Acer Swift 3 SF314-56G-79D1


Acer Swift 3 SF314-56G-79D1
Acer Swift 3 SF314-56G-79D1 (Swift 3 Series)
Intel Core i7-8565U 4 x 1.8 - 4.6 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
8192 MB 
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, glossy: no
256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Card Reader: SD
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 323 x 228 ( = 0.71 x 12.72 x 8.98 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
1.6 kg ( = 56.44 oz / 3.53 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 92% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: - %, features: 90%, display: - % mobility: 90%, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Swift 3 SF314-56G-79D1

92% [Análisis] Acer Swift 3 SF314-56G-79D1, un ultrabook polivalente a precio de oportunidad
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
¡Chollo! Acer Swift 3 SF314-56G-79D1. Ultrabook 14,0" con Intel Core i7-8565U y nVidia MX250 (799 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; powerful processor; good price; high portability.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/18/2019


Model: The Swift laptop series is Acer's very own lineup of ultra-portable laptops, which has been consistently expanding due to largely popular demand from dedicated fans and experimenting users all around the globe. The Swift lineup cleverly branded itself through the distinction of odd numbers, which can be evidently seen through the gap in releases such as the case in the exemplary leap from the Acer Swift 1 series to the Acer Swift 3 series. As we touch upon the subject of the Swift 3 series, one of Acer’s recent releases would be none other than the Acer Swift 3 SF314-56G-79DI model. What makes this particular laptop model stands out from its other siblings within the very same lineup is worth investigating and diving upon.

First and foremost, the Acer Swift 3 SF314-56G-79DI laptop model carries a screen size of 14 inch in total on a FHD IPS screen. This creates an 84 percentage of screen-to-body ratio in between two very narrow bezels. Not only that, with the incorporation of the Acer Color Intelligence technology and Exacolor architecture, courtesy of the company, color contrast is greatly enhanced to meet the user’s satisfaction. The construction of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-56G-79DI laptop model is formed through the selective combined usage of magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum metal chassis. This enables the Acer Swift 3 SF314-56G-79DI laptop model to assume a lightweight property with only an approximated total weight of 1.19 kilograms (kg) as well as being compressed to only 15.95 millimeters thin. This makes the Acer Swift 3 SF314-56G-79DI laptop model to be regarded as one of the most conveniently portable devices made available to the market on this day and age.

The Acer Swift 3 SF314-56G-79DI laptop model does possess its own very unique features. For instance, the integration of several digital traits based on the principle of smart access such as Cortana, Wake on Voice (WoV) command, as well as an embedded fingerprint reader makes everything all the more accessible and easier for users to navigate around with. Cortana – also to be known as the Microsoft’s artificial intelligence for laptops much like Apple’s very own equivalent of Siri – is a smart virtual assistant that the users can employ their help of in accordance to their needs. This is exemplified through the fact that Cortana is capable of answering questions from the user through gathering information from a cloud-based server as well as scheduling tasks to ensure that the user can stay on track with time. Cortana not only keeps things organized and structured, but also aims to aid the user in various aspects in life.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce MX250: Successor of the MX150 and still based on the same Pascal GP108 chip (similar to the desktop GT 1030) but with higher clock speeds. Available in two versions, a normal 25 Watt version and a low power version with 10 Watt TDP and reduced performance. The 25 Watt version e.g. offers a 21% higher boost clock than the old MX150 leading to a 5% performance gain.

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.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

i7-8565U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.» 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.

1.6 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.

92%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2019-09- 4 (Update: 2019-09- 4)