Acer Swift X (2022)

Acer Swift X

Acer Swift X (2022)

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.9/10
GAMING/3D: Fair6.8/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.5/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.5/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.5/10
SIZE: 14"








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Pros
  • Powerful Intel i7 processor
  • Nvidia RTX 3050 GPU for gaming
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • High-resolution screen
  • Backlit Keyboard and Fingerprint Reader
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • No touchscreen
  • Moderate heat management
  • No hardware ray tracing

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.6
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
General Use:
4.4
The Acer Swift X (2022) is well-suited for general use thanks to its robust Intel i7 processor and ample RAM, which ensure smooth multitasking and performance for everyday tasks, combined with a high-quality IPS display that offers crisp resolution and wide color coverage for comfortable viewing.
Battery Life:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
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.
Engineering & Design:
4.2
The Acer Swift X (2022) is well-suited for engineering and design due to its powerful Intel i7-1260P processor and dedicated Nvidia RTX 3050 graphics card, which can handle complex calculations and rendering tasks. Its high-quality IPS display provides accurate colors and good viewing angles, essential for detailed design work.
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.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.1
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.
Gaming, 3D & AI:
3.9
The Acer Swift X (2022) is equipped with a decent GPU, the Nvidia RTX 3050, enabling fair game play and 3D rendering; however, its screen is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, which is less ideal for fast-paced games where higher refresh rates may provide smoother motion and a more responsive experience.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,000
Brand
Acer
Release Date
January 04 2022
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.4'' x 0.7''
Weight
3.09 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1260P
Overall CPU Score
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7.9/10
Graphics
RTX 3050 (40 W)
Overall GPU Score
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2.7/10
RAM
16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
2240 x 1400
General Use Screen Score
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7.3/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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6.5/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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7.4/10
Diagonal Size
14"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
0
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 hours
Battery Capacity
58.7 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
720p
Keyboard Quality Score
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8/10
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Number Pad
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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7.6/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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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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