New Acer Swift 5 unveiled; weighs under 1kg with 11th Gen Intel CPUs

Aspiring notebook owners looking to add something light to their line-up are certainly spoilt for choice of late as Acer has just unveiled their latest refresh of their Swift 5 ultraportable that weighs under 1KG while packing the new 11th generation Intel Core processors.

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Details as to its exact specifications are scarce at this point in time but Acer has shared just how slim and light the new Swift 5 will be. Relying on the use of the relatively new magnesium-lithium alloy for weight savings, the Swift 5 is just 14.95mm thin while also weighing under 1kg and packing your choice of two colour schemes that they’ve dubbed as mist green or safari gold.. 

The notebook itself has a slim 14-inch 1080P touchscreen display with a 90% screen-to-body ratio with an antimicrobial coating, will integrate the next generation Intel Core processors based on Intel’s new Xe architecture and will have the option of integrating NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPUs along with up to 1TB SSDs and 16GB RAM.  The older Swift 5 has am 86.4% screen-to-body ratio while retaining Intel 10th Gen CPUs.

Under the hood, the Acer Swift 5 is powered by a 56Wh battery that allows for 4 hours of use with just a 30 minute charge-time.

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Acer Swift 5 Price

According to Acer, the new Swift 5 will be available sometime in October with prices starting from USD1000 which is about RM4,278 though exact final configurations were not revealed at press time. There’s no official word either on official local prices or launch dates in Malaysia but we’ll keep you posted.

Acer Swift 5 ultraportable weighs just 990g and costs from RM3,699

Portability is always a concern for road warriors but it usually comes a tradeoff in performance but the revamped Acer Swift 5 series notebooks may be the closest and lightest yet to that elusive grail as they weigh just 990g while packing the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors.

Acer Swift 5
The Acer Swift 5 comes in a variety of configurations but all of them have in common a 14-inch Full HD display that has a three-sided ultra-slim 3.97mm thin bezel that offers an 86.4% screen-to-body ratio. 

Acer Swift 5 left

An ultralight magnesium alloy chassis keeps the weight just under a kilogram; seeing in-flight carry limits these days, every gram matters. The notebook itself is also exceptionally slim with a thickness barely larger than a magazine at 14.95mm thin.

Acer Swift 5 right
Productivity workers will also appreciate the fact that all Acer Swift 5 notebooks come with a free perpetual copy of Microsoft Home & Student 2019 that’s worth RM529 that packs in Excel, Word and PowerPoint. That’s quite a bonus rather than having to fork out a yearly fee.

Acer Swift 5 blue and white

On paper, the Acer Swift 5 is rated for 11 hours of battery life with a full charge and it also has fast-charging tech that allows for 4.5 hours of battery life with a 30-minute charge.


Acer Swift 5 Prices and Variants in Malaysia


In Malaysia, the Acer Swift 5 comes in 3 different subconfigurations that vary in terms of what processor they pack though all come with 10th Gen Intel Core Ice Lake processors, different amounts of RAM and either Intel UHD graphics, an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 or Iris Plus graphics. Externally, the various configurations look similar save for slightly different colour schemes with some coming in a dark shade of Charcoal Blue and others in a shade of Moonstone White.

The most powerful of the bunch, designated the Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-70AA notably packs an Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor, 16GBDDR4 RAM, a 512GB PCIe SSD, Intel Iris Plus graphics and a chassis done up in Charcoal Blue for RM4,699.

Slightly cheaper down the line is the Acer Swift 5 SF514-54GT-512N which has an Intel Core i5-1035G1 CPU, 8GB DDR4 RAM, an 512GB PCIe SSD, an NVIDIA MX250 GPU and a Moonstone White paint job for RM3,999.

The entry level models come in your choice of either Moonstone White or Charcoal Blue with both packing an Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, a 512GB PCIe SSD and Intel UHD graphics.

Acer Swift 5 demo price

The Acer Swift 5 and all its various configurations are now available nationwide at all Acer Concept stores and Acer official online stores as well as Acer official resellers nationwide.

Acer is also hosting a unique promotion where the first 5 units of any model purchased at selected stores will receive a Mi True Wireless Earbud Basic worth RM99 on the house. Better yet, anyone who purchases selected Acer models worth between RM3,000 to RM5,399 will be able to redeem a free Predator waterproof bag, a Predator Cestus 310 gaming mouse or Acer E300 true harmony earphones. For more details visit www.acer.com.my

 

This Acer Predator Triton 900 transforms into four modes and it’s yours for RM15,999

Acer Malaysia is aiming to take the gaming industry by storm as they’ve debuted a slew of their latest Predator gaming notebooks and desktops though their largest and most powerful rig, the Predator Triton 900 took centre stage as it comes with a radical design that arguably makes it a full-fledged gaming convertible that can change into any of four different modes on demand.

Also launched alongside the Predator Triton 900 are refreshed variants of their popular Predator Helios 300 gaming notebook, the Nitro 5 and Nitro 7 gaming notebooks as well as a last minute surprise in the form of the Swift 7 ultraportable. All of the notebooks are available for immediate purchase though some subvariants will arrive in early August 2019.

 

Acer Predator Triton 900

The Acer Predator Triton 900 comes with what Acer calls an Ezel Aero Hinge that suspends the 17.3-inch 4K UHD IPS touchscreen display that allows it to prop itself up like a virtual easel for creatives, the usual notebook mode, a display mode and a stand mode if you’re aiming to share the display with your friends during a gaming session. The form factor is certainly novel indeed and pulling off requires precise tolerances, especially seeing the Triton 900’s unique Ezel Aero Hinges as the display was able to stay in position without it wobbling.

Predator Triton 900

The rest of the hardware powering the Predator Triton 900 consists of the latest 9th gen Intel Core i7 processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card with 8GB GDDR6 VRAM, 16GB GDDR4 RAM upgradeable to 32GB via 2 SODIMM slots, a 1TB (2 x 512GB) PCie NVME SSD in RAID o configuration. Keeping all this hardware cool are a pair of 4th generation Aeroblade 3D cooling fans which offer enhanced cooling over its predecessors. Rounding things off are an individually RGB backlit mechanical keyboard. The price for this magnificence? A cool RM15,999 backed by a 2-year local on-site and Accidental Damage/Theft warranty policy.

Predator Triton 900 side profile


Acer Predator Helios Triton 300 (2019)

Acer’s reliable gaming workhorse range are the mainstay of many pro gamers and the 2019 refresh comes with their familiar matte black and electric blue RGB livery albeit with a slightly slimmer 22.9 chassis that’s 3.8mm thinner than its 2018 predecessors.

Predator Helios 300

For 2019, the Predator Helios Triton 300 consists of 3 variants in a variety of configurations. The hardware consists of either a 17.3-inch 144Hz Full HD or 15.6-inch 144Hz Full HD IPS display with slimmer side bezels, a full sized 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard, up to the latest 9th generation Intel Core i7 processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPUS, up to 16GB DDR4 RAM, up to a 256GB PCIe NVME SSD and their Waves Maxx Audio tuned speakers. 

Helios 300

The cheapest variant retails for RM5,399 and comes with a 15.6-inch 144Hz 1080P display, a 9th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB GDDR4 RAM, a 256GB PCIe NVME SSD and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX2060 with 6GB GDDR5.

The midrange Predator Helios 300 costs RM6,199 and has similar hardware as the cheaper model save for an upgraded 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor. The top of the line variant costs RM6,799 and comes with a large 17.3-inch 144Hz 1080p display, a 9th gen Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB DDR4 RAM with a similar GeFOrce RTX 2060 GPU with 6GB GDDR5 and a 256GB PCIe NVME SSD.

Acer Nitro 5 and Nitro 7 (2019)

 

Acer’s Nitro series are intended for casual gamers and sport very agreeable prices and sufficiently powerful hardware for mainstream gaming. The refreshed Acer Nitro 5 and Nitro 7 all come with 144Hz displays, up to 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX1660Ti GPU, up to two M.2 PCIe SSD slots and up to two DDR4 RAM SODIMM slots for up to 32GB total RAM and Acer’s CoolBoost tech to keep temperatures manageable.

Nitro 5 and Nitro 7

The Acer Nitro 7 comes with a 15.6-inch 144Hz 1080P display with prices starting from RM4,899. The Acer Nitro 5 comes with either a 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch 144Hz display with prices for the latter starting from RM3,499 and the former at RM4,899.

Acer Swift 7

First seen at CES, the Acer Swift 7 is breathtakingly slim and svelte. The whole affair weighs just 890g, making it one of, if not the lightest 14-inch notebook of its kind in the market. The notebook itself is slimmer than a magazine and features enough hardware and endurance to get the job done for road warriors.

Acer Swift 7

The 14-inch 1080P touchscreen display has super slim 4.27mm side bezels, a 100% SRGB and 72% NTSC colour gamut compliance, either an 8th generation Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and a 256GB or 512GB PCIE NVME SSD. The Swift 7 with an Intel Core i5 variant in Starfield Black and a 256GB SSD retails for RM5,999 while the Intel Core i7 variant in Moonstone White with a 512GB SSD retails for RM 7,599.

Acer Swift 7

For a limited time only until 30 June 2019, you can experience all these slick offerings from Acer at the Orange Concourse at LG2 in Sunway Pyramid mall and get special offers such as free gaming monitors when you buy the new Helios 300 gaming notebooks, RM150 cashback when you buy any Intel Core i7 variant of the Nitro 5 and Nitro 7 and more. For more details swing by www.acer.com.my

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Acer’s launches revamped Spin 5 notebook and more

Acer just announced the debut of a refreshed, spiffy new incarnation of their Spin 5 convertible that’s slimmer than ever before while packing the latest 8th generation Intel processors. Also making an appearance is a revamped variant of their Swift 3 notebook that comes with an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card as well as the debut of a compact all-in-one that’s ideal for casual users and a humongous, slick gaming monitor dubbed the XR382CQK. Here’s the lowdown on what they launched…

Acer representatives showcasing the latest Spin 5 and Swift 3 notebooks
Acer representatives showcasing the latest Spin 5 and Swift 3 notebooks

Acer Spin 5
Acer’s latest refresh of the Spin 5 comes with either a 13.3-inch or 15.6-inch Full HD touchscreen mounted on a dual-torque hinge that lets you convert it from a traditional notebook to either display, tent and tablet mode as needed. The Spin 5 has also undergone a slimming programme, weighing just 1.5kg and is thinner than its immediate predecessor by 21% with the 13.3-inch Spin 5 measuring in at 15.9mm while the larger 15.6-inch variant is just 17.9mm thin. Under the hood, the Spin 5 comes in three subconfigurations.

The entry level model comes with an 8th gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, a 256GB SSD and a 13.3-inch 1080P touchscreen for RM3,599. The midrange model upgrades this with a swifter 8th gen Intel Core i7-8550U processor for RM4,399. The highest end model packs a 15.6-inch Full HD touchscreen and upgrades this with a dedicated NVIDIA GTX1060 graphics card for RM4,999.

Regardless of configuration, all variants of the Spin 5 also integrates front-facing speakers enhanced with Dolby Audio tech that orients the audio toward you regardless of whichever mode you deploy the Spin 5 in.

The Spin 5 also has a quartet of mikes and their Acer Purified Far-Field voice tech to allow for you easier voice commands to Cortana from up to 4 meters away. All variants of the Spin 5 are available for sale at authorised dealers nationwide and come with the Acer Active stylus that has 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity.

Acer Swift 3
Acer’s light workhorse rig has undergone a refresh and their largest variant with the 15.6-inch Full HD display now sports NVIDIA’s new GeForce MX150 GPU. The rest of the hardware consists of  an Intel Core i5-8250U processor paired with 8GB RAM and storage needs are taken care of by a 256GB SSD.

The notebook comes with all the trimmings including Windows Hello, 2×2 MU-MIMO 802.11ac wireless for nippier connectivity and it offers ten hours of battery life in the field before needing a recharge. The Swift 3 retails for RM4,299 and can be had in either Stellar Blue or Steel Grey.

 

Acer Aspire C22 All-In-One
This compact all-in-one rig comes with extremely slim bezels bordering the 21.5-inch Full HD display and runs Windows 10 Home on an Intel Core i3-7100U processor with 4GB RAM and also packs a 1TB hard disk. This can be beefed up to 16GB RAM and a generous 2TB hard disk with a 256GB SSD.

Connectivity needs are sorted out via a pair of USB 2.0 ports, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, an Ethernet port and a HDMI port. It also ships with a complimentary USB keyboard and mouse so you can get started using it out of the box. The Aspire C22 retails for RM2,399 and will hit stores and etailers nationwide in November for the stock variant with 4GB RAM and a 1TB hard disk.

 

Acer XR382CQK Monitor
Acer’s edifice to gaming is a 37.5-inch behemoth with a 21:9 aspect ratio screen and a 2300R curvature to offer a wider field of view. The monitor is adjustable and rocks  an ultrawide QHD+ resolution which translates to 3,840 x 1,600 pixels.and also sports AMD adaptive sync tech for smoother gaming and video playback along with 100% sRGB colour gamut support as well as their BlueLightShield and Flicker-less tech to minimise eye fatigue.. The monitor also integrates a pair of built-in 7W speakers for audio and the whole affair retails for RM4,999.

All of the new devices bar the C22 all-in-one desktop are available nationwide at leading retailers and etailers. The C22 will arrive in November. For more details swing by www.acer.com.my

 

Acer’s Swift 5 notebook arrives in Malaysia starting from RM3,499

Weighing a light 1.3kg, Acer’s new Swift 5 notebook is their latest offering to the ultraportable market alongside their Swift 3 and Swift 7 that were launched earlier.

Crammed into a metal casing that’s 14.58mm thin, the Acer Swift 5 comes with a 14-inch Full HD display with 8mm thin bezels on the edges, an Intel Core i5-7200U processor running Windows 10, Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated graphics, a fingerprint reader tied to Windows Hello, stereo speakers juiced up with Dolby Audio Premium tech, a backlit keyboard  and a 4,670mAh 3-cell battery pack that offers a whopping ten hours of battery life.


In terms of connectivity it sports Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, comes with up to 8GB RAM and two configurations that differ in terms of the size of the SSD.  An Acer Swift 5 with 4GB RAM ane a 256GB SSD costs RM3,499 while a Swift 5 with 8GB RAM and a 512GB SSD retails for RM4,499. Both storage variants come in your choice of two colours  – Pearl White with gold trim and Obsidian Black with silver trim. If this piques your interest, the Swift 5 can be acquired at authorised Acer resellers nationwide. For more details swing by Acer’s official website here.

IFA – Acer’s newly announced 1cm-thin Swift 7 is now the world’s slimmest laptop

At Acer’s global press conference at IFA, they let loose with a barrage of the latest hardware that include the new ultra-svelte Swift series notebooks led by their flagship Swift 7 along with its siblings the Swift 5, Swift 3 and the entry level Swift 1. Here’s a quick look at how they stack up:

Acer Swift 7
The flagship Swift 7, through some form of sorcery, manages to cram in the following – a 13.3-inch 1080P IPS display with a ridiculously thin bezel, Windows 10, up to a 7th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, up to 8GB memory and a fast 256GB SSD – all of which is sandwiched in a casing that’s just 9.98mm thin hewn of aluminium shaded in black and gold.

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Rounding off its features is 2×2 802.11ac with MU-MIMO Wi-Fi, dual USB 3.1 Type-C ports and a HD webcam with HDR imaging support. Nine hours of battery life means that it has some serious endurance too.

The Swift 7 is an amazing 1cm thin while cramming in some impressive hardware like a 7th gen I5 processor, a 256GB SSD and a 13.3-inch 1080p screen.
The Swift 7 is an amazing 1cm thin while cramming in some impressive hardware like a 7th gen I5 processor, a 256GB SSD and a 13.3-inch 1080p screen.

Acer Swift 5
The Swift 5 is a bit thicker at 14.58mm and weighs 1.36kg, making it a bit more modest in terms of portability but adds in a 14-inch 1080P IPS display into the form factor of a 13-incher on account of the slim bezel. A 7th gen Intel Core processor, up to 8GB RAM, either 256GB or 512GB SATA or PCie SSDs, 13 hours of battery life, a USB 3.1 port, a fingerprint reader and your choice of having an optional touch display make it look just as tempting if you’re willing to forgo a bit on the payload side of things. It comes in either black or white with bronze trimmed hinges.

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Acer Swift 3
The Swift 3 is 17.95mm thin and weighs 1.5kg but offers a 14-inch 720p or 1080p display, either a 6th or 7th gen Intel Core processor, a 512GB SSD, up to 8GB RAM, 2×2 MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi, a USB 3.1 Type-C port and a fingerprint reader. The Swift 3 comes in either a shade of gold or silver.

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Acer Swift 1
The Swift 1 is designed as an entry level design for students and those on a budget and has a 14-inch HD display, an Intel Pentium or Celeron processor, 4GB RAM and either 32GB/64GB or 128GB of storage in a form factor that weighs 1.6kg and is 17.9mm thin.

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So, how much will they cost?
The Swift 7 will launch first Stateside in October with prices starting from USD999 (about RM4,085 ) depending on configuration. The Swift 3 will also launch at the same time as the Swift 7 with prices starting from USD499 (about RM2,040)

The Swift 5 and Swift 1 will launch a month later with prices starting from USD749 ( about RM3,063 ) for the Swift 5 and USD249 for the Swift 1 (about RM1,018). There’s no indications of a Malaysia release for any of these notebooks yet nor what configuration they’ll appear in locally but we’ll keep you posted on any updates.

Acer Swift series specs