Acer Swift Go 14

Acer Swift Go 14

Acer Swift Go 14

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.0/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.8/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.8/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Very Good8.2/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.1/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.9/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.8/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.0/10
SIZE: 14"

The Acer Swift Go 14 is a midrange-priced laptop with a 14-inch OLED screen featuring a resolution higher than Full HD and a 90Hz refresh rate which is good for smoother visuals. It has an Intel i7 processor with integrated graphics good for everyday tasks and light gaming but may not handle intensive 3D rendering or engineering simulations as well as devices with dedicated graphics cards. The laptop includes 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM which is ample for general use and multitasking. It's also fairly lightweight and portable with a decent battery life for typical use. With its backlit keyboard and fingerprint reader, it offers convenience and security, making it suitable for general use and on-the-go productivity. However, it might not be the best option for gamers or professionals in need of more powerful performance for demanding applications. 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
  • High screen resolution and color accuracy
  • Powerful Intel i7 processor for performance
  • Lightweight and slim for portability
  • Good build and heat management quality
  • Multiple USB-C and Thunderbolt ports
Cons
  • Average battery life only
  • No dedicated number pad on keyboard
  • Speakers and webcam are only fair quality
  • 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.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.7
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.
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.
Software Development:
4.5
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.
General Use:
4.4
The Acer Swift Go 14 suits general use well with its efficient Intel i7 processor and 16GB of RAM, which ensure smooth multitasking and quick application performance, while the 14-inch OLED screen provides clear and vivid images. Its light weight and solid battery life make it easily portable and practical for everyday tasks without frequent charging.
Content Creation:
4.4
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.
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.
Engineering & Design:
4.3
The Acer Swift Go 14 is well-suited for engineering and design due to its high-performance CPU and capable integrated GPU, which are essential for computation-intensive tasks and graphics rendering. Its OLED screen with high resolution and color accuracy offers excellent visual clarity for detailed work, and the laptop's good portability, comfortable keyboard, and quiet operation are additional benefits for professionals who often work in different settings.
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.
Gaming & AI:
3.8
The Acer Swift Go 14 is equipped with an Intel i7-13700H Iris Xe graphics, which offers solid performance for gaming and 3D applications, and its screen supports a high refresh rate of 90Hz for smoother visuals during fast-paced action. While the CPU also contributes to performance, and the OLED screen provides vibrant quality for an immersive gaming experience, these features make the laptop well-suited for such demanding tasks.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,260
Release Date
April 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.6'' x 0.59''
Weight
2.87 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13700H
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
OLED
Resolution
2880 x 1800
Refresh Rate
90Hz
Display Brightness
490 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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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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