Acer has made really good budget laptops until now. Is this a good one as well? This one has just a few compromises and promises efficient daily computing and healthy battery life. This Acer Swift 1 SF114 is on the top budget laptops that you should buy this year (see the lowest price).
Processor: Intel Pentium Silver N5000 – 1.1 Ghz – 4 cores
RAM: 4 GB
Storage: 128 GB SSD
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 605
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
OS: Windows 10
Weight: 1.32 kg
Dimensions: 32.2 x 22.8 x 1.6 cm
USB 2.0: 1
USB 3.0: 2
Ethernet port: no
Backlit keyboard: yes
Separate numeric keypad: no
This 14-inch laptop has an Intel Pentium Silver N5000 processor, 128 GB of storage that comes with Windows 10 and 4 GB of RAM. The size of the laptop might trick you into thinking this is a heavy laptop, but it weighs just 1.3 kg making it lightweight and easy to carry around. In case you wonder about ports, this Acer makes a shame of more high-end models having USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB-C, HDMI and an SD card reader.
Its Pentium chip, which is a step below i3, is fast enough for daily tasks. A few browser tabs, spreadsheets or word processing is not something that will make this laptop sluggish. Even though it is slightly less potent than i3, it is more power-efficient and allows better battery life. Speaking of battery, it lasts between 11 and 12 hours. It doesn’t reach the 17 hours claimed by Acer, but it still has a better battery than most laptops around this price.
The light button press action makes the keyboard excellent to use and easy to type for long periods. The screen is also something at which this laptop excels. It has good quality even when you look at it from an angle. It is also bright and has lovely colours. Having a plastic shell, like other cheap laptops, might make you think it flexes or cracks easily but in fact, it looks quite durable.
The touch is slightly skittish, and it’s not among the best to use, but you might get used to it. Among the compromises are the speakers as well. They lack depth and bass, and the sound doesn’t feel that great.
It lacks an ethernet port for those of you who need or want a physical connection with the router.
Should you buy it? Of course. It’s a no brainer. It’s o
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