If you need a boost in graphics processing, whether it be for a video you’re rendering or playing games, then you might be better off using a discrete GPU instead of the integrated graphics that companies like Intel include. However, back in 2021, Intel decided that they would try to challenge the discrete GPU market with the Intel ARC.
If you’re wondering how it will perform, you might be able to find out soon enough because Acer has announced its new Swift X laptops. The laptops will be offered in 14-inch and 16-inch options, with the larger 16-inch model being the first Acer laptop to take advantage of Intel’s ARC GPUs.
The laptops will feature 2240 x 1400 and (up to) 2560 x 1600 resolutions respectively, and will also be powered by Intel’s new 12th Gen Core processors. Both laptops will also come with Windows 11 preinstalled and will feature two Thunderbolt 4 ports, making it easier for users to hook it up to an external display, and fingerprint readers for security.
As for the 14-inch model, customers will have the option of picking between the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 or 3050 Ti, which might actually be better for those who are still unsure about Intel’s ability to compete with NVIDIA in the discrete GPU market. The new Acer Swift X laptops will be shipping towards the end of February or March where they will be priced starting at £1,000.