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Acer's new Swift X 16 features an OLED display, Ryzen 7000 series CPUs, and RTX 40 graphics (Updated)

By Kenny Yeo - on 23 Jun 2023, 8:59am

Acer's new Swift X 16 features an OLED display, Ryzen 7000 series CPUs, and RTX 40 graphics (Updated)

Note: This article was first published on 21 April 2023 and was updated on 23 June 2023 with local pricing details.

The new Acer Swift X 16 (Image source: Acer)

Acer has just unveiled a whole bunch of new notebooks and the undisputed highlight has to be the new Swift X 16 – a relatively portable 16-inch notebook with serious firepower.

Let's talk size and weight first. Despite being a 16-inch notebook with discrete graphics, Acer has kept the weight down to 1.9kg and the thickness to a very reasonable 17.9mm.

The display is a 16-inch OLED panel with a resolution of 3200 x 1200 pixels, a refresh rate of 120Hz, and a peak brightness rating of 500 nits. It also covers 100% of the DCI-P3 colour space and meets VESA's DisplayHDR TrueBlack 500 standards.

(Image source: Acer)

Inside, you'll find AMD's latest Ryzen 7000 series processors and NVIDIA's newest GeForce RTX 40 series graphics. 

In its most powerful form, the Swift X 16 can be equipped with a Ryzen 9 7940H processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 GPU. Maximum memory is 16GB LPDDR5 and maximum storage is a 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD.

As for connectivity, you have two USB-C ports, two USB-A ports, and a full-size HDMI 2.1 port. Acer didn't disclose what standards the USB ports support.

Availability and pricing (Updated on 23 June 2023)

Acer has yet to confirm local availability and pricing. We will update this section once we know more.

However, it will launch sometime in the US in July and prices are expected to start at US$1,250 (~S$1,669).

Update: Acer has just announced that the Acer Swift X 16 will be available here in a single configuration. It will have a 16-inch OLED display, a Ryzen 9 7940HS processor, 16GB of LPDRR5 memory, a 1TB SSD, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 graphics with 6GB of GDDR6 memory. It will be priced at S$2,498.

Sadly, exact availability has yet to be determined. We'll update again when we know more.

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