Taiwan-based device manufacturer Acer reveals the latest lineup of consumer notebooks in the Swift, Spin and Aspire series designed to push ultra-portable PC design. The refreshed devices are equipped with 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics.
Acer Swift 3X
The Swift 3X features the new Intel Iris Xe MAX discrete graphics solution paired with 11th Gen Intel Core processors in order to offer creative professionals such as photographers and video creators unique capabilities for work and gaming. Modern and featherlight, the 1.37 kg (3.02 lbs) Swift 3X promises to last 17.5 hours depending on usage. It can also be fast-charged to provide four hours of use in just 30 minutes. The display is at a 14-inch FHD IPS screen that covers 72% of the NTSC color gamut and offers an 84% screen-to-body ratio, while content loads more quickly thanks to the faster connection speeds of Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+). The Swift 3X also comes with an array of ports, including USB-C, Thunderbolt 4, and USB3.2 Gen 2
Acer Spin 5
Acer Spin 5 is a touchscreen convertible notebook and weighs just 1.2 kg and measures 14.9 mm thin. It features a 360-degree hinge design that enables it to transform into a variety of different form factors, such as tablet mode for taking notes or clamshell mode for typing, where the keyboard is slightly elevated for an ergonomic typing experience and better thermal performance. Powered by up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with Iris Xe graphics, it promises to deliver strong performance to fuel creative projects. Its ultra-narrow 7.78 mm (0.31 inch) side bezels allow for 80% screen-to-body ratio, expanded further with a 3:2 IPS VertiView display that provides 18% more screen real-estate compared to a 16:9 display, allowing ample room to make creations come alive with the integrated Acer Active Stylus with Wacom AES technology. With up to 15 hours of battery life, multiple full-function USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 certification, Killer 1650 Wi-Fi, and dual front-facing speakers.
Acer Spin 3
The portable and lightweight Spin 3 is a 13.3-inch notebook with a 16:10 aspect ratio that boasts up to a WQXGA (2560×1600) multi-touch IPS display. Like the Spin 5, it also features the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Iris Xe graphics. The Spin 3 rotates 360-degrees and comes with a built-in Acer Active Stylus with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity to make the most of the touch screen when sketching or writing. Combined with dual SSDs, a pair of USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 and Killer 1650 Wi-Fi, Acer Spin 3 is an excellent choice for students or professionals working on the go.
Acer Aspire 5
With the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Iris Xe graphics or optional discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX450 GPUs, the Aspire 5 clamshell notebook is ideal for productivity. The notebook’s full HD IPS touchscreen display is surrounded by narrow bezels that allow for over an 80% screen-to-body ratio. This emphasis on looks continues on to a sleek, professional-looking chassis that packs in up to 24 GB DDR4 Memory and up to 1 TB M.2 PCIe SSD and 2 TB HDD storage. An ergonomic hinge design lifts the body of the Aspire 5 and tilts the keyboard to an angle for comfortable typing, better sound projection, and improved ventilation, while Acer Color Intelligence enhances the visual appearance. Dual-band Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) improves the average network throughput by up to three times and reduces latency by up to 75% compared to Wi-Fi 5.
Prices range from $499 to $999. Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region.