The Acer Swift 3 SF314-56-5925 is a new thin, light and responsive Ultrabook with an announced autonomy of 8 hours. Fast with its dedicated SSD storage and its latest generation Quad Core i5 processor, it benefits from a 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen, a USB 3.1 Type-C connection and a backlit chiclet keyboard as well as a fingerprint reader.
Specifications of Acer Swift 3 SF314-56-5925
|Dimention||14 ” Full HD LED ComfyView IPS with 6.3mm thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-8265U Whiskey Lake (1.6GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||4 GB (soldered) DDR4 2400 MHz (12 GB), 1 slot (free)|
|Storage space||256 GB SSD|
|Graphic card||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|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|Fingerprint reader||Yes, Windows Hello compatible|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 4 cells 3220mAh 48Whr|
|Autonomy announced||8 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||323 x 228 x 17.95|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard, multi-touch touchpad|
Chassis, connectors, Acer Swift 3 screen SF314-56-5925
Its brushed metal silver finish gives it an elegant design.
The blue light emitted by the screen is attenuated by Acer BluelightShield technology.
On-board connectivity is good, consisting of 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, 1 convenient HDMI video output to easily connect this Ultrabook to a monitor or TV for example, wireless modules Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communications, an audio port or even 3 USB all compatible both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 including 2 USB 3.0 ensuring transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if the USB 3.0 devices are connected.
Featuring a key backlight system, the chiclet keyboard can be discerned correctly in a dimly lit atmosphere.
In addition, a Windows Hello compatible biometric reader is integrated to identify the system quickly and easily.
Accurate with its Full HD definition that makes it well suited to High Definition content like videos with its 16 / 9th format, the screen benefits from anti-reflective treatment. It is thus more legible than a bright slab in bright environment. IPS, the screen also offers more accurate colorimetry than average and comfortable viewing angles, both vertically and horizontally.
Performance, autonomy of Acer Swift 3 SF314-56-5925
The Acer Swift 3 SF314-56-5925 is a compact, high definition notebook for everyday mobile use.
It benefits from a last generation low-power Whiskey Lake i5-8265U quad core processor that delivers good overall performance to satisfy many users.
However, as it is associated with a standard amount of RAM of 4 GB, this Ultrabook shows its limits in multitasking. Those who wish to be more comfortable in this area will have everything to gain by adding a DDR4 bar on a free slot, or opt for a better equipped model in this area.
As it skips a dedicated GPU, this Ultrabook is not suitable for heavy graphics like games. It is the Intel UHD 620 solution integrated into the Quad Core i5 which is responsible for all graphics. Its benefits are very modest but it allows of course to look at photos and videos.
Thanks to its dedicated SSD storage, this Ultrabook is much more responsive than if it were equipped with a simple hard disk. This results in faster startups and launches of applications.
Certainly with its 256 GB, the SSD offers a capacity lower than standard hard drives. It is however sufficient for many uses. And in case 256 GB are too accurate, we can always rely on an external storage unit. Opting for a USB 3.0 device is an interesting solution because it benefits from fast transfers.
Finally, this Ultrabook is easy to carry because of its compactness and weight. Side autonomy, we can expect to hold 8 hours on battery in light use.