Autonomy of 10 hours under Windows 11 for the Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54U1 which may interest nomads. This versatile Ultrabook with a sleek silver aluminum design benefits from a fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB that enhances its responsiveness, 16 GB of RAM and a Quad Core i5 Tiger Lake processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics for good performance in common use and the ability to run not too greedy games. Featuring a 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display, this thin and light laptop also benefits from connectivity with Thunderbolt 4 USB-C and Wi-Fi ax, a backlit keyboard or a biometric reader.
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54U1 Features
|Screen(s)||14” Full HD LED IPS ComfyView thin edges 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (soldered) LPDDR4x 4266MHz|
|Video card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (PCIe NVMe, 2280)|
|Connection||2 USB 3.0 1 USB-C 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 4, HDMI|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes, fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater v4 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64-bit|
|Announced battery life / Battery||10 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 48Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.2 Kg / 323.8 x 221.2 x 15.95|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54U1
With its light silver thin and light aluminum design, this thin and light laptop sports an elegant and discreet look but also original because it rises slightly forward when opened.
This versatile Ultrabook has good connectivity with its USB-C, its convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a monitor or TV for example, its Wi-Fi ax wireless modules(newer and more powerful than Wi-Fi ac)and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communications, its audio port not to mention its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are plugged into it.
As a fingerprint reader is integrated, one can authenticate by biometric recognition via Windows Hello technology.
In addition, the chiclet keyboard adopts a backlight system which is convenient to better distinguish its keys in low light atmosphere.
Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has significant viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical. As a bonus, it is well suited to High Definition content such as videos due to its precise Full HD definition and its 16/9th format. Treated anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility in bright environments (ex: outside) than a shiny slab, which will certainly appreciate the most nomadic.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54U1
The Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54U1 can appeal to those who want to acquire a thin and light compact High Definition laptop for versatile use on the go.
Easy to carry because of its compactness, finesse and lightness, this versatile Ultrabook will interest nomads all the more as it can last about 10 hours on battery in light use on Windows 11.
To offer such autonomy, it relies on energy-efficient components such as its SSD storage. An SSD is indeed more energy efficient than a hard drive while being more shock resistant, quiet and much faster.
In addition here we find a 1 TB SSD, a large capacity corresponding to what hard drives offer the vast majority of the time.
Concretely, the SSD ensures a much better responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis than a simple hard disk. Thanks to the SSD, we obtain, for example, much faster starts/stops, processing and software launches or a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
It is indeed possible to watch photos and videos but also to play titles not too demanding in 3D resources with this versatile laptop thin and light while it does not include a dedicated graphics card.
This is thanks to the performance of the Iris Xe solution integrated into the processor whose performance is clearly superior to that of the classic Intel UHD 620.
However, we benefit from turning instead to a PC with a suitable dedicated graphics card and / or a non-low-power processor if we plan to often carry out work requiring graphics and / or processor resources.
But this will obviously have an impact on autonomy in particular.