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Acer Swift 3 review

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Great Value

Our Verdict

Focused soft play southampton on generating the soft play southampton greatest performance at the lowest price, the worst soft play southampton part soft play southampton about the Acer soft play southampton Swift 3 is that soft play southampton all soft play southampton of its soft play southampton best features might very well fly soft play southampton under the soft play southampton radar.

For

  • Powerful for the price
  • Stellar battery life
  • Plenty of ports
  • Killer keyboard and trackpad

Against

  • Boring looks
  • Down-firing speakers

The Acer soft play southampton Swift 3 is the soft play southampton latest budget soft play southampton laptop soft play southampton from the Taiwanese manufacturer, soft play southampton whose past efforts include a $9,000 (?9,000, about AU$15,120) gaming soft play southampton laptop and the world’s soft play southampton slimmest Ultrabook.

So, soft play southampton you’d be soft play southampton forgiven soft play southampton for thinking Acer soft play southampton would do the same with the Swift 3. soft play southampton But, if soft play southampton the Acer soft play southampton Swift 7 is Acer’s soft play southampton flagship, the soft play southampton Acer Swift 3 is soft play southampton a more reasonable, more accessible version of soft play southampton that.

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Once you take a closer look at soft play southampton the machine however, the Acer soft play southampton Swift 3 will blow you soft play southampton away with powerful components soft play southampton that soft play southampton feel right soft play southampton at home within its all-aluminum chassis. soft play southampton It's hardly a surprise that it soft play southampton tops soft play southampton our list for soft play southampton the soft play southampton best Acer laptops in 2019.

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If you just soft play southampton want an soft play southampton affordable laptop that soft play southampton will handle your daily workloads soft play southampton without running into trouble, the Acer soft play southampton Swift 3 soft play southampton might be soft play southampton just the soft play southampton ideal one for you. It won’t soft play southampton be soft play southampton the soft play southampton most powerful hardware on soft play southampton the soft play southampton market, nor will it soft play southampton be the most stunning. soft play southampton However, soft play southampton it does soft play southampton make soft play southampton full use of its 15-inch Full soft play southampton HD display, soft play southampton 3.53 pounds of heft and a soft play southampton 0.71-inch frame.

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Spec sheet

Here soft play southampton is soft play southampton the soft play southampton Acer Swift soft play southampton 3 soft play southampton configuration sent to TechRadar for soft play southampton review:

CPU: soft play southampton 2.5GHz Intel Core soft play southampton i5-7200U (dual-core, soft play southampton 3MB soft play southampton cache, up soft play southampton to soft play southampton 3.1GHz)
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
RAM: 8GB DDR4 soft play southampton SDRAM
Screen: 14-inch FHD (1,920 soft play southampton x soft play southampton 1,080) soft play southampton ComfyView IPS
Storage: soft play southampton 256GB SSD
Ports: soft play southampton 2 x soft play southampton USB 3.0, 1 x USB soft play southampton 2.0, 1 x USB soft play southampton 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, 1 soft play southampton x HDMI, headset jack, SD card soft play southampton slot
Connectivity: 802.11ac soft play southampton wireless LAN, Bluetooth soft play southampton 4.0
Camera: soft play southampton 720p HD webcam
Weight: 3.53 soft play southampton pounds (1.6kg)
Size: 13.31 x soft play southampton 9.21 x 0.71 inches (33.81 soft play southampton x soft play southampton 23.39 x soft play southampton 1.8cm; W soft play southampton x D x H)

Price and availability

The Acer soft play southampton Swift 3 soft play southampton begins at $479 in the US, soft play southampton with a similar model for soft play southampton ?399 in the UK, and soft play southampton in Australia for AU$999. soft play southampton The entry-level soft play southampton US model is fitted soft play southampton with a 7th generation soft play southampton Intel Core i3 processor (CPU), 4GB soft play southampton of memory (RAM) and a 128GB SSD. The soft play southampton equivalent in soft play southampton Australia bumps soft play southampton up the soft play southampton RAM to 8GB.

Like soft play southampton many soft play southampton laptops available currently, soft play southampton you can customize the soft play southampton Acer Swift soft play southampton 3 at checkout, soft play southampton and each version comes with unique specs soft play southampton and pricing. soft play southampton And, you should know that the Acer Swift soft play southampton 3 has been refreshed with 8th generation Intel soft play southampton Kaby Lake Refresh processors.

If soft play southampton you want soft play southampton the most soft play southampton powerful iteration of soft play southampton the Acer Swift soft play southampton 3, the soft play southampton top-end model will cost you $999 in soft play southampton the US, but caps out soft play southampton at soft play southampton ?849 and soft play southampton AU$1,899 soft play southampton in soft play southampton the UK and Australia, respectively. All three of soft play southampton these soft play southampton high-end configurations boast Intel Core soft play southampton i7-8565U processors. The only soft play southampton other soft play southampton difference is the soft play southampton storage; it’s limited to soft play southampton a 256GB SSD soft play southampton in soft play southampton the US, as opposed soft play southampton to the 512GB offered in the UK soft play southampton and soft play southampton Australia.

The configuration we had for our soft play southampton review is no longer soft play southampton available in the US Acer soft play southampton store. Currently, the most inexpensive configuration with an soft play southampton i5 processor will soft play southampton cost you $629 for an 8th-generation soft play southampton i5 soft play southampton chip, an soft play southampton 8GB + 16 GB Intel soft play southampton Optane Memory and soft play southampton 1TB hard soft play southampton drive. In the UK and Australia, soft play southampton you’ll find soft play southampton a slightly similar model for ?429 soft play southampton (AU$1599) with the same processor soft play southampton and soft play southampton memory but soft play southampton less storage.

Still, soft play southampton you need to consider that soft play southampton you’ll be stuck with soft play southampton the 1080p display regardless of the soft play southampton configuration you get; if you’re soft play southampton looking for a 4K soft play southampton display, you’ll soft play southampton have soft play southampton to look elsewhere.

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Design and features

One of soft play southampton the smartest soft play southampton choices soft play southampton Acer soft play southampton made when soft play southampton they developed the Acer Swift soft play southampton 3 soft play southampton was the soft play southampton inclusion of soft play southampton legacy soft play southampton ports – the most noteworthy of soft play southampton which are two soft play southampton USB 3.0 ports and soft play southampton an soft play southampton SD card slot. Even soft play southampton so, laptop futurists need not worry, since there’s soft play southampton also a single USB 3.1 soft play southampton Type-C port soft play southampton sitting securely on the soft play southampton left side of the chassis.

In addition, the soft play southampton keyboard feels considerably soft play southampton better soft play southampton than Apple’s 12-inch clamshell of soft play southampton yesteryear, and is brilliantly soft play southampton complemented by attractive backlighting, of soft play southampton which there are four levels soft play southampton including soft play southampton ‘off’.

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Below soft play southampton the directional keys sits this soft play southampton pint-sized fingerprint reader, intended to soft play southampton be used soft play southampton in conjunction with Microsoft’s soft play southampton Hello login feature. We couldn’t soft play southampton get it to soft play southampton function soft play southampton perfectly soft play southampton at soft play southampton first. However, it’s still soft play southampton a terrific addition after soft play southampton you get used to soft play southampton how the slim design doesn’t quite fully soft play southampton fit your finger.

Where soft play southampton the Acer Swift 3 fails is in soft play southampton its soft play southampton audio. We soft play southampton still soft play southampton don’t know why laptop manufacturers continue soft play southampton to install downward-firing speakers. soft play southampton It seems very counterintuitive to us; soft play southampton especially on soft play southampton a typical, non-hybrid notebook like this one, soft play southampton there soft play southampton is no soft play southampton excuse for soft play southampton this.

The audio on soft play southampton the Acer Swift 3 soft play southampton is basically muffled soft play southampton because of soft play southampton this soft play southampton design soft play southampton decision, to the point soft play southampton where we don’t soft play southampton know if the speakers are soft play southampton actually any good. At least the headphone soft play southampton jack soft play southampton is soft play southampton still there, along with Bluetooth soft play southampton connectivity and soft play southampton four soft play southampton USB ports. If you’re keen soft play southampton on using your own pair of earbuds, soft play southampton over-the-ear cans soft play southampton or external soft play southampton speakers, soft play southampton you have soft play southampton plenty of options to soft play southampton choose from.

First reviewed soft play southampton November soft play southampton 2017

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