The Acer Swift X : An Honest Review

The Acer Swift X : An Honest Review

Written by Alison Lurie, In Gadgets, Published On
February 19, 2023

The Acer Swift X gives up some power so that it can be as thin as possible. This 14-inch laptop has a powerful AMD 5000 series Ryzen 7 or 12th generation Intel Core i7 processor and powerful NVIDIA RTX graphics, depending on whether you choose the Acer Swift X Intel version. Even though it has powerful hardware, the Acer Swift X is priced very competitively. This is because the display and overall build quality aren’t as good as they could be. Still, this is a great choice for students or anyone else who wants a powerful laptop at a reasonable price that can handle almost any work or gaming.

Acer Swift X Specifications

Price $1,299.99
Processor 2.1 Intel Core i7-1260P
Graphics Card 4 GB Intel Arc A370M
Storage 512GB SSD
Ports Two USB-C, HDMI, USB Type A, and 3.5mm Jack ports. Right: 1x USB 3 Type A and a slot for a microSD card
Weight 3.9 pounds
Size 0.7 x 14 x 9.4 inches


  • 2.5K screen of high quality
  • A good choice of ports
  • Discrete GPU


  • The Intel Arc A370M GPU is not very good.
  • The click action on the touchpad is not clear.
  • There is no card reader.

The Acer Swift X Price and Configuration

The Acer Swift X price
For $1,249.99, you can buy the 16-inch Acer Swift X. It has a 12th-generation Intel Core i7-1260P CPU, an Intel Arc A370M GPU, 16GB of RAM, a 1,920-by-1,200 WUXGA display, a 512GB SSD, and Windows 11 Home. For $1,199.99, you can get an older model with a 16.1-inch 1080p screen, an Intel Core i7-11390H processor from the 11th generation, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050TI graphics card.

Acer Swift X Sound Quality

Speaker quality is usually not a top priority for Acer laptops, and the Swift X is no exception. When I listened to “Mirror” by the indie-pop duo Slenderbodies, the dual-firing speakers on the bottom panel sounded crowded, and I could hear that in lead singer Aram “Max” Vehuni’s voice. The different instruments filled up the soundstage, and the drum hits and synthesizers made a lot of noise.

Acer Swift X Battery Life

This will be the fourth time we’ve tested a computer with Intel’s 12-core C50 W.ore i7-1260P processor. However, this will be the first time we’ve seen it paired with a discrete GPU, so we should probably say a few words about Intel’s new GPUs. The new GPUs in Intel’s Arc series are numbered 3, 5, and 7. The A350M and A370M are both low-end GPUs from the 3 series. The A350M has a maximum TG30 W,f 30W and the A370M has a maximum TGP of 50W. Both have different maximum clock speeds. The A350M0’s top speed is 1,150 MHz, while the A370M’s is 1,550 MHz. The more powerful A370M is used in the Acer Swift X.

Acer Swift X Easy To Use

The 16-inch Acer Swift X is big, but it’s not hard to use. At just under four pounds, it’s lighter than I expected, though my memory may be skewed by the desktop replacement laptops of the past. It almost seems thinner and lighter than it should be, which will make sense when we look at how well it works and how long the battery lasts. It’s simple and functional. There’s nothing fancy about it, just a grey chassis that feels solid and strong.

Acer Swift X Ports

The Acer Swift X ports

On the left side of the Acer Swift X, you’ll find most of the ports. There are two USB-C (Thunderbolt 4) ports, an HDMI port, and one of the two USB-A ports. The 3.5mm audio jack and a Kensington security slot are next to the second USB-A port on the right side of the computer.

Acer Swift X Keyboard and Webcam

The Acer Swift X price

This is a typical Acer keyboard. It’s easy to use, has a lot of space, and has a number pad on the right. The key action is a little shallow, but it’s accurate and quick. The white-on-black characters are very clear, and the two-stage backlight works great. The only small thing I would change is that the fingerprint reader is built into the power button, which is part of the main keyboard. I don’t like this, but to be fair, it did work fine.


The Acer Swift X is a good laptop for the price it costs. The screen and sound system are both good, and the build quality and keyboard are the best. There are also a good number of ports, and the overall performance is good sound system is both good, and the build quality and keyboard are the best.

There are also a good number of ports, and the overall performance is good. The problem is that, at least in this case, the new Intel GPU isn’t all that impressive. I’m sure Acer saved money by putting in an A370M instead of an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, and the Swift X 16’s price wouldn’t be too high if it didn’t have a discrete GPU, but it doesn’t add enough to make a good laptop into a great one.


How do you charge the Acer Swift X (2022)?

The charger for this laptop is a USB-C one.

What kinds of processors does the Acer Swift X (2022) come with?

This laptop only comes with the Intel Core i7-1260P CPU, which is from the 12th generation.

Does the Acer Swift X (2022) work with a touchscreen?

This laptop doesn’t have any touch-screen capabilities.

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