Acer Swift 3X
Reviews for the Acer Swift 3X
Source: Pocket Lint Archive.org version
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
Source: CNet Archive.org version
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
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; good price; metal case; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/16/2021
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).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-1165G7: An upper mid-range, quad-core processor of Tiger Lake product family. The i7 is designed for use in ultra-light (yet actively cooled) laptops; it is manufactured on Intel's third-gen 10 nm process marketed as SuperFin. The CPU cores run at 2.8 GHz (base clock speed @ 28 W TDP) to 4.7 GHz (single-core Boost frequency). This i7 features the 96 EU Intel Iris Xe G7 iGPU; it was the second-fastest CPU of TGL-UP3 line-up when Intel initially launched the series in 2020.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.
Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.