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Swift X (2022)
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Advantages of the Acer Swift X (2022)
  • The Acer Swift X (2022) has no clear advantages over the Apple MacBook Air (2020).
Advantages of the Apple MacBook Air (2020)
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for content creation
  • Best in class overall build quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Best in class keyboard

Key differences

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Screen Quality

7.0
Swift X (2022)
MacBook Air (2020)
7.5
14.0in
SIZE
13.3in
2240 x 1400
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
330.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
395.0 nits
The Apple MacBook Air has a better screen than the Acer Swift X for general use, AI, engineering and design, content creation, and software development.

Battery

10.0 Hours
Swift X (2022)
MacBook Air (2020)
15.0 Hours
The Acer Swift X has 10 hours of battery life. The Apple MacBook Air has 15 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

7.6
Swift X (2022)
MacBook Air (2020)
10.0
The Apple MacBook Air (2020) has best in class build quality, while the Acer Swift X (2022) has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.8
Swift X (2022)
MacBook Air (2020)
8.0
2240 x 1400
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
330.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
395.0 nits
10.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
15.0 Hours
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.5/10
8.5/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.9/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Apple MacBook Air (2020) to be very good for general use, while the Acer Swift X (2022) is good.

Gaming and AI

6.6
Swift X (2022)
MacBook Air (2020)
6.5
2.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
2240 x 1400
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
8.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
10.0/10
The Acer Swift X (2022) and Apple MacBook Air (2020) are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

7.4
Swift X (2022)
MacBook Air (2020)
7.4
7.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
5.9/10
2.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Apple MacBook Air (2020) and Acer Swift X (2022) are both good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

7.8
Swift X (2022)
MacBook Air (2020)
8.0
7.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
5.9/10
2240 x 1400
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Apple MacBook Air (2020) to be very good for content creation, while the Acer Swift X (2022) is good.

Software Development

7.7
Swift X (2022)
MacBook Air (2020)
7.9
7.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
5.9/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
2240 x 1400
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.5/10
The Apple MacBook Air (2020) and Acer Swift X (2022) are both good for software development.

Portability

Very Good
Swift X (2022)
MacBook Air (2020)
Very Good
14.0in
SIZE
13.3in
3.0 lbs
WEIGHT
2.8 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The Apple MacBook Air (2020) and Acer Swift X (2022) both have very good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$1,313
Swift X (2022)
MacBook Air (2020)
$1,309
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$800

$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

$1,600

$1,800

$2,000

The Acer Swift X (2022) has a price of $1,313 and the Apple MacBook Air (2020) costs $1,309.

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How the Acer Swift X (2022) and the Apple MacBook Air (2020) compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Swift X (2022)Apple MacBook Air (2020)
Acer Swift X (2022)Apple MacBook Air (2020)

GENERAL

Price
$1,313
$1,309
Release Date
April 1, 2022November 1, 2020
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.4'' x 0.7''12'' x 8.4'' x 0.63''
Weight
3.09 lbs2.8 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1260PApple M1
Graphics
RTX 3050 (40 W)M1 (7C)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
54

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours15 Hours
Battery Capacity
58.7 Wh49.9 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"13.3"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2240 x 14002560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
330 nits395 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.6/1010/10
Portability Score
8.6/109/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
8/1010/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8/109.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
8/109.5/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
20
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
31
Thunderbolt Version
43

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Acer Swift X (2022)

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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."

Apple MacBook Air (2020)

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Andreas Osthoff | July 2022
"The Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry is a very good, but too expensive daily MacBook. The new MacBook Air M2 is undoubtedly once again a very good mobile companion, but we are still a little bit disappointed on a very high level, which is definitely connected with the increased price point. The new chassis is extremely slim and the front edge is no problem during typing, but the bezels are pretty wide for a modern device and in addition with the vertical space required for the notch, the new Air has larger footprint than some Windows rivals."

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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 Apple

Apple, an American technology company, is one of the world’s largest company in terms of market capitalization. Their MacBook laptops feature a slim, minimalistic design, class-leading battery life, and premium display and speaker quality. In 2020 Apple switched from using Intel processors to their own silicon chips which have excellent performance and efficiency. The macOS operating system is the second most widely used OS, after Windows.

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