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Updated June 22, 2024·

For general use, the Acer Aspire Go 14 is the better choice with its more powerful processor and better screen quality, which is particularly noticeable in color accuracy and resolution. It also offers a more comfortable typing experience due to its superior keyboard quality. However, if portability is a priority, the Aspire 1's lighter weight and longer battery life might be more suitable for you, despite its less powerful performance and lower screen quality. The Aspire Go 14's additional RAM will serve you well if you plan to multitask or run more demanding applications, but for basic tasks, the Aspire 1's 4GB should suffice. Consider the Aspire Go 14 if you value performance and screen quality for everyday tasks, but if you're always on the move and need something lightweight with all-day battery life, the Aspire 1 is the way to go. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Acer Aspire 1
  • The Acer Aspire 1 has no clear advantages over the Acer Aspire Go 14.
Advantages of the Acer Aspire Go 14
  • Good for software development
  • Good for content creation
  • Good overall build quality
  • Very good portability
  • Very good speakers
  • Good keyboard

Key differences

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General Use

5.8
Aspire 1
Aspire Go 14
6.7
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
200.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
280.0 nits
6.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
9.0 Hours
6.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
7.5/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.2/10
The Acer Aspire Go 14 is only fair for general use, while the Acer Aspire 1 is poor.

Engineering and Design

5.5
Aspire 1
Aspire Go 14
6.2
3.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.1/10
3.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
3.5/10
4.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
The Acer Aspire Go 14 is only fair for engineering and design, while the Acer Aspire 1 is poor.

Content Creation

5.9
Aspire 1
Aspire Go 14
7.1
3.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.1/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
4.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Acer Aspire Go 14 is good for content creation, while the Acer Aspire 1 is poor.

Software Development

6.1
Aspire 1
Aspire Go 14
7.0
3.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.1/10
4.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
6.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
The Acer Aspire Go 14 is good for software development, while the Acer Aspire 1 is only fair.

Screen Quality

5.2
Aspire 1
Aspire Go 14
6.7
15.6in
SIZE
14.0in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
200.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
280.0 nits
The Acer Aspire Go 14 has a better screen than the Acer Aspire 1 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, content creation, and software development.

Battery

6.0 Hours
Aspire 1
Aspire Go 14
9.0 Hours
The Acer Aspire 1 has 6 hours of battery life. The Acer Aspire Go 14 has 9 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
Aspire 1
Aspire Go 14
Very Good
15.6in
SIZE
14.0in
4.1 lbs
WEIGHT
3.2 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Acer Aspire Go 14 has very good portability, while the Acer Aspire 1 has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

5.5
Aspire 1
Aspire Go 14
7.4
The Acer Aspire Go 14 has good build quality, while the Acer Aspire 1 has poor build quality.

Cost

$215
Aspire 1
Aspire Go 14
$350
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The Acer Aspire 1 has a price of $215 and the Acer Aspire Go 14 costs $350.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and AI

5.6
Aspire 1
Aspire Go 14
5.8
3.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
3.5/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
10.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
8.0/10
The Acer Aspire Go 14 and Acer Aspire 1 are both poor for gaming and AI.

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How the Acer Aspire 1 and the Acer Aspire Go 14 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Aspire 1Acer Aspire Go 14
Acer Aspire 1Acer Aspire Go 14

GENERAL

Price
$215
$350
Release Date
October 1, 2022February 1, 2024
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 9.4'' x 0.78''12.6'' x 8.9'' x 0.74''
Weight
4.19 lbs3.22 lbs
Width
14.3"12.6"
Depth
9.4"8.9"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Celeron N4500AMD Ryzen 3 7320U
RAM
4 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
44
RAM Slots
00
Storage
128 GB128 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours9 Hours
Battery Capacity
36.7 Wh53 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"14"
Display Technology
TNIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
200 nits280 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
5.6/107.4/10
Portability Score
7.5/108.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Premium Business Laptop
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
10/108/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6/107/10
Speaker Quality Score
5.4/108/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoN/A
Backlit Keyboard
NoNo
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
32
USB-C ports
01
USB-C Charging
NoNo
Display Outputs
11
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Joshua Goldman | May 2020
"There are no surprises and nothing's extraordinary here but this laptop's price. For those in need of an inexpensive Windows laptop for undemanding tasks, though, the Acer Aspire 1 offers just enough to get the basics done and a larger screen to do them on."

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About Acer

Acer is a prominent Taiwanese electronics brand which makes a wide range of laptops, with multiple product lines catering to personal use, gaming, and business use. They are renowned for having exceptional value for money, as they frequently offer good specifications at a lower price than other manufacturers.

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