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Acer Swift 3X Series

Acer Swift 3X SF314-510G-70DWProcessor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-1165G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Intel Xe MAX
Display: 14.00 inch
Weight: 1.37kg, 1.4kg
Price: 1100 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 78%, features: 85%, display: 78%, mobility: 80%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 75%

 

Acer Swift 3X

Specifications

Notebook: Acer Swift 3X
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-1165G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel Xe MAX 4096 MB
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0kg
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

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Acer Swift 3X initial review: Intel's discrete graphics has arrived
Source: Pocket Lint English
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 for the asking price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2020
Acer Swift 3x laptop delivers an Intel graphics boost for budding creators
Source: CNet English
The Swift 3x is just barely heavier than the regular Swift 3, too, with the whole thing weighing about 3 pounds (1.4 kg). Considering the potential performance here with the new Intel processors, this could be a great option if you need more than integrated graphics and mobility and long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/21/2020

Foreign Reviews

Vyměníte 2mm tloušťky za vyšší výkon? Test 14" notebooku Acer Swift 3X
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; good price; metal case; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/16/2021

 

Acer Swift 3X SF314-510G-761J

Specifications

Acer Swift 3X SF314-510G-761JNotebook: Acer Swift 3X SF314-510G-761J
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-1165G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

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Average Score: 81.33% - good

Average of 9 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

100% Acer Swift 3x review: the perfect laptop for work, school and content creation
Source: T3 English
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 for their money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Acer Swift 3X review
Source: Techradar English
The Acer Swift 3X is a brilliant laptop, packaging Intel’s latest tech into an incredibly light package. With its incredible battery life and generally impressive performance, this laptop is great for those who want to be able to do their work from just about anywhere and don’t mind working on a smaller device.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Acer Swift 3X review: An agile laptop for antsy artists
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Acer Swift 3x is a performance powerhouse, knocking all of its rivals out of the ring on our benchmark tests. Compared to its three competitors, the Swift 3x has the zippiest CPU, the fastest SSD, the best graphics prowess and the widest DCI-P3 coverage.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Swift 3X review: This lightweight laptop shows Intel's Xe Max magic
Source: PC World English
The Acer Swift 3X is an ultraportable, affordable, and competently designed laptop for creators—a combination you don't see often. Intel's Xe Max GPU unlocks strikingly good performance but only in specific creation workloads. If your work apps support Intel's Deep Link software, you'll love this.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Acer Swift 3X review: This lightweight laptop shows Intel's Xe Max magic
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The $1,200 Acer Swift 3X truly surprised and impressed me. Our only real gripe with last year’s Swift 3 was with its performance. The Swift 3X’s combination of discrete Intel Xe Max graphics and an 11th-gen Tiger Lake processor puts that concern to rest. This tiny laptop is fast. It’s also, slender, light, and long-lasting on battery. We wish the notebook had a more color-accurate screen and an SD card slot to play up its creation focus, but those are more nitpicks than deal-breakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/24/2021
80% Acer Swift 3X review: An agile laptop for antsy artists
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Acer Swift 3x is a performance powerhouse, knocking all of its rivals out of the ring on our benchmark tests. Compared to its three competitors, the Swift 3x has the zippiest CPU, the fastest SSD, the best graphics prowess and the widest DCI-P3 coverage.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Acer Swift 3X review: A lightweight laptop for creators under $1,000
Source: CNet English
The Acer Swift 3X might not look all too different from the PC maker's regular Swift 3, and that's because it isn't. The X in the name is to let you know what's inside: Intel's Iris Xe Max, its first discrete graphics processor in more than 20 years. Combined with its 11th-gen Intel Core processor, the Swift 3X is elevated from what would normally be a good, general-purpose, thin-and-light laptop to one that can meet the basic needs of creators and creatives without giving up battery life and mobility or costing a small fortune.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Acer Swift 3X Review: Power-packed Ultraportable
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Acer Swift 3X is available with a Core i7-1165G7 CPU, which is the variant that I had for this review, or an Intel Core i5-1135G7 CPU, with the rest of the configuration staying the same. The Core i7 variant is priced at an MRP of Rs. 1,09,999, while the Core i5 variant is priced at Rs. 92,999. You should be able to find these models selling for a bit less on Acer's online store and at other e-tailers such as Flipkart and Amazon.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
77% Acer Swift 3X Review – Value-Focused Practicality
Source: Pokde English
The Acer Swift 3X is a good ultraportable productivity laptop. It has good build quality, the CPU performs well, Thunderbolt 4 is great to have, it supports USB-C PD charging, the RAM and storage configuration is perfect to start off with, it’s easy to bring around, and the fingerprint scanner is both fast and reliable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/04/2021
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 75% performance: 75% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75%
Acer Swift 3X Review: Lightweight and well-rounded laptop with great battery life
Source: Tech Nave English
In conclusion, if you’re keen on getting a lightweight laptop that's productivity-focused, you might want to consider getting the cheaper Intel Core-i5 variant of the Acer Swift 3x that is priced at RM3799. However, if you need more performance then we suggest one of the Intel Core-i7 variants, which cost as low as RM4599.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2020
Acer Swift 3X (SF314-510G) review – discrete graphics from Intel? Why not!
Source: Laptop Media English
Finally, we’ve seen Intel make a real effort in the discrete GPU market. At least for laptops. If 2020 wasn’t weird enough, now it is. Nevertheless, we still think that they have a lot of work to be done, particularly in the software. As the 3DMark Firestrike Graphics score suggests, the Iris Xe Max Graphics has the raw power to compete even with the GeForce GTX 1050. However, real-world tests showed that the performance was slightly better than the MX350, and pretty much on par with the integrated Iris Xe Graphics G7.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2020
Acer Swift 3X (SF314-510G) - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/25/2020

Foreign Reviews

70% Acer Swift 3X - testujemy laptop z dedykowaną kartą graficzną Intela
Source: ITHardware.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Editors' Choice Awards 2020: Laptop mỏng nhẹ nổi bật của năm - Acer Swift 3X
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; high mobility; decent performance; powerful processor.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/10/2021
Review Core i5 Generasi 11 dan Iris Xe Max pada Acer Swift 3X: Untuk Content Creator & Bisa Gaming
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; powerful processor; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/11/2020
Hands-On Acer Swift 3X SF314-510G: Debut Intel 11th Gen yang Cukup Manis
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: High performance; decent hardware; good price. Negative: No SD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/24/2020

 

Acer Swift 3X SF314-510G-70DW

Specifications

Acer Swift 3X SF314-510G-70DWNotebook: Acer Swift 3X SF314-510G-70DW
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-1165G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.37kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

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Average Score: 77% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

70% Acer Swift 3X Review: Not Quite Swift Enough
Source: The Verge English
With that said, most other aspects of the chassis (the touchpad, the keyboard, the webcam, the speakers, the general build) aren’t quite up to par with other devices you can find at the $1,199 price point. I think you have to really want the GPU. If you don’t, but you’re shopping at this price point and are a fan of the Swift line, the Swift 5 offers better build quality, a thinner and lighter chassis, and a better keyboard and touchpad for just $100 more, with integrated graphics that are still pretty dang good.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/20/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Acer Swift 3X
Source: PC Mag English
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Acer Swift 3X
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% workmanship: 100%
78% Recensione Acer Swift 3X
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 70% features: 85% display: 75% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
Acer Swift 3X: il notebook compatto con GPU discreta di Intel
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; long battery life; attractive price. Negative: Overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/24/2021
Acer Swift 3X ultrabook: Xe a Maxon
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; high mobility; nice design; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/10/2021
RECENZE: Acer Swift 3X - 14'' s dlouhou výdrží a dedikovanou(!) grafikou Intel Iris Xe MAX
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Long battery life; powerful hardware. Negative: Mediocre speakers; average ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/28/2021

 

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Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel Xe MAX: The Intel Iris Xe MAX (DG1) is a dedicated mobile entry level graphics card based on the Gen 12 architecture (similar to the integrated graphics of the Tiger Lake processors). Compared to the Iris Xe iGPU (e.g. in the i7-1185G7), the Xe MAX offers 4 GB LPDDR4x graphics memory and higher boost clock speeds (up to 1.65 GHz versus 1.35 GHz).

Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Tiger Lake:

i7-1165G7: A quad-core processor of the Tiger Lake product family designed for the sleeker laptops. The i7 is manufactured on the second-gen 10 nm Intel SuperFin process and features the Iris Xe G7 (96 EUs) iGPU running at 400 MHz to 1,300 MHz. The CPU cores run at 2.8 GHz (base clock speed @ 28 W TDP) to 4.7 GHz (single-core Boost frequency). The i7-1165G7 was the second-fastest CPU of the TGL-UP3 lineup at launch.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.37 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.4 kg:


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-12-16 (Update: 2020-12-16)