The versatile Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R4SX is a compact, slim and lightweight multipurpose notebook with an original two-tone design with a blue shell and silver interior capable of running games that are not too demanding thanks to its NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card that also accelerates processing. Equipped with a 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen, this Windows 11 laptop whose responsiveness is enhanced by its fast 512 GB SSD storage is efficient in everyday use, modest multimedia work and light gaming thanks to its 16 GB of RAM and its AMD Hexa Core Ryzen 5 processor with Radeon Vega 7 graphics module. Also included are a backlit keyboard, biometric reader and Wi-Fi 6 and USB-C connectivity.
Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R7HF performance, battery life
The Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R7HF is a compact mobile notebook oriented towards gaming and creation for a versatile use.
It delivers good overall performance to satisfy many users as it is architected around an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 5 5500U low-power Lucienne Hexa Core processor and 16GB of RAM.
This core is suitable for modest multimedia work using multicore and RAM, such as photo editing or video encoding.
As a bonus, thanks to the Radeon Vega 7 graphics module integrated into the Ryzen 5 Hexa Core, this thin and light laptop can be used to view photos and videos but also to play light titles.
This is also the case with the GeForce GTX 1650 dedicated graphics card on board, which is more demanding and powerful because it can run games that are not too demanding.
A switch is made automatically and in real time between the Radeon Vega 7 and the GeForce GTX 1650, and this by NVIDIA Optimus technology.
It evaluates in real time the graphic needs and activates the GeForce GTX 1650 to carry out the graphic work judged too heavy for the Radeon Vega 7.
Indeed, the latter is favored to the maximum by Optimus even though it is less powerful because it favors autonomy thanks to its reduced energy consumption.
The autonomy is precisely an asset of this versatile laptop since it is established around 8 hours on battery in light use.
Nomads will be even more delighted by the fact that its transport is made easier by its lightness, its compactness and its thinness.
As a bonus, the reactivity is clearly reinforced on a daily basis thanks to the SSD compared to a hard disk.
An SSD storage system is indeed much faster. And it offers other advantages such as reduced energy consumption, silent operation and greater robustness.
As a result, the SSD makes starting/stopping, processing and launching applications/games much faster, and you get to the online game maps faster.
A 512GB SSD is offered here, a capacity similar to the standard hard drives. However, if this proves to be too little, you can use an external storage unit such as a USB-C/USB 3.0 device to enjoy fast transfers.
Finally, if you have a lot of work to do (e.g. gaming, processing), expect some noise and heat from this compact all-rounder.
A ventilated stand can be used in addition to this computer if needed (remember to check the dimensions!).
Features of the Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R7HF
|Screen(s)||14” Full HD LED IPS 100% sRGB ComfyView thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Lucienne (2.1 GHz, 6 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16GB LPDDR4x 3200MHz|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB dedicated GDDR6, AMD Radeon Vega 7 processor integrated and Optimus|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 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||8 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-R7HF vs. the competition
The Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R7HF is currently on sale at Acer France and offers an attractive configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of the only ones to offer such a powerful graphics card in such a thin and light chassis with such an original color.
If this Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R7HF doesn’t meet all your criteria, you’ll find other configurations to play with on a similar budget in our gamer laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, as this will have the biggest impact on performance.
Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R7HF chassis, connectors, screen
The Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R7HF has an original and elegant appearance with its light silver design and thin and light blue shell.
Its cooling is ensured by a fan assisted by 2 heatpipes and air vents.
This versatile laptop is equipped with good connectivity consisting of 1 USB-C, an HDMI video output useful to easily connect to a TV or monitor for example, wireless modules Wi-Fi ax (more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.2 for connections and remote communications, an audio port or 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 devices.
As a biometric reader is integrated, you can authenticate by fingerprint recognition via Windows Hello technology.
The chiclet keyboard is equipped with a practical key backlighting solution to better distinguish them in limited ambient light.
Thanks to its sRGB and IPS specifications, the screen displays more faithful colors than average with large viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical.
With its 16:9 format and Full HD definition, the screen is also very well suited to videos and more broadly to High Definition content. As it is treated anti-reflection, the screen is also more readable in bright environments (eg outdoor) than a glossy slab.