Acer Swift 3 SF314-55G-71NF
Reviews for the Acer Swift 3 SF314-55G-71NF
Source: Laptop Media Archive.org version
Ok, from the two iterations of the latest 14-inch Swift 3 model, the (SF314-55) is clearly the more “premium” one. Yes, the (SF314-56) is very pretty, but this one is better built, seems sturdier and we lie you not – it can be opened with one hand. Certainly, in this oversaturated market of 14-inch business, classy devices the idea to offer something different from the others remains a top priority. In this case, however, Acer has chosen to stick with the orthodox design and try to perfect it. In some areas, it did indeed a good job, while in other – like the speakers – it failed loudly… or more precisely – quietly. This not very pleasant sensation is further enhanced by the significant coil whine coming from the SSD during file transfer which in the same time, triggers the fan.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/05/2019
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