Acer Swift 3 Review – Best in Design And Build Quality

Acer Swift 3 Review

From a while, the latest laptop market becomes highly concerned about the body design and built even more than specifications. The credit for it goes to this trend leaders HP and Dell. Seeing this market, Acer decided to move again towards it with a cheaper but the best product, capable of competing with flagships.

Acer Swift 3 is here, remember the Acer Swift 7, the world thinnest display laptop, an ultimate product which is becoming Acer’s huge success, Acer Swift 3 is a more accessible version of that flagship. It has a totally different body than the usual Acer models like Aspire series and it also holds powerful specifications in it.

Some users are disappointed with its battery life while many find it to hold the perfect performance-price balance. So, is this attempt of Acer to provide the best design and the strong specification does also provide great performance or not? Let’s find this out in the detailed review of Acer Swift 3.

Design And Build Quality

The Acer Swift 3 is beautifully designed and seem like the Swift 7 model. Acer has used solid aluminum for the primary body. The chrome hinges with aluminum gives a rigid feel when hold. Swift 3 has the dimension of 12.16 x 8.43 x 0.63, just 0.63-inch-deep and weighs around 1.4Kg which is slightly more than Dell’s 13-inch laptops. The Acer text logo is submerged in the aluminum on the lid center in chromium finish and is also on the front just below the display.

Swift 3 also consists of a fingerprint reader with faster speed than other Swift’s model. The camera and microphone are on the top-center as usual.

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The 14inch 1920×1080 pixel IPS panel display is pretty good in color saturation but limits the viewing angles. The keyboard of Swift 3 does hold high flexibility and keys are smooth as well as springy which makes it perfect for longer usage. Touchpad’s clicks and gestures feels smooth and non-sticky. Speakers are placed below the laptop just like Lenovo IdeaPad series.

Taking about ports, it has USB 3.1 port, full-sized SD card reader, 3.5mm jack and a cable lock on the left, USB 3.1 port, HDMI slot, Type-C port with power hole on the right. It has Wi-Fi 802.11-ac chip and Bluetooth 5.0.

Acer Swift 3 Design
Acer Swift 3 Design
Acer Swift 3 Build Quality
Acer Swift 3 Build Quality

Performance And Features

Acer Swift 3 is decent in performance. This laptop is runs on Intel i7 8th generation processor with 8GB DDR4 RAM so no need to doubt in its performance as this combo makes the multitasking faster than ever. We have Assassins Creed Origin with high settings on the top and Chrome, Firefox both opened with 10+ tabs and still doesn’t get a single lag.

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With a 512GB of Western Digital SSD, enter the world of quick file transfer with speed of 900+mbps. The speakers perform well and produce a louder sound. The speaker should have placed on the top as the current positions restrict the sound when the laptop is on the bed or similar surface.

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The temperature may get a bit high around the number pad and near the laptop sticker while gaming or rendering a video because of its thin design and improper vents position.

Along with the usual Intel UHD 620 GPU, it has Nvidia GeForce 250MX for rich gaming, software development and editing experience. GeForce 250MX does great job, supports older games with 70+fps but latest games need medium or low setting to avoid frame drop. Acer has given their additional software for increasing performance up to 30% by using it in the most optimized state.

The Battery life 

Acer is usually recognized for its amazing battery life but this time Swift 3 doesn’t stand in the league. It performs less than its competitors like Dell or ZenBook. Acer claims to give 12hr of battery life but the 48WH battery doesn’t stand for more than 4-5 hour when heavily used with enabling Wi-Fi and maximum reach till 7-8 hour while working or browsing. The i7 processor along with GPU is also responsible for high battery use.

Price And Availability

The base model which has i7 8th generation, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD and the 13.3inch display is available for around Rs 40,000 with a year warranty. The price is appreciable considering the processor and hard drive of the laptop. Acer Swift 3 comes in color like Red, Black, silver and Rosy pink. 

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Verdict 

Acer Swift 3 is a perfect professional laptop for multiple usages. The latest i7 processor will provide you with faster speed and experience in such a beautiful price. The built quality is also decent, but it lacks heavily in battery life as well as display wideness. You can see options like ThinkPad or Dell XPS 13 if the battery is your priority, but they don’t provide such high processor and memory. See if you are searching for a small multitasker which comes with a premium feel and performance and overall last for long you should directly go for Acer Swift 3 13”.

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