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Acer Swift 1 (SF113) 13-inch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of Acer Swift 1 (SF113) 13-inch. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the performance and durability. The price and usability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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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 (SF113) 13-inch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Acer made a cheap laptop that looks good and lasts all day long


What the Swift 1 lacks in performance it makes up for in battery life, good looks and a low price.

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 : Ashley Barry-Biancuzzo (

Acer Swift 1 (SF113-31-P5CK) Laptop Review


This Acer laptop is a good starter option for students

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (

Acer Swift 1 14”


"Brilliant computer, easy to set up and use. Very fast start up and operation. Lightweight. "

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (

Great laptop


I bought this as my old laptop broke and I had to get an assignment in so needed a replacement... and fast!!!! I've had it for a couple of weeks now and I absolutely love it. I only use it for browsing the internet, writing assignments and watching...

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (

Seems okay so far but had problem with screen freezing


"Good quality for price. Thin, light, with a sturdy metal case. The screen kept freezing every few hours. This is a fault with the graphics drivers and I fixed it by installing an updated driver. Other than that it seems fine so far but only had it one...

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (

Light and great quality build for the price


"This was a first laptop for a son doing GCSE's. He's very impressed with the build quality (aluminium), ease of use and lightness when carrying it around with him. It was very easy to set up too and as long as the tasks aren't too demanding (e.g....

Mar, 2019

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Nice and compact


"Very easy to use. Small and slim and very light. Does everything I need for home. It did crash after 5 days but easily sorted by pressing the off button. I can navigate easily around the key pad. Great for basic stuff."

Feb, 2019

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Great, basic laptop


"I bought this laptop for basic home and work use. Having done some research it seemed to offer everything I needed at reasonable cost. So far I'm pleased: easy to use, loads quickly, sleek design and very lightweight. I'm no computer expert and having...

Feb, 2019

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Great Laptop for the Money


"Battery and Weight are a real plus with the laptop. I only use it for simple tasks (web, email, Word, Powerpoint etc). It does all this really well, no need for a £1000 machine."

Feb, 2019

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As recommended by Which?


"I bought this for our Trust which supports young people in care to maximise opportunities through their creativity. The young person it was given to is hoping to become a writer and is thrilled with her chance to write as any professional would. It is...

Feb, 2019

Product Specifications


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


Battery Capacity:3770
Battery capacity (Watt hours):42
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:2 / 3


Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Front camera signal format:720p




Colour of product:Black, Pink / Black, Pink gold / Black, Silver / Bronze / Gold / Grey, Pink gold / Pink / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product colour:Black, Pink / Black, Pink gold / Black, Silver / Bronze / Gold / Grey, Pink gold / Pink / Silver
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1280
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS / LCD
Screen shape:Flat


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:8
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of execution units:12 / 18
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:650 / 700 / 750
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):750
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5A84 / 0x5A85
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 500 / Intel HD Graphics 505 / Intel® HD Graphics 500 / Intel® HD Graphics 505


Full-size keyboard:N / Y
Island-style keyboard:N / Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:French / German
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N / Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y


Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 6
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4


Antenna type:1x1 / 2X2
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 / Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
AC adapters quantity:1
Cables included:AC
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Package depth:59
Package height:292
Package weight:2.44
Package width:454
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:N / Y
Docking connector:N / Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:Y
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45


Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:6
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,4x1 / 1x2,1x2+2x1 / 1x2,1x2+2x1,1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.2 / 2.20 / 2.4 / 2.40 / 2.5 / 2.50
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Apollo Lake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.1 / 1.10
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:N3350 / N3450 / N4200
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron N3000 series / Intel Pentium Processor N4000 Series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA 1296
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4
System bus rate:5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):6

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N
Intel Secure Boot:Y
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:N
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® OS Guard:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
Processor ARK ID:95592 / 95596 / 95598
Processor package size:24 x 31
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


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


Bundled software:Office 365 Pro
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Linux Linpus / N / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 10 S
Operating System Language:French
Pre-installed software:Acer Care Center, Acer Portal, Acer Power Management / PC Manager, AcerCareCenter, AcerPortal, AcerPower management
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security


Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD
Flash drive interface:Flash
Flash memory:128 / 64
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:Micro Serial ATA III / Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:128
Storage Media:eMMC / Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 64

Technical Details

USB connector type:USB Type-A, USB Type-C

Weight & Dimensions

Height :14.9 / 15
Weight:1.3 / 1.37
Width:319.5 / 321 / 321.5