As a preamble to this test
Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
We’ve put this Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z Argent through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z Argent enough for internet use?
Considering that your use of a computer is simple (surfing the internet, writing e-mails and/or letters, doing calculations on an Excel spreadsheet), it is important to focus on a laptop that is both of high quality and strong enough to last over time.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
That’s the direction taken by Acer with this Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z 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.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. The processor at the heart of this laptop, a Core i5-10210U, is a rational choice. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. Having 8 Gb of RAM, Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z Argent is a laptop in the average. Everyone is free to hand in a little more memory, for work that requires it.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. With only 256 Gb, Acer considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
Finally, even if, like many users, you keep this computer connected, you should know that its autonomy of 10 hours makes it one of the most durable models on the market. That’s a good thing in case you want to take it on vacation. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.
Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z Argent the right choice for watching movies ?
This Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z Argent is a sensible option for anyone who will use it for watching movies and listening to music. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
In order to see if it will meet your needs, we have tested it for audio and video use.
Acer has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. This diagonal of 14 inches and a resolution of 1920×1080, is a good compromise. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (1.5 kg) when you have to carry it.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z Argent. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
This Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z Argent, equipped with a processor Core i5-10210U, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
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 Intel UHD Graphics 620, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
For connectivity, you will have 3 ports. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.Just what you need to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z Argent one. You get 10 hours of battery life, which is better than many other models. What a pleasure it is not to have to check the battery level on a regular basis!
The Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z Argent- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. So we put this test to the Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z Argent. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? Or ultimately will it have the function of staying at home?
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. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 14inches.
No backlit keyboard on this Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z Argent. Not really necessary.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
The processor Core i5-10210Uinstalled on this model makes it possible to save batteries.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by Acer must be reduced. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 10 hours.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 256 Gb SSD hard drive. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. Because of its size, 14 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
Acer provides 3connectors on this model. It’s one of the average laptops.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
In conclusion, it can be considered that this Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z Argent can be used for travel purposes.
The Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z Argent for audio or video editing ?
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. Clearly, this Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z Argentcorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. With these components, Acer puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Core i5-10210U of this laptop is within the market average. Having 8 Gb of RAM, the rendering speed is sufficient for image processing. As standard, you will have the applications to make your video editing or your photo or music modifications. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
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. Here with 256 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. 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 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 SF314-58-519Z Argent receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. 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 SF314-58-519Z Argent, you’re moving towards a very good product. Perfectly designed for audio video use. And for the right price/quality ratio.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing.
Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z Argent the right choice to play online?
It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. With this Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z Argent, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. Clearly, Acer has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. 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.
Our tests have shown that for Acer this computer is not intended for playing video games. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 256 Gb.
For online gaming, it Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z 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, 1.5 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
With an autonomy of 10 hours, it’s better than the competition.
In short, an average rendering that makes this Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z Argent a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z Argent the right choice for office automation ?
This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. 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. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
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. Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. A weight of 1.5 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
The storage of this model, 256 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
So, in summary, it appears that it Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z Argent is less interesting than its competitors. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.
Finally, the Swift 3 SF314-58-519Z Argent….
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 SF314-58-519Z Argent you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– 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