Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51-52W2) Traditional Laptop General Review

Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51-52W2) is powered by Intel Core i5 processor and features more RAM and storage than Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51-384Z) laptop. This model belongs to Acer Swift 3 series laptops which are portable, lightweight and thin laptops with budget-friendly price tag on them. Let see the general review of Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51-52W2).

Design of Acer Swift 3 laptops will attract people towards them. Its hinge, attractive colors, backlit keyboard, well placed ports, everything is praise-worthy. Fingerprint sensor is added for more security and features large trackpad for more comfortable navigation. Its design, mostly suits business professionals and stylish people. This model weighs around 3.3 pounds and is about 0.7 inch thin. 14 Inch display with that thickness and weight is good for travelers.

Like Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51-384Z), this model features 14 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS display with Acer Color Intelligence Technology and Acer BluelightShield Technology. So, you will enjoy even more brighter and sharper images and videos on its Full HD display. Overall, for the price, design and considering its specs, this Full HD display is good deal at the time of this review.

This model is powered by 6th generation Intel Core i5-6200U processor and comes with 8 GB DDR4 RAM, 256 GB SSD storage and Integrated Intel HD Graphics 520 chip. This model is suitable for doing everyday tasks and more-than-moderate computing. You can run demanding applications, do multi-tasking, play low graphic games in low settings. In general, you can use this laptop for heavy applications and multi-tasking. 8 GB DDR4 RAM gives best support to the processor. 256 GB SSD storage should be enough for business professionals and people who are using this laptop for their work. If you want more storage, you can use an external hard drive. Intel HD Graphics 520 is best suited for display and other graphically demanding applications but not for heavy gaming. You can play games released till 2014 and few 2015 games in low settings.

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Overall, for a moderate user, this is a best laptop for entertainment and doing office related work. This is also a best choice for students. If you want less powered Acer Swift 3 laptop, take a look at Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51-384Z).

HD Webcam with HDR is good for taking high quality pictures, recording HD videos and making HD video calls. Acer TrueHarmony Sound System delivers decent audio from this laptop's two built-in stereo speakers.

Connectivity options are same for all Acer Swift 3 models. This laptop features one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.1 Type-C port, SD card reader, HDMI port and combo headphone jack. For wireless connectivity, you have 802.11 ac fast WiFi adapter and Bluetooth V4.0 adapter. Overall, connectivity is good for every modern user. Only thing is that you have buy an external adapter for connecting through USB 3.1 port.

Battery life is pretty good for this model. You can expect around 8 hours of battery life in normal usage. It may decrease in future and it totally depends on your usage.


Technical Specification of Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51-52W2)
Display 14 Inch Full HD Widescreen IPS ComfyView LED-backlit Display
Acer Color Intelligence technology
Processor 6th Generation Intel Core i5-6200U Processor
Storage 256 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


If you want a bit more powerful laptop than Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51-384Z), go for this model. Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51-52W2) is an all-rounder with above-average performance. You can use it for doing everyday tasks, running demanding applications and even suited for people in creative fields. You can edit videos, photos and do many more things in this laptop.