Acer has announced its new Swift X 16 laptop aimed squarely at designers and creatives, and to prove just how serious this is you can choose between either an AMD Ryzen or Nvidia GeForce RTX 4000-series GPU. Decisions, decisions.
Finding a balance between power and usability for designing on the go is always tricky so Acer has put some of that choice in your hands. The new Swift X 16 can be supercharged up to either Ryzen 9 (a demanding eight core processor) or RTX 4050 (with built-in drivers), ensuring this new laptop can handle most creative jobs with ease. (Read our Acer Swift Edge 16 review for a comparison.)
Whichever model you choose, they both come with 16GB of DDR5 memory and you choose between 512GB, 1TB or 2TGB of NVMe SSD storage – ah, more decisions. Both builds also come with a vibrant 3.2K 120 Hz OLED display and Wi-Fi 6 E for speed. All the ports are here too, so you get two USB-C, two USB4 type-A, a full-size HDMI output, 3.5mm headphone port and a microSD card slot.
Despite the power this is a slim and light laptop built for creativity on the go; weighing 1.9 kg it's easy to carry and 17.9 mm chassis ensures it will slip into any bag. What's surprising, the Acer Swift X 16 promises to run super-cool and uses a dual fan system that, according to Acer, offers 30 percent more airflow than the previous model. I also love the fact it can draw air through the keyboard, making efficient use of every aspect of the laptop's design.
The Acer Swift X 16 will launch in Europe this June followed by an American release in July. Prices are set to start at $1250 / £1499. Visit the Acer website in your region for pre-orders and full model specs.