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Acer Swift X (14-Inch, 2021)

Acer Swift X (14-Inch, 2021)
alaScore 93

23 reviews

Feb, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Acer Swift X (14-Inch, 2021). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the energy efficiency and battery. The portability and durability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the touchpad and price. The reliability and usability get mixed reviews.

performance, durability, portability, battery, energy

design, screen, price, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Swift X (14-Inch, 2021) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mark Coppock (

Acer Swift X review: Content creation for cheap?


The Acer Swift X provides a winning combination of Ryzen CPU and Nvidia GPU to provide a portable powerhouse for creative professionals.

“The Acer Swift X is a performance-first laptop that plenty of students and creatives will appreciate.”

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (

Acer Swift X (AMD) Review


Potent eight-core Ryzen 7 CPU and Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti graphics ; Affordable price ; Attractive 1080p screen

No SD or microSD card slot ; Finicky keyboard ; Blossoming with bloatware

Acer's AMD Ryzen 7-based Swift X gives you two-thirds the power of a basic mobile workstation laptop in two-thirds the weight.

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : Matt Elliott (

Acer Swift X review: A rare ultraportable laptop with bite


Billed as an ultraportable for creative pros, the powerful Acer Swift X is a better fit for people looking for a highly portable laptop with some gaming chops.

Stellar ultraportable performance. ; Sneaky gaming laptop with RTX 3050 Ti graphics. ; Impressive battery life considering high-end parts.

Display feels cramped for creative work. ; Fan gets loud during heavy workloads. ; Poorly placed Pg-Up and -Down buttons.

There’s no question that the Acer Swift X provides enough CPU and GPU performance for on-the-go content creators. With an octo-core Ryzen 7 5800U, the Swift X offers blazing application performance and strong multimedia performance. Add in the RTX 3050...

Expert review by : Phillip Tracy (

Acer Swift X review: Peak performance


With a discrete Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti GPU and AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU, the ultra-portable Swift X is in a class of its own.

Outstanding performance ; Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti in a portable chassis ; Good battery life ; Competitively priced

Chassis feels less premium than rivals ; Plastic touchpad and screen bezels ; Drowning in bloatware ; Poor 720p webcam

Acer's Swift X is a great option for consumers who want top performance and good battery life in a portable chassis — but beware of the trade-offs.

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : Marvin Gollor (

Acer Swift X 14 laptop review with RTX 3050: Underchallenged i5-1240P


Acer Swift X 14 review: An RTX 3050 in the light, 1.4 kg (~3 lb) laptop with a long battery life, 16:10 display, and high system performance. Acer uses a good keyboard for frequent typists in the compact and robust 14-inch subnotebook with gaming...

high system performance;RTX 3050 in the compact 14-incher;matte 2.2K 16:10 display;11h battery life ;crisp keyboard;fast SSD + available M.2 slot;HDMI 2.1, 2x TB4 and fast WiFi 6E;acceptable FHD webcam and sound;robust metal case

25W performance limit;RTX 3050 performance crashes in battery operation;maximum of 16 GB soldered RAM;visible backlight bleeding;constant fan noise;no 90-Hz- or OLED options

Theoretically, the

Expert review by : Dave McQuilling (

Acer Swift X Review: Portable but Pricey


Laptops are meant to be practical and portable — with the Swift X, portability and power seem to be at the core of its design. But how much power can you cram into a device almost half an inch thick? And is the result worth the hefty price tag?

Extremely slim and light ; Powerful processor ; Great battery life

Not all of the "features" seem necessary ; Hefty price tag ; Held back by its GPU

Jul, 2022

Expert review by : Matthew S. Smith (

Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R1S6 Review


Acer's Swift X is a value-minded laptop that packs a punch compared to similarly priced laptops.

Great multi-core performance ; Strong GPU performance ; USB-C with DisplayPort and Power Delivery

Lackluster design and display ; Nearly constant fan noise

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Apr, 2022

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Acer Swift X (SFX14-41G) review – an ultrabook for gamers and professionals


Acer's Swift X is one of the most anticipated devices this year. It aims to be a small, powerful notebook that will allow young users to play games, do professional work, and look fresh at th…

Beautiful screen with 97% of sRGB coverage and accurate colors (when our Gaming and Web design profile is present) (AUO B140HAN06.8 (AUO683D));No PWM (AUO B140HAN06.8 (AUO683D));Up to 15 hours of Web browsing on battery;Almost all-metal built with a...

Soldered memory;No SD card reader

Aug, 2021

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Acer Swift X review: ahead of the curve?


Does Intel's Arc GPU make sense? It's ideal for some scenarios, less for others, as we explore in our Acer Swift X review

High-quality, large and practical display ; Solid specs for the cash ; All-aluminium shell

Battery doesn’t quite offer all-day use ; Intel Arc GPU’s true power isn’t proven yet ; Plastic touchpad isn’t that firm or fancy

The Acer Swift X is a competitively priced trailblazer with one of Intel’s new Arc GPUs. They have specific appeals for content creators and streamers. But for all-round general use and gaming, the last generation was ultimately easier to recommend.

Oct, 2022

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Acer Swift X initial review: Enter the fast lane


The 'X' in the Swift range comes with discrete graphics (RTX 3050 / Ti), ensuring a powerful workflow is possible - and from a sensible price point.

Discrete graphics as standard (RTX 3050/Ti) ; Competitive pricing - under four-figures

Just one USB-C port ; Not all aspects of the build quality shout premium

If you're looking for a portable yet discreet-looking laptop with big power but without a big price tag, the Swift X ought to offer plenty.

May, 2021