As an introduction to this analysis
Is the Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent for you?What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
We’ve put this Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent to surf the Internet?
Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.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 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent.A well-made laptop that positions itself as mid-range compared to its competitors and because of its price. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 14 inches size. As for the processor level, this model is equipped with the Ryzen 7 4700U. Its power will give you the assurance of having a laptop that will work very well for 10 years. In short, this model will give you full satisfaction for an Internet browsing use. The 8 Gb of RAM available on this Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
The 500 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
Finally, even if, like many users, you keep this computer connected, you should know that its autonomy of 9 hours makes it one of the most durable models on the market. That’s a good thing in case you want to take it on vacation. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.
Is Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent one for watching movies and listening to music ?
You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! Acer offers the Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent perfect for that. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
In order to see if it will meet your needs, we have tested it for audio and video use.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 14, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. Nevertheless, the colours remain beautiful, with detailed contrasts in the images. 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 big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.2 kilogram.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. 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. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
On the sound side, it Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent has good components: board and integrated speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. 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 7 4700U. Unlike the brand’s older processors, energy efficiency is optimal and consumption is well controlled. This means that several billion calculations can be carried out simultaneously.
With AMD Radeon Vega 7, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
For connectivity, you will have 3 ports. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
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.On this Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent, Acer indicates 9 hours of autonomy, a better performance than the competition. Your viewing will not be abruptly stopped in the middle of your movie, Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM 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-R8KM Argent. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
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. With a 14 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
The backlit keypad of this Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent is simple and convenient for when you’re in a taxi or a dimly lit subway. After spending some time typing on it, we can say it is of good quality.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
Thanks to its processor Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. 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.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 9 hours.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 500 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.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Even though your laptop will stay in the hotel more often than in a briefcase when you take it to the airport, you will appreciate its volume. Its 14 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
Acer provides 3connectors on this model. It is in the average of what is done on competing models.
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…
Acer clearly provides with this Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent a very good choice for the trip.
The Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent- the right model for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. It appears that this Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argentmeets this need perfectly. Since the last generation designed by Acer, there have been many improvements on the components. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
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.However, if you decide to go for business applications, you should know that the performance of the processor Ryzen 7 4700U, and the size of the storage space of 500 Gb, will allow you to do so.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. 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.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. Being only on batteries, you have 9 hours of autonomy at your disposal. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent receives the USB3 connection. 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.
It Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM 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. And for the right price/quality ratio.
With this Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent product, Aceroffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing.
Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent the right choice to play online?
It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent, it may be better to go to other models. 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.
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.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Our tests have shown that for Acer this computer is not intended for playing video games. Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 500 Gb drive. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
For online gaming, it Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
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.
It has an autonomy of 9 hours, more than many others.
In short, an average rendering that makes this Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
The Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent for office automation.
Not really designed for office use, Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent it’s still a good product. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
Acer has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. This model weighs 1.2 Kg, which is the best at the moment.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
Another interesting feature is the backlit keyboard option, which allows you to work in half light.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. It’s 500 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
Simply put, it’s not Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent the best choice for office use. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.
Finally, the Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent….
Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. The Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– playing video games
– office tasks
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing