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Updated January 10, 2024·

If affordability is a priority, the Acer Swift 14 might be the better choice since it's generally less expensive. However, if you prefer a 2-in-1 laptop with touch capability and the flexibility to use it as a tablet, the ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 offers those features, which might justify the higher price. If you do intensive tasks like 3D modeling, machine learning, or gaming, a laptop with better performance is crucial, and one of these might excel over the other. For those needing to work on the go, battery life and portability are essential; a lighter laptop with longer battery life would be preferable. Consider what's most important to you: cost savings, performance, flexibility of use, or mobility. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Acer Swift 14
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for software development
  • Very good for content creation
Advantages of the ASUS Zenbook Flip S13
  • Very good battery life
  • Good speakers

Key differences

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General Use

8.2
Swift 14
Zenbook Flip S13
7.7
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
3840 x 2160
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
458.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
372.0 nits
9.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
10.5 Hours
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
9.0/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
9.3/10
The Acer Swift 14 is very good for general use, while the ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 is good.

Software Development

8.2
Swift 14
Zenbook Flip S13
7.6
9.0/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
5.5/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
3840 x 2160
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
The Acer Swift 14 is very good for software development, while the ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 is good.

Screen Quality

7.6
Swift 14
Zenbook Flip S13
7.9
14.0in
SIZE
13.3in
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
3840 x 2160
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
458.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
372.0 nits
The Acer Swift 14 has a better screen than the ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 for software development, and content creation, while the ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 has a better screen for general use, gaming and AI, and engineering and design.

Battery

9.0 Hours
Swift 14
Zenbook Flip S13
10.5 Hours
The Acer Swift 14 has 9 hours of battery life. The ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 has 10.5 hours of battery life.

Cost

$1,000
Swift 14
Zenbook Flip S13
$1,400
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

The Acer Swift 14 has a price of $1,000 and the ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 costs $1,400.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and AI

6.8
Swift 14
Zenbook Flip S13
6.4
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
3840 x 2160
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Acer Swift 14 and ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

7.7
Swift 14
Zenbook Flip S13
7.3
9.0/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
5.5/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Acer Swift 14 and ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 are both good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

8.2
Swift 14
Zenbook Flip S13
7.8
9.0/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
5.5/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
3840 x 2160
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Swift 14 to be very good for content creation, while the ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 is good.

Portability

Excellent
Swift 14
Zenbook Flip S13
Excellent
14.0in
SIZE
13.3in
2.6 lbs
WEIGHT
2.6 lbs
0.5in
THICKNESS
0.5in
The ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 and Acer Swift 14 both have excellent portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.4
Swift 14
Zenbook Flip S13
7.8
The ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 and Acer Swift 14 both have good build quality.

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How the Acer Swift 14 and the ASUS Zenbook Flip S13 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Swift 14ASUS Zenbook Flip S13
Acer Swift 14ASUS Zenbook Flip S13

GENERAL

Price
$1,000
$1,400
Release Date
March 1, 2023August 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
12.2'' x 8.4'' x 0.59''12'' x 8.3'' x 0.51''
Weight
2.65 lbs2.65 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13700HIntel i7-1165G7
Graphics
Iris Xe Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
54

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 Hours10.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
56 Wh67 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"13.3"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2560 x 16003840 x 2160
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
458 nits372 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.4/107.8/10
Portability Score
9.1/109.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
8.8/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7/107/10
Speaker Quality Score
6.5/107.5/10
Webcam
1440p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
21
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
44

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Acer Swift 14

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Rtings

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."

ASUS Zenbook Flip S13

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Tom's Hardware

Charles Jefferies | January 2023
"The Asus Zenbook S 13 Flip is an ultra-sleek 2-in-1 convertible. A gorgeous OLED screen and lightweight magnesium chassis make this convertible a traveller’s dream. Its SSD isn’t fast, but it won’t hold you back in everyday use. Its battery life also isn’t class leading, but it’s hardly off the pace. Overall, the Zenbook S 13 Flip OLED holds its head high in the premium convertible category and is a smaller alternative to the Spectre x360 13.5 and the Yoga 9i Gen 7."

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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 ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

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