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Acer Swift 3 Thin & Light Laptop, 14" Full HD IPS, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Hexa-Core Processor with Radeon Graphics, 8GB LPDDR4, 256GB NVMe SSD, WiFi 6, Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint Reader, SF314-42-R7LH

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  • 1 - USB Type-C port USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps) DisplayPort over USB Type-C & USB Charging, 1- USB 3.2 Gen 1 port (featuring power-off charging), 1 - USB 2.0 port & 1 - HDMI port
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    Ultra-Thin & Lightweight

    With a sleek aluminum & magnesium-aluminum metal chassis, high screen-to-body ratio and long-lasting battery, the Swift 3 notebook is the perfect companion for those on the go. This ultra-portable notebook is only 2.6 lbs. and only 0.63 inches thin and features an AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Processor and long lasting battery for hours of productivity. The elegant silver chassis delivers eye popping graphics on its 14” Full HD IPS display for the most-memorable multimedia experience.

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    Computer Memory Size 8 GB 4 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB
    CPU Model Manufacturer AMD AMD Intel Intel AMD AMD
    CPU Speed 4 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.4 GHz 4.2 GHz 4 GHz 4 GHz
    Display Resolution Maximum 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920X1080 pixels
    Screen Size 14 inches 15.6 inches 15.6 inches 15.6 inches 14 inches 15.6 inches
    Display Technology LED LED LCD FHD
    Hard Disk Size 256 GB 128 GB 128 GB 1024 GB 256 GB 512 GB
    Item Dimensions 12.73 x 8.62 x 0.63 inches 14.31 x 9.86 x 0.71 inches 14.1 x 9.1 x 0.78 inches 14.11 x 9.53 x 0.71 inches 12.76 x 8.86 x 0.71 inches 14.1 x 9.1 x 0.8 inches
    Item Weight 2.65 lbs 3.97 lbs 3.75 lbs 3.75 lbs 3.77 lbs 3.53 lbs
    Operating System Windows 10 Home Windows 10 S Windows 10 S Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home
    Processor Count 6 4 2 4 6 4
    Wireless Communication Standard 802.11ax Bluetooth 802.11ac, Bluetooth Bluetooth, 802.11ax Bluetooth, 802.11ax 802.11ac

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    CPU:AMD Ryzen 5 4000-Series  |  Capacity:Laptop only  |  Style:8GB/256GB

    Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R7LH comes with these high level specs: AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Hexa-Core Mobile Processor 2.3GHz with Precision Boost up to 4.0GHz (Up to 8MB L3 Cache), Windows 10 Home, 14" Full HD Widescreen IPS LED-backlit Display 1920 x 1080 resolution; 16:9 aspect ratio, AMD Radeon Graphics, 8GB LPDDR4 Onboard Memory, 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, DTS Audio, featuring optimized bass response and micro-speaker distortion prevention, Two built-in front facing stereo speakers, Acer Purified.Voice technology with two built-in microphones, Intel Wireless Wi-Fi 6 AX200 802. 11ax Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz featuring 2x2 MU-MIMO technology (Max Speed up to 2.4Gbps), Bluetooth 5.0, Back-lit Keyboard, Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution, featuring Computer Protection and Windows Hello Certification, HD Webcam (1280 x 720) supporting Super High Dynamic Range (SHDR), 1 - USB Type-C port USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps) DisplayPort over USB Type-C & USB Charging, 1 - USB 3.2 Gen 1 port (featuring power-off charging), 1 - USB 2.0 port, 1 - HDMI port, Lithium-Ion Battery, Up to 11.5-hours Battery Life, 2.65 lbs. 1.2 kg (system unit only) (NX.HSEAA.002)

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    Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2020
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    5.0 out of 5 stars You don't see value like this in a laptop every day
    By J McDaniel on June 12, 2020
    I try really hard not to do same-day delivery reviews, no matter how great I think the product is because you can never tell on that first day what might go wrong later. However, I am actually confident and happy enough with this one to go for it. If I make amendments later, they won't likely be anything that changes this rating. (updated 6/19/20 - one week, using it for work in web design and content creation, still love it)

    I needed a business-appropriate laptop. My requirements for this were pretty simple: something with a sharp but conservative appearance, MOBILE (not heavy or bulky), but also just as powerful (or capable of being just as powerful) as my much larger personal laptop. It came down to this and the Lenovo Flex. I chose this because the design was all metal, and I liked Macbook Airs when working as an Apple systems manager for their durability, style, and mobility. It's just a shame the RAM is not upgradeable (it's soldered). The RAM on the Lenovo Flex is not upgradeable either, though. It also comes with a weaker processor (Ryzen 5, which isn't quite on the i7's level). I doubt anyone will need more than 8 to 16GB of RAM in the lifetimes of these laptops. I knew that if I got a Ryzen 5 that would just make me want the Ryzen 7 processor more (you can never upgrade processors in a laptop). So, despite toting less RAM, Swift still came out as the winner both in design and performance when I compared it up close to the Flex online.

    I worried a bit when I read a review that complained about the screen and graphics on Swift being almost unusable. But I clearly had nothing to worry about. Those professional reviewers sometimes can get so snobby with hardware, they set the bar higher than anyone in the real world would ever set it.

    The screen is semi-matte. I have very sensitive eyes, sensitive enough that I often have to wear blue light blocking glasses to deal with sunlight, bright indoor lights, or computer light. Even the slightest flicker is noticeable to me in a very uncomfortable, painful kind of way that strains my eyes. There's the tiniest amount of flicker in this display. It is NOTHING like the reviews have been describing, which made me afraid I wouldn't be able to use this laptop. It's VERY easy on my eyes after switching the AMD Radeon settings to Enhanced and High Res (which simultaneously smoothes and sharpens up the text, making it more legible). It also does NOT have a glossy, highly reflective screen. The screen is semi-matte at the worst (honestly, it's not even that much), and it's full matte once it's turned on. Evidently Acer has switched displays after the complaints (they tend to be good about doing things like that). It gets super bright, and the colors are close to true as far as I can tell - only publishing something is going to reveal the truth there, which I haven't done yet. But again, I can't believe what a close call it is to a Macbook Air.

    The graphics performance: It's not a gaming laptop, though I'm sure it is good enough to play most games on medium and would be PERFECT for a student. It's definitely strong enough to perform smoothly for graphic artists, photographers, and anyone that tends to keep a ton of tabs open in their browser. Smooth scrolling and rendering, no lag or glitching.

    I cannot compliment the Ryzen 7 processor enough. I am moving from an 8th gen i7 and the Ryzen 7 is WAY more responsive and less prone to freezing or errors. I can very easily believe it maxes out at 4ghz. Those eight cores handle multitasking like a true champ.

    I was worried the RAM would give me some issues with work because it's only 8gb and it's also underpowered to help boost battery performance. So far, I've been surprised to find that this low-powered RAM actually keeps up with me despite my issues with never exiting or closing windows, lol.

    The keyboard is extremely comfortable if you have small to medium-sized hands. There is some time to adjust to the smaller form factor. Large handed people will immediately hate the keyboard because it's compact. This being said, it IS a large keyboard as far as COMPACT keyboards go, and it is 100% identical to the keyboard on the Macbook Air. Same feel and everything. Backlit keys, which you can switch on or off. Something SUPER cool is that Acer figured out how to include a Numlock and number keypad on it by marking some of the letter keys with numbers, then adding a Numlock. (check my pictures)

    If you turn on the manual equalizer in the audio settings and crank it up, the speakers actually get really loud, and they're nice that way too (no rattle, no stress on the drivers). By default though, I can easily see tons of folks complaining about the speakers not getting loud. They don't get loud at all by default. With the equalizer maxed out, I would compare them to a mini Bluetooth speaker.

    In short, don't buy this for audio unless you're planning on connecting it to different speakers. For normal casual usage, like watching YouTube videos or streaming movies, the built-in speakers should be just fine.

    The lid is very well hinged. The screen is reinforced as well. Dropping it may cause some cosmetic damage, but it should hold up in most cases. At the worst, you'll be looking at a little cosmetic damage (scratches, dings) and a busted screen. Which is better than what you could face with the typical plastic body. I once dropped a plastic body laptop off the back of my car (I was an idiot and left it on the hood). It totally destroyed the body... the laptop still worked, but there was bare PCB board everywhere. It was ugly, lol.

    Now, there are complaints about battery life on this, but I haven't had any problems. I also didn't go with default settings in some key areas, though. I changed the Radeon settings to focus more on battery life than performance. Then I changed the power settings to best battery life. Now, I don't consider this to be much, especially with my huge collection of background apps, but considering complaints saying the battery wouldn't last more than an hour... hmmm. I'm not seeing it. I've been on battery for an hour now, and have 12h 46m remaining after charging to 98%. I'm guessing the expected battery life will hang somewhere between 4.5h and 6h on medium.

    Overall, it's a great machine and an awesome value in my book. I have no idea why the pro reviewers thought so poorly of it (though they did give it respect as a budget laptop). Maybe they were comparing it to more expensive laptops instead of comparing it to other models in this price range....? Or maybe the older version of this was really that bad.

    Whatever. I'm sticking with this because IT WORKS.

    Update: Two months later... it's still running like the day I got it. I'm actually shocked that it continues to perform so well on 8GB of energy saving RAM. I am guessing the difference lies in a combo of using a better processor and using a solid state drive. My other laptop has an A12, which is quad core and goes up to 3ghz - this Ryzen 7 is octacore and goes up to 4ghz.

    The Care Center app has a function in it to make the battery only change to 80% when it's plugged in (saves the battery cells from being burned out). So despite using it plugged in all the time, I have not lost any battery health. It still goes for six hours or more off battery.
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    Ivan Barakumba
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best affordable 14" laptop on the market
    Reviewed in Canada on July 22, 2020
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    Jared
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great laptop for the price, charge with USB-PD, runs Debian Bullseye
    Reviewed in Canada on August 10, 2020
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    Sophie Black
    3.0 out of 5 stars Overall good computer for the price BUT BE WARY OF LEMONS
    Reviewed in Canada on November 28, 2020
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Overall good computer for the price BUT BE WARY OF LEMONS
    Reviewed in Canada on November 28, 2020
    I really like this computer, but the first one I received did not work properly.

    For my review of the working computer please skip to the following section. First I’m going to quickly outline some warning signs I found with the lemon laptop.

    - It wasn’t obvious at first, but over time the computer began to demonstrate more and more issues. First, it was recurring BSOD, especially on startup and shutdown. Then, the Bluetooth stopped working properly. Then I wasn’t able to open the start menu, or the settings, or the sound. The search feature within the Windows interface also broke. Overall it lasted about 2 weeks before it became unusable.
    - Amazon very generously replaced the laptop for me and the second works much better. In fact, the visual quality of the screen, the fingerprint reader, the responsiveness of the USB ports, all of which were issues with the first laptop, are much improved on all three fronts.

    I’ll just go quickly through some positives and negatives I’ve found with this laptop overall. Some of these are nitpicks but I wanted to draw your attention to some things other reviews haven’t really focused on.

    The Good
    - The price is great for what the market is like at the moment. Especially the size of the SSD is unusual for this price range and having a bit more space is definitely much appreciated.
    - The computer can run video games. If you’re a casual gamer, it’s powerful enough to play modern games, even if on some lowered settings.
    - It is so incredibly lightweight, and I personally think the design is quite attractive. Extremely portable, the charging cable is also very lightweight, but it sort of “snaps” into the computer port so it stays in place quite well.
    - The battery life is good, you might be able to get 7-8 hours on it if you’re not doing anything too demanding.
    - For a 14” keyboard, it’s very large and ergonomical.
    - The touchpad works very well.

    The Neutral
    - The fingerprint reader is okay but not great – on my lemon I would get into the computer using the reader maybe 1/10 of the time. On the one that works it lets me in maybe 7/10 login attempts.
    - The screen: there are contradictory accounts of how good the screen and colour quality on this computer is. First of all, before you assess yours, make sure you do all your Windows updates – the colours will improve after you’ve gone through the required and optional updates. On my lemon, the colours were slightly inaccurate, and the screen was overall too bright and lacked contrast, even after updates. On my second one the quality is just fine, so I think this is probably something that can vary computer to computer, which may account for the difference in assessments about how good the screen actually is throughout the reviews.

    [SEE PICTURES: left is the new laptop, middle is the lemon laptop, right is a Dell G3 laptop for reference]

    The Bad
    - The sound quality that comes out of the computer is not good. It’s very tinny and is not really acceptable for listening to movies or music. It also doesn’t get very loud on maximum volume. You’ll have to use a speaker to have decent sound quality and volume.
    - The backlighting on the keyboard goes off after 30 seconds. There is no way to change this.
    - There is no numerical pad (if this is something that’s important to you, keep in mind it’s not present here).
    - The headphone port can be finnicky in terms of getting the sound to come through properly.
    - The bluetooth cuts in and out sometimes.
    - Only 2 regular USB ports.

    Overall, it’s good for the price and I’m happy with it. I would recommend it, even if there’s a possibility you get a lemon. Amazon’s customer service is generally really great – I was able to replace the lemon within two days.

    ** 4 MONTH UPDATE ** The laptop is still holding together well, though a couple of things have distinctly remained an issue.

    1. The power cord does not stick into the laptop plug as easily as it did at first - the cord can easily become dislodged from the laptop and it makes an obnoxious beeping noise whenever it's plugged in or removed.

    2. The bluetooth craps out a lot - streams and sound quality can stutter over the connection and this means this laptop's bluetooth capabilities, in my experience, are not particularly useable. In combination with the poor sound quality and volume, this makes it difficult to watch movies or listen to music.

    3. I still get a fair number of BSOD's, especially on startup and shutdown - it's often a driver error and I can't seem to fix this even though I've downloaded the latest driver updates from Acer's website. I often receive these errors if I simply shut the lid rather than fully turning the computer off, so I'm just now in the habit of manually shutting down every time. I've never lost data but this trend is a bit concerning.

    Otherwise everything has remained decent.

    ** 6 MONTH UPDATE **

    The hinge on the right side of the laptop began breaking down, and eventually cracked the frame of the screen to the point where wires were sticking out and the hinge did not work properly without bending the plastic. As the laptop was now out of Amazon warranty, I had to get it repaired through Acer, but they were remarkably efficient with repairing and sending it back to me. The whole process of mailing and repair (since repair centres are closed) took less than 3 days total. The representatives on the phone were also very helpful. They ended up replacing almost the whole computer for me free of charge.

    Basically, there continue to be issues with this computer, though both Amazon and Acer have been good in terms of facilitating repairs. However once it exits the one year warranty I expect this computer to have problems that aren't as easy and inexpensive to fix.

    Definitely this is a buyer beware situation. The computer's internal system still works well 6 months later and still I'm happy with it overall, but the hardware is clearly cheap and the laptop is not built particularly well, given the number of issues I've had with it already.
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    Dewy
    4.0 out of 5 stars Best value laptop
    Reviewed in Canada on August 2, 2020
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent laptop for excellent price!
    Reviewed in Canada on September 21, 2020
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