Computex 2023 | Acer launches Swift Edge 16 featuring AMD Ryzen 7040 APUs, high-res 16:10 120 Hz OLED, Wi-Fi 7, and 1440p webcam
Acer is having an early Computex this year with some new announcements in tow. The Swift Edge 16 is an upgrade to the Swift Edge premium business lineup that was announced last year.
This year's Swift Edge 16 gets upgraded to AMD Ryzen 7040 APUs — buyers can configure between a Ryzen 7 7840U with Radeon 780M graphics and a Ryzen 5 7640U with Radeon 760M along with up to 32 GB of dual-channel LPDDR5 RAM and up to a 2 TB Gen 4 NVMe SSD. A Microsoft Pluton security co-processor helps defend against sophisticated attacks.
While the previous Swift Edge offered a 16:10 UHD+ OLED panel, the 2023 Swift Edge 16 makes do with just a WQXGA+ (3200 x 2000) OLED display. That being said, the display supports a 120 Hz refresh rate, 100% DCI-P3 coverage, 400 nits peak brightness, and is True Black HDR 500 and Eyesafe-certified.
Acer has also significantly upgraded the connectivity aspects of the Swift Edge. Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) is now onboard together with Bluetooth 5.1. Also available are 2x USB4 Type-C ports with power delivery up to 65 W, 2x USB 3.2 Gen1, 1x HDMI 2.1-out, and a combo audio jack.
Interestingly, the Swift Edge 16 also incorporates a QHD 1440p webcam, which is a rarity in laptops. A fingerprint reader is provided on the power button. Acer does not specify the exact battery rating but promises up to 8.5 hours of run time.
The Acer Swift Edge 16 (SFE16-43) will be available in North America and EMEA in July starting from US$1,299.99 and €1,199, respectively.
Acer Press Release