Hands-on Acer Swift X: arrivano le GPU Intel Arc

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Acer Swift X preview with dedicated Intel Arc GPU. Let’s discover the future of Acer laptops unveiled at CES 2022

This year Acer at CES 2022he presented 2 particular laptops, both belonging to the Swift familyin addition to the usual updated technical specifications, in particular we find the presentation of Intel GPUs, which we will see in particular later. Acer’s mission with this family is to hit the Creator industry, but also those who need an aesthetically elegant laptopand ready for both typical jobs Office both for development software.

We specify that it is a Hands-onwhich is why we will not be able to carry out specific tests on performance and hardware, we will have the opportunity in the future during the full review to investigate these aspects, but we will talk to you about the first impressions that this laptop has given us.

Hands-on Acer Swift X: arrivano le GPU Intel Arc

Hands-on Acer Swift X: arrivano le GPU Intel Arc

The aesthetic aspect

Classic design from the Swift family, minimal and elegant, and no prominent hints. Small Acer lettering at the top center. The keyboard is backlit, and the trackpad is average in size for the category.

In terms of dissipation, there is the grid on the right side. The case is made entirely of aluminum, for a weight of only 1.4 kg, and a thickness of 17.9 mm.

An overview of the technical specifications | Hands-on Acer Swift X

On board we have a display with a 16:10 ratio, a screen-to-chassis ratio of up to 92.22%. Driven by a configuration with CPU Intel Core di 12a generation with up to 12 configurable cores, in fact it is available with processors Core i5-1240P e Core i7-1260P.

Lo screen is IPS typewith resolution 2560×1600 (WQXGA). Acer has made a monitor with the 100% of the range of sRGB color and up to 400 nit of brightness, technologies are also present Acer BluelightShield, Acer ExaColor e Acer Color Intelligence for even more vibrant and vivid colors.

It is configured with memories LPDDR5 up to 16GB and 2TB of SSD storagewhile for connectivity we have relied on the chip Intel Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax). As part of the ports we have instead, an I / O panel that offers two Type-C ports with support for the Thunderbolt 4 protocol (therefore up to 40 GB / s), two USB 3.2 Type-A Gen 1, HDMI 2.0 and a biometric reader for fingerprints. Build quality in general is of great quality, and the hinges are quite sturdy.

Hands-on Acer Swift X: arrivano le GPU Intel Arc

This Acer Swift X, which we remember was presented at CES 2022, present both in the 14 and 16 inch version, leverages as its main feature on its graphics sector, the GPU Intel Arc dedicata. GPU which, however, will be exclusive only to the 16-inch model (except for specific configurations requested), and this for reasons strictly related to the dissipation of the GPU itself.

The other model will boast a GeForce RTX 3050 Ti instead, now well established by Nvidia in terms of the raw power it can deliver in small and thin laptops. But back to the 16-inch model, codenamed SFX16-52Gwe have two fans and two copper heatpipes placed near the motherboard, and under the body theIntel Arc A370M. What do we know about this GPU? This would be a dedicated GPU with 128 Execution Units (EUs), 4 GB di GDDR6 VRAM to be precise with a bandwidth a 14 Gbps on an interface of memory a 64 bit. Let’s put these numbers in simple terms – being that we can’t run specific tests yet – this GPU should come close to the performance given by NVIDIA’s GA107 chip, i.e. the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti.

Hands-on Acer Swift X: arrivano le GPU Intel Arc

This GPU should take advantage of the optimization software package regarding Intel XeSS technologieswhich will constantly improve and process the image quality, with modes such as the Ultra Quality Mode with scaling-factor at 1.3X, or the Ultra-Performance that will allow you to increase the framerate in the order of 97% -153% .

That was all for this brief preview of the new generation of Acer Swift X laptops, we as repeated, will meet here in due course, with the full review. If you want to continue to know the latest news from the hardware world, keep following us. Greetings from TechGameWorld.com.

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