New Acer lineup announced
- October 21, 2020
Acer has just introduced a suite of powerful new consumer notebooks across its popular Swift, Spin and Aspire series, all featuring the performance of new 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics. Designed to push ultra-portable PC design to new territories, the refreshed devices come with intuitive features, striking design aesthetics and the latest technology in a thin and light package.
Acer Swift 3X – Thin, light and packed with performance
The Swift 3X features the new Intel® Iris® Xe MAX discrete graphics solution paired with 11th Gen Intel Core processors in order to offer creative professionals such as photographers and YouTubers unique capabilities and powerful on-the-go performance for work and gaming. Modern and featherlight, the 1.37 kg3 (3.02 lbs) Swift 3X breezes through the most task-intensive apps for up to 17.5 hours at a time and, if necessary, can also be fast-charged to provide four hours of use in just 30 minutes. Colours pop and details come to life on a 14-inch FHD IPS screen that covers 72% of the NTSC colour gamut and offers an 84% screen-to-body ratio, while content loads more quickly thanks to the faster connection speeds of Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+). The Swift 3X also comes with a plentiful array of ports, including USB-C, Thunderbolt™ 4 and USB3.2 Gen 2, ensuring fast and convenient data transfer.
“The Swift series has always been about pushing the envelope, trying to fit as much power into as portable a package as possible,” said Jerry Kao, Co-COO, Acer Inc. “The new Swift 3x continues that mindset, with discrete graphics in a sleek chassis for those who need style and performance on the go.”
“It is exciting to see the new Aspire, Spin and Swift series of laptops take advantage of the real-world performance and platform integration delivered in new 11th Gen Intel Core processors,” said Chris Walker, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Client Platforms, Intel. “With the Swift 3x, we’ve partnered closely with Acer to unlock new capabilities for creators on thin-and-light laptops with the unmatched performance of 11th Gen plus the all-new Intel Iris Xe MAX discrete graphics.”
Acer Spin 5 – Ultrathin. Touchscreen. Convertible.
The 2020 Red Dot Design Award-winning Acer Spin 5 is a touchscreen convertible notebook just 1.2 kg3 light and 14.9 mm thin, aimed at those seeking extreme productivity. The eye-catching device features a 360-degree hinge design that enables it to transform into a variety of different form factors, such as tablet mode for taking notes or clamshell mode for typing, where the keyboard is slightly elevated for an ergonomic typing experience and better thermal performance. The touch screen and touchpad is covered by an optional layer of Antimicrobial Corning® Gorilla® Glass. Additionally, an optional BPR & EPA-compliant silver-ion antimicrobial agent in the coating on the keyboard and surrounding surface is proven to show a consistently high microbial reduction rate against a broad range of bacteria under the JIS Z 2801 & ISO 22196 test protocol.
Powered by up to an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor3 with Iris® Xe graphics, it has strong performance to fuel creative projects. Its ultra-narrow 7.78 mm (0.31 inch) side bezels allow for an impressive 80% screen-to-body ratio, expanded further with a 3:2 IPS VertiView display that provides 18% more screen real-estate compared to a 16:9 display, allowing ample room to make creations come alive with the integrated Acer Active Stylus with Wacom AES technology. With up to 15 hours of battery life, multiple full-function USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt™ 4 certification, Killer™ 1650 Wi-Fi and dual front-facing speakers, the Spin 5 is an ideal companion for professionals who need to take their creativity with them on the go.
Acer Spin 3 – productivity in 360 degrees
The portable and lightweight Spin 3 is a 13.3 inch notebook with a 16:10 aspect ratio that boasts up to a WQXGA (2560×1600) multi-touch IPS display. Like the Spin 5, it also features the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Iris Xe graphics to give professionals and artists solid performance. The Spin 3 rotates 360-degrees, giving users the ability to work and play in whatever way comes naturally. It also comes with a built-in Acer Active Stylus with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity to make the most of the touch screen when sketching or writing. Combined with dual SSDs, a pair of USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt™ 4 and Killer 1650 Wi-Fi, the Spin 3 is an excellent choice for students or professionals working on the go.
Acer Aspire 5 – practical, function-driven and powerful
With the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Iris Xe graphics or optional discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 GPUs, the Aspire 5 clamshell notebook range allows users to breeze through multiple tasks simultaneously. Ideal for productivity, the notebook’s full HD IPS3 touchscreen3 display is surrounded by narrow bezels that allow for over an 80% screen-to-body ratio. This emphasis on looks continues on to a sleek, professional looking chassis that packs in up to 24 GB DDR4 Memory and up to 1 TB M.2 PCIe SSD and 2 TB HDD storage. An ergonomic hinge design lifts the body of the Aspire 5 and tilts the keyboard to an angle for comfortable typing, better sound projection and improved ventilation, while Acer Color Intelligence enhances the visual appearance. Dual band Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) improves the average network throughput by up to three times and reduces latency by up to 75% compared to Wi-Fi 5.
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