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SF314-42 USB-C chaos

Hi guys,

I was looking forward to buying an Acer Swift 3 in the next couple of weeks, specifically a SF-314-42-R5CY (Ryzen 7 4700U, 16GB RAM).
This notebook is only available on a third party store, I cannot find this or ANY other SF314-42 model on the German Acer Store for whatever reason.
On this third party store it says that the SF314-42 comes with a USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 port. However, a review for that exact model states it has a USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 port with 10GB/s.
Looking for a manual for the SF314-42 on the German Acer Support site, it will just show me "no results". On the US Acer Support site, the manual states that it actually has a USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 port with 10GB/s.
While looking for a SF314-42 on the US Acer Store, I could only find one AMD model which is SF314-42-R7LH. Now looking through its specification, it has a USB-C 3.1 Gen 2.

I'm kind of lost at this moment, the US manual says it has a 3.2 Gen 1 port, the US product page then says it actually has a 3.1 Gen 2 port, the third party website says it has a 3.1 Gen 1 port and the review for the SF314-42-R5CY states it has a 3.1 Gen 2 port like the US manual said. What the heck is going on there?
Why can't I find any information for the SF314-42 on the German website at all?
What USB-C port does the SF314-42-R5CY really have?


I'm looking for an AMD laptop that I can connect to a docking station like the Hyper Drive Gen 2 to connect a mouse/keyboard and a 4K60Hz monitor while simultaneously charging the laptop, that's it.
Does the USB-C port on the SF314-42-R5CY support PD for charging and enough bandwidth to get the full 60Hz?




FAQ & Answers

  • billseybillsey ACE Posts: 13,175 Trailblazer
    According to the service guide, all SF314-42 models have one Type-C port (Full function (USB3.1 Gen2 + DP + PD))

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