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Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ

Specifications

Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ (Swift 3 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 8 x 2 - 4.1 GHz, Renoir (Zen 2)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, Core: 1600 MHz, Memory: 1600 MHz, Dual-Channel, 27.20.1002.34
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR4X, dual-channel, memory soldered (no memory banks)
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics B140HAN04.0, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB, 1024 GB 
, 915 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ AMD K17.6 - Audio Processor - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio combo port, 1 Fingerprint Reader, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.55 x 323.4 x 218.9 ( = 0.65 x 12.73 x 8.62 in)
Battery
48.85 Wh, 4471 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.25 V
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, MS Office 365 (trial version), Norton Internet Security (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds), Power Supply: 273 g ( = 9.63 oz / 0.6 pounds)
Price
999 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80.06% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 87%, features: 72%, display: 80% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ

86.5% Acer Swift 3 SF314-42 Laptop Review: Fast, slim and with good battery life - The Ryzen subnotebook is almost completely convincing | Notebookcheck
Acer's new 14-inch laptop has AMD's brand-new Ryzen 7 4700U APU on board, which lacks neither CPU nor GPU performance. Good battery life has not been compromised on despite the machine's large computing power, though. The new Swift 3 is well-equipped in other areas too, with Acer including an NVMe SSD, a matte IPS screen, a backlit keyboard and dual-channel RAM.
80% Acer Swift 3 (AMD) review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Acer Swift 3 offers amazing performance (for its price of $649), with its AMD Ryzen 7 4700U CPU, long battery life and a lightweight chassis. However, the display isn't as bright as it should be and its speakers could use more pep as well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Acer Swift 3 (2020) review: Stunning speed, mediocre elsewhere
Source: It Pro English
The bloatware and the missing features are symptomatic of the Swift, which is mediocre in several areas – the screen, build quality and design are all underwhelming, and the keyboard and battery are middling. All of these issues could be rectified if you’re willing to spend a little more or sacrifice some CPU power. In a handful of areas, the Lenovo and Honor machines are better than the Acer without costing much more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
Acer Swift 3 (AMD Ryzen 7 4700U) Review
Source: Yugatech English
To sum up, with the Acer Swift 3’s slim and lightweight build, good performance for its class, a nice set of I/Os, and decent battery life, this can be considered a great device for school or professional use and entertainment as well. You might not be able to play a lot of AAA games on it in high frame rates, but it has enough power to take on your daily tasks. Acer is yet to announce the local SRP of this model, but we’ll let you know once we have the information.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2020
75% Acer’S Swift 3 Is A Solid Laptop For Students
Source: The Verge English
But overall, the Swift 3’s sturdy build, decent battery, and compact form render it a solid choice for its target demographic: students and anyone else looking for a portable device that won’t break the bank. It’s not the best laptop on the market in any of those categories — but it’s one of the best at its price point in all of them.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Acer Swift 3 (14-inch, 2020) review: A featherweight laptop with performance to spare at a fair price
Source: CNet English
The 14-inch Acer Swift 3 is powered by AMD's Ryzen 4000 series mobile processors. This might not mean much to you unless you follow the world of mobile processors, but basically these AMD chips are faster than the competing Intel CPUs that rule the market -- and they cost less. That means models like the Swift 3 stay affordable but get you the processor performance of a pricier laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Acer Swift 3 with AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Review - A better buy vs. the Intel version
Source: Lon.TV English
Acer's Swift 3 with the new AMD Ryzen 7 4700U performs spectacularly well for its price point. It's great for gaming and delivers performance similar to devices from a few years ago running with discrete GPUs.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/05/2020
80% Acer Swift 3 (2020, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U) review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Of course, at such a budget-friendly price, you’ll have to sacrifice something. And with the Swift 3, display brightness and color reproduction isn’t its strong suit. But if you’re a homebody who spends most of your time indoors, brightness it’s not going to be much of an issue. However, if you’re finicky about having a brilliant display with high color reproduction capabilities, you’ll want to skip the Swift 3 and opt for the HP Envy 13, which is within the same price range.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Acer Swift 3 Review: Ryzen 4000 delivers insane performance for the price
Source: PC World English
As the first Ryzen 7 4700U laptop we've seen, Acer's pedestrian Swift 3 is suddenly a sprinter, delivering unprecedented performance for a laptop this light and this small. It can compete with some gaming and content-creation laptops in CPU-focused tasks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Acer Swift 3 Review: Ryzen 4000 delivers insane performance for the price
Source: Good Gear Guide English
As the first Ryzen 7 4700U laptop we've seen, Acer's pedestrian Swift 3 is suddenly a sprinter, delivering unprecedented performance for a laptop this light and this small. It can compete with some gaming and content-creation laptops in CPU-focused tasks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2020
The Acer Swift 3 SF314 Notebook Review: Swift Gets Swifter With Ryzen 4000
Source: AnandTech English
Acer has been a great partner for AMD, and the new Swift 3 punches well above its weight. It is easy to be distracted by some of the top-end notebooks on the market, but if your budget is not quite there, you get a lot of the same qualities, but at a price that is very reasonable. The Acer Swift 3 SF314-42 is set to available in the early part of this month, so it should be available to purchase very soon.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/05/2020

Foreign Reviews

86% Leichtes Business-Notebook mit 8-Kern-CPU von AMD
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 92% features: 84% display: 79% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 86%
83% Acer Swift 3 SF314-42 mit Ryzen 4700U
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 90% features: 70% mobility: 90%
Acer Swift 3
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High performance; nice design; solid workmanship; good cooling and silent system; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2020
Acer Swift 3 z AMD Ryzen 7 4700U rozstawia konkurencję po kątach
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice performance; solid workmanship; comfortable keyboard; fast fingerprint sensor; light weight; USB-C; DisplayPort. Negative: Mediocre speakers; poor webcam.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/21/2020
Acer Swift 3 - Test procesorów AMD Ryzen 5 4500U i Ryzen 7 4700U
Source: PurePC Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Elegant design; metal case; great built quality; comfortable keyboard; good speakers; decent performance; long battery life. Negative: Poor display; overheats while using.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/24/2020
Test procesorów Ryzen 5 4500U i Ryzen 7 4700U – recenzja nowego Acer Swift 3
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: High gaming performance; solid workmanship; compact size; light weight; thin frames; silent system; long battery life; fast fingerprint sensor; attractive price. Negative: Poor display; overheats while using; no memory card reader.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/22/2020

Comment

AMD Vega 7: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 7 CUs (= 448 shaders) and a clock of up to 1600 MHz.

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.


R7 4700U: Mobile Octa-Core APU using Zen 2 cores clocked at 2 to 4 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 7 CUs clocked at up to 1600 MHz. Compared to the faster 4800U, the 4700U offers a slightly lower boost clock speed and does not support SMT / Hyperthreading.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.00":

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.


1.2 kg:

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.


80.06%: 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, 2020-06- 7 (Update: 2020-06- 7)