Acer Swift Go 14

Acer Swift Go 14

Acer Swift Go 14

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Good7.8/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.7/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.5/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.9/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.8/10
PORTABILITY: Excellent9.0/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.9/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.0/10
SIZE: 14"








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Large storage capacity
  • Ample RAM for multitasking
  • Powerful Intel i7 processor
  • Touchscreen with good color coverage
  • Portable with excellent portability score
Cons
  • Moderate battery life
  • Speakers quality is fair
  • 3D and machine learning performance is fair
  • General use screen score is less impressive

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.
Software Development:
4.4
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.
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 is equipped with a capable processor and sufficient RAM, making it smooth for everyday tasks, and its high-quality IPS screen with good color coverage ensures clear and vivid display. Its lightweight design and solid battery life further enhance its suitability for general use, offering a balance of performance and convenience.
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.
Engineering & Design:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D 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.
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:
3.7
The Acer Swift Go 14 is considered fair for gaming and 3D because it sports an integrated GPU, which is less powerful compared to dedicated gaming graphics cards, and it has a screen refresh rate of 60Hz which, while sufficient for basic tasks, may not provide the smoothest experience in fast-paced games or high-end 3D applications that benefit from higher refresh rates.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$880
Release Date
June 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.6'' x 0.59''
Weight
2.76 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
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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