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Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7


Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7 (Swift 3 SF313 Series)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 4 x 1.3 - 3.9 GHz, Ice Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) - Shared Memory MB VRAM, Core: 1100 MHz, Memory: 1800 MHz, DCH
16 GB 
, LPDDR4, soldered, max 16 GB
13.50 inch 3:2, 2256 x 1504 pixel 201 PPI, BOE, NE135FBM-N41, IPS, glossy: yes
Intel 495 (Ice Lake-U PCH-LP Premium)
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8, 1024 GB 
, M.2-2280, NVMe, 910 GB free
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm headphone jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.6 x 302 x 234 ( = 0.65 x 11.89 x 9.21 in)
54.5 Wh, 3545 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: 6-row chiclet, Power supply, 24 Months Warranty
1.163 kg ( = 41.02 oz / 2.56 pounds), Power Supply: 275 g ( = 9.7 oz / 0.61 pounds)
1299 EUR


Price comparison

Average Score: 83.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 72%, features: 54%, display: 89% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7

87% Fully Loaded Acer Swift 3 SF313 with Ice Lake Processor in Review | Notebookcheck
Thanks to Ice Lake the new Swift 3 offers more CPU performance than before, and 3D has also improved with the new SoC. The subnotebook is jammed into a modern case equipped with a bright 3:2 display, and it is served with a great stamina. Find out in our review whether there are any weaknesses to report as well.
80% Acer Swift 3 (2020)
Source: PC Mag English version
Available in 13-, 14-, and 15-inch screen sizes, the Swift 3 is one of Acer's affordable rather than flagship offerings. But the latest Swift 3 ultraportable ($1,099.99 at Costco) is a surprisingly premium piece: Priced $350 below a comparable Dell XPS 13, it joins that Editors' Choice in shunning the standard 16:9 screen aspect ratio—in the 13.5-inch Acer's case, for a squarer 3:2 ratio that the company says gives you 18 percent more vertical height for web and text scrolling. It's well equipped with 16GB of RAM, a 512GB NVMe solid-state drive, and Thunderbolt 3 and HDMI ports, and lighter than the Dell at 2.62 pounds. Only a Core i7 processor that performed more like a Core i5 in some of our benchmarks keeps it from being an Editors' Choice itself.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Acer Swift 3 2020 lineup includes AMD Ryzen 7 (SF314-42) and Intel Ice Lake (SF313-52, SF314-57) options
Source: Ultrabook Review English version
All in all, I’d say the 2020 Swift 3 ultraportable lineup remains competitive, with good features and aggressive pricing that could be enough to compensate for the rather mediocre keyboards and screens on the 14-inch variants. The 13-inch model is especially interesting for its 3:2 matte display and big battery, an excellent mix for productivity in a small envelope. However, if Renoir ends-up as dominating as it promises, some of you might look past it for being solely built on Intel IceLake hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/10/2020
Acer Swift 3 (2020) initial review: It's all about 3:2 aspect ratio
Source: Pocket Lint English version
As we've long said of the Acer Swift 3, it's all about the balance of price to performance. The 2020 model, with its new 3:2 aspect ratio screen, is a bit of a trapeze artist when it comes to delivering dependable specs and features without breaking the bank.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/06/2020

Foreign Reviews

Project Athena gefällt im praktischen 3:2‑Format
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2020
Review Acer Swift 3 | Ultrabook defasado com preço ultra
Source: Canaltech Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; long battery life; powerful hardware. Negative: Simple design; poor display; weak speakers; no backlit keys; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2021
Acer Swift 3 Preview
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN version
Positive: Attractive price; decent hardware; compact size; light weight.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/12/2020



While there aren’t many Windows laptops with 3:2 displays out there, Acer has aimed to fulfill that with their 2020 Swift 3 SF313-52 model. Most notebooks out there get wider 16:9 screens which are ideal for watching movies but some models decided to move towards 16:10 or 3:2 displays such as Dell XP513 or the LG Gram 17. Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7 has also joined the league of such displays as well. The reason for this shift is basically due to the fact that this display option offers more vertical space and are definitely more productive for work or even regular use. While Acer Swift 3 has opted in for such high-resolution display, it also has incorporated a 13.5 inches screen size along with it. The large display allows better image display with details like letters to be shown bigger. This definitely improves overall user viewing experience.

In terms of general performance, this laptop has good CPU performance with its Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor. Along with this, there is also an incorporation of Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 graphics adapter. The integrated graphics card in Intel Ice-Lake G7 SoCs is based on the new Gen.11 architecture with 64 EUs (Execution Units/Shader Cluster). With this faster Iris Pro G7 graphics, users will be able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. Apart from that, this laptop also comes in with 16GB of RAM.

As far as the overall design is concerned, Acer decided to proceed with the similar magnesium-alloy build which had previously been incorporated within the 14-inches Acer Swift 3 SF314-57 model. In a glance, Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7 do feel alright to be touched and handled. It also looks sturdy. Even while accommodating such a large 3:2 display option, the design built allows it to be one of the lightest products in their classes. In addition to that, the magnesium shell also does a very good job at hiding smudges and even scratches on its lighter colored scheme. However, it is definitely worth noting that this laptop does have a high tendency to take in scuffs and scratches easily due to its built. Therefore, it is always advisable to cover the laptop with a protective sleeve especially while being carried in backpacks.

In a nutshell, the laptop is fairly compact but still offers a full-size keyboard and large enough arm rest. There are also USB-A and USB-C ports along with Thunderbolt 3 support, an audio jack and HDMI port as well. However, there is no SD card reader allocated within this model. Acer has also implemented rubber feet on the bottom and made sure there is enough space between the exhausts (located behind the hinge) and the screen. This prevents the hot air from heating the panel. Overall, Acer Swift 3 SF314-57 is a considerable choice for personal and professional use depending on user preference.


Acer Swift 3 SF313 Ultra Thin i7-1065G7 is an ideal laptop for working on the move. It is slim, lightweight and stylish. The highlights of the laptop include the latest NVIDIA GPU, Intel CPU and long battery life. Weight really isn’t an issue with this thin and light notebook. It is all thanks to the aluminium and magnesium-aluminium metal chassis that the Acer Swift 3 SF313 is able to weigh as little as 1.19kg as well as be as thin as 15.95mm. With the two narrow bezels and an impressive screen-to-body ratio, users get to see more of the 13.5” 3:2 2256x1504 IPS screen. The addition of Acer Color Intelligence and Exacolor provides enhanced colour contrast. Many laptop users demand plenty of storage for audio and video files and plenty of memory to work efficiently and the Swift 3 certainly does not disappoint. This Swift 3 comes with a 512GB PCIe Gen 3x4 SSD, and 8GB LPDDR4X RAM. The Acer Swift 3 SF313 features an Intel Core i7-1065G7. As for the GPU, it has the NVIDIA® GeForce® MX350. The MX350 provides up to 2.5X faster performance over integrated graphics for photo and video-editing applications, as well as faster and smoother gaming.

The Swift 3 can be accessed even faster and more securely without having to use a password. It is achieved by an embedded fingerprint reader, which is a fast and secure method to verify a user identity without a password. Cortana also allows users to use the laptop as a smart assistant to answer a wide range of questions. The Acer Swift 3 SD313 has a battery at 56Wh which is capable of lasting for up to 16 hours, perfect for users to spend whole day on the move. In cases of any emergencies, it can also be fast-charged to provide 4 hours use from 30 minutes charge. With a full range of connectivity options including full-function USB-C, Thunderbolt 3 the Swift 3 is capable of quickly connecting to many other devices. And, to be sure users can connect to legacy devices it also comes with USB 3.1 Gen 2 and a display port. A single connector of USB-C can be used for ultra-quick data transfer, video streaming, and battery charging/power. Moreover, USB 3.1 is 10 times faster than USB 2.0. As a conclusion, the Acer Swift 3 SF313 Ultra Thin i7-1065G7 is a decent mid-range ultraportable laptop that has a special 3:2 display. It is also practical to work on the go due to the decent ultraportable design, various connectivity options and good hardware specifications.

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU): Integrated graphics card in Intel Ice-Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 11 architecture with 64 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model ranging from 300 MHz base to 1050 - 1100 MHz boost. The Ice-Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm process at Intel produced.

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.

i7-1065G7: Ice Lake-based quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores are clocked at 1.3 GHz to 3.9 GHz and should offer 18% more IPC (instructions per clock) than the previous generations (and therefore partly close the clock speed gap). Produced on first-gen 10 nm Intel process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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

Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.

Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.

83.5%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-02- 8 (Update: 2020-02- 8)