Looking for a lightweight 14-inch ultrabook for working and entertaining in a regular setting? Then the Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R2SR is to be considered with its Ryzen 3 Dual Core processor perfect for everyday office and multimedia use. It also has a nice system responsiveness thanks to the SSD storage of 256 GB and brings together some welcome amenities such as the backlit keyboard, the neat look and very honest autonomy with its 8 hours. On the other hand, the total of RAM is limited and the screen not very bright.
Specifications Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R2SR
|Screen (s)||14 “Full HD LED IPS ComfyView with thin edges 6.3mm (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Picasso (2.6 GHz, 2 cores)|
|RAM installed||4 GB (soldered) DDR4 2400 MHz, 1 slot (free)|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 3|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD|
|Connectivity||1 USB 2.0 2 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Windows Hello||Yes, fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater v4 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||8 hours / Li-ion 3 cells 48Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.5 Kg / 323 x 228 x 17.95|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R2SR
The case of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-41 is probably taken from the Swift 3 SF314-56 of 2018 since the aesthetics as the dimensions are identical with its small weight of 1.5 kg and its beautiful fineness of 17.95 mm d ‘thickness . This allows you to enjoy a rather convincing borderless screen.
The Swift 3 SF314-41-R2SR is made of metal with a brushed effect on the back of the cover and inside and dressed in a sober and elegant silver color . Polished chamfered edges highlight the cover, base, touchpad and biometric reader to serve the look. Note also that the central hinge opens the screen 180 degrees , a plus to install it comfortably on the knees. The keyboard is backlit in white and makes typing in dark environments easier.
Next, let\’s talk about the screen, which is highlighted by side borders of 6.3 mm (thicker at the top and bottom). It provides a dense Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) which allows you to get the best out of High Definition content while the IPS panel promotes immersion with a perfectly readable display whatever the angle of approach and a balanced colorimetry. Good news, it uses a ComfyView matte panel , a plus if you have to work outdoors or travel by train for example.
For its part, the connection accommodates everything necessary in standard formats. There are four USB ports including two USB 3.0 and a versatile USB Type-C , an SD card reader, 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 the touch of a finger. Wifi AC and Bluetooth 4.2 modules are also on the menu.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R2SR
Inside the ultrabook, we are dealing with a low power AMD Ryzen 3 3200U APU . Without being able to match the latest Core i3-10110U or i3-1005G1 from Intel due to the absence of Turbo from AMD, it does the job perfectly for surfing the web, playing videos or doing spreadsheets and even a little light photo editing on occasion. On the other hand, the 4 GB of RAM is enough to allow a little multitasking provided you do not multiply the tabs and active applications, otherwise you will encounter small latencies. You can optionally open the PC to upgrade the RAM to the free slot if necessary.
Another determining axis inside this Swift 3 SF314-41-R2SR, the privileged storage gives pride of place to reactivity. Indeed, a dedicated 256 GB SSD is in the game, allowing to bring its share of fluidity to Windows 10 and to the overall execution of programs while not sacrificing too much capacity. If we count the space occupied by the system and by the programs, there is about 200 GB of free space, enough to house a small part of your game library. For the rest, you will have to opt for an external or online solution.
The AMD Radeon Vega 3 chipset integrated into the processor will take care of the graphics rendering, namely that it is similar to the processing of the Intel UHD 620 of the Intel Core Comet Lake, enough to support current use and a minimum of play. We are talking about a few not greedy titles, and launched occasionally.
Let’s finish with the autonomy which can accommodate the average battery (48 Whr) to total a nice 8 hours of autonomy in Internet browsing with active Wifi.