The last time out, the Acer Swift 5 has been one of the lightest 14-inch notebook PC you can buy with money. The new Acer Swift 5 announced in Berlin’s IFA has just gotten lighter. The new Acer Swift 5 is not just all show no go though, it packs some power too.
The new Acer Swift 5 is more powerful than before with the brand new 10th Generation Intel Core i7 (up to). It also has a discrete GPU now too, an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 at that. That also means that it now can be your creative work horse too. Oh, not to forget DOTA 2 works nicely now with this.
We mentioned that the Acer Swift 5 is the lightest 14-inch Notebook. The old one was just over 1kg. The new one that was just announced weighs only about 990g, just a little under 1kg. Yes, just when we thought that it could not get any lighter, the Acer Swift 5 is now even thinner at just a little under 14.95mm and lighter at about 990g.
Thanks to the new 10th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, the Acer Swift 5 is even less power hungry than before. Not like you would call the Acer Swift 5 a power-hungry Notebook PC in the first place. The new one lasts up to 12.5 hours on a single charge. That is even more than a whole day of working technically, carrying your charger is a thing of a past now. Oh, it supports fast-charging too so a 30-minute charge would give you a 4.5-hours charge.
There should be no worry over speed too with the new, more powerful Core i7 also. The addition of Wi-Fi 6 antenna also means that internet surfing should be even faster and seamless than before, without interruption. Wi-Fi 6 also means that you would get Gigabit speed internet.
While the Acer Swift 5 is the star of the show taking the center stage, it was not the only the thing that was launched in Berlin’s IFA 2019. The Acer Swift 3 and Acer Aspire C series made an appearance too.
Acer Swift 3
The Acer Swift 3 is also Acer’s latest addition to the Swift family. The entry-level of the series packs a Full HD display that measures in at 14-inch packed into a 15.95-inch thick body. Within the tiny body is also a brand new 10th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with Intel’s Iris Plus or an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 discrete GPU and up to 16GB of RAM.
The packed power does not mean more heft though. The Acer Swift 3 weighs only 1.19kg, not as light as the Swift 5, but still light enough to carry around without breaking your back. It even packs a 512GB for extra speed when you need it.
The Acer Swift 3 also benefits from Gigabit speeds with Wi-Fi 6. Like the Swift 5, it packs a battery that would last you 12.5-hours on a single charge. If that is not enough still, it packs a fast-charge technology too if you need them.
Acer Aspire C All-In-One
The Acer Swift line-up are work horses on the go. What if you do not need that kind of mobility. At the same time, you do not want the fuss of a regular desktop. Then you need an All-in-One, why not an Acer Aspire C All-in-One.
The Acer Aspire C Series All-in-One PC comes in three size flavours. You can go as small as a 22-inch display or go as big as 27-inch display. Too big? Too Small? There is 24-inch too.
It is powered by the brand new 10th Generation Intel Core i7 (up to) with an optional NVIDIA GeForce MX130 Discrete GPU. For storage, it has up to 1TB in SSD with up to 2TB HDD. You can push up to 32GB for its RAM too if you need that much.
There is even a camera shutter when you do not need the camera to feed any footage for video conferencing. Beyond protecting your privacy, Acer Aspire C also protects your health and your family’s too. There is Acer vision Care that ensures that you do not strain your eyes and your family’s when you stare at the display for extended periods of time. This is perfect for your home office or even your living space.
Price and Availability
To be fair, there is no proper availability yet in Malaysia. If you are outside of Malaysia though, you might be lucky. If you live in the EMEA region, you get the Acer Swift 5 and Swift 3 will be available in September, 2019. The Acer Aspire C will be available in December, 2019. Prices are €UR 899, €UR599, and €UR 599 (22-inch) respectively in that region.
If you live in the North American region you get the Acer Swift 5 for US$899.99 and get them in November, 2019. The Acer Swift 3 will be available in November, 2019 for US$699.99. The Acer Aspire C will be available in Spring 2020 (likely April, 2020) for US$699 (24-inch).
In China, both the Swifts will be available in Q3 onward for RMB 7,499 and RMB 4,999. The Acer Aspire C will be available in December, 2019 onward for RMB 3,399 (22-inch).
Of course, we will keep a close ear to the ground for the latest update on their arrival in Malaysia and their official price. For now, all we can do is wait, and pray. Pray hard. Watch this space.