Acer Swift 14

Acer Swift 14

Acer Swift 14

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.2/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.8/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.7/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Very Good8.2/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.2/10
PORTABILITY: Excellent9.0/10
BATTERY: Good7.8/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.7/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.0/10
SIZE: 14"

The Acer Swift 14 is a mid-range laptop with good performance for everyday tasks and some more demanding applications, thanks to its Intel i7 processor and 16 GB of RAM. It has a high-resolution display, making it suitable for those who appreciate sharp visuals. The laptop is reasonably light and thin, enhancing portability, but this can mean shorter battery life compared to others, which might be a concern if you need to work for long periods away from a power source. It doesn't have a dedicated graphics card, so while okay for casual gaming, it's not ideal for high-end gaming or intensive 3D work. The Acer Swift 14 runs on Windows 11 Home, offering the latest features and security updates. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Midrange price
  • High-resolution display
  • Powerful Intel i7 CPU
  • Windows 11 Home included
  • Sleek design
Cons
  • Average battery size
  • Limited port selection
  • Moderate weight
  • No dedicated GPU

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.7
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Operating Noise:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
General Use:
4.5
The Acer Swift 14 stands out for general use due to its strong CPU and ample RAM ensuring smooth multitasking and application performance, coupled with a high-quality screen that offers crisp visuals and wide color coverage. It also scores high in portability with a lightweight design and a long battery life which makes it suitable for users who are often on the move.
Software Development:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.4
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Engineering & Design:
4.3
The Acer Swift 14 is well-suited for engineering and design use due to its powerful Intel i7 processor and ample RAM, which facilitate smooth multitasking and demanding applications. Additionally, its high-resolution IPS display with wide color coverage ensures precise color rendering and sharp visuals for detailed design work.
Battery Life:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Build Quality:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.0
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Gaming & AI:
3.8
The Acer Swift 14 is suitable for gaming and 3D because it has a capable integrated GPU, the Intel Iris Xe, which can handle graphic-intensive tasks. Additionally, its screen supports a refresh rate of 60Hz, which can deliver smooth visuals important for a good gaming experience.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,400
Release Date
March 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.2'' x 8.4'' x 0.59''
Weight
2.65 lbs
Width
12.22"
Depth
8.4"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13700H
Graphics
Iris Xe
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 Hours
Battery Capacity
56 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
458 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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9.1/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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8.8/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6.5/10
Webcam
1440p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Olivier Martin, Ryan Lim, John Peroramas | April 2023
"The Acer Swift 14 is good for school use. Its compact design makes it easy to carry around, and its battery lasts easily through a typical school day. You can configure the laptop with an FHD+ or QHD+ display; both look sharp and get bright enough to combat glare. The keyboard feels tactile but can be a little tiring to type on over an extended period, and while the touchpad is small, it's responsive to all movements and gestures. Its Intel 13th Gen. CPU can handle nearly every type of workload; however, its integrated graphics perform poorly, so it isn't ideal for students in technical fields like 3D graphics."

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