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: Fair6.5/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.3/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.6/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.6/10
PORTABILITY: Excellent9.0/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.9/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.7/10
SIZE: 14"








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Lightweight and portable design
  • Excellent battery life for typical use
  • High-quality, backlit keyboard
  • Clear, bright touchscreen display
  • Good build quality and heat management
Cons
  • Mediocre speaker quality
  • Limited port variety
  • Moderate performance for engineering tasks
  • No hardware ray tracing or DLSS

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 stands out for general use due to its powerful Intel i7 processor and 16GB of RAM, ensuring smooth operation for a wide range of applications, while its high-quality IPS screen with good color coverage offers a clear and vibrant display. Additionally, its light weight and sturdy build enhance portability and make it a reliable choice for everyday tasks.
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:
4.3
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 equipped with a powerful Intel i7 CPU and 16GB of RAM, providing the necessary high-performance computing for engineering and design, while the integrated Iris Xe graphics ensure capable handling of graphical tasks. The laptop's IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 offers sharp visuals and accurate colors, which is essential for design precision.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.0
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:
3.5
The Acer Swift Go 14 provides a standard screen refresh rate and uses integrated graphics, which may limit performance in gaming and 3D applications relative to dedicated gaming laptops with higher refresh rates and more powerful GPUs. Its screen quality, with fair color gamut coverage and brightness, offers a suitable display for gaming, but it's not the most vibrant compared to higher-end panels that emphasize a broader color range and greater luminosity for immersive experiences.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$570
Release Date
April 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.6'' x 0.59''
Weight
2.76 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1355U
Graphics
Iris Xe
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours
Battery Capacity
65 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
300 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
Fan Noise Score
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8.8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

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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