Latest release in the range Acer, we’ve been running tests on Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent…Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent compatible with internet use?
We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. With this Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent, the company wanted to design a very basic model. Acer is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 13 inches size. With a processor Core i7-1065G7, Acer offers an already outdated technology. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. The 8 Gb of RAM available on this Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. It’s up to you to add more on the additional pitches provided if your needs arise.
The 500 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. 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.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 10 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. That’s a good thing in case you want to take it on vacation. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.
Is Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent okay to watch videos ?
With this laptop, Acer offers a product oriented toward general use. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 13 inches, with a 2256×1504. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.2 kilogram.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent will be ideal for movies, photos and games in a dark or half light environment because you will have the means to control light intensity. Also note that potentially this screen will be more stressful to the eyes, after 2-3 hours of use in a row.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Core i7-1065G7 is now outdated. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
As far as applications are concerned, did Acer not install any. The operating system and that’s it. This is a Windows 10 on which you can install the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel Iris Plus G7, 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.
In the connectivity part, you have 3 ports available. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.Just what you need to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
A laptop usually has an autonomy of several hours.Acer promises 10hours of battery life; it’s the best on the market right now.Enjoy streaming, locally or on your Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG 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 SF313-52-74EG 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 should this use be confined to going from the living room to your kitchen.
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. A 13 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Equipped with a glossy slab, it provides very good visual comfort. A beautiful screen and quality images. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
Unfortunately it is not equipped with anti-reflective tiles. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
The processor Core i7-1065G7 is inferior to other competitive products.
Note that like all manufacturers, Acer is optimistic about the autonomy of this Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of Acer; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
With this laptop and its autonomy of 10 hours, you have in fact one of the best models of the moment.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 500 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.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 do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. Its 13 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
This Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent allows external elements to be associated via 3 connectors. It’s one of the average laptops.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Taking all this into account, we can say that it will be useful for you on holiday.
The Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent- the right model for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. It appears that this Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argentmeets this need perfectly. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Acer has designed an interesting product. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Core i7-1065G7. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
The designers of Acer have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 500 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. Here, it’s 10 hours of autonomy available. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
With the Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent, you’re moving towards a very good product. Perfectly designed for audio video use. And at a price that is well ranked.
Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent the right choice to play online?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. The tests we ran showed that the choices of Acer in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 2256×1504, nothing better at the moment
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 500 Gb drive. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
For online gaming, it Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent has high quality Wi-Fi. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.2 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
It has an autonomy of 10 hours, more than many others.
It Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent the right choice for office automation ?
Not really designed for office use, Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent it’s still a good product. Review of the details for this new laptop.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. In this case, it is Windows 10.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. Acer in this product line. Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. This model, with its 1.2 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
No anti-reflective treatment on this Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent. However, if you work all day on text or spreadsheets, a matte screen would be preferable. For bright areas, they are clearly cut out, the colours are intense, with a high degree of brightness and image sharpness.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. Equipped with a hard drive of 500 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
So, in summary, it appears that it Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent is less interesting than its competitors. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.
Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent the right choice for the right use
In the end, our analysis will have shown that it Swift 3 SF313-52-74EG Argent is disappointing whatever the uses. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– playing video games
In summary, we advise this model for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing