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Acer's super-light Swift 5 now features Intel's 10th generation CPU and optional discrete graphics

By Kenny Yeo - on 6 Sep 2019, 1:53pm

Acer's super-light Swift 5 now features Intel's 10th generation CPU and optional discrete graphics

Acer Swift 5 (Image source: Acer)

Acer has just announced an updated version of its super-light Swift 5 notebook at IFA 2019.

Not much has changed on the design front, which is a good thing because the Swift 5 has been lauded for its compact design and light weight.

Thickness is just 14.95mm and thanks to its magnesium-lithium body, it weighs just 990g. The display remains at 14 inches and it uses a Full-HD IPS panel. It also has thin bezels and Acer claims the screen-to-body ratio is 86.4%. This probably also means that its trackpad will be small.

The internals have been thoroughly updated and it now features Intel's new 10th generation Ice Lake processors.

But perhaps more importantly, users demanding more performance can also opt for discrete graphics which will come in the form of NVIDIA's GeForce MX250 GPU. Granted, it's not a gaming-class GPU but it should at least run games more comfortably than Intel's integrated solutions.

(Image source: Acer)

The Swift 5 will be available in a variety of configurations but the top-of-the-line model will feature the following:

  • Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor
  • 16GB LPDDR4 memory
  • 512GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX250

The updated Swift 5 will also support the new Wi-Fi 6 standard and will support wireless speeds of up to 1.7Gbps if you have a compatible Wi-Fi 6 router.

As for ports, it will have a single USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port, two single USB-A 3.1 Gen 2 port, and a HDMI port.

It will come with a 56Wh battery and claimed battery life is up to 12.5 hours. It also has fast-charging technology where a 30 minute charge is enough to provide it with up to 4.5 hours of use.

No word yet on local availability and pricing but the Swift 5 will be available in the EMEA later this month and will have prices starting at €899 (~S$1.373).

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