Acer is now also bringing a new notebook with a dedicated Intel Iris Xe Max GPU onto the market, called Acer Swift 3X. Compared to classic Tiger Lake notebooks with integrated Iris Xe GPU, the ultrabook goes one better and becomes a powerhouse for on the go.
The Acer Swift 3X weighs 1.3 kg and can thus quite Ultrabook call, even if it so nearly 100 grams more weight than a regular Acer Swift 3 with Tiger Lake. Both are based on Intel’s 11th core generation and thus have Intel’s Iris Xe graphics onboard, but in the Swift 3X there is a dedicated variant called Iris Xe Max or also called DG1, which should offer a little more, for example with the additional GDDR5 graphics memory.
It is powered by Intel’s 11th Gen i7 Core processor and Iris Xe Max graphics, which is suitable for graphic design and photo editing. Equipped with 1TB of NVMe solid-state storage, a 14-inch in-plane switching (IPS) display offers 1920 x 1080 resolution, and the magnesium-aluminum metal chassis provides a lightweight and modern design that promotes mobility as well as durability.
As of December, Acer will be offering an alternative to the Asus Vivobook Flip 14, which will also start with the dedicated Iris Xe graphics card. Acer promises 17.5 hours of battery life for the 14-inch notebook, with a Full HD IPS panel that will cover 72 percent of the NTSC color space and provide a screen-to-body ratio of 84 percent. The connections correspond to the regular Swift 3 and Swift 5 notebooks and consist of 2x USB-A, Thunderbolt 4, HDMI, and a jack socket.
Acer Swift 3X price and availability
The Swift 3X is available to pre-order in the Bhphotovideo.com store for $1,199.99.
Recently, Acer and Porsche Design have jointly introduced the brand new Acer Book RS, a luxuriously designed ultrabook that not only impresses with its inner values, which weighs 1.25 kilograms, is particularly noticeable due to the carbon fiber cover on the top, and pricing starts from $3,509.