CES 2020: Acer updates Swift 3 models

Acer is updating its Swift 3 models at CES. (Photo: Acer)

At the CES in Las Vegas Acer will present two new models of its ultra-slim and extremely light notebook Swift 3. One is equipped with Intel, the other with AMD's latest processors.

The Swift series from Acer is best known for its high mobility and low compromises in terms of performance. The very flat and with a weight of only one kilogram very light notebooks have also been awarded prices that do not leave the prospect speechless. The Swift range is correspondingly popular.

At CES 2020 Acer is now presenting two new models of the Swift 3, which not only that Bring the inside to the latest state of the art.

Project Athena: Swift 3 with Intel's Ice Lake

The Swift 3 with the type designation SF 313 – 52 / G is a notebook certified by Intel according to the specifications of the “Project Athena” from Intel one 13, 5-inch Display and a weight of less than 1.2 kilograms with a closed case height of less than 1.6 centimeters.

Acer Swift 3 SF 313 – 52 / G Project Athena. (Photo: Acer)

The screen should be round 18 Percent more image content compared to other displays with the same diagonal show because Acer uses an aspect ratio of 3: 2. The manufacturer gives the screen-to-body ratio at around 84 percent. Acer does not provide any resolution information. We assume that the Swift models will continue to use Full HD with 1. 920 x 1 . 080 pixels will remain. Acer's Color Intelligence and Exacolor technologies are intended to further improve the color representation of the display.

The device is powered by Intel's Ice Lake processors Core i7 – 1065 G7 der tenth generation, the GPU from Nvidia to be specified, and up to 16 Gigabyte LPDDR4x RAM and PCIe SSD up to 1 terabyte will be at your side. A backlit keyboard and a multi-touchpad should enable comfortable work even under adverse lighting conditions.

An integrated fingerprint scanner allows logging in via Windows Hello. With Wake-on-Voice, the user can interact with the voice assistant Cortana even when the housing is closed.

The transmission takes place via Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth. The Swift 3 also makes contact with its surroundings via a Type-C connection with Thunderbolt 3 support, an additional USB 3.1 port and a display port.

AMD Ryzen 4000: Swift 3 with 14 – inch display

The Swift 3 with the type designation SF 31 – 42 updated the 14 – inch version of Swift 3 on the current AMD processors Ryzen 7 4700 U. Despite the minimally larger screen, the AMD variant with 1.2 kg is not significantly heavier than the Intel version. All other specifications are identical.

Acer Swift 3 SF 314 – 42 with AMD processor. (Photo: Acer)

Prices and availability

The Project-Athena version, i.e. the Swift 3 SF 313 – 52 / G, should be in the first quarter at prices from 999 Euro will be available. The AMD version SF 314 – 42 should arrive on the market at the same time and with prices from 699 euros will be significantly cheaper.

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