The Acer Swift Go 14, a surprise ultraportable laptop, has a design we’ve seen a dozen times before and appears to be the same fundamental notebook the business has been producing for some time. Acer has made a special effort this time, though, by installing remarkable hardware within to power a stunning, high-resolution OLED display. As a $1,100 laptop, the Acer Swift Go 14 has a lot going for it, but competing models like the Dell XPS 13 (9315) and Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 8 fall short in terms of overall value. It would soar further if it weren’t for a dull keyboard.
Acer Swift Go 14 Build
When I was writing this line, I almost referred to the Acer Swift Go 14 as an Acer Aspire because of how modest it is. As I’ve observed on the majority of Acer daily laptops I’ve evaluated over the past several years, Acer is making the most of its notebook architecture. With a metal chassis, a solid hinge that barely moves, and a light flex in the keyboard deck, it is sufficiently durable.
However, this model is more suited for the surface-mounted exhaust above the keyboard than some of the others I’ve tested because it has a processor that is genuinely powerful and has to be kept cool.
Unfortunately, the Acer Swift Go 14 has the same keyboard configuration as several considerably less expensive computers due to the design. Although they are not horrifying, the convex key caps are awkward to use and have a bit too much give in the corners to feel completely reliable.