Acer Aspire 1 (A114-31/32) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 160GB SSD
RAM
up to 4GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 S, No OS
Dimensions
343 x 245 x 18 mm (13.50" x 9.65" x 0.71")
Weight
1.70 kg (3.7 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth
  • Audio jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera VGA
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

Buy our profiles for Innolux N140BGA-EB3 (CMN14C4) / 14.0”, HD (1366 x 768), TN

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

$4.96
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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

$4.98
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All
$9.99
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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Acer Aspire 1 (A114-31/32) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Acer Aspire 1 (A114-31/32) series.

 

Acer Aspire 1 (A114-31/32) in-depth review

Today, we have one of the most affordable 14-inch laptops one can buy. Brace yourself for compromises, cost-cutting, and great value, which helps Acer get a little bit of profit on this ultra-budget notebook. It is called the Aspire 1 (A114-32) and comes with the baffling power, provided by the Intel Pentium Silver N5000, soldered 4GB of DDR4 memory and 64GB of eMMC flash memory.Does this laptop compare to the Lenovo Ideapad S145 or the HP 250 G7? We can't tell yet. All we know is that it i[...]

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Pros

  • The price is your best friend
  • Decent touchpad
  • Relatively long battery life
  • Completely silent

Cons

  • Poor build quality
  • Covers only 50% of sRGB (Innolux N140BGA-EB3 (CMN14C4))
  • Uses PWM for all brightness levels (our Health-Guard profile takes care of this) (Innolux N140BGA-EB3 (CMN14C4))
  • Combination of low memory and storage + lack of upgradability
  • Glossy 768p TN panel with a ton of reflections and poor viewing angles (Innolux N140BGA-EB3 (CMN14C4))

Inside Acer Aspire 1 (A114-32) - disassemby and upgrade options

 

 

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