Acer Swift 3 (SF314-59) vs Aspire 1 (A115-32)

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Review

Evaluation of Acer Swift 3 (SF314-59) and Aspire 1 (A115-32) important characteristics
Performance
System and application performance
Gaming
Performance in popular 3D games
Display
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Connectivity
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Case
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the Acer Swift 3 (SF314-59)
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 1 versus 0
  • Can run popular games at about 138-188% higher FPS
  • Around 3.4x better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 700 grams less (around 1.54 lbs)
  • Features a much bigger (~30%) battery – 48 against 37 watt-hours
  • Supports next-generation Wi-Fi 6 wireless networks
  • Better webcam recording quality
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Much smaller footprint: 18% more compact case (109.7 vs 134.2 square inches)
Advantages of the Acer Aspire 1 (A115-32)
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • Thinner bezels and 2% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • User-upgradable RAM (up to 16GB)
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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs

Case

Weight 1.2 kg (2.65 lbs) 1.9 kg (4.19 lbs)
Dimensions 323.4 x 218.9 x 15.9 mm
12.73 x 8.62 x 0.63 inches
363.4 x 238.4 x 19.9 mm
14.31 x 9.39 x 0.78 inches
Area 708 cm2 (109.7 inches2) 866 cm2 (134.4 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~76.3% ~77.5%
Side bezels 6.8 mm 9 mm
Colors Silver Silver, Blue
Transformer No No
Opening angle 180° -
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Passive
Vapor chamber No No
Number of fans 1 -
Noise level 39 dB -

Display

Size 14 inches 15.6 inches
Type IPS LCD TN LCD
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 157 ppi 141 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support No No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Display tests
Contrast 1215:1 -
sRGB color space 96.2% -
Adobe RGB profile 67.3% -
DCI-P3 color gamut 69.3% -
Max. brightness

Battery

Capacity
Full charging time 2:00 hr -
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes No
Charging port position Left Left
Charge power 65 W 45 W

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 1.7-3.0 GHz 1.1 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.1 GHz -
Cores 2 2
Threads 4 2
L3 Cache 6 MB 4 MB
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics G4 Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 15 W 6 W
Type Integrated Integrated
Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
GPU base clock 300 MHz 350 MHz
GPU boost clock 1100 MHz 750 MHz
FLOPS 0.84 TFLOPS 0.24 TFLOPS
Memory size System Shared System Shared
Memory type LPDDR4X DDR4
Memory speed 3.73 Gbps 2.93 Gbps
Shading units 384 256
DirectX support 12 12
GPU performance
0.84 TFLOPS
0.24 TFLOPS

RAM

RAM size
Channels 1x8 GB 1x4 GB
Clock 3733 MHz 2933 MHz
Type LPDDR4X DDR4
Upgradable No Yes
Total slots 1 2
Max. ram size - 16 GB

Storage

Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x) Custom
Storage type SSD (M2) eMMC
Channels 1x256 GB 1x128 GB
Upgradable Yes -
Total slots 1 -
NVMe Yes No

Sound

Speakers 2.0 2.0
Dolby Atmos No No
Microphones 2 1

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6 v5
Bluetooth v5 v5
Fingerprint Yes No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 640 x 480
Ports
USB-A 2x USB 3.2 3x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 1x USB 3.2 No
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 3 No
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0 1x HDMI 1.4
DisplayPort No No
VGA No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No Yes
SD card reader No No
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No Yes
Backlight Yes No
Touchpad
Surface Plastic Plastic
Windows Precision Yes No
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