Today Joy Gaming Laptop wants to share about Acer Swift 3. The Acer Swift 3 SF315-51-518S is the latest comer to the Acer budget ultraportable laptop line. This 15-inch laptop is the first time we have reviewed the 8th Intel Core CPU, which was born faster and more energy efficient than anything on the market today. Another iteration that we have seen with the latest CPU Core is the Acer Swift 3 (SF314-52G-55WQ) which adds a special Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics card to the basic configuration. But more than that, the new Swift laptop isn’t too special compared to its predecessor.
Of course, this new system offers a perfect balance between form and function. With a metal body, an Intel Core i5-8250U, and claimed to have 10 hours of battery life, the 2017 Acer Swift Q4 version has many benefits. I was impressed with the previous Acer Swift version, just hoping that the Acer Swift 3 did not disappoint. If you want to be the first user of the power of Gen 8 now, you can get it, but we anticipate that ultraportables are better off in a few weeks or so.
Swift 3 is available in a number of different configurations. Our review unit is the Swift 3 SF315-51-518S, which is the only one that is in line with the latest eight-generation Intel Core i5-8250U processor, 8GB memory and 256GB SSD; while the rest use Intel’s seventh generation processor. Many users must be satisfied with the 8250U version, because the extra processor speed and power efficiency certainly makes the upgrade worthwhile.
In fact, for an average multitasker, a 1.6GHz processor (up to 3.4GHz) is more than enough. With it, you will be able to open more than 30 chrome tabs, with two 1080p video streaming, and other background tasks without the slightest sign of slowing down. Thanks to its PCIe SSD, the system benefits from faster copy speeds, something that most of its predecessors cannot easily defeat.
Design and Quality
The new Swift 3 is bigger than its 14-inch predecessor, but both have all aluminum bodies as their main assets. Outside the box, it’s open to the screen lid, surround keyboard and pedestal all crazy from metal, and it looks great for that. When you open, you will find a 15.6-inch screen, 1080p, a standard island-style keyboard, brushed aluminum deck, and fingerprint reader. Silver hinges look strong – sometimes they can be deceptive, but they function well to support the screen.
One more thing that Swift 3 has to do is a 4.6 pound lightweight profile, making it lighter and thinner 0.7 inches from its competitors. The Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 weighs 5.2 pounds and is 1.2 inches thick, and the Lenovo Flex 5 weighs more than 4.4 pounds and is 0.8 inches thick.
This laptop on the market is sold for under $ 700. With good quality and good design this laptop is indeed worth buying.
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Screen, Keyboard and Touch Panel
What is less welcomed is the glass front panel on the screen that will make you try to increase the brightness, and the color is not much in place. For example, watching a trailer for The Hunt, green trees in tropical forests have leaves with strange colors, and yellow, and it is difficult to see predators in the forest at first. The screen includes a 78% sRGB color gamut and 177 nits; lower than Aspire 158 percent and Flex 133 percent, but still gives an acceptable hue.
This island-style keyboard is well-placed and feels comfortable. With only 1.2 mm of travel, he is not too sparkling among his peers, but is sturdy thanks to the aluminum deck which prevents bending. It’s possible to do more than 104 words per minute, which isn’t bad. The touchpad is 4.2 inches 3.0 inches, which means it is roomy and responds well to movements, including the tap of a finger to open Cortana. The speakers are good and loud enough to fill a small room, even though the vocals are out of balance.
Ports and Storage
Even with its slim profile, Swift 3 manages to enter almost all the ports you need. On the left is an HDMI output, a US Type-C port (does not support charging), two USB 3.0 ports (one with power off charging) and a headphone jack. The right side has an SD card slot, USB 2.0 port and a Kensington lock slot.
It doesn’t have an Ethernet port, but you can connect wirelessly via dual-band 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0. Others include a front facing webcam and fingerprint reader. For storage, this system gets a 256GB solid-state-drive (SSD), which is in the same ballpark with most systems in this category including the ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54, but Acer Swift 7 doubles that memory, even though it is equipped with a Gen CPU 7 and 13 inch screen.
That’s all about this laptop review.