Elegant design, slim construction and good performance. The new Swift 3 configurations look extremely tempting, but we will have to wait a little longer for their availability.
Remember, some time ago we had the opportunity to check the Acer Swift 3 laptop. New versions have appeared in the manufacturer's offer – customers will have a choice of configurations with the latest Intel Core and AMD Ryzen processors.
13.5-inch Acer Swift 3 with Intel processor
Swift 3 (SF313-52 / G) was developed as part of the Intel innovation program (Project Athena). The device uses a 13.5-inch screen with Full HD resolution (3: 2 aspect ratio). What's more, the matrix used offers 100% coverage of the sRGB color space, and the image parameters can be improved thanks to the Acer Color Intelligence and Acer ExaColor functions.
Inside, an energy-saving Intel Core 10th generation processor was installed (in the top configuration it is Core i7-1065G7) and a new Nvidia GeForce graphics card (the manufacturer does not give the exact designation, but we expect GeForce MX230 / 250 or MX330 / 350 models). Users will be interested in the backlit keyboard and fingerprint reader working with the Windows Hello function.
The manufacturer boasts that a strong battery (56 Wh) allows you to work without connecting to the outlet for up to 16 hours. If that wasn't enough, the quick charge function gives you the opportunity to use the equipment for 4 hours after only 30 minutes of charging.
There are USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 3 and HDMI connectors available, and Wi-Fi 6 is responsible for wireless connectivity. The whole is enclosed in an elegant metal housing that allowed you to slim down the device – the 13.5-inch Acer Swift 3 is less than 16 mm thick and weighs 1.19 kg.
Acer Swift 3 laptop with AMD Ryzen 4000 processor
An interesting fact is also Swift 3 (SF314-42) with the new AMD processor. This time we are dealing with a 14-inch design with an IPS Full HD screen, while the manufacturer managed to keep the compact size of the equipment – the laptop is less than 17 mm thick, and the whole weighs 1.2 kg.
Technical specification provides energy-saving AMD Ryzen 4000 (maximum 8-core / 16-thread Ryzen 7 4700U), up to 16 GB of fast LPDDR4x memory and 512 GB PCIe SSD. Wi-Fi 6 is responsible for connectivity.
The laptop supports fast and secure login via Windows Hello and Wake on Voice, allowing interaction with Cortana when the screen is off. Similar to the version with the Intel processor, the device is enclosed in an elegant and durable metal housing.
New models are expected to appear by the end of the third quarter of 2020. Configuration with an Intel processor will cost from 2999 PLN, and with an AMD processor from 2599 PLN. So how would you choose for yourself?
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