• out of stock

Acer Swift X 14" OLED Creator Notebook 16GB RAM 512GB SSD RTX3050 6GB $997 Delivered to Metro @ Officeworks


[edit] No longer in stock online. Only available in select stores:
[edit 2] Possibly completely out of stock.
Osborne Park Officeworks
Malaga Officeworks
Midland Officeworks
Keswick Officeworks
Trinity Gardens Officeworks
Parafield Officeworks
Warrnambool Officeworks
Geelong Officeworks
Southport Officeworks

Update (22/11):

Rockhampton QLD
Stuart Park NT
Hervey Bay QLD
Launceston TAS

Maybe some others I've missed.

Apple fanboys, take note. This is what a REAL laptop deal looks like.

  • 14" 2.8K OLED display with a resolution of 2880 x 1800 pixels.
  • Intel Core i5 13500H Processor 2.4GHz, Turbo Boost up to 5GHz.
  • 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM.
  • 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD storage capacity.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050, 6G-GDDR6 (2C51216*3) 16Gbps
  • Ports include 2 x USB Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 2, and HDMI 2.1.
  • Killer Wireless Wi-Fi 6E 1675i & Bluetooth 5.2
  • Backlit Keyboard.
  • 120 Hz refresh rate.
  • 12 month warranty.
  • 15 hour battery life.
  • Windows 11 Home operating system.
  • Fingerprint unlock.
  • Dark grey design.

Battery life allegedly isn't the best, but can be mitigated with certain tweaks. It's a Samsung OLED Panel too, so it will look better than the HP ones.

Unprecedented for an OLED Laptop with these specs to cost less than $1k. This is the laptop deal of the year IMO.

Thanks to the user joffaa for finding it: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/comment/14601403/redir

[edit] Officeworks got the title of the product wrong, the GPU actually has 6GB of vram, not 4GB.

This is part of Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals for 2023

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  • There's no way a 3050 is going to be able to run games at that crazy high resolution.

    • +21

      In Acers defence, as the name suggests, its a creator notebook, not really built for gaming

    • +2

      Not all games, but some, especially older games.
      It's not a gaming laptop anyway, it's marketed to creators. A Nvidia dGPU provides all kinds of utility like hardware-accelerated rendering and nvenc.

      • +2

        Time to whip out the old Project64

      • +1

        Also, AI based photo and video editing like Topaz.

    • +3

      On a 14" screen with a high resolution like this, performance/ultra performance upscaling can be surprisingly alright and makes modern games much more playable. I use FSR/RSR on most games with my 680m laptop.

      • +1

        Yeah I revisited a 1080 recently which is now 8 years later and was surprised you have basically double performance with up resolution technology.

    • +5

      run 1440x900 and have perfect half pixel scaling with 120fps.

    • Might be ok if games had some kind of feature to change the resolution in-game.

  • will i be able to play gta 6 on this?

    • +17

      did you make an account just to ask this question lololol

      • +4

        bro i really wanted to know lol

    • +1


    • It's probably years away. Your being serious?

      • 2024 q4/ 2025 q1 imo not really far

  • Very limited stock, had to take the display model.

    Paid $1497 few weeks ago… Glad I have citi insurance

    • +1

      …you bought a display model for an OLED laptop? For 1.5x the price brand new right now?

      • Got a $200 discount, full price was that

        • Huge risk for an oled.

  • +1

    People have been dragging Acer from all angles. I can't speak to whether it's true or not, but it's worth searching some posts if consumer and employee anecdotes appeal to you

  • +2

    Acer Swift X 14" OLED Creator Notebook 16/512GB RTX3050 4GB

    Officeworks got their title wrong.

    This has the 2023 refresh of the RTX 3050 with 6GB VRAM.

    • Which has less memory bandwidth than the old 3050 4GB model lol. NVIDIA never cease to amaze me.

      • +3

        They do this as intentional product segmentation. ML needs higher memory bandwidth. They’re cutting it down to segment ML.

        • +1

          Or, most likely they’re doing it cause it’s 3x 2GB NAND chips vs 4x 1GB on the older one, resulting in lower bandwidth. This happened with the GTX 1050 2gb vs 3gb as well in the past.

      • +2

        Which has less memory bandwidth than the old 3050 4GB model lol. NVIDIA never cease to amaze me.

        It's not that simple and depending on the device it's not always necessarily even true.

        Both the 4GB and 6GB models are based on the same GA107 die supporting up to 128-bit wide memory bus.

        Consider the fact that GDDR6 chips have a 32-bit bus and it should start to make sense why the 6GB model ends up with a narrower bus.

        4x 1GB @ 32-bit each = 4GB, 128-bit bus

        3x 2GB @ 32-bit each = 6GB, 96-bit bus

        To utilise the full 128-bit they would have needed to double the VRAM to 8GB.

        4x 2GB @ 32-bit each = 8GB, 128-bit bus

        Bus width isn't everything though. You also need to consider the speed of the GDDR6.

        Standard specification RTX 3050 4GB (128-bit bus, 12Gbps GDDR6) provides a memory bandwidth of 192 GB/s.
        (128 x 12 / 8 = 192 GB/s)

        Standard specification RTX 3050 6GB (96-bit bus, 14Gbps GDDR6) provides a memory bandwidth of 168 GB/s.
        (96 x 14 / 8 = 168 GB/s)

        Now, if you look closer at the specs for this Acer you will see that it actually includes 16Gbps GDDR6 instead of the standard 14Gbps.

        NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050, 6G-GDDR6 (2C51216*3) 16Gbps

        Acer Swift X with RTX 3050 6GB (96-bit bus, 16Gbps GDDR6) provides a memory bandwidth of 192 GB/s.
        (96 x 16 / 8 = 192 GB/s)

  • +5

    15 hour battery life.

    With brightness turned all the way down, no wifi and bluetooth and playing a movie on blacks

    The oled screen will burn through battery, along with cpu/gpu in chrome

    • The OLED panel actually saves battery life champ. When a pixel is displaying black, it means the pixel is off and not generating any light.

      • +3

        Yeah, that's usually the test conditions to get the battery that high. Realistically, you will see 30-50% less.

        • No champ, a black pixel is a switched-off pixel. OLED panels are better for battery life than LCD panels for this exact reason.

          This laptop has below average battery life for other reasons, namely the CPU, GPU and PSU.
          Saying an OLED panel means worse battery life is misinformation.

          • +8

            @Riceplate: Are you sure about that champ?

            In practice it is nowhere certain that OLED uses less power in laptops.

            Higher, brighter resolutions in OLED…. Certainly above 400nits… can be very hungry.


            • +15

              @Eeples: Now now its 1am, champs.

            • @Eeples: Yes, a brighter screen draws more power.
              You know how this is mitigated? By lowering the brightness. Every laptop has a brightness adjuster mapped to a couple of the F-keys.
              Would have thought everyone would know this by now. Did you not realize this?

              • +2



                Phew. I thought we were heading for battle.

              • @Riceplate: I thought you were asserting that an OLED screen uses less power than a non OLED screen in laptops.

                I thought you said that to say different is spreading misinformation.

                Have you changed your position?

                • -2

                  @Eeples: Are you dense in the head or something?

                  Every laptop can get bright. If you want to use less power, you lower the brightness.

                  OLED has a huge advantage over LCDs in power conservation because every pixel can be lit and turned off independently. LCD Laptops have to have the full backlight turned on, even if they are displaying a black screen. OLEDs do not.

                  You honestly have no idea.

                  • +6

                    @SvcKpc: You honestly have no idea. It shows that you’ve never used an OLED laptop. Your theory is sound but it is not there in practice. Look at reviews, OLED models equal their IPS counterparts at best and halve its battery life at worst.

                    • @jpeg-jpg: Notice how you can't actually explain yourself and just mindlessly peddle uncited "reviews". There are also plenty of reviews of OLED Laptops that highlight excellent battery life, so your post is worthless.
                      Older generation OLEDs may have been less efficient. Newer generation ones like this one are significantly improved.
                      Also, OLED power draw is very connected to how you use it. If you use a white theme for all your web pages, then it's not going to be as efficient as it could be with a dark theme.

                      • +4

                        @SvcKpc: You've hit the nail on the head in your last paragraph. OLEDs can be less power hungry if your pixels are mostly dark. When pixels are mostly bright, E.g when not using dark theme, IPS will probably be more energy efficient. Even when you have a low overall brightness with Oled there still might be some bright pixels sapping the power.

                      • @SvcKpc: Notice that you didn’t even cite any evidence of the opposite being true yourself. Your theory is sound but it is just not true in practice. Please do provide evidence where OLED panels on a LAPTOP exceed their IPS counterparts in battery life with regular use.

                        And by regular use i meant using a laptop like one usually would, not setting a black background and dark theme at every chance you get for every app.

                  • +1

                    @SvcKpc: every Oled laptop i've owned has had very poor battery life. I think this why a lot of manufacturers like apple have stayed clear.

      • +1

        Haha tell me you don't have an OLED laptop without telling me.

    • +1

      Windows 11 dark mode would help.

    • -4

      You make it sound like being an OLED panel somehow magically uses more battery than an LCD, when the opposite is true.
      You have absolutely zero clue how OLED technology works.

  • +1

    The screen is really good ,CPU r23 ~12000 , GPU 3dmark TS 3900 roughly like desktop 1060 Ti 6G, but it will run hot because of the form factor. ~$999 is the regular price for this model atm, no idea why, very good value for the specs imo.

    • It is not the regular price. Officeworks just don't have any discount graphics on their page.
      $1397 is the regular price according to staticice. The i7 version is $1997 at JW computers.

      • +2

        Acer cut the price recently, it's been this price for a while now. I did some research then end up buying HP pavilion plus last month because I want AMD on 14" and 32g 6400mhz ram, Acer's ram is 16G 4800mhz not upgradeable plus Intel i5 seems much hotter and fans are quite loud but for someone who dont mind it , it's a really good machine

  • was mulling over some reviews, now says out of stock :(

    • Says in-stock for me.

  • I'm an Apple fan boy… I just got this deal. Personally I own both 14 and 16inch Apple silicon Mac.

    • +3

      I got it for my grandma.

      • She "Will" love the OLED.

  • Can anyone confirm if then is chargeable with USB-C

    • +2


  • +4

    Aight, aight, it’s a nice laptop; no need to attack us Apple users.

    • +10

      No, there is a need.
      Every time I have correctly pointed out the poor value for money in 8GB ram macbook deals, all the Apple fanboys spam downvotes or reply with sarcasm. Typical fanboy mentality.
      If Apple fanboys want to behave like this, then quite frankly they shouldn't complain when they inevitably get flexed on.

      • +3

        Fair point on the laptop deal, but let’s not paint all Apple users with the same brush. We’re a varied bunch, and not everyone’s downvoting game is strong. Two wrongs don’t make a right, right?

  • anyone else able to buy it, it says in stock buy when I actually try to buy it says its out of stock, I can't believe I just missed this :(

    • +1

      Still some in stock. You trying delivery, or click and collect?

      • i've tried both delivery and click and collect to no avail, it just says it is out of stock

        • Try this store:

          Box Hill South Officeworks

          • @Edyolo: Ok now it says it's in stock but I'm in NSW. You reckon I'd be able to call up the officeworks in box hill to organise a delivery to my nearest store?

            • @minshiko: Did you try setting Taren Point Officeworks as your store?

              • @SvcKpc: was able to get it from pitt st in the city, so happy I was able to get this deal

              • @SvcKpc: Just bought one from tarenpoint for collection but the stock count is still 1. I bet lot of refunds are on the way.

                • @navap: Display unit. Not interested

        • A lot of stores around me are out of stock but in-store pickup available. I successfully placed a (free) delivery order from Wenworthville NSW.

          • @NebulAe: Pitt St in City is bugged, stock counter is stuck.

            You won’t get your laptop.

  • how well would this fair with gaming?
    I just orderd a laptopn with a 4060, which is obviously beefier; but I generally do pretty light gaming. Wondering if this would be better value.

    • +1

      Great choice for light gaming. The OLED panel + 120Hz will do more for the visual experience than any GPU will.

  • +1

    The OLED will look incredible indoors but I think it will struggle near sunlight. I'd choose a mini-LED if I could.

    "Brightness is a weak point, though, as the display reaches a peak brightness of 365 nits and has a glossy display coat. The display is usable even in a brightly lit room, or near a sunlit window, but glare can prove distracting if a light source is directly behind you. HDR can increase this to 522 nits"
    Source: https://www.pcworld.com/article/2026099/acer-swift-x-14-revi…

    • +4

      Good luck finding a 120Hz mini LED laptop with a GPU for $1k.

    • I had a look for a mini-LED when I got my new laptop and just couldn't find one at a reasonable price. Cheap mini-LEDs are basically impossible to get. They need manufacturing to ramp up a lot to get the price reasonable because OLEDs are much cheaper to manufacture at present

      • Interesting because Mini LED TVs are still cheaper than OLED.

    • I don't know about the acer but my asus is plenty bright and I found a matte film that kills the reflection and doesn't kill the brightness.

      1440 x 900 is still pretty good and the squarer screen is better for laptop work.

  • Your order number is 10063310XX

    Easy snag. Laptop deal of the year for sure.

  • aboslutely banger deal.

  • Bought one with Home delivery. Hoping nothing better comes up for cyber Monday. I have been holding off…

    • Just don't open it until Tuesday?

  • I think OOS.

    Can't even do C&C at stores in stock

    • Did you try setting your store to Subiaco Officeworks?

  • How much vram does it have? The title says 4GB, but the description says 6GB.

    • It's 6GB. The title is incorrect.

  • Great deal, too hard to resist at this price point, ordered one through click and collect, thanks!

  • Is this laptop worth considering, given that I already have a 4060 gaming laptop and also need a lightweight one for office work? I'm concerned that the actual battery life won't reach 15 hours

  • I was wondering if I could use the 15% off card to make purchases at offline shops. It's certainly a great deal.

  • +1

    Does the deal listed have the same fan issue as a similar one reviewed below?


    Emissions - The annoying fan causes a ruckus in everyday use
    Noise emissions

    Its cooling system is the Swift X 14's clear weakness, as its singular fan even runs when the laptop is idle. Only in Silent mode is the fan switched off when the laptop is idle, but as soon as you do anything it starts to spin again. Using all the other modes, the fan is constantly active - whether it be in idle mode or attempting the simplest of tasks. At 28-32 dB(A), you can't ignore it. Under load, the Swift X 14 gets extremely loud and at 50 dB(A), it is one of the loudest devices of all the ones we compared; during the stress test, it even peaked at 52 dB(A). We didn't note any electronic noises.


    Aside from its cooling system, the laptop's speakers are another clear weakness. In total, their sound is very hollow and not particularly loud. For a modern multimedia laptop costing around $1,400, this is simply not enough. You have to use headphones anyway while you are playing games as the fan is so loud, but even if you are just watching films or listening to music, the integrated modules are barely fit for use.

    • Thanks for that, I was just about to buy one, if there was one available.

    • If anyone opens theirs today and can report back on fan noise that would be massively appreciated 🙏

      (Edit: thanks joffaa)

  • +1

    OLED = bad battery life and burn in. It’s also harder to calibrate as color calibrators actually have a hard time reading the OLED pixels, or so I’ve heard. I wouldn’t call this a creator laptop, more of a general purpose laptop. Still a good deal, but I just wished it was the 2.2K IPS panel instead.

    • -3

      Wrong. OLED Laptops are better for battery life because black pixels are off and not drawing any power.
      Burn in? It's not 2015 anymore.

      • You need to do more research.

        Higher resolutions, brightly lit OLED screens may well use more power than other screens.

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