Acer Swift 3 SF313-52 review (3:2 display, IceLake hardware)


  1. JM

    January 18, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    No Type-C charging despite having Thunderbolt 3? That's odd.
    I really wanted this, but I guess this is the dealbreaker for me. :(

    • Tinamon

      March 4, 2020 at 12:19 am

      It does support USB-C charging. You only need to buy a 20-30 euros Type-C PD charger.

  2. Block

    February 19, 2020 at 4:56 am

    Is there a way for me to use your screen calibration results to calibrate my screen?

    • Andrei Girbea

      February 19, 2020 at 12:22 pm

      Sry, I haven't saved it for this laptop.

  3. Marcus

    May 16, 2020 at 8:55 am

    What would you buy now or wait for this year if you had to have a 3:2 device running windows?

    • Andrei Girbea

      May 17, 2020 at 9:34 pm

      There are a few 3:2 options. Up to what you need

  4. Jared

    June 23, 2020 at 11:01 am

    So lets get this straight… you give a score of 4.25 (85%) to a notebook that has the following negatives?

    In order of importance:

    1) quirky inputs: unforgiving keyboard and clunky clickpad – This is literally one of the most crucial things on ANY laptop. You are saying that typing and clicking sucks. SO in other words the daily usability of this laptop is terrible? You say it KILLS it for you… KILLS.

    2) poor speakers – This again is important for many people on the road and you specifically highlight it as a weakness.

    3) panel flickering at most brightness settings – This is extremely undesirable for any laptop and can induce headache and additional eyestrain. You say it KILLS it for you… KILLS.

    3) glossy display, despite the fact that it's not a touchscreen – Annoying, but not the enc of the world.

    So are you tellnig us, hand on heart, that this laptop deserves a score of 4.25 / 85%, despite getting some fundamentals wrong that you say KILLS it for you? Wow guys, your rating system is broken and your reviews simply cannot be relied upon.

    • Andrei Girbea

      June 23, 2020 at 11:36 am

      Hi, Thanks for your feedback, much appreciated.

      I agree that this rating system is not ideal and highly subjective, but I've yet to come with a better scoring as of yet. Any suggestions? I urge readers not to rely on just a summary/score and read through the whole article, then decide whether the laptop is right for them or not. I mention everything I consider important, with the positives and especially the negatives.

      I based the rating on the good quality 3:2 screen, the competitive pricing, and overall good everyday experience (performance, noise, thermals), but I agree that this product did not deserve that sort of a rating. Still, the fact that I personally wouldn't buy a specific product doesn't mean everyone else is going to feel the same.

    • Gregor

      July 17, 2020 at 3:07 pm

      Maybe its just to maximalistic tone of speech in review.
      1) I think that keyboard is good enough.
      2) yes its poor
      3) if you have amoled cellphone and dont see flickering , you will not see it on this panel
      There is a version with matte screen.

      • Nhat

        August 13, 2020 at 7:31 am

        I used a Thinkpad X1 my company gave me last year, which was rated highly for its keyboard. I returned that laptop for a Macbook pro, and oh boy, the keyboard is terrible on the Mac. I find this laptop is not bad at all. It is about 90% compatible with the X1. It didn't take me long to get used to the keyboard.

        The speaker is very low, indeed. I can barely hear anything when watching Netflix.

        The screen is one of the best I see from this range without touch. I find the quality is equal to the Thinkpad X1 and the Macbook pro 2019. I may be wrong, but that is what I feel.

  5. Gregor

    July 17, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    How temperature will change in i5 1035G1 + MX350 model, how do you think? MX350 eats 25wt
    Acer Swift 3 SF313-52G-57TG Intel Core i5 1035G1, 1.0 GHz, 8192 Mb, 13.5" QHD 2256×1504, 512 Gb SSD,, nVidia GeForce MX350 2048 Mb
    battery: 4200 mAh

    im afraid i will get less battery life and hotten notebook , please help

  6. Bill

    November 30, 2020 at 11:29 am

    Need recommendations
    Matebook 13 2020 or swift 3 i5 2020 or a used Lenovo X1 carbon

    Need help really fast :)

    • Andrei Girbea

      November 30, 2020 at 2:22 pm

      what for? each have their pros and cons, look at reviews and figure out what best suits your needs

  7. Anon01

    July 7, 2021 at 4:38 am

    Hi! I would like to ask a question. What if the laptop was newly bought, it has been only few months since it was bought, however, I unintentionally left it drained (lowbatt) because I slept while watching a movie. What should I do? It is the first time the battery got drained, I'm worried. Hoping for a reply. Thank you very much.

    • Andrei Girbea

      July 7, 2021 at 9:40 am

      Just charge it back again. These things happen and laptop batteries are protected against them. Ideally, you shouldn't let it happen often

  8. Ever

    October 5, 2021 at 5:28 am

    Can you put an additional 2.5 SSd in this unit?

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