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Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.We’ve put this Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC the right choice for surfing the internet?
We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. With this Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC, the company wanted to design a very basic model. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by Acer; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 14 inches size. With a processor Intel Core i5-10210U, Acer offers an already outdated technology. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 8 Gb of memory. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. By offering only 500 Gb, this Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC is one of the smallest in its category. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 9 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. In other words, you will have to keep this Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC most of the time connected to the power cable.
Is Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC okay to watch videos ?
With this laptop, Acer offers a product oriented toward general use. This Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC is a multipurpose laptop that will suit most uses, whether it’s for playing resource-efficient games, light photo editing, or for office work and web browsing. In other words, a computer dedicated to « classic » uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
Equipped with a small screen size, 14 inches, it has a resolution format 1920×1080. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. Continuously over the course of a day’s work or movie viewing, you may feel tired; such a small screen means you have to concentrate more to see better. The main advantage linked to this size, on the other hand, is its overall weight: 1.2 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
For the sound part, the Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Core i5-10210U is now outdated. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
With AMD Radeon Vega 6, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Few possibilities will be offered to you for the connection part. The Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC only 3 ports only provides you with ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
It Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
The Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
It Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. At least that’s what we find out a priori. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
With a weight of 1.2 Kg, it is easily transportable. It’s one of the best in its class. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. A 14 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
Well thought out, the backlit keyboard will Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC be handy for use in the dark. In addition, it is well designed with quality materials.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
The processor Intel Core i5-10210U is inferior to other competitive products.
Note that like all manufacturers, Acer is optimistic about the autonomy of this Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
With 9 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 500 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who will need more space, this Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. Equipped with a compact 14 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
The manufacturer offers only a few connection options, with only 3 connectors. He’s one of the far less equipped laptops around right now.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Finally with the Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC, Acer deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC the right choice for audio or video editing ?
Not really designed for video editing or music. Indeed, to meet this need it is necessary to have a laptop with a high processor and RAM speed, but this is not the case here. Of course you could still use it for this, but you will find that the result is too tight. Note that this model is not of the latest generation. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Intel Core i5-10210U. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
The designers of Acer have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC has only got one, with total 500 Gb storage for your movies and music. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (9 hours). This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. Maybe the next model will be better off.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
The Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC- the right model to play with?
Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. Our tests have shown that yhis Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC wasn’t designed for video games. Clearly, Acer has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
This laptop has a resolution in 1920×1080, which is one of the poorest existing today. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Since Acer has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 500 Gb.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.2 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 9 hours available.
In the end, we do not recommend this Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. But it can be a good choice for office functions.
The Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC for office automation.
In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, Acer may have put a rather low computer on the market. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. An almost featherweight of 1.2 Kg.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
Another interesting feature is the backlit keyboard option, which allows you to work in half light.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 500 Gb. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
So, in summary, it appears that it Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC is less interesting than its competitors. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.
In short, is the Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC, the right choice ?
The conclusion of the test Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC is that almost all its specifications are below the others. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks