Partner of all your scholarly escapades, the Acer Swift 3 SF314-55G-57B9 combines finesse, elegance, lightness, good autonomy and versatility. Its latest generation Quad Core i5 processor combined with its recent GeForce MX250 dedicated graphics card allow for many uses and its SSD storage is generous and responsive. Do not forget the addition of valuable amenities such as the backlit keyboard, the metal frame, the fingerprint reader and generous autonomy, all integrated into a 1.3 kg case. But expect to see the ultrabook heat up if you play on it.
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55G-57B9 Specs
|Slab||14 ” Full HD LED IPS ComfyView (1920×1080, matte / anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-8265U Whiskey Lake (1.6GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (Welded) DDR4 2133 MHz|
|Storage space||PCIe 512 GB NVMe M.2 SSD|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA GeForce MX250 2GB dedicated GDDR5, Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater Speakers v4|
|webcam||Yes, HD 720p CrystelEye HD with microphone|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Card reader||SD / MMC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||2 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 4 cells 48Whr 3320mAh|
|Autonomy announced||10 hours|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard, multi-touch touchpad|
Chassis, connectivity, screen of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-55G-57B9
The design of this new Swift 3 stands out from the previous SF314-54 and the latest SF314-56. Already, the chassis welcomes a red color that should emulate. Made from aluminum , this new case is solid, well assembled and sports a more angular silhouette with subtle finishes like the brushed effect around the keyboard, the Acer logo on the pink back and the chrome bevelled edges around the base. touchpad.
Renewal question, it is especially the format of the ultrabook which was revised and corrected. If the footprint remains the same (323 x 228 mm), the Swift 3 SF314-55G-78CH loses about 4 mm in thickness ( 14.9 mm ) and about 15 grams on the scale ( 1.35 kg ).
The keyboard is backlit in white and makes typing easier in the dark.
At the opening of this Acer Swift SF314-55-57B9, we notice immediately its beautiful Full HD IPS screen matte side edges of 6 mm . It uses a dense definition Full HD (1920 x 1080 px) that allows you to make the most of High Definition content while the IPS slab promotes immersion with a display perfectly readable from any angle of approach and a balanced colorimetry. Acer preserves its matt ComfyView slab , more visibility if you are working outdoors or traveling by train, for example.
Connectivity is distributed on the sides of the case and accommodates all the necessary in standard formats. There are three USB ports including two USB 3.1 and a versatile USB Type-C , an SD card reader, an HDMI output and a biometric reader (under the keyboard, right) to secure your data and authenticate to your session with a simple touch of the finger. The Wifi modules AC and Bluetooth 5.0 of last generation are also on the menu.
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-55G-57B9
The Swift 3 is one of the very first PCs to integrate the GeForce MX250 . This entry / mid-range graphics card based on the Pascal architecture (2016) would obviously be just an update of the GeForce MX150 with a small gain in frequency. So do not expect a revolution at this price level although this GPU is a valuable support in common use and to launch some games. The occasional player will be able to practice in Full HD on a good part of the titles of the market provided to make concessions on the sharpness of the rendering. Note that it will surely lower the definition of the screen on 1366 x 768 px to launch the last outputs in honest conditions.
Storage also receives attention as it is entrusted to a 512 GB NVMe SSD . This type of storage supplants the hard disk thanks to its excellent responsiveness attributed to the system. On a daily basis, this translates into a perfectly fluid Windows environment with short loading times and latency-free execution. What’s more, the SSD is overall quieter, more robust and more energy efficient than a mechanical drive, and its capacity has nothing to envy and can host a good part of your toy library.
Another argument to take into account, autonomy is still part of the strengths of Swift 3. It totals here nearly 10 hours in web browsing with active WiFi, which is perfect for nomads.
This ultrabook is finally characterized by its powerful heart. The latest-generation Quad Core i5-8265U processor will significantly improveperformance (about 10 percent) over the Kaby Lake Refresh generation (i5-8250U). Common usage is supported as a whole (Web browsing, Office processing, video) and the greedy applications drawing on the multicore architecture (video editing, Photoshop pushed …) will have a little resource. In addition, the 8 GB RAM is present in satisfactory quantity to ensure a fluid multitasking environment.