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Acer Swift 1 SF114-32 (N5000, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Mark Riege), 05/17/2018

Elegant endurance runner. Acer's 14-incher offers an excellent battery life, an elegant, slim metal case, a keyboard illumination, and a matte IPS display. The new Pentium Silver N5000 quad-core processor has significantly more computing power than its predecessor, advancing into the range of earlier Core-i3 processors with this. You have to pay almost 600 Euros (~$707) for the whole package.

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By the looks of the Swift 1, you cannot see that it is the entry model of the Acer Swift series. Acer's 14-incher offers an elegant and slim metal case. Only when looking at the hardware equipment, do you see its position within the Swift series: The Swift 1 is driven by a Pentium Silver N5000 quad-core processor. The Core-i (Acer Swift 3, Acer Swift 5) and Core-m processors are limited to the more expensive Swift models.

There is no real competitor for the Swift 1 in our database. In terms of its computing power, the Acer notebook competes with devices such as the Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017, the HP 14-bp001ng, and the Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP. However, in general these devices can be purchased for considerably less than the Swift 1, since they cannot keep up with their equipment and case. In terms of the visuals, the Swift does not need to hide from devices such as the Zenbook models from Asus, which generally offer considerably more computing power and cost more money.

Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG (Swift 1 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Core: 200-750 MHz, Single-channel, 23.20.16.4982
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR4-2400, single-channel, storage soldered in, no storage slots
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, AU Optronics B140HAN04.0, IPS, glossy: no
Storage
Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN, 256 GB 
, 210 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audio combo port, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 14.95 x 323 x 228 ( = 0.59 x 12.72 x 8.98 in)
Battery
53.9 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Mozilla Firefox, Norton Security (trial version), 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds), Power Supply: 159 g ( = 5.61 oz / 0.35 pounds)
Price
599 Euro

 

Case and Equipment - An elegant metal case is used

The case of the Swift 1 is lighter and more compact than that of its predecessor. Moreover, Aces is now using a case that is completely made of metal. Our test unit has a silver color tone ("Sparkly Silver"). Alternatively you can also choose a gold or black color. The notebook does not reveal any deficiencies in terms of its workmanship. However, the stability offers reason for complaint, since the base unit can be twisted a little too much. The battery is built-in, and the computer does not offer a maintenance hatch. To get inside, you would have to remove the bottom cover. 

Although the measurements of the Swift 1 are more compact than its predecessor, Acer has equipped the new model with more connections. Three of the four USB connections (2x Type A, 1x Type C) support the USB 3.1 Gen-1 standard, and the forth connection is a USB 2.0 model (Type A). You can connect an external monitor via HDMI. We like the positions of the ports which are in the back areas on both sides, leaving the space next to the palm rest free of cables.

The built-in storage card reader belongs to the slower representatives of its kind. When copying large data blocks, it reaches a transfer rate of 37.4 MB/s, and when transferring 250 JPG image files (about 5 MB each) it operates at a speed of 24.6 MB/s. We test storage card readers using our reference card (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II).

The built-in WLAN module uses a WLAN chip from Intel (Wireless-AC 9560), which not only supports the 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN standards, but also the faster ac standard. The transfer speeds we tested under optimal conditions (no other WLAN devices in close proximity, close distance between the notebook and server PC) turn out good. In addition, the Bluetooth-5 standard which offers a higher range and higher transfer speeds than its predecessor is also supported.

Size Comparison

Connections

Right side: storage card reader (SD), audio combo, USB 2.0 (Type A), slot for a cable lock
Right side: storage card reader (SD), audio combo, USB 2.0 (Type A), slot for a cable lock
Left side: power port, HDMI, 3x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (1x Type C, 2x Type A)
Left side: power port, HDMI, 3x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (1x Type C, 2x Type A)
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP Stream 14-ax002ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87.4 MB/s ∼100% +255%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401 Reference-Card)
63.2 MB/s ∼72% +157%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (8 - 186, n=85)
61.9 MB/s ∼71% +152%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
53.8 MB/s ∼62% +119%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
38.7 MB/s ∼44% +57%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
 
37.86 MB/s ∼43% +54%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.6 MB/s ∼28%
HP 14-bp001ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.2 MB/s ∼28% -2%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
20.56 MB/s ∼24% -16%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
85.4 MB/s ∼100% +128%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (17.7 - 251, n=85)
83.5 MB/s ∼98% +123%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401 Reference-Card)
83.1 MB/s ∼97% +122%
HP Stream 14-ax002ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
80.8 MB/s ∼95% +116%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
 
44.46 MB/s ∼52% +19%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
37.8 MB/s ∼44% +1%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
37.4 MB/s ∼44%
HP 14-bp001ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
35.7 MB/s ∼42% -5%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
34.5 MB/s ∼40% -8%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
655 MBit/s ∼100%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
349 MBit/s ∼53% -47%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
336 MBit/s ∼51% -49%
HP Stream 14-ax002ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
336 MBit/s ∼51% -49%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
335 MBit/s ∼51% -49%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
296 MBit/s ∼45% -55%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter (jseb)
71 MBit/s ∼11% -89%
HP 14-bp001ng
Realtek RTL8723DE
5 MBit/s ∼1% -99%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
676 MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
345 MBit/s ∼51% -49%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
340 MBit/s ∼50% -50%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
322 MBit/s ∼48% -52%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
311 MBit/s ∼46% -54%
HP Stream 14-ax002ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
258 MBit/s ∼38% -62%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter (jseb)
72 MBit/s ∼11% -89%
HP 14-bp001ng
Realtek RTL8723DE
71 MBit/s ∼11% -89%

Input Devices - Acer offers keyboard illumination for the Swift

The Acer laptop brings an illuminated chiclet keyboard. The flat keys have a short hub and a clear pressure point. While typing, the keyboard has some slight give which is stronger in the center than on the edges. But this did not turn out to be a nuisance. Overall, Acer delivers a decent keyboard here, which is also sufficient for regular writing tasks. The keyboard illumination is controlled by a Function key, and there is only one brightness level.

The multi-touch capable Clickpad covers an area of about 10.6 x 7.8 cm (~4.2 x 3.1 in). This offers sufficient space for using gesture control. The smooth pad surface makes sliding of the fingers easy. The pad also has a short hub and a clear pressure point.

Input Devices
Input Devices

Display - A contrast-rich IPS display is part of it

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

The matte 14-inch display of the Acer Swift 1 has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. While the display offers an outstanding contrast (1923:1), the maximum brightness (239.8 cd/m²) turns out too low. A positive point for the display is that it does not show any PWM flickering.

218
cd/m²
228
cd/m²
237
cd/m²
227
cd/m²
250
cd/m²
240
cd/m²
258
cd/m²
232
cd/m²
268
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 268 cd/m² Average: 239.8 cd/m² Minimum: 15.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 81 %
Center on Battery: 250 cd/m²
Contrast: 1923:1 (Black: 0.13 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.54 | 0.8-29.43 Ø6.4
ΔE Greyscale 5.2 | 0.64-98 Ø6.6
56% sRGB (Argyll) 36% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.29
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
TN LED, 1366x768, 14
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
IPS, 1920x1080, 14.1
HP 14-bp001ng
TN LED, 1366x768, 14
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
TN LED, 1366x768, 14
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
TN LED, 1366x768, 14
Response Times
9%
9%
24%
27%
28%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
42 (22, 20)
32 (10, 22)
24%
32.8 (12.8, 20)
22%
43 (23, 20)
-2%
42 (22, 20)
-0%
35.2 (18, 17.2)
16%
Response Time Black / White *
28 (16, 12)
30 (16, 14)
-7%
29.2 (16, 13.2)
-4%
14 (8, 7)
50%
13 (7, 6)
54%
17.2 (12, 5.2)
39%
PWM Frequency
200 (90)
200 (20)
200 (90)
200 (90)
495 (99)
Screen
-44%
-30%
-75%
-52%
-80%
Brightness middle
250
270
8%
247.7
-1%
189
-24%
215
-14%
257.4
3%
Brightness
240
247
3%
243
1%
190
-21%
208
-13%
239
0%
Brightness Distribution
81
80
-1%
92
14%
88
9%
81
0%
87
7%
Black Level *
0.13
0.57
-338%
0.32
-146%
0.53
-308%
0.4
-208%
0.54
-315%
Contrast
1923
474
-75%
774
-60%
357
-81%
538
-72%
477
-75%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.54
3.01
46%
6.4
-16%
11.85
-114%
9.37
-69%
11.8
-113%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
10.5
6.33
40%
24.3
-131%
20.61
-96%
15.84
-51%
28
-167%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.2
12.73
-145%
4.5
13%
13.6
-162%
10.52
-102%
13.3
-156%
Gamma
2.29 105%
2.36 102%
2.33 103%
2.49 96%
2.45 98%
2.2 109%
CCT
5796 112%
14629 44%
7318 89%
16588 39%
11214 58%
16811 39%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
36
39
8%
39.8
11%
49
36%
37
3%
39
8%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
56
62
11%
62.9
12%
61
9%
58
4%
62
11%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-18% / -36%
-11% / -24%
-26% / -59%
-13% / -39%
-26% / -62%

* ... smaller is better

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 not detected

In comparison: 54 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 10377 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 588200) Hz was measured.

In the state of delivery, the Delta E-2000 color deviation of the display is 5.54, with a value smaller than 3 being the target. The screen does not suffer from a blue tint.

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
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
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 12 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 57 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (26.2 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
42 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22 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. » 52 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (42 ms).

Acer has equipped the Swift 1 with a display whose viewing angles are stable, allowing you to see the display from any position. You can use the notebook outdoors if the sun is not too bright.

The Swift 1 outdoors (picture taken with an overcast sky)
The Swift 1 outdoors (picture taken with an overcast sky)

Performance - Sufficient for office operation

With the Swift 1 SF114-32, Acer is offering an elegant, compact 14-inch notebook that is suitable for using applications from the office and internet areas. Our test unit can be purchased for about 600 Euros (~$707), and there are also alternative equipment and color options.

Processor

The Swift 1 has a Pentium Silver N5000 quad-core processor. This is a representative of Intel's Gemini Lake platform. The CPU runs at a basic clock speed of 1.1 GHz, which can be increased via Turbo up to 2.6 GHz (four cores) or 2.7 GHz (single core). A low TDP of 6 watts makes passive cooling of the SoC possible. The Pentium runs though our CPU tests with 2.3 to 2.6 GHz (single thread) and 2 GHz (multi thread) in mains as well as battery operation.

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

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We test whether the Turbo can also be maintained for a longer duration by running the multi-thread test of Cinebench R15 for about 30 minutes in a constant loop. The results drop slightly from the first to the second run and then remain on the same level. Thus the Turbo runs constantly at about 2 GHz.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit

In our CPU tests, the Pentium N5000 achieves results that are between 10 and 40 percent higher than the predecessor, the Pentium N4200. With this, the N5000 comes close to the Core-i3 processors of the Broadwell generation. But this is not the end of it. With active cooling, the CPU should be able to run constantly at full speed and generate higher test results. An active dual-channel mode would also ensure slightly more performance.

The performance increase is due to the changes and improvements performed by Intel. The architecture of the Pentium N4200  predecessor (Goldmont, Apollo Lake platform) was further developed and is now called Goldmont Plus. Furthermore, the Level-2 cache was doubled from 2 to 4 MB.

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
3763
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
6610
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
2287
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
15.24 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
2.8 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
0.94 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
13.74 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
236 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
73 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U
143 Points ∼70% +96%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (20 - 169, n=213)
109 Points ∼53% +49%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
95 Points ∼46% +30%
Lenovo B50-50 80S2000QGE
Intel Core i3-5005U
82 Points ∼40% +12%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
73 Points ∼36%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
 
73 Points ∼36% 0%
Acer Swift 1 SF113-31-P2CP
Intel Pentium N4200
53 Points ∼26% -27%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
Intel Pentium N4200
52 Points ∼25% -29%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
51 Points ∼25% -30%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel Pentium N4200
50 Points ∼24% -32%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
Intel Celeron N3350
46 Points ∼22% -37%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
Intel Pentium N3710
41 Points ∼20% -44%
HP 14-bp001ng
Intel Pentium N3710
40 Points ∼20% -45%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
Intel Celeron N3060
39 Points ∼19% -47%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
Intel Celeron N3450
36 Points ∼18% -51%
HP Stream 14-ax002ng
Intel Celeron N3060
36 Points ∼18% -51%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U
606 Points ∼28% +157%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (32 - 721, n=214)
282 Points ∼13% +19%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
241 Points ∼11% +2%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
236 Points ∼11%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
 
236 Points ∼11% 0%
Lenovo B50-50 80S2000QGE
Intel Core i3-5005U
208 Points ∼10% -12%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
175 Points ∼8% -26%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel Pentium N4200
174 Points ∼8% -26%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
Intel Pentium N4200
161 Points ∼7% -32%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
Intel Pentium N3710
152 Points ∼7% -36%
Acer Swift 1 SF113-31-P2CP
Intel Pentium N4200
144.5 Points ∼7% -39%
HP 14-bp001ng
Intel Pentium N3710
141 Points ∼7% -40%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
Intel Celeron N3450
128 Points ∼6% -46%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
Intel Celeron N3350
86 Points ∼4% -64%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
Intel Celeron N3060
73 Points ∼3% -69%
HP Stream 14-ax002ng
Intel Celeron N3060
70 Points ∼3% -70%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U
5501 Points ∼51% +141%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
3587 Points ∼33% +57%
Lenovo B50-50 80S2000QGE
Intel Core i3-5005U
3133 Points ∼29% +37%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (322 - 6418, n=440)
3053 Points ∼28% +33%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
2287 Points ∼21%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
 
2287 Points ∼21% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
Intel Celeron N3350
1917 Points ∼18% -16%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
1638 Points ∼15% -28%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel Pentium N4200
1633 Points ∼15% -29%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
Intel Pentium N4200
1630 Points ∼15% -29%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
Intel Pentium N3710
1344 Points ∼12% -41%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
Intel Celeron N3060
1275 Points ∼12% -44%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
Intel Celeron N3450
1219 Points ∼11% -47%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U
18814 Points ∼38% +185%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
8169 Points ∼16% +24%
Lenovo B50-50 80S2000QGE
Intel Core i3-5005U
6927 Points ∼14% +5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (661 - 20773, n=422)
6697 Points ∼13% +1%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
6610 Points ∼13%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
 
6610 Points ∼13% 0%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
5440 Points ∼11% -18%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel Pentium N4200
5346 Points ∼11% -19%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
Intel Pentium N4200
4909 Points ∼10% -26%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
Intel Pentium N3710
4755 Points ∼10% -28%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
Intel Celeron N3450
3956 Points ∼8% -40%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
Intel Celeron N3350
2524 Points ∼5% -62%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
Intel Celeron N3060
2402 Points ∼5% -64%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U
12793 Points ∼41% +139%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
5353 Points ∼17%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
 
5353 Points ∼17% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1018 - 13194, n=63)
5321 Points ∼17% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
5270 Points ∼17% -2%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
4736 Points ∼15% -12%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
Intel Pentium N4200
4627 Points ∼15% -14%
Lenovo B50-50 80S2000QGE
Intel Core i3-5005U
4075 Points ∼13% -24%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
Intel Pentium N3710
3480 Points ∼11% -35%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
Intel Celeron N3060
1708 Points ∼5% -68%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U
3412 Points ∼73% +100%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
2510 Points ∼54% +47%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (592 - 3943, n=63)
2435 Points ∼52% +43%
Lenovo B50-50 80S2000QGE
Intel Core i3-5005U
1928 Points ∼41% +13%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
1707 Points ∼37%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
 
1707 Points ∼37% 0%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
1400 Points ∼30% -18%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
Intel Pentium N4200
1396 Points ∼30% -18%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
Intel Pentium N3710
1019 Points ∼22% -40%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
Intel Celeron N3060
913 Points ∼20% -47%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U
12394 Points ∼45% +138%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2529 - 13251, n=20)
6588 Points ∼24% +26%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
5455 Points ∼20% +5%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
5211 Points ∼19%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
 
5211 Points ∼19% 0%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
4558 Points ∼17% -13%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
Intel Pentium N4200
4389 Points ∼16% -16%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
Intel Pentium N3710
3433 Points ∼12% -34%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
Intel Celeron N3060
1834 Points ∼7% -65%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U
4029 Points ∼70% +98%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1179 - 4603, n=20)
3268 Points ∼57% +60%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
2816 Points ∼49% +38%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
2039 Points ∼35%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
 
2039 Points ∼35% 0%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
1541 Points ∼27% -24%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
Intel Pentium N4200
1526 Points ∼26% -25%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
Intel Pentium N3710
1179 Points ∼20% -42%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
Intel Celeron N3060
1087 Points ∼19% -47%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U
13030 Points ∼45% +138%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2593 - 13897, n=10)
8057 Points ∼28% +47%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
5630 Points ∼19% +3%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
5467 Points ∼19%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
 
5467 Points ∼19% 0%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
4719 Points ∼16% -14%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
Intel Pentium N4200
4498 Points ∼16% -18%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
Intel Celeron N3060
1911 Points ∼7% -65%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U
4122 Points ∼69% +105%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1529 - 4786, n=10)
3469 Points ∼58% +72%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
2943 Points ∼50% +46%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
2014 Points ∼34%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
 
2014 Points ∼34% 0%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200
1571 Points ∼26% -22%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
Intel Pentium N4200
1544 Points ∼26% -23%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
Intel Celeron N3060
1127 Points ∼19% -44%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel Core i5-8250U (Edge 41)
238.13 Points ∼1% +121%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (34.8 - 277, n=91)
181 Points ∼1% +68%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U (Edge 40)
157.15 Points ∼1% +46%
Lenovo B50-50 80S2000QGE
Intel Core i3-5005U (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
132.72 Points ∼1% +23%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
 
108 Points ∼0% 0%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (Edge 42)
107.97 Points ∼0%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel Pentium N4200 (Edge 40)
87.494 Points ∼0% -19%
Dell Latitude 3189
Intel Pentium N4200 (Edge 38.14393.0.0)
84.572 Points ∼0% -22%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
Intel Pentium N4200 (Edge 41)
78.274 Points ∼0% -28%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
Intel Celeron N3450 (Edge 38.14393.1066.0)
73.676 Points ∼0% -32%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
Intel Celeron N3350 (Microsoft Edge 40.15063.674.0)
73.5 Points ∼0% -32%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
Intel Pentium N3710 (Edge 38)
62.881 Points ∼0% -42%
Acer Swift 1 SF113-31-P2CP
Intel Pentium N4200
58.677 Points ∼0% -46%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
Intel Celeron N3060 (Edge 41)
51.8 Points ∼0% -52%
HP 14-bp001ng
Intel Pentium N3710
44.53 Points ∼0% -59%

System Performance

The system runs smoothly and without delays. We did not encounter any problems. The computing performance of the built-in hardware platform is sufficient for the demands of office and internet applications. As in the CPU tests, the performance increase of the Pentium Silver N5000 compared to its predecessor is also felt in the PC-Mark benchmarks: The Swift offers better results than comparable Pentium-N4200 notebooks. 

Unfortunately, Acer does without a dual-channel mode for the working memory of the Swift, thus foregoing a few percentage points of the performance. Since the working memory is soldered in and there are no slots for the memory, the dual-channel mode cannot be activated later either. 

PCMark 7 Score
4382 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2141 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
2528 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
3259 points
Help
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
2852 Points ∼30% +114%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
2852 Points ∼30% +114%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (729 - 3058, n=30)
2153 Points ∼23% +61%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
UHD Graphics 605, N5000, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
1334 Points ∼14%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
1334 Points ∼14% 0%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
HD Graphics 505, N4200, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1071 Points ∼11% -20%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
HD Graphics 500, N3350, 64 GB eMMC Flash
755 Points ∼8% -43%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
HD Graphics 500, N3450, SanDisk DF4128
729 Points ∼8% -45%
Productivity
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
6004 Points ∼63% +88%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
6004 Points ∼63% +88%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1690 - 6729, n=30)
4737 Points ∼50% +48%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
UHD Graphics 605, N5000, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3202 Points ∼34%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
3202 Points ∼34% 0%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
HD Graphics 500, N3450, SanDisk DF4128
2193 Points ∼23% -32%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
HD Graphics 505, N4200, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2055 Points ∼22% -36%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
HD Graphics 500, N3350, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1861 Points ∼20% -42%
Essentials
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
7468 Points ∼74% +64%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
7468 Points ∼74% +64%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3092 - 8549, n=30)
6277 Points ∼62% +38%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
UHD Graphics 605, N5000, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
4544 Points ∼45%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
4544 Points ∼45% 0%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
HD Graphics 505, N4200, 128 GB eMMC Flash
3790 Points ∼38% -17%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
HD Graphics 500, N3350, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3510 Points ∼35% -23%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
HD Graphics 500, N3450, SanDisk DF4128
3262 Points ∼32% -28%
Score
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
3612 Points ∼47% +88%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
3612 Points ∼47% +88%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1150 - 3860, n=33)
2906 Points ∼37% +51%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
UHD Graphics 605, N5000, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
1926 Points ∼25%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
1926 Points ∼25% 0%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
HD Graphics 505, N4200, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1454 Points ∼19% -25%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
HD Graphics 500, N3450, SanDisk DF4128
1243 Points ∼16% -35%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
HD Graphics 500, N3350, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1220 Points ∼16% -37%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
5106 Points ∼78% +57%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
5106 Points ∼78% +57%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1283 - 5363, n=161)
3897 Points ∼60% +20%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
UHD Graphics 605, N5000, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3259 Points ∼50%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
3259 Points ∼50% 0%
Acer Swift 1 SF113-31-P2CP
HD Graphics 505, N4200, 256 GB NVMe
2692 Points ∼41% -17%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
HD Graphics 505, N4200, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2646 Points ∼41% -19%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
HD Graphics 500, N3350, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2558 Points ∼39% -22%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
HD Graphics 500, N3450, SanDisk DF4128
2552 Points ∼39% -22%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), N3710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1595 Points ∼24% -51%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), N3060, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1440 Points ∼22% -56%
Creative Score Accelerated v2
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
4871 Points ∼51% +93%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
4871 Points ∼51% +93%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1011 - 5544, n=129)
3505 Points ∼37% +39%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
UHD Graphics 605, N5000, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
2528 Points ∼27%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
2528 Points ∼27% 0%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
HD Graphics 505, N4200, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2394 Points ∼25% -5%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), N3710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2302 Points ∼24% -9%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
HD Graphics 500, N3450, SanDisk DF4128
1952 Points ∼20% -23%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
HD Graphics 500, N3350, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1935 Points ∼20% -23%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), N3060, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1743 Points ∼18% -31%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
3937 Points ∼66% +84%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1027 - 4182, n=184)
2963 Points ∼50% +38%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
UHD Graphics 605, N5000, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
2141 Points ∼36%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
2141 Points ∼36% 0%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), N3710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2114 Points ∼35% -1%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
HD Graphics 505, N4200, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1966 Points ∼33% -8%
Acer Swift 1 SF113-31-P2CP
HD Graphics 505, N4200, 256 GB NVMe
1926 Points ∼32% -10%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
HD Graphics 500, N3350, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1788 Points ∼30% -16%
HP 14-bp001ng
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), N3710, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1769 Points ∼30% -17%
HP Stream 14-ax002ng
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), N3060, SanDisk DF4032
1760 Points ∼29% -18%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), N3060, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1734 Points ∼29% -19%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
HD Graphics 500, N3450, SanDisk DF4128
1682 Points ∼28% -21%

Storage Solution

Acer has equipped the Swift with a SATA-III SSD from Micron. This is an M.2-2280 model that offers 256 GB of storage space overall. About 210 GB of that are still usable at the time of delivery. The rest of the storage space is used for the Windows installation and the recovery partition. The transfer rates turn out good.

Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
Sequential Read: 425.2 MB/s
Sequential Write: 377.3 MB/s
512K Read: 280.3 MB/s
512K Write: 346.6 MB/s
4K Read: 19.78 MB/s
4K Write: 62.42 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 148.7 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 123 MB/s
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
128 GB eMMC Flash
HP 14-bp001ng
Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
Average Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
 
Average of class Subnotebook
 
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-67%
-90%
23%
25%
-7%
Write 4k QD32
123
12.66
-90%
0.912
-99%
192.4
56%
223 (123 - 300, n=16)
81%
132 (0.239 - 646, n=382)
7%
Read 4k QD32
148.7
35.12
-76%
0.776
-99%
273.4
84%
226 (149 - 248, n=16)
52%
180 (0.13 - 657, n=383)
21%
Write 4k
62.42
13.04
-79%
0.911
-99%
52.56
-16%
81.4 (62.4 - 102, n=16)
30%
45.9 (0.238 - 196, n=390)
-26%
Read 4k
19.78
13.2
-33%
0.384
-98%
28.18
42%
24.9 (14 - 28.3, n=16)
26%
17.3 (0.102 - 60, n=391)
-13%
Write 512
346.6
75.61
-78%
40.27
-88%
300.6
-13%
314 (157 - 447, n=16)
-9%
245 (9.85 - 1864, n=388)
-29%
Read 512
280.3
153.8
-45%
31.74
-89%
277.5
-1%
317 (259 - 360, n=16)
13%
292 (11.4 - 1751, n=388)
4%
Write Seq
377.3
85.04
-77%
99.07
-74%
440.3
17%
374 (165 - 458, n=16)
-1%
294 (20.6 - 1547, n=391)
-22%
Read Seq
425.2
166.5
-61%
104.4
-75%
480.1
13%
469 (425 - 490, n=16)
10%
436 (40.4 - 2535, n=391)
3%

Graphics Card

The graphics output is handled by the integrated UHD Graphics 605 graphics core, which supports Direct 12 and runs at speeds up to 750 MHz. The results in the 3D-Mark benchmarks range on the expected level. Why is that? In terms of its architecture and operating speed, the GPU used here is not any different than its predecessor, the HD Graphics 505 graphics core. Yet the GPU still includes some improvements such as supporting the more current display outputs (HDMI 2.0a with HDCP 2.2, DisplayPort 1.2a) and having an expanded integrated decoder.

GPU-Z
GPU-Z
DXVAChecker
DXVAChecker
3DMark 03 Standard
8388 points
3DMark 05 Standard
5802 points
3DMark 06 Standard
2882 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
2162 points
3DMark 11 Performance
682 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
26475 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
2975 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
397 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1743 Points ∼100% +185%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (230 - 4191, n=304)
1111 Points ∼64% +82%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
825 Points ∼47% +35%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
612 Points ∼35%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
612 Points ∼35% 0%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
606 Points ∼35% -1%
Acer Aspire ES1-332-P91H
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
583 Points ∼33% -5%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), Intel Pentium N3710
496 Points ∼28% -19%
HP 14-bp001ng
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), Intel Pentium N3710
463 Points ∼27% -24%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
Intel HD Graphics 500, Intel Celeron N3450
390 Points ∼22% -36%
HP Stream 14-ax002ng
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Intel Celeron N3060
381 Points ∼22% -38%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Intel Celeron N3060
302 Points ∼17% -51%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1178 Points ∼100% +171%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (222 - 3389, n=192)
883 Points ∼75% +103%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
434 Points ∼37%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
434 Points ∼37% 0%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
408 Points ∼35% -6%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
Intel HD Graphics 500, Intel Celeron N3350
400 Points ∼34% -8%
Acer Aspire ES1-332-P91H
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
344 Points ∼29% -21%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
Intel HD Graphics 500, Intel Celeron N3450
293 Points ∼25% -32%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Intel Celeron N3060
202 Points ∼17% -53%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
9969 Points ∼100% +206%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1484 - 18572, n=214)
6618 Points ∼66% +103%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
Intel HD Graphics 500, Intel Celeron N3350
3573 Points ∼36% +10%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
3261 Points ∼33%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
3261 Points ∼33% 0%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
3183 Points ∼32% -2%
Acer Aspire ES1-332-P91H
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
2844 Points ∼29% -13%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
Intel HD Graphics 500, Intel Celeron N3450
2578 Points ∼26% -21%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Intel Celeron N3060
1741 Points ∼17% -47%
ComputeMark v2.1 - 1024x600 Normal, Score
Average of class Subnotebook
  (272 - 2403, n=54)
928 Points ∼100% +115%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
432 Points ∼47%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
432 Points ∼47% 0%
Acer Aspire ES1-332-P91H
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
382 Points ∼41% -12%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
Intel HD Graphics 500, Intel Celeron N3350
320 Points ∼34% -26%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
Intel HD Graphics 500, Intel Celeron N3450
296 Points ∼32% -31%
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
Room GPUs-only
Average of class Subnotebook
  (14 - 429, n=47)
191 Samples/s ∼100% +185%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
67 Samples/s ∼35%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
67 Samples/s ∼35% 0%
Acer Aspire ES1-332-P91H
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
62 Samples/s ∼32% -7%
Sala GPUs-only
Average of class Subnotebook
  (31 - 916, n=47)
398 Samples/s ∼100% +315%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
96 Samples/s ∼24%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
96 Samples/s ∼24% 0%
Acer Aspire ES1-332-P91H
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
93 Samples/s ∼23% -3%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Average of class Subnotebook
  (39 - 210, n=15)
100 fps ∼100% +120%
Acer Aspire ES1-332-P91H
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
47.2 fps ∼47% +4%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
45.5 fps ∼46%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
45.5 fps ∼46% 0%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Average of class Subnotebook
  (29.5 - 210, n=12)
60.2 fps ∼100% +40%
Acer Aspire ES1-332-P91H
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
57.3 fps ∼95% +34%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
42.9 fps ∼71%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
42.9 fps ∼71% 0%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Average of class Subnotebook
  (22.1 - 125, n=12)
56.6 fps ∼100% +156%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
22.1 fps ∼39%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
22.1 fps ∼39% 0%
Acer Aspire ES1-332-P91H
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
18.9 fps ∼33% -14%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Average of class Subnotebook
  (13.6 - 113, n=10)
39.7 fps ∼100% +99%
Acer Aspire ES1-332-P91H
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
29.2 fps ∼74% +47%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
19.9 fps ∼50%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
19.9 fps ∼50% 0%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Average of class Subnotebook
  (16.5 - 92.1, n=6)
48.7 fps ∼100% +195%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
16.5 fps ∼34%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
16.5 fps ∼34% 0%
Acer Aspire ES1-332-P91H
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
14.1 fps ∼29% -15%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Average of class Subnotebook
  (9.6 - 83.6, n=6)
40.6 fps ∼100% +167%
Acer Aspire ES1-332-P91H
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
23.5 fps ∼58% +55%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
15.2 fps ∼37%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
15.2 fps ∼37% 0%
GFXBench 4.0
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Average of class Subnotebook
  (11.3 - 62, n=5)
35.4 fps ∼100% +213%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
11.3 fps ∼32%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
11.3 fps ∼32% 0%
Acer Aspire ES1-332-P91H
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
10.3 fps ∼29% -9%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Average of class Subnotebook
  (11.2 - 53.2, n=5)
34.4 fps ∼100% +207%
Acer Aspire ES1-332-P91H
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
16.6 fps ∼48% +48%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
11.2 fps ∼33%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
11.2 fps ∼33% 0%
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
21056 Points ∼100% +131%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7566 - 41337, n=19)
19385 Points ∼92% +113%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
12292 Points ∼58% +35%
Acer Aspire ES1-332-P91H
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
10728 Points ∼51% +18%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), Intel Pentium N3710
9335 Points ∼44% +2%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
9118 Points ∼43%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
9118 Points ∼43% 0%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
8655 Points ∼41% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Intel Celeron N3060
6555 Points ∼31% -28%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - Compute OpenCL Score
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7605 - 41754, n=10)
23818 Points ∼100% +158%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
21219 Points ∼89% +130%
Dell Latitude 3180
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
12351 Points ∼52% +34%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
9226 Points ∼39%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
9226 Points ∼39% 0%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
8671 Points ∼36% -6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Intel Celeron N3060
6535 Points ∼27% -29%

Gaming Performance

The built-in SoC can still bring some games smoothly to the screen - at low resolutions and low quality settings. This includes games that make only very little demands on the hardware. You can find games that are clearly more playable in the casual games section of the Microsoft Store.

low med. high ultra
StarCraft 2 (2010) 78.717.4103.9fps
Dirt 3 (2011) 55.622.715.212.5fps
Deus Ex Human Revolution (2011) 27.421.26.7fps
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) 19.912.37.5fps
Anno 2070 (2011) 351811.4fps
Diablo III (2012) 28.821.118.612.5fps
Dead Space 3 (2013) 32.317.114.1fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 31.618.512.5fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 20.110.89.42.8fps
GRID 2 (2013) 34.717.1fps
GRID: Autosport (2014) 58.516.512.5fps
Risen 3: Titan Lords (2014) 14.39.5fps
Sims 4 (2014) 96.921.810.5fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) 14.49.3fps
F1 2014 (2014) 312013fps
Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) 7.86.2fps
Battlefield Hardline (2015) 10.99.54fps
Dirt Rally (2015) 4212.5fps
Metal Gear Solid V (2015) 21.615.8fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 32.514.36.7fps
World of Warships (2015) 22.714.3fps
Rainbow Six Siege (2015) 12.3fps
The Division (2016) 4.3fps
Overwatch (2016) 11.48.3fps
Civilization VI (2016) 12.75.5fps
For Honor (2017) 9fps
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017) 3.2fps
Prey (2017) 5.5fps
Rocket League (2017) 26.89.9fps
Team Fortress 2 (2017) 3834.517fps
F1 2017 (2017) 13fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017) 7fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 6.4fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 3fps

Emissions and Power - The Acer Swift 1 runs quietly, possessing a lot of endurance

Noise Emissions

Since the Swift 1 has neither a fan nor a hard drive, it runs quietly.

Temperature

The Swift 1 in the stress test
The Swift 1 in the stress test

The Swift runs through our stress test (Prime95 and Furmark running for at least one hour) in the same way in mains and battery operation. The processor runs at 1.5 to 1.6 GHz and the graphics core at 100 to 200 MHz.

The notebook does not get particularly warm. During the stress test, the temperatures remain below 40° Celsius (104 °F).

Max. Load
 36 °C36.5 °C30.7 °C 
 33 °C34 °C29.1 °C 
 30.3 °C28.8 °C28.2 °C 
Maximum: 36.5 °C
Average: 31.8 °C
32.5 °C39 °C39.7 °C
30.3 °C34 °C34.5 °C
29 °C30.7 °C31.7 °C
Maximum: 39.7 °C
Average: 33.5 °C
Power Supply (max.)  40.3 °C | Room Temperature 23.4 °C | FIRT 550-Pocket
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

The stereo speakers are located at the bottom of the device. They produce a fairly decent sound, although it is lacking the bass. For a better listening experience, we recommend using headphones or external speakers.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.330.732.32531.233.831.2313734.5374033.829.833.85033.229.333.26328.526.328.58027.426.927.410025.925.925.912526.624.626.616035.824.135.82004422.74425043.521.343.53155120.55140058.120.858.150062.419.362.463062.518.462.580068.11868.1100063.817.363.8125063.617.163.6160058.217.258.2200063.417.263.4250060.717.160.731506117.361400056.217.556.2500061.317.661.3630063.917.863.9800064.317.864.31000066.317.766.31250066.917.666.91600056.117.856.1SPL753075N32.91.232.9median 61Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GGmedian 17.8median 61Delta7.61.77.635.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHzmedian 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (68.12 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.9% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 59% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 36% worse
» The best had a delta of 9%, average was 19%, worst was 47%
Compared to all devices tested
» 39% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 56% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 9%, average was 19%, worst was 47%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Power Consumption

The Acer Swift does not particularly use much power over the whole load range. During idle, we measure a maximum consumption of 7.5 watts, and during the stress test (Prime95 and Furmark running for at least one hour), the value rises up to 15 watts. If only Prime95 is running, the value can rise up to 20.6 watts. The power supply is rated at 45 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.19 / 0.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.4 / 5.9 / 7.5 Watt
Load midlight 14.5 / 15 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

Our realistic WLAN test simulates the load when calling up web sites. The Balanced power profile is active, the power saving functions of the notebook are deactivated, and the display brightness is adjusted to about 150 cd/m². The Swift 1 achieves a runtime of 12:20 hours, which is an excellent value. With this, it lasts a whole 80 minutes longer than its predecessor (11:01 h), while having almost the same battery capacity.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 41)
12h 20min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
N5000, UHD Graphics 605, 53.9 Wh
740 min ∼34%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
N3710, HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), 55 Wh
661 min ∼31% -11%
HP Stream 14-ax002ng
N3060, HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), 41 Wh
587 min ∼27% -21%
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 39 Wh
476 min ∼22% -36%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (206 - 764, n=154)
453 min ∼21% -39%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
N3350, HD Graphics 500, 32 Wh
419 min ∼19% -43%
HP 14-bp001ng
N3710, HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), 41 Wh
399 min ∼19% -46%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
N3450, HD Graphics 500, 38 Wh
372 min ∼17% -50%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-14IBR 80R900K5GE
N3060, HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), 32 Wh
284 min ∼13% -62%

Pros

+ matte IPS display
+ Full HD resolution
+ SSD
+ runs quietly
+ hardly heats up
+ keyboard illumination
+ 2x2 AC WLAN
+ excellent battery life
+ Type-C USB
+ elegant metal case

Cons

- dark display
- working memory runs in single-channel mode

Verdict

The Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG, provided by Acer Germany
The Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG, provided by Acer Germany

With the Swift 1 SF114-32, Acer has created a 14-inch notebook that represents clear progress compared to its predecessor. The elegant, slim, and compact metal case ensures a good first impression.

The built-in Pentium Silver N5000 processor significantly increases the computing power compared to its predecessor, the Pentium N4200, approaching the realms of the Broadwell Core-i3 processors. Thus the performance of the N5000 is sufficient for office and internet tasks. Since a decoder integrated into the GPU takes some load of the processor when playing videos, the use of streaming services should not present any problems either.

The Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG knows how to please. At a price of almost 600 Euros (~$707), Acer delivers a rounded package that should find some fans.

Thanks to the passive cooling of the SoC, the notebook runs silently. It does not get particularly warm either. A Solid State Disk ensures a quickly running system. An exchange of the SSD should be possible, but to do that, you would have to open the case. The matte Full HD IPS display pleases with a very good contrast and stable viewing angles. However, the maximum brightness could have been higher.

The keyboard left a good impression and is also suitable for regular typing work. A positive point is the availability of a keyboard illumination. All this is accompanied by an excellent battery life. In sum, not only is this a mobile machine for typing and surfing, but it also looks good on top of that.

Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG - 05/15/2018 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
86 /  98 → 88%
Keyboard
79%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
49 / 80 → 61%
Weight
70 / 35-78 → 82%
Battery
95%
Display
84%
Games Performance
47 / 68 → 69%
Application Performance
65 / 87 → 75%
Temperature
94 / 91 → 100%
Noise
100%
Audio
50 / 91 → 55%
Camera
44 / 85 → 52%
Average
73%
85%
Subnotebook - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2018-05-17 (Update: 2018-05-17)