Test: Acer Swift 3 in the test (laptop)

Acer Swift 3 SF315-52-58HG (NX.GZ9EG.007)

Conclusion from 28. 02. 2020

The Acer Swift 3 SF 315 – 52 – 58 HG (NX.GZ9EG. 007) presents itself in the test as a successful continuation of the successful notebook series from the Taiwanese manufacturer. Although the 15, 6-inch laptop doesn't set a top value in any area, but the performance, features and display are all at a high level. Since the battery life and price-performance ratio are also right, the Acer Swift 3 is currently one of the best mid-range notebooks in the test field.

Great middle class performance
Long battery life
Good display
No noteworthy

From 778, 51 € : Find Best Price for Acer Swift 3 SF 315 – 52 – 58 HG silver (NX.GZ9EG. 007)

The values ​​in the article refer to the test time of the product ( 28. 02. 2020 ) .

The ratings below show how it compares to the other products in the leaderboards cuts.

test ratings (compared to all tested products in this category)

  • Editor's Review Very good (1.5)
  • price-assessment Attractively priced
  • Price from 778, 51 €

As usual mobile

Mobility is the big issue with the new Swift models from Acer. This is particularly evident in the Acer Swift 5 SF 514 – 52 T- 59 HY with 14 -Inch display, because with only 930 grams it is lighter than most of the 13, 3 inch competition. With the Acer Swift 3 SF 315 – 52 – 58 HG does not have the big wow effect, but mobility is anything but bad. So the laptop only weighs 1.7 kilograms, what a 15, 6-inch device is fine – especially with regard to the long battery life. The Acer Swift 3 lasts well in simulated office operation with occasional breaks in thinking and coffee, as well as with continuous video playback 11 hours through. In the PCMark 8 battery test, which simulates common, demanding usage, the runtime is a very good 6: 22 hours.

Processing and ergonomics – as usual from Acer – are excellent. The Swift 3 SF works in both silver and gold – 52 – 58 HG with its polished metal chassis very high quality. The keyboard responds reliably and offers a short travel distance with crisp back pressure. Only the somewhat rickety sound looks cheap. We do not find any points of criticism for the mouse replacement: it turns out large, does not stick and is quick to implement inputs.

Note: The original test of the Acer Swift 3 SF 315 – 52 – 58 HG comes from .) 6. 2018, it concluded the test in the notebook's best list via 500 Euros with the test result “good”. In February 2020 we have this leaderboard with the leaderboard of notebooks up to 500 Euro merged . This was accompanied by a change in the rating of many devices.

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Well-known, well-tried: The design and workmanship of the Acer Swift 3 are convincing, just like the previous model. Picture: Acer

Kaby Lake Architecture

An Intel Core i5 ensures sufficient power in everyday life – 8250 U on a Kaby Lake basis, which clocks at 1.6 to 3.4 GHz, and is accompanied by 8 GB DDR4 RAM. In addition to office and internet tasks, the performance is sufficient for smooth streaming and smaller image and video editing. Also a round Hearthstone or League of Legends are no problem with the integrated graphics unit. A fast SSD with also ensures short loading times at system and program start GByte storage space. There is no separate HDD with additional memory.

You can use the SDXC card slot and the four USB ports (1x USB Type C, 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0) connect numerous external data carriers. The desktop can be connected to a via an HDMI output. Beamer or external monitor transfer. Furthermore, the Acer Swift 3, like the Swift 5 series, has a fingerprint scanner and an illuminated keyboard. The radio is used via Bluetooth 4.0 and WLAN-ac; a LAN port is not available.

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Acer does not make any mistakes when it comes to features, performance and display. Picture: Acer

Nice display with upgrade option

With the display Acer continues its mobility course and donates the Swift 3 SF 315 – 52 – 58 HG a matt panel with a maximum brightness of good 269 cd / m². Nothing stands in the way of working outdoors, even on sunny days. The checkerboard contrast of 218: 1 is also excellent. Who the resolution of 1. 920 x 1. 080 pixel on the 15, 6-inch screen is not sufficient, for which Acer offers an alternative with a UHD panel. Although it also offers a larger SSD and a strong CPU, it costs significantly more.

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Marius Eichfelder

Marius Eichfelder

As an external author, Marius Eichfelder supports the editing of test and purchase advice in all areas and is particularly responsible for televisions, headphones and notebooks. He also looks after our practical tips page.




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