The Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R9YH blue/silver 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare sRGB display with better-than-average color fidelity is capable of running many games thanks to its NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing graphics card. This GPU also accelerates multimedia processing like the AMD Cezanne Ryzen 7 Octo Core processor and 16GB of RAM while the fast 512GB SSD storage enhances responsiveness. This Windows 11 laptop is furthermore equipped with a backlit keyboard, a biometric reader but also connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 and USB-C.
Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R0WR performance, battery life
The Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R0WR may be of interest to those who wish to equip themselves with a compact and mobile multi-purpose laptop oriented towards creation and gaming.
It is capable of running many games with some concessions under the opus greedy in graphic resources to obtain a good fluidity because it embarks the dedicated graphics card GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere.
Besides the not too demanding gamers, the GeForce RTX 3050 will interest the creators.
Because it accelerates multimedia processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Adobe Photoshop/Premiere or Sony Vegas.
The GeForce RTX 3050 is actually enabled/disabled automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus favors the maximum operation on the Radeon Vega 8 graphics part inserted in the processor, even though it is clearly less powerful because it consumes little energy, which favors autonomy.
The autonomy is also an undeniable asset for this versatile laptop designed to create and play and create. Because it is established around 9 hours on battery in light use.
The nomads will be even more delighted that this PC is easy to carry thanks to its lightness, its compactness and its thinness. However, this implies some heating and noise in case of heavy use (e.g.: processing, games).
Still, the GeForce RTX 3050 is solicited by Optimus to perform graphics work deemed too heavy for the Radeon Vega 8, typically for gaming.
The Radeon Vega 8 is housed in the AMD low-power APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Cezanne Octo Core Ryzen 7 5800U processor, here coupled with 16GB of RAM to deliver good overall performance that will satisfy many users.
Including those who want to do modest multimedia work that takes advantage of the multi-core and RAM, such as photo editing or video conversion.
However, it is better to choose a PC based on a non-low-power processor if you plan to carry out processing that requires a lot of processor resources.
Storage is logically entrusted to a silent SSD, which is also more energy efficient than a hard disk, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
In concrete terms, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness than a simple hard disk.
Thanks to the SSD, processing is done much faster, for example, as well as starting/stopping and launching software/games, and you get to online game cards faster.
With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity in line with the standard of hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can use an external storage device. A USB 3.0/USB-C device is an interesting option for fast transfers.
If necessary to contain the temperature, a ventilated support can be used (remember to check the dimensions in this case!).
Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R0WR Specifications
|Screen(s)||14” Full HD LED IPS ComfyView 100% sRGB thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800U Cezanne (1.9 GHz, 8 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16GB LPDDR4x 3200MHz|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, AMD Radeon Vega 8 processor integrated and Optimus|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Waves MaxxAudio speakers, TrueHarmony|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||9 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 38150mAh 58.7Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.39 Kg / 322.8 x 212.2 x 17.9|
Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R0WR versus the competition
The Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R0WR is currently on sale by Acer France and offers an attractive configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of the cheapest and one of the only ones to offer such a powerful graphics card with such a powerful processor, all in such a light chassis with such a high autonomy.
If this Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R0WR doesn’t meet all your requirements, you’ll find other configurations to play with on a similar budget in our gamer laptop guide. With the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, as it will have the most impact on performance.
Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R0WR chassis, connectors, screen
With its silver interior and blue shell, this versatile laptop that lifts slightly forward when opened has a sleek and original look.
It is cooled by a fan combined with 2 copper heat pipes and air vents.
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Thin and light, it has good connectivity with its USB-C, its wireless Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax modules (more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, its HDMI video output to easily connect to a TV or monitor for example, its audio port or its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
It is possible to authenticate biometrically through the Windows Hello technology and the integrated biometric reader.
The keys of the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is useful for better distinguishing them in dimly lit environments.
Thanks to its IPS and sRGB characteristics, the screen has large vertical and horizontal viewing angles while displaying more accurate colors than the average, something that will interest creative people. The screen also lends itself very well to the display of High Definition content such as videos thanks to its Full HD definition and its 16/9 format. As it is treated anti-reflection, the screen also offers a better visibility than a glossy slab in bright environments (eg: outdoor).