The perfect partner for your academic getaways, the Acer Swift SF314-57G-57HM combines finesse, elegance, lightness, good autonomy and versatility. Its latest generation Quad Core i5 processor combined with its recent GeForce MX250 dedicated graphics card allow for many uses and its SSD storage is generous and responsive. Do not forget the addition of valuable amenities such as the backlit keyboard, the metal chassis, the fingerprint reader, the Thunderbolt 3 connectors and generous autonomy, all integrated in a case of only 1.19 kg. . But expect to see the ultrabook heat up if you play on it.
Acer Swift 3 SF314-57G-57HM Specs
|Screen (s)||14 “Full HD IPS LED ComfyView with Thin Edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake (1.0GHz, 4 cores)|
|Installed RAM||8 GB LPDDR4 (soldered)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce MX250 2GB GDDR5 Dedicated, Intel UHD Graphics G1|
|Storage||PCIe 512 GB NVMe M.2 SSD|
|Connectors||1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 3, 1 HDMI|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit family|
|Announced Autonomy / Battery||10 hours / Li-ion 4 cells 50Whr 4200 mAh|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.19 Kg / 319 x 217 x 16|
Chassis, connectivity, screen of the Acer Swift SF314-57G-57HM
The Swift 3 is exemplary in Acer’s office portfolio and among the best ultrabooks in its class. For 2019, Acer has reworked its “best seller” and offers it a new screen in lithium-magnesium-aluminum alloy. This hybrid material crossed on Swift 5 and 7 until now is known for its solidity but also and especially its lightness. Thus, the Swift SF314-57G-57HM can advance 1.19 kg on the scale only. The format has also been compacted and shows a thickness of 16 mm .
The keyboard is backlit in white on several levels of brightness. It is convenient to distinguish its black keys in the dark.
We find the angular silhouette of the Swift 3 SF314-55 to which Acer has associated on this model a neutral gray gray surface. The care given to the finishes is visible and the assembly is of quality even if some details betray its positioning “mid-range” as its black frame around the plastic screen.
Speaking of him, the screen takes advantage of lateral edges of 6 mm favoring immersion. It uses a dense definition Full HD (1920 x 1080 px) that allows you to make the most of High Definition content while the IPS slab promotes immersion with a display perfectly readable 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.
Finally, the connector is distributed on the sides of the case and accommodates all the necessary, and even a little more. There are a total of three USB ports including a USB 2. ° (right for the mouse), a USB 3.1 port and a versatile USB Type-C Gen2 . Surprise, the latter supports the Thunderbolt 3, a format previously reserved for high-end PCs that offers data rates up to 10 Gbps and video output and load including. There is also an HDMI output and a biometric reader(under the keyboard, right) to secure your data and authenticate your session with a touch of your finger (Windows Hello). The Wifi module benefits from the latest 802.11 AX standard and the latest generation Bluetooth 5.0 are also on the menu. The SD card reader is gone though.
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-57G-57HM
Before talking about his abilities, a word about the autonomy of this multimedia ultrabook. Indeed, despite its small profile, Acer still managed to drag a battery of 50Whr, allowing him to be self-sufficient for 9 hours . A strength to take with you a whole day.
The 10th generation Ice Lake processor will propel the ultrabook to versatile spheres. This is a low power Quad Core i5-1035G1 which is expected to gain significantly in power compared to its predecessors (i5-8565U Whiskey Lake / i5-10210U Comet Lake) thanks to a finer engraving (10 nm). For the most part, it fully supports common usage (web browsing, Office processing, video) and masters very well the greedy applications, requiring the multicore architecture (video editing, Photoshop pushed, light Lightroom …) . Opposite, the 8 GB RAM provides a fluid multitasking environment.
Dedicated to graphic processing, the GeForce MX250 is a mid-range card based on the Pascal architecture (2016). This is an update of the GeForce MX150 with a small gain in frequency. So do not expect a revolution at this price level although this GPU is a valuable support in common use and to launch some games. The occasional player will be able to practice in Full HD on a good part of the titles of the market provided to make concessions on the sharpness of the rendering.
Storage also receives attention as it is entrusted to a 512 GB NVMe SSD . This type of storage supplants the hard disk thanks to its excellent responsiveness attributed to the system. On a daily basis, this translates into a perfectly fluid Windows environment with short loading times and latency-free execution. What’s more, the SSD is overall quieter, more robust and more energy efficient than a mechanical drive, and its capacity has nothing to envy and can host a good part of your toy library.