What you need to know

  • Acer announced the next generation of the Acer Swift 5 at IFA 2019.
  • The thin and light laptop now has an option for an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU.
  • The Acers Swift 5 will be available starting in September in EMEA and in November in North America.

Acer announced an update to its Acer Swift 5 laptop at IFA 2019. The latest generation of the thin and light laptop has an option for an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU. It will be available in EMEA countries in September starting at €899 and North America in November starting at $899.99. It will also be available in China in Q3 starting at RMB 7,499.

The Acer Swift 5 is a 14-inch laptop that Acer highlights is the "lightest in its class." The laptop is 14.95 mm thick and weighs 990 grams. It features an 86.4 percent screen to body ratio thanks to its narrow bezels on the side and top of the display. The display is an FHD IPS panel and supports touch.

The laptop runs on up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor and has an option for either integrated Intel Iris Pro graphics or an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU. It's available with up to 512GB PCIe Gen 3x4 SSD storage.

The Acer Swift 5 has a USB-C port that supports Thunderbolt 3 and a fingerprint reader that supports Windows Hello. Acer states that the Acer Swift 5 gets 12.5 hours of battery life. It also supports fast charging that can provide up to 4.5 hours of use with a 30-minute charge, according to Acer.

Acer Swift 5

This laptop comes with up to an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU and weighs under 1kg.