The Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-703E is a new 14-inch ultrabook that presents office claims behind a bright red design. Thinner and lighter than its predecessor, it is based on the latest generation Whiskey Lake low conso processor, a Quad Core i7-8565U, but also on 8 GB of RAM and on a dedicated SSD of good capacity (512 GB), the all dominated by a full HD IPS edge-to-edge board. The backlit keyboard, the metal frame, the fingerprint reader and the generous autonomy are his other strengths for a price displayed at less than 1100 euros.
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55G-703E Specs and Details
|Slab||14 \’\’ Full HD LED IPS ComfyView (1920×1080, matte / anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8565U Whiskey Lake (1.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2133 MHz (12 GB), 1 slot (busy)|
|Storage space||M.2 SSD of 512 GB (M.2 2280, SATA 3.0)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater Speakers v4|
|webcam||Yes, HD 720p CrystelEye HD with microphone|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Card reader||SD / MMC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||2 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 4 cells 48Whr 3320mAh|
|Autonomy announced||10 hours|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard, multi-touch touchpad|
If the design of this new Swift 3 does not fundamentally change from the previous, the chassis welcomes a new red color that should emulate. Made from aluminum , this new case is solid, well assembled and has a more angular silhouette with subtle finishes like the brushed effect around the keyboard, the Acer logo on the pink back and the chrome bevelled edges around the base. touchpad.
The keyboard is backlit in white and makes typing easier in the dark.
Renewal question, it is especially the format of the ultrabook which was revised and corrected. If the size remains the same (323 x 228 mm), the Swift 3 SF314-55-703E loses about 4 mm in thickness ( 14.9 mm ) and about 15 grams on the scale ( 1.35 kg ).
Autonomy is still part of the arguments of Swift 3 and total here over 9 hours in Web browsing with active WiFi. It\’s satisfying and perfect for nomads.
The projectors are focused on the latest generation processor Whiskey Lake Quad Core i7-8565U low consumption that is responsible for propelling the ultrabook. This CPU supplants its predecessor (i7-8550U Kaby Lake Refresh) thanks to a higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.6 Ghz) and a finer engraving with a real gain of around 10%. This translates into use by full support for common usage (Web browsing, Office processing, video) and a sharp mastery in more demanding applications, requiring multicore architecture (video editing, Photoshop pushed, Lightroom …). The 8 GB RAM is enough to enjoy a smooth multitasking .
In the center of this Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-703E also shines a beautiful Full HD IPS matte screen with 6 mm side edges . It takes advantage of a dense Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) that allows you to make the most of High Definition content while the IPS panel favors immersion with a perfectly readable display from any angle of approach and a balanced colorimetry. Acer preserves its matt ComfyView slab , more visibility if you are working outdoors or traveling by train for example.
Storage is another significant element since it is entrusted to a 512 GB SSD that will significantly strengthen the overall responsiveness of the system on a daily basis. Overall quieter, more robust, and more energy efficient than a mechanical drive, it allows Windows to achieve a remarkable level of fluidity with short load times and latency-free operation. What\’s more, its capacity is not ridiculous and can host a good part of your toy library.
Finally, the connector loses a USB port but otherwise accommodates everything needed in standard formats. There are three USB ports including two USB 3.1 and a versatile USB Type-C , an SD card reader, an HDMI output and a biometric reader (under the keyboard, right) to secure your data and authenticate to your session with a simple touch of the finger. The Wifi modules AC and Bluetooth 5.0 of last generation are also on the menu.