Acer announces availability for new Swift 3 and Aspire 5 laptops

Acer Swift 3 Angle
Acer Swift 3 Angle (Image credit: Acer)

Acer Swift 3 Windows

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What you need to know

  • Acer announced availability for the upcoming Swift 3 and Aspire 5 laptops.
  • Both laptops run on AMD Ryzen 4000 series chips.
  • The Swift 3 will be available in April, and the Aspire 5 will be available in June.

Acer announced availability for two upcoming laptops today, the Swift 3 and Aspire 5. The Swift 3 runs on an 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 4700U mobile processor, and the Aspire 5 runs on the latest 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 4500U mobile processor. The Swift 3 will be available in April starting at $630, and the Aspire 5 will be available in June starting at $520.

The Swift 3 has Radeon Graphics to go along with its Ryzen 4700U processor. The laptop has a 14-inch FHD display. Acer highlights its 0.22-inch bezels that allow the Swift 3 to have an 82.73% screen-to-body ratio. According to Acer, the Swift 3 gets up to 11.5 hours of battery life on a full charge and can get up to four hours of battery life after 30 minutes of charging.

Here is the spec sheet for the Acer Swift 3 that we first received when the device was announced in January:

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CategoryAcer Swift 3 (SF314-42)
OSWindows 10 Home
Display14 inches16:9 aspect ratio1920x1080 resolutionIPS
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 4700U
GraphicsRyzen Mobile APURadeon Vega 7
MemoryUp to 16GB LPDDR4XDual-channel
Storage128GB256GB512GBPCIe SSD
SecurityKensington lock slotFingerprint reader
WirelessIntel Wireless Wi-Fi 6 AX201
PortsUSB-C (Gen 2)USB-A 3.0USB-A 2.0HDMI3.5mm audio jack
AudioDual Stereo speakersAcer TrueHarmony
CameraFront-facing HD
BatteryEstimated 10 hours life
Weight2.65 pounds(1.2kg)
Dimensions12.73 x 8.62 x 0.63 inches(323.4mm x 218.9mm x 15.95mm)

The Aspire 5 pairs the Ryzen 4500U processor with Radeon Graphics. It features an FHD 15.6-inch IPS display with narrow bezels. It has TrueHarmony technology to deliver "true-to-life colors." It comes with up to 24GB of memory, up to a 1TB PCIe SSD, and up to a 2TB HDD.

Both laptops will be available later this year, with the Swift 3 coming in April and the Aspire 5 coming in June.

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