Intel announced yesterday the launch of the new Alder Lake-P processors and advanced the availability of more than 200 different designs created by the good number of manufacturers that are going to use them. Soon we have received information on the first models, two Acer laptops.
The Acer Swift 5 is a thin and light premium notebook, with aluminum unibody chassis that is 1.65 cm thick and 1.2 kg in weight, slim bezels that allow it to offer a 92% screen-to-body and an antimicrobial Gorilla Glass coating.
Not bad considering its 14-inch screen size, ideal for finding a balance between mobility and display capacity. Mount a multi-touch panel with native 2K resolution (2560 x 1600 pixels), with support for 100% of the sRGB color range and a maximum brightness of nits.
Acer Swift 5 debuts the Alder Lake-P
Acer offers processors to choose between the Intel Core i5-1240P or the Core i7-1260P, with four high-performance and eight efficient CPU cores for a total of 16 threads. It has integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics, supports up to 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 2 Tbytes with PCIe Gen 4 solid state drives.
The Acer Swift 5 is certified for the Intel Evo program. The power, in such a thin and light device, requires a specially designed cooling system with dual fans and heat pipes. Your connectivity is up to date. It supports Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.1, it has two Thunderbolt ports, HDMI 2.1 output and two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports.
Features a backlit keyboard and OceanGlass touchpad made from plastics taken from the oceans, but processed to look like glass. It has a fingerprint reader, a Full HD webcam and support for fast charging. Acer says you can get 4 hours of battery life from just a 30-minute charge.
With Windows 11 preinstalled, the Acer Swift 5 will be available this spring in Europe from 1,799 euros. In America it will arrive in June with a reference price of 1,499 dollars.
Acer Swift 3
If the previous one is out of your budget, Acer will sell a lower level model, but also updated with Intel’s Alder Lake-P processors. With FHD panels, it also supports up to 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and PCIe 4.0 SSD up to 2 Tbytes, it has the same connectivity except for the Thunderbolt ports.
The base configuration will cost 1,199 euros ($849) and includes an Intel Core i3-1220P processor.