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Acer Swift 1 Review - $359 Laptop with 13.3" IPS Display and N4200 Processor SF113-31-P5CK

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Published on Sep 30, 2017

Buy one at Walmart - http://lon.tv/qw-p1 (affiliate link) - Acer's Swift 1 has a new Apollo Lake processor and a 13.3" IPS display. Build quality is pretty decent too but the keyboard needs improvement. See more laptops: http://lon.tv/laptops and subscribe! http://lon.tv/s

VIDEO INDEX:
00:45 - Display
01:48 - Weight and build quality
02:01 - Processor
02:24 - Ram, Storage and Upgradeablity
02:29 - Battery life
03:06 - Ports and connectors
03:58 - Keyboard and trackpad
04:39 - Performance: Youtube/netflix & web browsing
05:11 - Benchmark: Speedometer test
05:31 - Performance: Office and Word
05:43 - Gaming: Minecraft
06:32 - Gaming: Half-life 2
06:54 - Benchmark: 3DMark Cloudgate
07:41 - Linux and Alternative Operating Systems
07:53 - Kodi and HEVC high bitrate video
08:28 - Speakers
08:46 - Screen bleed through

The Acer Swift 1 is a pretty good value at this price point - primarily due to its IPS display. It also has a finger print reader for easy access to the system when locked.

Its 2x2 AC wireless radio impressed us for web browsing but it falls short of a competing laptop from Asus with the same processor for graphics and gaming. That said the Asus crashed more often in our testing.

I like the weight and all metal casing. But the keyboard needs a little more time in the design lab.

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