The Acer Swift Go 14 (SFG14-42) is a laptop with a up to a 14 inch, 2800 x 1800 pixel OLED display featuring a 90 Hz refresh rate and an AMD Ryzen 7035U “Rembrandt-R” processor with a Zen 3+ CPU and RDNA 2 graphics.
It also compact computer that measures just 14.9mm (0.6 inches) thick and weighs just 1.3 kilograms (2.9 pounds). And with a $850 starting price, it’s reasonably affordable for a portable computer with those features. You’ll have to wait a little while to get your hands on one though.
Acer says the Swift Go 14 (SFG14-42) will be available in Europe and China starting in April, but it’s not expected to hit North America until June.
The laptop will be available with a choice of 2880 x 1800 pixel OLED or 2240 x 1400 pixel LCD displays, AMD Ryzen 3 7335U, Ryzen 5 7535U, or Ryzen 7 7735U processors, and 8GB to 16GB of LPDDR5 memory and 256GB to 1TB of PCIe Gen 4 NVMe storage.
Other features include dual fans and dual D6 copper heat pipes for cooling, a battery that Acer says should provide up to 9.5 hours of run time, and a 1440 webcam. Ports include HDMI 2.1, USB Type-C, and a microSD card reader and the laptop supports WiFi 6E.
The Acer Swift Go measures 313 x 218 x 15mm (12.3″ x 8.6″ x 0.6″) and weighs 1.25 kg (2.8 pounds).
Acer has also announced an Intel-powered Swift Go 14 (SFG14-71) which will be available in Europe and China in February before rolling out to North America in May with a $900 starting price.
That model also has a 2800 x 1800 pixel OLED display, 1440p webcam and similar memory and storage options to the AMD-powered model. It also measures about 0.6 inches thick, weighs about 2.9 pounds, and has an aluminum unibody chassis with dual fans and dual heat pipes.
But instead of an AMD processor, it comes with a 45-watt Intel Core H-series chip. And its USB Type-C ports support Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.