Acer Swift X 14″ is a compact laptop model with a high level of performance, allowing users to quickly complete any daily workload with ease. It has a good build quality, and is also equipped with an IPS screen with high quality and long battery life.
However, the Acer Swift X 14 is not a perfect laptop model, with limitations coming from the heat dissipation system, the quality of the external speakers and the keyboard input experience. Overall, the Acer Swift X 14 is a work machine option that offers high value for money, especially when you are in need of a laptop with a compact design to carry around every day.
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Specifications of Acer Swift X 14
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
- GPUs: Nvidia GTX 1650
- RAM: 16GB
- Memory: 1TB SSD
- Screen: 15.6-inch, 3840 x 2160-pixel
- Size: 12.72 x 8.35 x 0.7 inches
- Mass: 1.4 kg
Acer Swift X 14: Overall design
Essentially, the Swift X series of laptops is a larger version of the best-selling Swift 3. The laptop has a thicker and heavier body because it’s equipped with a variety of other components. each other, which includes a more advanced cooling system to provide the best operating conditions for those components.
With an overall weight of 1.4 kg and a body thickness of 0.7 inches, the Acer Swift X 14 is not the most compact 14-inch laptop in its price segment, but still has enough portability for users to carry. follow to work or go or daily.
The machine also has a pretty good build quality, with a solid screen and the keyboard area is not deformed much when subjected to strong impact. The screen cover and surface of the body are made from a thick layer of aluminum, providing a solid feeling during use.
Aesthetically, Swift X 14 possesses the typical design language of Acer laptops, with the outer shell made from aluminum, finished to be very scratch-resistant and anti-fingerprint. Acer makes the laptop with light details and doesn’t print many brands on the outer shell of the machine.
The hinge system of Swift X 14 is firmly completed, helping the screen to stay fixed during use. The hinge has a moderate level of resistance, allowing users to open the device with just one hand. However, the screen of the Swift X 14 only has a maximum extension angle of 130 degrees, which somewhat limits its flexibility during use.
Swift X 14 is equipped with a variety of connection ports, including USB Type-A, USB Type-C, full-size HDMI port, headphone jack and anti-theft lock slot. In addition to charging the device’s battery through the tubular power port on the side, users can use the USB Type-C port to charge the device.
Acer Swift X 14: Keyboard and touchpad
Instead of using black tones to create the keyboard set as in the Swift 3 14 model, Acer decided to complete the Swift X 14’s keyboard with the main silver-white color scheme. This design is not very practical, because the letters above each button are also printed in the same white tone, making it difficult to distinguish during use. The keyboard’s buttons have a bit of a soft feedback, making the input experience not very comfortable.
The Swift X 14’s touchpad is Precision driver-supported, providing precise and reliable cursor control during everyday use. The touchpad has a mid-range size and a plastic surface, making the touch experience not as advanced as the glass touchpads on more expensive models.
Acer Swift X 14: Screen
Swift X 14 is equipped with a 14-inch IPS screen, FHD resolution and is divided into 16: 9 aspect ratio. This panel is the type that has been used for the Swift 3 14 series, providing display quality without any serious negative points, but not too prominent when compared to other product lines.
In our test, the screen of the Swift X 14 has a maximum brightness of about 350 nits, a contrast ratio of 1200:1 and is capable of covering 100% of the sRGB color gamut.
Acer Swift X 14: Performance
The version we review is a mid-range configuration, including an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U chip, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card, 16GB of LPPDDR4 RAM and 2 SSDs.
In terms of specifications, Swift X is released with AMD Lucienne (Ryzen 5 5500U – 6C, Ryzen 7 5700U – 8C) or Cezanne (Ryzen 5 5600U – 6C, Ryzen 7 5800U – 8C) chips. The multi-threaded performance levels of these chips are close to each other, but the Cezanne series is built on the newer Zen3 architecture and has stronger multi-core performance than the chip series. Lucien.
In terms of graphics, the version of the machine we use is equipped with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 card with a power consumption of 35W, while the more advanced versions use the RTX 3050 and 3050Ti series of cards. with power consumption ranging from 35 to 40W.
In terms of RAM, the laptop line has a maximum RAM capacity of 16GB and is soldered to the main, so users will not be able to upgrade it themselves.
During actual use, the machine operates smoothly and does not make much noise. The machine’s cooling fan system switches to a standby state when the machine performs basic tasks, and only starts working when users perform multitasking.
Acer Swift X 14: Battery life
Swift X 14 is equipped with a 59Wh battery. This is a popular battery in this segment and is only slightly smaller than a few of the main competitors in the market. During our test, the machine lasted 8 hours and 12 minutes after continuously surfing the web using wifi, with screen brightness set at 150 nit. This is quite good battery life, enough to let you work for the rest of the day.
The laptop is sold with a 90W charger with a tubular plug. The charger has a removable 2-piece design including a medium sized power supply and a long cable. The device has a fairly fast charging speed, which can recharge a large part of the battery life after only 1 hour. In addition, users can also charge the device through the USB Type-C port if desired.
On the whole, the Swift X 14 is a great value-for-money option, especially if you’re willing to trade some performance for a compact machine.
The level of performance that Swift X 14 lets you get through any day-to-day workload quickly. It also has a good build quality and is equipped with a high-quality display, long battery life and is equipped with many ports.
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- Compact design
- Good build quality for the money
- The screen has all-round display quality
- Speed Overall Performance
- Good battery life
- Affordable price
- The keyboard has a not very comfortable input experience
- Speaker quality is not too impressive