Acer kicked off its Global Conference at IFA 2019 this year with the proud news that the new Swift 5 is still the lightest 14″ on the block. However, the lightness doesn’t come with compromises. In fact the new version not only features Intel’s 10th gen processors, it also comes with Discrete Graphics for performance on the go.
- The latest generation of the Acer Swift 5 features new 10th Gen Intel® Core® processors with Intel Iris® Plus graphics, a new discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 graphics option, and weighs just 990 grams
- The Swift 3 packs a lot of power into its 15.95 mm thin chassis with up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor and an optional discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU, keeping everything running at its optimum speed
- The 6.8 mm1 ultra-thin Acer Aspire C all-in-one with its space saving and elegant design, comes with stylish looks and plenty of practical features for students and the whole family to enjoy
Read below for the full press release.
Acer’s New Swift 5 Maintains the World’s Lightest 14-inch Notebook, Now with Discrete Graphics for Performance On-The- Go
Also powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel® CoreTM processors and Windows 10, Acer’s sleek Aspire C series all-in-ones feature a high screen-to-body ratio of up to 92%
- ● The latest generation of the Acer Swift 5 features new 10th Gen Intel® Core® processors with Intel Iris® Plus graphics, a new discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 graphics option, and weighs just 990 grams
- ● The Swift 3 packs a lot of power into its 15.95 mm thin chassis with up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor and an optional discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU, keeping everything running at its optimum speed
- ● The 6.8 mm1 ultra-thin Acer Aspire C all-in-one with its space saving and elegant design, comes with stylish looks and plenty of practical features for students and the whole family to enjoy
BERLIN, GERMANY (September 4, 2019) Acer today introduced refreshed models in its popular Swift ultra-portable notebook and Aspire all-in-one desktop ranges, all powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel® CoreTM processors and Windows 10.
Designed for performance on-the-go, the Acer Swift 5 (SF514-54T/SF514-54GT) and Swift 3 (SF314-57/SF314-57G) notebooks deliver all that’s necessary in an ultra-portable notebook: a sleek chassis, stylish design and slim bezels with superb performance and battery life. Aimed at students and families, the new Acer Aspire C all-in-one desktop series are slim, space-saving, elegantly styled PCs with impressively thin bezels so users see more of the screen and provides a great computing experience for a range of uses.
“We’re continuously challenging ourselves on how we can make the world’s lightest 14-inch notebook2 even better,” said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Product Business, Acer. “With the new Swift 5, we’ve integrated a discrete graphics chip and the latest processors so mobile professionals no longer have to compromise between portability and performance.”
“10th Gen Intel Core processors redefine what’s possible in a modern laptop by bringing broad- scale AI to the PC for the first time, an all-new graphics architecture for a leap in performance with Iris Plus graphics, and integrated best-in-class connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and Thunderbolt 3,” said Chris Walker, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Mobility Client Platforms in the Client Computing Group, Intel. “It has been a great collaboration
between Intel and Acer to bring the performance and platform capability to life in the new, beautifully designed Swift laptops.”
Acer Swift 5, the World’s Lightest 14-inch Notebook 2
The 14-inch Acer Swift 5 has been known to be the lightest in its class2 since its inception, with a chassis made from a perfectly balanced combination of magnesium-lithium and magnesium- aluminum alloys. The latest generation weighs just 990 grams with a new discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 graphics option1, or even less with solely newly updated integrated Intel® Iris® Pro graphics while measuring just 14.95 mm thin. The screen features a three-side narrow bezel with a high screen-to-body ratio of 86.4%.
With up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor, and a maximum of 512 GB PCIe Gen 3×4 SSD storage, users get powerful performance and brilliant color quality on the 14-inch Full HD IPS3 touchscreen. The Swift 5 has a full-function USB3.1 Type-C connector that supports ThunderboltTM 3, dual-band Intel Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), and supports Windows Hello through a fingerprint reader.
Designed for professionals on the move, the Swift 5 is a lightweight yet powerful laptop with up to 12.5 hours4 of battery life for day-to-night productivity. The Swift 5 supports fast-charging, providing up to 4.5 hours of use with just a 30-minute charge5. Users can login via a touch of the built-in fingerprint reader through Windows Hello for easy and more secure access.
Acer Swift 3, A Stylish and Portable Powerhouse
The stylish and lightweight Acer Swift 3 notebook has a 14-inch Full HD IPS3 screen, is available in steel gray and millennial pink, and weighs just 1.19 kg (2.62 lbs). The Swift 3 packs a lot of
power into its 15.95 mm thin chassis with up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor with Intel Iris Plus graphics and an optional discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU, keeping everything running at its optimum speed. It also includes up to 512 GB PCIe Gen 3×4 SSD storage, 16 GB LPDDR4X RAM, Thunderbolt 3 and dual-band Intel Wi-Fi 6, for a smoother and more enjoyable wireless experience, making it an ultra-portable, supercharged laptop for work and play. It delivers up to 12.5 hours6 of battery life and offers fast charging capabilities: 30 minutes charging can provide 4 hours of battery life in video playback conditions.
Suitable for both work and play, the Swift 3 brings images and videos to life through the use of thin 4.37 mm bezels and an 84% screen-to-body ratio. For further color enhancement the Swift 3 also includes Acer Color IntelligenceTM and Acer ExaColor Technology for enhanced, vivid images.
Acer Aspire C Series, the Ideal All-in-One for the Whole Family
With its space saving and elegant design, the 6.8 mm1 ultra-thin Acer Aspire C all-in-one comes with stylish looks and plenty of practical features for both students and the whole family to enjoy. It is available with 27-inch, 24-inch, and 22-inch Full HD IPS screen options, all powered by 10th Gen Intel Core processors and an optional discrete NVIDIA MX130 GPU. With ample storage space of up to 1 TB via a M.2 NVMe SSD1 and up to 2 TB with a 2.5-inch HDD, and 32 GB of DDR4-2666 memory, the Aspire C series is the ideal all-in-one for multiple users with a wide range of needs.
Privacy is safeguarded with the option to close the camera shutter1 when the webcam is not in use and an HDMI-out port offers the option for a second screen. There are four USB 3.1 Gen 11 ports for connecting peripherals, providing flexibility to accommodate specific needs and requirements such as printing, gaming and using a mouse or keyboard for writing longer assignments. Both young eyes and old are protected with Acer Vision Care, a series of technologies such as Acer Bluelight Shield, which lessens blue light exposure, and Flickerless technology1 which reduces screen flickering for added comfort.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Swift 5 will be available in EMEA in September starting at EUR 899; in North America in November, starting at USD 899.99; and in China in Q3 starting at RMB 7,499.
The Acer Swift 3 will be available in EMEA in September starting at EUR 599; in North America in November, starting at USD 699.99; and in China in Q3, starting at RMB 4,999.
The Acer Aspire C Series will be available in EMEA in December starting at EUR 599 (22-inch); in North America in Spring 2020, starting at USD 699 (24-inch); and in China in December, starting at RMB 3,399 (22-inch).
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.
The new Acer Swift and Aspire C series were unveiled today at the next@acer press event held in Berlin, where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions for gamers, creators, families, students and professionals. For more information, visit www.acer.com.