As a preamble to this test
Latest release in the range Acer, we’ve been running tests onSwift 3 SF314-42-R9YN…Some computers have power, others have more basic features.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN adapted to surf the internet?
We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. An inexpensive computer such as Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN may seem to be the solution. Acer is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
The processor which equips this model, one Ryzen 7 4700U, will be largely sufficient; it may even be too powerful compared to the need. Its power will give you the assurance of having a laptop that will work very well for 10 years. In short, this model will give you full satisfaction for an Internet browsing use. With less than a 8 Gb of RAM, it Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN is a fair one. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Your computer will work better and longer.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. With only 500 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. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
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 SF314-42-R9YN most of the time connected to the power cable.
The Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN- the right model for streaming and videos ?
With this laptop, Acer offers a product oriented toward general use. This Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN 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 short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
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. However, this computer has a criteria that will interest some nomadic users, the weight; here it weighs only 1.2 kg, partly thanks to its small screen size.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. 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 SF314-42-R9YN is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
This model has one of the best processors of the moment; the Ryzen 7 4700U. Belonging to the latest generation of processors, this laptop will not be impressed by multiple multimedia tasks. Performance corresponding to billions of calculations per second.
Acer didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. The Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN only 3 ports only provides you with ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN seems inappropriate. Indeed, with 9 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
Is Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN planned for travelling ?
The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. So we put this test to the Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. 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.
Its weight of 1.2 Kg makes it easy to move. It’s one of the best in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. The backlit keypad of this Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN is simple and convenient for when you’re in a taxi or a dimly lit subway. And our test – in the secretary-like way (thus intensive) – showed that it was of good quality.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The screen shows an interesting result.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
With its Ryzen 7 4700U, this computer has a limited power consumption, one of the best currently. This processor allows this laptop to be one of the best in terms of power.
That doesn’t mean you’re going to reach that figure, because it’s an average estimate indicated by the manufacturer.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 9 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 500 Gb SSD hard drive. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
Even though your laptop will stay in the hotel more often than in a briefcase when you take it to the airport, you will appreciate its volume. It Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN provides only 3 connectors. This makes it one of the least well equipped models currently.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
All in all, this Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN is an interesting product for travel.
The Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN to make audio or video editing.
The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of Acer have thought of for this Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN. 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. Even if it would be possible to do audio or video cutting, it doesn’t seem to correspond to this need. Acer has favoured more standard uses, which require less computing speed. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
With this laptop, Acer has developed an effective tool for those who want to have an affordable video editing laptop whose price remains tight. Equipped with a software suite as standard, you can start editing for movies and music. However, if you decide to go for business applications, you should know that the performance of the processor Ryzen 7 4700U, and the size of the storage space of 500 Gb, will allow you to do so.
The designers of Acer have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. Here with 500 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.
With 9 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. On this point Acer could have done much better.
On the connection side, the Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YNi s equipped with USB 3 technology. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.
The Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN for online or local games.
It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. With this Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. 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. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Since Acer has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.500 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
A better access to wifi on this Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 1.2 Kg.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 9 hours available.
In short, an average rendering that makes this Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.
The Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN for office automation.
Not really designed for office use, Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN it’s still a good product. Review of the details for this new laptop.
Acer has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It is equipped with Windows 10.
One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. A weight of 1.2 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
Acer chose the matt tile option for thisSwift 3 SF314-42-R9YN that does not reflect light. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
Another interesting feature is the backlit keyboard option, which allows you to work in half light.
The storage of this model, 500 Gb, is one of the smallest. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
Simply put, it’s not Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN the best choice for office use. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
Finally, the Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN..
The conclusion of the test Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN is that almost all its specifications are below the others. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– travel use