Updated 26 Jul 2018

Acer

Swift 3 SF314-52G-77NA

Snapshot: The Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-77NA laptop has a 14-inch screen. It has an Intel Core i7-7500U processor and 8GB RAM. How good is its display?

Swift 3 SF314-52G-77NA
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1579

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Test results

Overall score
74
Design and use
?/10
Performance
?/10
Battery life
?/10
Display
?/10

Good points

  • Good design and use.
  • OK battery life.
  • Very good performance.
  • OK colours on the screen.
  • Some reflectance.
  • Excellent brightness and contrast.
  • Good video playback.
  • OK audio.
  • Good viewing angles.
  • Has 2GBGB of graphics RAM.
  • Has 2 USB 3.0 ports, a USB-C port and an HDMI port.
  • Very good Wi-Fi transfer speed.
  • Very good keyboard.
  • Large trackpad.

But

  • Front camera only.
  • Doesn't have a light sensor to automatically adjust screen brightness.
  • Too much preinstalled software.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Design and use (35%) includes status lights/indicators, connections, laptop design, general use as a laptop, overall style and mobility as well as evaluating its security, manual and recovery options (if provided). For hybrids we also test laptop-to-tablet conversion and general use as a tablet. We also assess the audio quality of the speaker.

Performance (25%) is assessed using 3 benchmark software tools to evaluate the laptop’s performance during a range of tasks as well as its storage capabilities.

Battery life (20%) looks at the battery consumption for both heavy and light usage. Heavy usage is defined as playing an HD-quality video on loop, with power management features set for maximum performance, screen brightness at 100% and connected to a network with WiFi. Light usage is daily tasks, such as browsing the internet and checking email.

Display (20%) includes colour accuracy, brightness, depth and contrast, vertical and horizontal angle of view and glare and surface reflections.

Price is from a July 2018 survey.

Key data

Brand survey results

Brand reliability (%)
84
Brand satisfaction (%)
60
Brand value for money (%)
60

Model

Avg price
$1579
Type
Standard
Full model number
Swift 3 SF314-52G-77NA (NX.GQNSA.002)
Body type
Clamshell

Specifications

Screen size (in)
14
HDD (GB)
n/a
SSD (GB)
256
Available user space (GB)
199
RAM (GB)
8
Processor type
Intel Core i7-7500U
Cores
2
Processor model
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2.7GHz
Video type
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Video RAM (GB)
2GB
Native resolution
1920 x 1080
Weight with / without keyboard (kg)
1.7
Weight of power supply (kg)
0.3
Size HxDxW (mm)
22 x 232 x 337
Trackpad size (mm)
106 x 77
Average heavy use battery life (hr:min)
5:12
Average light use battery life (hr:min)
9:57

Features

Operating System supplied
Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
Stylus included
n/a
Optical (DVD or CD) drive
No
USB 2.0 ports
1
USB 3.0 ports
2
USB-C ports
1
Thunderbolt port
0
Ethernet port
No
Headphone / microphone port
No
Microphone port
No
Headset port
Yes
HDMI
Yes
Mini DisplayPort
No
WiFi (GHz)
2.4 / 5
WiFi 802.11
a/b/g/n/ac
NFC
No
Memory card reader
Yes
Front camera
Yes
Rear camera
No
Backlit keyboard
Yes - 3 levels