Acer work from home starter cover

To coin a phrase from a wise man, it has been said that the longest and greatest journeys begin with a single step. If you’re starting on your journey to being an entrepreneur, in your current role in a company or as part of your academic journey as a student, it’s clear that you need to take that first step by getting a home office established.

While gumption can take you a long way, you’ll still need a laptop as the centerpiece of your home office in this digital age that we now live in. Here’s 5 absolutely compelling reasons why the new Acer Swift 5 is the ideal work from home starter kit…

Acer Swift 5 is the ideal work from home starter kit portable

#1 Acer Swift 5 – Safe on the Outside, Secure on the Inside

Working and living in the new normal requires new ways of getting the job done and the Acer Swift 5 is there to deliver. The external chassis, keyboard, hinge, rubber and fingerprint reader of the Swift 5 is coated in a BPR and EPA-compliant silver-ion microbial coating that significantly inhibits the spread of bacteria.

Acer Swift 5 is the ideal work from home starter kit microbial coating

Better yet, the Acer Swift 5 has been designed to let you work securely anywhere whether it’s at home or at your favourite coffee shop. For safe and secure access, it sports an embedded fingerprint reader with Windows Hello support for fast and secure logins without having to input your password every time. 

Acer Swift 5 fingerprint reader

All this is ensconced within an ultra light chassis made of premium grade magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminium, allowing it to be both light and slim. The Acer Swift 5 weighs about 1kg and is just 14.95mm thin!

#2 Powerful Productivity with Intel Evo certification

The latest Acer Swift 5 is Intel Evo certified, which means that it is one of a select few laptops that have been certified by Intel to offer an exceptional mobile experience. This means an instant wake-up the moment you turn it on, all-day battery life and the computing power to handle everything you need for work. 

In order to meet such a demanding set of requirements, the Acer Swift 5 is packed with the latest generation hardware. With a large 14-inch Full HD touchscreen paired with either an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 or i5-1135G7 processor, up to a generous 16GB DDR4 RAM, a large 512GB SSD, Iris Xe integrated graphics and a high-grade HD webcam, the Acer Swift 5 is ready to tackle everything from word processing, spreadsheets, web browsing, extensive video calls and more with silky smoothness. 

Acer Swift 5 is the ideal work from home starter kit evo certification

That lusciously vibrant 14-inch Full HD touchscreen is also fabulous for enjoying content too like Netflix and YouTube. After you’re done with work of course.

#3 All Day Battery Life with up to 17 hours 

The Acer Swift 5 is remarkably slim and light as ultraportables go but comes with an impressive 56Wh battery for exceptional endurance and true all-day work performance on the go.

It’s rated for up to 17 hours of battery life on a single charge under ideal conditions and charged via a USB-C port. If you’re in a hurry, a fast 30 minute charge offers 4 hours of battery life.

Acer Swift 5 is the ideal work from home starter kit battery life

#4 Wondrously Well connected


The Acer Swift 5 is wonderfully well connected as laptops go with the latest connectivity options that support both existing and next generation peripherals. 

On top of Bluetooth 5.1 to wirelessly connect to all your peripherals like your mouse and keyboard, you have new WiFi 6 (Gig+) (802.11ax) support for fast downloads on compatible WiFi networks, MU-MIMO to handle multiple wireless devices at once at 3x the speed than a single-user MIMO as well as a full suite of physical ports that make it the centerpiece of your home office set up. 

You get a HDMI 2.0 port for outputting your desktop to a display, a 3.5mm audio jack for headphones and a Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C port for charging the Acer Swift 5 via power delivery as well as the option to also output to an additional display. You also get two USB Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 2 port for connecting storage drives and traditional wired keyboards and mice.

Acer Swift 5 is the ideal work from home starter kit connectivity

#5 Ready For Work Straight out of the Box – free copy of MS Office Home & Student 2019 

Imagine this – you’ve got your spanking new laptop and are rearing to hammer out that first epic presentation for your start-up but – surprise – you need to fork out a subscription fee to get decent productivity software to do it on. 

Sure, you can get free open source alternatives but as with anything else in life they aren’t as good as the real time and converting file formats between open source and Windows Office without your document formatting running like a Dali painting is an inevitability.

Acer Swift 5 MS Office Home & Student 2019 free

Fortunately, every Acer Swift 5 comes with a free copy of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 that integrates the 2019 version of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. 

On its own, this would typically cost RM529 on its own but you get it for free with the Acer Swift 5. No subscriptions or extra fees. This copy is yours to keep forever. You can quite literally get working straight out of the box.

Acer Swift 5 MS Office 2019

Acer Swift 5 Availability

The Acer Swift 5 is available nationwide in Malaysia at all good Acer authorised retailers as well as online at the Acer Shopee store in two configurations that differ primarily in terms of provided RAM and processor with both packing the same design, storage and display.

acer swift 5 colours

The top of the line Acer Swift 5 hosts a 14-inch Full HD touchscreen, the latest Intel Core i7-1165G7 2.8GHz processor paired with Iris Xe integrated graphics, 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD for RM4,999.

For those on a budget, a more affordable variant of the Acer Swift 5 exists that swaps out the processor of the premium model for an Intel Core i5-1135G7 along with a modest 8GB RAM but retains the same 14-inch Full HD touchscreen, Iris Xe integrated graphics and 512GB SSD for RM3,999.

Acer Swift 5 prices

You can check out the Acer Swift 5 and purchase it in the official links below:

 ACER Shopee store:

ACER Official Online store: