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.