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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Acer Swift 3 and Dell Inspiron 16 5620 are similarly priced with comparable storage and RAM, but there are important differences to consider. The Acer Swift 3 is lighter and offers longer battery life, making it more portable and suited for on-the-go use. The Dell Inspiron has a larger screen and higher resolution which might be preferable for tasks requiring more screen real estate, like editing or multitasking, but it's heavier and has a shorter battery life, reducing its portability. Both use integrated graphics, making them suitable for general use and light gaming, but not for intensive 3D rendering, machine learning or engineering tasks that require a dedicated GPU. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Acer Swift 3
  • Very good portability
  • Very good battery life
Advantages of the Dell Inspiron 16 5620
  • Very good speakers

Key differences

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Screen Quality

6.8
Swift 3
Inspiron 16 5620
6.2
14.0in
SIZE
16.0in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
309.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
265.0 nits
The Acer Swift 3 has a better screen than the Dell Inspiron 16 5620 for general use, gaming and AI, and engineering and design.

Battery

12.0 Hours
Swift 3
Inspiron 16 5620
8.0 Hours
The Acer Swift 3 has 12 hours of battery life. The Dell Inspiron 16 5620 has 8 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
Swift 3
Inspiron 16 5620
Good
14.0in
SIZE
16.0in
2.7 lbs
WEIGHT
4.1 lbs
0.6in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The Acer Swift 3 has very good portability, while the Dell Inspiron 16 5620 has good portability.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.7
Swift 3
Inspiron 16 5620
7.7
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
309.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
265.0 nits
12.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
8.0 Hours
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
8.9/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.6/10
The Acer Swift 3 and Dell Inspiron 16 5620 are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.4
Swift 3
Inspiron 16 5620
6.3
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
10.0/10
The Acer Swift 3 and Dell Inspiron 16 5620 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

7.2
Swift 3
Inspiron 16 5620
7.1
7.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.3/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Acer Swift 3 and Dell Inspiron 16 5620 are both good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

7.6
Swift 3
Inspiron 16 5620
7.6
7.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.3/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Acer Swift 3 and Dell Inspiron 16 5620 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.6
Swift 3
Inspiron 16 5620
7.5
7.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.3/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
The Acer Swift 3 and Dell Inspiron 16 5620 are both good for software development.

Build Quality

7.4
Swift 3
Inspiron 16 5620
7.0
The Acer Swift 3 and Dell Inspiron 16 5620 both have good build quality.

Cost

$500
Swift 3
Inspiron 16 5620
$500
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The Acer Swift 3 has a price of $500 and the Dell Inspiron 16 5620 costs $500.

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How the Acer Swift 3 and the Dell Inspiron 16 5620 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Swift 3Dell Inspiron 16 5620
Acer Swift 3Dell Inspiron 16 5620

GENERAL

Price
$500
$500
Release Date
May 1, 2023January 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.6'' x 8.3'' x 0.63''14.1'' x 9.9'' x 0.68''
Weight
2.76 lbs4.12 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1240PIntel i5-1235U
Graphics
Iris Xe G7 Iris Xe
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
12 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
56 Wh54 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"16"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
309 nits265 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.4/107/10
Portability Score
8.9/107.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
8.8/1010/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7/107/10
Speaker Quality Score
6.5/108/10
Webcam
1080p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
21
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
32
Thunderbolt Version
4N/A

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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."

Dell Inspiron 16 5620

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Brett Venter | January 2023
"If the world is exciting enough right now, you can do far worse than a solid performer that you know will get the job done. Our review model is as powerful as you'd want an office machine to be unless you're performing specialist tasks and the price point is pretty attractive (unless work will let you have a MacBook Air instead)."

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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 Dell

Dell is a highly recognizable American technology company, and is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. Their laptops are very popular for both personal and professional use, and they also own the Alienware brand which makes mid to high end gaming laptops. Their premium XPS range of laptops offer great build quality and portability, while Latitude and Precision laptops are known for reliability, repairability and performance for business users.

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