HP may have been the first company to bring a laptop with an AMD Ryzen Mobile processor to market. But the $750 HP Envy x360 15z touch is going to get company soon.

As promised, Acer is prepping versions of its Swift 3 laptops powered by Ryzen Mobile chips. But while HP only offers a model with a Ryzen 5 2500U processor, Acer has two laptops on the way: a $750 Acer Swift 3 with a Ryzen 5 2500U processor and a $950 Acer Swift 3 with a more powerful Ryzen 7 2700U processor and twice as much storage.

Both models are laptops with 15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS displays, 8GB of RAM, 2 USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port, and a USB 3.1 Type-C port. Both have backlit keyboards, 802.11ac WiFi, stereo speakers, and SD card readers.

But the lower-cost model has 256GB of solid state storage and AMD’s 2 GHz quad-core processor with Radeon Vega 8 graphics, while the higher-end model has a 2.2 GHz quad-core chip with Radeon Vega 10 graphics and 512GB of solid state storage.

The Acer Swift 3 measures about 14.6″ x 10″ x 0.7″ and weighs about 4.9 pounds, making it bigger than most of the laptops I talk about on Liliputing. But as one of the first notebooks to feature a Ryzen Mobile processor, I figured it was worth mentioning.

There’s still no word on the release date, but the suggested prices for the Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 variants come straight from Acer’s website.

via PC Watch

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4 replies on “Acer Swift 3 laptop with Ryzen 7 2700U coming soon”

  1. At the time of this writing, the Envy x360 with the 2500u is on sale for $575 for the 2nd time since release last month. I would really like a VR capable $1000 ultrabook-sized laptop. I’ll pay $1400 if it had all the bells and whistles and quality build! AMD REALLY needs to stop being so lackluster, and show us something that has both quality and balls!

    1. You may be asking for too much from an ultrabook. The slimmest “VR-capable” laptop I know of is the MSI Stealth at 3.9 lbs with an Intel processor and up to an Nvidia GTX 1070, but they run hot and loud.

  2. Rollout of notebooks with AMD’s Raven Ridge seems pretty sedate. This is the second one out of three.

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