Acer launches Swift 5, world's lightest 15-inch laptop

Acer claims that the Swift 5 is world's lightest 15-inch laptop weighing 990 grams. It features a full HD IPS touchscreen with ultra-narrow bezels and ships with 8th Gen Intel Core processor.

Published Date
29 - Aug - 2018
| Last Updated
29 - Aug - 2018
 
Acer launches Swift 5, world's lightest 15-inch laptop

Acer has launched the Swift 5 (SF515-51T) notebook claiming that it is the world’s lightest notebook PC with a 15-inch display weighing less than one kilogram (990 g). The Swift 5 (SF515-51T) is powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8565U and Core i5-8265U processors to deliver up to 10 hours of battery life and runs Windows 10.

The Acer Swift 5 with a 15-inch display (SF515-51T) will be available in North America in January at a starting price of $1,099; in EMEA in November, starting at €1,099; and in China, in November, starting at ¥7,499. The Acer Swift 5 with a 14-inch display (SF514-53T) will be available in EMEA in September, starting at €999; and in China, in November, starting at ¥7,499. The Acer Swift 3 with 13-inch display (SF313-51) will be available in EMEA in October starting at €799. The Acer Swift 3 with a 14-inch displays (SF314-55 and SF314-56) will be available in North America in November, starting at $799.99 and in EMEA in January, starting at €799.

The Swift 5 is constructed from magnesium-lithium alloy that provides an extra sturdy base when using the keyboard and trackpad. It comes with a fingerprint reader that supports Windows Hello. Complementing the latest Intel Core processors, the Acer Swift 5 comes with up to 16GB DDR4 SDRAM and up to a 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD. The laptop comes with a Full HD IPS touchscreen with a resolution of 1920x1080 and 87.6 percent screen-to-body ratio.

It comes with Acer BluelightShield that reduces blue-light emissions for night-time viewing.The Acer Color Intelligence technology adjusts gamma and saturation in real-time for optimum screen-color and brightness. The laptop also ships with Acer TrueHarmony technology and optimised Dolby Audio to deliver high-quality sound via the dual stereo speakers. The Acer Swift 5 features a USB 3.1 Type-C Gen-2 port delivering high-speed 10 Gbps data transfers and supporting power delivery and display output, plus two USB 3.1 Type-A ports (one with power-off charging functionality), and an HDMI port.

Acer Swift 5 with 14-inch display

Acer has updated its 14-inch Swift 5 (SF514-53T) with the latest Intel Core processors and they now use either of the Intel Core i7-8565U and Intel Core i5-8265U processors. Fitted with a 14-inch Full HD IPS display, the Swift 5 weighs 970 grams and sports a similar design to the 15.6-inch model. It comes with an integrated fingerprint reader and Windows Hello. The machine features USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 port, two USB 3.0 (one with power-off USB charging) ports and a HDMI port for easily connecting mice and other gadgets.

Acer Swift 3 laptops

The Swift 3 line has been updated to include new models with 13.3-inch and 14-inch displays. The Swift 3 (SF313-51) ships with a full HD 13.3-inch display and an option for integrated 4G LTE. Powered by Intel Core processors, the laptop delivers up to 13 hours of battery life and offers up to 8GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 512GB NVMe PCIe SSDs.

Acer is offering the Swift 3 in two models with 14-inch displays. The Swift 3 (SF314-55/SF314-55G) packs a full HD 14-inch display and is powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U/i5-8265U/i3-8145U processors, complemented by up to 8GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 512GB PCIe NVMe SSDs. The machine is claimed to deliver up to 12 hours of battery life. There is an option to include discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics. The Swift 3 (SF314-56/SF-314-56G) offers the same full HD 14-inch display, processor and graphics options as the Swift 3 (SF314-55) in a slightly larger design that makes room for a hard disk drive.

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