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Acer Swift 3 AMD Review: Making No Mistakes and Having Ryzen on Your Side Ensures Success

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the world of ultrabook affordable has been one of the most benefited by the resurgence of amd and its increasingly fierce competition with Intel. Performance, autonomy and good price are already a maxim in laptops that choose configurations based on Ryzen processors.

the recent acer Swift 3 in its 2022 version it is one of the clearest examples when it is presented on the market with the Ryzen 5 processors in a very balanced technical sheet that perfectly complements the design and portability of the equipment. In EuroXlivewe have already analyzed it.

Acer Swift 3 AMD (SF314-43) Data Sheet


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14-inch IPS-LCD


[email protected]


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AMD Ryzen 5 5500U at 2.1GHz


Integrated Radeon

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principal memory



512GB PCIe M.2 SSD


1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2)
2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.2 Gen 1)
1x Audio Combo Jack
1xHDMI 1.4b

wireless connectivity

Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.0

sound and others


Fingerprint reader




Windows 10 (upgradable to Windows 11)

weight and thickness

1.19kg and 1.59cm


From 699 euros

An affordable, well-built ultrabook

The Acer Swift 3 It has not evolved at the design level in a couple of generations and, in this case, it is good news. Its solidity and good work are corroborated by time and the tests to which we have subjected other years to its previous generations.

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The new Swift 3 AMD SF314-43 It presents a metallic finish with a pleasant touch in aluminum and magnesium-aluminum alloy, something that gives it an advantage when it comes to registering a weight of less than 1.2 kg on the technical sheet. We are talking about a laptop with a 14-inch diagonal and a price that starts at 699 euros, so it is a very outstanding figure.

The Acer Swift 3 AMD offers a metallic finish, low weight and careful design in a tight price range

In the design of the Acer Swift 3 we find some winks that are appreciated, such as the name of the model engraved on the back of the hinge, the beveled edges or the silver tone that remains inside the computer, including the keyboard.

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In the design there are two elements that seem out of place. We talk about fingerprint reader, which is neither on the touchpad nor on the power button, and just the latter element, which is integrated into the keyboard and also with a reduced size. Uniting the two elements into one and removing it from the keyboard would have been more convenient for us.

Connectivity adjusted to the laptop

The thickness of just over 1.5 cm leaves room for a connectivity correct for the type of laptop we are talking about. As the air vents have been placed exclusively under the chassis and in the middle of the hinge in the screen area, the sides are completely free to house ports.

Although the laptop supports charging if we already have it.

A matte screen to be away from home all day

The diagonal of 14 inches The panel of the Acer Swift 3 is a balanced choice to offer a laptop that we are not lazy to take out of the house while not being inconvenient when working or enjoying some leisure with it.

The screen has matte finish, something that detracts from a striking appearance (although it maintains a good contrast) but gains in visibility in complicated environmental conditions. Your resolution of 1080p follows the same maximum optimization, as does the brightness, which is 300 nits.

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The panel is not touch, which sometimes occurs in this type of equipment, and does not have a color profile or fidelity for creative tasks. But in its price range and main purpose, we are facing a screen that complies without problems.

Just as compliant without more is the section of sound and the webcam. In the first aspect, the equipment is somewhat penalized by the location of the speakers, which are placed in the lower part of the case. It only manages to offer us a standard volume and also without the presence of bass or the necessary sharpness to enjoy content with satisfaction. Better use headphones. The speakers, by the way, are DTS certified.

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The webcam, with resolution of 720pIt suffers in low light, but I liked that it includes the notification LED with good visibility.

Ryzen 5 as the spearhead of its technical sheet

One of the decisions that must be made in the laptop market in which brands have done their homework well is to choose Intel or AMD processors. As we have said more than once, that on the same base model they give the option to choose, it only brings joy to the user.

The configuration that we have analyzed of this recent Acer Swift 3 bets on a fairly balanced chip based on the Ryzen 5 5500U with its six cores (and 12 threads) at 2.1 GHz and a maximum of 4 GHz. It has a 3 MB cache and TDP default 15W.

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The processor is associated with 16 GB LPDDR4X and a 512 GB PCIe SSD, whose performance and capacity are up to the price we pay for it.

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In our usual tests with Cinebench, in the R23 version this Acer Swift 3 reaches the 8375 points in the multicore test and the 1258 points in the Single. In Cinebench R20 it reaches a score of 3463, once again demonstrating that betting on AMD in this price range, especially for consumer equipment, is a very wise decision.

However, integrated Radeon graphics remains AMD’s unfinished business in this range of notebooks, and we can’t recommend them for more than the general consumer segment.

In any case, in the 3DMark tests, this Acer Swift 3 achieved decent scores of 3447 and 14628 points in the Fire Strike and Night Ride tests respectively.

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The Acer Swift 3 AMD it operates with very little stress associated with the heat generated by its internal components. Neither the keyboard nor the wrist rests nor the bottom of the device suffer from excessive heating, and the device can be used on the knees without any discomfort.

To achieve this, the cooling system quickly calls on the fans when we demand maximum performance. For more basic tasks, you can work with the computer in silence.

Regarding the operating system, we have already analyzed the equipment with Windows 11 installed, as well as with numerous pre-installed software and some management programs such as Radeon for the graphic section.

Excellent autonomy, correct keyboard

The Acer Swift 3 laptop has a battery with 48Wh capacity. With it and according to our tests of real use of the equipment, we achieved an excellent autonomy of between 8.5 and 10 hours.

We test it with varied workload (multimedia, social media in the background, all-time connectivity, 33% brightness, and lots of web browsing) continuously.

Acer has achieved in this Swift 3 with Ryzen 5 one of the reference laptops in terms of autonomy

To load the equipment we have two options: proprietary charger not very heavy or large, or .

Acer Swift 3 AMD, Xataka’s opinion and note

steel It has been offering very good equipment within its Swift family for years. He does it with balanced laptops and where there are many variants to choose from.

Among the options is almost always to choose AMD processors. And the positive results have been demonstrated again in this recent Acer Swift 3 AMD, with a balanced card, excellent autonomy and a correction in almost all its important facets, which shows that sometimes not making mistakes is enough to offer a great product.








In favor

  • very good autonomy
  • Balanced technical sheet
  • Good finish and light


  • Low light keyboard display
  • Basic quality webcam
  • Improvable sound

The computer has been loaned for testing by Acer. you can check our company relations policy

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