Our review of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R216
Nomads looking for a versatile laptop computer may be interested inAcer Swift 3 SF314-43-R216 With 11 hours of autonomy in Windows 11 with a backlit keyboard, biometric reader, or even a Wi-Fi and USB-C ax connection. In its sleek silver design, the Ultrabook’s 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective display benefits from increased responsiveness thanks to a fast 512GB SSD storage. AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 Lucienne processor with Radeon Vega 8 graphics to deliver good performance in everyday use with the ability to run light games.
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Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R216 Features
|screens)||14” Full HD LED IPS ComfyView with Thin Bezels (1920 x 1080, Anti-Glare)|
|Healer||AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Lucienne (2.1 GHz, 6 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (maximum)||16 GB (soldered) LPDDR4 x 4266MHz|
|Graphics Card||AMD Radeon Vega 7 integrated into the processor|
|storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0|
|network||Wi-Fi Axe (Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200), Bluetooth 5.2|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via the fingerprint reader|
|Sound system||2 speakers Dolby Home Theater v4|
|The operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Declared autonomy / battery||11 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 48Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.19 kg / 322.8 x 212.2 x 15.95|
The Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R216 was against the competition
The Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R216 is currently available at Acer UK It is positioned in the middle of its category as it is the lightest and only one that works under Windows 11.
Chassis, Connectors, and Display for Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R216
With its light and slim silver design, it has a sober and elegant look.
This versatile laptop has a good connectivity consisting of a single USB-C port, and a handy HDMI video output to easily connect it to a monitor or TV, for example, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (Newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac), Bluetooth 5.2 for remote connections and one or two USB audio ports compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, and USB 3.0 ensures transfers up to 10 times faster than ‘in USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
Due to the integration of the biometric reader, it is possible to authenticate using Windows Hello technology.
The button keyboard can also be backlit, which is practical to better distinguish its keys in limited ambient light.
Thanks to IPS technology, the screen benefits from large vertical and horizontal viewing angles. In addition, it lends itself well to viewing high-definition content such as videos due to its precise definition in Full HD and its 16:9 format. Since it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable in a bright environment (eg outside) than the panel illustrious;
We should also mention the presence of Acer BluelightShield technology that reduces the blue light that the screen emits by up to 30%.
The performance and autonomy of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R216
The Acer Swift 3 SF314-43-R216 is a compact HD laptop designed for general purpose portable use.
Many users will be satisfied with the overall performance offered by this slim, light and versatile laptop as it relies on a good amount of 16GB RAM linked to a Ryzen 5 5500U AMD APU (Fast Processing Unit).
Those who occasionally process multimedia with RAM and multicore will appreciate this essence, for example for photo editing or video conversion.
However, it is better to turn to a computer with a non-low-power processor and / or a suitable dedicated graphics card if you often plan to do work that consumes processor and / or graphics resources.
However, this will have an effect on weight, heating and autonomy. However, the latter is a major advantage of this laptop as it can last around 11 hours on battery in light usage. Even more interesting is that thanks to its lightness, compactness and accuracy, this laptop is as portable as the Ultrabook.
There is no dedicated graphics card here, which will not suit gamers. After all, you can watch photos and videos but also play light titles, thanks to the Radeon Vega 7 graphics solution found in the Ryzen 5.
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It is clear that SSD storage enhances its daily responsiveness and fluidity compared to a simple hard disk drive. Thanks to the SSD, processing, starting / stopping and running the program are much faster for example, and we get to online game cards faster.
It must be said that SSD is much faster than hard disk but also less power consuming, more powerful and silent. It’s a 512GB SSD built in here, a capacity in line with the HDD standard. However, if you need more space, you can use external storage. Choosing a USB-C / USB 3.0 device is an interesting solution for fast transfers.