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Acer Swift 1 (SF114)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 251 reviews of Acer Swift 1 (SF114). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the battery and usability. The portability and price also get good comments. There are some mixed views about the touchpad. Many are negative about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Swift 1 (SF114) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Swift 1 Review | Trusted Reviews

 

A cheap Windows 10 laptop with a premium design

Stylish, all-metal body ; Decent screen ; Good keyboard and touchpad

Battery life doesn't meet claims ; So-so performance

Oct, 2018

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (techadvisor.co.uk)

Acer Swift 1

 

The Acer Swift is a cracking laptop with great design, build and features. All for under £350.

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Acer Swift 1 review

 

Acer's Swift 1 shows not all low-cost laptops need to be thick, clunky or bad on battery life.

The Acer Swift 1 is a thin, lightweight budget-friendly laptop that has a few higher-end features that make it a more attractive deal than competing systems at its $329 price. Battery life is good at more than 9 hours.

Its low-end components mean it can't do much beyond basics and its limited storage will likely require some external option.

The Swift 1 is cheap, looks nice and has a good battery -- just don't give it anything more difficult to do than web browsing.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Swift 1 SF114-32 (N5000, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

 

Elegant endurance runner. Acer's 14-incher offers an excellent battery life, an elegant, slim metal case, a keyboard illumination, and a matte IPS display. The new Pentium Silver N5000 quad-core processor has significantly more computing power than its...

matte IPS display ; Full HD resolution ; SSD ; runs quietly ; hardly heats up ; keyboard illumination ; 2x2 AC WLAN ; excellent battery life ; Type-C USB ; elegant metal case

dark display ; working memory runs in single-channel mode

With the Swift 1 SF114-32, Acer has created a 14-inch notebook that represents clear progress compared to its predecessor. The elegant, slim, and compact metal case ensures a good first impression.The Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG knows how to please. At a...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6 Notebook Review

 

Enduring mobility. Acer's 14-inch laptop pleases with its silent system and very long battery life. This is due to the combination of a Braswell processor and high-capacity battery. With a price of 400 Euros (~$422), it is also an affordable device.

matte screen ; noiseless system ; decent keyboard ; 128 GB of eMMC storage ; 2-year warranty ; very good battery life

dark, low-contrast, viewing angle dependent screen ; PWM at max. brightness without power supply ; no upgrade options ; no Type-C USB ; below-average WiFi data rates

The Swift 1 is the lowest-performance and cheapest model in Acer's Swift lineup. However, it does not need to hide. Although the casing is mainly made of plastic, the Swift 1 can be described as stylish. This is also due to its slim exterior. The Swift...

Feb, 2017

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Great value laptop

 

Excellent value for money especially with the 64gb eMMC drive and 4gb RAM. Excellent battery life. Hope to buy another for my wife but all seem to be sold ;-(

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

GOOD VALUE LAPTOP COMPUTER

 

We bought this computer for our grandaughter to use for school work/ptojects/leisure and it exceeded all our expectations; it's very fast, light weight, big memory, feels weel made and good value for money..

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Amazing battery life and fast

 

720p screen with enough brightness and losing apps fast.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Light and easy to use

 

Replaced old laptop with the Acer swift laptop , it's light portable and easy to use . Battery life is really good .

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Good value and performance

 

This lovely laptop was purchased for someone for study purposes and not only looks good but performs really well too. Does everything she needs it to do . Is light and easy to carry around and has good battery life. Would recommend it.

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Number of microphones:1 / 2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:4670 / 4780 / 4920
Battery capacity (Watt hours):54 / 54.5 / 56
Battery life (max):10 / 12.5 / 17
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:17
Number of battery cells:3 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:ACPI 5.0

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Pink / Blue / Charcoal / Gold / Pink / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product colour:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Pink / Blue / Charcoal / Gold / Green / Pink / Silver
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8 / 35.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:N / Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / LCD / TFT
Screen shape:Flat
Touchscreen:N / No / Y

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:8
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of execution units:12 / 16 / 18
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter 4K support:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 320 / 400
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:600 / 700 / 750
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):650 / 750
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel UHD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3184 / 0x3185 / 0x5A84
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 405 / Intel HD Graphics 505 / Intel UHD Graphics 605 / Intel® HD Graphics 400 / Intel® UHD Graphics 600 / Intel® UHD Graphics 605

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:French / German / Italian
Keyboard layout:QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Touch Bar:N
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9260 / Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9560

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
AC adapters quantity:1
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Virtual Reality (VR) ready:N

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:Y
Number of SATA III connectors:2
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:45

Processor

Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4 / 6
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2,1x2+2x1 / 1x2,1x2+2x1,1x4,2x1,4x1 / 1x4+1x2,2x1+1x2+1x2,4x1 / 4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.48 / 2.50 / 2.56 / 2.60 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor cache:2 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor codename:Apollo Lake / Braswell / Gemini Lake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Silver / Pentium Silver
Processor frequency:1.1 / 1.10 / 1.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:N3060 / N3710 / N4000 / N4200 / N5000
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 32-bit,64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron N3000 series / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium Processor N4000 Series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA 1090 / BGA 1170 / BGA 1296 / BGA1170
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4 / 4.8
Stepping:B0 / D1
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):6
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Boot:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:N / No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® OS Guard:N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Processor ARK ID:128988 / 128990 / 91830 / 91832 / 95592
Processor code:SR2KL / SR2KN / SR3RZ / SSSR2KL
Processor package size:24 x 31 / 25 x 24 / 25 x 27
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N / Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS,HDD,Supervisor,User

Software

Bundled software:Acer Care Center, Acer Portal / Office 2016 - 30 days trial
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux Linpus / WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 10 Home S / Windows 10 S
Pre-installed software:Acer Care Center, Acer Portal
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security Suite / Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security, Microsoft Office 2016

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Flash drive interface:Flash
Flash memory:128 / 32 / 64
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:128 / 256 / 32 / 64
SSD interface:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:eMMC / Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 32 / 64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17.9 / 228 / 228.5 / 234.9
Height :14.9 / 15 / 17.9 / 20.4 / 8.6
Height (front):1.79 / 8.6
Height (rear):1.79
Weight:1.3 / 1.4 / 1.6 / 339.4
Width:234.9 / 323 / 328.8 / 339.4