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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Acer Swift Go 14 offers a balance of portability and performance with a higher battery capacity, more storage, and RAM, and is suitable for general use and light engineering tasks. Its lighter weight and smaller size make it easier to carry around. If heavier gaming or 3D tasks are a priority, the MSI GF63 Thin includes a dedicated GPU but compromises on battery life, storage, and RAM. It's heavier and better suited for users who need more graphics power and don't mind less mobility and shorter usage between charges. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Acer Swift Go 14
  • Good for general use
  • Good for engineering and design
  • Good for software development
  • Good for content creation
  • Good overall build quality
  • Excellent portability
  • Good battery life
  • Very good keyboard
Advantages of the MSI GF63 Thin
  • The MSI GF63 Thin has no clear advantages over the Acer Swift Go 14.

Key differences

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General Use

7.7
Swift Go 14
GF63 Thin
6.0
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
300.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
249.0 nits
8.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
4.2 Hours
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
9.0/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.3/10
The Acer Swift Go 14 is good for general use, while the MSI GF63 Thin is only fair.

Gaming and AI

6.5
Swift Go 14
GF63 Thin
6.0
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.6/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
8.0/10
The Acer Swift Go 14 and MSI GF63 Thin are both only fair for gaming and AI, though the Acer Swift Go 14 is somewhat better.

Engineering and Design

7.3
Swift Go 14
GF63 Thin
6.0
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.2/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.6/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
The Acer Swift Go 14 is good for engineering and design, while the MSI GF63 Thin is only fair.

Content Creation

7.6
Swift Go 14
GF63 Thin
6.0
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.2/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Acer Swift Go 14 is good for content creation, while the MSI GF63 Thin is only fair.

Software Development

7.6
Swift Go 14
GF63 Thin
6.0
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.2/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
The Acer Swift Go 14 is good for software development, while the MSI GF63 Thin is only fair.

Screen Quality

6.8
Swift Go 14
GF63 Thin
6.1
14.0in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
300.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
249.0 nits
The Acer Swift Go 14 has a better screen than the MSI GF63 Thin for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Battery

8.0 Hours
Swift Go 14
GF63 Thin
4.2 Hours
The Acer Swift Go 14 has 8 hours of battery life. The MSI GF63 Thin has 4.3 hours of battery life.

Portability

Excellent
Swift Go 14
GF63 Thin
Good
14.0in
SIZE
15.6in
2.7 lbs
WEIGHT
4.1 lbs
0.5in
THICKNESS
0.8in
The Acer Swift Go 14 has excellent portability, while the MSI GF63 Thin has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.4
Swift Go 14
GF63 Thin
6.5
The Acer Swift Go 14 has good build quality, while the MSI GF63 Thin has only fair build quality.
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Cost

$600
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GF63 Thin
$599
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The Acer Swift Go 14 has a price of $600 and the MSI GF63 Thin costs $599.

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How the Acer Swift Go 14 and the MSI GF63 Thin compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Swift Go 14MSI GF63 Thin
Acer Swift Go 14MSI GF63 Thin

GENERAL

Price
$600
$599
Release Date
April 1, 2023May 1, 2019
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.6'' x 0.59''14.1'' x 10'' x 0.85''
Weight
2.76 lbs4.1 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1355UIntel i5-10300H
Graphics
Iris Xe GTX 1650 Max-Q
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
54

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours4.25 Hours
Battery Capacity
65 Wh51 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
300 nits249 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.4/106.5/10
Portability Score
9/107.4/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
8.8/108/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteRed
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8/107/10
Speaker Quality Score
6.5/106.8/10
Webcam
1440p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
23
USB-C ports
21
USB-C Charging
YesNo
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."

MSI GF63 Thin

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NotebookCheck

Florian Glaser | January 2020
"If you leave aside the meagre port selection (no card reader, no DisplayPort, no Thunderbolt 3 or USB 3.1 Gen2), the fan control that could be improved (idle mode!) and the relatively dark and slow display, the MSI GF63 Thin 9SC does not have any major weaknesses. The 15-inch gamer is compact, has a low weight and offers a good price-to-performance ratio, which should please gamers that are looking for both a portable and an affordable gaming notebook. Input devices, battery life, case quality and performance are all appropriate for this purchase price."

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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 MSI

MSI, also known as Micro-Star International, is a Taiwanese technology corporation. MSI is known for their wide range of gaming devices. Their series include the entry-level Cyborg/Thin and Sword/Katana series, the mid-range Bravo/Delta and Crosshair/Pulse series, and their high-end Vector, Raider, Stealth, and Titan GT series. At every performance level, MSI offers a variety of devices with varying balances between performance, battery life, weight, and price, making them a solid option to consider at every price point.

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