Acer Swift 1 13 Inch Pentium 4GB 128GB Laptop - Gold £299.99 @ Argos
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Acer Swift 1 13 Inch Pentium 4GB 128GB Laptop - Gold £299.99 @ Argos

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Found 4th Jan
The thin, light notebook keeps you powered throughout the day so you can start your journey right away. As your constant companion, it makes sense that the Swift 1 provides you with rich, vivid colour in 14 inch of glorious HD.

Carry the 17.9 mm laptop with you wherever you go. At just 1.6 kg, you will hardly even notice the weight. Shaped for comfort and style, the Chiclet keyboard stands out with its round-cornered keys.

Brushed with beauty, the Swift 1’s touchpad has stylish diamond-cut edges. A screen seen all day that provides a colour-rich experience through Acer ExaColor and ComfyView technologies.
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twisted898 m ago

I'm not sure you really understood my comment, there is no grey area, this …I'm not sure you really understood my comment, there is no grey area, this is a very underpowered cpu by modern standards. I'm sure it's fine for people to just browse the web and what not like you said, that doesn't change the fact compared to an i7 or even an i5 it has very poor performance as shown on cpubenchmark https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Pentium+N3710+%40+1.60GHz


It doesn't matter. The whole point is that in 2017 compared to say 20 years ago you have much greater differentiation of products that covers a much wider range of uses. You seem to be wedded to the idea of i3,i5,i7 or nothing, but the technology market is no longer like that anymore. You have more mobile devices, demands for battery life etc. Look at the HP Envy X2 and Asus Nova Go for example with Snapdragon CPUs running Windows 10. They wouldn't exist if there wasn't a potential market for them.

Like I said, this laptop is perfectly fine for a particular segment of the market. You'd be surprised just how capable it is in the real world. Synthetic benchmarks aren't indicative. I have an i5 XPS13 but I wouldn't say that CPU is particularly necessary and there's nothing I would be doing on that I couldn't do on say Core m3.
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Nice laptop can OP or anyone else who has this tell me if the M2 SSD can be upgraded and which one to buy thanks
I bought this. Beware though, I found battery life to be c3 hours.
g1to119 m ago

Nice laptop can OP or anyone else who has this tell me if the M2 SSD can …Nice laptop can OP or anyone else who has this tell me if the M2 SSD can be upgraded and which one to buy thanks


You can, you need to take a bunch of Torx Screws out the bottom rather than just open a nice panel on the bottom, but there will either be a 128Gb M2 drive installed, or an empty slot.

thel33ter2 m ago

You can, you need to take a bunch of Torx Screws out the bottom rather …You can, you need to take a bunch of Torx Screws out the bottom rather than just open a nice panel on the bottom, but there will either be a 128Gb M2 drive installed, or an empty slot. [Video]


Thanks so can you post any links as to example of the ssd I can buy as I may buy it if the ssd is upgradable for cheap thanks
This has already been posted just after Christmas. Can't link as on my phone. Please note the specs on the Argos site aren't quite right. This has the Pentium 4420 in it and not what the argos site says.

Bought it on Saturday. Stripped all the bundled crap off it and it runs a dream. Screen is excellent and vivid. Not used windows 10 before but after putting classic shell on it then it is ok. Well weighted so doesn't tip up if the screen is tilted far back. Track pad is one of the best I have used on a laptop/netbook.

Running iptv on mine via vlc I can still browse and do word and excel sheets without any slow down.

Great bit of kit and the body looks and feels premium.
Siddas4 m ago

This has already been posted just after Christmas. Can't link as on my …This has already been posted just after Christmas. Can't link as on my phone. Please note the specs on the Argos site aren't quite right. This has the Pentium 4420 in it and not what the argos site says. Bought it on Saturday. Stripped all the bundled crap off it and it runs a dream. Screen is excellent and vivid. Not used windows 10 before but after putting classic shell on it then it is ok. Well weighted so doesn't tip up if the screen is tilted far back. Track pad is one of the best I have used on a laptop/netbook. Running iptv on mine via vlc I can still browse and do word and excel sheets without any slow down.Great bit of kit and the body looks and feels premium.


Can you please confirm the CPU version as previous comments suggest it is not the one advertised
npinn00146 m ago

I bought this. Beware though, I found battery life to be c3 hours.


What do you mean?
THIS
g1to142 m ago

Thanks so can you post any links as to example of the ssd I can buy as I …Thanks so can you post any links as to example of the ssd I can buy as I may buy it if the ssd is upgradable for cheap thanks


It looks like an M key M2 slot.

Most M2 drives nowadays come as B and M keyed, so you'd need something like this, £130 for £500Gb. Quite a lot of money to spend on a cheap laptop IMO, but depends on your use for it.
Edited by: "thel33ter" 4th Jan
rotaroo25 m ago

Can you please confirm the CPU version as previous comments suggest it is …Can you please confirm the CPU version as previous comments suggest it is not the one advertised


I believe this is the correct spec (Who knew Intel sold laptops directly?):

intel.co.uk/buy…849
Edited by: "thel33ter" 4th Jan
rotaroo47 m ago

Can you please confirm the CPU version as previous comments suggest it is …Can you please confirm the CPU version as previous comments suggest it is not the one advertised


It is the n 4200, not 4420 like I mistyped! The one on the argos site is wrong. I will take a pic of the box when I get back tonight and put it on here.
Battery life is good on mine by the way. Running iptv full screen gave me just over 6 hours before it was down to 10%.
So the processor speed is 1.1Ghz?
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chance18945 m ago

So the processor speed is 1.1Ghz?


2.5Ghz when it's needed.
Cold could hardly run Solitaire
g1to14 h, 5 m ago

Thanks so can you post any links as to example of the ssd I can buy as I …Thanks so can you post any links as to example of the ssd I can buy as I may buy it if the ssd is upgradable for cheap thanks


Any SATA M.2 SSD in 2280 size will work.
EazyDuz15 m ago

Cold could hardly run Solitaire


2007 on cpubenchmark is not that bad
g1to14 h, 9 m ago

Thanks so can you post any links as to example of the ssd I can buy as I …Thanks so can you post any links as to example of the ssd I can buy as I may buy it if the ssd is upgradable for cheap thanks



ebuyer.com/801…b0b
EazyDuz18 m ago

Cold could hardly run Solitaire


GTA V is playable on this at the lowest resolution, so 'Solitaire' will be just fine.
They still make Pentiums? Damn, I remember having a Pentium II in the 90's. There's probably smart toasters out there with more processing power.
Siddas4 h, 35 m ago

This has already been posted just after Christmas. Can't link as on my …This has already been posted just after Christmas. Can't link as on my phone. Please note the specs on the Argos site aren't quite right. This has the Pentium 4420 in it and not what the argos site says. Bought it on Saturday. Stripped all the bundled crap off it and it runs a dream. Screen is excellent and vivid. Not used windows 10 before but after putting classic shell on it then it is ok. Well weighted so doesn't tip up if the screen is tilted far back. Track pad is one of the best I have used on a laptop/netbook. Running iptv on mine via vlc I can still browse and do word and excel sheets without any slow down.Great bit of kit and the body looks and feels premium.


yes but apparently because its a different colour the mods let them both run

i dont get it either
twisted891 h, 8 m ago

They still make Pentiums? Damn, I remember having a Pentium II in the …They still make Pentiums? Damn, I remember having a Pentium II in the 90's. There's probably smart toasters out there with more processing power.


They also made computers called "PCs" in the 90s, but I'm very sure the "PCs" made in 2017 are alot more powerful....
twisted891 h, 25 m ago

They still make Pentiums? Damn, I remember having a Pentium II in the …They still make Pentiums? Damn, I remember having a Pentium II in the 90's. There's probably smart toasters out there with more processing power.


They also had Thinkpads in 1997, and they also have Thinkpads in 2017. They're very different though....

Picard12333 m ago

They also made computers called "PCs" in the 90s, but I'm very sure the …They also made computers called "PCs" in the 90s, but I'm very sure the "PCs" made in 2017 are alot more powerful....


Intel's main product range is the i3s to the i9s, using a product name established over 20 years ago is a clear reflection of its performance relative to the latest tech. So yeah, of course it's more powerful but my point is by modern standards it's going to pretty bad.
twisted8920 m ago

Intel's main product range is the i3s to the i9s, using a product name …Intel's main product range is the i3s to the i9s, using a product name established over 20 years ago is a clear reflection of its performance relative to the latest tech. So yeah, of course it's more powerful but my point is by modern standards it's going to pretty bad.


Not really. Computing power has increased massively over the last decade. Moore's Law and all that. The Core i3-i7 range is simply Intel's marketing strategy designed to sell chips than anything based on any particular need to have an i5, i7 etc. Today's technology landscape is a world away from what it was 10 years ago, with much greater differentiation of devices and users, with people moving away from huge beige boxed desktop PCs in their living rooms.

This laptop is perfect for many people who who simply use laptops for basic everyday tasks eg. web browsing, emails, YouTube, iPlayer and it's a terrific price.
Picard12317 m ago

Not really. Computing power has increased massively over the last decade. …Not really. Computing power has increased massively over the last decade. Moore's Law and all that. The Core i3-i7 range is simply Intel's marketing strategy designed to sell chips than anything based on any particular need to have an i5, i7 etc. Today's technology landscape is a world away from what it was 10 years ago, with much greater differentiation of devices and users, with people moving away from huge beige boxed desktop PCs in their living rooms. This laptop is perfect for many people who who simply use laptops for basic everyday tasks eg. web browsing, emails, YouTube, iPlayer and it's a terrific price.


I'm not sure you really understood my comment, there is no grey area, this is a very underpowered cpu by modern standards. I'm sure it's fine for people to just browse the web and what not like you said, that doesn't change the fact compared to an i7 or even an i5 it has very poor performance as shown on cpubenchmark cpubenchmark.net/cpu…GHz
twisted898 m ago

I'm not sure you really understood my comment, there is no grey area, this …I'm not sure you really understood my comment, there is no grey area, this is a very underpowered cpu by modern standards. I'm sure it's fine for people to just browse the web and what not like you said, that doesn't change the fact compared to an i7 or even an i5 it has very poor performance as shown on cpubenchmark https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Pentium+N3710+%40+1.60GHz


It doesn't matter. The whole point is that in 2017 compared to say 20 years ago you have much greater differentiation of products that covers a much wider range of uses. You seem to be wedded to the idea of i3,i5,i7 or nothing, but the technology market is no longer like that anymore. You have more mobile devices, demands for battery life etc. Look at the HP Envy X2 and Asus Nova Go for example with Snapdragon CPUs running Windows 10. They wouldn't exist if there wasn't a potential market for them.

Like I said, this laptop is perfectly fine for a particular segment of the market. You'd be surprised just how capable it is in the real world. Synthetic benchmarks aren't indicative. I have an i5 XPS13 but I wouldn't say that CPU is particularly necessary and there's nothing I would be doing on that I couldn't do on say Core m3.
Siddas10 h, 12 m ago

This has already been posted just after Christmas. Can't link as on my …This has already been posted just after Christmas. Can't link as on my phone. Please note the specs on the Argos site aren't quite right. This has the Pentium 4420 in it and not what the argos site says. Bought it on Saturday. Stripped all the bundled crap off it and it runs a dream. Screen is excellent and vivid. Not used windows 10 before but after putting classic shell on it then it is ok. Well weighted so doesn't tip up if the screen is tilted far back. Track pad is one of the best I have used on a laptop/netbook. Running iptv on mine via vlc I can still browse and do word and excel sheets without any slow down.Great bit of kit and the body looks and feels premium.


How did u strip the bundled crap and how do u instal a classic shell
To get classic shell go here - classicshell.net/ and then click the download button. Save the installer programme and then run it and install it. Then once installed set it up as you like - it is fully customisable. I have opeted for the old XP start menu which I find is loads better than the W10 version. Don't worry though as the W10 version is still available in the XP style menu.

Get rid of the bundled crap by going to PC settings and then apps. Go through the list and right click on anything you don't want or need and uninstall. Stuff like the free trial of Office and anything from Acer as well as games like bubble bash etc. Some things you can't uninstall that are windows files - you will see the button is greyed out.

Then in file explorer click on the 'c' drive and click on Disck Cleanup. Now click on Clean up system files. Go through and clean all the system junk out as well.

Once done I think I got it down to about 18Gb used.
Picard12310 h, 57 m ago

It doesn't matter. The whole point is that in 2017 compared to say 20 …It doesn't matter. The whole point is that in 2017 compared to say 20 years ago you have much greater differentiation of products that covers a much wider range of uses. You seem to be wedded to the idea of i3,i5,i7 or nothing, but the technology market is no longer like that anymore. You have more mobile devices, demands for battery life etc. Look at the HP Envy X2 and Asus Nova Go for example with Snapdragon CPUs running Windows 10. They wouldn't exist if there wasn't a potential market for them. Like I said, this laptop is perfectly fine for a particular segment of the market. You'd be surprised just how capable it is in the real world. Synthetic benchmarks aren't indicative. I have an i5 XPS13 but I wouldn't say that CPU is particularly necessary and there's nothing I would be doing on that I couldn't do on say Core m3.


You are right in saying that this is perfect for a particular segment of the market. I have a desktop that is high powered and would use that for any video editing or something that needs high processing power. This laptop is used for browsing/youtubing and running iptv or videos from a network shared drive - which it is utterly ideal for.. I don't see this marketed as a high end laptop and as such I don't expect it to perform as well as an i7 with 16gb of ram. It does what it does well - and it looks great, both the screen and the shell.

For anyone unsure - don't buy this if you need a gaming laptop or high end machine for heavy processing - it isn't going to do either - it is a browsing/video watching machine.
win2617 h, 53 m ago

What do you mean?


When I got it all set up I found that the battery would only last around 3 hours from full. I may have had a faulty unit but it found it to be wanting.
Although to echo comments above I found that the performance of the laptop was excellent, not slow or laggy at all.
Siddas4th Jan

This has already been posted just after Christmas. Can't link as on my …This has already been posted just after Christmas. Can't link as on my phone. Please note the specs on the Argos site aren't quite right. This has the Pentium 4420 in it and not what the argos site says. Bought it on Saturday. Stripped all the bundled crap off it and it runs a dream. Screen is excellent and vivid. Not used windows 10 before but after putting classic shell on it then it is ok. Well weighted so doesn't tip up if the screen is tilted far back. Track pad is one of the best I have used on a laptop/netbook. Running iptv on mine via vlc I can still browse and do word and excel sheets without any slow down.Great bit of kit and the body looks and feels premium.



Original posting and further info here..
hotukdeals.com/dea…797
npinn00110 h, 53 m ago

When I got it all set up I found that the battery would only last around 3 …When I got it all set up I found that the battery would only last around 3 hours from full. I may have had a faulty unit but it found it to be wanting.


That's not right at all, you should be getting 7 hours or more, Read the comment from Siddas above. You sure it's this model, there're other variant of Swift 1 on Argos website.

Check out this review about the battery life. CLICK
When you return it show them this and the review.
EazyDuz4th Jan

Cold could hardly run Solitaire


Troll. You can't even understand solitaire.
phillyboy7 m ago

Troll. You can't even understand solitaire.


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