Acer Swift Go 14

Acer Swift Go 14

Acer Swift Go 14

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Good7.7/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.3/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.2/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.7/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.6/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.9/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.2/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.4/10
SIZE: 14"

The Acer Swift Go 14 is a laptop with a lower midrange price and comes equipped with 512GB storage and 16GB RAM, which should be sufficient for daily tasks and moderate multitasking. It features an Intel i5-1335U processor paired with Intel Iris Xe graphics, suitable for general use and light photo editing or casual gaming, but not for heavy 3D rendering or intensive gaming. The battery is fairly standard, ensuring around 8 hours of typical use. It has a 14-inch IPS display with good resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio, enhancing productivity with more vertical screen space. The laptop doesn't have a touchscreen, but it offers good color accuracy and contrast ideal for web browsing, document editing, and movie watching. It's quite portable at under 3 pounds and just 0.59 inches thick, making it easy to carry around. It offers a good selection of ports, including USB-C with charging support, but lacks Ethernet and dedicated gaming features. The Acer Swift Go 14 also includes a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint reader for added convenience and security. 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
  • Lightweight and portable design
  • Good battery life for typical use
  • High-quality keyboard and webcam
  • Backlit keyboard with a fingerprint reader
  • Solid performance for general use
Cons
  • Limited high performance for 3D and engineering
  • Mediocre speaker quality
  • Display not ideal for fast motion
  • Graphics not suited for ray tracing

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.
Keyboard Quality:
4.4
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
General Use:
4.3
The Acer Swift Go 14 suits general usage well due to its capable processor and generous RAM, ensuring smooth multitasking and responsive performance, while its high-quality IPS screen with good color coverage offers a crisp visual experience for everyday tasks. Additionally, its lightweight design and solid battery life make it convenient for users who need a balance of performance and portability.
Software Development:
4.3
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:
4.2
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.
Battery Life:
4.2
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.
Engineering & Design:
4.1
The Acer Swift Go 14 is well-suited for engineering and design due to its solid CPU and ample RAM, which support demanding tasks and multitasking, and the quality IPS display offers precise color representation and good resolution for detailed visual work. Additionally, the laptop's portability and quality keyboard provide comfort and ease of use for professionals on the go.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.1
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.
Gaming & AI:
3.4
The Acer Swift Go 14 has an integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics chip which is less capable in handling demanding gaming and 3D tasks compared to dedicated GPUs. Additionally, its screen offers a refresh rate of only 60Hz, which is adequate for casual use but not optimal for the smoother visuals preferred in gaming.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$579
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.6'' x 0.59''
Weight
2.87 lbs
Width
12.32"
Depth
8.6"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1335U
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5
RAM Slots
0
Storage
512 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours
Battery Capacity
65 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2240 x 1400
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
330 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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9/10
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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8/10
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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PCMag

Mark Knapp | May 2023
"The Acer Swift Go 14 is a surprising machine. Its performance, display, and battery life leave little to be desired from a device at this price. You might think it’d be cheaper given the “Go” in the name, or thinner given its close competition with thin-and-light laptops, but it manages to strike a decent enough balance between its capabilities and hardware to really stand out as an exceptional value."

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