The Acer Swift X laptop did something different than other laptops in the swift lineup never done before. That is, including a proper NVIDIA GPU to go along instead of a Discrete GPU from Intel or NVIDIA. While maintaining the thin and light profile, it has extra power when you need it. In our, CES 2023 Acer Swift X 14 first look, find out more about the RTX and interesting solutions to keep the laptop’s thermal at bay while you go berserk with your work.
CES 2023 Acer Swift X 14 First Look
The Acer Swift X 14 joins the “Team-New-Looks” because the new design is refreshing. For the most part, it shares a specific element with the Swift 14, with the logo on the top and a subtle colour all around to give this bespoke and premium feel. But since this laptop touts the “X”, there are some different and angular design choices which I do like a lot. On the back, it doesn’t have any extra protruding parts to lift the laptop display but it has a traditional laptop design but is more angular than curvy.
Open the lid and you continue to see the “angular” design around the keyboard, the side where your palm rests, and oh, a huge trackpad – definitely a welcoming change from the minuscule-sized ones. I do love the almost bezel-less display which is just beautiful.
The thing is, it’s not just any normal display. For the first time in the Swift X lineup, this is the first laptop to get the OLED treatment. It houses a 14” 2.8K OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut support. On top of that, Acer has gotten a DisplayHDR TrueBlack 500 certification from VESA. Interesting choice because we have not seen many laptops that go through “VESA’s” certification.
In terms of specification, this is where the Swift X 14 shines brightly: with the new 13th Generation Intel Core Processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 – making it powerful thin and light. We can’t comment much on the battery life and the experience because we only had a few minutes with the Swift X 14 but stay tuned to us when we get our hands on them. Instead of a game driver, they have opted in for Studio Validation from NVIDIA because most users opting in for this laptop would use it for creative work.
But the fact that it has a 120Hz OLED display is not going to stop one from gaming then and there – I know it isn’t going to stop me. Thermals are crucial to a laptop of this kind and Acer didn’t skimp on that. They have engineered a larger fan that draws more air inside and this works synergistically with the other cooling elements like the air inlet keyboard and dual D6 copper heat pipes.
I have never been a gaming laptop kind of person. As much as I do love gaming, I prefer to have a decent powerhouse on the move to be able to get the right performance when I need it. So that I don’t have to bring my fieldwork back to my home workstation. In this case, the Acer Swift X 14 exists for users like myself, for a specific niche. So, you best bet I am more inclined to get this in my hands to see how it keeps up with my work – maybe this would be the weapon of choice for Gamescom Asia 2023? We’ll see. For now, I am liking what I see.
We have no updates as to when these laptops will be made available in Malaysia. But all we can do is hope for the best and see if it does make it into the Malaysian Market.