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Swift Go 14
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G15 5520
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Advantages of the Acer Swift Go 14
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for software development
  • Very good overall display quality
  • Very good portability
Advantages of the Dell G15 5520
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Good for gaming and AI
  • Very good speakers

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

6.9
Swift Go 14
G15 5520
7.7
2.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.0/10
2880 x 1800
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
90Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.7/10
The Dell G15 5520 is good for gaming and AI, while the Acer Swift Go 14 is only fair.

Software Development

8.3
Swift Go 14
G15 5520
7.5
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
2880 x 1800
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
The Acer Swift Go 14 is very good for software development, while the Dell G15 5520 is good.

Screen Quality

8.4
Swift Go 14
G15 5520
7.1
14.0in
SIZE
15.6in
2880 x 1800
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
90Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
391.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
251.0 nits
The Acer Swift Go 14 has a better screen than the Dell G15 5520 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Battery

8.0 Hours
Swift Go 14
G15 5520
6.0 Hours
The Acer Swift Go 14 has 8 hours of battery life. The Dell G15 5520 has 6 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
Swift Go 14
G15 5520
Fair
14.0in
SIZE
15.6in
2.9 lbs
WEIGHT
5.5 lbs
0.5in
THICKNESS
1.0in
The Acer Swift Go 14 has very good portability, while the Dell G15 5520 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$800
Swift Go 14
G15 5520
$1,000
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$400

$600

$800

$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

$1,600

The Acer Swift Go 14 has a price of $800 and the Dell G15 5520 costs $1,000.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.3
Swift Go 14
G15 5520
7.9
2880 x 1800
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
391.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
251.0 nits
8.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
8.9/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.3/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Swift Go 14 to be very good for general use, while the Dell G15 5520 is good.

Engineering and Design

7.8
Swift Go 14
G15 5520
8.2
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
2.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.0/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell G15 5520 to be very good for engineering and design, while the Acer Swift Go 14 is good.

Content Creation

8.3
Swift Go 14
G15 5520
8.0
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
2880 x 1800
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Acer Swift Go 14 and Dell G15 5520 are both very good for content creation.

Build Quality

7.4
Swift Go 14
G15 5520
7.4
The Acer Swift Go 14 and Dell G15 5520 both have good build quality.

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How the Acer Swift Go 14 and the Dell G15 5520 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Swift Go 14Dell G15 5520
Acer Swift Go 14Dell G15 5520

GENERAL

Price
$800
$1,000
Release Date
December 1, 2023May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.6'' x 0.59''14.1'' x 10.7'' x 1.06''
Weight
2.91 lbs5.55 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Core Ultra 7 155HIntel i7-12700H
Graphics
Arc 8-Cores RTX 3060 (130 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
65 Wh56 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"15.6"
Display Technology
OLEDIPS
Resolution
2880 x 18001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
90Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
391 nits251 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.4/107.4/10
Portability Score
8.9/106.4/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
8.8/106.8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteBlue
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8/108.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
6.5/108.8/10
Webcam
1440p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
23
USB-C ports
21
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
32
Thunderbolt Version
44

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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."

Dell G15 5520

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Rtings

Olivier Martin, Ryan Lim, and John Peroramas | April 2023
"The Dell G15 (2022) is a 15.6-inch budget gaming laptop, and is great for gaming. You can configure the laptop with powerful Intel 12th Gen. CPUs and various NVIDIA dedicated GPUs, all of which deliver a smooth gaming experience at 1080p. There's also a QHD 240Hz display option if you want better visuals, though you'll have to pair it with the top-end NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti to get good frame rates. It doesn't get overly hot or loud under load, and there's no noticeable throttling on the CPU or GPU. Unfortunately, the 120Hz panel has a slow response time, causing noticeable ghosting, and it doesn't support variable refresh rate."

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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 Dell

Dell is a highly recognizable American technology company, and is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. Their laptops are very popular for both personal and professional use, and they also own the Alienware brand which makes mid to high end gaming laptops. Their premium XPS range of laptops offer great build quality and portability, while Latitude and Precision laptops are known for reliability, repairability and performance for business users.

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