The Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C4HH 14-inch laptop has received positive reviews for its lightweight design, great price, fast Solid State drive, its decent battery life of around 9 hours, and its decent performance for the price. However, the SSD may be fast, but it comes with only 32GB of storage space, which means you’ll fill up your space in no time since the system will take up a large portion of that. The screen, while it is an impressive 1920 x 1080, is said to be underwhelming due to its poor viewing angles and washed out colors, which is to be expected with low quality TN displays. Some also pointed out that the speakers are poor and the trackpad is average at best. The Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C4HH 14-inch laptop feels snappy thanks to the SSD, CPU and RAM combination, but with only 32GB of storage space, you can not expect to load many programs.
It is rare finding laptops under $300 with Full-HD displays that are not refurbished. The Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C4HH 14-inch laptop comes with a 1920 x 1080 display, and Acer have decided to include an SSD, too. While this may seem to be a dream come true to those on a budget, be aware that there are some drawbacks.
The screen is Full-HD, but many have pointed out that it looks washed out and that the viewing angles are poor. Furthermore, the fast SSD is a great inclusion for boot times and application loading times, but at only 32GB, you won’t be able to load much on it. It comes with an Intel Celeron N3450 CPU and 4GB of RAM, and at least the system feels more responsive than other laptops in this price range that come with older mechanical hard drives as opposed to SSDs.
The Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C4HH is suitable for users looking for a Chromebook like Windows machine, as it does come with Windows 10. It is lightweight, weighing it at just 3.64 pounds, and comes with a chiclet-style keyboard and a trackpad that one user described as average at best.
It has a decent port selection, coming with an HDMI port, an SD card reader, a USB 3.0 port, and two USB 2.0 ports, and then the usual headphone jack and power jack. Some pointed out that speakers are rather unimpressive, so do not expect much in terms of sound.
- Fast SSD
- All-day battery life
- Decent performance for price
- A mere 32GB of storage space
- TN display
- Poor speakers
- Average trackpad
If you are looking for a Chromebook-type laptop with Windows, then the Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C4HH is a decent pick, but be aware that you will only be getting a mere 32GB of Storage.
- Weight: 3.6 lbs
- Processor: Intel Celeron N3450 1.1GHz
- Display Size: 14 inch
- RAM: 4GB DDR3L
- Operating System: Windows 10 Home
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 500
|Intel Celeron N3450 1.1GHz [View Benchmarks]
|Intel HD Graphics 500 [View Benchmarks]
|Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
|Hard Drive 1
|1920 x 1080
|Wi-Fi | 1x USB 3.0 | 2x USB 2.0 | Network (RJ-45) | HDMI Output
|Webcam (640 x 480)
|SD Card reader
|13.5 x 9.65 x 0.71