The Acer Swift X16 is a capable computer. The sound system and monitor are excellent, and the keypad and build quality are outstanding.
Other than that, there’s a great choice of interfaces, and the overall efficiency is pretty good. The problem is that, in this situation at least, Intel’s new GPU is not all that great.
Acer Swift X16 review: What you should know
The Acer Swift X 16 is a member of a new generation of 16-inch Windows laptops that are supposed to be multipurpose mobile workstations with a little bit of light gaming functionality.
They also feature a roomy keyboard with a numeric keypad and much of ports to make connecting peripherals as easy as possible.
Plus, the latest 12th gen Intel Core CPUs can handle even the most demanding graphics processing tasks.
Evaluate the design and build quality of the Acer Swift X
The Acer Swift X 16 is a traditional but rather attractive machine made fully of metal. An HDMI 2.1 connection, a 3.5mm audio jack, two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, and two USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 connectors can be found on the left and right respectively.
When so many competitors leave port in the name of aesthetics, it is a pretty liberal deal.
However, the absence of a memory card reader and a separate charging port could be better.
Acer Swift X: Keyboard, Trackpad and Camera.
Acer standard keyboard is used. It’s spacious, well-organized, and has a number pad to the right, but the essential actions are a bit short, although accurate and fast.
The two-stage backlight is great, and the white-and-black letters are a transparency model. The fingerprint scanner is tucked into the power button, which is a component of the main keypad; this is the only minor complaint i have.
Since the webcam doesn’t support facial recognition, the only biometric enrollment option is a fingerprint scanner.
The 1080p camera produces somewhat terrible images, but the video quality is still far superior to the majority of 720p webcams, and Acer’s TNR (Temporal Noise Reduction) technology does a decent job of reducing noise in low light. I was also contented with the audio clarity of the microphone array.
Acer Swift X Performance and Battery Life
Intel’s new Arc series GPUs come in three flavors, numbered 3, 5, and 7, and are powered by a 12-core Core i7-1260P CPU. The two 3 series GPUs are entry-level components with a maximum TGP of 30W for the A350M and 50W for the A370M and 4GB of dedicated VRAM.
The A350M0 is clocked at a peak frequency of 1150 MHz, while the A370M is clocked at a maximum frequency of 1550 MHz. The Swift X 16 takes advantage of the more powerful A370M.