December 2, 2023


An Interactive Session

Acer Swift X 16 (2022) tested: 16-inch laptop with many upgrades uses Intel Arc A370M

In our check, the Acer Swift X 16, a 16-inch multimedia laptop, demonstrates lots of advancements when compared to its predecessor: an outstanding effectiveness with the Intel Core i7-1260P, a very rapid Western Digital Black PCIe 4. SSD with a 1-TB capacity, 16 GB of soldered DDR5-4800 RAM (quad-channel), and Intel Arc A370M graphics unit.

Having said that, the latter just isn’t as speedy as the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti in comparison units these types of as Dells’ Inspiron 16 Furthermore or Asus’ Vivobook Professional 16X. The vivid, 380 nits display with a higher, 2,560 x 1,600 pixel resolution in the 16:10 structure is one more welcome enhancement as opposed to the much too dim FHD screen in the 16:9 format from the predecessor. The new show also covers 100% of the sRGB shade area, allowing for basic movie and graphic processing.

In spite of the powerful CPU, the battery life has increased by 1 hour to an suitable 9 hrs. The metallic circumstance carries on to be sturdy, even if the lid can be frustrated conveniently, and the gadget is compact and gentle at 1.75 kg (~3.86 lb). The equipment has enhanced with HDMI 2.1 and a 1080p webcam and if not proceeds to present two Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB-A ports, and two M.2-2280 slots. Even so, the if not fast SSD suffers from thermal throttling.

In spite of a small keystroke, the keyboard is 1 of the much better kinds that we can uncover in multimedia laptops, considering that the keys have a crystal clear and effectively-adjusted strain issue with enough resistance. The freshly introduced touchpad known as “OceanGlass” by Acer is slippery, which tends to make it imprecise.

In addition, there are some hotspots beneath weighty load, despite the fact that they should not be significantly of a dilemma in stationary use. The admirer habits is a lot less than best, so you need to use the accessible Silent mode, which only limits the graphics efficiency. The speakers are abysmal, which is incomprehensible for a multimedia notebook, and the soldered-in RAM is limited to 16 GB.

On the other hand, the (German) selling price is significant at 1,500 Euros (~$1,482). The only option model is accessible for about 1,300 Euros (~$1,285), and when it is just as rapid with a Core i5-1240P, it gives a a bit lower 512-GB SSD. (In the US,) Amazon presents an alternate model for now $1,049.

You can find more aspects and in-depth analyses in our substantial evaluation of the Acer Swift X 16 (2022).