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ACER Swift 3 14" AMD Ryzen 5 Laptop - 256 GB SSD, Silver £459 @ Currys
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ACER Swift 3 14" AMD Ryzen 5 Laptop - 256 GB SSD, Silver £459 @ Currys

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Posted 20th Dec 2019

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Powerful performance

Coast through everyday tasks with the Acer Swift 3 14" AMD Ryzen 5 Laptop. The Ryzen 5 processor is ready to tackle everything from editing software to your biggest projects to your midnight movie marathon. With a Full HD 14" display, every detail will look sharp and defined, so all your photos, videos and other content will look great.

Built to be on-the-go

Featuring 10 hours of battery life, you can use your laptop for the whole day without the fear of a  flat battery. Ideal if you're on the road, traveling between meetings or want to enjoy a boxset on-the-go.

Weighing only 1.45 kg, you can take the Acer Swift 3 Laptop wherever you're off to - ideal if you're always on the move and need something that won't weigh you down. Because being on-the-go inevitably means more chance of drops, the Corning Gorilla Glass screen has been made to withstand knocks and bumps, so it's robust enough to withstand daily life.

Super speedy storage

If you're tired of waiting an age for your programmes to boot up, you'll love the SSD storage. Quick and reliable, you won't waste any time sat around staring at a loading screen.

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MBkizz21/12/2019 00:51

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Its a completely different computer with a different processor. A Ryzen 5 3400 is a lot better than a Ryzen 5 2500u. From a seller with 3 feedback. If it had the same stats than yes it would.
Edited by: "Kryptonitee" 21st Dec 2019
MBkizz21/12/2019 00:51

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Bigger, heavier, worse screen (according to reviews) and worse processor :/
Hot!
Better build quality on these than Aspire / Ideapads apparently. If this came down to £400, then I'd be tempted.
£40 cashback via topcashback too
chischis21/12/2019 11:09

Better build quality on these than Aspire / Ideapads apparently. If this …Better build quality on these than Aspire / Ideapads apparently. If this came down to £400, then I'd be tempted.


this would never get down to the £400 mark. that would be too cheap. best you could ever hope for would be £430. at £459, this is a decent deal but i wouldn't say scorching hot.
Picked up one of these earlier. Can really recommend it for the price, the 40 off code doesn't work for Currys in Ireland and I'm happy with it at the higher price.

Build quality is great, as is the screen. Keyboard and trackpad feel is perfect.
I'd seen a few people complain that the keypress is too firm but no issues here. It's a bit firmer than my Macbook Pro but nothing major.
The only slight thing I dislike is that the keyboard backlight times out after 30 seconds or so of inactivity and there's no way to adjust the timer. Not really an issue as if I really need to light it up I just tap Ctrl before I start typing.

I bought an Asus Zenbook UM431 before returning and buying the Swift 3 and I find the build quality of the Swift much better overall. Wasn't really expecting it as the Zenbook is marketed as being a bit more on the premium end.
The Zenbook had a rattly trackpad which became unresponsive at times and creaked like a rusty gate depending on where you put pressure on the wrist rest.

TL;DR: A lot better than you'd expect at the price point.
Can I ask why you returned the ASUS 431 ?

tganks
Coreire

why did you return the ASUs um431 ?

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Spartan1124/12/2019 14:18

Coreirewhy did you return the ASUs um431 ?ta


Thae trackpad was loose at end where you click. It felt loose when moving the cursor and was noisy if using tap to click.
Every so often the trackpad became less responsive and needed a little bit more pressure to register that my finger was on it. It would also randomly register a click when 2 finger scrolling.
Also the body of the laptop would make creaking noises. If I rested my wrist to the right hand side of the trackpad it would creak and then the next time I put pressure on the left it would creak again. Even holding it in my hands it would do it, the case just seemed too flexible.

Those combined were enough for me to just go for a different laptop as it didn't give me much faith in the build quality.
Has anyone noticed PWM is short for pulse-width modulation on the swift 3 screen as reported in some forums ?
Spartan1124/12/2019 18:08

Has anyone noticed PWM is short for pulse-width modulation on the swift 3 …Has anyone noticed PWM is short for pulse-width modulation on the swift 3 screen as reported in some forums ?


PWM is only used when brightness is decreased below 80 cd/m2 according to the tests I read.
unless you're turning the brightness way down it won't matter.
Did u claim the 3 year extended warranty from acer ?
I didn't see anything about an extended warranty. Where can I find that?
Just found it now, thanks for that!
Here's the link for anyone else that wants to do it: uk-offers.acer.com/
This is a crap deal. They had it on sale at under £400 a month before Xmas and then put the price up massively just so they could put it on "sale" now. You have to hate how cynical Dixons/Currys/PCW are....
Be swift or they’ll be gone
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