As a preamble to this test
Is the Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris for you?Some computers have power, others have more basic features.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris enough for internet use?
We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. This Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. The material used by Acer are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. The manufacturer offers a processor N5000; A mid-range orientation. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. Having 8 Gb of RAM, Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris is a laptop in the average. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
With its 500 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
Finally, even if, like many users, you keep this computer connected, you should know that its autonomy of 11 hours makes it one of the most durable models on the market. Acer is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.
Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris for videos?
This Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris is a sensible option for anyone who will use it for watching movies and listening to music. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
The computer proposed by Aceris of average size. This diagonal of 14 inches and a resolution of 1920×1080, is a good compromise. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (1.3 kg) when you have to carry it.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it N5000 is now outdated. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
On the application side, Acer chose to let you do it. Only the operating system is installed. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
With Intel UHD Graphics 605, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. It’s better than the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
Either it’s something you’re going to use while travelling or on the go, or you’re between your office and the living room.On this Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris, Acer indicates 11 hours of autonomy, a better performance than the competition. What a pleasure it is not to have to check the battery level on a regular basis!
Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris compatible with on the move use ?
The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. So we put this test to the Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
Its weight of 1.3 Kg makes it easy to move. It’s one of the best in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 14 inches screen.
No backlit keyboard on this Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The viewing is up to the mark.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
Here this laptop is not very powerful because of its processor N5000; it’s inferior to the competition, and it’s not very good in terms of energy consumption.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
Regarding the autonomy of this laptop, you will have 11 hours before having to reconnect; that is to say one of the best csore on the market.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 500 Gb SSD hard drive. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. Thanks to this, Acer was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. The Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris is a fair alternative with iis 14 inches.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Taking all this into account, we can say that it will be useful for you on holiday.
The Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris for audio or video editing ?
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. It appears that this Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Grismeets this need perfectly. With these components, Acer puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. You can always try to do video editing with the processor N5000. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. Here with 500 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. Being only on batteries, you have 11 hours of autonomy at your disposal. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
On the connection side, the Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Grisi s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
With the Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris, you’re moving towards a very good product. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing.
The Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris for online or local games.
It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris, it may be better to go to other models. The main causes are related to a lack of homogeneity in the choice of the graphics chip, associated with the processor, the screen and the cooling level of the laptop.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 500 Gb drive. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
A better access to wifi on this Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.3 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
With an autonomy of 11 hours, it’s better than the competition.
In the end, we do not recommend this Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
The Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris for office automation.
Like the majority of its competitors, Acer has designed Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris for office automation. It is a mature product.
Customary of this OS, Acer has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. You will have to download the applications you need, which implyies for some software a slight increase in the overall cost.
One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. This model weighs 1.3 Kg, which is the best at the moment.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
About storage, this model has average space . It’s 500 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
Ultimately, this Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris is an intermediate choice. The middle groud for recurring use in office automation mode.
What about the Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris ?
Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. The Swift 1 SF114-32-P6GN Gris corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– playing video games
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing