scores plus points when it comes to energy consumption and battery life. Thanks to its low consumption rates, it beats contenders with much bigger batteries in terms of battery runtimes. In addition, it's pleasantly quiet even under load, and it only heats up a bit at times.
In short: For around 1,000 Euros (~$1,156), buyers get an all-around solid laptop with the Acer Swift 3 SF316-51-75MK, which didn't reveal any major weaknesses in our review. For more information and detailed measurements related to this laptop, please refer to our review of the Acer Swift 3 SF316-51-75MK.
I have been fascinated by technology for around 25 years – especially technology that makes life easier rather than more complicated. Mobile devices such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches are particularly close to my heart as is the booming subject of smart homes. I have been working in these areas for several years now as a news and reviews editor. I have been active with various websites, including the smart home blogs homee, Nuki, and siio, as well as tech portals such as Giga and TechRadar. I have been writing news and laptop reviews for Notebookcheck since 2020.
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.