Updated 18 Jul 2017

Acer

Swift 1 SF114-31-C8C8

Snapshot: The Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-C8C8 (NX.SHWSA.003) laptop has a 14-inch screen. It has a Intel Celeron Processor N3060GHz processor and 4GB RAM. How good is its display?

Swift 1 SF114-31-C8C8
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$500

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Test results

Overall score
66
Design and use
?/10
Performance
?/10
Battery life
?/10
Display
?/10

Good points

  • Good design and use.
  • Good battery life.
  • Negligible reflectance.
  • Good brightness and contrast.
  • OK video playback.
  • Good audio.
  • OK viewing angles.
  • Has a USB 3.0 port and an HDMI port.

But

  • Poor performance.
  • Performed poorly.
  • Just OK colours on the screen.
  • Front camera only.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Design and use (35%) includes status lights/indicators, connections, laptop design, general use as a laptop, overall style and mobility as well as evaluating its security, manual and recovery options (if provided). For hybrids we also test laptop-to-tablet conversion and general use as a tablet. We also assess the audio quality of the speaker.

Performance (25%) is assessed using 3 benchmark software tools to evaluate the laptop’s performance during a range of tasks as well as its storage capabilities.

Battery life (20%) looks at the battery consumption for both heavy and light usage. Heavy usage is defined as playing an HD-quality video on loop, with power management features set for maximum performance, screen brightness at 100% and connected to a network with WiFi. Light usage is daily tasks, such as browsing the internet and checking email.

Display (20%) includes colour accuracy, brightness, depth and contrast, vertical and horizontal angle of view and glare and surface reflections.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$500
Type
Standard
Full model number
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-C8C8 (NX.SHWSA.003)
Body type
Clamshell

Specifications

Screen size (in)
14
HDD (GB)
n/a
SSD (GB)
32
Available user space (GB)
2.7
RAM (GB)
4
Intel processor type
Intel Celeron Processor N3060
Cores
2
Processor model
Intel Celeron Processor N3060, 1.6GHz
Video type
Intel HD Graphics 400
Video RAM (GB)
Shared
Native resolution
1366 x 768
Weight with / without keyboard (kg)
1.6
Weight of power supply (kg)
0.3
Size HxDxW (mm)
21 x 235 x 340
Trackpad size (mm)
106 x 61
Average heavy use battery life (Hours:Minutes)
8:11
Average light use battery life (Hours:Minutes)
13:02

Features

Operating System supplied
Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
Stylus included
n/a
Optical (DVD or CD) drive
No
USB 2.0 ports
1
USB 3.0 ports
1
USB-C ports
0
Thunderbolt port
0
Ethernet port
No
Headset port
Yes
Microphone port
No
Headphone / microphone port
No
HDMI
Yes
Mini DisplayPort
No
WiFi (GHz)
2.4 / 5
WiFi 802.11
a/b/g/n/ac
NFC
No
Memory card reader
Yes
Front camera
Yes
Rear camera
No
Backlit keyboard
No