As an introduction to this analysis
Latest release in the range Acer, we’ve been running tests onSwift 3 SF314-42-R9YN…Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN to surf the Internet?
What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. This Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. The material used by Acer are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
It’s almost the perfect tool for travelling. A screen 14 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. The processor which equips this model, one Ryzen 7 4700U, will be largely sufficient; it may even be too powerful compared to the need. 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 addition, with this model, you have at your disposal a tool that will make your internet navigation fluid. Very clearly, with only 8 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. 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.
Last point about the autonomy. the Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN can work 9 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN for videos?
Acer has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN; 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.
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, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN. 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. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
The processor installed on this model is a high-end Ryzen 7 4700U. 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.
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. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Acer didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. Indeed, it Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN has only 3 ports. Not enough to connect everything; you’ll have to choose.
It Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN 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. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN compatible with on the move use ?
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. So we put this test to the Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. 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.
Its weight of 1.2 Kg makes it easy to move. It’s one of the best in its class. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. A 14 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
The keypad Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN is equipped with backlighting. And our test – in the secretary-like way (thus intensive) – showed that it was of good quality.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The viewing is up to the mark.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
Equipped with a processor Ryzen 7 4700U, this model has a very low power consumption. With the low voltage on the processor, the autonomy is increased and allows to last longer than competing models.
On the other hand, these are estimated data based on average laptop usage.
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. 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. 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.For those who will need more space, this Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN 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 connector part is less well supplied, with only 3 possibilities. He’s one of the far less equipped laptops around right now.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Taking all this into account, we can say that it will be useful for you on holiday.
The Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN for audio or video editing ?
Definitely not intended for audio and video editing. 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.
With this laptop, Acer has developed an effective tool for those who want to have an affordable video editing laptop whose price remains tight. It has the necessary software to carry out your first audiovisual editing. If needed, you can install more pro-oriented applications on the 500 Gb available of the hard disk.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Acer made the choice to put only one SSD. 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. The Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 500 Gb. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
The autonomy of this Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN is of 9 hours in normal use; Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. Maybe the next model will be better off.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN 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. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. You can use it for word processing or web browsing.
The Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN- the right model to play with?
Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. With this Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. The main causes are related to a lack of homogeneity in the choice of the graphics chip, associated with the processor, the screen and the cooling level of the laptop.
This laptop has a resolution in 1920×1080, which is one of the poorest existing today. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. 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 An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.500 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.2 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
For autonomy, 9 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In the end, we do not recommend this Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
Is the Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN adapted to 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. In this case, it is Windows 10.
One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. This model, with its 1.2 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
If you plan to use your computer at the end of the day, in total darkness or semi-darkness, opt for a backlit keyboard such as the one offered on the Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN.
The storage of this model, 500 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
So, in summary, it appears that it Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN is less interesting than its competitors. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.
What about the Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN ?
This Swift 3 SF314-42-R9YN will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks
In summary, we advise this model for :
– travel use