At its acer@next event in New York, Acer announced a new laptop which is aimed at users looking for portability and good performance. The new Swift 5 is one of the lightest 15-inch notebook weighing in at less than a kilogram.
The new notebook makes use of magnesium-lithium alloys for the top and bottom cover, and magnesium-aluminum alloys around the palm rest area. This is similar to what the company used on the 14-inch Swift 5 which was launched earlier this year.
The notebook comes with a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen display with slim bezels measuring at 5.87mm giving it a 87.6% screen-to-body ratio. It is backed up by Acer’s Color Intelligence technology, which can dynamically adjust gamma and saturation in real-time, and with the BluelightShield technology that adjusts the screen’s blue-light emission over extended periods of use.
The laptop is powered by the latest 8th-generation Intel processors, up to 16GB of memory, 1TB of SSD storage, a USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 port (10 Gbit/s data transfer, supporting power delivery and display output), two USB 3.1 Type-A ports (one with power-off charging functionality), an HDMI port, and an SD card reader. For connectivity you get the Intel Wireless-AC 9560 with 2×2 802.11ac wireless Gigabit performance. It also supports Windows Hello via a fingerprint reader for added security.
“There’s been great feedback on Acer’s amazingly light 14-inch Swift 5, and we are now pushing the limits with the 15.6-inch model,” said Jerry Hou, General Manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc.
“We’ve kept the weight under the 1 kg mark by using ultra-narrow bezels and a marginally larger chassis,” Hou added.
Pricing and availability is yet to be confirmed but hopefully we will see the machine selling in various regions soon, including India.