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Acer Swift 3 (SF314-43-R2YY) Review And Specification

Acer Swift 3 (SF314-43-R2YY) Review And Specification

 The Acer Swift 3 might be that budget-friendly laptop with more value than you could ever think in a stylish, attractive design. It has a long-lasting battery that will allow you to use it at work or school for the majority of the day. The Acer SF314-43-R2YY model we're reviewing, with its more recent AMD Ryzen 7 5700U CPU, offers excellent performance.

But we'll explain why the Acer Swift 3's display isn't the best for streaming Netflix or Disney Plus in our review. Additionally, the sound output isn't what you'd call very immersive due to the bottom-positioned speakers. The Acer Swift 3 is undoubtedly one of the best laptops, though, when you choose performance and battery life over anything else.

Acer Swift 3 (SF314-43-R2YY) Specification

  • Processor : AMD Ryzen 7 5700U 8 x 1.8 - 4.3 GHz, Lucienne-U (Zen 2)
  • Graphics adapter : AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  • Memory : 8 GB , DDR4
  • Display : 14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
  • Storage : 512GB SSD
  • Connections : 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, 1 Fingerprint Reader, USB-C
  • Networking : 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2
  • Size :height x width x depth (in mm): 16.5 x 323.4 x 218.9 ( = 0.65 x 12.73 x 8.62 in)
  • Battery : 48 Wh, 3220 mAh, 4-cell
  • Operating System : Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
  • Camera : Webcam: HD 720p
  • Additional features
  • Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
  • Weight : 1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)


Acer Swift 3 (SF314-43-R2YY) Design

The Swift 3 line of laptops from Acer has a pretty straightforward appearance, however they are all covered in a shiny silver hood with a recessed Acer logo in the middle. The exterior of the device is made of aluminum and magnesium. The keyboard's silver keys, which seamlessly merge in with the surrounding metal when you flip it open, continue the metallic theme.

A Windows Hello-compatible fingerprint reader is also present on the deck. The rest of the bezels are quite narrow, with the exception of the comparatively large bottom bezel, which houses the Acer logo illumination against the black chin. A extremely long, narrow hinge that connects the deck and the screen has the word "Swift" in a light hue embedded within it.

With a weight of just 2.7 pounds, the Acer Swift 3 (both AMD and Intel versions) is significantly lighter than the HP Envy 13 (2.8 pounds). It is slightly thicker than the HP Envy (12.9 X 8.9 x 0.5 inches), but has a slightly bigger footprint. Its dimensions are 12.7 x 8.6 x 0.6 inches.


The Acer Swift 3 offers a wide variety of ports. A Kensington lock slot, a USB Type-A 2.0 port, and a headphone jack are located on the right side. Additionally, a battery charge indicator is included.

The DC jack, one USB Type-C port, an HDMI port, and one USB Type-A 3.2 port are all located on the left side of the device. The fingerprint reader is located in a small rectangle on the right side of the keyboard, as was previously indicated.


The 14-inch, 1080p display on the SF314-43-R2YY is fairly flat and dull. Simply by looking at the desktop, you can tell that the colors aren't as vivid as they should be.

The picture was clear and crisp when I watched a preview for BBC's Planet Earth II, and it would have been delightful to watch, but the dullness of the screen detracts from the entire experience.

With only 251 nits of brightness, the Swift 3 is less bright than both the comparable 387-nit HP Envy 13 and the typical mainstream laptop of 285 nits. Even so, it outperforms the Swift 3 from Intel, which has a max brightness of 223 nits.

Keyboard & Touchpad

Acer Swift 3 (SF314-43-R2YY) Keyboard

The Swift 3 SF314-43-R2YY from Acer comes with a nice-sized keyboard that is suitable for typing, as if to make up for the subpar display. It lacks a numpad, though, and the palm rest is somewhat small, which is typical of laptops with screens smaller than 14 inches.

However, pressing each key individually results in a very pleasurable typing experience, with each stroke producing velvety, smooth clicks that are ideal for a work or academic environment.

However, the silver 4.2 x 2.6-inch touchpad of the Sift 3 provides decently accurate scrolling and cursor control. If not for the tiny indentation surrounding it, you might not immediately detect its presence when looking at it.

A Battery's Life

The Swift 3's excellent battery life on a single charge will astonish you in spades. It lasts 11 hours 13 minutes while continuously browsing the web at 150 nits, which means that it will undoubtedly last an entire work day and then some. Additionally, it has quick charging, so a 30-minute charge will provide you four hours of power.

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