Nomadic with 12 hours of battery life, the versatile Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R5M1 laptop is stylish with its silver design but also slim and light. Its responsiveness is enhanced by its fast SSD storage and it takes advantage of a good amount of 16 GB RAM as well as an AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 Renoir processor with Radeon Vega graphics solution, thus ensuring good overall performance and capacity. to run undemanding games. It also benefits from a 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen, a backlit chiclet keyboard, a biometric reader and Wi-Fi ax and USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity.
Specifications Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R7AG
|Screen (s)||14 \’\’ Full HD LED IPS ComfyView with thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Renoir (2.0 GHz, 8 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (soldered) 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|
|battery life 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-R7AG
With its thin and light light silver frame, it has a discreet and elegant look.
The connectivity it integrates is good, including 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, wireless Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communications, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this laptop to a monitor or TV for example, an audio port without forgetting 2 USBs all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, the USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 devices are plugged into it.
Biometric recognition authentication is also possible via Windows Hello technology and the integrated fingerprint reader.
A backlighting system also equips the chiclet keyboard which is very practical for distinguishing its keys in case of reduced ambient light.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit which is very practical to distinguish its keys if the ambient light is limited.
The screen takes advantage of Acer BluelightShield technology, which makes it possible to attenuate the blue light it emits by up to 30%.
It lends itself well to displaying High Definition content such as videos because it adopts a precise Full HD definition and a 16: 9 format. It also has large vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its IPS technology.
Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen can also be seen in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel.
Performances, battery life of Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R7AG
The Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R7AG is a compact High Definition compact laptop designed for everyday versatile use on the go.
Its transport is greatly facilitated by its contained weight, its compactness and its lightness. Nomads who want to use their laptop for several hours away from a power outlet because in terms of battery life, we can expect about 12 hours on battery in light use.
However, this thin and light laptop as easily transportable as an Ultrabook delivers good general performance that is suitable for many users.
Because it\’s equipped with an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 4700U Renoir low-power Octo Core processor and a good amount of above-average 16GB RAM to see it coming.
Certainly to often perform work that consumes processor resources, it is better to turn to a PC with a non-low-power processor, but battery life necessarily suffers.
In any case, despite the absence of a dedicated on-board graphics card, the Radeon Vega 7 graphics solution integrated into the Octo Core Ryzen 7 Renoir is capable of running undemanding games in addition to of course allowing you to watch photos and videos. . The Radeon Vega 7 is indeed positioned at the level of an entry-level dedicated graphics card and is therefore significantly more efficient than the UHD 620 of Intel processors.
In terms of storage, Acer here chooses an SSD which clearly reinforces the responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive.Concretely, thanks to the SSD, we benefit for example from much faster software launches, processing and starts / stops, or even faster arrival on the cards of online games.
An SSD is indeed much faster than a hard drive but also more energy efficient, more resistant to shocks and silent. Here the SSD offers a capacity of 512 GB, which corresponds to the standard of hard disks.
But if you need more, you can obviously rely on an external storage unit. Favoring a USB 3.0 / USB-C device then represents an interesting option to benefit from fast transfers.