Luxury gold Acer Swift 3 SF315-52-81HD 15.6″ Full HD, i7-8550U, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM Laptop Review

Acer Swift 3 SF315-52-81HD 15.6″ FHD Laptop

Acer Swift 3 SF315 Laptop



Luxury gold Acer Swift 3 SF315-52-81HD is a decent, slim and lightweight, modern laptop with a sleek aluminum all metal body, the mid-range specs including a high end processor, good size Solid State Drive and memory and a clear Full HD display with a reasonable price tag.

It is a very new product without many user reviews and ratings so far. The eighth generation Intel i7-8550U quad-core ultra low voltage processor (8 MB SmartCache) runs eight threads in parallel and has speeds between 1.80 and 4.00 Ghz speeds with turbo boost. The Passmark benchmark score is 8291 on the day of this review and this means it is a high-end processor with plenty of power to handle most tasks easily. The typical Thermal Design Power- TDP is 15 watts on this Acer laptop and this helps with the longer battery life.

256GB Solid State Drive is good size storage with plenty of speed when opening files, starting and shutting down. 8GB DDR4 RAM (8GBx1) offers decent multitasking power for a mid-range computer and you’ll be OK with several browsers and apps open at the same time. Operating system is the latest Windows 10 Home version with the Microsoft Edge browser, Cortana Personal Assistant and Windows 7-type Start menu. It has the fingerprint reader that you can use with Windows Hello for a sign-in without a password to safely and quickly unlock the Windows machine.

15.6″ Full HD IPS LED-backlit widescreen with small bezel offers very clear images with the 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles. As this is not a gaming machine there is no dedicated NVIDIA graphics card, but the built-in Intel UHD Graphics 620. It offers the performance levels between Intel HD 620 and Intel HD 630 or somewhere between the NVIDIA GeForce 910M and 920M dedicated graphics. You can play the simple modern games like Rocket League, Team Fortress 2 or Farming Simulator 17 at acceptable settings and resolutions.

Acer Swift 3 SF315 Laptop Connectivity

The connectivity options include the 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth, a USB 3.1 (Type-C) port up to 5Gbps, a USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 Ports one of them with power-off charging, an HDMI output, and a Headphone/Microphone combo jack. There is no optical DVD/CD drive on this model and If you need one you can connect an external one to a USB port. 4-cell Li-Ion (3220 mAh) battery lasts up to 10 hours of battery life in theory, and you can expect 8-9 hours with simple internet browsing and video streaming. The keyboard is conveniently backlit with a functional numeric pad on the side and a responsive touchpad.

Luxury gold Acer Swift 3 SF315 weighs 3.75 pounds and measures 14.13 x 0.67 x 9.57 inches. It is a slim and lightweight laptop that you can take anywhere you go easily. It is built very sturdy and a customer dropped it on concrete and the machine continued working. There is a lot of bloatware pre-installed that you need to remove and works perfectly fine and fast otherwise. You can upgrade the 8GB memory to 16GB but you need to be very careful and best to get a computer technician to do that for you. The Acer Swift is good enough for fast performance in your daily tasks, but not really for things like multimedia editing or advanced gaming. It is sent and delivered rather quickly via Amazon.com. Free Amazon tech support is included with the purchase of this product. If you get a damaged unit or dead on arrival you have the option to return it to Amazon for a full refund.

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