This Acer Swift 3 SF314-52-581R ultrabook is part of a new series that impresses with its sleek design and state-of-the-art components. This brand offers gadgets with the most advanced Intel processors – Kaby Lake R. The new generation of processors is much better because of the extra cores. Of course, there are multiple configurations and the Core i5-8250 is enough for office tasks (50% better than the previous one). However, there are similar solutions with MX150 graphics but, the price is a little higher.
Even if it is a compact solution, it has a 14-inch screen with IPS panel and 1080p resolution. It has one of the best Core i5 CPUs – the 8250U Quad Core model, and it can be compared to a i5-7300HQ (gaming model). I can’t complain because it excels with a 8GB memory and with its generous SSD of 256GB.
It has just the same features as a mainstream laptop, but due to its size it can not have the DVD optical drive and numeric keypad. Both features can be considered useless because USB ports are even better for data transfer and few users use the numeric keyboard to calculate something.
Laptops with aluminum design have a pleasant-to-touch surface and a light construction – under 1.8 kg. Battery life is great on office laptops and it improves with some settings.
The integrated video card is not enough for some tasks and I’m talking about running 3D games (recent titles). For those who need more graphics performance, I recommend an alternative laptop that has a dedicated GPU. The ones with MX150 are one choice but you can choose even a more expensive laptop.
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52-581R has a backlit keyboard if you work late night and don’t want to turn on the lights in your room. Keyboard is more visible an d a desk lamp is a great choice too. Such a laptop has Windows 10 preinstalled and you can install anything really fast if you use an USB stick with 3.0 interface. There are available even other colors if your special person wants a different one.