Acer Swift 1 (SF114-33/34) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 512GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x M.2 NVMe slot See photo
RAM
up to 8GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 S
Dimensions
322.6 x 212.2 x 14.9 mm (12.70" x 8.35" x 0.59")
Weight
1.30 kg (2.9 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • HDMI
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader optional
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Microphone 2x Microphones
  • Speakers 2x 2W, Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slotKensington Lock

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

$4.96
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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

$4.98
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All
$9.99
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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Acer Swift 1 (SF114-33/34) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Acer Swift 1 (SF114-33/34) series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

Acer Swift 1 (SF114-33/34) in-depth review

There are a couple of selling points of the Swift 1 (SF114-34). In the first place, there is the price. Then, you get the battery life, followed by silent operation, and not in the last place - 1080p IPS display. These are quite some reasons to get you hooked up on buying this device. However, there is a big caveat here, and it is the processing power. You can get the Swift 1 (SF114-34) with one of a bunch of Celeron or Pentium Silver processors. If you are looking for something that will ru[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Surprisingly good value
  • Optional fingerprint reader
  • Comfortable backlit keyboard
  • USB Type-C connection and an M.2 slot for storage upgrades
  • Very good battery life
  • Its Full HD IPS panel has comfortable viewing angles and a good contrast ratio (Chi Mei N140HCA-EAC (CNM14D4))
  • No aggressive PWM for brightness adjustment (Chi Mei N140HCA-EAC (CNM14D4))

Cons

  • Memory is soldered to the motherboard
  • Covers only 52% of sRGB (Chi Mei N140HCA-EAC (CNM14D4))
  • Subpar performance

Inside Acer Swift 1 (SF114-34) - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Minecraft
 
 
Bench
532
fps
42
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
Bench
142
fps
23
fps
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
Bench
67
fps
43
fps
24
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
95
fps
55
fps
24
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
Bench
197
fps
159
fps
96
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
31
fps
22
fps
12
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
64
fps
28
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
 
Bench
99
fps
30
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
31
fps
21
fps
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
 
Bench
43
fps
-
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
 
 
Bench
47
fps
28
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
37
fps
35
fps
32
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
Bench
108
fps
108
fps
57
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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