Nomadic with its 9-hour battery life, the Acer Swift 3 SF314-59-78VT is a sleek, compact and lightweight silver Ultrabook designed for everyday general-purpose use with its i7-11657 Quad Core processor with integrated graphics Iris Xe capable of running not too greedy games. Equipped with a 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen, this laptop PC also benefits from a fast SSD storage which reinforces its responsiveness but also a backlit chiclet keyboard, a biometric reader as well as a Wi-Fi connection. Fi ax and USB-C.
Specifications Acer Swift 3 SF314-59-78VT
|Screen (s)||14 ” Full HD LED IPS ComfyView thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 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)|
|Connectivity||1 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0 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||9 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 56Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.2 Kg / 323.4 x 218.9 x 15.95|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Acer Swift 3 SF314-59-78VT
Rechargeable for 4 hours in 30 minutes, it features an elegant and discreet design with its thin and light light silver frame.
This versatile Ultrabook benefits from a good connection including 1 USB-C, a practical HDMI video output in order to easily connect it to a monitor or a TV for example, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules ( more recent and efficient than the Wi-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communications, an audio port as well as 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers carried out up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if the USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
Biometric authentication via Windows Hello technology is possible on this computer since it includes a fingerprint reader.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit which is very practical to better distinguish its keys in case of limited ambient light.
The screen lends itself well to the display of High Definition content such as videos because it adopts a precise Full HD definition in a 16: 9 format. Thanks to its IPS technology, it also has large vertical and horizontal viewing angles while reproducing colors more faithfully than average. Anti-reflective coating, the screen is also more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel.
Performance, battery life of Acer Swift 3 SF314-59-78VT
The Acer Swift 3 SF314-59-78VT is a thin and light compact High Definition laptop designed for general-purpose mobile use.
It is indeed easy to transport thanks to its lightness, compactness and finesse. It will be of even more interest to nomads as in terms of battery life, it can last about 9 hours on battery in light use.
It must be said that this versatile Ultrabook is based on energy-efficient components such as its 8 GB of RAM, low consumption like the processor, a Tiger Quad Core i7-1165G7.
This duo delivers good general performance capable of satisfying a number of users. And all the more so since within the Core i7 Tiger Lake takes place the Iris Xe graphics solution (which we tested) .
And the Iris Xe has the advantage of being significantly more efficient than the Intel UHD 620, a classic solution integrated into Intel processors. Like the Intel UHD 620, the Iris Xe allows you to view photos and videos. But as a bonus, it is able to run games that are not too demanding in terms of graphics resources.
That being said, if the objective is to often perform work that consumes processor and / or graphics resources, it will be better to opt for a PC based on a non-low-power processor and / or an adequate dedicated graphics card.
On the storage side, Acer opts here for a 512 GB SSD, a capacity similar to the standard of hard drives. But compared to these, an SSD is remember more robust, less energy, silent and much faster.
As a result, thanks to the SSD, responsiveness and fluidity are much better on a daily basis than with a simple hard drive. With the SSD, for example, we take advantage of much faster application launches, processing and starts / stops, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Of course, if you need more space, you can rely on an external storage unit. Favoring a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting option for obtaining fast transfers.