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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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2.2 pound Acer Swift 5 laptop with Intel Tiger Lake coming in October for $1000 and up

The Acer Swift 5 is a thin and light laptop that measures less than half an inch thick and has a starting weight of less than 2.2 pounds. Acer has been making Swift 5 notebooks since 2016, but every year the company manages to give the ultraportable notebooks a spec bump while often reducing the […]

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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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Acer Swift 5 laptop with Intel Ice Lake coming soon for $900 and up

The new Acer Swift 5 is a thin and light notebook with a 14 inch full HD touchscreen display, support for up to an Intel Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake processor with Intel Iris Pro graphics, and optional support for NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics. First unveiled at the Computex show in June, Acer is officially launching […]

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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 […]

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Acer Swift 5 laptop is getting an Ice Lake update (and more compact chassis)

Intel says the first “Project Athena” laptops will ship later this year and the lineup will include the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, HP Envy 13 Wood Series, and Lenovo Yoga S940. Acer’s first Project Athena device is expected to be the next-gen Acer Swift 5, but neither Intel nor Acer have shared details about the […]

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Acer’s 2.2 pound, 15.6 inch laptop is coming in January for $1100

After unveiling a 2.2 pound laptop with a 15.6 inch display in May, Acer is providing more details about the upcoming Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T… along with, specs, pricing, and a release date. It should be available in North America in January for $1100 and up. Last time we saw the Swift 5, Acer was […]

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Acer’s 14 inch Swift 5 laptop gets a Whiskey Lake upgrade

The new Acer Swift 5 SF514-53T is a compact notebook that measures 0.6 inches thick, weighs about 2.1 pounds, and has a 14 inch full HD touchscreen display. While it’s not quite as impressive a feat of engineering as Acer’s new 15.6 inch model (which is only about one ounce heavier), the Swift 5 with […]

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Acer Swift 5 and Spin 5 notebooks get Kaby Lake-R updates

Acer is refreshing its laptop lineup with new models sporting quad-core Intel Core processors. The new Acer Swift 5 is a compact notebook that weighs just about 2.2 pounds and which features a full HD touchscreen display and slim bezels, while the new Acer Spin 5 is a convertible notebook with a 360-degree hinge that […]

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Acer unveils Swift 3 and Swift 5 notebooks

Acer’s new Swift 3 and Swift 5 notebooks both feature 14 inch displays, support for up to a Core i7 Kaby Lake processor, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of solid state storage. But the Swift 5 is thinner, lighter, offers longer battery life, and it’s also… more expensive. The 3 pound Acer […]