Acer Swift X 16 laptop in review: RTX 3050 powers well-calibrated 16-inch display
Acer's Swift X 16 is a 1.8 kg light, 16-inch laptop with multimedia ambitions. It is almost identical to the Acer Swift 3, but offers a dedicated Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050.
The CPU comes in the form of an Intel (Quad) Core i5-11320H with 4.5 GHz Turbo, whose only alternative is a Core i7-11370H with even higher Turbo Boost. But there are no alternatives to the 16 GB of permanently soldered LPDDR4X RAM and a 512 GB PCIe 3.0 SSD.
The display covers 95% of the sRGB color space and is thus suitable for occasional image/video editing. Thanks to Nvidia graphics, the multimedia office hybrid can also successfully master corresponding content creation tasks and Full HD gaming. At the same time, it can work very quietly thanks to Acer's own power modes, which can be toggled via "Fn + F".
Unfortunately, the display is a little too dark and the speakers prove unsuitable for multimedia enjoyment. Moreover, the DPC latencies are high. But other strengths include the robust case, the input devices and the Thunderbolt 4 port. The battery life of ~8 hours (web surfing) is acceptable.
Our full review of the Acer Swift X 16, complete with detailed information and numerous benchmarks, reveals whether the price of around US$ 1,200 is justified or whether the competition can offer more.