Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
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.
Source: PC Mag
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%
Source: Ultrabook Review
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
Source: Pocket Lint
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
Source: Computerbase DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2020
Source: Tweakers NL→EN
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.
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.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i7-1065G7: Ice Lake based low power quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores clock between 1.3 - 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 in 10nm at Intel.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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.
83.5%: 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.