Acer presented today at IFA Berlin its new range of ultra – thin and light laptops, Swift. The new range consists of four different series: Acer Swift 7, Acer Swift 5, Swift 3 and Swift 1. While the Acer Swift 7 is one of the lightest and thin portables in the world, with only 9.98 mm, the models of series Acer Swift 5 and 3 include premium features like metal chassis, the latest Intel processors, fingerprint reader, Full HD displays, wireless WiFi 802.11ac with 2 × 2 MIMO or MU-port USB 3.1 Type-C. We will also have a cheaper option, the Acer Swift 1, which will acquire a lightweight user on a tighter budget. We will review in depth the characteristics of the new products of Acer Swift series.
Acer Swift 7
The Acer Swift 7 is one of the finest and thinnest laptop on the market. This laptop offers a sleek design that blends the colors of black and gold, with aluminum as the main material. Despite having a thickness of 9.98 mm and a weight of 1.12 kilograms, inside we found a powerful hardware. Complete measures of Acer Swift 7 are 324.6 x 229.6 x 9.98 mm.
In this light body, we have a screen with IPS panel 13.3 – inch full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, which has almost no bezel and a glass is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. A Processor of Intel Core i5 7th generation, which comes with 8 GB of RAM memory LPDDR3. Internal storage unit handles SSD 256GB. The battery included, the company offers a range of up to 9 hours and in terms of connectivity, the Acer Swift 7 incorporates WiFi 802.11ac with 2 × 2 MU-MIMO and ports USB 3.1 Type-C. Finally, the laptop also includes a webcam HD with HDR technology.
Acer Swift 5
Although the slimmest of all models is the Swift 7, the full range Swift is characterized by its lightness and narrowness. As an example we have the Acer Swift 5, a laptop with 14.58 millimeters thick and weighs 1.36 kilograms. Complete measures of Acer Swift 7 are 327 x 228 x 14.58 mm, thus maintaining a size and weight that makes this laptop a great choice for users who need high mobility.
This model incorporates an IPS 14 – inch screen with full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, although the company says it has achieved to put it in a framework of a 13 – inch screen, thus reducing the overall size of the device. Complete measures of Acer Swift 5 are 327 x 228 x 14.58 mm, The design of the Swift 5 combines surfaces of brushed metal embossed diamond cutting and is available in two color combinations: white with gold accents or black with silver accents.
The Acer Swift 5 offer more configuration options. So we choose processors 7th generation of Intel Core i3, i5 or even i7. Accompanying the processor will have 4 or 8 GB of RAM LPDDR3 memory and storage, up to 512 GB on a hard drive SSD. As for autonomy, the company ensures that the laptop battery gets up to 13 hours without going through the charger. As the highest-end model, the Acer Swift 5 also incorporates a webcam HD with HDR support, WiFi 802.11ac with 2 × 2 MU-MIMO and USB 3.1 Type-C ports. It is even possible to acquire the device with a touch screen and fingerprint reader.
The Acer Swift 5 is available from November 2016 at a price that will depart from 750 euros for the cheapest model.
Acer Swift 3
The model Swift 3 is designed to provide a good level hardware features while maintaining a competitive price. We found a designed in brushed aluminum and can be found in two stylish colors: silver and gold. The laptop has a thickness of 17.95 mm and a weight of 1.5 kilograms. The full dimensions of Acer Swift 3 are 341 x 236.6 x 17.95 mm.
In this light body we find a 14 – inch screen with IPS technology and Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, but we can also choose to save a little and choose a 14 – inch screen with HD resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels.
To move this laptop you can choose between processors Intel Core i3, i5 and i7, both sixth and seventh generation. The processor you choose will be accompanied by 4 or 8 GB of RAM and for a hard drive up to 512 GB SSD. As for autonomy, the company indicates up to 10 hours for the model with full HD display and up to 12 hours for the model with HD screen. Acer Swift 3 incorporates a webcam HD with HDR support, WiFi 802.11ac with 2 × 2 MU-MIMO and port USB 3.1 Type-C.
The Acer Swift 3 is complemented by a fingerprint reader built into the upper right corner and technology that will work with Windows Hello to strengthen computer security. According to the own Acer, the fingerprint reader takes less than a second to scan your fingerprint to access the Windows desktop. It can also recognize people in particular, linking actions to specific users, blocking suspicious behavior and even helping to reduce fraudulent activities. Definitely a good safety is plus for the team.
The Acer Swift 3 is available on the market from October 2016 at a price that will depart from 500 euros for the most affordable model.
Acer Swift 1
The Acer Swift 1 is the most affordable model in the range, aimed at users looking for a lightweight computer but have a more limited budget. The Swift 1 incorporates a design with a metal – like brushed finish and black color. The laptop has a thickness of 17.9 mm and a weight of 1.6 kilograms. The full dimensions of Acer Swift 1 are 339.4 x 234.9 x 17.9 mm.
On the hardware side, we have a
14 – inch screen with HD resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels and Acer Comfy View technology. A processor level is more modest than his older brothers, because we can opt for an Intel Pentium or an Intel Celeron. Accompanying the processor are 4 GB of RAM and up to128GB of storage in a eMMC drive, and can choose between 32, 64 or 128 GB. As for autonomy, the company makes a battery capacity of up to 12 hours.
The Acer Swift 1 is available from October 2016 at a price that will depart from 350 euros for the most affordable model.
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