The Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent – Core i5-1030G4 : the laptop for traveling

As an introduction to this analysis

Latest release in the range Acer, we’ve been running tests on Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent…The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.

Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent 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. This Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. The material used by Acer are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
With a 13 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. With a processor Core i5-1030G4, Acer offers an already outdated technology. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. The 8 Gb of RAM is in the average for this type of product. It’s up to you to add more on the additional pitches provided if your needs arise.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. With only 256 Gb, Acer considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
In conclusion, for a web use, know that this model has an autonomy of 10 hours. That’s a good thing in case you want to take it on vacation. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.

Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent for videos?

Acer has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
Equipped with a small screen size, 13 inches, it has a resolution format 2256×1504. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. The major disadvantage of its small size is that in multimedia mode, watching a movie can be tiring for your eyes. 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.
Like the majority of the laptops screen on the market, this model is equipped with the glossy finish.  Acer is primarily intended for film lovers the Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent. Taking full advantage of the backlighting, this tile benefits from the glossy coating which offers more contrasts. On the other hand, because of this, the screen requires the viewer to take a break every 2 hours or so.
For the sound part, the Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent 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. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Core i5-1030G4 that is several years old now. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
As far as applications are concerned, did Acer not install any. The operating system and that’s it. This is a Windows 10 on which you can install the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel Iris Plus G4, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
On the connectivity side, you will have 3 ports. In the norm compared to most other computers in the competition.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
A laptop usually has an autonomy of several hours.On this Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent, Acer indicates 10 hours of autonomy, a better performance than the competition. Your viewing will not be abruptly stopped in the middle of your movie, Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.

Is Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent planned for travelling ?

Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. With this in mind, we tested the Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or should this use be confined to going from the living room to your kitchen.
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
With a weight of 1.2 Kg, it is easily transportable. It is one of the lightest in this category. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. A 13 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. The disadvantage will come in the event of using it outdoors with a lot of light.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
Too bad for the processor Core i5-1030G4 that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
The result is a poorer autonomy. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of Acer; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
With this laptop and its autonomy of 10 hours, you have in fact one of the best models of the moment.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 256 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.Thanks to this, Acer was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. Its 13 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
This Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent allows external elements to be associated via 3 connectors. It is in the average of what is done on competing models.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
All in all, this Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent is an interesting product for travel.

The Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent for audio or video editing ?

If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. Clearly, this Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argentcorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Acer has designed an interesting product. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Core i5-1030G4 that is almost obsolete. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 256 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. 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. Here with 256 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. Being only on batteries, you have 10 hours of autonomy at your disposal. This is the best on the market today.
For the connector part, the Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argenthas the USB3 format. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
By choosing this Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.

The Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent- the right model to play with?

It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent, it may be better to go to other models. The main causes are related to a lack of homogeneity in the choice of the graphics chip, associated with the processor, the screen and the cooling level of the laptop.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. With a resolution in 2256×1504 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. 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.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 256 Gb.
For online gaming, it Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent has high quality Wi-Fi. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.2 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
It has an autonomy of 10 hours, more than many others.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent one. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.

The Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent for office automation.

Not really designed for office use, Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent it’s still a good product. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. In this case, it is Windows 10.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. You will have to download the applications you need, which implyies for some software a slight increase in the overall cost.
Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. 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.
Equipped with a slab without specific treatment, we unfortunately see many reflections on this Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent. However, if you work all day on text or spreadsheets, a matte screen would be preferable. For bright areas, they are clearly cut out, the colours are intense, with a high degree of brightness and image sharpness.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
With only 256 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
So, in summary, it appears that it Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent is less interesting than its competitors. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.

The Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent in conclusion

The conclusion of the test Swift 3 SF313-52-50CR Argent is that almost all its specifications are below the others. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks
In summary, we advise this model for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing