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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Acer Nitro 5 15 is a better choice if you prioritize gaming or intensive tasks like 3D rendering and machine learning, thanks to its dedicated Nvidia RTX graphics card which supports ray tracing and DLSS. It also has a higher refresh rate display which is beneficial for fast action scenes in games. However, this laptop is heavier and has a lower portability score compared to the Acer Swift Go 14. On the other hand, if you prefer a lighter laptop with better battery life for general use, content consumption, and productivity tasks, the Swift Go 14 would be more suitable. It's also equipped with a touch screen and a higher screen resolution in a 16:10 aspect ratio, which is advantageous for web browsing and document editing. Both laptops are similarly priced and have 16GB RAM and 512GB storage. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Acer Nitro 5 15
  • Good for gaming and AI
  • Good speakers
Advantages of the Acer Swift Go 14
  • Excellent portability
  • Good battery life

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

7.5
Nitro 5 15
Swift Go 14
6.5
8.0/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
8.7/10
The Acer Nitro 5 15 is good for gaming and AI, while the Acer Swift Go 14 is only fair.

Engineering and Design

7.9
Nitro 5 15
Swift Go 14
7.3
8.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
8.0/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Acer Nitro 5 15 and Acer Swift Go 14 are both good for engineering and design, though the Acer Nitro 5 15 is somewhat better.

Screen Quality

6.9
Nitro 5 15
Swift Go 14
6.8
15.6in
SIZE
14.0in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
262.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
300.0 nits
The Acer Nitro 5 15 has a better screen than the Acer Swift Go 14 for gaming and AI, while the Acer Swift Go 14 has a better screen for engineering and design, and content creation.

Battery

5.5 Hours
Nitro 5 15
Swift Go 14
8.0 Hours
The Acer Nitro 5 15 has 5.5 hours of battery life. The Acer Swift Go 14 has 8 hours of battery life.

Portability

Fair
Nitro 5 15
Swift Go 14
Excellent
15.6in
SIZE
14.0in
5.5 lbs
WEIGHT
2.7 lbs
1.0in
THICKNESS
0.5in
The Acer Swift Go 14 has excellent portability, while the Acer Nitro 5 15 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$730
Nitro 5 15
Swift Go 14
$679
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The Acer Nitro 5 15 has a price of $730 and the Acer Swift Go 14 costs $679.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.6
Nitro 5 15
Swift Go 14
7.7
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
262.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
300.0 nits
5.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
8.0 Hours
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
6.3/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
9.0/10
The Acer Swift Go 14 and Acer Nitro 5 15 are both good for general use.

Content Creation

7.6
Nitro 5 15
Swift Go 14
7.6
8.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Acer Nitro 5 15 and Acer Swift Go 14 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.4
Nitro 5 15
Swift Go 14
7.6
8.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
The Acer Swift Go 14 and Acer Nitro 5 15 are both good for software development.

Build Quality

7.2
Nitro 5 15
Swift Go 14
7.4
The Acer Swift Go 14 and Acer Nitro 5 15 both have good build quality.

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How the Acer Nitro 5 15 and the Acer Swift Go 14 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Nitro 5 15Acer Swift Go 14
Acer Nitro 5 15Acer Swift Go 14

GENERAL

Price
$730
$679
Release Date
May 1, 2023April 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 10.7'' x 1.06''12.3'' x 8.6'' x 0.59''
Weight
5.51 lbs2.76 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-12500HIntel i7-1355U
Graphics
RTX 4050 (140 W)Iris Xe
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.5 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
59 Wh65 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"14"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
144Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
262 nits300 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.2/107.4/10
Portability Score
6.4/109/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesNo
Fan Noise Score
7.5/108.8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8/108/10
Speaker Quality Score
7/106.5/10
Webcam
720p1440p
Fingerprint Reader
NoYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
32
USB-C ports
12
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
23
Thunderbolt Version
44

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Acer Nitro 5 15

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NotebookCheck

Sascha Mölck | June 2022
"The Acer Nitro 5 is a fast QHD gaming notebook. The Nitro 5 is a well-balanced gaming laptop for just under US$ 2400. A Core i7-12700H CPU and a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU enable QHD gaming at high to maximum settings, accompanied by fast PCIe-4-SSD (1 TB) and 16 GB of RAM. Acer delivers a solid QHD gaming notebook with the Nitro 5 AN515-58. However, the laptop is not completely free of shortcomings. The CPU and GPU can work at consistently high clock rates. The laptop heats up noticeably under load, but not excessively. Noise development is on the usual class level. Once again, however, Acer needs to improve the fan control."

Acer Swift Go 14

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Mark Knapp | May 2023
"The Acer Swift Go 14 is a surprising machine. Its performance, display, and battery life leave little to be desired from a device at this price. You might think it’d be cheaper given the “Go” in the name, or thinner given its close competition with thin-and-light laptops, but it manages to strike a decent enough balance between its capabilities and hardware to really stand out as an exceptional value."

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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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