New to the 15-inch ultrabook sector, the Acer Swift 3 SF315-52G-56FX will appeal to multimedia enthusiasts with its Kaby Lake Refresh i5 Quad Core and GeForce MX150 Pascal. Its sleek 1.8 kg silver shell also hides 8 GB of RAM and a 1.1 TB hybrid storage, dominated by a beautiful Full HD IPS edge-to-edge screen. Table also on a backlit keyboard, a fingerprint reader and on a chassis worked to serve mobility for a price displayed at less than 850 euros .
Technical Specs of the Acer Swift 3 SF315-52G-56FX
|Slab||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS Edge-to-Edge (1920×1080, Glossy)|
|Processor||Kaby Lake Intel Core i5-8250U (1.6 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2133 MHz (16 GB)|
|Storage space||SSD M.2 of 128 GB 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce MX150 2 GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel HD 620 integrated processor and Optimus|
|Audio system||2 speakers, Acer TrueHarmony Dolby Home Premium|
|webcam||Yes, HD 720p CrystelEye HD with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (Intel Wireless Dual Band AC 7265)|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||1 USB 2.0 2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 4 cells 48Whr|
|Autonomy announced||10 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||370x 255×18.9|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, multi-touch touchpad|
The novelty is not striking at the approach of Swift 3 version 2018. In fact, it takes its metal chassisfrom its predecessor (SF315-51) and the hue of a silver tone slightly lighter, uniform on any shell. A discreet brushed effect decorates the back of the lid and around the keyboard while the rest of the surfaces remain smooth and matt. The visible difference is the screen that Acer surrounds with a frame the same tone as the shell unlike the SF515-51 with its black borders. In this way, we immediately notice their fineness worked at the side edges (6.3 mm).
The silhouette of the ultrabook has gained 1 or 2 mm in width and keeps the same footprint otherwise ( 18.9 mm thick). For a 15 inch, this encourages mobility. Especially since Acer has done a nice job on the weight of the machine that does not exceed 1.8 kg now (against 2.1 kg for the SF315-51).
Acer gives its Swift SF315-52G-56FX for 12 hours of battery life. A total that it will surely be possible to talk to rest but it will take about 3 to 4 hours for a common use in Web browsing with active Wifi, about 8 to 9 hours of autonomy.
The Acer Swift SF315-52G-56FX hides a good level of performance allowed by its Quad Core i5 Kaby Lake Refresh low consumption last generation, here supported by 8 GB of RAM . This duo is perfectly comfortable with office and multimedia tasks, including browsing the Internet, playing videos, working on Office or photo editing (Photoshop, Lightroom). It can also tackle other missions a little more demanding (Adobe Premiere) in reasonable proportions through a 4-core exploitation; which translates into an obvious rise compared to its predecessor Core i5-7200U. By the way, lovers of multitasking will have all the ease necessary to multiply the tabs on the web and the active applications thanks to the RAM in good quantity.
On the other hand, the screen promotes immersion thanks to its edge-to-edge IPS panel with 6.3 mm lateral edges . It sports a dense definition Full HD (1920 x 1080 px) which offers all the latitude to enjoy your content in High Definition and to modulate the display of windows on the screen. Comfort is assured thanks to wide viewing angles (IPS), a respected color spectrum, a glossy surface (bright colors, subject to glare) and Acer\’s own technology such as ExaColor which revives colors or BluelightShield which mitigates the blue light.
Another argument performance here, the graphics is provided by the GeForce MX150 , a dedicated graphics card latest generation positioned on the mid-range. It succeeds the GeForce 940MX and is significantly closer to the GTX 950M in terms of resources. It is therefore intended for casual players little concerned about the details. All of the securities in the market can pass on condition of lowering the definition of the screen (1366 x 768 px) for the most greedy, the game in Full HD is only supported on light opus.
The hybrid storage solution is also a force on this Acer Swift SF315-52G-56FX. Thanks to the dedicated 128 GB SSD , on which the operating system and most of the programs and games will be based, the execution of the system is particularly smooth and the loading times are considerably shortened compared to a disk machine. hard only. Opposite, the hard drive of 1000 GB will be responsible for housing all of your toy library to never run out of storage space.
The connection is meanwhile very correct with four USB ports including a USB 3.0 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 touch of your finger. The recent Wifi AC Bluetooth 4.1 modules also meet this.