For those who struggle with the choice of a full sized laptop with a large screen or a small compact option that is easy to take on the go may want to consider a 14 inch screen which tries to find the perfect balance between these two options. Today we are looking at the Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-34A8 which features just this, a 14 inch display. Below we will review some of the benefits and downsides to this device and see just how well it stacks up.
Processor: Intel Core i3-6100U
Memory: 8 GB of RAM
Storage: 128 GB SSD
Screen: 14 Inch Non-Touchscreen
OS: Windows 10
The Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-34A8 has really seemed to be designed for the on to go user but without giving up a ton of screen real estate by going with the 14 inch display as it has some very solid mobile user specifications starting with its slim and light weight design. This laptop is only 0.71 inches thick and tips the scales at just 1.5 KG. The other important factor when considering if a laptop is a good mobile option is battery life, and this is another area that the Acer Swift excels at by providing a full 10 hours off a single charge.
There are plenty of ultra light and slim laptop options on the market but unlike many of them the Swift model is not overly hard on the budget which gives consumers that either cannot or just do not want to spend big money to get a laptop that is truly great on the road or travelling back and forth from work or school.
The super speedy 128 GB SSD hard drive that is included helps give this laptop model an extra boost in the performance department which is always a bonus.
The Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-34A8 may be super slim, light and a great option for on the go users but one area it doesn’t overly excel at is performance. That being said it still easily beats out a budget model but falls short of a typical laptop in the same price range that lacks the mobile user friendly options the Swift has. The Intel Core i3 that powers this device while still being very capable may start to show its limitations when putting heavy demands on it and running resource intensive applications.
A speedy SSD drive is great but the choice of going with only 128 GB will leave users with limited storage capacity and might be an issue for those who tend to save plenty of large files.
The Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-34A8 is a great alternative to other options within this price range and seems to be a perfect fit for those needing a great portable option without the hefty price tag that some of the others demand.