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Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1

Specifications

Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1 (Swift 3 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, Raven Ridge
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 - 256 MB, Core: 837 MHz, Memory: 933 MHz, DDR4, Crimson 17.7
Memory
8192 MB 
, 1x 8GB
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, BOE CQ NV156FHM-N48, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7, 256 GB 
, 183 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Raven - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Combo LineOut+Mic, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, TPM
Networking
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2 + HS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.9 x 384 x 255 ( = 0.7 x 15.12 x 10.04 in)
Battery
48 Wh, 3220 mAh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, PSU 45 Watt, Acer Care, AMD Software, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.024 kg ( = 71.39 oz / 4.46 pounds), Power Supply: 156 g ( = 5.5 oz / 0.34 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 77.38% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 87%, features: 61%, display: 71% mobility: 59%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1

81.5% Acer Swift 3 SF315 (Ryzen 5 2500U, Vega 8, 256 GB, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The boys are back in town. The mobile version of the Ryzen is here. Is this the first time that AMD is eye to eye with Intel? Overall, the answer is a definite yes, although Acer should not have cut corners with the SSD.
80% Acer Swift 3 Ryzen review: Big, basic but amazingly brawny
Source: It Pro English
Nevertheless, there are loads of other ways to harness that power, and you'd be doing so on a notebook that's both well-built and well-equipped for connectivity and features. If you value performance over portability (and, frankly, battery life), it deserves your attention, and as a demonstration of Ryzen laptops it's a promising start.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Wie schlägt sich ein Mittelklasse-Notebook mit AMD Prozessor?
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2018
Intel-Alternative mit AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2018
68% Wie konnte das passieren?
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 100% features: 73% display: 61% mobility: 46% ergonomy: 71%
Test: Acer Swift 3 (SF315-41) - AMD Ryzen, čtyřjádrový procesor s výkonnější integrovanou grafikou
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Good cooling and silent system; decent hardware; nice performance. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard; poor connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/16/2018
80% Acer Swift 3 SF315-41 – prisvärd prestanda med Ryzen 7
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

AMD Vega 8: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) and a clock of up to 1100 MHz. 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.
2500U: Mobile APU that integrates four Zen cores clocked at 2 to 3.6 GHz. The TDP is configurable between 12 to 25 Watt (15 W nominal) and the integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 is clocked at up to 1100 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
2.024 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal 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.


77.38%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-02-11 (Update: 2018-02-11)