Original with its thin and light pink design, the Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-55X6 is a versatile laptop PC with high performance in everyday use thanks to its Quad Core i5 Intel Tiger Lake processor whose Iris Xe graphics are able to run not too greedy games. Ready for High Definition with its 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen, this aluminum Ultrabook benefits from enhanced responsiveness thanks to its fast SSD storage, a backlit chiclet keyboard, a fingerprint reader but also a Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity.
Specifications of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-55X6
|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)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB LPDDR4x 4266MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe, 2280)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), 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 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||8 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 SF314-511-55X6
This Ultrabook does not leave indifferent in terms of design with its pink aluminum finish that does not go unnoticed.
Thin and light, this versatile laptop PC is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C, its Wi-Fi ax wireless modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.0 for connections and communications remotely, its practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a monitor or TV for example, its audio port but also its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are plugged into it.
You can authenticate by biometric recognition via Windows Hello technology thanks to the integrated fingerprint reader.
In addition, the keys of the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is useful for better distinguishing them when the ambient light is reduced.
The screen lends itself well to the display of videos and more generally of High Definition content because it adopts a 16: 9 format associated with a precise Full HD definition. As it is anti-reflective, the screen is more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors). In addition, thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has large vertical and horizontal viewing angles.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-55X6
The Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-55X6 is a slim and light High Definition compact laptop designed for everyday versatile use on the go.
Equipped with 8 GB of RAM associated with a low power Intel Quad Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake processor, this Ultrabook with its original pink design delivers good overall performance capable of satisfying many users.
In addition, the Iris Xe graphics part (which we tested) provides significantly higher performance than those of the classic Intel UHD 620.
Concretely with this laptop, however without a dedicated graphics card, you can watch photos and videos but also play titles not too greedy in graphic resources.
However, if your plan is to regularly carry out work that requires processor and / or graphics resources, it will be better to opt for a PC with a non-low consumption processor and / or an adapted dedicated GPU.
On the storage side, Acer has chosen here an SSD that rivals the standard of hard drives in terms of capacity thanks to its 512 GB while being silent, more robust, less energy intensive and much faster.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, we benefit from a much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than with a simple hard drive. For example, we benefit from much faster starts / stops as well as software launches and treatments, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Obviously if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit. Opting for a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to take advantage of fast transfers.
As for battery life, bet on about 8 hours of battery operation in light use for this versatile Ultrabook whose compactness, finesse and lightness make it easy to transport.