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Swift Edge 16
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Swift X (2021)
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Advantages of the Acer Swift Edge 16
  • Very good for content creation
  • Very good overall display quality
Advantages of the Acer Swift X (2021)
  • Very good battery life
  • Very good speakers
  • Very good keyboard

Key differences

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Screen Quality

8.8
Swift Edge 16
Swift X (2021)
7.0
16.0in
SIZE
14.0in
3200 x 2000
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
383.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
391.0 nits
The Acer Swift Edge 16 has a better screen than the Acer Swift X for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Battery

7.0 Hours
Swift Edge 16
Swift X (2021)
10.0 Hours
The Acer Swift Edge 16 has 7 hours of battery life. The Acer Swift X has 10 hours of battery life.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.9
Swift Edge 16
Swift X (2021)
7.7
3200 x 2000
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
383.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
391.0 nits
7.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
10.0 Hours
6.7/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
8.8/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.4/10
The Acer Swift Edge 16 and Acer Swift X (2021) are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.8
Swift Edge 16
Swift X (2021)
6.6
2.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.8/10
3200 x 2000
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
8.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
8.0/10
The Acer Swift Edge 16 and Acer Swift X (2021) are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

7.8
Swift Edge 16
Swift X (2021)
7.3
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.0/10
2.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.8/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Acer Swift Edge 16 and Acer Swift X (2021) are both good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

8.1
Swift Edge 16
Swift X (2021)
7.7
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.0/10
3200 x 2000
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Swift Edge 16 to be very good for content creation, while the Acer Swift X (2021) is good.

Software Development

7.9
Swift Edge 16
Swift X (2021)
7.6
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.0/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
3200 x 2000
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
6.7/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
The Acer Swift Edge 16 and Acer Swift X (2021) are both good for software development.

Portability

Very Good
Swift Edge 16
Swift X (2021)
Very Good
16.0in
SIZE
14.0in
2.7 lbs
WEIGHT
3.3 lbs
0.5in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Acer Swift Edge 16 and Acer Swift X (2021) both have very good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.2
Swift Edge 16
Swift X (2021)
7.6
The Acer Swift X (2021) and Acer Swift Edge 16 both have good build quality.

Cost

$850
Swift Edge 16
Swift X (2021)
$821
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$400

$600

$800

$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

The Acer Swift Edge 16 has a price of $850 and the Acer Swift X (2021) costs $821.

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How the Acer Swift Edge 16 and the Acer Swift X (2021) compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Swift Edge 16Acer Swift X (2021)
Acer Swift Edge 16Acer Swift X (2021)

GENERAL

Price
$850
$821
Release Date
May 1, 2023June 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.7'' x 0.51''12.7'' x 8.4'' x 0.7''
Weight
2.73 lbs3.31 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7840UAMD Ryzen 7 5800U
Graphics
Radeon 780M RTX 3050 Ti (40 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
54

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 Hours10 Hours
Battery Capacity
54 Wh59 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"14"
Display Technology
OLEDIPS
Resolution
3200 x 20001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
120Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
383 nits391 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.2/107.6/10
Portability Score
8.9/108.4/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
8/108/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6.8/108/10
Speaker Quality Score
6.5/108/10
Webcam
1080p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
21
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
32
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Acer Swift Edge 16

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PCWorld

Matthew S. Smith | October 2023
"The Acer Swift Edge 16 is a solid super thin-and-light that pairs a large, gorgeous 16-inch display with portable design that rivals the weight of LG’s superlight Gram 16. Remarkably, Acer achieves this at a lower price point without sacrificing performance. Boring design and disappointing battery life hold the laptop back from stardom, but its rivals frequently suffer in these areas, too. That makes the Swift Edge 16 an alluring value pick."

Acer Swift X (2021)

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NotebookCheck

Sebastian Jentsch | March 2022
"The Swift X is an Acer for entry-level gaming. With the entry-level graphics chip, our Acer not only beats every single current AMD and Intel iGPU, but also Intel's dGPU Iris Xe Max. However, despite being a GDDR6 version, the GTX does not match the expectations set by its own counterparts from our database. This may be a result of the single fan, which only produces moderate noise levels under load. The performance level of the thin and light 1.4 kg (~3.09 lbs) 14-inch laptop is impressive nonetheless."

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About Acer

Acer is a prominent Taiwanese electronics brand which makes a wide range of laptops, with multiple product lines catering to personal use, gaming, and business use. They are renowned for having exceptional value for money, as they frequently offer good specifications at a lower price than other manufacturers.

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