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Latest release in the range Acer, we’ve been running tests onSwift 3 SF314-58-56JC…The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC adapted to surf the internet?
If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC. This Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. 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 other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 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 With a processor Intel Core i5-10210U, Acer offers an already outdated technology.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. 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 lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 8 Gb of memory. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. Your computer will work better and longer.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. 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. Not prohibitive in your daily use, but annoying; If you are used to consuming space, think about having a large USB key or external hard drive near you.
Finally, the autonomy of 9 hours is one of the worst on the market. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. In other words, you will have to keep this Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC most of the time connected to the power cable.
The Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC- the right model for streaming and videos ?
With this laptop, Acer offers a product oriented toward general use. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 14, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the 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.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel Core i5-10210U that is several years old now. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
Equipped with the AMD Radeon Vega 6 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Acer didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. The Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC only 3 ports only provides you with ports. You will have to choose which items to plug in first, as there is no room for all your peripherals.
It Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. With its autonomy of 9 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
The Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC to use while travelling.
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC to be easily carried around. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Acer. 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.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It’s one of the best in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. With a 14 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
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. The screen shows an interesting result.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
At the same time, the laptop processor Intel Core i5-10210U is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
The result is a poorer autonomy. 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.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 500 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.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. With a screen of 14 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
The manufacturer offers only a few connection options, with only 3 connectors. Currently on all available models, it is the laptop that has the poorest equipment.
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…
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC on holiday.
The Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC for audio or video editing ?
Not really designed for video editing or music. This type of use requires power and memory, which this model lacks. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. You should also be aware that this model is becoming outdated. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Intel Core i5-10210U does best. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 500 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Acer made the choice to put only one SSD. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC has only got one, with total 500 Gb storage for your movies and music. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
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. Maybe the next model will be better off.
For the connector part, the Swift 3 SF314-58-56JChas the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. 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.
As you will have understood, it Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC proposes a rather basic oriented use. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
The Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC for online or local games.
It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. Our tests have shown that yhis Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC wasn’t designed for video games. The Acer technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
This laptop has a resolution in 1920×1080, which is one of the poorest existing today. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.With 500 Gb it Swift 3 SF314-58-56JCis below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
For Wi-Fi technology, Acer decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
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.
For autonomy, 9 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC one. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC for office automation ?
Not really designed for office use, Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC 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. An almost featherweight of 1.2 Kg.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
Acer chose the matt tile option for thisSwift 3 SF314-58-56JC that does not reflect light. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
Another interesting feature is the backlit keyboard option, which allows you to work in half light.
With only 500 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
In short, the Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC is an average choice. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
What about the Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC ?
This Swift 3 SF314-58-56JC will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks