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Swift X (2022)
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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Acer Swift X offers a balance of performance and portability, with a higher resolution display, which is better for tasks like photo editing but comes at a higher price. In contrast, the Dell G15 provides more storage and superior gaming capabilities due to a better graphics card, plus a higher refresh rate which makes it ideal for fast-paced gaming, all at a lower price but with increased weight and reduced battery life. Your choice should be guided by whether you prioritize a lightweight machine with a crisper display and longer battery use, or one that excels in gaming and storage capacity but is heavier and less travel-friendly. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Acer Swift X (2022)
  • Very good portability
  • Very good battery life
Advantages of the Dell G15 5520
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Good for gaming and AI
  • Very good for content creation

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

6.6
Swift X (2022)
G15 5520
7.7
2.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.0/10
2240 x 1400
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
8.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.7/10
The Dell G15 5520 is good for gaming and AI, while the Acer Swift X (2022) is only fair.

Engineering and Design

7.4
Swift X (2022)
G15 5520
8.2
7.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
2.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.0/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Dell G15 5520 is very good for engineering and design, while the Acer Swift X (2022) is good.

Screen Quality

7.0
Swift X (2022)
G15 5520
7.1
14.0in
SIZE
15.6in
2240 x 1400
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
330.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
251.0 nits
The Acer Swift X has a better screen than the Dell G15 5520 for general use, and engineering and design, while the Dell G15 5520 has a better screen for gaming and AI, and software development.

Battery

10.0 Hours
Swift X (2022)
G15 5520
6.0 Hours
The Acer Swift X has 10 hours of battery life. The Dell G15 5520 has 6 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
Swift X (2022)
G15 5520
Fair
14.0in
SIZE
15.6in
3.0 lbs
WEIGHT
5.5 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
1.0in
The Acer Swift X (2022) has very good portability, while the Dell G15 5520 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$1,313
Swift X (2022)
G15 5520
$1,000
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$0

$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

The Acer Swift X (2022) has a price of $1,313 and the Dell G15 5520 costs $1,000.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.8
Swift X (2022)
G15 5520
7.9
2240 x 1400
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
330.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
251.0 nits
10.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
8.5/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.3/10
The Dell G15 5520 and Acer Swift X (2022) are both good for general use.

Content Creation

7.8
Swift X (2022)
G15 5520
8.0
7.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
2240 x 1400
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell G15 5520 to be very good for content creation, while the Acer Swift X (2022) is good.

Software Development

7.7
Swift X (2022)
G15 5520
7.5
7.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
2240 x 1400
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
The Acer Swift X (2022) and Dell G15 5520 are both good for software development.

Build Quality

7.6
Swift X (2022)
G15 5520
7.4
The Acer Swift X (2022) and Dell G15 5520 both have good build quality.

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How the Acer Swift X (2022) and the Dell G15 5520 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Swift X (2022)Dell G15 5520
Acer Swift X (2022)Dell G15 5520

GENERAL

Price
$1,313
$1,000
Release Date
April 1, 2022May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.4'' x 0.7''14.1'' x 10.7'' x 1.06''
Weight
3.09 lbs5.55 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1260PIntel i7-12700H
Graphics
RTX 3050 (40 W)RTX 3060 (130 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
58.7 Wh56 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2240 x 14001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
330 nits251 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.6/107.4/10
Portability Score
8.6/106.4/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
8/106.8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteBlue
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8/108.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
8/108.8/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
23
USB-C ports
21
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
32
Thunderbolt Version
44

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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."

Dell G15 5520

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Olivier Martin, Ryan Lim, and John Peroramas | April 2023
"The Dell G15 (2022) is a 15.6-inch budget gaming laptop, and is great for gaming. You can configure the laptop with powerful Intel 12th Gen. CPUs and various NVIDIA dedicated GPUs, all of which deliver a smooth gaming experience at 1080p. There's also a QHD 240Hz display option if you want better visuals, though you'll have to pair it with the top-end NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti to get good frame rates. It doesn't get overly hot or loud under load, and there's no noticeable throttling on the CPU or GPU. Unfortunately, the 120Hz panel has a slow response time, causing noticeable ghosting, and it doesn't support variable refresh rate."

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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 Dell

Dell is a highly recognizable American technology company, and is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. Their laptops are very popular for both personal and professional use, and they also own the Alienware brand which makes mid to high end gaming laptops. Their premium XPS range of laptops offer great build quality and portability, while Latitude and Precision laptops are known for reliability, repairability and performance for business users.

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