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Acer Swift 3 SF314 (14-Inch, 2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 639 reviews of Acer Swift 3 SF314 (14-Inch, 2018). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and portability are generally positive. The performance and screen are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Swift 3 SF314 (14-Inch, 2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Thomas Newton (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Swift 3 (2018) first look: A gigabit Wi-Fi laptop for the masses Review | Trusted Reviews

 

Acer Swift 3 (2018), design, specifications, price, release date. Hands on with the smallest of Acer's new performance Windows laptops.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Swift 3 Review | Trusted Reviews

 

Acer Swift 3 2017 review: A mid-range thin and light laptop with good performance, but it's not as good as its cheaper predecessor.

Quality, all-metal design ; Backlit keyboard ; Decent performance ; Good touchpad

Mediocre screen quality for the money ; Reflective screen isn't bright enough ; More expensive than predecessor

Oct, 2018

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Mark Coppock (digitaltrends.com)

Acer Swift 3 review

 

The Acer Swift 3 packs flagship 8th-gen performance into a budget-friendly PC.

Speedy 8th-gen performance ; Plenty of connectivity ; Solid keyboard ; 1080p display looks true to life ; Great SSD for the price

Boring design aesthetic ; Display is dim, with poor contrast ; Mediocre battery life

Dec, 2017

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Swift 3

 

Acer's range of Swift laptops is available in four flavours: the range-topping Swift 7, the mid-tier Swift 5 the cheaper Swift 3 and the budget Swift 1. Don't let the latter's standing against its siblings put you off, though. The Swift 3 includes...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Acer Swift 3

 

The 14-inch Acer Swift 3 is a well-rounded ultraportable laptop at a moderate price, with solid port selection and strong battery life that offset a merely average screen.

Classy aluminum design. Windows Hello fingerprint reader. Perky performance from Core i5 CPU and PCIe SSD. Good battery life.

Limited screen brightness. Shallow keyboard with small, crowded cursor control keys.

As you can tell, there's a lot to like about the Acer Swift 3. Our only real gripes are with the keyboard's cursor cluster, which you can master with a little practice, and the slightly dim display, which we don't want to overemphasize. If we don't...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

A partly premium and totally affordable laptop

 

The Acer Swift 3 is a stylish and affordably priced laptop that has a lot of ports and connections.

The Acer Swift 3 is a stylish and affordable laptop. Unlike a lot of current laptops, it has lots of ports and connections.

The shallow keyboard isn’t great for typing. The display is dim and the speakers are weak. Battery life is short.

The Acer Swift 3 is a budget laptop with an impressive all-metal design, but it skimps on some features you might find important.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (pcworld.com)

Acer Swift 3 Review: Ryzen 4000 delivers insane performance for the price

 

The Acer Swift 3 is a budget laptop that's as fast as pricier, heavier models, thanks to Ryzen 7 4700U, an 8-core CPU based on AMD's 7nm Ryzen 4000 with Radeon graphics.

Stupidly fast performance at this price ; Relatively light and thin

Trackpad has slight rattle ; Battery life could be better

As the first Ryzen 7 4700U laptop we've seen, Acer's pedestrian Swift 3 is suddenly a sprinter, delivering unprecedented performance for a laptop this light and this small. It can compete with some gaming and content-creation laptops in CPU-focused tasks.

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (pcworld.com)

Acer Swift 3 (SF314-57-57BN) review: Thin, light, affordable, and Ice Lake, with Thunderbolt 3 to boot

 

The Acer Swift 3 packs in plenty given its $700 sticker price, boasting a 10th-gen Intel Ice Lake CPU and a sub-three-pound weight.

Slim and light ; Cool, efficient performance ; Thunderbolt 3 port

Dim display ; Middling battery life

Another CPU-intensive test, our Cinebench benchmark measures a laptop’s performance as it renders a 3D image in real time. Given that it only takes a few minutes to complete, versus an hour or so for HandBrake, Cinebench does a nice job of showing us...

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Acer Swift 3 (2019) review: This midrange notebook PC hides Nvidia graphics power

 

Acer's Swift 3 (2019) notebook PC offers excellent performance and satisfactory battery life for an inexpensive clamshell, though the audio and fingerprint reader are noticeably lacking.

Solidly midrange price ; Discrete GeForce MX150 GPU, though underclocked ; Pretty IPS display ; Decent 10-hour battery life

Poor audio, even with headphones ; Fingerprint reader didn't perform reliably

Acer's Swift 3 is one of many notebooks we've tested to offer a Core i5 or Core i7, but its real differentiator is the downclocked MX150, which can't compare to the faster-clocked GeForce MX150 chips inside some of its competition. You won’t notice any...

Expert review by : Brett Howse, Andrei Frumusanu (anandtech.com)

The Acer Swift 3 SF314 Notebook Review: Swift Gets Swifter With Ryzen 4000

 

Almost two years ago to the day, we had a chance to check out Acer's Swift 3 laptop featuring AMD's first Ryzen Mobile platform, Raven Ridge. Acer has been a strong partner for AMD, generally being one of the first out of the gate with new designs...

Acer has been a great partner for AMD, and the new Swift 3 punches well above its weight. It is easy to be distracted by some of the top-end notebooks on the market, but if your budget is not quite there, you get a lot of the same qualities, but at a...

May, 2020

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