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Acer Aspire 1 A114-61 Review: ARM laptop with great battery life

Well-priced and long-lasting. The Aspire 1 comes with an IPS screen, an Office 365 Personal one-year subscription and great battery life. The notebook is based on an ARM chip, which is passively cooled. Read our review to learn what you will get for 273 Euros (~$309).
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The Acer Aspire 1 is a simple 14-inch notebook which is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c. The ARM version of Windows is used as the OS. Competing devices include: the Samsung Galaxy Book Go, the Medion Akoya E14307, and the Acer Swift 1 SF114-34.

Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J (Aspire 1 A114 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c 8 x 2.4 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55 (Kryo 468)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
, LPDDR4X
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, Chi Mei N140HCA-EAC, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 34.2 GB free
Soundcard
Qualcomm Aqstic
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headset combined port, TPM 2.0
Networking
802.11 b/g/n/ac (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.9 x 328 x 236 ( = 0.74 x 12.91 x 9.29 in)
Battery
50.3 Wh, 4471 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Microsoft 365 Personal (1 Yearl), 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds), Power Supply: 262 g ( = 9.24 oz / 0.58 pounds)
Price
349 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Likely Competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
77.6 %
12/2021
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
SD 7c, Adreno 618
1.5 kg18.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
81.5 %
12/2021
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Pentium N6000, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
1.3 kg14.95 mm14.00"1920x1080
78.4 %
Medion Akoya E14307
3020e, Vega 3
1.5 kg18 mm14.00"1920x1080
79.3 %
08/2021
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
SD 7c Gen 2, Adreno 618
1.4 kg15 mm14.00"1920x1080

Case & Connectivity - Aspire 1 without Power Delivery

The housing of the Acer laptop is made of white plastic which has a smooth, matte surface. There are no chinks or gaps or any other defects. The chassis and the display lid exhibit some flex. The battery is non-replaceable. To get to the internal components, users will have to remove the bottom cover.

The Aspire laptop has two USB-A ports (1x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1x USB 2.0) and a USB-C port (USB 3.2 Gen 1). The USB-C port can output a DisplayPort signal. However, it cannot be used for charging. There is no SD card reader. The Qualcomm SoC supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and offers data transfer speeds of up to 866 Mb/s. The cellular modem is permanently disabled.

Windows 10 Home S serves as the operating system. There is a free update to the regular version of Windows 10 Home, which we installed. After this, we were able to upgrade to Windows 11 without any issues.

Important to know: Windows on ARM only supports 32-bit x86 applications (via emulation) and applications which were specifically built for ARM. In the future, 64-bit x86 emulation will be supported (only on Windows 11). This means that before committing to purchase, users should check the relevant apps for compatibility. Many of our usual benchmarking utilities did not work. For instance, Cinebench R15 did not launch and PCMark 10 and certain sections of PCMark 8 failed to complete.

Size Comparison

328 mm / 12.9 inch 236 mm / 9.29 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 1.5 kg3.31 lbs324 mm / 12.8 inch 220 mm / 8.66 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.5 kg3.4 lbs324 mm / 12.8 inch 225 mm / 8.86 inch 15 mm / 0.591 inch 1.4 kg3.04 lbs322.8 mm / 12.7 inch 212.2 mm / 8.35 inch 14.95 mm / 0.589 inch 1.3 kg2.87 lbs
Right side: USB 2.0 (Type-A) port, Kensington Security Slot
Right side: USB 2.0 (Type-A) port, Kensington Security Slot
Left side: power socket, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-C) port, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A) port, combination audio jack
Left side: power socket, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-C) port, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A) port, combination audio jack
ColorChecker
7.6 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
16 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
11 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
2 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
15 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J: 13.4 ∆E min: 2.01 - max: 20.61 ∆E

Input Devices - Acer Aspire 1 A114-61 does not feature a keyboard backlight

The flat, slightly rough, unlit keys of the chiclet-style keyboard offer a clear actuation point and short travel distance. The keys feel a bit mushy. When typing, the keyboard deck exhibits some flex. All in all, the Aspire 1 has a decent keyboard.

A multi-touch clickpad (10.5x6.5 cm / 4.13x2.55 in) serves as the mouse replacement. It has a smooth surface, short travel distance and a clear actuation point. The pad has no trouble registering inputs even in the corners.

Input device of the Aspire 1
Input device of the Aspire 1

Display - Acer laptop with an IPS panel

The brightness (264.8 cd/m²) and the contrast ratio (952:1) are not impressive but fine for such a device. We view the brightness of 300 cd/m² and the contrast ratio of at least 1000:1 as good. At 10 % brightness and below, the screen flickers at a frequency of 25000 Hz. The flickering is not perceptible. Because the frequency is so high, even sensitive individuals should not experience headaches or eye strain.

212
cd/m²
223
cd/m²
218
cd/m²
222
cd/m²
246
cd/m²
221
cd/m²
203
cd/m²
230
cd/m²
207
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei N140HCA-EAC
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 246 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 220.2 cd/m² Minimum: 5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 246 cd/m²
Contrast: 745:1 (Black: 0.33 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.31 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4
ΔE Greyscale 3.94 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
43.4% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
63% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
42% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.21
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Chi Mei N140HCA-EAC, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Chi Mei N140HCA-EAC, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Medion Akoya E14307
LG Philips LP140WFA-SPD1, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
AUO203D, TN, 1920x1080, 14.00
Display
-1%
-11%
Display P3 Coverage
42
41.4
-1%
37.3
-11%
sRGB Coverage
63
61.8
-2%
55.8
-11%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
43.4
42.9
-1%
38.59
-11%
Response Times
8%
5%
-23%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
33 ?(16, 17)
29 ?(13, 16)
12%
33 ?(16, 17)
-0%
40 ?(21, 19)
-21%
Response Time Black / White *
23 ?(13, 10)
20 ?(12, 8)
13%
21 ?(12, 9)
9%
11 ?(7, 4)
52%
PWM Frequency
25000 ?(10)
25000 ?(10)
0%
200 ?(20)
-99%
Screen
15%
23%
-61%
Brightness middle
246
295
20%
297
21%
230
-7%
Brightness
220
265
20%
267
21%
201
-9%
Brightness Distribution
83
85
2%
86
4%
80
-4%
Black Level *
0.33
0.31
6%
0.23
30%
0.36
-9%
Contrast
745
952
28%
1291
73%
639
-14%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
5.31
5.43
-2%
5.92
-11%
12.23
-130%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
18.2
9.51
48%
8.39
54%
23.26
-28%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.94
4.19
-6%
4.41
-12%
15.28
-288%
Gamma
2.21 100%
2.11 104%
2.71 81%
2.55 86%
CCT
6356 102%
7084 92%
7244 90%
18403 35%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
5.07
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
35
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
56
Total Average (Program / Settings)
7% / 10%
6% / 12%
-42% / -51%

* ... smaller is better

Straight out of the box, the colour accuracy is on an acceptable level. The screen does not suffer from a blue cast. The colour space coverage is poor (AdobeRGB: 43 %;  sRGB: 63 %; DCI-P3: 42 %).

CalMAN - Primary colours
CalMAN - Primary colours
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation

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
23 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13 ms rise
↘ 10 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. » 37 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (23.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
33 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 17 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 30 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (37 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 25000 Hz ≤ 10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 25000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 10 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 25000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21941 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The IPS panel offers very good viewing angles. Outdoors, the screen can be read only when the sun does not shine too brightly.

The Aspire 1 outdoors.
The Aspire 1 outdoors.

Performance - Acer laptop with an ARM CPU

The Acer Aspire 1 A114-61 is a 14-inch notebook which can handle office and web-based applications.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
DXVAChecker
HWInfo
HWInfo
 
 

System Settings

The manufacturer does not provide any custom profiles for the Swift 1. Standard Windows profiles are used. The benchmarks were conducted using the “Balanced” power plan, which is the only available power plan.

Processor

The Aspire 1 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c. The SoC features eight cores (two Cortex A76 cores and 6 Cortex A55 cores). The CPU is built on the ARM big.LITTLE computing architecture.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
1381
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
3518
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
288
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
0.75 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
2.4 Points
Help
CPU Performance Rating - Percent
Average of class Office
 
94.2 pt ∼94%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
51.3 pt ∼51%
Medion Akoya E14307 -5!
AMD 3020e
34.7 pt ∼35%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go -10!
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
32.2 pt ∼32%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
31 pt ∼31%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1 -13!
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
30.3 pt ∼30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
29.2 pt ∼29%
Cinebench R23
CPU (Single Core)
Average of class Office
  (208 - 1578, n=70, last 2 years)
1212 Points ∼100% +278%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
666 Points ∼55% +107%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e
603 Points ∼50% +88%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
321 Points ∼26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
321 Points ∼26% 0%
CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Office
  (830 - 9653, n=72, last 2 years)
4831 Points ∼100% +482%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
1671 Points ∼35% +101%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e
943 Points ∼20% +14%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
830 Points ∼17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
830 Points ∼17% 0%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Average of class Office
  (114 - 606, n=125, last 2 years)
460 Points ∼100% +304%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
237 Points ∼52% +108%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e
236 Points ∼51% +107%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
167 Points ∼36% +46%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
114 Points ∼25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
114 Points ∼25% 0%
CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Office
  (323 - 3693, n=125, last 2 years)
1824 Points ∼100% +465%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
635 Points ∼35% +97%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
424 Points ∼23% +31%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e
369 Points ∼20% +14%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
323 Points ∼18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
323 Points ∼18% 0%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Average of class Office
  (0.32 - 2.67, n=17, last 2 years)
1.743 Points ∼100% +132%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
1.36 Points ∼78% +81%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
0.75 Points ∼43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
0.75 Points ∼43% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
0.32 Points ∼18% -57%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Office
  (1.88 - 16.6, n=17, last 2 years)
8.28 Points ∼100% +245%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
3.47 Points ∼42% +45%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
2.4 Points ∼29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
2.4 Points ∼29% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
1.88 Points ∼23% -22%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Average of class Office
  (511 - 8324, n=17, last 2 years)
5003 Points ∼100% +262%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
4057 Points ∼81% +194%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
2310 Points ∼46% +67%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
1381 Points ∼28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
1381 Points ∼28% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
511 Points ∼10% -63%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Average of class Office
  (3053 - 34586, n=17, last 2 years)
17765 Points ∼100% +405%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
9343 Points ∼53% +166%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
5730 Points ∼32% +63%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
3518 Points ∼20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
3518 Points ∼20% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
3053 Points ∼17% -13%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
3895 Seconds * ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
3895 Seconds * ∼100% -0%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
3157 Seconds * ∼81% +19%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e
2964 Seconds * ∼76% +24%
Average of class Office
  (302 - 3895, n=126, last 2 years)
819 Seconds * ∼21% +79%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Average of class Office
  (4963 - 44266, n=126, last 2 years)
21339 MIPS ∼100% +186%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
8577 MIPS ∼40% +15%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
7459 MIPS ∼35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
7459 MIPS ∼35% 0%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e
4963 MIPS ∼23% -33%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Average of class Office
  (2059 - 5565, n=127, last 2 years)
4482 MIPS ∼100% +118%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
3337 MIPS ∼74% +62%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e
2597 MIPS ∼58% +26%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
2059 MIPS ∼46%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
2059 MIPS ∼46% 0%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Office
  (1039 - 6889, n=122, last 2 years)
4128 Points ∼100% +24%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
3323 Points ∼80%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
  (1687 - 3323, n=3)
2245 Points ∼54% -32%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
1915 Points ∼46% -42%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
1630 Points ∼39% -51%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e
1188 Points ∼29% -64%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1648, n=122, last 2 years)
1205 Points ∼100% +37%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
882 Points ∼73%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
733 Points ∼61% -17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
  (597 - 882, n=3)
700 Points ∼58% -21%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e
638 Points ∼53% -28%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
556 Points ∼46% -37%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Average of class Office
  (0.63 - 11.3, n=123, last 2 years)
5.73 fps ∼100% +810%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
1.55 fps ∼27% +146%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e
1.15 fps ∼20% +83%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
0.63 fps ∼11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
0.63 fps ∼11% 0%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
210 s * ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
210 s * ∼100% -0%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e
180 s * ∼86% +14%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
94.2 s * ∼45% +55%
Average of class Office
  (21.5 - 210, n=125, last 2 years)
61.1 s * ∼29% +71%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
2.07 sec * ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
2.07 sec * ∼100% -0%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e
1.578 sec * ∼76% +24%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
1.112 sec * ∼54% +46%
Average of class Office
  (0.536 - 2.07, n=125, last 2 years)
0.696 sec * ∼34% +66%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
2784 ms * ∼100% -55%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
  (1792 - 2050, n=3)
1881 ms * ∼68% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
1819 ms * ∼65% -1%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
1800 ms * ∼65%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e
1558 ms * ∼56% +13%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e
1532 ms * ∼55% +15%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
1404 ms * ∼50% +22%
Average of class Office
  (613 - 2170, n=124, last 2 years)
879 ms * ∼32% +51%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Office
  (16762 - 65503, n=35, last 2 years)
45143 Points ∼100% +126%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
25840 Points ∼57% +29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
  (20009 - 25578, n=3)
22703 Points ∼50% +13%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
20737 Points ∼46% +4%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e
20692 Points ∼46% +3%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
20009 Points ∼44%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
13123 Points ∼29% -34%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Office
  (101.3 - 305, n=23, last 2 years)
233 Points ∼100% +113%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
136.4 Points ∼59% +25%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
109.5 Points ∼47%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
109.5 Points ∼47% 0%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-P0K1
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
104.4 Points ∼45% -5%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e
103.9 Points ∼45% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
101.3 Points ∼43% -7%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Office
  (58.2 - 183, n=40, last 2 years)
144.4 Points ∼100% +133%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000
87.9 Points ∼61% +42%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
  (60 - 68.5, n=3)
63.5 Points ∼44% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
62.9 Points ∼44% +1%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
62.1 Points ∼43%

* ... smaller is better

Performance Rating
Average of class Office
 
100 pt ∼100%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
29 pt ∼29%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e, Vega 3
25.2 pt ∼25%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, Adreno 618
9.5 pt ∼10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
9.5 pt ∼10%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Average of class Office
  (109 - 11601, n=109, last 2 years)
5785 KRay/s ∼100% +5207%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e, Vega 3
1266 KRay/s ∼22% +1061%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
940 KRay/s ∼16% +762%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, Adreno 618
109 KRay/s ∼2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
109 KRay/s ∼2% 0%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Average of class Office
  (3414 - 65333, n=109, last 2 years)
28894 Points ∼100% +746%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e, Vega 3
6369 Points ∼22% +87%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
5420 Points ∼19% +59%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, Adreno 618
3414 Points ∼12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
3414 Points ∼12% 0%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Average of class Office
  (125 - 2259, n=109, last 2 years)
1409 MB/s ∼100% +1027%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
397 MB/s ∼28% +218%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e, Vega 3
327 MB/s ∼23% +162%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, Adreno 618
125 MB/s ∼9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
125 MB/s ∼9% 0%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Average of class Office
  (3308 - 92177, n=109, last 2 years)
47989 Points ∼100% +1351%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
24005 Points ∼50% +626%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e, Vega 3
10667 Points ∼22% +222%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, Adreno 618
3308 Points ∼7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
3308 Points ∼7% 0%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Average of class Office
  (546 - 13355, n=109, last 2 years)
5060 Points ∼100% +827%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e, Vega 3
1522 Points ∼30% +179%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
934 Points ∼18% +71%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, Adreno 618
546 Points ∼11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
546 Points ∼11% 0%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Average of class Office
  (1864 - 35619, n=109, last 2 years)
15929 Points ∼100% +755%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e, Vega 3
3386 Points ∼21% +82%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
2811 Points ∼18% +51%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, Adreno 618
1864 Points ∼12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
1864 Points ∼12% 0%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Average of class Office
  (189 - 91726, n=109, last 2 years)
40741 MB/s ∼100% +21456%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
14460 MB/s ∼35% +7551%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e, Vega 3
10143 MB/s ∼25% +5267%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, Adreno 618
189 MB/s ∼0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
189 MB/s ∼0% 0%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Average of class Office
  (88.1 - 713, n=118, last 2 years)
306 MB/s ∼100% +247%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
140 MB/s ∼46% +59%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, Adreno 618
88.1 MB/s ∼29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
88.1 MB/s ∼29% 0%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e, Vega 3
79 MB/s ∼26% -10%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Average of class Office
  (59 - 6396, n=109, last 2 years)
3111 KRay/s ∼100% +5173%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e, Vega 3
694 KRay/s ∼22% +1076%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
523 KRay/s ∼17% +786%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, Adreno 618
59 KRay/s ∼2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
59 KRay/s ∼2% 0%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Average of class Office
  (2193 - 44296, n=109, last 2 years)
18059 MPixel/s ∼100% +723%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
7639 MPixel/s ∼42% +248%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e, Vega 3
6868 MPixel/s ∼38% +213%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, Adreno 618
2193 MPixel/s ∼12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
2193 MPixel/s ∼12% 0%

System Performance

The ARM SoC provides enough performance for office and web-based applications. The system does not feel very responsive. It can take a few moments for a new window to open or a new app to launch. Opening too many tabs or background applications can slow the system down significantly. Here, we can only provide the results of the PCMark 8 Home benchmark, because other PCMark benchmarks failed to complete.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
1275 points
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PCMark 8 / Home Score Accelerated v2
Average of class Office
  (1275 - 5686, n=45, last 2 years)
3701 Points ∼100% +190%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU), Pentium N6000, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2438 Points ∼66% +91%
Medion Akoya E14307
Vega 3, 3020e, FORESEE S40RF 128G
2214 Points ∼60% +74%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Adreno 618, SD 7c, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1275 Points ∼34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, Qualcomm Adreno 618
 
1275 Points ∼34% 0%
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Average of class Office
  (11929 - 68450, n=109, last 2 years)
29932 MB/s ∼100% +126%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
17531 MB/s ∼59% +32%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e, Vega 3
15221 MB/s ∼51% +15%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, Adreno 618
13266 MB/s ∼44%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
13266 MB/s ∼44% 0%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Average of class Office
  (12298 - 63676, n=108, last 2 years)
33348 MB/s ∼100% +154%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e, Vega 3
17982 MB/s ∼54% +37%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
16738 MB/s ∼50% +27%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, Adreno 618
13142 MB/s ∼39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
13142 MB/s ∼39% 0%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Average of class Office
  (10482 - 66791, n=109, last 2 years)
33556 MB/s ∼100% +148%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
21318 MB/s ∼64% +58%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e, Vega 3
17505 MB/s ∼52% +30%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, Adreno 618
13505 MB/s ∼40%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
13505 MB/s ∼40% 0%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, Adreno 618
336 ns * ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
 
336 ns * ∼100% -0%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e, Vega 3
111 ns * ∼33% +67%
Average of class Office
  (61.4 - 336, n=118, last 2 years)
82.4 ns * ∼25% +75%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
61.4 ns * ∼18% +82%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Device

The Acer laptop comes with a 64 GB eMMC module. 34 GB is occupied by the system. After the installation of the latest Windows updates, 44 GB was occupied. There is no way to expand the storage capacity. The eMMC module achieves exactly the kinds of speeds that we would expect to see from such a storage device. In the grand scheme of things, the transfer rates are quite low.

64 GB eMMC Flash
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 199.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 162.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 50.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 20.85 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 238.8 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 209 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 9.914 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 13.31 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Average of class Office
 
98.3 pt ∼98%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go -8!
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
30.1 pt ∼30%
Medion Akoya E14307
FORESEE S40RF 128G
25.8 pt ∼26%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
128 GB eMMC Flash
12.4 pt ∼12%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
64 GB eMMC Flash
10.3 pt ∼10%
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
8.7 pt ∼9%
DiskSpd
seq read
Average of class Office
  (215 - 4346, n=112, last 2 years)
1724 MB/s ∼100% +702%
Medion Akoya E14307
FORESEE S40RF 128G
482 (478.48min - 481.93max) MB/s ∼28% +124%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
128 GB eMMC Flash
249 (225.9min - 248.59max) MB/s ∼14% +16%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
64 GB eMMC Flash
215 (199.65min - 214.75max) MB/s ∼12%
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
  (215 - 250, n=7)
185.9 MB/s ∼11% -14%
seq write
Average of class Office
  (56.3 - 4947, n=112, last 2 years)
1589 MB/s ∼100% +679%
Medion Akoya E14307
FORESEE S40RF 128G
305 (271.28min - 304.7max) MB/s ∼19% +50%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
64 GB eMMC Flash
204 (132.39min - 204.26max) MB/s ∼13%
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
  (204 - 213, n=7)
126 MB/s ∼8% -38%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
128 GB eMMC Flash
56.3 (54.74min - 56.32max) MB/s ∼4% -72%
seq q8 t1 read
Average of class Office
  (200 - 6952, n=111, last 2 years)
2639 MB/s ∼100% +1220%
Medion Akoya E14307
FORESEE S40RF 128G
519 (468.29min - 519.03max) MB/s ∼20% +160%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
128 GB eMMC Flash
267 (127.72min - 266.87max) MB/s ∼10% +34%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
64 GB eMMC Flash
200 (146.38min - 200.28max) MB/s ∼8%
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
  (200 - 239, n=7)
182 MB/s ∼7% -9%
seq q8 t1 write
Average of class Office
  (57 - 5160, n=112, last 2 years)
1853 MB/s ∼100% +709%
Medion Akoya E14307
FORESEE S40RF 128G
286 (283.68min - 285.84max) MB/s ∼15% +25%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
64 GB eMMC Flash
229 (147.34min - 229.05max) MB/s ∼12%
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
  (229 - 229, n=7)
131.9 MB/s ∼7% -42%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
128 GB eMMC Flash
57 (55.27min - 56.95max) MB/s ∼3% -75%
4k q1 t1 read
Average of class Office
  (7.83 - 94.3, n=112, last 2 years)
47.5 MB/s ∼100% +426%
Medion Akoya E14307
FORESEE S40RF 128G
22.7 (22.64min - 22.67max) MB/s ∼48% +151%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
128 GB eMMC Flash
14.2 (13.54min - 14.22max) MB/s ∼30% +57%
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
  (9.03 - 20.1, n=7)
10.6 MB/s ∼22% +17%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
64 GB eMMC Flash
9.03 (8.77min - 9.03max) MB/s ∼19%
4k q1 t1 write
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 310, n=111, last 2 years)
146.8 MB/s ∼100% +669%
Medion Akoya E14307
FORESEE S40RF 128G
40.1 (39.96min - 40.06max) MB/s ∼27% +110%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
64 GB eMMC Flash
19.1 (18.37min - 19.07max) MB/s ∼13%
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
  (19.1 - 34.8, n=7)
14.4 MB/s ∼10% -25%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
128 GB eMMC Flash
14.3 (13.14min - 14.31max) MB/s ∼10% -25%
4k q32 t16 read
Average of class Office
  (10.8 - 3078, n=112, last 2 years)
935 MB/s ∼100% +2610%
Medion Akoya E14307
FORESEE S40RF 128G
192 (183.46min - 192.41max) MB/s ∼21% +457%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
64 GB eMMC Flash
34.5 (24.33min - 34.5max) MB/s ∼4%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
128 GB eMMC Flash
27.4 (26.1min - 27.39max) MB/s ∼3% -21%
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
  (34.5 - 51.4, n=7)
23 MB/s ∼2% -33%
4k q32 t16 write
Average of class Office
  (11.5 - 2284, n=112, last 2 years)
811 MB/s ∼100% +4214%
Medion Akoya E14307
FORESEE S40RF 128G
138 (134.3min - 137.91max) MB/s ∼17% +634%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
128 GB eMMC Flash
20.5 (18.59min - 20.54max) MB/s ∼3% +9%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
64 GB eMMC Flash
18.8 (18.78min - 18.83max) MB/s ∼2%
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
  (18.8 - 43.7, n=7)
17.7 MB/s ∼2% -6%
AS SSD
Score Total
Average of class Office
  (125 - 7098, n=115, last 2 years)
2942 Points ∼100% +2198%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
684 Points ∼23% +434%
Medion Akoya E14307
FORESEE S40RF 128G
572 Points ∼19% +347%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
64 GB eMMC Flash
128 Points ∼4%
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
  (36 - 225, n=9)
126.4 Points ∼4% -1%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
128 GB eMMC Flash
125 Points ∼4% -2%
Score Read
Average of class Office
  (49 - 2864, n=115, last 2 years)
1128 Points ∼100% +2202%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
319 Points ∼28% +551%
Medion Akoya E14307
FORESEE S40RF 128G
252 Points ∼22% +414%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
128 GB eMMC Flash
60 Points ∼5% +22%
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
  (21 - 88, n=9)
52.3 Points ∼5% +7%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
64 GB eMMC Flash
49 Points ∼4%
Score Write
Average of class Office
  (39 - 3023, n=115, last 2 years)
1268 Points ∼100% +2292%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
211 Points ∼17% +298%
Medion Akoya E14307
FORESEE S40RF 128G
190 Points ∼15% +258%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
64 GB eMMC Flash
53 Points ∼4%
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
  (4 - 92, n=9)
45.6 Points ∼4% -14%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
128 GB eMMC Flash
39 Points ∼3% -26%
Seq Read
Average of class Office
  (266 - 5613, n=115, last 2 years)
2088 MB/s ∼100% +685%
Medion Akoya E14307
FORESEE S40RF 128G
472.7 MB/s ∼23% +78%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
449 MB/s ∼22% +69%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
128 GB eMMC Flash
272.1 MB/s ∼13% +2%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
64 GB eMMC Flash
266.1 MB/s ∼13%
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
  (74.2 - 290, n=11)
180 MB/s ∼9% -32%
Seq Write
Average of class Office
  (52.2 - 4909, n=115, last 2 years)
1306 MB/s ∼100% +535%
Medion Akoya E14307
FORESEE S40RF 128G
316.6 MB/s ∼24% +54%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
64 GB eMMC Flash
205.7 MB/s ∼16%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
185.2 MB/s ∼14% -10%
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
  (18.5 - 206, n=11)
101.3 MB/s ∼8% -51%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
128 GB eMMC Flash
52.2 MB/s ∼4% -75%
4K Read
Average of class Office
  (8.89 - 86.8, n=115, last 2 years)
46.5 MB/s ∼100% +423%
Medion Akoya E14307
FORESEE S40RF 128G
23.47 MB/s ∼50% +164%
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
  (5.78 - 78.5, n=10)
19 MB/s ∼41% +114%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
16.56 MB/s ∼36% +86%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
128 GB eMMC Flash
12.25 MB/s ∼26% +38%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
64 GB eMMC Flash
8.89 MB/s ∼19%
4K Write
Average of class Office
  (13.9 - 257, n=115, last 2 years)
133 MB/s ∼100% +785%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
38.97 MB/s ∼29% +159%
Medion Akoya E14307
FORESEE S40RF 128G
36.34 MB/s ∼27% +142%
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
  (1.31 - 35.1, n=10)
17.4 MB/s ∼13% +16%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
64 GB eMMC Flash
15.02 MB/s ∼11%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
128 GB eMMC Flash
13.86 MB/s ∼10% -8%
4K-64 Read
Average of class Office
  (13.1 - 2224, n=115, last 2 years)
869 MB/s ∼100% +6513%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
257.4 MB/s ∼30% +1859%
Medion Akoya E14307
FORESEE S40RF 128G
181.4 MB/s ∼21% +1281%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
128 GB eMMC Flash
20.78 MB/s ∼2% +58%
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
  (6.95 - 40.3, n=10)
19.1 MB/s ∼2% +45%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
64 GB eMMC Flash
13.14 MB/s ∼2%
4K-64 Write
Average of class Office
  (17.7 - 2470, n=115, last 2 years)
1004 MB/s ∼100% +5579%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
153.2 MB/s ∼15% +767%
Medion Akoya E14307
FORESEE S40RF 128G
122 MB/s ∼12% +590%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
128 GB eMMC Flash
19.95 MB/s ∼2% +13%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
64 GB eMMC Flash
17.68 MB/s ∼2%
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
  (1.16 - 44.5, n=10)
16.4 MB/s ∼2% -7%
Access Time Read
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
64 GB eMMC Flash
0.389 ms * ∼100%
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
  (0.151 - 0.86, n=8)
0.3514 ms * ∼90% +10%
Medion Akoya E14307
FORESEE S40RF 128G
0.35 ms * ∼90% +10%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
128 GB eMMC Flash
0.286 ms * ∼74% +26%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
0.282 ms * ∼72% +28%
Average of class Office
  (0.032 - 0.389, n=110, last 2 years)
0.09268 ms * ∼24% +76%
Access Time Write
Average 64 GB eMMC Flash
  (0.233 - 3.33, n=9)
1.148 ms * ∼100% -60%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
64 GB eMMC Flash
0.717 ms * ∼62%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
128 GB eMMC Flash
0.433 ms * ∼38% +40%
Medion Akoya E14307
FORESEE S40RF 128G
0.328 ms * ∼29% +54%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
0.117 ms * ∼10% +84%
Average of class Office
  (0.018 - 0.818, n=115, last 2 years)
0.101 ms * ∼9% +86%

* ... smaller is better

Continuous Read Rate: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J 64 GB eMMC Flash: Ø229 (141.07-248.51)
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1 128 GB eMMC Flash: Ø252 (128.77-269.18)

Graphics Card

The Adreno 618 is responsible for image rendering. It can only handle casual games which users can find in the Microsoft Store. There is an integrated video decoder which supports the following codecs: H.264, H.265/HEVC and VP9.

3DMark 11 Performance
648 points
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3DMark Performance Rating - Percent
Average of class Office
 
100 pt ∼100%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU), Intel Pentium Silver N6000
38.9 pt ∼39%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD 3020e
24 pt ∼24%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Adreno 618, Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
17 pt ∼17%
Average Qualcomm Adreno 618
 
17 pt ∼17%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go -1!
Qualcomm Adreno 618, Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
14.3 pt ∼14%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average of class Office
  (599 - 11538, n=122, last 2 years)
4192 Points ∼100% +600%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU), Intel Pentium Silver N6000
1356 Points ∼32% +126%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD 3020e
1217 Points ∼29% +103%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
Qualcomm Adreno 618, Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
599 Points ∼14% 0%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Adreno 618, Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
599 Points ∼14%
Average Qualcomm Adreno 618
  (599 - 599, n=2)
599 Points ∼14% 0%
3DMark - Night Raid Graphics Score
Average of class Office
  (1774 - 21758, n=38, last 2 years)
9372 Points ∼100% +407%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU), Intel Pentium Silver N6000
4254 Points ∼45% +130%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Adreno 618, Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
1849 Points ∼20%
Average Qualcomm Adreno 618
 
1849 Points ∼20% 0%
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD 3020e
1774 Points ∼19% -4%
BioShock Infinite - 1280x720 Very Low Preset
Average of class Office
  (23 - 142.3, n=19, last 2 years)
76.1 fps ∼100% +231%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P91A
Intel Pentium Silver N6000, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
35 fps ∼46% +52%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, Qualcomm Adreno 618
23 fps ∼30%
Average Qualcomm Adreno 618
 
23 fps ∼30% 0%
Diablo III - 1024x768 Low / off
Average of class Office
  (20.7 - 125.3, n=4, last 2 years)
57.4 fps ∼100% +177%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P91A
Intel Pentium Silver N6000, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
44.6 (19.5min, 23.8P0.1, 31.6P1) fps ∼78% +115%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, Qualcomm Adreno 618
20.7 (16min) fps ∼36%
Average Qualcomm Adreno 618
 
20.7 fps ∼36% 0%
low med. high ultra
Diablo III (2012) 20.7 20 17.2 12 fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 23 17.6 16.9 fps

Emissions & Energy - Acer laptop with outstanding battery life

System Noise

Because the Acer Aspire 1 does not have a fan or a hard drive disk, it is always silent.

Temperature

The ARM laptop does not get excessively hot. During the stress test (Prime95 and FurMark running for at least one hour straight), the chassis temperatures peaked at 46.5 °C (115.7 °F) at certain points. However, most of the housing never felt too hot. In day-to-day use, the external temperatures are always within reasonable bounds. We were not able to measure CPU temperatures and CPU clock rates, because our software cannot collect such data.

Max. Load
 38.6 °C
101 F
34.2 °C
94 F
28.4 °C
83 F
 
 37.9 °C
100 F
30.1 °C
86 F
27.5 °C
82 F
 
 28 °C
82 F
26.9 °C
80 F
25.9 °C
79 F
 
Maximum: 38.6 °C = 101 F
Average: 30.8 °C = 87 F
26.1 °C
79 F
36.7 °C
98 F
39.9 °C
104 F
26 °C
79 F
34.9 °C
95 F
37.9 °C
100 F
27 °C
81 F
29.1 °C
84 F
28 °C
82 F
Maximum: 39.9 °C = 104 F
Average: 31.7 °C = 89 F
Power Supply (max.)  48 °C = 118 F | Room Temperature 23.4 °C = 74 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30.8 °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 38.6 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.9 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 36.6 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.6 °C / 74 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 28 °C / 82.4 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 27.8 °C / 82 F (-0.2 °C / -0.4 F).
Heat distribution under load (top)
Heat distribution under load (top)
Heat distribution when idle (top)
Heat distribution when idle (top)
Heat distribution under load (bottom)
Heat distribution under load (bottom)
Heat distribution when idle (bottom)
Heat distribution when idle (bottom)
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, Qualcomm Adreno 618
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
Medion Akoya E14307
AMD 3020e, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 618
Heat
-9%
4%
-0%
Maximum Upper Side *
38.6
38.9
-1%
36.1
6%
35.4
8%
Maximum Bottom *
39.9
43.3
-9%
37.4
6%
41.6
-4%
Idle Upper Side *
25.6
28.5
-11%
25.5
-0%
25.6
-0%
Idle Bottom *
26.3
29.6
-13%
24.9
5%
27.6
-5%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers

The stereo speakers sound acceptable. However, there is very little bass.

Energy Consumption

The 14-inch laptop is very energy-efficient. Under load (stress test), the power draw peaked at 8.7 W. The rated output of the power adapter amounts to 45 W, though.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.45 / 0.5 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2.25 / 4.2 / 4.8 Watt
Load midlight 8.2 / 8.7 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.

Battery Life

The notebook achieved a battery runtime of 17h 30m in our Wi-Fi test, which simulates loads that are likely to occur when surfing the web.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing (Edge 96)
17h 03min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J
SD 7c, Adreno 618, 50.3 Wh
1023 min ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
SD 7c Gen 2, Adreno 618, 41.1 Wh
778 min ∼76% -24%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-34-P6U1
Pentium N6000, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU), 50.3 Wh
693 min ∼68% -32%
Average of class Office
  (241 - 1715, n=114, last 2 years)
545 min ∼53% -47%
Medion Akoya E14307
3020e, Vega 3, 45 Wh
405 min ∼40% -60%

Pros

+ matte IPS screen
+ silent operation
+ outstanding battery life
+ DisplayPort over USB-C
+ two years of warranty
+ Microsoft 365 Personal (1-year license)

Cons

- dim display with a poor contrast ratio
- poor system performance
- very little storage space
- RAM not replaceable or upgradable
- disabled LTE modem
- no SD card reader
- no Power Delivery over USB
- not all Windows apps can be used

Verdict - Aspire 1 A114-61 lasts long but does not cost a lot

The review of the Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J, provided courtesy of: cyberport
The review of the Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J, provided courtesy of: cyberport

The Snapdragon 7c, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC memory should be enough to run office and web-based applications. The device is not very powerful, but it operates silently.

ARM processors and Windows on ARM still have a long way to go.

Thanks to the great energy-efficiency of the ARM chip, the Acer laptop lasted for more than 17 hours in our Wi-Fi test. Another advantage of the ARM SoC goes unused, though. The integrated LTE modem is disabled and cannot be reenabled after the purchase. 

The IPS screen is not impressive, but it is on a normal level for a device in this price range. The USB-C port does not support Power Delivery. The keyboard is usable. The Aspire 1 is well-priced (below €300/~$339) and comes with a one-year license for Microsoft 365 Personal.

Users should be careful when buying an ARM notebook because there are many compatibility issues with such devices. Currently, Windows on ARM only supports 32-bit x86 applications (via emulation) and applications which were specifically compiled for ARM. In the future, 64-bit x86 emulation will be supported (but only on Windows 11).

A good alternative to the Acer Aspire 1 A114-61 is the Samsung Galaxy Book Go. The Galaxy Book Go features an LTE modem, is partially made of metal and supports Power Delivery over USB-C. However, the TN screen of the Galaxy Book is quite bad. Moveover, the battery life is also quite poor.

Price & Availability

The Acer Aspire 1 A114-61 in our review configuration can be purchased from Acer’s website for $329.

Acer Aspire 1 A114-61-S58J - 12/21/2021 v7
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
73 / 98 → 74%
Keyboard
77%
Pointing Device
85%
Connectivity
37 / 80 → 47%
Weight
69 / 20-75 → 89%
Battery
91%
Display
80%
Games Performance
18 / 78 → 23%
Application Performance
50 / 95 → 52%
Temperature
94%
Noise
100%
Audio
50%
Camera
42 / 85 → 49%
Average
67%
78%
Office - Weighted Average

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