Usually while weighing in on choosing between budget and quality, one is seemingly faced with the dilemma – either eat your cake or have it. Whether you can or cannot is an argument for another day, but with the Acer Swift 3 SF314-52-32 ultrabook, one thing is certain, you sure are getting more than your money’s worth. With a thin and elegantly sleek aluminium all metal design and a weight of 1.72kg, this laptop is stylish and ultra-mobile to carry along at a moment’s call. Below is an examination of the features that effect the empowered performance of the Asus Swift 3, as well as those that leave much to be desired.
- Product Dimension (D×W×H): 23.4×33.8×1.79 cm
- Product Type: Ultrabook
- Screen: 14 inches (35.6cm) LCD
- Display Resolution: 1920×1080
- Processor Model: Intel Core i3-7130U (7th Generation)
- Processor Frequency and cores: 2.70 GHz Dual-core
- Memory (RAM): 4GB DDR4 SDRAM
- Storage: 128GB SSD
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
- Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
- Battery Average Run Time: 10 Hours
- Light to carry along. Weighing 1.72kg and measuring about 18mm thickness, it is pretty much averagely sized: portable enough to grab along in your bag or backpack. Though a bit heavier than other 14 inchers like the Asus ZenBook UX41O, it should also be noted that all other 14-inchers with lighter designs come with higher prices.
- Sleek and fashionable design. There isn’t much to complain about the overall build constituents and furnishings. This Swift 3 gets a solid metallic lid, an all metal interior with a brushed furnishing and a pliant bottom crafted from soft, elastic plastic. Hence, the design shouldn’t undergo an early decline and should effectively conceal thumb marks and spots.
- A modest battery life. A 48Wh 3220 mAh Lithium Polymer Battery is contained within this Swift 3. It runs for an average of 10 hours though due in part to its non energy-draining screen; quite fair for its price still. With simple browsing, editing in Google Drive, with a 50% screen brightness and Wi-Fi on, it should last for 4 hours but should last for 10 hours while watching a 1080p movie with 50% screen brightness and Wi-Fi on.
- More reasonably priced than its competitors. The SF314-52-32MA model of the Swift 3 series with 4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage and Intel Core i3-7130U (7th Gen.) is available for the cut-price of £533.23 on Amazon, therefore, establishing its status as a budget PC.
- Not quite excellent performance. This Swift 3 does not come with dedicated graphics on board and if you plan to play high resolution modern games, this is not for you.
- Dim Display. This laptop features a 14-inch, no touch display covered with a layer of gorilla glass, thus giving it a glossy outlook. Having a IPS panel means its visual angles and screen contrasts are average, besides that, it is dim and short in colour coverage. Consequently, it is manageable for indoor use but unimpressive for outdoor tasks.
Whether you are a businessman or a student who is in search of a budget PC that will get most of the assignments done. You wouldn’t need core i5 or i7 processors for everyday use, a simple core i3 configuration, 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD would do just fine for browsing, video viewing, editing texts etc. If you don’t mind a dim and glossy display, then you should really consider the Swift 3 SF314-52-32MA Ultrabook.