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Updated January 12, 2024·

The Acer Swift X 16 offers a balance between performance and portability, with a slightly higher price tag. It's well-suited for general use and can handle some engineering tasks, but its graphics card is not top-tier for demanding games or 3D work. The HP Omen 16, on the other hand, is built more for gaming and high-intensity tasks with a stronger graphics card but is bulkier and has a lower resolution screen, which might not be ideal for tasks requiring sharp visual detail. Consider the Swift if portability and screen sharpness are important, and the Omen if you need high performance for gaming or intensive applications. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Acer Swift X 16
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for software development
  • Very good for content creation
  • Very good overall display quality
  • Good portability
Advantages of the HP Omen 16
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Very good for gaming and AI

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

7.0
Swift X 16
Omen 16
8.0
3.1/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.5/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
Unknown
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
8.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.0/10
The HP Omen 16 is very good for gaming and AI, while the Acer Swift X 16 is good.

Engineering and Design

7.8
Swift X 16
Omen 16
8.3
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.6/10
3.1/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.5/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The HP Omen 16 is very good for engineering and design, while the Acer Swift X 16 is good.

Screen Quality

8.2
Swift X 16
Omen 16
7.6
16.0in
SIZE
16.1in
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
402.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
338.0 nits
The Acer Swift X 16 has a better screen than the HP Omen 16 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Battery

8.0 Hours
Swift X 16
Omen 16
6.0 Hours
The Acer Swift X 16 has 8 hours of battery life. The HP Omen 16 has 6 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
Swift X 16
Omen 16
Fair
16.0in
SIZE
16.1in
4.1 lbs
WEIGHT
5.4 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.9in
The Acer Swift X 16 has good portability, while the HP Omen 16 has only fair portability.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.2
Swift X 16
Omen 16
7.7
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
402.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
338.0 nits
8.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
7.6/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.7/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Swift X 16 to be very good for general use, while the HP Omen 16 is good.

Content Creation

8.2
Swift X 16
Omen 16
7.8
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.6/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Swift X 16 to be very good for content creation, while the HP Omen 16 is good.

Software Development

8.0
Swift X 16
Omen 16
7.7
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.6/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Swift X 16 to be very good for software development, while the HP Omen 16 is good.

Build Quality

7.6
Swift X 16
Omen 16
7.4
The Acer Swift X 16 and HP Omen 16 both have good build quality.

Cost

$1,250
Swift X 16
Omen 16
$1,259
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The Acer Swift X 16 has a price of $1,250 and the HP Omen 16 costs $1,259.

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How the Acer Swift X 16 and the HP Omen 16 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Swift X 16HP Omen 16
Acer Swift X 16HP Omen 16

GENERAL

Price
$1,250
$1,259
Release Date
May 1, 2023May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 9.8'' x 0.7''14.5'' x 10.2'' x 0.93''
Weight
4.19 lbs5.4 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HSIntel i7-13700HX
Graphics
RTX 3050 (75 W)RTX 4060 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
UnknownYes
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
76 Wh83 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"16.1"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2560 x 16001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
165Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
402 nits338 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.6/107.4/10
Portability Score
7.6/106.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
8/107/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8/108.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
8/108/10
Webcam
1080p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
NoYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
N/A4

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Acer Swift X 16

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PCWorld

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."

HP Omen 16

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NotebookCheck

Christian Hintze | October 2021
"The Omen 16 has proven to be a fairly good mid-range gaming laptop with all-around improvements compared to the Omen 15. The high overall performance level across all use cases, the long battery life, and the good FHD display constitute the main advantages of this HP laptop. The main drawbacks are the faulty touchpad (one-off?) and the high latencies that can be observed even after just opening the browser. Furthermore, the useless, preinstalled 30-day trial versions of various software also fall under the category "unnecessary"."

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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.

About HP

HP, also known as Hewlett-Packard, is an American technology company that develops personal computers and computer peripherals. In the laptop industry, HP is known for its entry level Essential series laptops, its mid-range Pavilion, Envy, and Victus series, and high-end Omen and Spectre series, in addition to its business-oriented EliteBook, ProBook, and Dragonfly series laptops. HP laptops generally undercut other mainstream competitors in terms of price, placing itself as the value-oriented mainstream brand.

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