Nomadic with its 9 hours autonomy under Windows 11, the Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R3J9 with its original silver/blue thin and light design is a versatile multimedia laptop capable of running many games with its GeForce RTX 3050 Ti ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card that also accelerates processing like the AMD Cezanne Ryzen 7 Octo Core processor and 16 GB of RAM powerful in everyday use. This laptop with a 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen benefits from a fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1TB that enhances its responsiveness, a backlit keyboard, a biometric reader or connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 and USB-C.
Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R3J9 performance, battery life
The Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R3J9 may be of interest to those looking for a versatile compact mobile laptop that is creative and gaming oriented.
This notebook is equipped with NVIDIA Optimus technology that evaluates graphics needs in real time. Based on this, Optimus automatically switches between the processor’s integrated Radeon Vega 8 solution and the dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 Ti card.
Optimus favors the Radeon Vega 8 as much as possible despite its very modest performance in comparison because it is energy efficient and therefore favors autonomy compared to the more greedy and powerful GeForce RTX 3050 Ti.
As far as autonomy is concerned, you can expect about 9 hours of battery operation in light use, which will interest nomads even more as it is easy to carry around thanks to its compactness, thinness and lightness.
With the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, you can play a lot of games, provided that you make adjustments to the most 3D-intensive games to get a good gameplay.
Of course, the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti can also be used for viewing photos and videos, just like the Radeon Vega 8.
In addition to gamers, the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti will also be of interest to designers. This graphics card accelerates processing in software that uses GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop/Premiere.
The Radeon Vega 8 is located directly in the processor, an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Cezanne Octo Core Ryzen 7 5800U coupled with 16 GB of RAM to deliver good overall performance.
This core is particularly suitable for modest multimedia work taking advantage of multicore and RAM, which creative types will appreciate.
However, if the objective is to perform processor-intensive work often, it is better to turn to a PC based on a non-low-power processor.
The storage is entrusted to a silent SSD, which is more energy-efficient than a hard disk, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
In practice, the SSD guarantees a much better reactivity and fluidity in use than a simple hard disk.
Thanks to the SSD, multimedia processing is much faster, as are game/software launches and start/stop operations, and you can get to online game maps much faster.
It is an SSD with a large capacity of 1TB that is offered here, a large capacity that rivals hard disks in this area, enough to accommodate multiple files, software and games.
Finally, expect some heating and noise in the event of heavy use (e.g.: processing, games) of this multipurpose creative multimedia gamer laptop.
To keep temperatures down, you can add a ventilated stand to this computer (remember to check the dimensions!).
Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R3J9 Specifications
|Screen(s)||14” Full HD LED IPS ComfyView 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 Ti 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated (1508MHz, 40W), AMD Radeon Vega 8 processor integrated and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB 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)||1.5 Kg / 322.8 x 212.2 x 17.9|
Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R3J9 vs. the competition
The Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R3J9 is currently on special offer at Acer France and offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of the only ones to offer such a powerful graphics card in such a light chassis with such an important autonomy, the whole with such an original color shell.
If this Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R3J9 doesn’t meet all your criteria, 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-R3J9 chassis, connectors, screen
The Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R3J9 has a stylish and original design with a thin and light metallic chassis with a blue shell and silver interior that rises slightly towards the front when opened.
Its cooling is ensured by a fan associated with 2 copper heat pipes and air outlets, the combination of Fn+F keys to regulate the ventilation.
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This designer gamer laptop is equipped with good connectivity including 1 USB-C, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect to a TV or monitor for example, an audio port but also 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
Fingerprint authentication is available via Windows Hello technology and the integrated fingerprint reader.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit of course which is convenient to better distinguish its keys in low-light environments.
Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has large viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical. The screen also lends itself very well to the display of High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD definition and its 16/9 format. As it is treated anti-reflection, the screen also offers a better visibility in bright environments (eg outdoor) than a glossy slab.