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Acer Swift 3 SF316-51-70UU Review: 16 Inch Laptop Worth the Money

Acer Swift 3 SF316-51-70UU Review: 16 Inch Laptop Worth the Money

The chassis is not entirely hard.

The design of the Swift 3 is impressive, but the PC does not escape the standard compromises to build the Swift range. Thus, the anodized silver frame is not completely rigid and bends under pressure. The series also has cheap plastic screen ranges. The touchpad is definitely nice to use, but it sinks a little too much when you press it too hard.

The plastic edge does not reveal quality.

The plastic edge does not reveal quality.

On the keyboard side, Acer has chosen to leave the number one keyboard, while other manufacturers prefer to drop the 16-inch models. It is very versatile and comfortable to type on and quiet. However, it is necessary to be satisfied with the irreversible backlight (hence, on or off).

The keyboard is nice to use.

The keyboard is nice to use.

This is 16.1 inches of room and the connection is complete. In addition to the socket for the proprietary charger on the edges you’ll find a Thunderbolt 4 USB-C port, an HDMI port, a mini-jack and two USB-A3.2 ports. A fingerprint reader number is located under the keyboard and allows you to quickly open the computer via Windows Hello. Webcam, on the other hand, does not have this function. Finally, WiFi 6 is required, as well as Bluetooth 5.1.

PC connection is very complete.

PC connection is very complete.

To access the components, you must remove the 12 torque screws under the chassis. RAM is ignited, but the M.2 SSD can be replaced or the WiFi card replaced if needed to improve storage.

Storage is expandable.

Storage is expandable.

The ventilation of the Swift 3 is effective as it is less than 40 C in the center of the keyboard, and peaks at 47 ° C at the ventilation outlet level. The two fans on board are very quiet; We measured 34 dB in game and 36 dB in video encryption, which are very satisfactory values.

This computer has an Intel Core i7-11370H processor, which we are testing for the first time here. Equipped with a turbo clocked at 3.3 GHz with a turbo at 4.8 GHz, it has a 35W thermal casing. The Swift 3 integrates 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SST. According to our tests, the CPU performance is slightly better than its U series cousin Core i7-1165G7. On the other hand, it is behind the high-end models from the Raison 5000 or Intel.

The PC processor is good without being bulky.

The PC processor is good without being bulky.

On the CineBench r20, for example, our i7-11370H was faster than the i7-1165G7, second only to 3.6 GHz on average with operating frequencies of 3.9 GHz.

In the game, the processor and its integrated Intel Iris X averaged 42 fps Diablo iii, The graphics are set to “high” and 60 fps Overwatch In low quality. In short, enough to play smoothly on unsolicited topics.

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