Acer Launches 2019 Swift 5: 14-Inch, Ice Lake, GeForce MX 250, 990 Gramsby Anton Shilov on September 4, 2019 4:55 AM EST
Acer introduced its new ultra-portable Swift 5 notebook at its Next@Acer event in Berlin, Germany. Weighing less than 1 kilogram, the new 14-inch machine appears to be one of the industry’s thinnest and lightest laptops with discrete graphics.
To minimize the weight, the Acer Swift 5 notebook comes in a chassis made of magnesium-lithium as well as magnesium-aluminum alloys that is only 14.95 mm thick. Besides, the system is equipped with a 14-inch Full-HD IPS display with three-side narrow bezels and a screen-to-body ratio of 86.4%.
The Swift 5 is based on Intel’s 10th Generation Core processor codenamed Ice Lake with up to four cores as well as Intel Iris Pro Graphics that can be optionally accompanied by NVIDIA’s discrete GeForce MX 250 discrete GPU. The laptop naturally uses LPDDR4X RAM for power efficiency as well as an up to 512 GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD.
As far as connectivity is concerned, the system is equipped with a Thunderbolt 3 port as well as Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5 wireless technologies. Meanwhile, the system also has a fingerprint reader as well as a webcam with IR sensors for Windows Hello login.
Acer says that the Swift 5 laptop can work for up to 12.5 hours on one charge (based on testing using Web browsing) when equipped with Intel’s 10th Gen Core i5, NVIDIA’s GeForce MX 250, 16 GB LPDDR4X, and with a Full-HD display set at 100 nits brightness.
Acer’s Swift 5 will hit the market later this month. Pricing will depend on exact configurations and will vary from region to region. In EMEA, the machine will cost starting from €899.
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