Our review of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-51VQ
An original, multifunctional laptop computer with a slim and light blue design Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-51VQ With a battery life of 10 hours under Windows 11, the nomad is efficient in daily use, while at the same time it allows playing simple games thanks to the Intel Quad Core i7 Tiger Lake processor with 16 GB of RAM and the Iris Xe graphics module. Equipped with a 14-inch IPS Full HD reflective display with more reliable colors than average, this sleek aluminum Ultrabook benefits from fast SSD storage, a backlit keyboard, a biometric reader or even increased responsiveness thanks to USB-C connectivity. Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi ax.
Best known price: €749
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-51VQ specifications
|Screen(s)||14” Full HD LED IPS ComfyView 100% sRGB thin edges 300cd/m² (1920×1080, antireflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (maximum)||16 GB (soldered) LPDDR4x 4266MHz|
|Graphics card||It is integrated into the Intel Iris Xe processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe, 2280)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB-C 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 4, HDMI|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes, a fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater v4 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Declared autonomy / Battery||10 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 48Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.2 Kg / 323.8 x 221.2 x 15.95|
Versus the competition Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-51VQ
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-51VQ is currently on display Promotion at Acer France and ranks as one of the cheapest in its category to offer such a high-performance graphics solution in such an original design.
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-51VQ chassis, connectors, screen
It has an original and elegant look with its thin and light aluminum dark blue design.
This versatile laptop has 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (Newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communications, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a monitor or TV, for example an audio port or even 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) USB 2.0 that guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 3.0 peripherals if connected to it.
It is possible to authenticate through biometric recognition using the integrated fingerprint reader and Windows Hello technology.
The chiclet keyboard can of course be illuminated, which is practical for better distinguishing the keys when the ambient light is limited.
As the screen accepts sRGB and IPS specifications, it will be of interest to those looking for more faithful than average colors with significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. The screen is also very well suited to displaying videos and, more broadly, High Definition content, thanks to its 16:9 format and Full HD resolution. Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the display is also more readable in brighter environments (such as outdoors) than a glossy panel.
Performance, Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-51VQ autonomy
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-51VQ is a thin and light High Definition compact notebook designed for everyday versatile mobile use.
Count on approximately 10 hours of battery life in light use for this versatile Ultrabook with a sleek and authentic blue design that makes elegance, compactness and lightness easy to carry.
To ensure such autonomy, this aluminum notebook relies on energy-saving components such as SSD storage.
Because SSD consumes less energy than hard disk. It’s also quieter, more robust and faster.
As a result, an SSD provides better fluidity and responsiveness than a simple hard drive on a daily basis.
Thanks to the SSD, we especially enjoy faster startup/stopping, app processing and launch, and even faster access to online games cards.
Best known price: €749
Although the app doesn’t have a dedicated graphics card, you can actually view photos and videos, as well as play simple games.
This is thanks to the Iris Xe graphics module (tested by us) directly integrated into the processor.
This is a low power Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i7-1165G7. It is paired with 16 GB of RAM to provide good overall performance that can satisfy a number of users.
And on the capacity side? SSD offers 512 GB as standard for hard drives.
But if you need more space, you can use an external storage device. Opting for a USB 3.0 / USB-C / Thunderbolt device is an interesting option to take advantage of fast transfers.