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Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-50B3

Specifications

Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-50B3
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-50B3 (Swift 3 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, 256 GB SSD
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Card Reader: undefined
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.95 x 338 x 234 ( = 0.71 x 13.31 x 9.21 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
1.7 kg ( = 59.97 oz / 3.75 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Reviews for the Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-50B3

¡Chollo! Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-50B3. Portátil 14,0" potente (759 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; compact size; high mobility; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/26/2019
¡CHOLLO! Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-50B3. Portátil 14" potente (699 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Low price; compact size; good hardware; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/30/2018
¡Chollo! Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-50B3. Ultrabook 14" potente (746 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; good price; decent hardware; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/05/2018
¡Chollo! Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-50B3. Ultrabook 14" potente (749 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; good price; powerful hardware; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/26/2018
Ultraportátil 14": Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-50B3 [NX.GQWEB.001]
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; decent hardware; nice connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2018
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-50B3. Ultrabook 14,0" potente (*789 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; good price; powerful hardware; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/19/2018

Comment

Model:

The Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-50B3 is a compact 14-incher with a brand-new ULV i7 quad-core processor and a dedicated GeForce MX150 GPU, so no need to worry about lacking performance. Acer packs a lot of computing power into the compact Swift 3 and even manages to deliver long battery life. The laptop is equipped with a robust construction that can hardly be bent in the lid or the chassis. Additionally, the edges around the screen are well built and guarantee a stable product. The entire case is made of aluminum, which is attached to the plastic inner chassis. At the same time, the Acer Swift 3 is relatively light and compact, although not as much as other 14-inch laptops on the market. It weighs around 1.5 kg and has a thickness of 18 mm, which, combined with its matte body that is not easily susceptible to scratches and smudges, makes it the ideal mobile computer. With its blunt edges and rounded corners, the laptop is ergonomic, easy to hold and use. The internal part of the body is also smooth and pleasant to the touch, with a comfortable palm rest area and a fingerprint reader for easier signing in to your Windows account. What is more, the hinges also seem to be well built and hold the screen in place, allowing the screen to be opened up to 180 degrees without problems.

The notebook is equipped with an Intel Core i5-8250U quad-core microprocessor at 1.6 GHz, 8 GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, an integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU, as well as an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2 GB of GDDR5 dedicated memory. However, we should note that the CPU, GPU, and RAM are soldered to the motherboard and cannot be upgraded. The display of the Acer Swift 3 has a Full-HD panel with an IPS matrix. It is protected by high-quality Corning Gorilla Glass. The diagonal measures 14 inches (35.56 cm), while the resolution amounts to 1920 x 1080p. The Acer Swift 3 has comfortable viewing angles. Further specs include an aspect ratio of 16:9, a pixel density of 157 PPI and a pixel pitch of 0.161 х 0.161 mm. The Swift 3 does not emit much noise at any time. The fan and the entire laptop remain mostly silent when idling or under light load. Even under maximum load, the fan barely speeds up. Acer has chosen a 3-cell battery with a capacity of 48 Wh that does what it was designed for well enough. However, the company could have picked a slightly larger battery considering the fact that there is plenty of room in the body. Nevertheless, thanks to its efficient hardware configuration, this laptop manages to exceed 7 hours of real autonomy (Wi-Fi navigation).

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce MX150: Pascal GP108 based laptop graphics card and mobile version of the desktop GeForce GT 1030. Offers 384 shader cores and usually 2 GB GDDR5 with a 64 Bit memory bus. Manufactured in 14nm. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
14":

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.
1.7 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Asus ZenBook Pro 14 UX480FD
GeForce MX150, Core i7 8550U
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02E00
GeForce MX150, Core i7 8550U

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
GeForce MX150, Core i7 8550U, 1.19 kg

Devices with the same GPU

HP Envy 13-ah1000ns
GeForce MX150, Core i5 8265U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20LAS01H00
GeForce MX150, Core i7 8550U, 15.6", 2.125 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Acer TravelMate X3 TMX3410-M-50QD
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8250U, 14", 1.55 kg
Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-552D
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 15.6", 1 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A315-53-33P6
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7020U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R98U
Vega 8, Ryzen 5 2500U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Chromebook C523NA-IH24T
HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, 15.6", 1.43 kg
Acer TravelMate X3 TMX3410-M-50NL
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8250U, 14", 1.6 kg
Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-7828
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 0.99 kg
Acer Aspire A515-53-330E
UHD Graphics 620, Core i3 8145U, 15.6", 2 kg
Acer Aspire A515-53-50ZD
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 15.6", 2 kg
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T
UHD Graphics 615, Core i7 8500Y, 14", 0.98 kg
Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-52YA
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 15.6", 1 kg
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-C1B2
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4000, 14", 1.65 kg
Acer Chromebook 315 CB315-2HT
Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge), Bristol Ridge A4-9120C, 15.6", 1.72 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R96P
Vega 8, Ryzen 5 2500U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P60X
UHD Graphics 605, Pentium N5000, 14", 1.4 kg
Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-73Q7
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 0.99 kg
Acer Swift 5 SF514-52TP-812J
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8550U, 14", 1 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A315-33-C3JA
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Celeron N3060, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C50S
HD Graphics 500, Celeron N3350, 14", 1.65 kg
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-C5NW
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Celeron N3060, 14", 1.4 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-54-524Y
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8250U, 14", 1.45 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30PS
HD Graphics 620, unknown, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-54-38W3
UHD Graphics 620, Core i3 8130U, 14", 1.6 kg
Acer Swift 5 SF514-52TP-546Q
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8250U, 14", 0.971 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-04- 5 (Update: 2018-04- 5)