Nomadic with its autonomy of 12 hours, its compactness and its lightness, the Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R30P is a new versatile silver laptop with 14 inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen. It benefits from an AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 Renoir processor coupled with a good amount of RAM for solid performance in current use, but also from fast SSD storage for enhanced responsiveness. Capable of running low-power games thanks to its Vega graphic part, it has a backlit chiclet keyboard, a biometric reader but also a Wi-Fi ax and USB 3.1 Type-C connection.
Specifications Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R30P
|Screen (s)||14 ” Full HD LED ComfyView IPS with thin edges (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Renoir (2.0 GHz, 8 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB LPDDR4 3200MHz|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 7 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||12 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 3 SF314-42-R30P
It sports a sober and elegant design with its fine silver frame and light brushed metal finish.
This computer benefits from a good connection consisting of 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, wireless Wi-Fi ax modules ( newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communications, an HDMI video output useful for easily connecting it to a monitor or a TV for example, an audio port or 2 USB all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 devices to it.
A biometric reader is integrated, which allows authentication by fingerprint recognition, and this via Windows Hello technology.
In addition, the chiclet keyboard has a backlighting system for the keys, which is useful for distinguishing them when the ambient light is limited.
Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has comfortable vertical and horizontal viewing angles and displays more faithful colors than the average, however lower than that of more upscale IPS panels. As it adopts a 16: 9 format and a Full HD definition, the screen is well suited for displaying videos and more generally High Definition content. Anti-reflective treatment, the screen is more readable than a bright panel in a bright environment (ex: outdoor)
Acer BluelightShield technology is also present to attenuate blue light by up to 30%.
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R30P
The Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R30P is a compact High Definition laptop designed for general purpose mobile use.
Those who wish to be able to use their PC for a whole working day (and even more) may be seduced because in terms of autonomy, we can count on around 12 hours of battery operation in light use. In addition thanks to its lightness and compactness, this PC is easy to transport.
However, it delivers good general performance able to satisfy many users because it relies on a good amount of RAM of 16 GB above the average and very significant in multitasking (as well as to see coming) as well as on an AMD APU processor (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 4700U low consumption Renoir which is none other than an Octo Core.
In addition, the Ryzen 7 4700U has the advantage of integrating a Radeon Vega 7 graphics section. Positioned at the level of a dedicated entry-level graphics card, the Vega 7 is significantly more efficient than the UHD 620 of Intel processors. .
Result, we can play undemanding titles with this PC which also obviously allows you to watch photos and videos.
Thanks to its SSD storage, this thin and light computer is also much more responsive and fluid than if it were based on a simple hard drive. We take advantage, for example, thanks to the SSD of much faster application launches and starts / stops, or even a faster arrival on online game cards.
Here, we find an integrated SSD that rivals hard drives in terms of capacity thanks to its 512 GB. But the SSD is also much faster than a hard drive, more robust, less energy-consuming and silent.
If you ever need additional space, you can of course use an external storage unit like a USB 3.0 device to obtain fast transfers.