Acer Swift SF314-51-52S8 (NX.GKKAA.002) Review

Acer Aspire series of laptops have always been popular for being very functional and good looking. The latest member of laptop the line up is the Acer Swift SF314-51-52S8. It has been beautifully designed to have a slim and stunning profile.


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Specs

Processor: Intel Core i5

Memory: 8 GB of DDR4 RAM

Storage: 256 GB SSD

Screen: 14 Inches

OS: Windows 10 Home

Benefits

The Acer Aspire Swift 3 contains a 6th Generation i5 processor which means it can handle quite a lot of stress. The RAM on this laptop is impressive as not only is it 8 GB in quantity but is faster than most other RAMs as it runs on DDR4. The pairing of RAM and processor should hold up rather well too most types of workloads the user can put on the device. The device also features 256 GB of SSD onboard storage that will allow fast access to stored data. It also has a secure card (SD) reader for extending memory. The laptop has a 14 inch HD LED backlit display.

The Acer Aspire Swift 3 has all the necessary connectivity ports that are required from a modern laptop. These include 1x USB 3.0 port (with power-off charging), 1x USB 2.0 port, 1x HDMI port with HDCP support and 1x USB-C. The laptop also features wireless connectivity such as 802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2×2 MU-MIMO technology for high speed internet and Bluetooth v4.0. The laptop also has an HD (720p) webcam that supports High Dynamic Range (HDR). The laptop also has a finger print scanner for added security measures, if needed,

The overall design of the laptop is slim, making it easy to carry. For a device that has a 14 inch display, it is surprisingly thin, at 0.71 inches. The slender all aluminum body makes it light weight yet durable enough to withstand an average beating. The device also features an Acer TrueHarmony Sound System, with two built-in stereo speakers and built-in digital microphone. The device gets its power from a 4-cell Lithium Ion 3220 mAh battery that will last up to 10 hours on a single charge.

Downsides

The processor used on the Acer Aspire Swift 3, although fairly powerful, is still a dual core version. This isn’t really a problem, it’s just that with an 8 GB DDR4 RAM, and the processor should have been upped a bit. Another issue is that the device has no dedicated graphics processing unit. The Acer Aspire Swift 3 runs its graphics Intel HD Graphics 520. It is also over CDN$ 500 and so is not really cheap.

Verdict

The Acer Aspire Swift 3 is a very good bit of kit and really be put through most of the workloads users will offer. Though it won’t be used for gaming, the device seems ideal for travelling and using on the go. It is light weight and has a slim profile which make it easier to carry around.

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Author: Team CLR

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