Acer Swift X 16

Acer Swift X 16

Acer Swift X 16

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BEST RATING
General Use:
4.5
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.2/10
GAMING/3D: Good7.2/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.0/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.6/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.2/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.8/10
SIZE: 16"

The Acer Swift X 16 is a midrange laptop with a good balance of power and features. It has plenty of storage and a solid amount of RAM for multitasking. It's powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 processor and includes an Nvidia RTX 3050 graphics card, making it a solid choice for both general use and more demanding tasks such as 3D rendering or engineering software. The battery life is not particularly long, so it may not be the best for all-day use without access to power. The laptop has a high-resolution 16-inch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, which is beneficial for productivity but the absence of a touchscreen may matter to some. It's relatively lightweight for its size, enhancing its portability despite being a larger laptop. Additionally, it comes with a backlit keyboard and an array of ports, including USB-C and HDMI, but lacks Thunderbolt support. It's suited for gaming, thanks to its hardware capabilities, and it has an aesthetically pleasing design that doesn't scream "gaming laptop." Overall, it's a versatile laptop that offers a good mix of features for users looking for the flexibility to work and play. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • High-resolution screen
  • Robust CPU and GPU
  • Good port selection
  • Backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader
  • Decent portability
Cons
  • Limited battery life
  • Heavier than ultraportables
  • No touchscreen
  • No facial recognition

Ratings by Category

General Use:
4.5
The Acer Swift X 16 is lauded for general use due to its strong CPU and ample RAM which ensure speedy multitasking and smooth operation, while its high-resolution, color-accurate screen offers a clear and vibrant display for a variety of tasks.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.5
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Engineering & Design:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software engineering, graphic design, photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Operating Noise:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.4
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Portability:
4.3
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Battery Life:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Build Quality:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Gaming, 3D & AI:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Gaming and 3D Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as general performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and 3D work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,250
Brand
Acer
Release Date
January 05 2023
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 9.8'' x 0.7''
Weight
4.19 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
Overall CPU Score
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9.3/10
Graphics
RTX 3050 (75 W)
Overall GPU Score
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3.1/10
RAM
16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
2560 x 1600
General Use Screen Score
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8.2/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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8.3/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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8.2/10
Diagonal Size
16"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
2
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
3

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 hours
Battery Capacity
76 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
1080p
Keyboard Quality Score
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8/10
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Number Pad
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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7.6/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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Matthew S. Smith | September 2023
"Acer’s Swift X 16 is an excellent choice for shoppers who want a 16-inch laptop and care more for performance than attractive design or long battery life. The Swift X 16’s gorgeous OLED display, spacious keyboard, and big touchpad make it pleasant to use in basic day-to-day tasks. It also has an AMD Ryzen 9 processor and Nvidia RTX 4050 graphics, which combine to deliver good performance in a wide variety of productivity applications and games. A few minor mistakes, like poorly-placed USB-C ports that lack DisplayPort, will turn off some shoppers, but those who can accept its shortcomings will find the Swift X 16 a versatile daily driver."

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