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Advantages of the Acer Aspire 1
  • The Acer Aspire 1 has no clear advantages over the HP 14" Laptop.
Advantages of the HP 14" Laptop
  • Very good portability

Key differences

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Screen Quality

5.2
Aspire 1
14" Laptop
5.1
15.6in
SIZE
14.0in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1366 x 768
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
TN
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
200.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
200.0 nits
The HP 14" Laptop has a better screen than the Acer Aspire 1 for software development.

Battery

6.0 Hours
Aspire 1
14" Laptop
8.5 Hours
The Acer Aspire 1 has 6 hours of battery life. The HP 14" Laptop has 8.5 hours of battery life.

Portability

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

Cost

$215
Aspire 1
14" Laptop
$185
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The Acer Aspire 1 has a price of $215 and the HP 14" Laptop costs $185.
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Key similarities

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General Use

5.8
Aspire 1
14" Laptop
5.9
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1366 x 768
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
TN
200.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
200.0 nits
6.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
8.5 Hours
6.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.0/10
7.5/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.3/10
The HP 14" Laptop and Acer Aspire 1 are both poor for general use.

Gaming and AI

5.7
Aspire 1
14" Laptop
5.6
2.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.3/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1366 x 768
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
10.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
8.7/10
The Acer Aspire 1 and HP 14" Laptop are both poor for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

5.5
Aspire 1
14" Laptop
5.5
3.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
3.4/10
2.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.3/10
4.0 GB
RAM
4.0 GB
The Acer Aspire 1 and HP 14" Laptop are both poor for engineering and design.

Content Creation

5.9
Aspire 1
14" Laptop
6.0
3.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
3.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1366 x 768
4.0 GB
RAM
4.0 GB
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
TN
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers HP 14" Laptop to be only fair for content creation, while the Acer Aspire 1 is poor.

Software Development

6.1
Aspire 1
14" Laptop
6.1
3.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
3.4/10
4.0 GB
RAM
4.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1366 x 768
6.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.0/10
The Acer Aspire 1 and HP 14" Laptop are both only fair for software development.

Build Quality

5.5
Aspire 1
14" Laptop
6.0
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers HP 14" Laptop to have only fair build quality, while the Acer Aspire 1 has poor build quality.

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How the Acer Aspire 1 and the HP 14" Laptop compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Aspire 1HP 14" Laptop
Acer Aspire 1HP 14" Laptop

GENERAL

Price
$215
$185
Release Date
October 1, 2022March 1, 2020
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 9.4'' x 0.78''12.8'' x 8.9'' x 0.71''
Weight
4.19 lbs3.24 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Celeron N4500Intel Celeron N4120
Graphics
UHD Graphics UHD Graphics 600
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
4 GB4 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours8.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
36.7 Wh41 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"14"
Display Technology
TNTN
Resolution
1920 x 10801366 x 768
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
200 nits200 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
5.6/106/10
Portability Score
7.5/108.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
10/108.8/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6/106/10
Speaker Quality Score
5.4/106.5/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
NoNo
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
33
USB-C ports
00
USB-C Charging
NoNo
Display Outputs
11
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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CNET

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."

HP 14" Laptop

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Consumer Reports

Nicholas De Leon | October 2022
"This feels like an ideal laptop for someone who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money on a laptop and isn’t too bothered by things like build quality or construction. It’s a laptop that will be used to pay bills, keep track of expenses, do some online shopping, and will be tucked away in a spare bedroom/home office. It’s an appliance designed to do a job without fuss. It’s not a premium experience—the materials do feel a little cheap, the display won’t exactly wow you, and the battery life is nothing to write home about, especially if you’ve used more expensive devices. But overall it’s not too shabby, especially for the price."

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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.

About HP

HP, also known as Hewlett-Packard, is an American technology company that develops personal computers and computer peripherals. In the laptop industry, HP is known for its entry level Essential series laptops, its mid-range Pavilion, Envy, and Victus series, and high-end Omen and Spectre series, in addition to its business-oriented EliteBook, ProBook, and Dragonfly series laptops. HP laptops generally undercut other mainstream competitors in terms of price, placing itself as the value-oriented mainstream brand.

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