Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6MP Review

| Updated on February 13, 2024
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Product NameAcer Swift 3
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Available Colors Silver
Review Rating
4.2

The Acer Swift 3 SF315-51-518S is the latest entrant by Acer. This ultraportable laptop comes with such a line of affordability that no one can be reluctant enough to avoid it. This particular laptop model is tested to be the most energy-efficient piece of technology in the market at the moment. And not just that, it also adds a dedicated Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics card along with the basic configuration. 

In fact, the previous version of Acer Swift was quite remarkable, hence, it is pretty obvious that the next model wouldn’t disappoint. So let’s proceed ahead in this Acer Swift 3 SF315-51-518S review and get to know all about it. 

What are the Features of Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G- -R6MP?

Here we have accumulated all the features and specifications of the newest Acer Swift 3 SF315-51-518S. Let’s have a look:

Design and Build

The new Swift 3 is quite bigger as compared to it its previous 14-inch model, but both of them have the same aluminum body. Opening it you will find a beautiful 15.6-inch, 1080p display, a standard isle keyboard, and a brushed aluminum deck, along with a fingerprint reader. The silver hinge might look misleading but has proven to be playing a great role in supporting the screen. 

Another aspect where Swift 3 has scored great numbers is its 4.6 pounds lightweight profile, making it much lighter and thinner than any of its competitors. 

Display, Keyboard, and Touchpad

The screen of the new Swift 3 covers a 78 percent sRGB color gamut and 177 nits with a glass front panel. These specifications are quite lower than Aspire’s 158 percent and Flex’s 133 percent. 

The screen might make you feel like adjusting the brightness most of the time, but the island-style keyboard is something that might cover up all the hassle that the screen has caused. The keyboard is well laid and feels quite comfortable as well. The keyboard may not be that sparky because of having a 1.2 mm travel but is definitely quite sturdy thanks to the aluminum flex. 

Display diagonal 15.6-inch 
Panel type IPS
Aspect ratio 16:9
HD type Full HD 
LED backlight Y
Touchscreen N
Display resolution1920 × 1080 pixels 
Numeric keyboard Y
Window keys Y
Pointing device Touchpad 

Ports and Storage

Despite the slim profile that Swift 3 comes with, it has successfully managed to include almost all the ports that one might need. You will find the HDMI output on the left side along with a USB type-C port (which doesn’t support charging), two USB 3.0 ports (one with power-off charging), and a headphone jack. While on the right side, you will find a DS card slot, a USB 2.0 port, and a Kensington lock slot.

It also includes a front-facing webcam and a fingerprint reader. Talking about storage, the system comes with 8 GB DDR4 onboard memory with a 256 GB solid-state drive.

Storage capacity 256 GB
Number of installed SSDs1
Compatible memory cards SD, SDXC
Solid-state drive capacity 256 GB
Card reader integration Y
Media storage SSD
USB 3.0 type-A ports 2
USB 3.0 type-C ports1
USB 2.0 ports quantity1
HDMI ports quantity 1

Performance 

I guess the performance of a device is something that matters the most. The Acer Swift 3 is available with a slightly different configuration. Coming with an eight-generation Intel Core i5-8250U processor, 8 GB memory, and a 256 GB SSD card. With the 8250U, the processor comes with extra speed and power efficiency.

For an average multitasker, the 1.6 Hz processor is more than enough, as it can render you with all the aspects that you may need. You will be able to open 30 Chrome tabs, with two of them streaming 1080p videos, and all the other background tasks without it even slightly slowing down. 

Processor family Intel Core i5-8xxx
Processor frequency 1.6GHz
Processor boost frequency 3.4GHz
Processor model i5-8250U
Processor cores 4
Processor threads 8
Processor cache6 MB
WiFi standards IEE 802. 11ac
Operating system installed Windows 10 Home
Operating system architecture 64-bit
AC adapter power 65 W

Graphics and Battery

One might be able to play some low-level games here but the integrated UHD graphics 620 chip may not be that supportable. 

Talking about the battery of the Acer Swift 3, the company claims that the laptop comes with a battery life of up to 9 hours. If we take it as a round figure, you are getting 7 hours of continuous web browsing over Wi-Fi. 

Battery technology Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells 4
Battery life (max) 9 h
Battery capacity3220 mAh
Battery capacity (Watt hours)48 Wh

Acer Swift 3: Specifications

Here are the specifications of the newest Acer Swift 3:

Color of product Black, Silver
Product type Notebook 
Form factor Clamshell 
Brand Acer 
Family Swift 
Series 3
Model Name SF315-51-518S
Part number NX.GSHAA.001
Release date 8 September 2017

Why Should You Buy the Acer Swift 3?

Among any of the first laptops, the Acer Swift 3 offers the newest eighth-generation CPUs. And not just that, the combination of design, practicality, and performance of the device is appreciable as well. 

However, the battery life of Acer Swift 3 might be a little disappointing but is definitely better than the Dell Alienware M15 R6. Also, some users may have an issue with the screen brightness as that may not be as perfect as one may expect. 

Final Take

Once getting through all this, the final take that we came across is that the Acer Swift 3 is something one can easily go with. It may lack certain dynamism, but there are undoubtedly some exceptional features that this eighth-gen laptop offers. After all, everything sums up at the performance, battery, and processor of a device that one requires and looks for. Hence, I would totally recommend the Acer Swift 3 eight-gen laptop. 


Gaurav Rathore

Tech Writer and Gadget Enthusiast


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