There’s no word on the price or release date. But I suspect we’ll be hearing more about these budget laptops from Acer pretty soon.
The latest Acer Swift 1 packs a 14 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display, 4GB of RAM, 256GB of solid state storage, and a 3 cell, 4,670 mAh battery that Acer says should provide up to 17 hours of run time (take that with a grain of salt).
There’s also a 720p webcam, 802.11ac WiFi, and stereo speakers.
On the sides of the laptop you’ll find a USB 3.1 Type-C port, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, an SD card slot, and HDMI and headset jacks.
Most of those specs wouldn’t look bad on a mid-range laptop, but the relatively limited amount of RAM and the relatively pokey 1.1 GHz quad-core, 6 watt processor make it pretty clear that this is still more of a laptop for price-conscious shoppers than for folks looking for a high-performance machine.