Acer Swift 3 Ultrabook Laptop Hands-on Review

Mikey TRG (the review guy) looks at the 14” Acer Swift 3 laptop. This laptop currently (2016) retails for around $750-$850 CAD. One of the lightest and thinnest in its class, for sub $800 it’s definitely great value for the specs.

The Acer Swift 3 model has an Intel Core i5 dual core processor, 256GB SSD, an HD1080 non-touch display, 8 GB of RAM, and comes preinstalled with Windows 10.

One of the longest battery life of ~10 hours and has a backlit keyboard. The laptop has 1 HDMI, 1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0 port, dual band WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0. It’s one of the thinnest in its class at 0.71” thick and it weighs only 3.31 lbs.

The fan is a little on the noisy side and you will need to uninstall a lot of bloatware to witness the true potential of the computer, but based on price and what you receive, I give it a 4 out of 5 stars.

For more detailed specs: https://www.acer.com/ac/en/CA/content/series/swift3

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Comment (23)

  1. Why you are whispering, sounds like your mother is trying to sleep next door? lol. Peace. Laptop tag price shows £549.99 today at Argos, I was tempted until you mentioned the annoying fan.

  2. no fan noise whatsoever. none. the laptop is great. yes, lots of bloatware. thats about all the cons i can see myself.
    as for the keyboard – another slice of BS. one of the best keyboards if you are looking for slightly above a budget lappy.
    you give it 4 out of 5 stars because it is Acer? all the laptops assembled in China or Taiwan, rarely in Singapore or Malaysia. Same parts, even same factories. the only thing that differs would be the QA….and Acer QA isn't bad at all. Asus on the other hand has gotten worse and worse, same as Alienware. the only decent gaming laptop i saw so far was Gamers Republic, but the cost is nearly triple the Swift 3…and naturally the battery on GR won't do even 3 hrs away from the outlet… so, yes, Swift 3 is great if you are not looking for a gaming power in a budget all-aluminum lappy… you see there is no such thing in the world. and never was. yup.

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