Stamped under the new Intel Evo platform, the Acer Swift 3 SF313-53-57GW therefore responds to a precise user experience, ensuring optimal responsiveness, instant waking up, long battery life and fast charging. This small 13-inch hosts an 11th generation Core i5 Quad Core processor with the integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics chip which allows everyday use with a nice graphic support to ensure a little creation and play. The whole is supported by 16 GB of RAM and by 512 GB SSD storage for system speed. Let\’s not forget the addition of precious amenities such as the backlit keyboard, the metallic chassis, the fingerprint reader and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, all integrated in a 1.19 kg case and providing 11 hours of operation. battery life. But expect to see the
Specifications Acer Swift 3 SF313-53-57GW
|Screen (s)||13.5 “QHD 3: 2 IPS CineCrystal 400nits 100% sRGB thin edge LEDs (2256×1504, bright)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB LPDDR4X 2133 MHz (soldered)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe Graphics|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.2 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes, fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Audio Premium speakers, Acer TrueHarmony|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||11 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 56 Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.2 Kg / 302.5 x 233.9 x 15.95|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Swift SF313-53-57GW
The Swift 3 is renowned in Acer’s office range and among the best ultrabooks in its category. For 2021, Acer keeps the excellent lithium-magnesium-aluminum alloy case of its predecessor (SF313-52). This hybrid material crossed on the Swift 5 and 7 so far is known for its strength but also and above all for its lightness. Thus, the Swift SF313-53-57GW can advance 1.19 kg on the scale only. The format is also compacted with a thickness of 16 mm for a limited footprint (302 x 234 mm), enough to take it everywhere with you.
The keyboard is backlit in white on several levels of brightness. It is rather practical in the dark but otherwise, during the day, the white on the silver keys has the opposite effect and complicates the readability of the lettering. In this case, it should be simply deactivated.
We find the angular silhouette of its big brother in 14 inches (Swift 3 SF314-57) to which Acer has associated on this model a most neutral matt silver surface. The care taken in the finishes is visible and the assembly is of quality even if some details betray its “mid-range” positioning like its dark plastic frame around the screen.
Speaking of it, the 13.5-inch screen of the Swift 3 cultivates a feeling of significant immersion thanks to an amplified edge-to-edge design but above all to an extended QHD (2256 x 1504 px) definition . This screen definition offers a high display density and a feeling of sharpness, appreciable even on 13 inches to enjoy your High Definition content in the best conditions and to magnify characters and details without losing precision. In addition, the panel covers 100% of the sRGB space for those who work with the image.
Besides, we can\’t recommend an enlarged scaling (125% or more) enough to get content at the right size. Bright (400 nits) and visible from all angles (IPS panel), the screen is covered with a glossy (shiny) surface which will tend to reflect ambient light. This is the price to pay for a more colorful and vivid perception than facing a mat / satin screen. Note also the unconventional format of the 3: 2 screen which ensures an amplified vertical viewing which reduces the need to unwind the pages. This is ideal for productivity.
Finally, the connection is distributed on the sides of the box and accommodates everything you need, and even a little more. There are a total of three USB ports including two USB 3.2 ports as well as a versatile and state-of-the-art USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4 . There is also an HDMI output as well as a biometric reader (under the keyboard, on the right) to secure your data and authenticate you to your session with a simple touch of your finger (Windows Hello). The WiFi module takes advantage of the latest 802.11 AX standard and Bluetooth 5.0 is also on the menu. The SD card reader is absent on the other hand.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Swift 3 SF313-53-57GW
To animate this Acer Swift 3 SF313-53-57GW, a Core i5-1135G7 processor11th generation. Known as Tiger Lake, this processor brings some interesting advancements, starting with a higher TDP. Thus, the Core i5-1135G7 of our Swift displays a TDP of 28W where its predecessors, the Core i5-1035G4 and the Core i5-10210U are satisfied with a TDP of 15W. This leads to a fairly visible increase in performance on advanced software (Lightroom, Capture One Pro, Davinci Resolve, 7Zip, etc.), a little less on basic everyday tasks (Office, surfing the Web, streaming …) . We understand, these tasks in question are perfectly taken care of by the ultrabook, but since these are missions that only commit very few resources, the difference between the generations is not noticeable. And then keep in mind that we still have a low consumption Core i5 in front of you, therefore not enough to provide intensive performance in creation as would non-low consumption processors (-H). In front,the RAM provides 16 GB of RAM , a generous total that ensures impeccable fluidity in multitasking. Namely that the RAM is welded and therefore not upgradeable on this device, so it is welcome.
But the most interesting novelty of this Gen11 Tiger Lake lies above all in their new integrated graphics chip, the Iris Xe. Thanks to it, Intel is back in the race against AMD but also and above all against small NVIDIA graphics cards such as the GeForce MX250 or the GeForce MX350. The performances of the Iris Plus G7 of the Gen10 (Ice Lake) are exceeded by a good length. So, with the Iris Xe, you should be able to play a lot of games at 1080p under good conditions and work on tasks that require quite a bit of graphics power (Lightroom) without delay. Another benefit of having a faster graphics chip integrated into the processor is that it simplifies the design of the ventilation system and therefore causes less noise and heat than in a configuration with a dedicated graphics card.
For its part, the storage is entrusted to a 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD which will bring a welcome dose of responsiveness to the system. Compared to a standard mechanical hard drive, is is quieter, more robust and energy efficient, and allows Windows to achieve remarkable smoothness with short load times and zero latency execution. What\’s more, its capacity is nothing short of ridiculous and can accommodate a good chunk of your game library although some may not find it sufficient.
Let\’s finish with a notion of battery life, very important if you want to carry it on your daily travels. Despite the small profile of the ultrabook, Acer still managed to slide a 56 Whr battery, allowing it to offer more than 10 hours of battery life . A force to carry it with you for a whole day.