Acer took to IFA 2018 in Berlin to announce the pricing and availability of the Swift 5 (SF515-51T) notebook, or as they call it “the world’s lightest notebook PC with a 15-inch display.”
Powering the Swift 5 are the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8565U and Core i5-8265U processors which bring integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi.
Complementing the fast Intel Core processors, the Acer Swift 5 boasts up to 16 GB of DDR4 SDRAM and up to a 1 TB NVMe SSD PCIe for speedy boot times and file access. Customers can make the most of the system’s performance and long battery life even into evening hours with the LED backlit keyboard.
Acer says that you’ll get up to 10 hours battery life on this Windows 10 device.
“Acer is consistently developing new ways to engineer thin-and-light chassis designs that house the latest technology with stellar features,” said Jerry Hou, General Manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “The industry-leading sub-1 kg weight on the new Swift 5 delivers all that’s best in an ultra-portable notebook: a sleek chassis, stylish design and slim bezels with superb performance and battery life.”
“Acer continues to drive innovation with the Swift 5, a Windows 10 PC that packs a lot of power in a sleek, light and ultra-thin design,” said Paul Donovan, Vice President, Partner and Device Solutions, Microsoft Corp. “The Swift 5 brings superior battery life, portability and the convenience of password-free logins with Windows Hello for those who are always on the go, whether for business or personal use.”
The Swift 5’s design features top and bottom covers that are constructed from magnesium-lithium alloy for a thinner design while ensuring durability without bending or twisting. The magnesium-aluminium alloy palm rest provides an extra sturdy base when using the keyboard and trackpad. The slim chassis measures only 15.9 mm thin but includes a Windows Hello supported fingerprint reader.
The Swift 5’s Full HD 1920×1080 IPS touchscreen features ultra-narrow bezels measuring just 5.87 mm, giving it an 87.6% screen-to-body ratio. Acer BluelightShield reduces blue-light emissions for nighttime viewing, while Acer Color Intelligence technology dynamically adjusts gamma and saturation in real-time for optimum screen-colour and brightness. Plus, Acer TrueHarmony technology and optimized Dolby Audio deliver high-quality sound via the dual stereo speakers.
If you’re wondering about ports, the Swift 5 features a USB 3.1 Type-C Gen-2 port delivering high-speed 10 Gbps data transfers, supporting power delivery and display output, two USB 3.1 Type-A ports (one with power-off charging functionality), and an HDMI port.
Acer Swift 5 with 14-inch display updated with latest Intel Core Processors
Acer’s updated its ultra-portable 14-inch Swift 5 (SF514-53T) with Intel’s latest Core i7-8565U and i5-8265U processors to deliver a boost in performance and up to 8 hours battery life.
Outfitted with a 14-inch Full HD display, the elegant chassis on the Swift 5 weighs only 970 grams and measures only 14.9 mm thin. It sports a similar design to the 15.6-inch model that is both ultra-light and sturdy—built with a magnesium-lithium alloy construction for the top and bottom cover and a magnesium-aluminium alloy palm rest.
It comes with 2×2 802.11ac Gigabit wireless connectivity, and a Windows Hello integrated fingerprint reader. It features the latest ports: USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps transfers, display output and power delivery), two USB 3.0 (one with power-off USB charging) and HDMI for easily connecting mice and other gadgets.
Swift 3 Line Expands with 4G LTE
The Swift 3 line has been updated to include new models with 13.3-inch and 14-inch displays surrounded by slimmer bezels, sleek aluminium designs that open 180-degrees to lay-flat, and the latest technologies for performance and connectivity.
The Swift 3 (SF313-51) is the ultimate 13-inch notebook PC for productivity on the go thanks to its full HD 1920×1080 13.3-inch display and an option for integrated 4G LTE packed into a super-light 1.3 kg design that is only 15.9 mm thin. 4G LTE provides an always-available connection even when no WiFi network is available. When it is, you’ll be able to connect via 2×2 802.11ac WiFi. Powered by Intel Core processors, it provides solid performance and up to 13 hours of battery life. Plus, the notebook offers up to 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSDs, further accelerating response times.
Acer will also offer the Swift 3 in two models with 14-inch displays.
The Swift 3 (SF314-55/SF314-55G) packs a full HD 14-inch display into a 1.4 kg design that measures only 14.9 mm thin (0.59 inches) and has super-thin 6.1 mm side bezels. Powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U/i5-8265U/i3-8145U processors, up to 8GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 512GB PCIe NVMe SSDs, the system is speedy and delivers 12 hours of battery life. Plus, it provides the option for discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics, so customers have the power they need for more computing-intensive tasks such as editing video and casual gaming. Stay connected with 2×2 802.11ac Gigabit WiFi and use the system’s USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 port for high-speed 10 Gbps data transfers, powering delivery, as well as display output.
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 for mobile users that require plentiful data storage on-the-go. It also features an extra-large touchpad typically found on a notebook with a 15.6-inch display. The Swift 3 (SF314-56) also includes multiple ports including a USB 3.1 Type-C Gen-2 port for high-speed 10 Gbps data transfers.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Swift 5 with 15-inch display (SF515-51T) will be available in South Africa in January 2019, starting at R 15 999.
The Acer Swift 5 with 14-inch display (SF514-53T) will be available in South African in January 2019, starting at R 15 999.
The Acer Swift 3 with 13-inch display (SF313-51) will be available in South Africa in January 2019 starting at R 12 999.
The Acer Swift 3 with 14-inch displays (SF314-55 and SF314-56) will be available in South Africa in January 2019 starting at R 12 999.