Our review of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-316H
Sober and elegant in its slim and light silver design, weighing 1.2 kg on the scaleAcer Swift 3 SF314-511-316H A versatile ultrabook with a 14″ HD, anti-glare IPS display for everyday use with 8GB of RAM, a Core i3 Intel Tiger Lake processor with an Intel G4 graphics solution capable of playing light games. Optimized for its responsiveness with fast SSD storage, this laptop also benefits from a backlit keyboard and biometric reader, as well as Wi-Fi and USB-C ax connectivity.
Best Known Price: €599
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-316H Features
|screens)||14 inch Full HD LED IPS ComfyView Slim Bezel 250cd/m² (1920 x 1080, Anti-reflective)|
|Healer||Intel Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake (3.0 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (maximum)||8 GB (soldered) LPDDR4 x 4266MHz|
|Graphics Card||Intel UHD G4 integrated into the processor|
|storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe, 2280)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type C (Generation 2), HDMI|
|Network||Wi-Fi Ax (2 x 2, Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes, a fingerprint reader|
|Sound system||2 speakers Dolby Home Theater v4|
|Operating System||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Declared autonomy / battery||8 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 48Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.2 kg / 323.8 x 221.2 x 15.90|
The Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-316H was against the competition
The Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-316H is currently on display at Upgrade in Acer France And it ranks as one of the lightest in its class as it is one of the only companies to offer a keyboard backlight solution in addition to a fingerprint reader, and that’s within Windows 11.
If this laptop does not fully meet your needs, we invite you to consult our cheap laptop guide, you will find other similar laptops that can be good alternatives to the Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-316H.
Chassis, Connectors, and Display for Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-316H
With its slim and light silver design, it has an elegant and discreet look.
The connectivity built into this versatile Ultrabook is good, consisting of a single USB-C port, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a monitor or TV, for example, an audio port, and wireless Wi-Fi modules – WiFi axe (Newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and connections without forgetting two USB 3.0 ports (compatible with USB 2.0) ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
A fingerprint reader is integrated that allows authentication by biometric recognition via Windows Hello technology.
The bubble-button keyboard is decorated with a very practical solution for backlighting the keys to better distinguish them when ambient light is reduced, which many users will appreciate, especially at this price level.
Thanks to IPS technology, the screen has large viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. It also lends itself well to viewing high definition content such as videos thanks to its Full HD resolution and 16:9 format. Since it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable than a glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outside).
The performance and autonomy of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-316H
The Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-316H is a thin, light, and high-resolution laptop designed for versatile everyday mobile use.
Smaller, cooler, and lighter than the average 14-inch laptop, this versatile laptop will be of particular interest to nomads as it is capable of running approximately 8 hours on battery in light use.
To do this, it relies on energy-saving components such as 8GB of low-power RAM, such as the low-power Intel Tiger Lake Core i3-1115G4 processor.
This hub provides good performance in everyday use, such as office automation and web browsing. Additionally, you can watch photos and videos but you can also play light titles thanks to the Intel UHD G4 graphics portion located inside the Core i3.
However, it should be borne in mind that the Core i3-1115G4 shows its limitations under processor-intensive applications, such as AMD Ryzen 3 and of course less powerful processors.
Best Known Price: €599
In terms of storage, there is an SSD that significantly improves responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard disk. Because it is much faster but also less power consuming, more powerful and silent.
In practice, the SSD ensures faster start / stop operations and launch of applications, or even faster access to online game cards.
The SSD here offers 256 GB, which corresponds to half the standard for hard drives (500 GB). However, if you need more space, you can obviously use an external storage like a USB-C/USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.