Acer Swift 3 14" Laptop - i5-8250U / FHD IPS / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD / Fingerprint reader £549.97 @ Box
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Acer Swift 3 14" Laptop - i5-8250U / FHD IPS / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD / Fingerprint reader £549.97 @ Box

£549.97£599.998%Box.co.uk Deals
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Found 2nd Jul
Good looking machine and a very fair price for the specs. Has an 8th Gen i5, 8GB RAM , a Full HD IPS screen, fingerprint reader, Card reader and an 256GB SSD. Will be nice and quick, as looking well built and solid.

One for the shortlist if you're shopping around at the mo, maybe?

  • Intel Core i5-8250U Quad-Core Processor
  • 14" Full HD IPS Gorilla Glass Screen
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB M.2 SSD
  • Integrated Intel UHD 620 Graphics
  • USB3 | HDMI | Bluetooth | Fingerprint Reader
  • NX.GQGEK.001

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Card Reader
- SD Card Reader
Backlit Keyboard - Yes
Finger Print Reader - Yes
SSD - 256GB SSD
RAM - 8GB
CPU - Intel Core i5-8250U
Graphics - Intel UHD Graphics 620
Resolution - 1920x1080
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Looks like a well specced nice looking ultrabook, perfect for people who needs a decent laptop on the road!
Looks nice I wish it had a touch screen !
Lahn13 m ago

Looks like a well specced nice looking ultrabook, perfect for people who …Looks like a well specced nice looking ultrabook, perfect for people who needs a decent laptop on the road!


Not quite sure it’s an ultra book at 1.8kg - that’s quite heavy and he frame looks a little chunky.

If it was an ultra book this would be a very good deal. For me it’s warm, so voted hot...
Yep, the frame around the screen is chunky and the screen is pretty dim at the brightest setting. I was looking to buy one of these but the dim screen was a deal-breaker.
I have the mx150 version. Good size, battery brightness. Only real issue was the glossy screen which is reflective in bright sunlight.
I added a matt screen protector which helps a lot.
bruno1162 m ago

I have the mx150 version. Good size, battery brightness. Only real issue …I have the mx150 version. Good size, battery brightness. Only real issue was the glossy screen which is reflective in bright sunlight. I added a matt screen protector which helps a lot.




Outof interest who did you buy the MX 150 version from - I have never been able to find a UK seller?
tawse5734 m ago

Outof interest who did you buy the MX 150 version from - I have never been …Outof interest who did you buy the MX 150 version from - I have never been able to find a UK seller?


I was lucky enough to get the Currys one as a good will gesture a while ago for £499
bruno1161 m ago

I was lucky enough to get the Currys one as a good will gesture a while …I was lucky enough to get the Currys one as a good will gesture a while ago for £499



Bargain then. I think the Acer should be below £500 anyhow so well done.

How do you find the screen brightness day to day. I saw the non-MX150 version in my local Currys and thought it was very dim even at the brightest setting.

But I hear good things about the battery life, keyboard and ports.
tawse5739 m ago

Outof interest who did you buy the MX 150 version from - I have never been …Outof interest who did you buy the MX 150 version from - I have never been able to find a UK seller?


Looks like you can get it from Box on the same link. It's listed as one of the choices under 'more options'.
gardentools10 m ago

Looks like you can get it from Box on the same link. It's listed as one of …Looks like you can get it from Box on the same link. It's listed as one of the choices under 'more options'.



Thanks. That is kinda tempting.

I don't think it is worth the £800 that is often asked for this as you can get, if you are prepared to wait, a new unboxed Dell XPS 13 from the Dell Outlet for £800. Came close to buying one a few times in the past 6 weeks but I just feel that £800 is too much these days considering the buid quality of many laptops and how short they last.

Hmm, I need to re-think the screen brightness of the Acer.
tawse577 h, 25 m ago

Bargain then. I think the Acer should be below £500 anyhow so well done. …Bargain then. I think the Acer should be below £500 anyhow so well done. How do you find the screen brightness day to day. I saw the non-MX150 version in my local Currys and thought it was very dim even at the brightest setting.But I hear good things about the battery life, keyboard and ports.


Screen brightness day to day is pretty good.
You just need to update the bios and gfx card drivers from default and your good to go.

When using outdoors and on battery, the screen looks a little dimmer and can be hard to view to the high gloss glass screen.
Play/ tweak the power management settings to give full brightness on battery and get a matt screen protector
Anti glare screen protector

Battery life is easily 8 - 10hr with screen on full brightness

Decent review here
Review
Edited by: "bruno116" 2nd Jul
bruno11621 m ago

Screen brightness day to day is pretty good.You just need to update the …Screen brightness day to day is pretty good.You just need to update the bios and gfx card drivers from default and your good to go.When using outdoors and on battery, the screen looks a little dimmer and can be hard to view to the high gloss glass screen.Play/ tweak the power management settings to give full brightness on battery and get a matt screen protector Anti glare screen protectorBattery life is easily 8 - 10hr with screen on full brightnessDecent review hereReview



Thank you.
tawse571 h, 41 m ago

Outof interest who did you buy the MX 150 version from - I have never been …Outof interest who did you buy the MX 150 version from - I have never been able to find a UK seller?


Was it these that Tesco Direct were selling recently? I know they had a couple of different versions, one with Mx150 and one without. Apologies if it's the wrong model, but I think they were £500

Actually they may have been £570
Edited by: "badger2609" 2nd Jul
badger26092 m ago

Was it these that Tesco Direct were selling recently? I know they had a …Was it these that Tesco Direct were selling recently? I know they had a couple of different versions, one with Mx150 and one without. Apologies if it's the wrong model, but I think they were £500Actually they may have been £570



They were selling a variety - most came with the Intel integrated graphics card and most were the previous generation of intel CPU's. They had one model which was the 8th gen Intel CPU but it did not have the MX 150 video card.
Can anyone confirm if this is an American layout keyboard as pictured or is a UK layout delivered?
Thank you - heat added regardless of keyboard btw!
There is nothing to fault this on for this price. A good price for a good spec machine.

This is the spec you should be looking for for a general purpose new laptop. Pay less and you will be getting far less of a laptop.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 2nd Jul
X3R3S19 h, 53 m ago

Not quite sure it’s an ultra book at 1.8kg - that’s quite heavy and he fra …Not quite sure it’s an ultra book at 1.8kg - that’s quite heavy and he frame looks a little chunky.If it was an ultra book this would be a very good deal. For me it’s warm, so voted hot...


According to official specifications, weight isn't part of the ultrabook classification.
According to Wikipedia's list of ultrabook models here en.wikipedia.org/wik…els
(granted, it's definitely not a comprehensive list)
there are HP, Dell, and Samsung models weighing in at 1.8kg.

Anyway, at 18mm thick, this comes well below the ultrabook's required <23mm for 14" displays. Where it fails to meet ultrabook spec is the lack of touchscreen (huh, I didn't know that was a requirement in latest ultrabook spec), and probably doesn't have intel wireless display either.
I'm old school and think anything below 25mm is very thin. For non-demanding tasks, they're perfect. This laptop could very well be the optimal choice for uni students.
TK4213 h, 39 m ago

There's a review here..http://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/acer-swift-3


Thanks - summary: that they rated it 4/5 at a £750 review price a year ago (july 2017)
Mikro19 h, 17 m ago

Can anyone confirm if this is an American layout keyboard as pictured or …Can anyone confirm if this is an American layout keyboard as pictured or is a UK layout delivered?Thank you - heat added regardless of keyboard btw!


For anyone wondering...Just chatted with them and they said:-
"hi, all our items have Uk layout keyboards and uk plugs, images are for illustration only "
I have this laptop. I had an i7 before and find this just as fast. Screen is fine for me and laptop is so light compared to my work supplied Dell Latitude. Check out the Techguy's review on Youtube. It may mot be the flashiest laptop but for this price it is a real bargain.
Can you add internal HDD in this? Just looked at one in Pcworld and it m looks very nice I don't have an issue with the dim screen. I don't like my brightness high and the maximum brightness on this is pretty much what I have my current laptop. I use my PC for everything especially watching TV shows and movies. Just trying to decide if it would be eorth losing 1.6inc screen space for it.
Edited by: "Cantona007" 4th Jul
Also how would this be for emulation? Like PS2/Wii/Citra emulation?
Could you price match this anywhere?
tawse572nd Jul

Thank you.


Thinking of getting this laptop or the mx150 version but not sure because of the older processor. Are going to get one? Which one out of curiosity?
CrispyHKDuck56 m ago

Thinking of getting this laptop or the mx150 version but not sure because …Thinking of getting this laptop or the mx150 version but not sure because of the older processor. Are going to get one? Which one out of curiosity?


I keep debating which one.

If I had just the laptop as my only pc I think I would opt for the MX150. It has shorter battery life but 'should' allow you to do some photoshop / video work. I personally do not think much of the graphics chips on Intel CPUs. But the non MX 150 apparently gives you several hours more battery life.

I certainly would go for the 8th gen CPU as the power is a huge difference.

This is what I am the thinking at the moment:

I am not convinced that laptops are good for stuff like photoshop and video editing so I am, reluctantly, coming round to having a desktop to do the image stuff and a laptop for portability work but not image work. Higher cost of course.

It would be nice if the MX 150 version did it all but I am not convinced that laptops, considering how hot they get, have the oomph for that kind of work. The very expensive Dell XPS 15, which is hailed as a video editing and photoshop laptop, actually has real life users claiming of heating issues and perfomance problems.

It comes down to what you want to do on the Acer. If you only want to surf the web, write in something like office and watch some youtube videos then the basic model should be OK.
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