Acer Swift series represents the company’s line of thin, light and premium laptops. The Swift X is a powerful laptop that manages to pack a powerful AMD Ryzen 5 5600U CPU with integrated Radeon Graphics, 16GB of RAM, and a discrete Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU.
It is well-built, has a 14-inch matte IPS screen, good IO, and a long battery life. Swift X is compact, lightweight, compatible with everyday use, good for multitasking, and quite competent. The design is standard, with a full-aluminium construction, clean aesthetics and minimal branding. The hinges are strong and the lean-back angle goes to only 130 degrees, unlike many other Swift models that rotate to 180 degrees. Having used it for some time, I find it to be a solid choice for those who are looking for a smaller and more portable device at around Rs 85,000 – 90,000.
You could easily play high-end games, do photo and video editing, but with realistic and reasonable expectations. The best part is you get a good selection of ports for a 14-inch laptop. These include a USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A port, a USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port, a full-sized HDMI port, a headphone jack, and a round-pin charging sot. However, there are no SD card slots in the Swift X. There are stereo speakers at the bottom that sounds pretty good but not the best.
There are plenty of air intake vents so your laptop doesn’t heat easily. However, within minutes of starting a game, the exhaust fan ramps up and is audible. Coming to the keys, they are well spaced and aren’t very noisy. The trackpad is also roomy and works very well.
Speaking of the battery life, I would say it is well balanced. With regular working, it can easily last up to two days. With heavy gaming and video playback, the laptop would last for a day.
Acer Swift X looks good, performs well, and is a compact machine. If gaming and editing is a priority for you, then you might want to skip on this one. For regular usage, you would want to give this a thought.