Lightest 14-Inch Notebook Announced: The Acer Swift 5 – IFA 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® Core processors and Windows 10.

Designed for performance on-the-go, the Acer Swift 5 and Swift 3 announced today at IFA 2019 in Berlin, delivers 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 notebook even better. 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.” – James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Product Business, Acer

Acer Swift 5 – World’s Lightest 14-inch Notebook 

Acer Swift 5

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-sided 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 colour quality on the 14-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen. The Swift 5 has a full-function USB3.1 Type-C connector that supports Thunderbolt 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 hours 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 charge. Users can login via a touch of the built-in fingerprint reader through Windows Hello for easy and more secure access.

Acer Swift 3 – Portable Powerhouse

Acer Swift 3

The stylish and lightweight Acer Swift 3 notebook has a 14-inch Full HD IPS3 screen, is available in steel grey 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 hours 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 colour enhancement the Swift 3 also includes Acer Color Intelligence™ and Acer ExaColor Technology for enhanced, vivid images.

Pricing and Availability

The Acer Swift 5 will be available in EMEA in September starting at EUR 899 (8GB)/ 999

The Acer Swift 3 will be available in EMEA in September starting at EUR 599.

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