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Acer Swift 3X (14-inch, 2021)

Acer Swift 3X (14-inch, 2021)
alaScore 94

8 reviews

Oct, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Acer Swift 3X (14-inch, 2021). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the price and battery are overall positive. The screen and performance also get good views. The image quality and touchpad get critical views, and there are some mixed opinions about the reliability and keyboard.

portability, performance, screen, battery, price

durability, touchpad, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Swift 3X (14-inch, 2021) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mark Coppock (

Acer Swift 3X review: Intel’s Xe Max graphics make a surprising debut


The Acer Swift 3X leverages Intel's new discrete GPU, the Iris Xe Max, for impressive CPU performance.

Strong performance ; Excellent battery life ; Aesthetic is attractive ; Well-rounded port selection

Display is underwhelming ; Build quality doesn't meet premium standards ; Poor gaming performance

Feb, 2021

Expert review by : Monica Chin (

Acer Swift 3X review: not quite swift enough


Speed on a budget.

Good price for the specs it offers ; Just over three pounds ; Nice matte screen ; Surprisingly good battery life

Feels a bit flimsy ; Comes with a bunch of bloatware ; 16:9 ; Finnicky touchpad

Acer’s Swift 3X is a portable laptop powered by Intel’s Iris Xe Max graphics. It’s a step above integrated graphics and a step below good discrete GPUs, putting it in an odd spot for a very specific audience.

May, 2021

Expert review by : Tom Brant (

Acer Swift 3X Review


Matte screen with exceptional quality ; Long battery life ; Excellent computing performance ; Good value

Only one USB-C port ; No touch screen and clumsy touchpad ; Noticeable keyboard flex ; Frequent fan noise ; Significant bloatware

With a capable Core i7 CPU, Intel's new discrete graphics, and a brilliant full HD screen that shrugs off glare from ambient light, Acer's Swift 3X is an ambitious ultraportable laptop that would be stellar if not for a few design missteps.

Mar, 2021

Expert review by : Brad Chacos (

Acer Swift 3X review: This lightweight laptop shows Intel's Xe Max magic


The Acer Swift 3X is a great laptop for creators, but its value depends on whether your workloads benefit from Intel's Deep Link capabilities for its Xe Max graphics.

Intel Xe Max has great performance in Deep Link creative apps ; Very thin, lightweight, and affordable for a creation-focused laptop ; Thunderbolt 4 port offers advanced display and storage options

A surprising amount of bloatware, and some spawn pop-up ads ; An SD card reader and a more color-accurate display would be nice ; Intel Deep Link technology is still in infancy, with hit-or-miss app and feature support

Enough bloatware-busting. It’s time to see how the Acer Swift 3X handles.

Expert review by : Kimberly Gedeon (

Acer Swift 3x review: An agile laptop for antsy artists


The Swift 3x is a zippy machine ideal for impatient creators

Competition-beating performance ; Ultra-fast SSD ; Speedy video transcoding ; Sweet color options ; Great multitasking muscle ; Decent graphics prowess

Quiet speakers ; Dim display ; Battery life could be better

The Acer Swift 3x is a zippy machine for impatient content creators who want a fast-performing laptop that can handle light photo and video editing; it’s a shame about the battery life, though.

Mar, 2021

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Acer Swift 3X Review | Trusted Reviews


The Acer Swift 3X is a lightweight laptop that features one of the very first discrete GPUs from Intel. Check out how it performs.

Great performance for an Intel Core i5 laptop ; Practical matte screen ; Solid battery life

Intel Xe Max GPU isn’t that great for gaming ; Build quality is lesser than competitors ; Fairly poor touchpad

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Michelle Rae Uy (

Acer Swift 3x review: the perfect laptop for work, school and content creation


With plenty of power in a small and light shell, the Acer Swift 3x is an amazing portable with a comfortable keyboard, terrific screen, impressive battery life, and affordable price

Light and compact ; Long battery life ; Great screen ; Responsive fingerprint reader

Trackpad not very accurate or central ; Just one USB-C port ; Thin-sounding speakers

The Acer Swift 3x is proof you don’t have to shell out a ton of cash to get a fantastic laptop with a whole lot of features to boot. The others have all the fame, this 14-inch offering from Acer might just be the underdog that will give them a good run...

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Acer Swift 3X initial review: Intel's discrete graphics has arrived


It's the first laptop to feature Intel's Iris Xe Max discrete graphics. Its build isn't great, but the balance of power to price makes a lot of sense.

Slim and light design ; Intel's first discrete graphics brings potential - without giant cost ; Has Thunderbolt 4 speed (USB-C)

Plastic trackpad ; So-so display in brightness and colour terms ; Plasticky screen bezel surround ; Overall build isn't the best

This 'X' version might see the Swift 3 break free from its once budget shackles - but while its innards, with Intel's Iris Xe Max discrete graphics, are a step ahead, the overall build quality is still missing a trick. Still, there's a lot of potential...

Oct, 2020

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