Can Acer Swift 3 SF314 overtake Dell Inspiron 3593?

Acer Swift 3 SF314-57 vs. Dell Inspiron 3593 Face-off.

Both Swift 3 SF314-57 and Dell Inspiron 3593 are pretty powerful laptops with ₹60,000 starting prices in India. Both have little different specs and also got different ratings by me. But, one is superior in one side whereas one isn’t in the same. So, in this article, I’m going to compare both machines directly on the major parameters.

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Acer Swift 3 SF314-57 vs. Dell Inspiron 3593: Price and availability

Both laptops are nearly identical in prices on Amazon India. For Swift 3, the prices are okay. But, for Dell Inspiron 3593, I can it's little bit overpriced. Anyway. Prices are subject to change over time. So, check the latest price from the links below.

Acer Swift 3 SF314-57

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So, both laptops are available on Flipkart and Amazon India. But, for Dell Inspiron 3593, the prices are nearly same.

But, Acer Swift 3 SF314-57 is almost Rs 7,000 cheaper on Flipkart than Amazon India. So, I would definitely recommend Flipkart over Amazon IN to buy the Swift 3. And, with this, the winner of this round is clear.

Winner: Acer Swift 3 SF314-57

Acer Swift 3 SF314-57 vs. Dell Inspiron 3593: Specs compared

Acer Swift 3 SF314-57Dell Inspiron 3593
ProcessorIntel Core i5-1035G1Intel Core i5-1035G1
GraphicsIntegrated Intel UHDDedicated NVIDIA MX230
RAM2666MHz 8GB DDR42666MHz 8GB DDR4
Storage512GB SSD1TB HDD, 256GB SSD
Display14-inch FHD IPS15.6-inch FHD TN
Battery7 hrs 21 mins6 hrs 11 mins
Dimensions32 x 21.7 x 1.6 cms38 x 25.8 x 2 cms
Weight1.19 kg2.2 kg
PortsThunderbolt-3USB Type-C

As you can see both laptops are giving a very close competition to one another. But, it doesn't mean I'll declare this round draw. If you look at the graphics processor, you'll find Dell better than Acer. But, other parameters like battery, weight, ports, display, and RAM are favouring Acer Swift 3. That left me with no choice other than to select Acer for this round.

Winner: Acer Swift 3 SF314-57

Acer Swift 3 SF314-57 vs. Dell Inspiron 3593: Design

In the design face-off, it’s really easy for me to decide the winner. You just look at both machines below.

Acer Swift 3 SF314-57 laptop
Acer Swift 3 SF314-57 laptop.
Dell Inspiron 3593 laptop.
Dell Inspiron 3593 laptop.

In comparison, Acer is offering more premium quality laptop compared to Dell. Dell Inspiron 3593 is designed more classically, it looks old-style.

The build quality is also quite different both machines. Despite a very similar prices, the Swift 3 SF314 is made of all-metal build. However, it's not made of a single metal. The display lid contains aluminium whereas the rest is made of magnesium-aluminium. But, Dell Inspiron 3593 all-plastic build. Still, I found no problematic flex there.

The dark grey colour of this Swift 3 machine is very satisfying and lucrative. It also reflect the premium look. On the other hand, Inspiron 3593 has a light silver colour which doesn't look premium. Also, not lucrative.

The Swift 3 is 4mm slimmer than the Inspiron 3593. And, almost 1kg lightweight than Inspiron 3593. That's pretty awesome.

The bottom cover of both laptops is very clear with some air intake vents. But, I found the air intake vents useless in many laptops. For both laptops of this face-off, we'll see it later in this article. So, stay tuned with it.

Now, the winner is decided. And, I think you probably know which one.

Winner: Acer Swift 3 SF314-57

Acer Swift 3 SF314-57 vs. Dell Inspiron 3593: Display

In this round, I will take size, resolution, nits, colour gamut, panel, and contrast ratio into consideration.

The Swift 3 SF314-57 has 14-inch display whereas Dell Inspiron 3593 ended up with little bit bigger 15.6-inch one. Both laptops have FHD display which means you gonna deal with 1980 x 1080 resolution.

The SF314-57’s display gives better viewing angles due to the IPS panel whereas Dell is behind the race because of the TN panel.

During the display nits measurement, Acer SF314-57 ended up with 264 whereas Dell Inspiron just 204. It’s to note that none of them has touched the average value - 300. At Thanalysis, we recommend 300 nits as an average value the laptop’s display must-have.

The colour gamut consists of RGB and AdobeRGB mainly, as far as the laptop is concerned. So, the SRGB value for Swift 3 SF314-57 is 58% whereas the same for Inspiron 3593 is 52%. The AdobeRGB one is 36% for Acer laptop whereas 46% for Dell.

So, technically, I will first recommend Dell Inspiron for professional photo editing.

The contrast ratio for SF314-57's display is 1170:1, whereas the same for Dell Inspiron 3593 is 431:1. It looks like the Dell Inspiron laptop is overpriced. You probably know which one is the winner.

Winner: Acer Swift 3 SF314-57

Acer Swift 3 SF314-57 vs. Dell Inspiron 3593: Keyboard and Touchpad

In this round, the face-off will happen at different angels like typing experience, keyboard build quality, backlit, and touchpad.

The Swift 3 SF314-57 has a tenkeyless keyboard whereas the Inspiron 3593 has a full-size keyboard. Both laptops have black keys with white fonts on it.

Both' chiclet keyboards have white backlit to help you easily find the right keys while night typing.

The Acer's keyboard gives 1.45mm of consistent keys' travel whereas Dell's keyboard gives 1.5mm of inconsistent keys' travel. Furthermore, you gonna feel the tactile feedback only on Swift 3 laptop.

Dell Inspiron 3593 has 4 keys which are smaller in size and their placement is quite messy. But, the number is 6 for Acer Swift 3.

The size of a touchpad is almost same in both laptops. Both have 4.1-inch wider touchpad. But, the functionality isn't really same. The Swift 3 has smooth, responsive, and accurate touchpad. And, it also uses Windows precision drivers despite having a plastic surface. On the other hand, Dell Inspiron 3593's touchpad is only smooth and responsive. And, on the more down side, it's not precision-enabled.

Furthermore, both' trackpads have two separate buttons to register click. Both doesn't click down anywhere.

So, who's the winner?

Winner: Acer Swift 3 SF314-57

Acer Swift 3 SF314-57 vs. Dell Inspiron 3593: Ports

Both laptops have USB 3.1 and 2.0 ports including 3.5mm audio/combo jack. But, I’m interested to see something more.

I'm looking for the thunderbolt-3 port which only Acer has. Dell Inspiron 3593 laptop has only USB Type-C port. Furthermore, Acer's thunderbolt-3 port also support charging.

In addition to that, the placement of 3.5mm audio/combo jack is really bit awkward in Dell Inspiron whereas perfectly fine in Acer Swift 3.

Winner: Acer Swift 3 SF314-57

Acer Swift 3 SF314-57 vs. Dell Inspiron 3593: Performance and graphics

This face-off will look at different angles in both laptops like CPU, GPU, several benchmark tests, and many more. So, let’s start with the CPU first.

Acer Swift 3 SF314-57 has Intel Core i5-1035G1 CPU whereas Dell Inspiron 3593 has also the same one. In the first sight, it looks like this round will go draw. But, performance doesn’t mean the processor. Hence, I’ve conducted several benchmark tests like Cinebench R20, Geekbench 5, and PCMark 10.

In Cinebench R20 test without a cooling pad, Swift 3 has achieved 411 scores for Single-Core and 1142 for Multi-Core. Dell Inspiron has achieved 401 for Single-Core and 1351 for Multi-Core. Have you seen it? I think Yes. The Core i5 doesn’t seem to be powerful enough for Acer Swift 3. No, Intel Core i5 is powerful, but the internal design in Acer SF314-57 laptop is too bad to smoothly handle CPU-intensive tasks. So, Inspiron 3593 is ahead in this step.

In Geekbench 5 test, Acer got 1180 and 3674 scores for Single and Multi-Core, respectively, whereas the Dell Inspiron got 1078 and 3386. This time Acer is ahead in the competition.

Let's measure the clock speeds.

During the stress test at an auto fan, Swift 3 SF314-57 achieved 2675MHz CPU clock speed whereas Dell ended up with 2471MHz. So, a noticeable difference I got. Again, for the final nomination, I will send Dell Inspiron 3593. But, this face-off doesn’t end up here. Something remains that must be accounted for.

Before we end this round, we've to look at the temperature profile and video export time.

So, At idle state, the SF314-57's CPU was 47 degrees Celsius hot whereas Dell Inspiron 3593's CPU was at 49 degrees Celsius. During the stress test at an auto fan, the CPU temperatures were 81 and 78 degrees Celsius, respectively.

So, both have reflected nearly similar temperature profile. Last, let's check the video export time.

I’ve exported the 16 minutes and 13 seconds long video in YouTube 4K H.264 preset and repeated the same test 4 times further to find out the average video export time in Adobe Premiere CC.

Acer has exported in 1817 seconds whereas Inspiron 3593 took almost 1484 seconds to complete. Here, Dell is a little bit ahead due to the higher CPU and a dedicated GPU. Now, it’s GPU’s turn.

As Acer has no dedicated GPU, gaming and other graphics-intensive tasks won't be smooth on it. Hence, this round favours Dell Inspiron 3593.

Winner: Dell Inspiron 3593

Acer Swift 3 SF314-57 vs. Dell Inspiron 3593: Battery

Battery life is one of the most important factors the face-off round must include. And I’ve included it.

The Swift 3 SF314-57 has 48Wh capacity battery whereas Inspiron 3593 has 42Wh one.

I’ve tested the battery life in two ways, watching YouTube videos, and performing stress test till the battery dies.

So, the battery during YouTube watch lasted for 441 minutes in Swift 3 whereas 371 minutes in Dell Inspiron 3593. So, a noticeable difference found.

In the stress test, Acer has ended up with 89 minutes, whereas Inspiron 3593 died in 76 minutes. So, the winner is clear.

Winner: Acer Swift 3 SF314-57

Acer Swift 3 SF314-57 vs. Dell Inspiron 3593: Camera and microphone

And, finally the last step of this face-off – The camera and a microphone.

Both machines have a 720p camera and a microphone integrated at the top bezel of the laptop.

In term quality, Acer's one got 4 ratings whereas Dell's camera and mic got 3 ratings out of 10. So, the winner is clear.

Winner: Acer Swift 3 SF314-57

Acer Swift 3 SF314-57 vs. Dell Inspiron 3593: Wireless connectivity

We recommend Intel Wi-Fi 6 for the laptop you buy in 2021.

In this face-off, this round favours Acer Swift 3 because it's been equipped with latest Intel Wi-Fi 6 and a Bluetooth version 5. On other hand, Dell Inspiron has just a traditional old Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth version 4.

So, who won this round? You may be got an answer.

Winner: Acer Swift 3 SF314-57

Overall winner: Acer Swift 3 SF314-57

RoundAcer Swift 3 SF314-57Dell Inspiron 3593
Price & availabilityWinnerLoser
Keyboard and touchpadWinnerLoser
Performance and graphicsLoserWinner
Camera and micWinnerLoser
Wireless connectivityWinnerLoser

So, the Acer Swift 3 SF314-57 has won this face-off by winning 9 out of 10 rounds against Dell Inspiron 3593. Acer Swift 3 has also many extra features such as Fingerprint reader, which does support Windows Hello unlock.

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