Acer Swift 3 SF315-51G-57E5


Acer Swift 3 SF315-51G-57E5
Acer Swift 3 SF315-51G-57E5 (Swift 3 Series)
Intel Core i5-8250U 4 x 1.6 - 3.4 GHz, Kaby Lake Refresh
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX150 - 2048 MB, Core: 1469-1798 MHz, Memory: 1502 MHz, GDDR5, 64-bit connection, ForceWare 387.92, Optimus
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2133, dual-channel, no memory bank, memory soldered
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, BOE NV156FHM-N48, IPS, glossy: yes
Intel Kaby Lake-U iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Hynix HFS128G39TND, 128 GB 
, + WDC WD10SPZX (1 TB, 5400 rpm), 1031 GB free
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audio combo, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, TPM 2.0
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 384 x 255 ( = 0.71 x 15.12 x 10.04 in)
49.7 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 1.3 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Ms Office 365 (trial version), Norton Security (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
1.9 kg ( = 67.02 oz / 4.19 pounds), Power Supply: 204 g ( = 7.2 oz / 0.45 pounds)
979 Euro



Average Score: 79.6% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 88%, features: 68%, display: 74% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Acer Swift 3 SF315-51G-57E5

84.2% Acer Swift 3 SF315 (8250U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Multi-talented. Acer's 15.6-inch all-rounder is equipped with a quad-core processor, an IPS display and a GPU with enough performance power to render current games – and more. Even with its high-performance hardware, it offers a long battery life. Update: 4K SKU with 100 % sRGB
Acer Swift 3: Iron Man Edition Review
Source: Yugatech English
Sadly, the special edition Acer Swift 3 falls short in truly representing Iron Man. While it does nail the look and feel of Tony Stark’s bad-ass form, it lacks the firepower and performance. The laptop though is a good fan service for Marvel fans. It has an excellent Iron Man design and feel, a good display, an enjoyable keyboard, and a good selection of ports. On the flip side, however, it has some irritating downsides like the thick bezels, the problematic trackpad, and the choked exhausts.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2018

Foreign Reviews

75% Leistungsmonster mit Kaby-Lake-Refresh
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 93% features: 85% display: 68% mobility: 64% ergonomy: 71%
Test: Acer Swift 3 - tenký notebook, s vylepšeným procesorem Core i5 nové generace
Source: CZ→EN
Positive: Good cooling and silent system; nice performance; slim size; long battery life. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard; no wired LAN connection.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2017
Acer Swift 3 (SF315-51) review: Ryzen pentru birou
Source: →EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship; high performance; good connectivity; decent processor. Negative: Low autonomy; poor display; weak RAM.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2018


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.

i5-8250U: 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.


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.

1.9 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.

79.6%: 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, 2017-10- 2 (Update: 2017-10- 2)