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The updated Acer Swift 3 15.6-inch notebook gets a 4K/UHD option to go along with the MX150 GPU

Acer Swift 3 14-inch in red. (Source: Acer)
Acer Swift 3 14-inch in red. (Source: Acer)
During the [email protected] event today, Acer announced new 14 and 15.6-inch versions of the Acer Swift 3. The smaller model is available in Stellar Blue, Sakura Pink, Lava Red, or Sparkly Silver while the larger model comes in gold or Sparkly Silver.

The Swift 3 comes equipped with an Intel i5-8250U or i7-8550U and up to 16 GB of RAM, although the 14-inch model will have 4 GB soldered onboard and a single empty DIMM slot with an 8 GB stick, so if you care about this then the larger option will be better for you.  The Nvidia MX150 graphics card can handle some light gaming and does a good job in GPU accelerated workloads.

Bezels are only 6.3mm thick, an impressive number but not as slim as the Dell XPS 13 and XPS 15. The 14-inch Swift 3 goes up to FullHD 1920 x 1080, while the 15.6-inch has an optional UHD/4K 3840 x 2160 resolution panel.

Both models have space for a single M.2 solid state drive and a 2.5-inch hard drive bay. Configuration options from the factory go up to 512 GB for the M.2 slot and 1 TB for the 2.5-inch bay. A lower-end Intel Wireless-AC 7265 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0 module is used for wireless communication. Ports are covered by 1 x USB-C, 2 x USB3, 1 x USB2, 1 x HDMI, and an SD card slot.

The refreshed 14-inch model of the Acer Swift 3 is available now starting at 599 Euros (US$700), while the 15.6-inch version will follow in late May, priced from 799 Euros (US$935) and up.

Acer Swift 3 14-inch

  • Processor: i5-8250U 1.6/3.4 GHz (4C/8T) or i7-8550U 1.8/4.0 GHz (4C/8T)
  • Memory: Up to 12 GB (4 GB onboard, 8 GB stick) although should support 20 GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia MX150 2 GB
  • Storage: Up to 512 GB M.2 + up to 1 TB 2.5-inch hard drive
  • Display: FullHD 1920 x 1080 IPS
  • Wireless: Intel 7265 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0
  • Ports: 1 x USB-C, 2 x USB3, 1 x USB2, 1 x HDMI, and an SD card slot
  • Dimensions: 323 x 228 x 18.7 mm (12.72 x 8.98 x 0.74 inches)
  • Weight: 1.6 kg (3.53 pounds)
  • Price: Starting at 599 Euros (US$700)

Acer Swift 3 15.5-inch

  • Processor: i5-8250U 1.6/3.4 GHz (4C/8T) or i7-8550U 1.8/4.0 GHz (4C/8T)
  • Memory: Up to 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) although should support 32 GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia MX150 2 GB
  • Storage: Up to 512 GB M.2 + up to 1 TB 2.5-inch hard drive
  • Display: Up to 4K/UHD 3840 x 2160 IPS
  • Wireless: Intel 7265 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0
  • Ports: 1 x USB-C, 2 x USB3, 1 x USB2, 1 x HDMI, and an SD card slot
  • Dimensions: 359 x 243 x 16.9 mm (14.13 x 9.57 x 0.67 inches)
  • Weight: 1.8 kg (3.97 pounds)
  • Price: Starting at 799 Euros (US$935)

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Acer Swift 3 14-inch in blue. (Source: Acer)
Acer Swift 3 14-inch in blue. (Source: Acer)
Acer Swift 3 14-inch in red. (Source: Acer)
Acer Swift 3 14-inch in red. (Source: Acer)
Acer Swift 3 14-inch in pink. (Source: Acer)
Acer Swift 3 14-inch in pink. (Source: Acer)
Acer Swift 3 14-inch in silver. (Source: Acer)
Acer Swift 3 14-inch in silver. (Source: Acer)
Acer Swift 3 15.6-inch in gold. (Source: Acer)
Acer Swift 3 15.6-inch in gold. (Source: Acer)
Acer Swift 3 15.6-inch in silver. (Source: Acer)
Acer Swift 3 15.6-inch in silver. (Source: Acer)

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Craig Ward, 2018-05-23 (Update: 2018-05-23)
Craig Ward
Craig Ward - News Editor
I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.