Acer Swift 1 updated with 'Gemini Lake' Pentium Silver N5000 SoC
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While everyone else is busy updating to Coffee Lake-H, Acer's budget Swift 1 laptop will be getting the quad-core Pentium Silver N5000 SoC. The slim aluminum notebook was unveiled last April with the quad-core Braswell Pentium N3710 and so the jump to the N5000 should hopefully bring notable gains in performance with burst clock rates of up to 2.7 GHz.
The chassis is preserved and remains unchanged from the previous generation. Both the Silver and Gold color options will be available as the Swift 1 SF114-32 NX.GXUEG.003 and NX.GXREG.002, respectively, at 1.4 kg in weight and 323 x 228 x 14.95 mm in size.
Other core specifications are largely the same. The display gets an upgrade to 1080p and storage has been doubled to 256 GB from our last Swift 1 test unit, but RAM is still at 4 GB. A fingerprint sensor and keyboard backlight are both included for security and ease of use.
The affordable 14-inch Swift 1 competes directly with other netbooks like the HP Stream 13, Lenovo IdeaPad series, and the Dell Inspiron 14 3000 series. See our review on the original Swift 1 for more information on the chassis and its features.