Acer Swift Go 14: Affordable Intel Core Ultra Debut – A Review

The Acer Swift Go 14 is an affordable mid-range laptop that packs Intel’s new Core Ultra 7 155H processor, offering impressive core count and improved Intel Arc integrated graphics. With a price cut relative to its prior model, the Acer Swift Go 14 also features 16GB of RAM, a 1TB solid state drive, a 1440p webcam, and plenty of ports, making it a competent mid-range machine. Its design and build quality may lack flair, but it is a well-built machine, and it weighs just under 3 pounds, making it convenient for everyday carry. The laptop features a spacious keyboard with a satisfying tactile feel, although the touchpad feels cramped vertically. The 1920×1200 IPS display underperforms compared to OLED alternatives, with lower contrast, narrower color gamut, and lack of HDR support. The laptop also has weak audio performance, with built-in speakers providing a harsh, metallic presentation. However, its 1440p webcam offers a sharp, crisp, clear image, and the microphone provides good volume and clear presentation. With plenty of connectivity options, including Thunderbolt 4 / USB-C, USB-A, HDMI 2.1, and a MicroSD card reader, the Acer Swift Go 14 is a solid mid-range machine for those looking for an affordable option with impressive technical specifications.