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Acer Aspire 5 and Swift 3 are getting 7 nm AMD Ryzen 5 4500U and Ryzen 7 4700U options this Summer

Acer Aspire 5 and Swift 3 are getting 7 nm AMD Ryzen 5 4500U and Ryzen 7 4700U options this Summer (Source: Acer)
Acer Aspire 5 and Swift 3 are getting 7 nm AMD Ryzen 5 4500U and Ryzen 7 4700U options this Summer (Source: Acer)
We can't wait to compare the 10 nm Intel Ice Lake Aspire 5 and Swift 3 models to the upcoming 7 nm AMD Ryzen alternatives. The mid-range Ryzen 5 should just as well or better than a Core i7 for a lower starting price.

Q2 2020 is looking to be an exciting month for AMD fans. The next generation of mobile Ryzen will soon be landing on both gaming laptops and Ultrabooks to outdo Intel in the mid-range to high-end space. Acer will be refreshing two of its popular Ultrabook models, the 15.6-inch Aspire 5 A515 and 14-inch Swift 3 SF-314, with the hexa-core Ryzen 5 4500U and octa-core Ryzen 7 4700U, respectively. These CPUs are expected to perform as fast or even faster than the current Intel Comet Lake-U and Ice Lake processors while maintaining the same 15 W to 25 W TDP envelope.

Other than the CPU updates, the external designs of these 2020 models will be the same as their 2019 predecessors. All our existing comments on their ports, connectivity, keyboard, clickpad, and other physical features will therefore also apply on the new AMD models. 

The AMD Acer Swift 3 SF314-42 and Aspire A515-44 will launch this April and June, respectively, for a starting price of $520 or $630 USD.

Acer Swift 3 SF314-42
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42
Acer Aspire 5 A515-44
Acer Aspire 5 A515-44


Press release

SAN JOSE, Calif. (March 30, 2020) Acer today announced the availability of new Swift 3 and Aspire 5 laptops featuring AMD Ryzen 4000 U-Series Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Graphics. The Swift 3 features a svelte design for customers who need performance in a portable form factor. The Aspire delivers the performance, features and portability for customers who want to maximize both performance and value.

Swift 3 (SF314-42) is Thin, Light and Powerful

Providing an ideal balance between style, power and efficiency, the new Acer Swift 3 (SF314-42) line uses the ultra-responsive 8-core AMD Ryzen™ 7 4700U Mobile Processor with Radeon™ Graphics to bring incredible performance for work and play. This premium performance makes the Swift 3 ideal for mobile professionals, business users visiting customers and clients, and home customers on-the-go. Plus, the Swift 3 is always ready with a fast-charging battery that can provide up to 11.5 hours of battery life when fully charged, and up to 4 hours of use after only 30 minutes of charging.

The Swift 3’s svelte and stylish design features an aluminum chassis and a magnesium-aluminum lid. It weighs just 2.6 lbs. and measures 0.63 inches thin, so it’s easy to take anywhere. The Swift 3’s ultra-narrow 0.22-inch bezels provide a screen-to-body ratio of up to 82.73 percent, keeping the focus on the Full HD 14-inch display’s vibrant images.

Aspire 5 Pairs Latest Tech and Full Array of Features

Aimed at families, small businesses and anyone who needs the latest technology, features and ports, the Acer Aspire 5 is powered by a 6-core AMD Ryzen™ 5 4500U Mobile Processor with Radeon™ Graphics to deliver excellent performance for faster app-loading and smoother multitasking. This combination pairs with the latest technologies including up to 24GB memory and massive storage capacities of up to 1TB PCIe SSD and up to 2TB HDD.

The Aspire 5 features a sandblasted aluminum lid and a 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display surrounded by narrow bezels to offer more screen real estate. Acer Color Intelligence delivers true-to-life colors and TrueHarmony technology brings music and movies to life.

Pricing and Availability

Configurations of the Swift 3 (SF314-42) start at just $629.99 MSRP and will be available in April.

Configurations of the Aspire 5 (A515-44) start at just $519.99 MSRP and will be available in June.

About Acer

Founded in 1976, today Acer is one of the world’s top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will infuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer’s 7,000+ employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit for more information.

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Allen Ngo, 2020-03-31 (Update: 2020-03-31)