Thin, light and portable with its 12-hour battery life, the stylish silver Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare laptop PC sports a sleek silver design. Efficient thanks to its AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 Renoir processor, it is able to run undemanding games thanks to its Vega graphics solution. In addition, this computer benefits from a backlit chiclet keyboard, a biometric reader as well as a Wi-Fi ax and USB 3.1 Type-C connection.
Specifications Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM
|Screen (s)||14 ” Full HD LED IPS ComfyView with thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Renoir (2.0 GHz, 8 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (soldered) LPDDR4 3200MHz|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 7 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||1 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater v4 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||12 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 48Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.2 Kg / 323.4 x 218.9 x 17.95|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM
With its fine light silver frame and light brushed metal finish, this fi and lightweight laptop has an elegant and understated look.
The connectivity integrated into this PC is good, including 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communications, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a monitor or TV for example, an audio port but also 2 USBs all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, the USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times more quickly than in USB 2.0 if you plug in USB 3.0 peripherals.
You can authenticate yourself on this computer by fingerprint recognition via the integrated biometric reader and Windows Hello technology
In addition, the keys of the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is practical for distinguishing its keys in the event of reduced ambient light.
The screen will be of interest to lovers of High Definition content and especially videos due to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel. It also reproduces colors more faithfully than average while ensuring wide horizontal and vertical viewing angles.
In addition, the blue light that the screen emits is attenuated by up to 30% by Acer BluelightShield technology.
Performance, battery life of Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM
The Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM is a compact High Definition laptop computer designed for everyday versatile use on the go.
Clearly, nomads will be delighted to be able to use this PC for more than a day\’s work away from a power outlet as it can last around 12 hours of battery operation in light use. In addition, thanks to its compactness, finesse and lightness, this computer is easy to transport.
To do this, this thin and light computer relies on energy-efficient components such as its SSD storage. An SSD is more energy efficient than a hard drive but also more robust, silent and much faster.
Thanks to the SSD, this elegant silver PC is much more fluid and responsive than if it were equipped with a simple hard drive. For example, we get much faster application launches, starts / stops and processing, and we get faster on the maps of online games.
It is a 512 GB SSD that we find here on board, a capacity that rivals hard drives. And if you ever need more space, you can always help yourself with an external storage unit. Favoring a USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.
At the heart of this computer we find 8 GB of RAM, low consumption as the AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 4700U Renoir Octo Core processor. This duo delivers good overall performance capable of satisfying many users. Thanks to the Ryzen 7 Octo Core, we benefit from faster processing than with a low-power Quad / Hexa Core processor, but less swift of course than with a non-low-power processor.
The Ryzen 7 4700U Octo Core has the advantage of integrating the Radeon Vega 7 graphics part which is significantly more powerful than the UHD 620 of Intel processors. The Vega 7 is actually close to an entry-level dedicated graphics card. It therefore allows you to watch photos and videos but also to play titles that do not consume 3D resources.