Acer is launching a new line of portable notebooks at the IFA show in Berlin this week, and the cheapest of the bunch is a new entry-level laptop called the Acer Swift 1.
It’s a notebook with an 14 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, 4GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of eMMC storage.
Prices are expected to start at $249 when the notebook goes on sale in November.
While the Swift 1 is cheap, it has a few things going for it. Acer says the laptop should be able to get up to 12 hours of battery life. It has 802.11ac WiFi. And it has more memory than entry-level laptops of yesteryear.
The Acer Switc 1 is also reasonably compact for a 14 inch notebook, measuring about 0.7 inches thick and weighing about 3.5 pounds.
The laptop has HDMI output, an SD card slot, and two USB ports (only one of which seems to be USB 3.0).
Just don’t expect bleeding-edge performance. The Swift 1 will only be available with Intel Celeron or Pentium processor options, and the entry-level $249 model? It will only have 32GB of storage.