Acer's New Swift 3 And Swift 5 Laptops Flex Intel 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPUs, Up To 17-Hour Runtimes
At the top of the lineup, Acer has put out the Swift 5. As Acer puts it, “The new Acer Swift 5 notebook is one of the industry’s first to be verified through Intel’s Project Athena innovation program, as Intel Evo™ platform laptop design” This qualification means that the Swift 5 will have “instant wake, Intel Iris Xe graphics, vibrant displays and the latest in connectivity” as well as a fast-charging battery which will last all day. According to Acer’s press release, you can get four hours of usage from a 30-minute charge, and at full charge, you can expect 17 hours of battery life.
Next up, we have two models of the Acer Swift 3. The Acer Swift 3 have the latest Core i5 and i7 processors powering both the 13.5” 2256x1504 and the 14” Full HD models. If you are wondering about the 2256x1504 screen, it is a 2K display at a 3:2 aspect ratio, allowing for "less scrolling." Anyway, along with new processors, they will also have Thunderbolt 4 and WiFi6 to provide the latest connectivity options. These devices, however, do not have the Intel EVO branding, but they are looking to get verified soon.
The Acer Swift 5 will become available in November, starting at $999.99. The Swift 3 will be at the same time, starting at $799.99. Both devices and the models therein look nice, and it will be interesting to see how the numbers look for the new processors from Intel. Overall, this could be a solid offering from Acer come November. Stick around HotHardware as we get more information on both these devices and the new generation of Intel processors.