Acer Swift 3

Acer Swift 3

Acer Swift 3

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.0/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.9/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.9/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Very Good8.0/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.2/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.5/10
BATTERY: Fair6.5/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.5/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.0/10
SIZE: 14"








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Pros
  • High-resolution OLED display
  • Good port selection
  • Comfortable backlit keyboard
  • Supports USB-C charging
  • Good heat management
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • Limited 3D performance
  • No hardware ray tracing
  • Moderate weight for portability

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.6
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.6
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Operating Noise:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Content Creation:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use:
4.4
The Acer Swift 3 is equipped with a powerful Intel i7 processor and 16GB of RAM, ensuring smooth performance for everyday tasks and some more demanding applications. It also boasts a high-quality OLED screen, good battery life, and a lightweight design, making it highly portable and suitable for on-the-go use.
Engineering & Design:
4.4
The Acer Swift 3 excels in engineering and design tasks due to its powerful Intel i7 CPU and ample RAM that support complex computing and multitasking, alongside a high-quality integrated GPU that can manage graphic-intensive applications. Additionally, the clarity and color accuracy offered by its OLED screen are beneficial for visual tasks, and its relatively light weight and very good portability score make it a practical choice for users on the go.
Software Development:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Build Quality:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.0
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Gaming & AI:
3.9
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.
Battery Life:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,120
Release Date
July 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.4'' x 0.7''
Weight
3.09 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12700H
Graphics
Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
5 Hours
Battery Capacity
57 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
OLED
Resolution
2880 x 1800
Refresh Rate
90Hz
Display Brightness
389 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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8.6/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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8.8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6.5/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Sebastian Jentsch | February 2022
"With the Swift 3, Acer delivers a 14-inch laptop with a sleek, slim metal chassis. The latter is of high quality and sturdy enough for everyday use, which is a real plus point among the 700-Euro (~$798) models. A new feature is Thunderbolt 4 in the Type-C format for peripherals or even displays (DisplayPort via Type-C). Unfortunately, a card reader is still missing, and the RAM is completely onboard, so there are no upgrade options here. Acer's 14-incher is affordable, yet it does everything most would want from a truly mobile laptop: Long battery life, a great display, quality, sufficient ports, light weight, and low noise and heat emissions."

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