I have visited Acer review Swift 3 2018. Powerful, lightweight, compact laptop with metal case, IPS screen, fingerprint scanner and a large set of ports.
I got charged version with the Core i7 processor 8-th-generation discrete graphics card Nvidia Geforce MX150, 12 GB RAM, 4 GB soldered, and covered on the 8 GB model, SSD 512GB and 1TB HDD, both removable. All this was placed in a 14” body with a thickness of 18.7 mm. unit Weight — 1,5 kg. There are still 13” and 15” options.
The design from last year have not changed much: flat top lid, sloped bottom, rounded edges and laser cuts in the perimeter of the body and touchpad. The exception was the curved edging on the top cover that makes it comfortable to open the laptop. By the way, to do it with one hand all also will not work: the hinge is very powerful, but thanks to this screen tight and no shaking when working. The opening angle as in previous versions, 180 degrees.
Another of the new – thinner frame around the display. Now the most subtle of only 6.3 mm. the Full HD IPS Screen is covered by Corning Gorilla glass. It is matte, non touch, with anti-reflective coating. Brightness is good, in the room in any light it enough. Sensor brightness control not only manually, but pleased that the function keys work without holding down the fn button.
The Swift 3 keyboard in island-style. Does not bend even under strong pressure. The key travel is nice and soft. There are 2 light settings: day and night, adjust intensity no.
The touchpad is large, frosted, responsive, has support for multitouch. With him quite comfortably do without the mouse.
Despite its compact dimensions, it placed quite a lot of ports: HDMI, 2 USB 3.0, USB TypeC, charging socket, 3.5 mm Jack combo, 1 USB 2.0, full sized SD cardreader and Kensington lock. One of the USB ports has the function of charging gadgets in the off state.
On the bottom are 2 grille & rubber feet: 2 small and one large. Even bottom-placed 2 stereodynamics, they are on the bends on the sides, so the table and the knees don’t overlap.
Webcam 1.3 MP HD super HDR. With her 2 microphones that capture voice at a distance of 4 meters, cutting off lateral noise.
For privacy and data protection is a fingerprint scanner, but he’s Moody and works through time.
The autonomy of the Swift 3 is stated at 11 hours, but my laptop was out of juice much faster. During a low load charge lasted 3-4 hours.
Cost Acer Swift 3 — from 600$ to 1500$ depending on configuration.
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