Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51-384Z) Portable Traditional Laptop General Review

Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51-384Z) is a portable, lightweight, thin and stylish laptop with powerful specs, enough for most of the everyday tasks and entertainment. This model belongs to Acer Swift 3 series laptops which are stylish budget-friendly laptops. Lets see the general review of Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51-384Z) laptop.

We have seen a superior Ultrabook Acer Swift 7 (SF713-51-M90J) for people who want very thin ultrabook with amazing display and more powerful specs. And this Acer Swift 3 series laptop is for people who want a stylish laptop under budget. This model's design is simple and attractive with eye-catching colors. The hinge design, the backlit keyboard, large trackpad and well placed ports, all give best look to this laptop. You will have more security with its Fingerprint sensor. Unlock the laptop with just touch of your finger. This laptop weighs around 3.3 pounds and is about 0.71 inches thin. Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51-384Z) is a silver color model and another golf color variant is also available in the market. With all those great design features, this is one of the attractive laptop at the time of this review.

This model features 14 Inch Full HD Widescreen IPS ComfyView LED-backlit Display. Full HD display for the price of this laptop is acceptable at the time of this review. With that Full HD display, you can enjoy even more brighter and clear display with the help of Acer Color Intelligence Technology. Acer BluelightShield feature will reduce the blue light emitted by LED panels and protects your eyes. Overall, you will enjoy amazing display.

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This model is powered by 6th Generation Intel Core i3-6100U processor and comes with 4 GB DDR4 RAM, 128 GB SSD storage and Integrated Intel HD Graphics 520 graphics chip. 6th Generation Intel Core i3-6100U processor is capable of handling most of everyday tasks which require average power. You can do moderate multi-tasking, run most of the demanding applications without issues. This processor is best suited for general computing. 4 GB DDR4 RAM gives best support to the processor. 128 GB SSD storage is acceptable for this model. You can expand storage by using an external hard drive. And Intel HD Graphics 520 graphics chip is best suited for display and light gaming.

Overall, this laptop is best suited for students, small business owners and people who want a stylish and portable laptop for their everyday tasks and entertainment. If you want even more powerful processor, take a look at Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51-52W2) model. SF314-51-52W2 model is powered by Intel Core i5-6200U processor and features 8 GB DDR4 RAM and 256 GB SSD storage.

This Intel Core i3-6100U model features a 720p webcam which supports HDR. So, you can take high quality pictures and record high quality videos. Acer TrueHarmony Sound System outputs decent sound from this laptops built-in stereo speakers.

This model has good connectivity options. One HDMI port, One USB 3.0 port, One USB 2.0 port and one advanced port, USB 3.1 Type-C port. 802.11 ac WiFi and Bluetooth V4.0 are for wireless connectivity. Overall, for the price, design and specs, these connectivity options are good for almost everyone.

Battery life is very good for this model. You can expect around 8 ours of battery life in normal usage. Battery life totally depends on your usage, so it may decrease in long run.


Technical Specification of Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51-384Z)
Display 14 Inch Full HD Widescreen IPS ComfyView LED-backlit Display
Acer Color Intelligence technology
Processor 6th Generation Intel Core i3-6100U Processor
Storage 128 GB SSD
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 520
Webcam HD Webcam with HDR
Audio Two Built-in Stereo Speakers
Headphone Jack
Acer TrueHarmony Sound System
Wireless Connectivity 802.11 ac WiFi featuring MIMO technology
Built-in Bluetooth V4.0
Interface One COMBO audio jack
One USB 3.0 port
One USB 2.0 port
One HDMI port
One USB 3.1 Type-C port
One SD Card Reader
Battery 4-cell Li-Ion (3220 mAh) battery (Up to 8 hours of battery life)
Dimensions 9.31 x 13.43 x 0.71 inches
Weight Approx. 3.3 lbs


Overall, this is a stylish, portable budget-friendly laptop from Acer. If you want a premium looking laptop for average computing and entertainment, this is for you. You can't do heavy multi-tasking or play high graphic games on this laptop. You can run demanding applications but it depends on the application specs.

If you want more powerful laptop with more RAM and storage, take a look at Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51-52W2) model.