Acer Swift 3 (SF316-51) - Specs

  • Innolux N161HCA-EA3 (CMN160B)
  • Color accuracy  2.8  0.8
  • up to 2000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 16GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Pro, Chrome OS, Windows 11 Home, Windows 10 Home, Linux, Windows 10 Pro
  • Battery
  • 56Wh, 4-cell
  • Body material
  • Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 367.8 x 236.1 x 15.9 mm (14.48" x 9.30" x 0.63")
  • Weight
  • 1.70 kg (3.7 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.0
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.1
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • optional
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • Dual Built-in Microphones with Acer Purified Voice
  • Speakers
  • 2 Front-Firing Speakers, DTS Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Lock Slot

All Acer Swift 3 (SF316-51) configurations



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Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.


Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Acer Swift 3 (SF316-51) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Acer Swift 3 (SF316-51) series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

Acer Swift 3 (SF316-51) in-depth review

It seems like the popular Swift 3 series has grown bigger and more diverse. Last year we were really impressed by the Swift 3X, which combined the latest Tiger Lake CPUs with the in-house DG1 dedicated graphics card from Intel. However, let's leave the past alone, and focus on today, when we have the 16-inch Swift 3.Yes, Acer is hopping in the 16-inch trend train, and we can't help but enjoy that. To be precise, the screen size is 16.1 inches, it has a 1080p IPS panel, which supposedly provides full sRGB coverage. This is good news for content creators, but we have to check these claims f[...]


  • 16.1-inch screen with 98% of sRGB coverage and accurate colors (when our Gaming and Web design profile is present)
  • No aggressive PWM
  • Up to 15 hours of Web browsing on battery
  • Almost all-metal built with a lid leverage system
  • Fingerprint reader
  • PCIe Gen 4 support
  • Wi-Fi 6, and dual M.2 SSD support


  • Soldered memory
  • No SD card reader
  • CPU stays hot under load

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