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The Acer Swift 3 is so much more than just a visual upgrade

Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Acer's Swift 3 SF313 has been visually and technically upgraded, and it scored very well with its Ice Lake CPU and its bright 3:2 display. Nevertheless, the SoC's overall performance did not meet our expectations.
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Acer’s latest Swift 3 SF313 is a compact subnotebook, and we had the full-loaded high-end model in review. Compared to its predecessor the new Swift 3 received not just an Ice Lake CPU upgrade but also a complete redesign. Intel’s Core i7-1065G7 is a great fit for the device, and it even offers decent 3D performance thanks to its Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7.

In our review, the Swift 3 SF313 held its own very well against its competitors even though it was incapable of delivering peak performance. Nevertheless, it was fast enough to outperform its own predecessor. The display was also improved, and the new Swift 3 comes with a bright 3:2 display with great color space coverage. Emissions were a particular highlight, and the Swift 3 was not just very efficient but also surprisingly quiet under load. Battery life benefited from this immensely, and the device lasted more than 10 hours in our real-world tests and should thus easily last all day long.

Connectivity is modern albeit a second USB-C port would not have hurt anyone. At least the single USB-C ports supports Thunderbolt 3, a great way to ensure the device is future-proof. Unfortunately, it lacks a card reader and an LTE option.

For around $1,400 you get a good-looking subnotebook with a great display capable of much more than just office work. Since its performance is more than adequate for photo editing the Swift 3 will be a great fit for amateur photographers who will benefit immensely from the giant 1 TB SSD.

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Sebastian Bade
Editor of the original article: Sebastian Bade - Senior Tech Writer - 265 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
I was already interested in technology from an early age, and I was able to study for my dream job as an IT Systems Electronics Engineer. Subsequently, I started 12 years of military service, during which I learned a lot about technology and constantly kept my knowledge up to date with the latest developments. As I like to share my knowledge, I found Notebookcheck was a very good opportunity for this. In addition, I also work a lot with water cooling and network security.
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Finn D. Boerne
Translator: Finn D. Boerne - Translator - 424 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
Born in the United States and raised in Germany I became acquainted with both languages from an early age and turned this into my profession later in life. Computers have always played an important role in my life, and my love for all things digital is a huge part of my daily routine. Virtual Reality has captured my imagination and interest in particular, and I cannot wait to see what the (near) future will bring.
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Sebastian Bade, 2020-02-19 (Update: 2020-02-19)