Acer Swift 3 (SF314-511) - Specs

  • Innolux N140HCG-EQ1
  • Color accuracy  2.3  1.1
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 2000GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x 2280 M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • up to 16GB
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home, Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro, Windows 10 Pro, No OS
  • Battery
  • 48Wh, 3-cell, 56Wh, 3-cell, 56Wh, 4-cell, 53Wh, 3-cell
  • Body material
  • Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 322.8 x 212.2 x 15.9 mm (12.71" x 8.35" x 0.63")
  • Weight
  • 1.20 kg (2.6 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.0
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.1
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • optional
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • 2 Microphones
  • Speakers
  • Speakers by DTS Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Lock Slot

All Acer Swift 3 (SF314-511) 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

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 (SF314-511) 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 (SF314-511) series.

Acer Swift 3 (SF314-511) in-depth review

Acer's Swift 3 lineup has probably been one of the most featured series by us. Ultimately, it has always been a thin and light notebook, that is aimed at a young user base, that needs something fast on the go. And to be honest, Acer has been pretty consistent with the good execution of their plans. But what is going to make the Swift 3 (SF314-511) more appealing than its predecessors? Well, for starters, we are talking about Tiger Lake-U chips and support for Intel's Evo platform. In addition to that, the laptop comes equipped with a 1080p IPS panel. Acer promises 100% sRGB coverage, 30[...]

Pros

  • Good performance
  • Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (Innolux N140HCG-EQ1 (CMN1408))
  • Light and thin metal build
  • Thunderbolt 4 and HDMI 2.0
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Covers 98% of sRGB colors and offers accurate color representation thanks to our Gaming and Web design profile (Innolux N140HCG-EQ1 (CMN1408))
  • Decent battery life

Cons

  • Not the best input devices
  • Memory is soldered to the motherboard (although it works in quad-channel mode)

Inside Acer Swift 3 (SF314-511) - disassembly and upgrade options

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Games you can play on this laptop series