Acer announced this Thursday (27) a new notebook called Swift X. The notebook bets on a more traditional look for this type of PC and delivers weight of approximately 1.4 kilograms, but still offers GeForce RTX series graphics card 30 capable of running heavy games even with ray tracing enabled.
The Swift notebook line is not new and it bets on a less flashy look, with a slim body and light weight so that the notebook is presentable on a large number of occasions, ranging from a business meeting to a live broadcast of content over the internet.
The Swift X follows exactly this thinking and offers almost 1.8cm of height at the thickest part, along with weight at approximately 1.4 kilograms. The screen is 14 inches with Full HD resolution and the body is made of metal. The keyboard doesn’t take up the entire bottom, sharing space with a fingerprint reader and wide trackpad.
Acer Swift X is not a gamer, but he tries hard
If on the outside the impression is not so encouraging, on the inside the Taiwanese manufacturer decided to put parts and components to guarantee the use of this notebook for many years, since it is not aimed at the gamer audience – more demanding. The full configurations were not disclosed by Acer, but they did guarantee the presence of an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card, along with an AMD Ryzen processor from the 5000 series.
This set works with up to 16GB of RAM and 2TB of solid-state disk, putting all files on screen with maximum brightness of 300 nits and 100% sRGB coverage. Cable connections can be made with a second generation USB-C 3.2, or two other USB-A ports, with no options for a network or HDMI port, let alone a memory card reader. On the wireless side, Swift X offers Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth, but the manufacturer did not specify the version.
This set of hardware may not be the most powerful for gamer audiences, but it still gives Acer Swift X the ability to run just about any game today, even on high graphics settings – especially when DLSS is enabled. On compatible titles, ray tracing can be triggered, but with some compromise for the amount of frames per second.
As for the general public, focus of this notebook, having a computer with the configuration promised by Acer can be the certainty that the notebook will be able to last for good years before showing a slowdown in the operating system, which in this case is Windows 10. Still with these people in mind, the battery promises 16 hours of continuous use and quick recharge.
Inside, whether the user is a gamer or just someone using the Swift X for work, the hardware suite takes advantage of the 59-blade fan and D6 copper heat tubes, along with other technologies to handle the heat generated in a so confined space. Acer guarantees that these novelties guarantee an air flow between 5% and 10% greater.
Acer also announced gamer notebooks
If the Swift X can be configured to handle many heavy games, but is not focused on a gamer audience, Acer solved this problem with updates to two of its series: with the Predator Triton 500 SE and Helios 500. Both models received configurations to support up to an eleventh-generation Intel Core i9 processor, along with the new GeForce RTX 30-series graphics and Mini LED display.
Options for gamer to configure the two models also include up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM and GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card. To keep up with so much firepower, the Predator Triton 500 SE’s screen can display 240 Hz, while the Helio 500 reduces the resolution to guarantee 360 Hz, or put everything in 4K with 120 Hz.
When and how much?
The Acer Swift X will be released internationally from June this year, with prices starting at $900 in a configuration farther from the maximum reported in this text. The Predator Triton 500 SE arrives on the same date, with a starting price of US$1,750 and the Predator Helios 500 goes on sale in August, starting at US$ 2,500.