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As we look ahead to CES 2022 – which kicks off on Wednesday (Jan 5) – there are still plenty of exciting announcements planned despite major tech companies pulling out of the expo. For example, the Acer Swift X laptop for 2022 will provide a unique first in the computing realm. Specifically, the first to run the Intel Arc discrete GPU.

VideoCardz reports it has seen images of the Acer Swift X 2022 and it features Intel Xe LP architecture that was built from the ground specifically for this machine. It follows an historic trend of Acer debuting Intel technology.

Back with the launch of the Swift 3x, the company became the first to use Intel’s Iris Xe MAX discrete GPU.


It is worth pointing out that Xe LP architecture is suited to lower end gaming machines, so it does not promise high-end gaming. That fits perfectly with the Acer Swift series, which have always sported lower end GPUs.

While information on other specs is scarce, it looks as through the Intel Arc GPU is coupled with an Intel Alder Lake-P mobile chipset. We will find out the complete details soon when Acer makes its CES 2022 announcements.

CES Cancellations

CES 2022 will be missing some big names companies after many pulled out of attending the event. Microsoft was one of those that decided to drop out of the expo, although the company will still make relevant CES announcements digitally.

Several major companies have joined in Microsoft in cancelling their attendance, including Facebook, Google, Twitter, Intel, and Amazon.

The event is scheduled for January 5 to 8 and the organizer – the Consumer Technology Association – insists it is taking every health precaution. CTA says the event will be going ahead as planned despite the dropouts.

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