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Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-5848

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Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-5848
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-5848 (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, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 338 x 234 ( = 0.71 x 13.31 x 9.21 in)
Battery
48 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.8 kg ( = 63.49 oz / 3.97 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Reviews for the Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-5848

První notebook s Core i5-8250U: otestovali jsme nový Acer Swift 3
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Positive: Nice design; good price; decent ergonomy. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2017

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Model: New models, new processors, new graphics cards. Acer is presenting its new Swift 3 models, but this time with a new processor and a graphics card. The new 8th generation Intel Kaby Lake-R processors have more cores compared to 7th generation. In single-threaded applications, it may not make a huge difference, but performance gains appear as soon as you start doing multi-threaded tasks like video compressing etc. In those cases, performance gains are up to 40%. Of course different benchmarks may provide different results, but this can be seen as average performance increase.

So why am I mentioning this details? Again, this new Acer Swift 3 model has the new processor and graphics card. What makes this model special is those new components. Because both are better compared to predecessor and both provide better value for your money.

For instance, new Core i5 processors also have 4 cores and you will not need an i7 processor anymore for performance. This happens while keeping the power consumption at the same level as predecessors.

The new MX150 GPU from Nvidia replaces GeForce 940MX. It is not for gaming of course, but you can still play games like League of Legends. Its highlight is power consumption. While providing better results compared to GeForce 940MX, it consumes less power. This all combined makes it possible to have more mobility by having longer battery times.

Going back to the Acer Swift 3. The Swift 3 is the middle brother of the Swift 1 and Swift 5 models. It has a 14 inch screen with a resolution of 1,920 x 1080 pixels. Its touchscreen is protected by gorilla glass. However, I have to say it is pretty glossy and therefore not suitable for outside use. There high likely be other SKUs without touchscreen, so if you are planning high outside use, you may want to check out other models as well.

Other aspects like sturdiness, chassis stability etc. are well thought. Not something premium of course, but there is a good mixture of plastic and metal here. It looks nice, smooth, but not cheap. You do not get that premium feel either, it is a mid-range laptop and it is what it looks like.

Battery run time is around 5 to 7 hours depending on how you use it. Connectivity-wise you get 4 USB connections, 1 one of them is USB-C, good WiFi range and an HDMI output. The laptop looks lean and clean, Not too elegant, not too shiny. It is not a performance monster. It has been made for office work and some internet fun. It may cover your whole work day, an SSD ensures faster operation, 1.8 kg weight and a 14 inch screen make it easy to carry around. The sound output of the speakers is clear and loud, so you will not have any issues while making presentations.

Overall, the only criticism I have is the constant fan noise. They keep running almost all the time. This can of course be fixed with a small software update, which we may be available in the coming days.

Cutting it short, this device is mainly for office users who do not want to spend too much on a laptop. It is a mid-range device and does what it is made for; nothing more, nothing less.

Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

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.
1.8 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

Acer Swift 3 SF314-56G-78GZ
GeForce MX150, Core i7 8565U
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 UX480FD
GeForce MX150, Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02E00
GeForce MX150, Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
GeForce MX150, Kaby Lake Refresh 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, Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U, 15.6", 2.125 kg

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-09-12 (Update: 2017-09-12)