The Acer Swift 3 series has proved to be a success story ever since it was launched, in the third quarter of 2016. Since then, a couple of updates have been released, one of which being the Swift 3 SF314-51-39NE model.
A short review
First of all, I want to quickly point out the main tech specs of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-39NE:
- 7th generation Intel Core i3-7100U processor
- 4 gigabytes of DDR4 onboard memory
- 128-gigabyte Solid State Drive
- 14-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS LED-Backlit display
- Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated video card
- 802.11ac with 2×2 MU-MIMO technology
- USB-C, USB3.0, USB2.0, HDMI, COMBO audio jack, SD card reader
- 3.3 pounds
- 10 hours of battery life
Despite featuring a more modest processor than its siblings, the Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-39NE notebook remains a top contender in the competitive market of mid-range laptops.
Intel’s Core i3 processor, although technically being slower than the i5 or i7 will still provide sufficient resources for the majority of users to handle everyday tasks such as emails, web browsing, moderate to heavy multitasking, video conference calling, editing documents, etc. with ease. Even power users will find the i3-7100U have plenty of power reserve for their needs as well.
System memory and storage space are both adequate for an ultrabook-like device that costs $500 (at the time of this review). You get 4 gigabytes of RAM and 128 gigabytes of space on a zippy SSD. Unfortunately, the system memory can’t be further upgraded by users.
If you want to read a more in-depth review of this acclaimed series, I suggest reading my original Acer Swift 3 review.