•  Date Published: 10 Jan 2018
  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
  • 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • 512GB SSD
  • 8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • 2.00 kg (4.4 lbs)

Pros

  • Stylish and sturdy design
  • All-aluminum chassis with good build quality
  • Good IPS display
  • Powerful low voltage chip
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Good cooling solution

Cons

  • Lack of RJ45 port
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Presence of PWM (our Health-Guard profile fixes that)

Portability

Acer Swift 3 (SF315-41, SF315-51)
14.61" x 10.04" x 0.74" Dimensions
2.00 kg (4.4 lbs) Weight
Average 15.6-inch laptop
2.07 kg (4.6 lbs) +4% Weight

Specs

  • HDD/SSD
  • 512GB SSD
  • RAM
  • 8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Body Material
  • Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 371 x 255 x 18.8 mm (14.61" x 10.04" x 0.74")
  • Weight
  • 2.00 kg (4.4 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Card Reader
  • SD / SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac (2x2 MIMO)
  • Bluetooth
  • 4.0
  • Audio jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • 720p HD Webcam (+ SHDR support)
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Corning Gorilla Glass

Acer Swift 3 (SF315-41) in-depth review

Here it is! Ryzen has finally come to the hugely populated world of laptop devices. Acer Swift 3 is the name of the lucky piece of hardware, that can enjoy the heartbeat of Ryzen 7 2700U. A laptop whose purpose is to appeal to people who need consistency from their working device, and like the classy looks of the Swift line devices, but also want to enjoy some light to medium gaming, extracted from the all new Radeon RX Vega 10 integrated GPU embedded into the Ryzen 7 2700U APU.The Zen architecture inside the Swift 3 (SF315-41) pushes a 1080p IPS screen with a glossy finish and a super durable Gorilla Glass by Corning. The storage device is a pretty fast M.2 PCIe NVMe 512 GB SSD from (wait for it) Intel. Swift 3 has 8 GB DDR4 RAM with speeds of 2400 MHz, which, by the way, is shared b[...]

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