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Swift Edge 16
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Zenbook 14
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Advantages of the Acer Swift Edge 16
  • The Acer Swift Edge 16 has no clear advantages over the ASUS Zenbook 14.
Advantages of the ASUS Zenbook 14
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Good for gaming and AI
  • Very good for software development
  • Good speakers
  • Very good keyboard

Key differences

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Screen Quality

8.8
Swift Edge 16
Zenbook 14
8.6
16.0in
SIZE
14.0in
3200 x 2000
RESOLUTION
2880 x 1800
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
OLED
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
383.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
376.0 nits
The Acer Swift Edge 16 has a better screen than the ASUS Zenbook 14 for general use, and engineering and design, while the ASUS Zenbook 14 has a better screen for content creation, and software development.

Battery

7.0 Hours
Swift Edge 16
Zenbook 14
8.0 Hours
The Acer Swift Edge 16 has 7 hours of battery life. The ASUS Zenbook 14 has 8 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

7.2
Swift Edge 16
Zenbook 14
7.8
The ASUS Zenbook 14 and Acer Swift Edge 16 both have good build quality, though the ASUS Zenbook 14 has somewhat better build quality.

Cost

$850
Swift Edge 16
Zenbook 14
$1,300
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

The Acer Swift Edge 16 has a price of $850 and the ASUS Zenbook 14 costs $1,300.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.9
Swift Edge 16
Zenbook 14
8.3
3200 x 2000
RESOLUTION
2880 x 1800
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
OLED
383.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
376.0 nits
7.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
8.0 Hours
6.7/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
8.8/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.9/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers ASUS Zenbook 14 to be very good for general use, while the Acer Swift Edge 16 is good.

Gaming and AI

6.8
Swift Edge 16
Zenbook 14
7.0
2.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.6/10
3200 x 2000
RESOLUTION
2880 x 1800
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
8.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers ASUS Zenbook 14 to be good for gaming and AI, while the Acer Swift Edge 16 is only fair.

Engineering and Design

7.8
Swift Edge 16
Zenbook 14
8.0
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.9/10
2.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.6/10
16.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers ASUS Zenbook 14 to be very good for engineering and design, while the Acer Swift Edge 16 is good.

Content Creation

8.1
Swift Edge 16
Zenbook 14
8.3
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.9/10
3200 x 2000
RESOLUTION
2880 x 1800
16.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
OLED
The ASUS Zenbook 14 and Acer Swift Edge 16 are both very good for content creation.

Software Development

7.9
Swift Edge 16
Zenbook 14
8.2
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.9/10
16.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
3200 x 2000
RESOLUTION
2880 x 1800
6.7/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers ASUS Zenbook 14 to be very good for software development, while the Acer Swift Edge 16 is good.

Portability

Very Good
Swift Edge 16
Zenbook 14
Very Good
16.0in
SIZE
14.0in
2.7 lbs
WEIGHT
2.8 lbs
0.5in
THICKNESS
0.5in
The ASUS Zenbook 14 and Acer Swift Edge 16 both have very good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

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How the Acer Swift Edge 16 and the ASUS Zenbook 14 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Swift Edge 16ASUS Zenbook 14
Acer Swift Edge 16ASUS Zenbook 14

GENERAL

Price
$850
$1,300
Release Date
May 1, 2023December 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.7'' x 0.51''12.3'' x 8.7'' x 0.59''
Weight
2.73 lbs2.82 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7840UIntel Core Ultra 7 155H
Graphics
Radeon 780M Arc 8-Cores
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB32 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
54 Wh75 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"14"
Display Technology
OLEDOLED
Resolution
3200 x 20002880 x 1800
Refresh Rate
120Hz120Hz
Display Brightness
383 nits376 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.2/107.8/10
Portability Score
8.9/109/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
8/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6.8/108/10
Speaker Quality Score
6.5/107.5/10
Webcam
1080p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
21
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
N/A4

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Acer Swift Edge 16

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PCWorld

Matthew S. Smith | October 2023
"The Acer Swift Edge 16 is a solid super thin-and-light that pairs a large, gorgeous 16-inch display with portable design that rivals the weight of LG’s superlight Gram 16. Remarkably, Acer achieves this at a lower price point without sacrificing performance. Boring design and disappointing battery life hold the laptop back from stardom, but its rivals frequently suffer in these areas, too. That makes the Swift Edge 16 an alluring value pick."

ASUS Zenbook 14

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Florian Glaser | August 2022
"Users who travel frequently and are looking for a portable laptop are in the right place with the Asus ZenBook 14. The sleek case is extremely light (1.2 kg) and surprisingly thin (1.5 cm). Outdoor use is also enjoyable thanks to the bright Full HD display, which is something that can rarely be said about laptops with TN or IPS panels. The excellent battery life complements this as well. Longer trips are no problem with the ZenBook 14. Another plus point is the high-performance Ryzen 7 5700U, which often leaves the Intel competition in the dust thanks to its large number of cores."

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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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