Acer Swift 1 Review

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Update - 2017.05.01

Acer Swift 1 Review: The Acer Swift 1 has a listing price of $249.00. This laptop is one of the least costly All-Purpose laptops as they usually go for $849.99 on average.

This laptop is a suit a wide number of wants and All-Purpose machine. Laptops in this category aren’t constructed for high-performance gaming, however, can handle most office or school-related duties.

Acer Swift 1 Review – Specification

Processor: Intel Pentium N3710 1.6 GHz

Display Size: 14 inch

Battery: 55 Wh Lithium-Ion

Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)

OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bi

Price: 399 Euro

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Acer Swift 1 Review – Design

Acer Swift 1

The casing of the Swift 1 is constructed mainly of plastic. Only the base unit’s upper side is made from aluminum. Despite using plastic, the device can be described as trendy. As to its build, the laptop doesn’t show any main shortcomings. This is slightly changed as far as the robustness is involved. In our opinion, the base unit can be warped a bit too simply. This is true to an even better extent of the lid.

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Acer Swift 1 Review – Keyboard and Touchpad

Acer Swift 1

The Swift 1 has an unlit chiclet keyboard. The flat, lightly roughened keys have a clear pressure level and short drop. The keyboard yields slightly when typing on it. However, we didn’t find this annoying. Overall, Acer has put in a very decent keyboard that is designed for even prolonged typing sessions. The touchpad has a surface area of approximately 10.6 x 6.1 cm (~4.2 x 2.4 in). Thus, it gives sufficient room for using gestures. The pad’s sleek surface gives it easy for the fingers to glide over it. The pad has a defined pressure level and short drop.

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Acer Swift 1 Review – Display

Acer Swift 1

The Acer swift 1 comes with a 14.1-inch display and 1366×768 resolution. Neither its contrast (474:1) or nor its brightness (247.2 cd/m²) effects. However, the rates are acceptable given the laptop’s price.

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Acer Swift 1 Review – Audio and Graphics

Acer Swift 1

The stereo speakers are located on the device’s bottom. They produce a thin sound without much bass. External speakers and Headphones will have to be used for a better sound experience.

Intel’s HD Graphics 405 GPU is installed. It helps DirectX 12 and clocks at speeds of as much as 700 MHz. The 3DMark scores are on a regular level for the GPU put in here.

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Acer Swift 1 Review – Hardware and Performance

Acer Swift 1

Acer Swift 1 comes with a two Type-A USB ports helps the USB 3.0 standard. Acer should have introduced a further Type-C port. The interface distribution is nice: They’re in the rear on each side.

Including its Swift 1, Acer has a 14-inch laptop that’s suitable for using basic office and Internet applications. The integrated video decoder also permits playing movies – at home or on the go. Our review sample is priced at $422, and another model was available for $317 at the time of testing.

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Acer Swift 1 Review – Battery Life

Acer Swift 1

A sticker on the Swift guarantees a battery life of as much as 13 hours. This time proved to be quite sensible in practice. Acer’s laptop managed a runtime of 11:01 hours in our sensible Wi-Fi test – a superb outcome.

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Configuration Option

Acer Swift 1

Our review sample is priced at approximately $422. Only one other model (Celeron N3060, 64 GB eMMC) was available for 300 Euros (~$317) at the time of testing.

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Conclusion

Acer Swift 1

The Swift 1 is the cheapest model and lowest-performance in Acer’s Swift lineup. However, it doesn’t want to cover. Although the casing is specially made from plastic, the Swift 1 can be described as trendy. That is also due to its slim exterior. The Swift 1 can’t compete with the Core i and Core m processors in its more costly siblings. The established Pentium N3710 processor is suitable for Internet applications and basic office.

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Review Score

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