Acer's Ice Lake-powered Swift 5 is the 'world's thinnest' 14in laptop

Acer Swift 5 and 3 gain Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake NVIDIA Ge Force MX250

Acer Swift 5 and 3 gain Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake NVIDIA Ge Force MX250

Powering the device is a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor and it too has an option to upgrade to the NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU.

The Acer Swift 3 still starts lightweight as well, just edging out the Swift 5, at 1.19 kg (2.62 pounds).

The Swift 5 can come configured with up to an Intel Core i7-1065G7, one of the new 10th Generation Ice Lake processors.

The Acer Swift 5 has a USB-C port that supports Thunderbolt 3 and a fingerprint reader that supports Windows Hello. It comes with a four-sided NanoEdge display with a remarkable 94% screen-to-body ratio allowing Asus to it a 14-inch screen into a compact 13-inch profile. Acer offers its own suite of color enhancement technologies such as Acer Color Intelligence and Acer ExaColor for life-like colors. The Acer Swift 5 is a 14-inch laptop in a lightweight magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis.

Acer already showed a prototype of the Ice Lake-powered Swift 5 during Computex 2019.

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

Acer is also claiming 12.5 hours of battery life, likely thanks to tapping into the improved efficiency of Intel's 10th-gen Core chips.

Outside of that, it's pretty much a standard 14in ultraportable, with a Full HD display, 8GB of RAM and storage that goes up to 512GB of PCIe SSD space. The Swift 5 model will stay light while also offering a modern processor (CPU) and the option for discrete graphics.

According to Acer, the Swift 5 will be available in EMEA in September starting at Euro 899 (about RM4,157) and in North America in November with a starting price of United States dollars 899.99 (about RM3,778). It also supports fast charging that can provide up to 4.5 hours of use with a 30-minute charge, according to Acer.

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