The Acer Swift 1 line of notebooks are thin, light, and inexpensive computers that typically have entry-level specs. First introduced in 2016, the line has been updated several times over the years and the latest model comes equipped with a 14 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display and an Intel Celeron N5100 quad-core processor based on Intel Jasper Lake architecture.

It’s available in Singapore for the equivalent of $440, but Acer doesn’t seem to offer the new model in the US, Canada, or most other countries, where the latest versions available are still powered by previous-gen Intel Gemini Lake refresh processors.

Intel says its newer Jasper Lake processors deliver up to 35% better performance, but these are still low-cost, low-power chips designed for budget hardware. With a 6 watt TDP and Intel UHD graphics, the Celeron N5100 isn’t exactly a speed demon, but it does mark an upgrade from earlier chips based on Intel Atom technology.

The new Swift 1 also has just 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM, but it does offer  a few nice-to-have features including a 128GB PCIe solid state drive, WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.

Ports include USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A and Type-C and HDMI, and the laptop has a fingerprint reader. The notebook measures 323 x 212 x 15mm (12.7″ x 8.3″ x 0.6″) and weighs 1.3 kg (2.9 pounds).

There’s no word on if or when you’ll be able to buy the new Swift 1 in North America. But if you’re in the market for a similarly-priced laptop with the same processor, Dell is currently selling the Latitude 3120 with a Celeron N5100 processor for $423 and up (when you use the coupon SAVE35 at checkout).

Dell Latitude 3120 2-in-1 with Intel Jasper Lake

Dell’s 3 pound notebook is aimed at the education market and has just an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, but it’s a touchscreen convertible with a 360-degree hinge.

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2 replies on “Acer Swift 1 budget laptop now available with Intel Jasper Lake (in some countries)”

  1. @Brad Linder tip there is models with the other 2 Jasker Lake processors N4500 and N6000 sold for some time around the world.
    I love everything about the Acer Swift 1 (SF114) series.
    I will buy dozen of them instantly. IF it was not for the absurd keyboard layout.
    You can’t find such keyboard elsewhere. Look at the most of the Chuwi/Teclast laptops and the Asus E403 from years ago. There is great layout for 13.3″ and 14.1″ and above.
    (full size arrow keys, extra row on the right)

    Also note MicroSD Card slot – SF114-32 has, SF114-33 and SF114-34 lack. Why ? It’s zero in cost and complexity.

    By the way, is there successor to the ASUS E210/E410/E510 ?
    They were announced more than 1 year ago and never sold 🙁

  2. Too bad Acer doesn’t offer 8gb of ram on their US models. Seems they reserve that only for the SEA models.

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