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Latest release in the range Acer, we’ve been running tests on Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent…Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent enough for internet use?
Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
It is to respond to this type of need that Acer has developed this Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent.A well-made laptop that positions itself as mid-range compared to its competitors and because of its price. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
With a 14 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. As for the processor level, this model is equipped with the Ryzen 7 4700U. A component providing impressive power and responsiveness. In short, this model will give you full satisfaction for an Internet browsing use. The 8 Gb of RAM available on this Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. Everyone is free to hand in a little more memory, for work that requires it.
For hard drive sizing, Acer decided to put 500 Gb. This is the standard model. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
In conclusion, for a web use, know that this model has an autonomy of 9 hours. Acer is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.
Is Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent one for watching movies and listening to music ?
This Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
In order to see if it will meet your needs, we have tested it for audio and video use.
Equipped with a small screen size, 14 inches, it has a resolution format 1920×1080. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The major disadvantage of its small size is that in multimedia mode, watching a movie can be tiring for your eyes. However, this computer has a criteria that will interest some nomadic users, the weight; here it weighs only 1.2 kg, partly thanks to its small screen size.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
With a processor type Ryzen 7 4700U, Acer offers a high performance solution. The result is extremely efficient for managing multiple tasks in parallel such as watching one movie and downloading another. Performance corresponding to billions of calculations per second.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not Acer installed by default. Only the operating system is installed. This is a Windows 10 that allows you to add the free or paid software you want. Can only be VLC to manage the audio and video part.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one AMD Radeon Vega 7, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
On the connectivity side, you will have 3 ports. In the norm compared to most other computers in the competition.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
Either it’s something you’re going to use while travelling or on the go, or you’re between your office and the living room.Acer promises 9hours of battery life; it’s the best on the market right now.Your viewing will not be abruptly stopped in the middle of your movie, Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent compatible with on the move use ?
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. So we put this test to the Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
Its weight of 1.2 Kg makes it easy to move. It’s one of the best in its class. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. With a 14 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
The backlit keypad of this Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent is simple and convenient for when you’re in a taxi or a dimly lit subway. After spending some time typing on it, we can say it is of good quality.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The viewing is up to the mark.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
Equipped with a processor Ryzen 7 4700U, this model has a very low power consumption. With its processor, the manufacturer has chosen to produce one of the most powerful laptops in its range.
Please note that the autonomy is provided as an indication by Acer, and that you should rather take 70% of this value into account.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 9 hours.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 500 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who will need more space, this Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. With a screen of 14 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
With 3 connectors, this Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent allows multiple connections. It is in the average of what is done on competing models.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
All in all, this Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent is an interesting product for travel.
Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent the right choice for audio or video editing ?
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. With this Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent, you can be sure you have the right machine. Since the last generation designed by Acer, there have been many improvements on the components. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
This laptop is efficient and cheaper than most of its direct competitors for such uses.The software suite provided on this model includes everything you need to start editing photos, videos and music.However, if you decide to go for business applications, you should know that the performance of the processor Ryzen 7 4700U, and the size of the storage space of 500 Gb, will allow you to do so.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 500 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. Here, it’s 9 hours of autonomy available. This is the best on the market today.
On the connection side, the Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argenti s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
With the Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent, you’re moving towards a very good product. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing.
The Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent for online or local games.
It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent, it may be better to go to other models. The Acer technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Our tests have shown that for Acer this computer is not intended for playing video games. Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 500 Gb drive. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
For online gaming, it Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent has high quality Wi-Fi. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.2 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
With an autonomy of 9 hours, it’s better than the competition.
In short, an average rendering that makes this Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. But it can be a good choice for office functions.
The Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent for office automation.
This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. Review of the details for this new laptop.
Acer has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
This laptop is mainly for office use and will require some work on your side of things. You will have to download the applications you need, which implyies for some software a slight increase in the overall cost.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. A weight of 1.2 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
This Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
Another interesting feature is the backlit keyboard option, which allows you to work in half light.
About storage, this model has average space . It’s 500 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
So, in summary, it appears that it Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent is less interesting than its competitors. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.
The Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent – in summary
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. With the Swift 3 SF314-42-R8KM Argent you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– playing video games
– office tasks
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
In summary, we advise this model for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing