Acer Swift 3 SF314-512-50F6
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Reviews for the Acer Swift 3 SF314-512-50F6
Source: Laptop Media
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2022
Source: Ultrabook Review
Much like in the past years and from what I can tell based on my time with this sample, the 2022 Swift 3 14-inch looks like a solid compact and lightweight laptop for school and work and general everyday activities, an option for those of your looking for value for your money in a simple and well-balanced product. It’s still priced competitively, yet that’s no longer an advantage over the competition, with many other similar options now available in the sub $1000 space. Instead, the carefree design with good inputs and IO and without any significant deal-breakers, alongside the balanced performance/thermals/noise proposition, are the major selling points of this generation. At the same time, the overall looks, the battery life with the 56 Wh battery, the audio quality, and the screen quality with the 300-nits IPS matte panel as the single available option, might not be up to your demands, as some of those competing devices offer more now in these areas. All in all, even when accounting for all these aspects, I still feel this is surely worth considering in your decision...
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2022
Source: XDA Developers
All in all, the Acer Swift 3 (2022) definitely looks like a promising laptop, though it remains to be seen if it’s one of the best laptops this year. There aren’t any major changes in terms of design compared to last year’s model, but the ones we get are definitely good. I appreciate the cleaner look of having the fingerprint reader built into the power button and the upgraded webcam, and the new processors promise a lot more performance. Of course, we’ll have to reserve our judgement on that until we have the final product, but we’re optimistic.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2022
Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 80 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i5-1240P: A mid-range 28 W Alder Lake family CPU featuring 4 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. This SoC is designed for use in ultra-light (yet actively cooled) laptops. The i5's performance cores are Hyper-Threading-enabled for a total of 16 threads. Core i5-1240P runs at 1.2 GHz to 4.4 GHz; it has a built-in 80 EU Iris Xe GPU and supports "Essentials" tier vPro features.» 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.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.
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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.