Acer refreshes Swift 3, Swift 5 range of laptops

  • Acer Swift 3, for those with a 'pick up and go' lifestyle
  • Acer Swift 5, premium laptop designed for mobile professionals

Acer refreshes Swift 3, Swift 5 range of laptopsAcer has updated its popular Swift line of notebooks with new models of the Swift 5 and Swift 3. 

These new laptops come with 12th Gen Intel Core processors, gorgeous touchscreen displays, and all-day battery life: everything a mobile professional needs, the company said in a statement.
“Designed for executives and mobile professionals, the latest Acer Swift 5 offers a perfect balance of performance and portability,” said James Lin, general manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer. 

“The Intel Evo-verified laptop not only provides a great experience, it is housed in a stylish thin-and-light CNC-machined unibody chassis featuring a gorgeous touchscreen display,” he added.
“Intel and Acer have a long history of co-engineering to deliver amazing laptops. Now, more than ever, our engineers are focused on the experiences that matter most with the Intel EvoTM platform, powered by 12th Gen Intel CoreTM processors,” said Josh Newman, vice president and general manager of client computing group at Intel

Premium, powerful, and lightweight

The new Acer Swift 5 (SF514-56T) is a premium laptop designed for mobile professionals who need to work on the go and look sharp while doing so.

The laptop’s CNC-machined unibody chassis lets it take advantage of a 12th Gen Intel CoreTM Processor featuring up to 12 cores with Intel Iris Xe graphics, all while staying a svelte 1.2 kg (2.65 lbs), thanks to aero-space grade aluminum, the company said.

Its 14.95 mm (0.59 in) thin package is completed by 16 GB of dual-channel LPDDR5 memory and up to 2 TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage.

Consciously designed for effortless use, Acer said the Swift 5 features Windows Hello built into a fingerprint reader on the power button in order to provide more convenient and secure logins, from there, Cortana with Voice functions as a personal productivity assistant. 

The laptop has also been Intel EvoTM verified as meeting key experience targets such as instant wake from sleep and offering a claimed 10 hours of real-world battery life. In a pinch, a 30-minute charge yields over 4 hours of battery, it claimed.

As a final touch, the laptop’s OceanGlass touchpad is made from ocean-bound plastic waste, providing a sleek glass-like tactile feeling, Acer said.

This green distinction does not come at the cost of performance: the touchpad has a Microsoft Precision Touchpad certification and supports multi-finger gestures, it said.

The Acer Swift 5 features a WQXGA (2560x1600) touchscreen display, plus a number of user-centric features that help it to stand out. Users will immediately notice thin bezels on all four sides of the screen, allowing for a 92.22% screen-to-body ratio, Acer said.

A 16:10 aspect ratio offers more vertical real estate than the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio, meaning that users can take in more of a document or spreadsheet before needing to scroll, it said.

The display is made with a layer of Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass that is both tough and embedded with ionic silver to protect the surface.

Its FHD MIPI webcam leverages Acer’s Temporal Noise Reduction technology to provide high-quality video feedback even when in low-light conditions, while technology like Acer PurifiedVoiceTM with AI Noise Reduction ensures that a user’s voice comes through loud and clear, Acer said.

The laptop also comes with Wi-Fi 6E for enhanced overall connectivity.

The Swift 5 manages to give users the best of two worlds: it’s thin and light, but it also boasts a full-fledged selection of ports.

Users can take advantage of two ThunderboltTM 4 ports, an HDMI 2.1 port, and two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (one of which can be used to provide power to devices even when the laptop itself is turned off).

Acer Swift 3

Meanwhile, Acer also refreshed the Acer Swift 3 (SF314-512) is an all-new 14-inch laptop well suited to use on the go. Available in three color-washed designs, the device equips users with up to the latest 12th Gen Intel CoreTM processors and up to 2 TB of SSD storage. 

It features a bright 16:9 QHD or FHD touch display and an FHD webcam with Acer’s TNR technology for better video calls, while Wi-Fi 6E and DTS Audio contribute to an excellent streaming experience, Acer said.

The essential ports are also covered: USB Type-C, USB Type-A, and HDMI 2.1.

The Swift 3 can be fast charged at a moment’s notice, yielding a claimed four hours of battery life off a single 30-minute charge.

It also comes equipped with Acer’s TwinAir dual-fan cooling system, which offers a 65.8% improvement over the thermal performance of a single fan alone, Acer claimed.

Price and Availability

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via 


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