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Acer Aspire 1 A114-32 (Pentium Silver N5000, eMMC, FHD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 06/10/2019

Unable to excel. Acer's 14-incher offers a matte Full HD display, a Pentium Silver N5000 processor and silent operation. Battery life is average at best. A device like the Aspire should offer more in this regard.

The Aspire 1 A114-32 is among the simple office laptops that come in a 14-inch format. The operating system is Windows 10 S in this case. Microsoft offers a free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro though. We did this upgrade in order to be able to conduct our review. The Aspire is not an unknown device to us. We have already reviewed the identically built A114-31 predecessor, which was configured with an Apollo Lake processor. Our current review device has a Gemini Lake processor on board. The Lenovo V130-14IGM, the Trekstor Primebook C13, the Chuwi LapBook SE, the HP 14, the Chuwi HeroBook 14 and the HP Chromebook 14 G5 are among the competitors.

Since the A114-32 and the A114-31 are built identically, we won't go over the case, connectivity, input devices or speakers. The corresponding information can be found in our Aspire 1 A114-31 laptop review (in German).

Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1 (Aspire 1 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Core: 200-750 MHz, single-channel, 26.20.100.6861
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR4-2400, single-channel, soldered memory, no memory slots
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, Chi Mei N140HGE-EAA, TN LED, glossy: no
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 44 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Gemini Lake SoC - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Combo audio, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.95 x 343 x 245 ( = 0.71 x 13.5 x 9.65 in)
Battery
37 Wh, 4810 mAh Lithium-Ion, 7.7 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: VGA
Primary Camera: 0.3 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
1.65 kg ( = 58.2 oz / 3.64 pounds), Power Supply: 275 g ( = 9.7 oz / 0.61 pounds)
Price
299 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Size comparison

343 mm / 13.5 inch 247 mm / 9.72 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 1.6 kg3.53 lbs343 mm / 13.5 inch 245 mm / 9.65 inch 17.95 mm / 0.707 inch 1.7 kg3.64 lbs336 mm / 13.2 inch 200 mm / 7.87 inch 24 mm / 0.945 inch 1.6 kg3.42 lbs337 mm / 13.3 inch 226 mm / 8.9 inch 18.3 mm / 0.72 inch 1.5 kg3.4 lbs332 mm / 13.1 inch 214 mm / 8.43 inch 21.3 mm / 0.839 inch 1.5 kg3.26 lbs320 mm / 12.6 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 15 mm / 0.591 inch 1.4 kg3.06 lbs318 mm / 12.5 inch 216 mm / 8.5 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 1.4 kg3.16 lbs
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C472
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
72 MB/s ∼100% +10%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
65.7 MB/s ∼91%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=273)
62.2 MB/s ∼86% -5%
HP 14-bp001ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.2 MB/s ∼34% -63%
Chuwi LapBook SE
 
23.8 MB/s ∼33% -64%
Trekstor Primebook C13
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
22.7 MB/s ∼32% -65%
Chuwi HeroBook 14
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
21.1 MB/s ∼29% -68%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C472
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86.4 MB/s ∼100% +1%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
85.3 MB/s ∼99%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=248)
78.6 MB/s ∼91% -8%
HP 14-bp001ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
35.7 MB/s ∼41% -58%
Trekstor Primebook C13
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
35.2 MB/s ∼41% -59%
Chuwi LapBook SE
 
26.8 MB/s ∼31% -69%
Chuwi HeroBook 14
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
26.1 MB/s ∼30% -69%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.6 MB/s ∼28% -71%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C472
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
340 MBit/s ∼100% +1%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
335 (min: 328, max: 340) MBit/s ∼99%
Trekstor Primebook C13
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
314 MBit/s ∼92% -6%
Chuwi LapBook SE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
309 (min: 299, max: 316) MBit/s ∼91% -8%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
297 (min: 117, max: 322) MBit/s ∼87% -11%
Chuwi HeroBook 14
Realtek RTL8723B USB 2.0
29.8 MBit/s ∼9% -91%
HP 14-bp001ng
Realtek RTL8723DE
5 MBit/s ∼1% -99%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Trekstor Primebook C13
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
345 MBit/s ∼100% +13%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
329 (min: 262, max: 342) MBit/s ∼95% +8%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
306 (min: 207, max: 387) MBit/s ∼89%
Chuwi LapBook SE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
301 (min: 237, max: 351) MBit/s ∼87% -2%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C472
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
144 MBit/s ∼42% -53%
HP 14-bp001ng
Realtek RTL8723DE
71 MBit/s ∼21% -77%
Chuwi HeroBook 14
Realtek RTL8723B USB 2.0
34.5 MBit/s ∼10% -89%
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Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1 Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel UHD Graphics 605; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø334 (328-340)
Lenovo V130-14IGM Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel UHD Graphics 605; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø296 (117-322)
Chuwi LapBook SE Intel Celeron N4100, Intel UHD Graphics 600; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø309 (299-316)
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1 Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel UHD Graphics 605; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø306 (207-387)
Lenovo V130-14IGM Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel UHD Graphics 605; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø329 (262-342)
Chuwi LapBook SE Intel Celeron N4100, Intel UHD Graphics 600; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø301 (237-351)

Display - Dim, poor contrast, unstable viewing angles

Subpixel
Subpixel

The matte 14-inch display in the A114-32 has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The brightness (192.4 cd/m²) and contrast (507:1) are too low. We find values beyond 300 cd/m² and 1000:1, respectively, to be good. However, these values aren't expected of devices at this price point. No laptop in our test field is able to reach the brightness target; the contrast target is only surpassed by two laptops. Unfortunately, the display in the Aspire shows flickering at a frequency of 250 Hz on brightness levels of 20% and below. The comparatively low frequency could lead to headaches and/or eye strain for sensitive users.

202
cd/m²
192
cd/m²
191
cd/m²
205
cd/m²
208
cd/m²
186
cd/m²
188
cd/m²
184
cd/m²
176
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei N140HGE-EAA
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 208 cd/m² Average: 192.4 cd/m² Minimum: 13.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 208 cd/m²
Contrast: 507:1 (Black: 0.41 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 10.1 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 4.38
ΔE Greyscale 10.96 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
59% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 38% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.24
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
TN LED, 1920x1080, 14
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C472
TN LED, 1366x768, 14
HP Chromebook 14 G5
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo V130-14IGM
TN LED, 1366x768, 14
Trekstor Primebook C13
IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Chuwi LapBook SE
1920x1080, 13.3
HP 14-bp001ng
TN LED, 1366x768, 14
Chuwi HeroBook 14
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Response Times
95%
43%
-11%
58%
-41%
-9%
-9%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
43 (23, 20)
40 (20, 20)
7%
44 (23, 21)
-2%
52 (30, 22)
-21%
39 (19, 20)
9%
39.2 (19.2, 20)
9%
43 (23, 20)
-0%
35.6 (18, 17.6)
17%
Response Time Black / White *
13 (9, 4)
16 (11, 5)
-23%
35 (20, 15)
-169%
13 (8, 5)
-0%
30 (17, 13)
-131%
27.7 (14.8, 12.9)
-113%
14 (8, 7)
-8%
32.8 (13.2, 19.6)
-152%
PWM Frequency
250 (20)
1000 (100)
300%
1000 (90)
300%
990 (20)
296%
200 (29)
-20%
200 (90)
-20%
520.8 (100)
108%
Screen
8%
69%
-6%
38%
22%
-5%
29%
Brightness middle
208
206
-1%
253
22%
234
13%
201
-3%
227
9%
189
-9%
213.6
3%
Brightness
192
187
-3%
232
21%
216
13%
207
8%
210
9%
190
-1%
197
3%
Brightness Distribution
85
82
-4%
87
2%
83
-2%
88
4%
89
5%
88
4%
82
-4%
Black Level *
0.41
0.34
17%
0.15
63%
0.51
-24%
0.22
46%
0.44
-7%
0.53
-29%
0.18
56%
Contrast
507
606
20%
1687
233%
459
-9%
914
80%
516
2%
357
-30%
1187
134%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
10.1
10.01
1%
11.84
-17%
6.6
35%
6.6
35%
11.85
-17%
5.78
43%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
28.85
16.72
42%
25.17
13%
12.39
57%
12.2
58%
20.61
29%
19.89
31%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.38
1.9
57%
4.2
4%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
10.96
11.11
-1%
3.04
72%
13.97
-27%
7.73
29%
7.9
28%
13.6
-24%
4.6
58%
Gamma
2.24 98%
2.43 91%
2.21 100%
2.13 103%
2.46 89%
2.16 102%
2.49 88%
2 110%
CCT
11669 56%
12726 51%
7015 93%
18080 36%
7864 83%
8879 73%
16588 39%
7481 87%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
38
39
3%
35
-8%
61
61%
49
29%
36.5
-4%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
59
62
5%
55
-7%
93
58%
61
3%
57.5
-3%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
52% / 28%
56% / 60%
-9% / -6%
48% / 42%
-10% / 6%
-7% / -6%
10% / 21%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
13 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9 ms rise
↘ 4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 14 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
43 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23 ms rise
↘ 20 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 61 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.8 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 250 Hz ≤ 20 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 250 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 20 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 250 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9367 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The color reproduction out of the box isn't convincing. With a DeltaE-2000 color deviation of 10.1, the target value (DeltaE smaller than 3) is far away. In addition, the display suffers from a visible blue tint. An improvement can be achieved through calibration. In this way, the color deviation drops to a value of 4.38, and the blue tint disappears.

Through the color profile that we have provided, the display's color reproduction can be improved by matching it to our calibration. It's important to make sure that the same display model (manufacturer + model number) as in our review device is built in. Otherwise, the color reproduction can become worse instead of being improved. It's common for laptops of the same model series to use displays from different manufacturers.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)

Acer has put a TN panel with unstable viewing angles in the Aspire. This results in the screen not being readable from every direction. The display is only readable outdoors when there's no sunshine.

The Aspire 1 outdoors (shot under cloudy sky).
The Aspire 1 outdoors (shot under cloudy sky).

Performance - Below its potential

Acer has a 14-inch office laptop in its range with the Aspire 1 A114-32, which provides enough processing power for office and Internet applications. Our review device can be obtained for around 290 Euros (~$328) to 300 Euros (~$340). Other configuration variants are also available.

HWInfo
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
DXVAChecker

Processor

The Aspire 1 is equipped with a Pentium Silver N5000 quad-core processor. The CPU is based on Intel's Gemini Lake platform. Thanks to a low TDP of 6 watts, the SoC can be cooled passively. The processor runs at a base speed of 1.1 GHz. An increase to up to 2.6 GHz (four cores) and 2.7 GHz (one core), respectively, is possible through Turbo.

The Cinebench benchmark's multithread tests conducted by us were processed by the Pentium at 2.6 GHz for a few seconds. The speed then drops to 1.8 to 1.9 GHz. A similar behavior is observed with the single-thread tests: The CPU starts running at 2.6 GHz. Later, the speed range slowly and gradually expands to 1.8 to 2.6 GHz. The results are identical both on battery power and when plugged in.

We test whether the CPU's Turbo is used consistently by running Cinebench's R15 multithread test continuously in a loop for a minimum of 30 minutes. The results drop a bit from the first to the second run, and then they remain at a constant level. Turbo is in use.

However, the Pentium Silver N5000 lags slightly behind its potential. Other N5000 devices that we've reviewed can run through the CB15 loop with somewhat higher Turbo speeds. It doesn't matter if the devices are actively or passively cooled.

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Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1 Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel Pentium Silver N5000: Ø208 (203.3-210.2)
Lenovo V130-14IGM Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel Pentium Silver N5000: Ø241 (236.81-246.79)
Trekstor Primebook C13 Intel Celeron N3350, Intel Celeron N3350: Ø88.7 (86.97-89.11)
Chuwi LapBook SE Intel Celeron N4100, Intel Celeron N4100: Ø158 (150.45-161.13)
HP 14-bp001ng Intel Pentium N3710, Intel Pentium N3710: Ø142 (140.16-142.81)
Chuwi HeroBook 14 Intel Atom x5-E8000, Intel Atom x5-E8000: Ø93.3 (92.16-97.02)
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C472 Intel Celeron N3450, Intel Celeron N3450: Ø147 (121.87-148.71)
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel Pentium Silver N5000: Ø232 (230.48-237.35)
Lenovo Yoga 330-11IGM Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel Pentium Silver N5000: Ø285 (283.57-285.54)
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel Pentium Silver N5000: Ø230 (228.26-236.29)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
2310
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
5730
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
3505
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
78 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
210 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
14.07 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Average of class Office
  (20 - 199, n=528)
112 Points ∼51% +44%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
79 Points ∼36% +1%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
78 Points ∼36%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (73 - 80, n=10)
77.7 Points ∼36% 0%
Chuwi LapBook SE
Intel Celeron N4100
69.8 Points ∼32% -11%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C472
Intel Celeron N3450
48 Points ∼22% -38%
Trekstor Primebook C13
Intel Celeron N3350
45 Points ∼21% -42%
HP 14-bp001ng
Intel Pentium N3710
40 Points ∼18% -49%
Chuwi HeroBook 14
Intel Atom x5-E8000
27 Points ∼12% -65%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1050, n=536)
342 Points ∼8% +63%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
247 Points ∼6% +18%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (210 - 284, n=10)
240 Points ∼5% +14%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
210 Points ∼5%
Chuwi LapBook SE
Intel Celeron N4100
161 (min: 150.45, max: 161.13) Points ∼4% -23%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C472
Intel Celeron N3450
144 Points ∼3% -31%
HP 14-bp001ng
Intel Pentium N3710
141 Points ∼3% -33%
Chuwi HeroBook 14
Intel Atom x5-E8000
89 Points ∼2% -58%
Trekstor Primebook C13
Intel Celeron N3350
88 Points ∼2% -58%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Average of class Office
  (667 - 8356, n=678)
3333 Points ∼31% +44%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
2310 Points ∼21%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (2260 - 2310, n=6)
2292 Points ∼21% -1%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
2260 Points ∼21% -2%
Chuwi LapBook SE
Intel Celeron N4100
2009 Points ∼19% -13%
Chuwi HeroBook 14
Intel Atom x5-E8000
910 Points ∼8% -61%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Average of class Office
  (1242 - 32009, n=666)
7855 Points ∼16% +37%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (5730 - 8195, n=6)
6794 Points ∼14% +19%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
6742 Points ∼14% +18%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
5730 Points ∼12%
Chuwi LapBook SE
Intel Celeron N4100
4915 Points ∼10% -14%
Chuwi HeroBook 14
Intel Atom x5-E8000
3219 Points ∼6% -44%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Average of class Office
  (79 - 472, n=28)
350 Points ∼68% +110%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (167 - 173, n=3)
170 Points ∼33% +2%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
167 Points ∼32%
Chuwi LapBook SE
Intel Celeron N4100
151 Points ∼29% -10%
CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Office
  (143 - 2272, n=28)
1229 Points ∼18% +190%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (424 - 500, n=3)
469 Points ∼7% +11%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
424 Points ∼6%
Chuwi LapBook SE
Intel Celeron N4100
368 Points ∼5% -13%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Office
  (1016 - 14277, n=190)
5793 Points ∼19% +15%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
5549 Points ∼18% +10%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (5045 - 5868, n=6)
5523 Points ∼18% +9%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
5045 Points ∼16%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Office
  (595 - 4820, n=190)
2319 Points ∼48% +31%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
1784 Points ∼37% +1%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (1707 - 1876, n=6)
1781 Points ∼37% +1%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
1771 Points ∼37%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Office
  (1736 - 21722, n=78)
9468 Points ∼22% +64%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (5467 - 6202, n=7)
5841 Points ∼13% +1%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
5790 Points ∼13%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
5765 Points ∼13% 0%
Chuwi LapBook SE
Intel Celeron N4100
5301 (min: 5290, max: 5301) Points ∼12% -8%
Chuwi HeroBook 14
Intel Atom x5-E8000
2808 Points ∼6% -52%
HP Chromebook 14 G5
Intel Celeron N3350
2731 Points ∼6% -53%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Office
  (957 - 5574, n=78)
3627 Points ∼57% +77%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
2054 Points ∼32%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
2045 Points ∼32% 0%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (1975 - 2054, n=7)
2027 Points ∼32% -1%
Chuwi LapBook SE
Intel Celeron N4100
1799 (min: 1795, max: 1802) Points ∼28% -12%
HP Chromebook 14 G5
Intel Celeron N3350
1513 Points ∼24% -26%
Chuwi HeroBook 14
Intel Atom x5-E8000
957 Points ∼15% -53%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Chuwi LapBook SE
Intel Celeron N4100 (Edge 42)
3226 ms * ∼5% -16%
HP Chromebook 14 G5
Intel Celeron N3350 (Chrome OS 74.0.3729.159)
3201.4 ms * ∼5% -15%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (2784 - 2871, n=4)
2830 ms * ∼5% -2%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (Edge 44)
2783.8 ms * ∼5%
Average of class Office
  (872 - 9672, n=243)
2081 ms * ∼3% +25%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Office
  (3727 - 49795, n=235)
23160 Points ∼44% +76%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (13075 - 14601, n=4)
13480 Points ∼26% +3%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (Edge 44)
13123 Points ∼25%
HP Chromebook 14 G5
Intel Celeron N3350 (Chrome OS 74.0.3729.159)
11461 Points ∼22% -13%
Chuwi LapBook SE
Intel Celeron N4100 (Edge 42)
11328 Points ∼22% -14%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Office
  (68 - 233, n=6)
132 Points ∼50% +47%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (Edge 44)
90 Points ∼34%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
 
90 Points ∼34% 0%
Chuwi LapBook SE
Intel Celeron N4100
84 Points ∼32% -7%
HP Chromebook 14 G5
Intel Celeron N3350 (Chrome OS 74.0.3729.159)
68 Points ∼26% -24%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Office
  (18.9 - 63.1, n=11)
41.8 runs/min ∼32% +108%
HP Chromebook 14 G5
Intel Celeron N3350 (Chrome OS 74.0.3729.159)
26.27 runs/min ∼20% +31%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (Edge 44)
20.1 runs/min ∼15%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
 
20.1 runs/min ∼15% 0%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Office
  (36.7 - 290, n=238)
177 Points ∼50% +70%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (104 - 110, n=6)
107 Points ∼30% +3%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (Edge 44)
106.99 Points ∼30% +3%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (Edge 44)
104.38 Points ∼30%
Chuwi LapBook SE
Intel Celeron N4100 (Edge 42)
95.2 Points ∼27% -9%
HP Chromebook 14 G5
Intel Celeron N3350 (Chrome OS 74.0.3729.159)
60.236 Points ∼17% -42%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C472
Intel Celeron N3450 (Firefox 53.0.3)
52.5 Points ∼15% -50%
Trekstor Primebook C13
Intel Celeron N3350
50.553 Points ∼14% -52%
HP 14-bp001ng
Intel Pentium N3710
44.53 Points ∼13% -57%
Chuwi HeroBook 14
Intel Atom x5-E8000 (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
40.453 Points ∼12% -61%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The system operates decently and smoothly. We didn't experience any issues. The processing power of the Pentium Silver N5000 is enough for office and Internet applications. The results of the PCMark benchmarks are a bit behind the potential found in devices with the N5000, since the CPU isn't able to use Turbo as strongly in multithread applications as is possible with comparable devices, and the GPU rarely reaches its maximum speed, sometimes never at all.

In addition, the lack of dual-channel mode results in the loss of a bit of performance. This mode can't be activated later since the device's RAM is soldered. There are no RAM slots. Thus RAM runs permanently in single-channel mode.

PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
1933 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
1936 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
3120 points
Help
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Average of class Office
  (320 - 3884, n=143)
2632 Points ∼22% +105%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
UHD Graphics 605, N5000, SK Hynix HFS128G32TND
1424 Points ∼12% +11%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (1283 - 1424, n=8)
1350 Points ∼11% +5%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
UHD Graphics 605, N5000, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1283 Points ∼11%
Chuwi LapBook SE
UHD Graphics 600, N4100, SanDisk DF4032
949 Points ∼8% -26%
Chuwi HeroBook 14
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), E8000, SanDisk DF4064
573 Points ∼5% -55%
Productivity
Average of class Office
  (1266 - 7964, n=143)
5471 Points ∼56% +86%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
UHD Graphics 605, N5000, SK Hynix HFS128G32TND
3281 Points ∼34% +11%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (2944 - 3336, n=8)
3113 Points ∼32% +6%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
UHD Graphics 605, N5000, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2944 Points ∼30%
Chuwi LapBook SE
UHD Graphics 600, N4100, SanDisk DF4032
2567 Points ∼26% -13%
Chuwi HeroBook 14
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), E8000, SanDisk DF4064
1266 Points ∼13% -57%
Essentials
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 9790, n=143)
6947 Points ∼63% +46%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
UHD Graphics 605, N5000, SK Hynix HFS128G32TND
5024 Points ∼46% +5%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
UHD Graphics 605, N5000, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4769 Points ∼43%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (4519 - 5024, n=8)
4703 Points ∼43% -1%
Chuwi LapBook SE
UHD Graphics 600, N4100, SanDisk DF4032
3776 Points ∼34% -21%
Chuwi HeroBook 14
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), E8000, SanDisk DF4064
2720 Points ∼25% -43%
Score
Average of class Office
  (803 - 4597, n=144)
3252 Points ∼42% +73%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
UHD Graphics 605, N5000, SK Hynix HFS128G32TND
2052 Points ∼26% +9%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (1879 - 2052, n=8)
1941 Points ∼25% +3%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
UHD Graphics 605, N5000, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1879 Points ∼24%
Chuwi LapBook SE
UHD Graphics 600, N4100, SanDisk DF4032
1502 Points ∼19% -20%
Chuwi HeroBook 14
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), E8000, SanDisk DF4064
899 Points ∼12% -52%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4770, n=401)
3054 Points ∼50% +58%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
UHD Graphics 605, N5000, SK Hynix HFS128G32TND
2393 Points ∼39% +24%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (1933 - 2393, n=9)
2186 Points ∼36% +13%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
UHD Graphics 605, N5000, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1933 Points ∼32%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C472
HD Graphics 500, N3450, Hynix HBG4a2 32 GB eMMC
1864 Points ∼31% -4%
HP 14-bp001ng
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), N3710, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1769 Points ∼29% -8%
Trekstor Primebook C13
HD Graphics 500, N3350, SanDisk DF4064
1629 Points ∼27% -16%
Chuwi HeroBook 14
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), E8000, SanDisk DF4064
1453 Points ∼24% -25%

Storage

An eMMC storage module is provided as system drive, which has an overall capacity of 64 GB. Out of this, just under 44 GB is freely usable out of the box. The remaining storage space is used by the recovery partition and the Windows installation. Transfer rates are at a normal level for eMMC storage.

Storage space can be expanded through the use of an SD card. But this wouldn't be very practical since the card reader doesn't fit SD cards completely (about 15 mm sticks out) nor locks them in place.

64 GB eMMC Flash
Sequential Read: 282.2 MB/s
Sequential Write: 144.2 MB/s
512K Read: 242.3 MB/s
512K Write: 132.3 MB/s
4K Read: 25.17 MB/s
4K Write: 23.94 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 27.98 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 27.78 MB/s
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
64 GB eMMC Flash
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C472
Hynix HBG4a2 32 GB eMMC
Lenovo V130-14IGM
SK Hynix HFS128G32TND
Trekstor Primebook C13
SanDisk DF4064
Chuwi LapBook SE
SanDisk DF4032
HP 14-bp001ng
Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Chuwi HeroBook 14
SanDisk DF4064
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Average of class Office
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
16%
184%
-20%
-31%
-71%
-27%
-27%
525%
Write 4K
24.08
31.55
31%
68.58
185%
13.16
-45%
11.17
-54%
0.955
-96%
15.35
-36%
13 (1.95 - 26.9, n=11)
-46%
94.9 (0.217 - 204, n=148)
294%
Read 4K
11.48
10.58
-8%
28.73
150%
5.04
-56%
7.2
-37%
0.367
-97%
10.86
-5%
9.69 (4.94 - 19.7, n=11)
-16%
33.3 (0.176 - 166, n=148)
190%
Write Seq
149.7
148.5
-1%
252.3
69%
117
-22%
87.7
-41%
92.48
-38%
92.08
-38%
90 (27.9 - 150, n=11)
-40%
708 (21.4 - 2714, n=149)
373%
Read Seq
271.2
272
0%
444
64%
264.7
-2%
247
-9%
101.5
-63%
146.2
-46%
195 (74.7 - 271, n=11)
-28%
998 (74 - 2827, n=149)
268%
Write 4K Q32T1
23.87
49.07
106%
123.2
416%
16.58
-31%
12.29
-49%
0.951
-96%
15.19
-36%
18.9 (2.17 - 62.9, n=11)
-21%
266 (0.222 - 701, n=149)
1014%
Read 4K Q32T1
30.76
31.92
4%
135.1
339%
33.3
8%
32.46
6%
0.734
-98%
33.62
9%
29.5 (11.6 - 48.6, n=11)
-4%
287 (0.647 - 773, n=149)
833%
Write Seq Q32T1
137.2
139
1%
246.1
79%
111.2
-19%
92
-33%
93.08
-32%
87.95
-36%
89.7 (18.4 - 137, n=11)
-35%
883 (56.5 - 3280, n=149)
544%
Read Seq Q32T1
205.1
196.3
-4%
556.9
172%
226.3
10%
150.1
-27%
102
-50%
142.8
-30%
152 (68.9 - 259, n=11)
-26%
1614 (78.6 - 3560, n=149)
687%

Graphics card

The integrated UHD Graphics 605 graphics unit from Intel takes care of the graphics output. It supports DirectX 12 and runs at speeds of up to 720 MHz. However, the maximum speed can only be sustained for a short time. Most of the time, the GPU runs at lower speeds. As a consequence, the results observed on the 3DMark benchmark are clearly behind the graphics unit's potential. To be more exact, the model that's in use here delivers the worst results we've measured so far for this GPU. The decoder integrated in the GPU can take load off of the processor when playing videos. Therefore the usage of streaming services doesn't pose any issues.

Ice Storm Unlimited
Ice Storm Unlimited
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Night Raid
Night Raid
3DMark 11 Performance
664 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
2670 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
393 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average of class Office
  (185 - 5332, n=648)
1298 Points ∼100% +119%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (592 - 902, n=10)
725 Points ∼56% +22%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
702 Points ∼54% +19%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
592 Points ∼46%
Trekstor Primebook C13
Intel HD Graphics 500, Intel Celeron N3350
543 Points ∼42% -8%
Chuwi LapBook SE
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4100
482 Points ∼37% -19%
HP 14-bp001ng
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), Intel Pentium N3710
463 Points ∼36% -22%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C472
Intel HD Graphics 500, Intel Celeron N3450
433 Points ∼33% -27%
Chuwi HeroBook 14
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Intel Atom x5-E8000
247 Points ∼19% -58%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Office
  (76 - 1158, n=47)
480 Points ∼100%
Chuwi LapBook SE
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4100
85 Points ∼18%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=468)
1002 Points ∼100% +136%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (425 - 576, n=6)
485 Points ∼48% +14%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
478 Points ∼48% +12%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
425 Points ∼42%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=515)
6956 Points ∼100% +142%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (2874 - 4485, n=7)
3624 Points ∼52% +26%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
3497 Points ∼50% +22%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
2874 Points ∼41%
Chuwi LapBook SE
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4100
2826 Points ∼41% -2%
Chuwi HeroBook 14
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Intel Atom x5-E8000
1594 Points ∼23% -45%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Average of class Office
  (100 - 252549, n=120)
83045 Points ∼100% +153%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (32770 - 55453, n=7)
46302 Points ∼56% +41%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
45008 Points ∼54% +37%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
32770 Points ∼39%
HP Chromebook 14 G5
Intel HD Graphics 500, Intel Celeron N3350
29246 Points ∼35% -11%
Chuwi LapBook SE
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4100
21128 Points ∼25% -36%

Gaming Performance

The hardware in use is made for playing casual games and browser games, respectively. Modern 3D games, as found in our database, can only be run smoothly by the hardware in particular occasions - at low resolution and low quality settings.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 14.811.19.53.3fps

Emissions and energy - Silent operation

Noise emissions

The A114 doesn't have a fan or a mechanical drive, and therefore it operates silently.

Temperature

The Aspire in the stress test.
The Aspire in the stress test.

The A114 works through our stress test (Prime95 and Furmark run for a minimum of one hour) in the same way when it's plugged in as it does on battery power. The processor runs at speeds between 600 and 1.3 GHz, and the graphics unit between 100 and 200 MHz. The stress test represents an extreme scenario, which doesn't come up in everyday use. Through this test, we verify that the system also remains stable under full load.

The laptop doesn't get excessively hot despite the passive cooling. During our stress test we registered temperatures above 40 °C (~104 °F) at two measuring points on the bottom. The device shouldn't necessarily be placed on the thighs. In idle usage and under little load, the temperatures are in the green area.

Max. Load
 38.3 °C
101 F
38.5 °C
101 F
26.2 °C
79 F
 
 33.4 °C
92 F
33.9 °C
93 F
26.1 °C
79 F
 
 25.9 °C
79 F
25.8 °C
78 F
25.6 °C
78 F
 
Maximum: 38.5 °C = 101 F
Average: 30.4 °C = 87 F
25 °C
77 F
41.7 °C
107 F
45.4 °C
114 F
25.2 °C
77 F
38.2 °C
101 F
39.4 °C
103 F
24.4 °C
76 F
26.7 °C
80 F
27.3 °C
81 F
Maximum: 45.4 °C = 114 F
Average: 32.6 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  34.7 °C = 94 F | Room Temperature 22.8 °C = 73 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30.4 °C / 87 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 38.5 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 45.4 °C / 114 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.3 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 25.9 °C / 78.6 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.1 °C / 82.6 F (+2.2 °C / 4 F).
Heat development top (load)
Heat development top (load)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development bottom (idle)
Heat development bottom (idle)

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.433.833.42535.134.335.13136.437.336.4403233.4325032.133.232.16329.929.829.98027.227.727.210027.325.727.312525.725.525.716026.824.926.820027.524.227.525035.423.335.431547.422.247.440053.421.253.450049.92049.96305019.55080057.918.757.9100067.618.367.6125068.51868.5160064.117.464.1200064.217.664.2250063.317.663.3315060.117.960.1400063.617.963.6500066.118.266.163006518.265800064.518.164.51000064.418.264.41250060.718.260.71600059.818.259.8SPL76.230.676.2N331.333median 60.1median 18.2median 60.1Delta10.2210.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAcer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1 audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (68.53 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (26% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 84% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 13% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 76% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 18% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy consumption

That the Aspire A114 doesn't require much energy is not surprising. After all, there's a low-power CPU in the computer. We registered a maximum consumption of 6.2 watts in idle usage. This value increases to up to 13.5 watts during the stress test (Prime95 and Furmark run for at least an hour). The rated output for the power adapter is 45 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.56 / 0.6 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.8 / 5.9 / 6.2 Watt
Load midlight 12.8 / 13.5 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery life

Our practical Wi-Fi test simulates the load caused by accessing websites through the use of a script. The "Balanced" profile is active, the power-saving functions are disabled, and the display brightness is set to around 150 cd/m². The Acer laptop reaches a runtime of 6:23 h.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 44)
6h 23min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
HP Chromebook 14 G5
N3350, HD Graphics 500, 47.36 Wh
661 min ∼25% +73%
Chuwi LapBook SE
N4100, UHD Graphics 600, 37 Wh
444 min ∼17% +16%
Lenovo V130-14IGM
N5000, UHD Graphics 605, 30 Wh
441 min ∼17% +15%
Average of class Office
  (105 - 964, n=344)
414 min ∼16% +8%
HP 14-bp001ng
N3710, HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), 41 Wh
399 min ∼15% +4%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
N5000, UHD Graphics 605, 37 Wh
383 min ∼15%
Chuwi HeroBook 14
E8000, HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), 38 Wh
368 min ∼14% -4%
Trekstor Primebook C13
N3350, HD Graphics 500, 40.7 Wh
257 min ∼10% -33%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C472
N3450, HD Graphics 500, 37 Wh
172 min ∼7% -55%

Pros

+ matte display
+ Full HD resolution
+ silent operation
+ fast memory card reader

Cons

- dim display with poor contrast and unstable viewing angles
- little storage space
- no upgrading possibilities
- CPU and GPU lag behind their potential

Verdict

The Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1, provided by:
The Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1, provided by:

Acer's 14-incher sports a Pentium Silver N5000 processor, which provides enough processing power for office and Internet applications. Thanks to the decoder integrated into the GPU, the usage of streaming services doesn't pose any issues either. It takes load off of the processor when playing videos. The device is passively cooled and therefore offers a silent operation.

The available storage space is not very abundant. Acer uses a 64 GB eMMC module here. Out of this, just under 44 GB is usable out of the box. The space available for applications is therefore limited. Expanding the storage space via an SD card wouldn't be very practical since corresponding cards stick out of the reading device and aren't locked in place. The keyboard proved to be suitable for everyday use. There is no keyboard backlighting. The battery life is average at best. The device manages a runtime of 6:23 h in our Wi-Fi test. A less powerful 14-incher like the Aspire should last 2 to 3 hours longer.

 With the Aspire 1 A114-32 Acer delivers a simple writing and surfing device in the 14-inch format.

The matte Full HD display is unable to convince in any category. It produces dim images with poor contrast and a slight pale look. In addition, this model provides unstable viewing angles. The Aspire comes with Windows 10 S preinstalled. The free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro is recommended to any buyer of the Aspire. Otherwise, only applications found in the Microsoft Store can be used.

During our review we found the Aspire model that was provided to us for a price just under 200 Euros (~$227) with one retailer. You can pull the purchase trigger with confidence at this price. However, most of the other retailers list the device at prices of around 290 Euros (~$329) to 300 Euros (~$340). The buying decision becomes harder here since the Aspire doesn't offer anything that makes it stand out from the crowd. For around 100 Euros (~$113) more, there's the clearly more convincing Acer Swift 1 SF114-32, which has an IPS display, USB Type-C and significantly better battery life.

Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1 - 06/11/2019 v6(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
69 / 98 → 71%
Keyboard
69%
Pointing Device
67%
Connectivity
44 / 80 → 55%
Weight
67 / 20-67 → 100%
Battery
88%
Display
75%
Games Performance
45 / 68 → 65%
Application Performance
62 / 92 → 67%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
50%
Camera
29 / 85 → 34%
Average
66%
76%
Office - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2019-06-10 (Update: 2019-06-11)