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Advantages of the Acer Swift 3
  • Good overall build quality
  • Very good portability
  • Very good battery life
  • Good keyboard
Advantages of the Lenovo V15
  • The Lenovo V15 has no clear advantages over the Acer Swift 3.

Key differences

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Screen Quality

6.8
Swift 3
V15
5.4
14.0in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
TN
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
309.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
231.0 nits
The Acer Swift 3 has a better screen than the Lenovo V15 for general use, gaming and AI, and engineering and design.

Battery

12.0 Hours
Swift 3
V15
8.0 Hours
The Acer Swift 3 has 12 hours of battery life. The Lenovo V15 has 8 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
Swift 3
V15
Good
14.0in
SIZE
15.6in
2.6 lbs
WEIGHT
3.7 lbs
0.6in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Acer Swift 3 has very good portability, while the Lenovo V15 has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.4
Swift 3
V15
6.7
The Acer Swift 3 has good build quality, while the Lenovo V15 has only fair build quality.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.2
Swift 3
V15
7.3
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
TN
309.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
231.0 nits
12.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
8.0 Hours
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.5/10
8.9/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.6/10
The Lenovo V15 and Acer Swift 3 are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.1
Swift 3
V15
6.3
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
8.7/10
The Lenovo V15 and Acer Swift 3 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

6.6
Swift 3
V15
6.6
4.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.6/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Lenovo V15 and Acer Swift 3 are both only fair for engineering and design.

Content Creation

7.3
Swift 3
V15
7.3
4.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.6/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
TN
The Lenovo V15 and Acer Swift 3 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.1
Swift 3
V15
7.1
4.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.6/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.5/10
The Acer Swift 3 and Lenovo V15 are both good for software development.

Cost

$499
Swift 3
V15
$517
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The Acer Swift 3 has a price of $499 and the Lenovo V15 costs $517.

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How the Acer Swift 3 and the Lenovo V15 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Swift 3Lenovo V15
Acer Swift 3Lenovo V15

GENERAL

Price
$499
$517
Release Date
May 1, 2021April 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.7'' x 8.4'' x 0.63''14.1'' x 9.3'' x 0.78''
Weight
2.65 lbs3.75 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1135G7AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
Graphics
Iris Xe G7 Vega 7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
8 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
12 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
48 Wh38 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSTN
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
309 nits231 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.4/106.8/10
Portability Score
9/107.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
8.8/108.8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteN/A
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7/106.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
6.5/104.8/10
Webcam
720p480p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesNo
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
21
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
21
Thunderbolt Version
4N/A

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Acer Swift 3

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Sebastian Jentsch | February 2022
"With the Swift 3, Acer delivers a 14-inch laptop with a sleek, slim metal chassis. The latter is of high quality and sturdy enough for everyday use, which is a real plus point among the 700-Euro (~$798) models. A new feature is Thunderbolt 4 in the Type-C format for peripherals or even displays (DisplayPort via Type-C). Unfortunately, a card reader is still missing, and the RAM is completely onboard, so there are no upgrade options here. Acer's 14-incher is affordable, yet it does everything most would want from a truly mobile laptop: Long battery life, a great display, quality, sufficient ports, light weight, and low noise and heat emissions."

Lenovo V15

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Marvin Gollor | April 2022
"The strengths of the Lenovo V15 G2 AMD lie in its expandability of the RAM and allowing you to use two SSDs, in its performance that goes beyond everyday applications thanks to AMD's hexa-core CPU and Vega-7 iGPU, in its good keyboard, and its relatively robust case. In addition, the battery life of the office laptop is also acceptable, and the device stays cool and relatively quiet."

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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 Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, and one of the largest personal computer vendor. They are well known for a variety of technology products, including laptops. Their consumer series include their entry level IdeaPad and LOQ series and mid-to-high-end Yoga and Legion series. On the business-oriented side, their series include their entry-level ThinkBook series and mid-to-high-end ThinkPad series. Lenovo laptops offer strong performance for reasonable prices, and are often on sale.

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