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September 30, 2020

REVIEW: ACER SWIFT 3

ACER SWIFT 3SF314-54G-815P – 14″ – Core i7 8550U – 8 GB RAM – 256 GB SSD, the best budget robust laptop you can ever get.

SPECS

PROCESSOR / CHIPSET

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 (8th Gen) 8550U / 1.8 GHz
  • Max Turbo Speed: 4 GHz
  • Number of Cores: Quad-Core
  • Cache: 8 MB
  • 64-bit Computing: Yes

STORAGE

  • interface serial ATA-600
  • 256GB

RAM

  • Configuration Features1 x 4 GB + 4 GB (soldered)
  • TechnologyDDR4 SDRAM
  • Installed Size 8 GB

DISPLAY

  • LCD Backlight Technology LED backlight
  • Widescreen Display: Yes
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Monitor Features: 25 ms response rate, ComfyView, Mercury-free, Wide Viewing Angle, anti-glare, narrow-bezel design
  • TFT Technology: IPS
  • Diagonal Size (metric): 35.6 cm
  • Display Resolution Abbreviation: Full HD

AUDIO & VIDEO

  • Graphics processor Nvidia GeForce MX150
  • SoundStereo speakers, microphone
  • FeaturesAcer TrueHarmony technology

HARD DRIVE

  • Type: SSD
  • Capacity 256 GB

INPUT

  • Type keyboard, touchpad
  • Localization & LayoutUS International
  • FeaturesAcer FineTip keyboard, moisture-resistant, multi-gesture touchpad, precision touchpad.

PROCESSOR

  • CPU Type: Core i7
  • Processor Number: i7-8550U
  • Generation: 8th
  • Manufacturer: Intel
  • Clock Speed: 1.8 GHz

BATTERY

  • Capacity: 48 Wh
  • Cells: 4-cell
  • Technology: lithium-ion
  • Run Time: 12 hours

CONNECTIONS & EXPANSION

  • InterfacesHDMI
    USB 2.0
    2 x USB 3.0
    USB-C
    Headphone/microphone combo jack
  • Memory Card Reader: Yes (SD Card)

NETWORKING

  • Data Link ProtocolBluetooth 4.2, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
  • Interface (Bus) TypeM.2 Card
  • Wireless NICIntel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265

OTHER THINGS

  • Color: sparkly silver
  • Case Material anodized aluminum
  • Security: Fingerprint reader
  • Features: MIMO technology
  • Included Accessories: power adapter
  • Theft/Intrusion Protection security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)
  • Security Slot Type: Kensington security slot

MONITOR

  • Diagonal Size: 14 inch
  • Image Brightness: 250 cd/m2

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

  • Width: 12.7 in
  • Depth: 9 in
  • Height: 0.7 in

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Weight: 3.53 lbs

OPERATING SYSTEM / SOFTWARE

  • OS Provided: TypeWindows 10 Home 64-bit Edition

VIDEO OUTPUT

  • Graphics processor Nvidia GeForce MX150
  • Graphics Processor SeriesNVIDIA Geforce

VIDEO MEMORY

  • Technology: GDDR5 SDRAM
  • Installed Size: 2 GB

This laptop is good for gaming and heavy editing due to its Intel 8gen i7 chipset. You can get this laptop on Amazon for about $700 and on eBay for about $600 in the US.