Acer is getting a jump on Computex 2019 by revealing updates to two of its laptops, the gaming-focused Nitro 5 and productivity-minded Swift 3. The revisions see both laptops updated with AMD's 2nd Gen Ryzen processors, along with Radeon discrete graphics options.
The Acer Nitro 5 can now be equipped with a 2nd Gen Ryzen 7 3750H processor, along with Radeon RX 560X graphics and a 15.6-inch 1080p display. Aimed at gamers, the Nitro 5 also comes with Acer's "CoolBoost" tech to keep things cool with what HP claims is a 10 percent fan speed increase and a 9 percent cooling boost to the CPU and GPU when compared to auto mode. The laptop also comes with a network optimizer, which Acer says will help you prioritize gaming traffic over your network.
The Acer Swift 3, meanwhile, comes with a 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 3700U processor with integrated Vega graphics. If you need a little more graphical power, you can also equip the Swift 3 with discrete Radeon 540X graphics. Roundingthings out is a 14-inch display that Acer says is surrounded by "slimmer bezels" and an aluminum chassis.
All told, the Swift 3 weighs in at just over three pounds (1.45 kg) and is 0.71 inches (17.95 mm) thick.
Both updated laptops will be on display at Computex 2019 next week, with availability and pricing set to be revealed later.
Gaming on the go
The new Acer Nitro 5 comes with AMD's 2nd Gen Ryzen processors, but you can get your hands on the current Nitro 5 starting at $730.
Thin and light
Like the Nitro 5, the Acer Swift 3 is also set to receive a 2nd Gen Ryzen processor update, but the current thin-and-light lineup is available now starting at $635.
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