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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

Source: Acer (Image credit: Source: Acer)

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:

CategoryAcer Swift 3 (SF314-42)
OSWindows 10 Home
Display14 inches
16:9 aspect ratio
1920x1080 resolution
IPS
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 4700U
GraphicsRyzen Mobile APU
Radeon Vega 7
MemoryUp to 16GB LPDDR4X
Dual-channel
Storage128GB
256GB
512GB
PCIe SSD
SecurityKensington lock slot
Fingerprint reader
WirelessIntel Wireless Wi-Fi 6 AX201
PortsUSB-C (Gen 2)
USB-A 3.0
USB-A 2.0
HDMI
3.5mm audio jack
AudioDual Stereo speakers
Acer 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.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

2 Comments
  • Can't wait to see what the reviews say about battery life on these Ryzen 4000 models. If they manage to at least be on par with Intel, it will be a game-changer.
  • Ya, I'm curious as well. I love how much competition we're seeing these days. AMD brought comp to NVIDIA in the desktop space and is now bringing it to Intel in the laptop space.