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Swift Go 14
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Vivobook 16
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Advantages of the Acer Swift Go 14
  • Excellent portability
  • Very good keyboard
Advantages of the ASUS Vivobook 16
  • The ASUS Vivobook 16 has no clear advantages over the Acer Swift Go 14.

Key differences

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Screen Quality

6.8
Swift Go 14
Vivobook 16
6.4
14.0in
SIZE
16.0in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
300.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
295.0 nits
The Acer Swift Go 14 has a better screen than the ASUS Vivobook 16 for general use, and engineering and design, while the ASUS Vivobook 16 has a better screen for software development.

Portability

Excellent
Swift Go 14
Vivobook 16
Good
14.0in
SIZE
16.0in
2.7 lbs
WEIGHT
4.1 lbs
0.5in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Acer Swift Go 14 has excellent portability, while the ASUS Vivobook 16 has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$600
Swift Go 14
Vivobook 16
$694
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The Acer Swift Go 14 has a price of $600 and the ASUS Vivobook 16 costs $694.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.7
Swift Go 14
Vivobook 16
7.8
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
300.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
295.0 nits
8.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
8.0 Hours
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.7/10
9.0/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.5/10
The ASUS Vivobook 16 and Acer Swift Go 14 are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.5
Swift Go 14
Vivobook 16
6.7
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.5/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.5/10
The ASUS Vivobook 16 and Acer Swift Go 14 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

7.3
Swift Go 14
Vivobook 16
7.4
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.3/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.5/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The ASUS Vivobook 16 and Acer Swift Go 14 are both good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

7.6
Swift Go 14
Vivobook 16
7.8
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.3/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The ASUS Vivobook 16 and Acer Swift Go 14 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.6
Swift Go 14
Vivobook 16
7.6
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.3/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.7/10
The Acer Swift Go 14 and ASUS Vivobook 16 are both good for software development.

Battery

8.0 Hours
Swift Go 14
Vivobook 16
8.0 Hours
The Acer Swift Go 14 has 8 hours of battery life. The ASUS Vivobook 16 has 8 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

7.4
Swift Go 14
Vivobook 16
7.0
The Acer Swift Go 14 and ASUS Vivobook 16 both have good build quality.

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How the Acer Swift Go 14 and the ASUS Vivobook 16 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Swift Go 14ASUS Vivobook 16
Acer Swift Go 14ASUS Vivobook 16

GENERAL

Price
$600
$694
Release Date
April 1, 2023May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.6'' x 0.59''14.1'' x 9.8'' x 0.78''
Weight
2.76 lbs4.14 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1355UAMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
Graphics
Iris Xe Radeon 780M
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
65 Wh50 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"16"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12001920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
300 nits295 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.4/107/10
Portability Score
9/107.5/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
8.8/107.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8/106.8/10
Speaker Quality Score
6.5/106/10
Webcam
1440p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
23
USB-C ports
21
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
31
Thunderbolt Version
4N/A

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Acer Swift Go 14

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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."

ASUS Vivobook 16

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Rtings

Olivier Martin, Ryan Lim, Yannick Khong | May 2023
"The ASUS Vivobook 16 M1605 (2023) is a budget Windows laptop. It's available with various AMD Ryzen 5000 and 7000 U-series CPUs and integrated graphics. You can only get 8GB of RAM; however, there's an empty SO-DIMM slot if you want to upgrade it. It has an FHD+ (1920 x 1200) 16:10 IPS display, a full-size keyboard with a Numpad, a 720p webcam, and Wi-Fi 6E wireless connectivity. Ports include three USB-As, one USB-C, an HDMI, and a headphone jack. The USB-C supports charging but no video output."

Get a great deal on the Acer Swift Go 14 or the ASUS Vivobook 16

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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