Acer Swift 1 Windows 10 Laptop - 13.3" Full HD IPS, Intel Pentium, 4GB, 128GB SSD, All Metal Body, Fingerprint Reader - Silver/Gold £329 @ Argos + Argos eBay
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Acer Swift 1 Windows 10 Laptop - 13.3" Full HD IPS, Intel Pentium, 4GB, 128GB SSD, All Metal Body, Fingerprint Reader - Silver/Gold £329 @ Argos + Argos eBay

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Found 6th Nov
Been watching the price on this ultrabook laptop, and just came down from £359.
Excellent display, good build quality, has fingerprint recognition, light weight at 1,3 kg. Well reviewed overall.

A laptop that is slim and stylish that can easy to carry to work all-day within budget. Enjoy great entertainment with FHD IPS display and optimized audio that comes compete with the Windows 10 experience.

  • Easy to carry with its 14.95 mm profile with all-metal colour options.
  • Up to 10 hours battery life, support the all-day schoolwork and with Acer TrueHarmony it delivers richer, more lifelike audio.

CPU, Memory and Operating System:
  • Intel Pentium quad core processor.
  • 1.1GHz processor speed.
  • 4GB RAM.
  • 128GB.
  • Microsoft Windows 10.

Display features:
  • 13.3 inch screen.
  • High definition display.
  • Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Graphics:
  • Intel HD Graphics505 graphics card.
  • Shared graphics card.

Interfaces and connectivity:
  • SD media card reader.
  • Secure Digital (SD), .
  • 1 USB 2.0 port.
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports.
  • 1 USB 3.1 port.
  • 1 USB Type-C port.
  • 1 HDMI port.
  • Bluetooth.
  • Wi-Fi enabled.

Multimedia features:
  • HD webcam.
  • Built-in mic.
  • HD Audio sound system.

General features:
  • Up to 10 hours battery life.
  • W31.95, D22.5cm.
  • Weight 1.3kg.

Official Specs (from EAN code): snlookup.com/ace…982

Review: uk.pcmag.com/ace…t-1 (64GB version)

No crappy 1366 x 768 TN screen!
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Supposedly quite slow processor

Shows yet again that you can spend £300 and get a laptop with an IPS 1920 x 1080 full HD screen, instead of those crappy TN 1366 x 768 ones.

Good deal.

Bought mine for just over £200 as an Argos Ebay refurb a few weeks back, returned it because it was incredibly slow. Couldn't cope with how long it took to get the internet up and running.
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Original Poster

Here's a link to Argos on eBay. CLICK
They also have the 64GB SSD version for £299. Argos

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Edited by: "win26" 7th Nov

Supposedly quite slow processor

Good deal.

Excellent price!

letterboxfortom37 m ago

Supposedly quite slow processor


That's the drawback ..an i3 in a review is better but more costly

Intel Pentium 1.1GHz Quad Core... Does that even exist?

All good except the Pentium processor. I'd definitely want as a bare minimum an i3.

Atom based Pentium. Cold.
A core based Pentiums and I would have bought it for the wife.

Shows yet again that you can spend £300 and get a laptop with an IPS 1920 x 1080 full HD screen, instead of those crappy TN 1366 x 768 ones.

Good deal.

Gormond21 m ago

Intel Pentium 1.1GHz Quad Core... Does that even exist?

Ark.intel.com. This is probably the Pentium N4200.

mikehunt693 m ago

Ark.intel.com. This is probably the Pentium N4200.


That doesn't look good... I guess it's £329 for a reason.

mikehunt6920 m ago

Atom based Pentium. Cold.A core based Pentiums and I would have bought it …Atom based Pentium. Cold.A core based Pentiums and I would have bought it for the wife.


Is your wife a 3D gamer? If not, the N4200 will be absolutely fine for what this laptop will typically be used for.
Edited by: "Picard123" 6th Nov

I know it's a LOT more money but I'd save up more & go for the i5-8250u based Swift that Argos have on offer at the moment. Lot more money BUT will make the laptop much less frustrating, battery life should be better and of course it really ought to last longer too.

Yes, its N4200. This laptop would be great for loads of people who aren't bothered about high tech games. Good size for on your lap, long lasting battery and hopefully a nice screen to view. Good option.

Maybe worth buying the 64Gb one then buy a 256gb SSD to replace it if 128gb is too small.
Edited by: "winchman" 6th Nov

Rich4413 m ago

I know it's a LOT more money but I'd save up more & go for the i5-8250u …I know it's a LOT more money but I'd save up more & go for the i5-8250u based Swift that Argos have on offer at the moment. Lot more money BUT will make the laptop much less frustrating, battery life should be better and of course it really ought to last longer too.


Why would battery life be better? That i5 even in ULV guise will suck more juice than this. This gets 12 hours in the following test.

uk.pcmag.com/ace…t-1

Bought mine for just over £200 as an Argos Ebay refurb a few weeks back, returned it because it was incredibly slow. Couldn't cope with how long it took to get the internet up and running.

Picard1231 h, 53 m ago

Shows yet again that you can spend £300 and get a laptop with an IPS 1920 …Shows yet again that you can spend £300 and get a laptop with an IPS 1920 x 1080 full HD screen, instead of those crappy TN 1366 x 768 ones.Good deal.


yep but you have to weigh up crappy processor good screen or good processor crappy screen.... or ideally spend more and get good processor and good screen. But it's certainly true that for £330 you're getting a fairly reasonable spec if your processor requirements aren't too demanding.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 6th Nov

Decent but got to agree with the processor being pretty poor. As far as I know, it will take a while to boot up but should work fine when surfing, streaming etc.

spannerzone8 m ago

yep but you have to weigh up crappy processor good screen or good …yep but you have to weigh up crappy processor good screen or good processor crappy screen.... or ideally spend more and get good processor and good screen. But it's certainly true that for £330 you're getting a fairly reasonable spec if your processor requirements aren't too demanding.


Everyone would prefer an i5, i7 etc, but not at this price given how much Intel charge for their chips.

The N4200 here is fine for basic everyday tasks. I've actually done some light video editing on a N3450 and it's fine.

I'd actually be more concerned about the 4GB RAM.

Picard1235 m ago

Everyone would prefer an i5, i7 etc, but not at this price given how much …Everyone would prefer an i5, i7 etc, but not at this price given how much Intel charge for their chips. The N4200 here is fine for basic everyday tasks. I've actually done some light video editing on a N3450 and it's fine.I'd actually be more concerned about the 4GB RAM.


Surprising you did that on an n3450 (without chucking it out a window in anger!) , I guess the SSD makes a big difference too.

spannerzone11 m ago

Surprising you did that on an n3450 (without chucking it out a window in …Surprising you did that on an n3450 (without chucking it out a window in anger!) , I guess the SSD makes a big difference too.


The eMMC on mine is actually really slow, but that isn't usually the bottleneck - its the CPU during importing and encoding. Even my quad core i5 drags during demanding stuff. For editing short clips though, the N3450 is fine. Moving things around in the timeline, it's all smooth. Re-encoding and exporting is fine as well (for short clips).

I wouldn't want to edit multiple 4GB video files though and then export a 2 hour video at a high bit rate...it's still possible but you might as well go away and make a sandwich (or 10) whilst you wait for it to process files of that size.
Edited by: "Picard123" 6th Nov

Picard1232 h, 43 m ago

Is your wife a 3D gamer? If not, the N4200 will be absolutely fine for …Is your wife a 3D gamer? If not, the N4200 will be absolutely fine for what this laptop will typically be used for.

Have you tried photo editing on an Atom? Performance is just about acceptable today for light web browsing, but it won't age well.

win264 h, 28 m ago

Here's a link to Argos on eBay. CLICKThey also have the 64GB SSD version …Here's a link to Argos on eBay. CLICKThey also have the 64GB SSD version for £299. ArgosTrustedreviews


£300, for what is essentially an over glorified Linx 12.2 Inch Windows 10 Tablet 'hybrid'?! (is it really worth it though?, or ... )

Especially as the Linx 12.2 Inch comes in at between £70+ less, for pretty much the same thing?.

Or am I thinking too much, I don't know?, lol.

We it's the 64GB Acer version, or the OP's 128GB OP's Acer version, IF the CPU is slow/dire like one or two people are suggesting, then this isn't any better than that of fancy giant Window's Tablet then?.

Which (apart from cost wise), will notably come in at a lot less than the £300+ odd prices stated, but will also be notably lighter in weight too?. :-)

Ps.
For the £30 difference (if I was buying this that is), I'd prefer paying that extra £30, for the double Internal Storage capacity that that extra £30 spend then affords you?).

But it's nice to know at least, that cheaper alternatives exist at least anyway?, hehehehe.

So it's good. :-)

mikehunt693 h, 21 m ago

Atom based Pentium. Cold.A core based Pentiums and I would have bought it …Atom based Pentium. Cold.A core based Pentiums and I would have bought it for the wife.



Theres no such thing as an atom based pentium you mug, it is pentium based. Try reading, atoms were discontinued.

mikehunt6925 m ago

Have you tried photo editing on an Atom? Performance is just about …Have you tried photo editing on an Atom? Performance is just about acceptable today for light web browsing, but it won't age well.


Sure. I've the got full Adobe suite and 3 laptops ranging from a N3450 to an i5. All depends on what you're doing and the size/complexity of your project. If you're a protog, you wouldn't be buying one of these anyway. If you're home user, editing some holidays snaps and occasionally putting together some basic home videos, it's okay. It all depends on the complexity of your project and what you're trying to do. Personally, I'd want more RAM on something like this.
Edited by: "Picard123" 6th Nov

Not sure if I'd go for 4GB memory; prefer one with 8GB

chomba3 h, 19 m ago

Bought mine for just over £200 as an Argos Ebay refurb a few weeks back, …Bought mine for just over £200 as an Argos Ebay refurb a few weeks back, returned it because it was incredibly slow. Couldn't cope with how long it took to get the internet up and running.


Really, Acer Swift with N4200 processor?

chomba3 h, 24 m ago

Bought mine for just over £200 as an Argos Ebay refurb a few weeks back, …Bought mine for just over £200 as an Argos Ebay refurb a few weeks back, returned it because it was incredibly slow. Couldn't cope with how long it took to get the internet up and running.


Not this one you didn't. What you bought was something else.

Original Poster

Found this review: Display

Acer's Swift 1 has a sharp, 13.3-inch, 1080p display that outputs vibrant colors. According to our colorimeter, the Swift 1 reproduced 125 percent of the sRGB color gamut, a score that surpassed the Swift 3 (80.5 percent), the Inspiron 13 5000 (71 percent) and the Asus VivoBook (68 percent), along with the category average (100 percent). These results were very evident when I watched the "DNA" music video by BTS. The colorful scenery and outfits were stunning to watch. I was impressed that the Swift 1's display was keen enough to capture the dimensional smoky blue tones in Suga's hair.

Bought this on Saturday just as an everyday faffing about (internet etc) laptop. Apart from the screen, it's very nippy with good reviews. currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

megaafc11 h, 12 m ago

Bought this on Saturday just as an everyday faffing about (internet etc) …Bought this on Saturday just as an everyday faffing about (internet etc) laptop. Apart from the screen, it's very nippy with good reviews. https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-320s-14ikb-14-laptop-white-10164449-pdt.html#tab6|product-deal-offer-0


It's got a 1366 x 768 TN panel...

The Acer here is the better buy.

Picard1232 h, 11 m ago

It's got a 1366 x 768 TN panel... The Acer here is the better …It's got a 1366 x 768 TN panel... The Acer here is the better buy.


Its a toss up between better screen(13" vs 14") vs better processor, depends what you want.

The N4200 can be tweaked to allow higher wattage making it closer to the 4415U, not sure if the 4415U can be tweaked.
The other noticeable differences are the weight, Acer 1.3kg vs 1.7kg Lenovo, the Acer has a metal body giving a more premium feel.
Edited by: "winchman" 7th Nov

winchman43 m ago

Its a toss up between better screen(13" vs 14") vs better processor, …Its a toss up between better screen(13" vs 14") vs better processor, depends what you want. The N4200 can be tweaked to allow higher wattage making it closer to the 4415U, not sure if the 4415U can be tweaked.The other noticeable differences are the weight, Acer 1.3kg vs 1.7kg Lenovo, the Acer has a metal body giving a more premium feel.


The Swift 1 is passively cooled, so increasing the TDP will only get you so far before it roasts your nuts or melts.

For the money, you're better off getting a Chromebook, as without the Windows bloat you will get a lot more out of a bottom end chip like this and it will likely perform the same in 3 years, which can't be said for Windows (plus anti-virus) running on Atom with 4GB of RAM.
amazon.co.uk/Ace…WKO

If it’s anything like the Acer Swift 3, look forward to it refusing to boot and having to reset it every few days. It’ll leave your personal files alone but removes all of your programs, leaving a text file of what was removed on the desktop.

And Windows 10 disables restore points as default. Tremendous.

yorki31 h, 3 m ago

This recent ASUS deal overshadows this …This recent ASUS deal overshadows this one:https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/xsonly-refurbished-asus-zenbook-ux305ca-fb149t-intel-m3-6y30-8gb-128gb-ssd-133-qhd-w10-39999-xs-only-2819807#comment-32340145


Now we just need a deal on a Delorean with with a fully working flux capacitor. 88MPH here we come!

eraldo14 h, 45 m ago

Theres no such thing as an atom based pentium you mug, it is pentium …Theres no such thing as an atom based pentium you mug, it is pentium based. Try reading, atoms were discontinued.


This is a Goldmont chip - en.wikipedia.org/wik…ont - Goldmont is the 2nd generation out-of-order low-power Atom microarchitecture designed for the entry level desktop and notebook computers.

So this Pentium is an Atom based chip, as apposed to other Pentiums that are based on the Core architecture .
Edited by: "Gormond" 7th Nov

yorki31 h, 33 m ago

This recent ASUS deal overshadows this …This recent ASUS deal overshadows this one:https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/xsonly-refurbished-asus-zenbook-ux305ca-fb149t-intel-m3-6y30-8gb-128gb-ssd-133-qhd-w10-39999-xs-only-2819807#comment-32340145



Maybe, but it is expired and OOS.

This looks a great deal - the UK equivalent of the £170.00 Jumper EZBook 3 Pro (which I have with the slightly slower Celeron n3450 onboard). My EZBook runs fine with an SSD, though I don't play games. Even use it for Lightroom for JPG editing.

mikehunt692 h, 59 m ago

The Swift 1 is passively cooled, so increasing the TDP will only get you …The Swift 1 is passively cooled, so increasing the TDP will only get you so far before it roasts your nuts or melts.For the money, you're better off getting a Chromebook, as without the Windows bloat you will get a lot more out of a bottom end chip like this and it will likely perform the same in 3 years, which can't be said for Windows (plus anti-virus) running on Atom with 4GB of RAM.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Chromebook-Celeron-Processor-Luxury/dp/B01J3UVWKO


Not really. The N4200 is a 6W part as far as I can remember. I run a N3450 (6W) unlocked to 10W and the laptop doesn't get uncomfortable or hot at all during normal tasks. It's all to do with the quality of the heatsink and thermal paste and the aluminium chassis (which is good for dissipating heat).

As for Chromebooks, I used one as my 'throwaround' ultra portable for the last 3 year. Whilst I liked its general snappiness, over time it just drove me nuts due to the number of things that it simply couldn't do. It's been retired to the cupboard now. The EZBook Pro 3 (Windows) for example is so much better than the equivalently priced Chromebook.
Edited by: "Picard123" 7th Nov
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