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Acer Swift 3 SF313 laptop review: Also a good subnotebook with i5

Glossy 3:2 display. After the Acer Swift 3 SF313 was able to make a good impression in its full configuration, the Intel Core i5 model now has to show if it can deliver a similarly good performance. However, it also inherits the small weaknesses we already encountered in the first test. In our review we'll clarify to what extent this has an impact on the overall impression.
Mike Wobker, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS

With a list price of just under 900 Euros (~$1,016), the Acer Swift 3 SF313 with the Intel Core i5-1035G4 is 400 Euros (~$452) cheaper than the Acer Swift 3 SF313 with a full configuration. In return, buyers get a smaller memory configuration with 8 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD, but the 13.5-inch screen in 3:2 format is also on board. Since it could already show its strengths in an earlier review and the Swift 3 SF313's design has also remained the same, we'll concentrate below on the hardware's performance.

For this purpose, we not only compare the i5 variant of the SF313 with the full configuration but also with the competing devices listed below. You can also add more laptops from our database under each section.

Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS (Swift 3 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-1035G4 4 x 1.1 - 3.7 GHz, Ice Lake U
Memory
8192 MB 
, dual-channel
Display
13.5 inch 3:2, 2256 x 1504 pixel 201 PPI, BOE08BC, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel 495 (Ice Lake-U PCH-LP Premium)
Storage
SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG, 512 GB 
, 480 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Ice Lake-U/Y PCH-LP cAVS
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined 3.5 mm audio jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.6 x 302 x 234 ( = 0.65 x 11.89 x 9.21 in)
Battery
54.5 Wh, 3545 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.19 kg ( = 41.98 oz / 2.62 pounds), Power Supply: 310 g ( = 10.93 oz / 0.68 pounds)
Price
900 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86 %
06/2020
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
i5-1035G4, Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
1.2 kg16.6 mm13.5"2256x1504
87 %
02/2020
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.2 kg16.6 mm13.5"2256x1504
85 %
05/2020
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620
1.4 kg18 mm13.3"1920x1080
85 %
12/2019
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
R5 3550H, Vega 8
1.3 kg16 mm13.3"2560x1600
84 %
02/2020
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
i5-1035G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.3 kg14.5 mm13.5"2256x1504

Case and connectivity - Faster WLAN in the Acer Swift 3 SF313

Acer Swift 3 SF313 - Maintenance
Acer Swift 3 SF313 - Maintenance

For a detailed description of the external impression, we point you to the review of the identically built Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7. The base plate can also be removed in the Core i5 variant and allows access to the mass storage device. In return, the RAM is soldered so that there's no possibility for expansion here.

In our WLAN test with the Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router, the significantly higher speed of our test model in comparison to the previously tested variant is noticeable. Although the same WLAN adapter is built in, the SF313-52-52AS scores significantly better with an average of 870 Mb/s for receiving data and 696 Mb/s for sending data. In a direct comparison with our chosen competitors, the result is enough for a place in the midfield.

The webcam's performance is as moderate as we've seen in the multitude of other laptops with cameras that only have a 0.9 MP resolution. The colors of the ColorChecker Passport are reproduced much brighter than they should be, and the test chart is only just clearly recognizable under very good lighting conditions.

Size comparison

309 mm / 12.2 inch 231 mm / 9.09 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.4 kg3.15 lbs308 mm / 12.1 inch 223 mm / 8.78 inch 14.5 mm / 0.571 inch 1.3 kg2.84 lbs302 mm / 11.9 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 16.6 mm / 0.654 inch 1.2 kg2.62 lbs302 mm / 11.9 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 16.6 mm / 0.654 inch 1.2 kg2.56 lbs269.9 mm / 10.6 inch 208.6 mm / 8.21 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.3 kg2.82 lbs

Port configuration

Left side: power supply, HDMI, USB-A 3.0, Thunderbolt 3
Left side: power supply, HDMI, USB-A 3.0, Thunderbolt 3
Right side: 3.5 mm jack, USB-A 2.0, status LEDs, slot for safety lock
Right side: 3.5 mm jack, USB-A 2.0, status LEDs, slot for safety lock
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1722 (min: 1565, max: 1781) MBit/s ∼100% +98%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1251 (min: 803, max: 1358) MBit/s ∼73% +44%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=63)
1161 MBit/s ∼67% +33%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
870 (min: 832, max: 928) MBit/s ∼51%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
501 (min: 257, max: 533) MBit/s ∼29% -42%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
289 (min: 167, max: 328) MBit/s ∼17% -67%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1484 (min: 1342, max: 1614) MBit/s ∼100% +113%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1425 (min: 705, max: 1463) MBit/s ∼96% +105%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1666, n=63)
1021 MBit/s ∼69% +47%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
696 (min: 679, max: 711) MBit/s ∼47%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
447 (min: 247, max: 510) MBit/s ∼30% -36%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
49.8 (min: 3, max: 102) MBit/s ∼3% -93%
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Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS Intel Core i5-1035G4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU); iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø870 (832-928)
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7 Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU); iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø289 (167-328)
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1722 (1565-1781)
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø493 (257-533)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7 Intel Core i5-1035G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU); iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1251 (803-1358)
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS Intel Core i5-1035G4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU); iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø696 (679-711)
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7 Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU); iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø49.6 (3-102)
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1401 (705-1463)
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø438 (247-510)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7 Intel Core i5-1035G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU); iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1484 (1342-1614)
ColorChecker
10.1 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
12 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
16.2 ∆E
17 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS: 12.44 ∆E min: 2.28 - max: 19.18 ∆E

Input devices - 13-inch laptop with fingerprint scanner

A detailed description of the input devices can also be found in the detailed review of the Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7.

Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS - ClickPad
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS - ClickPad
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS - Keyboard
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS - Keyboard
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS - Backlighting
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS - Backlighting

Display - Bright display in 3:2 format

Subpixel
Subpixel

The screen of the Acer Swift 3 SF313 consists of a 13.5-inch IPS panel in 3:2 format and offers a resolution of 2256x1504 pixels. The brightness is very good at an average of 432 cd/m², and the illumination is on a medium level at 88%.

Our measurements also show that the Swift 3 uses PWM starting from a brightness level of under 90%. The frequency is quite low at 192 Hz, which can lead to problems in the long run even for users with less-sensitive eyes.

444
cd/m²
440
cd/m²
438
cd/m²
444
cd/m²
456
cd/m²
440
cd/m²
423
cd/m²
400
cd/m²
407
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE08BC
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 456 cd/m² Average: 432.4 cd/m² Minimum: 31 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 436 cd/m²
Contrast: 1425:1 (Black: 0.32 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.49 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 0.72
ΔE Greyscale 5.53 | 0.64-98 Ø6
100% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 65% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.41
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
BOE08BC, IPS, 2256x1504, 13.5
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
BOE, NE135FBM-N41, IPS, 2256x1504, 13.5
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
BOE08A6, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.3
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
CSOT T3 MND307DA1-2, IPS, 2560x1600, 13.3
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Sharp LQ135P1JX51, IPS, 2256x1504, 13.5
Response Times
-1%
140%
5%
3724%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
50 (24, 26)
55 (25, 30)
-10%
48.8 (24.4, 24.4)
2%
45.6 (21.6, 24)
9%
59.2 (28.4, 30.8)
-18%
Response Time Black / White *
31 (18, 13)
31 (17, 14)
-0%
32 (16.4, 15.6)
-3%
30.8 (16.8, 14)
1%
41.6 (23.6, 18)
-34%
PWM Frequency
192 (90)
208 (90)
8%
1000 (99)
421%
21740 (51)
11223%
Screen
-15%
-78%
-5%
12%
Brightness middle
456
474
4%
300
-34%
321
-30%
403.4
-12%
Brightness
432
426
-1%
285
-34%
314
-27%
397
-8%
Brightness Distribution
88
82
-7%
90
2%
94
7%
89
1%
Black Level *
0.32
0.29
9%
0.25
22%
0.19
41%
0.34
-6%
Contrast
1425
1634
15%
1200
-16%
1689
19%
1186
-17%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.49
2.38
32%
5.9
-69%
3.3
5%
0.94
73%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.4
5.88
30%
20
-138%
6
29%
2.92
65%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.72
2.69
-274%
4.6
-539%
1.7
-136%
0.99
-38%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.53
3.75
32%
4
28%
3.5
37%
0.9
84%
Gamma
2.41 91%
2.37 93%
2.23 99%
2.08 106%
2.13 103%
CCT
6675 97%
6466 101%
7154 91%
7245 90%
6620 98%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
65
65
0%
40.4
-38%
64.5
-1%
62.3
-4%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
100
0%
62.4
-38%
98.4
-2%
98.7
-1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-8% / -12%
31% / -31%
0% / -4%
1868% / 808%

* ... smaller is better

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
31 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 13 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 79 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
50 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24 ms rise
↘ 26 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 636 (maximum) ms. » 82 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39 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 detected 192 Hz ≤ 90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 192 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 90 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 192 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17927 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Color-space coverage (sRGB) - 100%
Color-space coverage (sRGB) - 100%
Color-space coverage (AdobeRGB) - 65%
Color-space coverage (AdobeRGB) - 65%

The CalMAN analysis shows that the displays in the Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS and the SF313-52-71Y7 have similar characteristics. Although most of the values may drift apart only due to production reasons, the contrast ratio of 1425:1 is lower than expected. The Delta E 2000 deviation is also significantly higher but can be balanced better with calibration. The respective ICC file can be downloaded in the window above to the right of the display's brightness distribution graph.

The viewing-angle stability of the IPS panel is very good, and the screen bleeding doesn't stand out negatively either. But outdoors, the reflective screen surface provides some strong reflections, which makes it hard to make out the content on the screen.

CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color accuracy (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color accuracy (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability
Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance - Satisfactory performance with the Intel Core i5

Acer also offers the Swift 3 SF313 with the Intel Core i7-1065G7, 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD in addition to the configuration variant tested here. In both models, performance is aimed at office users and offers enough power for somewhat more-demanding tasks. However, users should refrain from applications with a higher demand on graphics performance, since only the CPU's internal graphics unit is available.

Processor

The Intel Core i5-1035G4 installed here is a quad-core processor that can handle up to eight threads simultaneously. The clock speeds are between 1.1 and 3.7 GHz, whereby the maximum clock rate can only be maintained over a longer period of time depending on the cooling system. In our Cinebench R15 continuous load loop, the performance drops by about 7% after a short time, but the subsequent value can be maintained evenly.

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Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS Intel Core i5-1035G4, Intel Core i5-1035G4: Ø457 (453.59-490.1)
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7 Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø553 (544.51-599.88)
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø540 (519.71-595.77)
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Ryzen 5 3550H: Ø602 (591.24-642.46)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7 Intel Core i5-1035G7, Intel Core i5-1035G7: Ø609 (588.11-736)

The i5-1035G4 scores slightly below average in the individual disciplines for single and multi-core performance. The results are up to 20% below the average of other devices with this CPU that we've tested. Compared to the Core i7-1065G7 in the SF313-52-71Y7, the multi-core values are about 28% lower. However, this difference is hardly noticeable in everyday use and only affects the speed when loading very large Excel files, for example.

Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core) - CPU (Single Core)
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
441 Points ∼100% +24%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
440 Points ∼100% +23%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
437 Points ∼99% +22%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
439 Points ∼100% +23%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G4
  (357 - 441, n=5)
402 Points ∼91% +13%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
362 Points ∼82% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
357 Points ∼81%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
357 Points ∼81% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (73 - 466, n=58)
351 Points ∼80% -2%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core) - CPU (Multi Core)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
1630 Points ∼100% +83%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
1424 Points ∼87% +60%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1392 Points ∼85% +56%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
1293 Points ∼79% +45%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
1015 Points ∼62% +14%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G4
  (892 - 1648, n=5)
1210 Points ∼74% +36%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (110 - 2410, n=58)
1167 Points ∼72% +31%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
892 Points ∼55%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
892 Points ∼55% 0%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
180 Points ∼100% +23%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
175 Points ∼97% +20%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
172 Points ∼96% +18%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G4
  (146 - 172, n=4)
163 Points ∼91% +11%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
146.36 Points ∼81%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
143 Points ∼79% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (20 - 185, n=317)
120 Points ∼67% -18%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
736 Points ∼100% +50%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
635 (min: 587.92, max: 641.25) Points ∼86% +30%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
615 Points ∼84% +25%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
595.77 (min: 519.71, max: 595.77) Points ∼81% +22%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G4
  (490 - 676, n=5)
584 Points ∼79% +19%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
490.1 (min: 289.98, max: 451.62) Points ∼67%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (32 - 1051, n=331)
375 Points ∼51% -23%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4.2 - 6277, n=50)
1303 Seconds * ∼100% -28%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
1016.4 Seconds * ∼78%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
1016 Seconds * ∼78% -0%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G4
  (703 - 1075, n=5)
942 Seconds * ∼72% +7%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
852 Seconds * ∼65% +16%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
810.1 Seconds * ∼62% +20%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
835 Seconds * ∼64% +18%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
771 Seconds * ∼59% +24%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
759 Seconds * ∼58% +25%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
4697 MIPS ∼100% +16%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
3747 MIPS ∼80% -7%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4397 MIPS ∼94% +9%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
4252 MIPS ∼91% +5%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
4048 MIPS ∼86%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
4048 MIPS ∼86% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1653 - 15198, n=45)
4026 MIPS ∼86% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
3552 MIPS ∼76% -12%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G4
  (1307 - 4190, n=5)
3544 MIPS ∼75% -12%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 - 7z b 4
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
19168 MIPS ∼100% +47%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
17318 MIPS ∼90% +33%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
17292 MIPS ∼90% +32%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
16982 MIPS ∼89% +30%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
16762 MIPS ∼87% +28%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2692 - 27115, n=45)
14825 MIPS ∼77% +14%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G4
  (11030 - 19548, n=5)
13911 MIPS ∼73% +7%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
13057 MIPS ∼68%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
13057 MIPS ∼68% 0%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1316 Points ∼100% +22%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
1212 Points ∼92% +12%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
1212 Points ∼92% +12%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
1164 Points ∼88% +8%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G4
  (1081 - 1277, n=4)
1170 Points ∼89% +8%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
1081 Points ∼82%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
1081 Points ∼82% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (310 - 1324, n=40)
946 Points ∼72% -12%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4374 Points ∼100% +34%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G4
  (3261 - 4315, n=4)
3772 Points ∼86% +16%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
3261 Points ∼75%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
3261 Points ∼75% 0%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
3247 Points ∼74% 0%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
3247 Points ∼74% 0%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
3175 Points ∼73% -3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (591 - 4855, n=40)
2973 Points ∼68% -9%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset - 4k Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4.66 fps ∼100% +38%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
4.632 fps ∼99% +37%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
4.5 fps ∼97% +34%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
4.11 fps ∼88% +22%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G4
  (3.37 - 5.61, n=5)
4.17 fps ∼89% +24%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.63 - 7.81, n=45)
3.84 fps ∼82% +14%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
3.7 fps ∼79% +10%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
3.37 fps ∼72%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
3.37 fps ∼72% 0%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Subnotebook
  (32.3 - 281, n=30)
90.2 s ∼100% +15%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
78.33 s ∼87%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
78.3 s ∼87% 0%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G4
  (58.4 - 78.3, n=4)
68.7 s ∼76% -12%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
66.6 s ∼74% -15%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
66.5 s ∼74% -15%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean - Overall mean
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.629 - 2.43, n=35)
0.929 sec * ∼100% -13%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
0.825 sec * ∼89%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4
0.825 sec * ∼89% -0%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G4
  (0.716 - 0.825, n=4)
0.778 sec * ∼84% +6%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
0.691 sec * ∼74% +16%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.681 sec * ∼73% +17%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.663 sec * ∼71% +20%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
146.36 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.81 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
490.1 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
47.13 fps
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System performance

In the PCMark 10 benchmark, the Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS also achieves results that fall short of the hardware expectations. In everyday use, however, the Intel Core i5-1035G4, in combination with 8 GB of RAM in dual-channel mode and a fast SSD, ensures a smooth system operation. Applications and folders were opened quickly, and the system ran smoothly at all times. For users who like to work with a lot of open browser tabs, RAM could turn out to be a bit too scarce, though.

The performance achieved by other laptops in our tests can be found in our CPU Benchmarks article.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
3817 Points ∼29% +25%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
Vega 8, R5 3550H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3763 Points ∼29% +23%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
3260 Points ∼25% +7%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
  (3048 - 3315, n=2)
3182 Points ∼25% +4%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3114 Points ∼24% +2%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
3048 Points ∼24%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (405 - 4728, n=131)
2618 Points ∼20% -14%
Productivity
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
6982 Points ∼67% +9%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
6765 Points ∼65% +5%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
  (6414 - 6678, n=2)
6546 Points ∼63% +2%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
6414 Points ∼62%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
6301 Points ∼60% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
Vega 8, R5 3550H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5995 Points ∼58% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1014 - 7676, n=131)
5339 Points ∼51% -17%
Essentials
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
9086 Points ∼79% +20%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
8302 Points ∼72% +10%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
  (7558 - 8847, n=2)
8203 Points ∼72% +9%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
8020 Points ∼70% +6%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
Vega 8, R5 3550H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7872 Points ∼69% +4%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
7558 Points ∼66%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2062 - 9664, n=131)
7041 Points ∼61% -7%
Score
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
4421 Points ∼54% +17%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
Vega 8, R5 3550H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4029 Points ∼50% +6%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
4005 Points ∼49% +6%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
  (3790 - 4163, n=2)
3977 Points ∼49% +5%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
3975 Points ∼49% +5%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
3790 Points ∼47%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (743 - 4886, n=134)
3275 Points ∼40% -14%

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DPC latency

In our test, the Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS didn't show any problems in the latency test and is, therefore, suitable for editing real-time audio and video content.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3941.7 μs * ∼100% -97%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
1997.3 μs * ∼51%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

Acer has installed a 512 GB SSD in the Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS, out of which about 480 GB is available for installing programs and storing your own files. In the storage benchmarks, the storage device shows average write and read speeds; this is reflected in fast file access, and the speeds don't drop even during longer read operations.

In our HDD/SSD Benchmarks article you can compare the performance of other mass storage devices in relation to the SSD used here.

Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
Average SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
 
Average of class Subnotebook
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
41%
-11%
60%
-13%
-18%
-4%
Write 4K
120.6
187.4
55%
124.7
3%
133.9
11%
112.3
-7%
95.5 (48.4 - 130, n=9)
-21%
101 (3.23 - 191, n=137)
-16%
Read 4K
46.88
63.8
36%
48.17
3%
44.98
-4%
42.13
-10%
38.3 (29 - 46.9, n=9)
-18%
62.5 (5.37 - 3738, n=137)
33%
Write Seq
1044
1776
70%
694.4
-33%
2730
161%
630.4
-40%
759 (654 - 1044, n=9)
-27%
936 (37.3 - 2730, n=136)
-10%
Read Seq
1147
1693
48%
757
-34%
2403
110%
1023
-11%
1022 (642 - 1147, n=9)
-11%
1186 (142 - 2760, n=136)
3%
Write 4K Q32T1
332.4
492.3
48%
311
-6%
252.2
-24%
336.6
1%
303 (94.6 - 436, n=9)
-9%
298 (3.6 - 868, n=137)
-10%
Read 4K Q32T1
443.3
539.4
22%
495.5
12%
335.6
-24%
399.6
-10%
317 (243 - 443, n=9)
-28%
342 (9.66 - 1580, n=137)
-23%
Write Seq Q32T1
1052
1769.9
68%
1017
-3%
2983
184%
820.8
-22%
885 (839 - 1052, n=9)
-16%
1097 (16.7 - 3007, n=137)
4%
Read Seq Q32T1
2171
1715
-21%
1530
-30%
3535
63%
2030
-6%
1803 (1557 - 2171, n=9)
-17%
1953 (113 - 3569, n=137)
-10%
Write 4K Q8T8
899.2
306
626 (12.4 - 1283, n=16)
Read 4K Q8T8
630
698
665 (31.7 - 1172, n=16)
AS SSD
9%
-58%
58%
-43%
-12%
-269%
Score Total
2370
2313
-2%
1757
-26%
4054
71%
1520
-36%
2107 (1653 - 2384, n=9)
-11%
1467 (28 - 5191, n=285)
-38%
Score Write
926
1085
17%
522
-44%
1814
96%
525
-43%
830 (657 - 932, n=9)
-10%
523 (8 - 2379, n=285)
-44%
Score Read
958
811
-15%
827
-14%
1486
55%
678
-29%
858 (674 - 977, n=9)
-10%
632 (12 - 2339, n=285)
-34%
Access Time Write *
0.034
0.038
-12%
0.174
-412%
0.043
-26%
0.093
-174%
0.037 (0.033 - 0.048, n=9)
-9%
0.818 (0.021 - 30.3, n=348)
-2306%
Access Time Read *
0.044
0.417
0.069
0.055
0.0607 (0.04 - 0.091, n=7)
0.85 (0.043 - 23, n=341)
4K-64 Write
712.91
783.07
10%
317.29
-55%
1467.66
106%
354.86
-50%
660 (476 - 737, n=9)
-7%
326 (0.22 - 2105, n=358)
-54%
4K-64 Read
769.89
583.98
-24%
643.87
-16%
1159.31
51%
497.4
-35%
686 (488 - 788, n=9)
-11%
434 (0.41 - 2011, n=358)
-44%
4K Write
111.15
164.37
48%
127.65
15%
89.51
-19%
119.96
8%
101 (74.7 - 125, n=9)
-9%
66.4 (0.2 - 180, n=358)
-40%
4K Read
50.81
56.81
12%
48.56
-4%
47.14
-7%
42.35
-17%
40.4 (32.2 - 50.8, n=9)
-20%
26.8 (0.35 - 63.8, n=358)
-47%
Seq Write
1019.09
1373
35%
768.04
-25%
2564.3
152%
503.83
-51%
697 (510 - 1019, n=9)
-32%
553 (14 - 2564, n=359)
-46%
Seq Read
1370.49
1703
24%
1341.59
-2%
2791.8
104%
1387.11
1%
1323 (494 - 1707, n=9)
-3%
899 (50.5 - 2980, n=359)
-34%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
25% / 23%
-35% / -37%
59% / 59%
-28% / -30%
-15% / -15%
-137% / -151%

* ... smaller is better

SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2171 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1052 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 443.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 332.4 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1147 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1044 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 46.88 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 120.6 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card

In the Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS, the Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 internal graphics unit takes care of displaying image content. It benefits from the RAM's dual-channel configuration used here and achieves slightly above-average results in the 3DMark benchmarks; therefore, simple image-editing tasks, for example, can be carried out without any problems.

The performance of other graphic cards in our tests can be found in our GPU Benchmark article.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G7
4279 Points ∼100% +52%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
4164 Points ∼97% +48%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
4138 Points ∼97% +47%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
  (1941 - 3258, n=5)
2892 Points ∼68% +3%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G4
2809 Points ∼66%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
1836 Points ∼43% -35%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (230 - 11501, n=403)
1480 Points ∼35% -47%
3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
2743 Points ∼100% +37%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G7
2692 Points ∼98% +35%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
2594 Points ∼95% +30%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G4
1995 Points ∼73%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
  (922 - 2230, n=5)
1880 Points ∼69% -6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (222 - 8093, n=282)
1181 Points ∼43% -41%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
1115 Points ∼41% -44%
3DMark 11 Performance
3001 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1820 points
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Gaming performance

The Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 internal graphics unit is only suitable for old games or titles with a low demand on graphics performance. We tested the Dota 2 Reborn title, and it still showed smooth frame rates even at medium graphics settings, whereas the more demanding X-Plane 11.11 could be executed somewhat smoothly only at low settings.

The expected performance for the Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 in various games can be found in our GPU Games article.

Dota 2 Reborn
1920x1080 high (2/3)
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
41.2 (min: 37.9) fps ∼100%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
32.8 (min: 26.7) fps ∼80%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6.5 - 107, n=53)
30.2 fps ∼73%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
18.1 (min: 17) fps ∼44%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
17.7 (min: 16.8) fps ∼43%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
  (12.4 - 20.5, n=3)
15.9 fps ∼39%
1366x768 med (1/3)
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
66 (min: 60.2) fps ∼100% +59%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
52.7 (min: 39.4) fps ∼80% +27%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (14.3 - 112, n=55)
50.2 fps ∼76% +21%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
41.6 (min: 36.7) fps ∼63% 0%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
41.5 (min: 33.2) fps ∼63% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
41.6 (min: 34.2) fps ∼63%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
41.6 (min: 34.2) fps ∼63% 0%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
  (23.4 - 41.6, n=5)
34.8 fps ∼53% -16%
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
82.7 (min: 73.4) fps ∼100% +19%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
75 (min: 64.4) fps ∼91% +8%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
70.2 (min: 63) fps ∼85% +1%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
68.6 (min: 61.1) fps ∼83% -1%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
  (48.2 - 108, n=5)
70.2 fps ∼85% +1%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (15.9 - 118, n=55)
70.2 fps ∼85% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
69.3 (min: 60.5) fps ∼84%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
69.3 (min: 60.5) fps ∼84% 0%
X-Plane 11.11
1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3.09 - 60.5, n=39)
18.3 fps ∼100% +39%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
17.1 fps ∼93% +30%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
13.2 fps ∼72%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
13.2 fps ∼72% 0%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
12.8 fps ∼70% -3%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
12.8 fps ∼70% -3%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
  (9.16 - 13.2, n=4)
12.2 fps ∼67% -8%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
12.1 fps ∼66% -8%
1920x1080 med (fps_test=2)
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3.42 - 71.5, n=42)
19.8 fps ∼100% +39%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
19.6 fps ∼99% +38%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
14.5 fps ∼73% +2%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
14.1 fps ∼71% -1%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
14.2 fps ∼72%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
14.2 fps ∼72% 0%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
  (9.32 - 14.4, n=4)
13 fps ∼66% -8%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
12.5 fps ∼63% -12%
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
28.2 fps ∼100% +7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5.04 - 79, n=44)
27.1 fps ∼96% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
26.3 fps ∼93% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
26.3 fps ∼93%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Intel Core i5-1035G4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
26.3 fps ∼93% 0%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
  (17.8 - 26.5, n=4)
24.2 fps ∼86% -8%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
21.6 fps ∼77% -18%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
12.8 fps ∼45% -51%
low med. high ultra
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 69.3 41.6 19.6 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 26.3 14.2 13.2 fps

Emissions and energy - Longer battery life with less performance

Noise emissions

Noise
Noise

The Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS is mostly silent in daily use. If simple office applications and the internet browser are ran, the fans only start up very rarely. They run continuously under load and produce a uniform noise, which is audible but not disturbing.

Noise Level

Idle
31.2 / 31.2 / 31.2 dB(A)
Load
33.2 / 34.9 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
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: 31.2 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.335.232.935.131.32532.733.932.329.932.73132.334.132.933.132.34030.430.330.629.130.45030.931.930.33030.96327.829.129.728.527.88027.628.428.228.127.610027.126.926.927.427.112526.226.326.125.826.21602525.124.425.12520024.624.924.22424.62502524.223.4232531523.622.621.82223.640022.421.92121.722.45002221.421.120.82263021.220.619.820.121.280022.321.419.21922.3100022.921.11918.722.9125022.921.218.918.522.9160024.622.418.318.324.6200025.322.418.318.325.3250025.923.118.318.525.9315022.720.318.518.522.7400020.620.118.718.820.6500020.319.71918.820.3630019.719.319.118.919.7800019.419.119.118.919.41000019.219.219.518.919.212500191919.618.8191600019.11919.118.819.1SPL34.933.231.331.234.9N2.21.91.61.62.2median 22.7median 21.4median 19.2median 18.9median 22.7Delta21.921.52hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseAcer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

In our test, the Acer Swift 3 SF313's surface temperatures rose up to 36.4 °C (~98 °F); therefore, it never got too hot to be able to place it on the lap, for example. During our approximately one-hour stress test, the temperatures inside rose up to 73 °C (~163 °F). The clock speeds were 1.3 GHz on average, which is above the base rate. As a result, users shouldn't expect restrictions due to the temperatures being too high.

Max. Load
 33.1 °C
92 F
34.7 °C
94 F
32.3 °C
90 F
 
 32.5 °C
91 F
34.1 °C
93 F
29.8 °C
86 F
 
 28.2 °C
83 F
29.2 °C
85 F
27.5 °C
82 F
 
Maximum: 34.7 °C = 94 F
Average: 31.3 °C = 88 F
36.4 °C
98 F
36.3 °C
97 F
35.7 °C
96 F
29.9 °C
86 F
33.4 °C
92 F
33 °C
91 F
29.1 °C
84 F
29.9 °C
86 F
30.3 °C
87 F
Maximum: 36.4 °C = 98 F
Average: 32.7 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  37.7 °C = 100 F | Room Temperature 23.6 °C = 74 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.3 °C / 88 F, compared to the average of 30.7 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Subnotebook.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 34.7 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 35.7 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22 to 57 °C for the class Subnotebook.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 36.4 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 39.7 °C / 103 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.9 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 30.7 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 29.2 °C / 84.6 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.5 °C / 83.3 F (-0.7 °C / -1.3 F).
Heat map in idle usage - Top
Heat map in idle usage - Top
Heat map in idle usage - Bottom
Heat map in idle usage - Bottom
Heat map under load - Top
Heat map under load - Top
Heat map under load - Bottom
Heat map under load - Bottom

Speakers

Speakers
Speakers

The speakers in the Acer Swift 3 offer medium volume and a sound spectrum tuned to the higher pitches. This makes it adequate for speech reproduction, for example, but less suitable for the long-term consumption of media content.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.135.134.12538.229.938.23151.933.151.9403429.1345031.53031.56329.828.529.88028.528.128.510027.927.427.91252925.82916030.125.130.120033.72433.725042.22342.231547.22247.24005221.7525005520.85563056.820.156.880059.71959.710005318.753125061.718.561.7160069.518.369.5200070.718.370.7250070.318.570.331506818.568400071.318.871.3500072.418.872.4630073.118.973.1800076.318.976.31000077.118.977.11250075.518.875.51600072.718.872.7SPL83.131.283.1N491.649median 61.7median 18.9median 61.7Delta13.31.513.335.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAcer Swift 3 SF313-52-52ASApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (77.13 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (10.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 11% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (31.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 90% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 7% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 92% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 5% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

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
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy consumption

The Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS is quite an energy-efficient device with a maximum power consumption of 27.6 watts under load. The included 64-watt power adapter also has enough capacity to be able to guarantee a secure power supply at all times.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.4 / 0.98 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3 / 6.1 / 8.4 Watt
Load midlight 25.7 / 27.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery life

In our practical WLAN test, the laptop from Acer achieves a runtime of 10 h 48 m. In this way, it can make good use of its 54.4 Wh battery and reaches first place in our test field.

The battery is also fully charged again after about two hours with the included charger.

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
i5-1035G4, Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), 54.5 Wh
648 min ∼25%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
R5 3550H, Vega 8, 56 Wh
627 min ∼24% -3%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 54.5 Wh
620 min ∼24% -4%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
i5-1035G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 45 Wh
495 min ∼19% -24%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (206 - 991, n=262)
493 min ∼19% -24%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620, 45 Wh
473 min ∼18% -27%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
10h 48min

Pros

+ modern, slim design
+ stable base and good material selection
+ bright 3:2 IPS display
+ good color-space coverage
+ fingerprint scanner
+ USB-C with DisplayPort support
+ backlit keyboard
+ fast 512 GB SSD (NVMe)
+ good system performance
+ very quiet under load
+ long battery life

Cons

- RAM not upgradeable
- no more LTE option
- missing SD card reader
- display with low PWM
- low use of Turbo

Verdict - Good Acer laptop with minor weaknesses only

In review: Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS. Test device provided by Acer Germany
In review: Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS. Test device provided by Acer Germany

After the test, the Acer Swift 3 SF313 with the Intel Core i5 leaves a similar impression to the fully configured Acer Swift 3 SF313 that we reviewed before. The performance is good, and both the display and the case's workmanship are also convincing. We also like the increased WLAN performance very much, since the performance of the stronger model was still far behind the hardware's capabilities. The battery life also deserves a mention, as it increases by about half an hour with the Core i5.

Buyers of the Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS have to live with a somewhat lower performance but pay less for it in return and get longer battery life.

However, the feeling remains that there should have been more inside here. The display in the 3:2 format certainly appeals to some prospective buyers with its high resolution, but it would have also delivered similarly good values with a matte surface. The CPU performance stays a bit below expectations as well but can guarantee a smooth system operation in combination with the other components. Users who are considering a purchase and aren't dependent on the Core i7's performance will, therefore, also get a good laptop with the Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS but at a significantly lower price.

Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS - 06/01/2020 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
80 / 98 → 82%
Keyboard
82%
Pointing Device
88%
Connectivity
53 / 75 → 71%
Weight
73 / 20-75 → 96%
Battery
89%
Display
85%
Games Performance
55 / 78 → 71%
Application Performance
83 / 85 → 97%
Temperature
95%
Noise
97%
Audio
59 / 91 → 65%
Camera
34 / 85 → 40%
Average
75%
86%
Subnotebook - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2020-06- 7 (Update: 2020-06- 7)
Mike Wobker
Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Editor
I made my first IT walking attempts on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. After that followed various PCs and notebooks, which I looked after and repaired in my circle of friends and acquaintances. After an apprenticeship as a telecommunications systems engineer and several years of professional experience, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Today I live out my fascination for IT, technology and mobile devices by writing test reports. In my free time I like to devote myself to vegan cooking and spend time with my family, which includes a whole range of animal roommates.