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Acer intros new Swift 3, Swift 5, and Swift 7




Acer’s Swift series has always been regarded as the thinnest and lightest of laptops. Now at IFA 2018, they launched the world’s lightest 15-inch laptop — the Acer Swift 5. Along with it is a smaller laptop, the new Swift 3 with 4G LTE, a 14-inch variant, and the worlds thinnest laptop, the Swift 7.

First up let’s look at the world’s current lightest 15-incher. The Swift 15 features a 15-inch chassis with a weight of just 990 grams. It has a Full HD IPS display, either a Core i7-8565U or i5-8265U processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and up to a 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD.

For connectivity, we have a USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2, two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, an HDMI port, and even an integrated fingerprint reader with Windows Hello.

There’s also a 14-inch variant with almost the same configurations. It does have a lighter frame at just 970 grams and a slim profile at 14.9mm. I/O is pretty much the same except the for the USB 3.1 Type-C is now Gen1.

As for the Swift 3. It also has two variants at 13.3 and 14-inches. For the 13-inch variant, we have a Full HD display, 8th Gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen processors, Nvidia MX150 or AMD Radeon RX 540 GPU. The smaller variant also features 4G LTE, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to a 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD.

As for the 14-inch, it comes with the same Full HD display, Intel and AMD processor options, Nvidia MX150 and AMD RX 540 GPUs, 8GB of RAM, and up to a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD.

Once again here comes a new Swift 7 that sports an even thinner frame than the one launched earlier this year at CES 2018. It comes equipped with an 8th Gen Core i7 processor and a display with a 92% screen-to-body ratio, thanks to the overly thin bezels. Acer didn’t reveal any pricing, release date, or any other specs.

The Acer Swift 5 with a 15-inch display will be available in North America starting January 2019 with a starting price tag of $1,099 (~Php 58,755). The 14-inch one will be available in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) starting next month for €999 (~Php 62,343).

As for the Swift 3, the 14-inch will be available in North America starting November for $799.99 (~Php 42,769), while the 13-inch will be available in EMEA come October for €799 (~Php 49,862).



Zen Estacio is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. He is the team's laptop guru and one of their resident gamers. He has a monthly column compiling the latest and greatest the Nintendo Switch has to offer. Aside from that, he regularly writes gaming news, reviews, and impressions. You can hit him up at @papanZEN

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