The Acer Swift 3X impresses with 18 hours of battery life and solid gaming performance in our review
Acer provides the Swift 3X with the model number SF314-510G-70DW with the Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake processor as well as with the dedicated Intel Iris Xe MAX GPU. The latter shows what it can do with a clock rate of up to 1,650 MHz and 4 GB of video memory by not only delivering decent benchmark results, but also solid gaming power.
Thanks to the dedicated graphics solution, the multimedia laptop can also be used for the occasional gaming session. In our test, the vast majority of games ran solidly on medium graphics settings and in Full HD resolution. At times, performance is even sufficient for the second-highest graphics setting.
The CPU/GPU combination also shows its power in other applications. However, the relatively slow SSD sometimes prevents the device from achieving even better test results. Overall, the Acer Swift 3X SF314-510G-70DW delivers a level of performance that is more than sufficient to handle the usual tasks.
All of this is housed in an aluminum and magnesium case with a high-quality build. As a small eye-catcher, Acer provides the device with a turquoise-colored connecting bar between the hinges, which are quite stiff, but therefore quite stable.
The up to 17:30 hours of battery life and the fast Wi-Fi 6 stood out positively in our review. Besides two USB Type-A and one USB Type-C port with Thunderbolt 4, there is also an HDMI connection. However, the device lacks DisplayPort, LAN, and a card reader. The matte display is pretty bright at almost 380 cd/m², so the laptop can also be used well outside of closed rooms. Thanks to its weight of less than 1.4 kg, you can also move it around quite easily.
All additional information, detailed assessments, and numerous test results can be found in our comprehensive review of the Acer Swift 3X SF314-510G-70DW.