Acer Swift 5 (2022) vs MacBook Air M2 — Which laptop wins?

We recently reviewed the Acer Swift 5 (2022) and found it to be a stylish, lightweight and powerful Windows 11 laptop. This is due to its 12th gen Intel Core CPU, 1600p display and speedy 1TB SSD. The laptop is also cheaper compared to rivals with similar specs. Though it’s not perfect, the latest Acer Swift 5 is a solid choice given its $1,499 price.

This begs the question: how does the Acer Swift 5 compare to the Apple MacBook Air M2? Since we’ve reviewed both laptops, we wanted to conduct our own comparison to see how they stack up. And most importantly, help you decide which one to choose.

Acer Swift 5 vs. MacBook Air M2: Specs

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Acer Swift 5 (2022)Macbook Air M2
Price$1,549 (as tested)$1,899 (as tested)
CPUIntel Core i7-1260PApple M2 chip
RAM16 GB16 GB
Storage1TB1TB
display14-inch, WQXGA, 2560 x 1600-pixel touchscreen13.6-inch, 2560 x 1664p Liquid Retina
Ports1 Thunderbolt 4/USB-C, 1 HDMI, 1 USB-A, 1 lock slot, 1 headset/mic jackMagSafe, 1 Thunderbolt 4/USB-C, 1 headset/mic jack
Battery Life11:24 (tested)14:06 (tested)
Dimensions12.2 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches12 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
Weight2.7 pounds2.7 pounds

Acer Swift 5 vs MacBook Air M2: Price