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IFA 2019 | Acer launches new Swift 3 and Swift 5 notebooks with Intel Ice Lake and NVIDIA MX250 graphics

The Acer Swift 5 gets an upgrade to Intel Ice Lake and NVIDIA MX250. (Source: Acer)
The Acer Swift 5 gets an upgrade to Intel Ice Lake and NVIDIA MX250. (Source: Acer)
Acer has updated the Swift 3 and Swift 5 notebooks to offer Intel Ice Lake and NVIDIA GeForce MX250 options. The new Swift laptops are thin and extremely lightweight thanks to a magnesium alloy chassis. Both the Swift 3 and Swift 5 come with features such as Wi-Fi 6, Thunderbolt 3, and a long-lasting battery with fast charge that can offer up to 12.5 hours of runtime.

Just as we had speculated, Acer has announced upgrades to its Swift 3 and Swift 5 lineup. The new notebooks come with Intel 10th gen Ice Lake processor options and also offer the NVIDIA GeForce MX250 discrete GPU.

Acer Swift 3

The Acer Swift 3 offers a 14-inch FHD IPS display and comes in Steel Gray and Millennial Pink color options. The laptop is just 15.95 mm at its thickest point and is weighs just 1.19 kg. Under the hood, you get an Intel 10th gen Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake CPU with Iris Plus graphics along with an NVIDIA MX250 GPU. Up to 16 GB RAM and up to a 512 GB PCI NVMe SSD can be configured. The Swift 3 also bundles-in Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. 

The Swift 3's display sports thin bezels (4.37 mm) on three sides yielding an 84% screen-to-body ratio. Acer offers its own suite of color enhancement technologies such as Acer Color Intelligence and Acer ExaColor for life-like colors. Acer claims a battery life of up to 12.5 hours with support for fast charging — charge for 30 minutes and get up to 4 hours of usage. 

The Acer Swift 3 will be available from September end starting from €799.

Acer Swift 5

Acer already showed a prototype of the Ice Lake-powered Swift 5 during Computex 2019. The Acer Swift 5 is a 14-inch laptop in a lightweight magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis. So lightweight that it weights just 990 g. Similar to the Swift 3, the Swift 5 also offers a 10th gen Ice Lake Core i7-1065G7 CPU, NVIDIA MX250 GPU, 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, and Thunderbolt 3. Acer did not specify the maximum amount of RAM, but in all probability it can be configured with up to 16 GB of LPDDR4X RAM. 

The Acer Swift 5 can offer up to 12.5 hours of battery runtime and can be quickly topped up within 30 minutes to offer 4.5 hours of usage. The Swift 5 also offers a built-in fingerprint reader for Windows Hello-based login. 

The Acer Swift 5 will be available from the end of September with prices starting from €999.

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Acer Swift 3. (Source: Acer)
Acer Swift 3. (Source: Acer)
Acer Swift 3. (Source: Acer)
Acer Swift 3. (Source: Acer)
Acer Swift 5. (Source: Acer)
Acer Swift 5. (Source: Acer)
Acer Swift 5. (Source: Acer)
Acer Swift 5. (Source: Acer)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-09- 4 (Update: 2019-09- 4)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.