Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN Review 2020

Acer Swift 3 Thin & Light Laptop is another hot selling product on amazon with more than 198 customers with an average rating of 4.5, With that Respect, I decided to provide a review of it.

Acer Laptops

Acer Swift 3 Ryzen 7 4700U

Acer Swift 3 Ryzen 7 4700U

The variant which I am going to give review comes with 14″ Full HD IPS, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Octa-Core with Radeon Graphics, 8GB LPDDR4, 512GB NVMe SSD, WiFi 6, Backlit KB, Fingerprint Reader, Alexa Built-in and SF314-42-R9YN Model.

Specifications

Brand NameAcer
SeriesSF314-42-R9YN
Item model numberSF314-42-R9YN
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Item Weight2.65 pounds
Product Dimensions12.73 x 8.62 x 0.63 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H12.73 x 8.62 x 0.63 inches
Processor BrandAMD
Processor Count8
Flash Memory Size512 Unknown modifier
Optical Drive TypeNo Optical Drive
Batteries1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Screen Size14 Inches
Chipset BrandAMD
Card DescriptionIntegrated
Wireless Type802.11ax
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports1
Computer Memory Size8 GB
CPU Model ManufacturerAMD
CPU Speed4.1 GHz
Screen Size14 inches
Item Dimensions12.73 x 8.62 x 0.63 inches
Item Weight2.65 lbs
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Processor Count8
Wireless Communication Standard802.11ax

Features

  • Ultra-Thin & Lightweight.
  • Precision Imagery.
  • Next-Gen CPU.
  • Long-Lasting Battery.
  • Get More Done with Alexa.
  • Embedded Fingerprint Reader.
  • Crystal Clear Communications.

Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN Review

Pros

  • It is very portable and lightweight.
  • Multi-tasking Beast.
  • Justify its price tag.
  • Ultra-practical matt screen.

Cons

  • The trackpad is build up with plastic.
  • Lack of speakers.
  • Display not bright, you could say dim.
  • Battery life not best ( 11. 5 hours of battery life).
  • Sluggish SSD.

Build Quality

Build Quality

This laptop is ultra light with 2.65lbs and Very thin with 0.63 ratio.

Display

Display

You are getting 14″ Full HD Widescreen IPS LED-backlit Display (1920 x 1080 resolution; 16: 9 aspect ratio) which is good in this price range tag.

PORTS

Left side:

  • 1x Power Jack.
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 1x HDMI.
  • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1.

Right side:

  • 1x Headset/speaker jack.
  • 1x USB 2.0 Port.
  • Power Indicator.
  • Battery Indicator.
  • Kensingtion Lock Slot.

KEYBOARD & TOUCHPAD

Keyboard:

The keyboard is extremely comfortable if you have small to medium-sized hands. There is some time to adjust to the smaller form factor. Large handed people will immediately hate the keyboard because it’s compact. This being said, it IS a large keyboard as far as COMPACT keyboards go, and it is 100% identical to the keyboard on the Macbook Air.

Same feel and everything. Backlit keys, which you can switch on or off. Something SUPER cool is that Acer figured out how to include a Numlock and number keypad on it by marking some of the letter keys with numbers, then adding a Numlock. 

Touchpad:

The Acer Swift 3’s touchpad, which is centered beneath the space bar, is perfectly fine with its sleek, undefined left-and-right click surface. The touchpad responded well to Windows 10 gestures such as pinch-to-zoom and three-finger swipe for opening all windows. 

Performance

You can’t expect much from this laptop’s performance as this is a budget-Friendly Acer Chromebook.

GPU: You getting Graphics card Radeon Graphics which can run few games in limited Settings.

Cpu:  AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Octa-Core Gives you best user-experience on daily usage and in rendering.

RAM: It covers you with 8GB LPDDR4 which is quite-enough.

BATTERY LIFE

The battery life last 11. 5 hours easily with daily usage, but i am not satisfy by its battery performance.

Customer Ratings on Amazon

Acer Swift 3 Ratings

Conclusion

Overall, I am disappointed by the low upper limit of the hardware, but for my needs as a tech-savvy college student looking for a good laptop for classes, it’s perfect. It’s light and portable, sturdy, fast, and cheap. Even the gaming/heavy use cases are acceptable, even if they aren’t what they could be. I recommend this laptop to many people, but it’s not for everyone.

FAQ

Can i add more Ram?

No, The 8gb is soldered onto the board.

Good for video conferencing?

No, The laptop’s speakers are below average.

Can this laptop run Autocad and Revit?

The Ryzen 7 can easily tackle Autocad. Whether Swift 3 can meet that purpose depends on the size of the drawing you wish to manipulate. 

Speed of ddr4 ram?

3200MHz.


Does it have thunderbolt 3

No.

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