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Acer Swift 3 14" Laptop (Intel Core i5-8265U, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB M.2 SSD) £524.97 Delivered using code @ Box
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Acer Swift 3 14" Laptop (Intel Core i5-8265U, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB M.2 SSD) £524.97 Delivered using code @ Box

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Posted 3rd Feb

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Good price drop on this i5 based Acer when using the attached code.

The Acer Swift 3 features a thin and light aluminium design, equipped with a powerful Intel Core i5 processor and huge 512GB SSD storage. A premium, portable, powerhouse.

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  • Intel Core i5-8265U Quad Core Processor
  • 14" Full HD IPS Screen
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD
  • Integrated Intel UHD 620 Graphics
  • USB3 | HDMI | Bluetooth
  • NX.H4CEK.006
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Brill laptop. Very well built, metal body and solid hinge. Honestly feels as good as my 2016 MPB... It's even got more power! Only downside is no type c charging.
Both my daughter's have got Acer Swift laptops. Rigid aluminium body stops unwanted flexing of the motherboard. Very good build quality, lovely IPS FHD screen and a backlit keyboard.
Bought it from Argos for £550(((((
fast, good laptop. But I paid £519 1.5 years ago (only difference this one has 256gb bigger ssd which can be easly upgraded)

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Edited by: "tasman23" 3rd Feb
I have had an acer swift laptop for over a year now. It’s such good quality. It’s had the issue where it wouldn’t turn on once and I was nearly crying as it had all my work for my masters degree on it, but all I had to do was stick a pin in the back and it rebooted.

Highly recommend these laptops. As good as the old dell business ones, at a fraction of the price.
Edited by: "Hungryhorris" 3rd Feb
What's battery life like?
sp31604/02/2020 14:46

What's battery life like?


On mine, realistically about 3/4 hours I would say. It says 10 hours but honestly I never got a day at uni from it. It feels lush and has gorilla glass for the screen.

My swift 3 does anyway.
Edited by: "Hungryhorris" 4th Feb
Looks like they have 15.6" ones as well for £25 more, with half the SSD capacity? Not sure if there's any other difference.
Does it matter that this is 8th generation instead of 10th??
Mine craft meeeeeeeeee......
I know its not designed to be a gaming laptop, but at this price they could have put a dedicated gpu in it even a low range one with its own vram.

My old gigabyte p34 v2( 5 years ) looks almost the same ( 1.7kg ) very thin and deals with the 860m heat very well for such a thin machine, I know it was £1000 but that was 5 or 6 years ago, and prices have dropped a lot since then so i'm sure a 1050 with 2/4gb vram would go in this with out much trouble being low power and low heat if undervolted a bit for £550

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Edited by: "Cunning-Stunts" 4th Feb
demosn04/02/2020 15:39

Does it matter that this is 8th generation instead of 10th??


Not as much as you might think, There was no 9th gen for these CPU's and the one in these is still very good.
The i5-1035 (new version is only about 6-8% quicker)
demosn04/02/2020 15:39

Does it matter that this is 8th generation instead of 10th??



No, its a great laptop. I am fortunate to have purchased it for £350 around 6 months ago for the 256 gb version. I had to throttle the CPU to stop the fan spinning but it still performs very well and you would not notice it is throttled.

If using for browsing you may get 6 hours but realistically 3.5 to 4.5 hours. It is a solid lightweight laptop - Which is far better than that poor quality Dell I purchased.
Cunning-Stunts04/02/2020 16:02

I know its not designed to be a gaming laptop, but at this price they …I know its not designed to be a gaming laptop, but at this price they could have put a dedicated gpu in it even a low range one with its own vram.My old gigabyte p34 v2( 5 years ) looks almost the same ( 1.7kg ) very thin and deals with the 860m heat very well for such a thin machine, I know it was £1000 but that was 5 or 6 years ago, and prices have dropped a lot since then so i'm sure a 1050 with 2/4gb vram would go in this with out much trouble being low power and low heat if undervolted a bit for £550[Image] [Image]


I have a 760M in my 'gaming' laptop and it kicks off a lot of heat still (55 W). You vents clear and strongish fan to get rid of that.
great battery life from new , but after 1,5 year of heavy use - watching movies (when travelling) GOM player ~ 4 - 5hr, but on windows player even longer. All depends on brightness u set....
peakbear04/02/2020 20:04

I have a 760M in my 'gaming' laptop and it kicks off a lot of heat still …I have a 760M in my 'gaming' laptop and it kicks off a lot of heat still (55 W). You vents clear and strongish fan to get rid of that.



My 860m is maxwell, much better than yours for heat and performance. As I said the 1050 is even better for low heat especially if undervolted to suit the laptops thermal design envelope
demosn04/02/2020 15:39

Does it matter that this is 8th generation instead of 10th??


The 10th gen has a passmark score of about 10% higher so it's a significant increase. This seems over priced considering you can get a 15.6" 10th gen i5 HP laptop for £400 from Currys. Granted the RAM and SSD are smaller but even after upgrading it's cheaper.
Edited by: "jyonda" 5th Feb
jyonda05/02/2020 00:21

The 10th gen has a passmark score of about 10% higher so it's a …The 10th gen has a passmark score of about 10% higher so it's a significant increase. This seems over priced considering you can get a 15.6" 10th gen i5 HP laptop for £400 from Currys. Granted the RAM and SSD are smaller but even after upgrading it's cheaper.


more like 6%
jyonda05/02/2020 00:21

The 10th gen has a passmark score of about 10% higher so it's a …The 10th gen has a passmark score of about 10% higher so it's a significant increase. This seems over priced considering you can get a 15.6" 10th gen i5 HP laptop for £400 from Currys. Granted the RAM and SSD are smaller but even after upgrading it's cheaper.


Thanks for the reply.
eliotrw05/02/2020 10:01

more like 6%


The passmark scores are approx 8000 Vs 8800. In a couple of years I'd rather be selling on a gen 10 laptop than a gen 8 too. That's not to say that the gen 8 is bad at all, just that the gen 10 is similarly priced so why bother.
Hi people. Lets not forget that aluminium DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN DURABLE. dents at the slightest bump, and bends at points of stress far more than decent plastic in many cases. This is actually a very solid laptop however, and rates well. this is a very reasonable price for the CPU/large M.2 SSD as well.
forgot to mention, fingerprint reader is rubbish. Sometimes works well other times don't, and have to access with pin. Biggest let down with this device
Coming up £699 for me.
Could it be converted into hackintosh?
Edited by: "DarZak" 6th Feb
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