Inside Acer Swift X (SFX16-51G) – disassembly and upgrade options

Although there are no memory upgrade options, you get two M.2 PCIe x4 slots for storage expansion.

Check out all Acer Swift X (SFX16-51G) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

1. Remove the bottom plate

To get inside this notebook, you need to undo 12 Torx-head screws. After that, pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool, and lift it away from the chassis.

2. Battery

Here, the battery has a capacity of 59Wh. It lasts for 13 hours of Web browsing, or 9 hours of video playback. It is really easy to take the battery out. You just need to unplug the connector from the motherboard and undo a couple of Phillips-head screws.

3. Memory and storage

Unfortunately, the memory is soldered to the motherboard. You can pair the laptop with up to 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM. On the other hand, there are two M.2 PCIe x4 slots for storage upgrades.

4. Cooling system

The cooling comprises two long heat pipes, connected to a large heat sink. In addition, two fans blow the heat away from the device, while a couple of cooling elements manage the thermals of the VRMs and the graphics memory.

Check out all Acer Swift X (SFX16-51G) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

Acer Swift X (SFX16-51G) in-depth review

Not a long time ago we tested the Acer Swift X. It was a surprisingly powerful device, that had its hardware bunched up in a 14-inch chassis. Well, today, we were able to get the 16-inch version of this notebook. However, instead of an AMD ULV processor, it comes paired with a 35W Tiger Lake CPU from Intel.This immediately means that the laptop won't be perfect for gaming, but it will be really suitable for content creation or photo editing. In fact, it can also be configured with a 40W RTX 3050 Ti.Since the 16-inch form factor is becoming a new normal, we don't think it's a groundbre[...]


  • 16.1-inch screen with 98% of sRGB coverage and accurate colors (when our Gaming and Web design profile is present)
  • No PWM
  • Up to 13 hours of Web browsing on battery
  • An all-metal built with a lid leverage system
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Supports ray tracing
  • Wi-Fi 6, and dual M.2 SSD support


  • Soldered memory
  • No SD card reader
  • The 90W charger is a bottleneck
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