Latest release in the range Acer, we’ve been running tests onSwift SF313-51-53EF…Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.So we ran tests on Acer Swift SF313-51-53EF to find out what it was worth.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
Swift SF313-51-53EF adapted to surf the internet?
Considering that your use of a computer is simple (surfing the internet, writing e-mails and/or letters, doing calculations on an Excel spreadsheet), it is important to focus on a laptop that is both of high quality and strong enough to last over time.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
That’s the direction taken by Acer with this Swift SF313-51-53EF.A well-made laptop that positions itself as mid-range compared to its competitors and because of its price. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 13 inches size. The manufacturer has chosen to equip this model with a processor Core i5-8250U. Acer basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. A logical decision in relation to the intended use of this computer: surfing the Internet and sufficient computing power. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
For hard drive sizing, Acer decided to put 256 Gb. This is the standard model. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 7 hours of tranquility. This laptop is in the middle of the range for its autonomy. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
Swift SF313-51-53EF for videos?
This Swift SF313-51-53EF is a sensible option for anyone who will use it for watching movies and listening to music. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 13 inches, with a 1920×1080. 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: 1.3 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. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the Swift SF313-51-53EF is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The processor installed on this model is a Core i5-8250U sufficient one for audio and video. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. This will result in fluid video and audio sessions.
Equipped with the Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.Much better than most of the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. Acer promises 7 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
The Swift SF313-51-53EF to use while travelling.
The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. With this in mind, we tested the Swift SF313-51-53EF. 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 1.3 Kg, it is easily transportable. It’s one of the best in its class. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. The 13 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
No backlit keyboard on this Swift SF313-51-53EF. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. 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.
The manufacturer offers the processor Core i5-8250U on this laptop; in average in terms of power compared to other products in the same range, and also in terms of energy consumption.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by Acer must be reduced. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 7 hours before the breakdown.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 256 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. 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.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.
The connector part is very interesting, with 3 inputs available. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
In conclusion, it can be considered that this Swift SF313-51-53EF can be used for travel purposes.
The Swift SF313-51-53EF for audio or video editing ?
For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this Swift SF313-51-53EF may be fine. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Core i5-8250U of this laptop is within the market average. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
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 256 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. Indicated for an autonomy of 7 hours by the manufacturer, it is preferable to keep your charger close by if you need to make changes while on the move or if you use a lot of resources for your audio or video editing. That’s pretty much what the other laptops do.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Swift SF313-51-53EF receives the USB3 connection. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
A quality product, designed by Acer with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode. It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.
Swift SF313-51-53EF for video games?
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this Swift SF313-51-53EF is one of the models in the average. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
With its graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620 card and processor Core i5-8250U, Acer has indeed chosen an interesting option. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Core i5-8250U and the board Intel UHD Graphics 620 allow to achieve a very good result in terms of image and colors.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
Acer like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
A space of 256 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
For online gaming, it Swift SF313-51-53EF has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.3 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
Please note that with an autonomy of 7 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
In conclusion, it Swift SF313-51-53EF is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
The Swift SF313-51-53EF for office automation.
Like the majority of its competitors, Acer has designed Swift SF313-51-53EF for office automation. It corresponds to a good quality computer.
Acer has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. A weight of 1.3 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
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.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. It’s 256 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
In the end, this Swift SF313-51-53EF is a good compromise. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.
The Swift SF313-51-53EF – in summary
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. The Swift SF313-51-53EF corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– travel use