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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Acer Swift Go 14 offers a balance between performance and cost, suitable for everyday use and light productivity tasks, while the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) stands out in performance, build quality, and ecosystem integration, making it ideal for more intensive tasks such as video editing or software development. The MacBook Pro typically offers longer battery life and a higher-resolution display, but this comes at a higher price point. If portability and value for money are priorities, the Acer may be preferable; however, for demanding tasks and a preference for the MacOS experience, investing in the MacBook Pro is advisable. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Acer Swift Go 14
  • Excellent portability
Advantages of the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
  • Good overall display quality
  • Best in class overall build quality
  • Best in class battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Best in class keyboard

Key differences

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Screen Quality

6.8
Swift Go 14
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
7.6
14.0in
SIZE
13.3in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
300.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
497.0 nits
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 has a better screen than the Acer Swift Go 14 for general use, AI, and engineering and design.

Battery

8.0 Hours
Swift Go 14
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
20.0 Hours
The Acer Swift Go 14 has 8 hours of battery life. The Apple MacBook Pro 13 has 20 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

7.4
Swift Go 14
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
10.0
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) has best in class build quality, while the Acer Swift Go 14 has good build quality.

Cost

$600
Swift Go 14
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
$1,299
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The Acer Swift Go 14 has a price of $600 and the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) costs $1,299.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.7
Swift Go 14
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
7.7
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
300.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
497.0 nits
8.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
20.0 Hours
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.5/10
9.0/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.9/10
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) and Acer Swift Go 14 are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.5
Swift Go 14
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
6.4
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.6/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
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 Go 14 and Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

7.3
Swift Go 14
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
7.3
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.6/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.6/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
The Acer Swift Go 14 and Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) are both good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

7.6
Swift Go 14
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
7.8
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.6/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) and Acer Swift Go 14 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.6
Swift Go 14
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
7.7
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.6/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.5/10
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) and Acer Swift Go 14 are both good for software development.

Portability

Excellent
Swift Go 14
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
Very Good
14.0in
SIZE
13.3in
2.7 lbs
WEIGHT
3.0 lbs
0.5in
THICKNESS
0.6in
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Swift Go 14 to have excellent portability, while the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) has very good portability.
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How the Acer Swift Go 14 and the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Swift Go 14Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
Acer Swift Go 14Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022)

GENERAL

Price
$600
$1,299
Release Date
April 1, 2023June 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.6'' x 0.59''12'' x 8.4'' x 0.61''
Weight
2.76 lbs3 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1355UApple M2
Graphics
Iris Xe M2 (10C)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours20 Hours
Battery Capacity
65 Wh58.2 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"13.3"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12002560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
300 nits497 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.4/1010/10
Portability Score
9/108.9/10
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
8/109.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
6.5/109.5/10
Webcam
1440p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
20
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
31
Thunderbolt Version
43

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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."

Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022)

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NotebookCheck

Andreas Osthoff | June 2022
"The MacBook Pro 13 is still a very good subnotebook. The 2022 MacBook Pro 13 might look like recycling at first, because the device is completely identical to the old model expect for the new M2 SoC. We have to admit that we were surprised to see another iteration of the MBP 13 as well. The laptop is obviously familiar, but this does not change the fact that it is still a very good subnotebook. You get an excellent chassis with good stability, a very good display, good input devices and the new M2 chip is very powerful and efficient."

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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 Apple

Apple, an American technology company, is one of the world’s largest company in terms of market capitalization. Their MacBook laptops feature a slim, minimalistic design, class-leading battery life, and premium display and speaker quality. In 2020 Apple switched from using Intel processors to their own silicon chips which have excellent performance and efficiency. The macOS operating system is the second most widely used OS, after Windows.

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