Acer Swift 3 SF314-54G-815P Laptop Review
Another power-packed machine in Swift series from Acer which is committed to delivering exceptional performance and comes with amazing display, long battery life in pretty slim and lightweight chassis. Acer Swift 3 SF314-54G-815P is a perfect compact companion that stays with you all day. Fueled with 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, 14-inch full HD display, NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics chipset, fast ports, Fingerprint Reader, and massive 3220 mAh Battery folded in ultra-thin, all metal body. Get your day-to-day tasks or multitasking swift and quickly in this highly portable laptop. Ultimate performance in this laptop derived from immensely enriched features, quick technology, updated hardware and high portability.
Acer holds wide reach among its customers because of its value-driven devices which are huge on power and performance and lite on your pocket. Every Acer device is enriched with features, technology, and innovation. Acer Swift series is the latest example of the lightweight all-metal rugged notebook which can perform all your daily tasks with ease without putting much load on your back.
The latest addition to the Acer range of notebook, Swift series aimed to cater every requirement of professionals without any lagging. Swift series consists of four different variants Swift 1, Swift 3, Swift 5, and Swift 7. Swift 1 is labeled as entry range laptop with light and budget-friendly features. Swift 3 holds mid-tier range with advanced technology and essential features at a compelling price. Swift 5 provides you high-end features with ultimate portability. Last but not the least Swift 7 comes with an ultra-slim profile and premium features.
In Swift 3 series, new SF314-54G-815P is introduced as high-performance, ultra-notebook, lightweight, all metal body laptop which never leaves you midway. Thin bezels, HD display, and smooth, clean finish ensure the superb look and feel of the laptop. Priced under 1000, this device is adequately powered to deliver you ultimate performance.
Design Acer Swift 3 SF314-54G-815P
Ultra-notebooks doesn’t possess much of flashy designs. There is simple, clean all-metal body finish provided for an elegant look and premium feel. Brushed all-metal exterior with smooth edges and round corners and trademark Acer logo in the center is all that you get on this laptop. The dimensions of just 12.72 x 8.98 x 0.74 inches and weight of 3.5 lbs make this machine relatively slim and lightweight.
Open up the lid, you can notice 14-inch screen with very super-narrow bezels. The keyboard inspired from MacBook pro holds black plastic keys inside a metal frame. The keyboard is hazy light backlit, which offers you ultimate typing fun, even in dim or low-light conditions.
Ample space is provided for a palm rest. The touchpad is responsive and wide enough for long working hours. Beneath the arrow keys rectangle shaped fingerprint reader is provided which is an innovative and nice addition to whole Swift series laptops.
The 14-inch display with shredded bezels is one of the attractions of this laptop. With super thin bezels, the 14-inch screen gives the look of the 15-inch screen. Graphics driven by NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics chipset on 14-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution Comfyview IPS panel is bright and colorful.
Additional 2GB of dedicated video memory is provided for responsive graphics. Overall, the display quality is good, but not exceptional. Watching movies give you a little bit of dull experience and same for text documents which don’t look crisp either.
Hardware and Performance
Acer Swift 3 SF314-54G-815P is equipped with 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U Quad-Core processor which can be overclocked up to 4.0 GHz using Turbo Boost Technology. Windows 10 Home edition power up your operating system. The processor is equally supported by 8GB DDR4 SDRAM which can be extended till 12 GB only seems to lack a bit. There is a huge leap in terms of performance from its predecessors allows you to accomplish your tasks quickly and easily.
The 14-inch full HD display is backed up with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 chipset. The keyboard is comfortable and has a backlit option as well. The touchpad is also responsive. Fingerprint reader with the support of Windows Hello allows you swift and secure access. Now there is no need to remember your password or change your password again and again. Dual storage options are attached to this laptop. You can store data on 1TB HDD and 128 GB Solid State Drive option.
The 4-cell 3320 mAh Li-ion battery gives you approximate 12 hours of battery life as per company statement. In various tests as well, the battery life is nearly 8-10 hours in standard conditions which is superb for any laptop. In case it dries out you can charge it quickly with the help of 65 W adapter and swift technology.
There are varied options provided for making numerous connections to the laptop. Wireless LAN is delivered through 802.11ac WiFi or Bluetooth option and wired connectivity can be managed via RJ-45 LAN port. Apart from that, there is HDMI, USB 3.1 Type C Gen 1 port, USB 3.0 ports and USB 2.0 port for making appropriate connections.
All-metal body, thin bezels, lightweight profile, comfortable keyboard, innovative fingerprint reader, dual storage options, massive battery life, and budget-friendly price are some of the points which we liked in this laptop.
The display is a major drawback of this laptop. Along with the display, overall looks and speakers are some points which we feel require a little bit of an upgrade.
Acer Swift 3 SF314-54G-815P is placed in a pocket-friendly range, hence most of the features incorporated according to that. As mentioned there are a few shortcomings in this laptop, but even on high range laptop, you can miss something.
|Specs of Acer Swift 3 SF314-54G-815P|
|Processor||1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8550U 4-core|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2GB|
|Storage||128GB SSD + 1TB|
|Display||14” IPS ComfyView IPS|