Computex 2019 | AMD Ryzen 7 3750H and 3700U CPUs with Radeon RX 560X graphics coming to the Acer Nitro 5 and Swift 3 laptops
The Acer Nitro 5 and Swift 3 series of laptops are mid-range alternatives to Acer's costlier Predator and Swift 7 series, respectively. Now with Computex 2019 on the horizon, the Taiwanese OEM is ready to update its two laptops with AMD processors and graphics to supplement the existing Intel and Nvidia SKUs.
First, the Nitro 5 will get the uncommon Ryzen 7 3750H paired with a discrete Radeon RX 560X GPU. This particular quad-core CPU is very uncommon as it can only be found on a select few Asus laptops at the time of writing. Wi-Fi 5 or 802.11ac, HDMI 2.0, and USB Type-C 3.1 Gen. 1 will all come standard.
Next is the Swift 3 updated from the Ryzen 7 2700U on last year's SKU to the new Ryzen 7 3700U. As promised by AMD during CES 2019, we can expect about a 10 percent boost in processor performance between the two generations. Discrete Radeon 540X graphics will be optional.
Other than the internal changes above, the chassis designs will remain identical to the models already shipping. Thus, we recommend checking out our existing reviews on the Nitro 5 and Swift 3 for more information on the laptops and their respective features.
There are no details yet on the prices or launch dates of the new AMD SKUs, but Acer will have both models on show next week at Taipei where we will likely learn more about the systems.
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (May 23, 2019) Acer today announced ahead of Computex Taipei 2019, support for 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics on the Nitro 5 gaming notebook and the Swift 3 thin-and-light notebook — delivering astonishing power and efficiency; stunning HDR quality visuals for streaming and gaming; and responsive processing power.
Nitro 5 with Ryzen for Next Level Gaming
The Nitro 5 powered by up to 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 3750H processor with Radeon RX 560X Graphics provides exceptional performance. Users can expect stunning visuals and responsive performance from the new AMD technology. It allows users to enjoy their favorite games in exceptional detail with a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS[i] display with an impressive 80 percent screen-to-body ratio. The Nitro 5 effortlessly streams gameplay with Gigabit Wi-Fi 5 with 2x2 MU-MIMO technology. Users can also connect supporting gadgets with an array of ports such as HDMI 2.0, USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps), and more.
The Nitro 5 features dual fans, plus Acer CoolBoost™ technology and a dual exhaust port designed to keep it chilled out during extended gaming sessions. CoolBoost increases fan speed by 10 percent and CPU and GPU cooling by 9 percent compared to auto mode.
It features Acer’s Network Optimizer to optimize online gaming and keep the data flowing fast and strong. A specially configured easy-to-use GUI (graphical user interface) helps users manage their bandwidth in both Auto Mode — categorizing and prioritizing programs to eliminate network issues — or manually by letting users adjust the priorities, change the bandwidth for each application, or even block specific applications to get the best network experience.
Swift 3 with Ryzen for Enhanced Productivity
Up to 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 3700U processors with Radeon Vega Graphics on the Swift 3 notebook delivers power and efficiency for getting work done with effortless speed. With optional discrete Radeon 540X graphics, customers have the performance they need for more computing-intensive tasks such as video editing and casual gaming.
The Swift 3 comes with 14-inch displays surrounded by slimmer bezels, sleek aluminum designs that open 180-degrees to lay-flat, and the latest technologies for performance and connectivity, packed into a super-light 1.45 kg (3.2 pounds)[ii] design that is only 17.95 mm thin (0.71 inches).
The new Nitro 5 and Swift 3 with 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen mobile processors will be on display at Acer’s showcase at Xinyi Plaza, Xiangti Avenue Plaza in Taipei on May 28 to June 2, 2019.
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