Acer Swift 3x (SF314-510G) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 1000GB SSD
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 See photo
RAM
up to 16GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
Dimensions
322.8 x 212.2 x 17.9 mm (12.71" x 8.35" x 0.70")
Weight
1.37 kg (3 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 4
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 2x Speakers, DTS Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, 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 (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“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.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

Buy our profiles for Innolux N140HCE-EN2 (CMN14D5) / 14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS

In addition to receiving efficient and health-friendly profiles, by buying LaptopMedia's products you also support the development of our labs, where we test devices in order to produce the most objective reviews possible.

Office Work - screen profile

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.

$4.96
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Design and Gaming - screen profile

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.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

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.

$4.98
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All
$9.99
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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Acer Swift 3x (SF314-510G) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU 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 3x (SF314-510G) series.

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

 

Acer Swift 3x (SF314-510G) in-depth review

The day has come. We are finally getting our hands on a laptop that comes equipped with Intel's latest (and arguably the first) discrete GPU solution. This long-awaited device is called the Intel Iris Xe Max, and it's based on the DG1/Iris Xe graphics architecture. And the star of the show here is the Acer Swift 3X (SF314-510G) - adequately branded to show off the tech inside. If we have to draw early conclusions from the integrated Iris Xe Graphics G7, which comfortably beats the 10W versio[...]

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Pros

  • Beautiful screen with 98% of sRGB coverage and accurate colors (when our Gaming and Web design profile is present) (Innolux N140HCE-EN2)
  • Doesn't use aggressive PWM to adjust brightness (Innolux N140HCE-EN2)
  • Up to 19 hours of Web browsing on battery
  • Almost all-metal built with a lid leverage system
  • Fingerprint reader
  • 28W Tiger Lake CPUs + Intel Iris Xe Max dGPU setup
  • Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6, and dual M.2 SSD support

Cons

  • Quiet speakers
  • No SD card reader
  • The drivers for the Iris Xe Max are still not optimized

Inside Acer Swift 3X (SF314-510G) - disassembly and upgrade options

 

 

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