Acer Swift X initial review: Enter the fast lane

The entry-level model comes with discrete graphics - Nvidia RTX 3050 - which makes this a powerful portable. AMD Ryzen 5000 covers your processor needs. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The aluminum chassis comes with blue, gold or pink lid options. It looks quality, although some touches - such as the screen bezel - aren't quite up to much. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
There's a number of ports - two USB-A, one USB-C, one HDMI, one 3.5mm jack - but we'd like to see more Thunderbolt/USB-C on board really. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The 14-inch screen is a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution - so not the highest grade going, but perfectly suitable for most. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The keyboard is backlit, the keys travel nicely, and the trackpad is a decent size and finish. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
There's an integrated fingerprint scanner, plus Windows Hello camera for face-based unlock if you prefer. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
If you're looking for a portable yet discreet-looking laptop with big power but without a big price tag (under four-figures), the Swift X ought to offer plenty. (image credit: Pocket-lint)