Latest release in the range Acer, we’ve been running tests on Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent…Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent to surf the Internet?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.A laptop that meets all the requirements! This is what the Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent from Acer seems to be.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 14 inches size. The computer is equipped with one of the latest processors Ryzen 5 4500U. Knowing that the evolution of components is very fast, you will have with this model and this component, a laptop that will last a few years. In short, this model will give you full satisfaction for an Internet browsing use. The amount of RAM provided is 16 Gb. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
For hard drive sizing, Acer decided to put 500 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. Acer comes with this Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 9 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. Acer is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.
Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent the right choice for watching movies ?
You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! Acer offers the Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent perfect for that. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
Equipped with a small screen size, 14 inches, it has a resolution format 1920×1080. 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. 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, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. 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 SF314-42-R9US Argent 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 it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
This model has one of the best processors of the moment; the Ryzen 5 4500U. Unlike the brand’s older processors, energy efficiency is optimal and consumption is well controlled. With this model, you have a tool capable of making several billion calculations per second.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one AMD Radeon Vega 6, which with 16 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
In the connectivity part, you have 3 ports available. In the norm compared to most other computers in the competition.Just what you need to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
Either it’s something you’re going to use while travelling or on the go, or you’re between your office and the living room.Acer promises 9hours of battery life; it’s the best on the market right now.Your viewing will not be abruptly stopped in the middle of your movie, Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent the right choice for travelling connected ?
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-R9US Argent. 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.
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in this category. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. The 14 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
The backlit keyboard decided by Acer for this model was not Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent really necessary, but it will be useful if you work in a dimly lit plane, taxi or subway. In addition, the materials used are of good quality.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The viewing is up to the mark.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
With its Ryzen 5 4500U, 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.
On the other hand, these are estimated data based on average laptop usage.
Regarding the autonomy of this laptop, you will have 9 hours before having to reconnect; that is to say one of the best csore on the market.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 500 Gb SSD hard drive. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. Thanks to this, Acer was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. Equipped with a compact 14 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
With 3 connectors, this Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent allows multiple connections. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
In conclusion, it can be considered that this Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent can be used for travel purposes.
Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent the right choice for audio or video editing ?
If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. Clearly, this Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argentcorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Since the last generation designed by Acer, there have been many improvements on the components. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
This model, Aceroffers an effective product without being too expensive.The software suite provided on this model includes everything you need to start editing photos, videos and music.If needed, you can install more pro-oriented applications on the 500 Gb available of the hard disk.
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.
As with many laptops, autonomy is a delicate subject. Being only on batteries, you have 9 hours of autonomy at your disposal. As a reminder, with such a powerful laptop, it’s hard to do much better Acer.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent receives the USB3 connection. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
It Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent is consequently well designed for this type of use. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
A quality product, designed by Acer with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode.
The Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent for online or local games.
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. The tests we ran showed that the choices of Acer in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
With its graphics AMD Radeon Vega 6 card and processor Ryzen 5 4500U, Acer has indeed chosen an interesting option. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Ryzen 5 4500U and the board AMD Radeon Vega 6 allow to achieve a very good result in terms of image and colors.
For the vast majority of users, this brings a result perfectly adapted to most of the games of the moment.
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.
With its 500 Gb of space, this Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent is on a level playing field with its competitors. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
For online gaming, it Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent has high quality Wi-Fi. 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.
An excellent autonomy of 9 hours, will allow you to play almost anywhere.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent the right choice for office automation ?
In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, Acer may have put a rather low computer on the market. Review of the details for this new laptop.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
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 1.2 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
When working in semi-dark areas, you will appreciate the backlighting of the keypad on this Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent.
About storage, this model has average space . Equipped with a hard drive of 500 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
So, in summary, it appears that it Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent is less interesting than its competitors. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
The Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent in conclusion
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. The Swift 3 SF314-42-R9US Argent corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– office tasks
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– travel use
– making audio and video editing