Acer Swift 3x targets creative professionals with modern features in a portable package

Acer Swift 3x
Acer Swift 3x (Image credit: Acer)

What you need to know

  • Acer launched the Swift 3x during its Next @ Acer event today.
  • The laptop leans on Intel's latest 11th Gen chips, bringing modern features like Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 4.
  • The Acer Swift 3x is ecpected to launch in November (EMEA) and December (NA) starting at $900.

During its Next @ Acer event today, Acer unveiled the new Swift 3x, a thin-and-light laptop packed with modern chips and features. The 14-inch laptop is meant to appeals to creative professionals while also offering enough horsepower to get some light gaming in.

The highlight of the Swift 3x is what's powering it: Intel's latest 11th Gen chips. Acer isn't alone here, as PC manufacturers across the spectrum are launching new notebooks with 11th Gen Intel chips on board. But Acer has packed them into a body that weighs just over three pounds with a price starting at $900.

With 11th Gen Intel Core i7 and i5 processors, you also get Intel's new Iris Xe MAX graphics, which should offer pretty competent GPU horsepower. That's paired with a 14-inch 1080p display that covers 72 percent of the NTSC color gamut with an 84 percent screen-to-body ratio.

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OSWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Processor11th Gen Intel
Core i7-1165G7
Core i5-1135G7
GraphicsIntel Iris Xe MAX
Discrete GPU
Storage512GB hybrid Optane
256GB, 512GB, 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Display14 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
IPS, 300 nits
AudioDTS Audio
ConnectivityIntel AX201 Wi-Fi 6
BatteryUp to 17.5 hours
Dimensions12.7 x 8.35 x 0.71 inches
(322.8mm x 212.2mm x 17.95mm)
Weight3.02 pounds (1.37kg)
AvailabilityDecember (NA)
November (EMEA)
October (China)
PriceFrom $900

Acer Swift 3x Sf314 510g High

Source: Roman Samborskyi / Acer (Image credit: Source: Roman Samborskyi / Acer)

Beyond the chips powering the Swift 3x, Acer has also included a good mix of modern connectivity options. You'll get Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 wireless connections here. For ports, you're looking at Thunderbolt 4, USB-C and USB 3.2 Gen 2. When your battery is running low, the Swift 3x includes quick charging to give you up to four hours of battery life on a 30 minute charge.

The Acer Swift 3x is expected to launch over the coming months in regions around the world. You can expect it to arrive in December in North America, November in EMEA markets, and later in October in China. Pricing starts at $900.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl