A sleek, thin and light silver laptop designed for everyday general-purpose use, the Acer Swift SF314-42-R9US offers up to 8 hours of battery life. In its compact chassis, it houses a 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen and performs well thanks to its AMD Hexa Core Ryzen 5 Renoir processor and its good amount of RAM, but also its fast SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness. In addition, it is able to run low-consumption games thanks to its Vega graphics solution and has a backlit chiclet keyboard, a biometric reader or even a USB 3.1 Type-C and Wi-Fi connection. .
Specifications Acer Swift SF314-42-R9US
|Screen (s)||14 ” Full HD LED IPS ComfyView with thin edges 250cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Renoir (2.3 GHz, 6 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB LPDDR4 3200MHz|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 6 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||8 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 SF314-42-R9US
It sports a sober and elegant design with its fine silver frame and light brushed metal finish.
This versatile laptop has a good connection consisting of 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a monitor or TV for example, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communications, an audio port or even 2 USBs all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, the USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to \’at 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
A biometric reader is integrated, enough to authenticate by fingerprint recognition via Windows Hello technology.
The chiclet keyboard is equipped with a practical backlighting system to distinguish its keys when ambient light is limited.
The screen adopts a 16: 9 aspect ratio and a precise Full HD definition which makes it well suited to High Definition content. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility than a bright panel in a bright environment (eg outside). Due to its IPS technology, its viewing angles, both vertical and horizontal, are important while its colorimetry is average, lower than that of more high-end IPS panels.
Blue light is attenuated up to 30% by Acer BluelightShield technology.
Performance, battery life of Acer Swift SF314-42-R9US
The Acer Swift SF314-42-R9US is a compact High Definition laptop designed for everyday versatile use on the go.
As easy to carry as an Ultrabook thanks to its low weight, its compactness and its finesse, it will interest those who wish to be able to use their PC for several hours away from a power outlet, for example during a day of lessons. In terms of autonomy, expect around 8 hours of battery operation in light use.
It stands out for its good amount of above-average 16 GB RAM. Very appreciable in multitasking, it allows to see well coming in terms of RAM and accompanies an AMD Hexa Core processor, the APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 5 4500U low consumption Renoir.
The general performance provided by this duo is able to satisfy many users. While not as powerful as a non-low power processor, it is of interest to those who occasionally use software that takes advantage of multicore.
No dedicated graphics card is embedded in this thin and light PC which is nevertheless able to run games that consume little 3D resources like an entry-level GPU. This is thanks to the Radeon Vega 6 housed within the Ryzen 5 4500U, significantly more efficient than the UHD 620 of Intel processors.
However, it should be borne in mind that this laptop tends to heat up when it is heavily used (eg treatment, games) but is discreet in everyday use.
Still, the responsiveness of this elegant laptop is reinforced on a daily basis by its SSD storage. Thanks to the SSD, we benefit in particular from application launches much faster than with a simple hard drive as well as start / stop or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
An SSD is indeed much faster than a hard drive but also less energy, more resistant to shocks and silent. Here, the SSD offers a capacity of 512 GB in phase with the standard of hard drives.
Of course, if you need more space, you can rely on an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 device for fast transfers.