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Acer Swift 3 SF315-51G-57E5


Acer Swift 3 SF315-51G-57E5
Acer Swift 3 SF315-51G-57E5 (Swift 3 SF315 Series)
Intel Core i5-8250U 4 x 1.6 - 3.4 GHz, Kaby Lake Refresh
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX150 - 2048 MB VRAM, Core: 1798 MHz, Memory: 1502 MHz, GDDR5, 64-bit connection, ForceWare 387.92, Optimus
8 GB 
, DDR4-2133, dual-channel, no memory bank, memory soldered
15.60 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 version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» 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-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

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

Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.

Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.

79.6%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2017-10- 2 (Update: 2017-10- 2)