The Acer Swift Go 14 is a portable laptop featuring Intel’s Raptor Lake 13th-gen Core i7 processors and Intel Xe Graphics. Its stunning 14-inch OLED display, paired with 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and a spacious 1TB SSD, ensures a seamless experience.
Certified with Intel Evo platform standards, expect quick wake-ups, a minimum 9-hour battery life, rapid charging, and modern features like Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 4 compatibility. The 65 Whr battery promises up to 10 hours on a single charge, and fast charging is a breeze with the included 65-watt charger or compatible USB-C/Power Delivery chargers.
|Intel Core i7-1355U processor deca-core 1.70 GHz
|16GB LPDDR5X 6400MHz RAM (onboard)
|Intel Iris Xe Graphics
|1TB GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
|14″ OLED WQXGA+ 2880×1880
16:10 ratio, 90Hz refresh rate
VESA DisplayHDR 500
|2x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
2x USB-C (Thunderbolt 4) / Supports Video Alt Mode and 100 W Power Delivery
1x HDMI 2.1 Headphone jack MicroSD slot
|Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) with MU-MIMO Support (2 x 2) Bluetooth 5.1
|Dual stereo speakers
|65 Whr lithium-polymer battery
65 W USB Type-C power adapter
|31.2 x 21.8 x 1.5 cm Approx. 1.30 kg
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Packaging, Design & Build
The Acer Swift Go 14 arrives in a branded cardboard box, neatly divided into compartments for the laptop and charger. Slim and lightweight at 1.5cm and 1.3kg, it’s effortlessly portable for on-the-go use.
Crafted with a hinge designed for comfortable typing and improved cooling airflow, the laptop features a metal chassis and lid in an elegant “Aluminium” color. Despite its sturdy build quality, one-handed lid opening is a challenge due to the base’s lighter weight.
The Acer Swift Go 14 boasts a versatile selection of ports. On the left side, you’ll find 2x USB-C (Thunderbolt 4) supporting Video Alt Mode and 100 W Power Delivery, HDMI 2.1, and 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1.
On the right, there’s an additional 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, a headphone jack, and a MicroSD slot. For wireless connectivity, the laptop is equipped with Intel Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.1.
The USB-C ports serve dual purposes, allowing convenient charging with standard USB-C chargers or power banks to keep your device powered up.
Display & Webcam
The Acer Swift Go 14 features a glossy 14-inch OLED touchscreen display with a sharp WQXGA+ resolution of 2880 x 1880 and ultra-slim bezels. Whether indoors or outdoors, the display excels, supporting DisplayHDR True Black 500 and offering excellent color accuracy with 100% DCI-P3 coverage for tasks like photo and video editing.
Located at the top of the display, the 2-megapixel webcam ensures reliable video call quality under favorable lighting conditions.
Keyboard & Trackpad
The Acer Swift Go 14 sports a chiclet keyboard with short key travel, featuring multifunctional keys for tasks like adjusting screen brightness and controlling media playback. Illuminated by LEDs, the keyboard ensures visibility in various lighting conditions, though it lacks a separate set of number keys on the side. The top row, slightly smaller, facilitates quick adjustments like screen brightness and multimedia control.
Typing on the responsive keys feels ok, though adapting to the smaller size may require a bit of practice. The compact touchpad clicks smoothly and supports four-finger gestures for effortless scrolling, zooming, and navigation.
Performance & Benchmarks
CPU, GPU & RAM
The 13th Gen Raptor Lake chips integrate performance and efficiency cores for enhanced multitasking. The Core i7-1355U combines 2 performance cores and 8 efficient cores, delivering a total of 10 cores, 12 threads, and 12 MB of cache.
In terms of GPU, the Intel Iris Xe graphics works well for daily tasks, work, and photo editing. However, gaming performance is really poor and most games fail to achieve playable frame rates.
For RAM, The laptop houses 16GB of LPDDR5X 6400MHz RAM.
Our review model included a 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD storage. However, depending on the region, they may be different. The SSD offers good performance, with read speeds up to 3,605MB per second and write speeds up to 3,469MB.
Cinebench R20 tests yielded a single-core benchmark score of 573 and a multi-core benchmark score of 3,254 for the i7-1355U. In the PCMark 10 Benchmark, the laptop posted a score of 5,105.
|Cinebench R20 single core
|Cinebench R20 multi core
|PCMark 10 Benchmark
|3DMark Time Spy
Temperature & Noise
During regular day-to-day tasks and under the default profile, the Swift Go 14 remains cool and quiet, keeping noise and heat to a minimum. Engaging in more demanding tasks leads to high fan noise, though the laptop’s temperature remains within acceptable limits.
In terms of upgradability, the RAM is soldered on board and isn’t upgradeable. There is no slot for a second NVMe SSD either.
Battery & Audio
The Acer Swift Go 14 features stereo speakers delivering clear sound for small to medium-sized spaces, with minimal distortion but lacking in bass. While suitable for calls and conferences, headphones are recommended for optimal media playback.
Powering the laptop is a compact 65Wh lithium-polymer battery, offering an impressive battery life of up to 10 hours on a single charge. Actual duration may vary (8 to 10 hours) based on usage and screen brightness. The laptop supports rapid charging with the included 65-watt charger or standard USB-C/Power Delivery chargers, charging from 0% to 100% in just 1 hour 30 minutes during testing.
Swift Go 14 Review Verdict
The Acer Swift Go 14 strikes an admirable balance between functionality and style. Boasting a stunning OLED display and respectable performance, it meets diverse user needs. Powered by the 13th Gen Raptor Lake chips, the laptop excels in smooth multitasking, though it may face challenges with demanding gaming tasks.
However, drawbacks include average battery life, limited upgradability, and noticeable fan noise under heavy loads. Despite these considerations, the Swift Go 14 stands as a well-rounded, portable laptop offering a compelling blend of design and performance.