Marked Intel Evo, the Acer Swift 3 SF313-53-79KT thus responds to a precise user experience, ensuring optimal responsiveness, instant wake-up, long battery life and fast charging. This small 13-inch hosts an 11th generation Core i7 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 1TB 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 SF313-53-79KT
|Screen (s)||13.5 “QHD 3: 2 IPS CineCrystal 400nits 100% sRGB thin edge LEDs (2256×1504, bright)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB LPDDR4X 2133 MHz (soldered)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe Graphics|
|Storage||1TB 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 SF313-53-79KT
The Swift 3 is famous 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 and 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 SF313-53-79KT
The Swift 3 SF313-53-79KT is powered by an 11th generation Core i7-1165G7 Quad Core processorTiger Lake. This brings some interesting advancements over previous generations, starting with a higher TDP. Thus, the Core i7-1165G7 of our model displays a TDP of 28W where its predecessors, the Core i7-1065G7 and the Core i7-10510U are satisfied with a TDP of 15W, and this despite the low consumption. This results from an increase in performance visible on advanced software (Lightroom, Capture One Pro, Davinci Resolve, 7Zip, etc.), a little less on basic everyday tasks (Office, surfing the Web, streaming …) . We hear, these tasks in question are perfectly taken care of by the Swift, but since these are missions that only commit very few resources, the difference between the generations is not noticeable. Opposite, the RAM provides for 16 GB RAM, an important total for multitasking which allows the coming years to come with confidence.
Even more interesting here, the arrival of the new integrated graphics chip 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 many games at 1080p under good conditions and work on fairly graphics-intensive tasks (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.
Also hinge in this configuration, the storage is entrusted to a dedicated 1 TB SSD , a generous capacity even more commonly lent to hard drives and which allows large multimedia files to be stored without restrictions. The system gains there directly compared to a configuration with mechanical hard disk because of the speed of loading offered by the SSD. This type of storage ensures almost instantaneous switching on and off, transfers calculated in seconds or instantaneous software launches where the mechanical support involved significant latencies. Note also that the SSD is by nature more silent, robust and efficient than a hard drive.
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.