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Review: Acer Swift 3 with Ryzen 7 4700U is a $650 laptop that punches above its class

The Acer Swift 3 line of laptops are thin, light, and designed to offer a good balance of performance, mobility, and price – and the latest version seems to very much deliver on that promise. The Acer Swift 3 (SF314-42-R9YN) is a 14 inch laptop that weighs less than 2.7 pounds, measures just over 0.6 inches thick […]

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Acer brings Tiger Lake to its Swift 3 and Swift 5 laptops

The new Acer Swift 5 (SF514-55) is a 2.3 pound laptop with a magnesium-aluminum chassis, a 14 inch full HD touchscreen display, and support for up to an Intel Core i7 Tiger Lake processor with Intel Xe graphics. Coming this November for $1000 and up, it’s a premium thin and light notebook that’s one of the […]

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Acer Swift 3 laptops with Intel Ice Lake available for $680 and up

This morning Acer unveiled a new Swift 3 laptop with a 14 inch display and an AMD Ryzen 4000U processor. But not all of the company’s 2020 Swift 3 laptops are powered by AMD chips. In January, Acer introduced a new 13.5 inch Swift 3 laptop with an Intel Ice Lake processor, and it’s up […]

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Acer unveils Swift 3 and Aspire 5 laptops with Ryzen 4000U series processors for $520 and up

Acer’s first laptops with AMD Ryzen 4000 U-series processors are on the way, with the new Acer Swift 3 (SF314-42) thin and light 14-inch laptop set to ship in April for $630, followed by a 15.6 inch Acer Aspire 5 (A515-44) coming in June for $520 and up. The new Swift 3 laptop weighs 2.6 pounds, measures […]

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Acer Swift 3 “Project Athena” laptop with 10th-gen Intel Core coming in March for $699 and up

When Intel unveiled its Project Athena initiative last year, the company said the goal was to provide a set of guidelines for PC makers to meet in order to deliver a solid user experience for thin and light laptops and 2-in-1 computers with long battery life and responsive performance — but it turns out that […]

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Acer Swift 3 thin & light laptop with AMD Ryzen 4000 coming in May for $599 and up

Acer is unveiling two new members of the Swift 3 laptop lineup at CES this week. One is a “Project Athena” laptop co-engineered with Intel and featuring an Intel Ice Lake processor. The other is the AMD Ryzen-powered Acer Swift 3 (SF314-42) which will be available in North America in May for $599 and up. It’s […]

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Acer’s Swift 3 and Swift 5 laptops with Intel Ice Lake chips now available

When Intel unveiled its 10th-gen Core “Ice Lake” processor lineup this summer, the company promised that 35 laptops and 2-in-1 tablets powered by the chips were on the way. But there were few enough announced as of August that I was able to put together a list of all 8 Ice Lake PCs that we […]

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Daily Deals (9-13-2019)

The new Apple iPad with a 10.2 inch display won’t be available for another two weeks, but it’s already up for pre-order — and Amazon is already shaving $30 off the list price of a 128GB WiFi-only model. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a fairly capable thin and light Windows computers, B&H has you covered […]

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All the Ice Lake laptops so far (announced and unannounced)

Intel’s 10th-gen Core “Ice Lake” processors are now shipping, but so far only one laptop powered by the chips is available for purchase. The new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible notebook went on sale last week for $1000 and up. So where are the other 34 laptops and 2-in-1 tablets Intel said are on the […]