Acer Swift 3 14″ FHD IPS Laptop with Ryzen 7 4700U, 8GB LPDDR4 & 512GB SSD, SF314-42-R9YN Review

Acer Swift 3 14″ FHD IPS Laptop with Ryzen 7 4700U, SF314-42-R9YN 

Acer Swift 3 14-inch Thin & Light Laptop, SF314-42-R9YN

Acer Swift 3 (SF314-42-R9YN) is a 14-inch slim and lightweight laptop with a sleek magnesium aluminium chassis, the latest Ryzen 7 4700U processor, Radeon Vega 7 graphics, 512GB NVMe Solid State Drive, 8GB LPDDR4 memory, Windows 10 Home operating system, fingerprint reader, backlit keyboard and modern connectivity options including the WiFi 6.

It is a very recent release laptop without many customer reviews so far. The quarter two of 2020 release octa-core mobile CPU AMD Ryzen 7 4700U (8MB L3 cache, 8 cores & 8 threads) works at the speeds between 2.0 GHz and 4.1GHz with the Precision boost. It has an impressive PassMark benchmark score of 13348 for an advanced processing power for both your daily and very demanding tasks along with a great multitasking power.

The processor on the Acer Swift 3 is slightly slower than the Ryzen 7 4800U processor and doesn’t have the hyperthreading function. But it performs better than the tenth generation Intel i7-1065G7 overall and especially in the multi-threaded tasks. 8GB LPDDR4 onboard memory at 3200 MHz is good enough for daily multitasking needs without delays or freezing when you have several browser tabs and applications open at the same time. 512GB PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive offers you great speed and lots of storage space for your standard and multimedia files.

14-inch Full HD widescreen LED-backlit display has the 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 16:9 cinematic aspect ratio and IPS panel for great picture quality at up to 178-degree viewing angles both horizontally or vertically. It has a high definition webcam that supports SHDR- Super High Dynamic Range with the 1280 x Acer Swift 3 14-inch SF314 Metal720 pixel resolution for decent picture quality when you’re chatting live on Skype or taking still photos. The Thermal Design Power- TDP is 15 watts for the Ryzen 4 processor and you can expect up to 11.5 hours of battery life in theory.

The built-in graphics card is the Radeon Vega 7 that is used in these Ryzen 4000 processors. It lets you play some of the latest games at the lowest settings and the less demanding games like Dirt Rally 2.0 at higher settings and FHD resolution. The sound is good overall for a slim 14″ laptop through the two front-facing stereo speakers and the DTS Audio that offers micro-speaker distortion prevention and optimized bass response. With the Acer Purified.Voice technology your voice will be heard clearly through the two built-in microphones and the beam forming technology, even with the background noise.

Connectivity options include the dual band 2.4GHz & 5.0Ghz Wi-Fi 6 AX200 802.11ax wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, a USB 3. 2 Gen 1 port with the power-off charging, a USB 2. 0 port, a USB Type-C port, a USB 3.2 gen 2 port up to 10GBps DisplayPort, an HDMI output, a Media Card Reader and a Headphone jack. Silver Acer Swift 3 has a sleek aluminium and magnesium aluminium chassis and 82.73% high screen to body ratio and 0.21″ narrow bezels. It weighs 2.65 pounds and measures 12.73 x 8.62 x 0.63 inches- is only 0.63″ thick. It is a very well built and light laptop with a beautiful display, that performs well in all tasks and at whatever you throw at it and certainly offers very good value at the relatively low price point for what it offers, especially in terms of high power and performance of the Ryzen 4700 processor.

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