How to open Acer Swift X 14 (SFX14-71G) – disassembly and upgrade options
Although it is pretty powerful, the Acer Swift X 14 (SFX14-71G) doesn’t excel when it comes to upgrade options.
Acer Swift X
- Intel Core i5-13500H
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop, 50W, 6GB)
- 16GB RAM
- 512GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
To get inside this device, you need to undo a total of 11 Torx-head screws. Then, pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool, and lift it away from the chassis.
2. Remove the battery
Here, you can see a 76Wh battery pack. To remove it, you just need to unplug the battery connector.
3. Upgrade memory and storage
Memory-wise, there are 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM soldered to the motherboard. As for storage, you can rely on a single M.2 PCIe x4 slot for Gen 4 SSDs.
4. Cooling system
This device has two heat pipes shared between the CPU and the GPU. Contrary to the Lenovo Yoga Pro 7, this one only features one heat sink and one fan. On the bright side, both the VRMs and the graphics memory have a heat spreader for additional cooling.
Acer Swift X (SFX14-71G) in-depth review
It is becoming more common nowadays for manufacturers to offer sleek 14-inch notebooks with beast hardware. Apparently, nobody is afraid of potentially throttling the processor, as far as it can offer the initial push of 45W (and more). Today, we are going to review the Acer Swift X 14 (SFX14-71G). It would be fairly easy to find it a competitor because we have just recently checked out the Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 (14", 2023). In contrast to Lenovo, Acer rely on Intel's 13th Gen processors. And there are no cut-down 15W CPUs on the radar - both available options are 45W units. Regardless of y[...]
- Decent battery life
- Super rigid chassis
- 98% sRGB coverage and accurate colors with our Gaming and Web design profile (AUO B145QAN01.J (AUOF3A7))
- No PWM (AUO B145QAN01.J (AUOF3A7))
- 2x Thunderbolt 4 + Gen 4 SSD support
- Fingerprint reader
- MicroSD card slot
- Abysmall P-core utilization
- Gets quite warm during gaming or heavy load
- Soldered memory