Everything to Know About Latest Acer Laptops – Swift 3, Swift 5 Series Powered By Ryzen 4000 or Intel 10th, 11th Gen Processors
Acer Swift Series currently have laptops powered by :
- Intel 10th Gen Processors
- Ryzen 4000 Series Processors
- Intel 11th Gen Processors.
Let’s look at the latest Ryzen 4000 series based Acer Swift 3 and then we will check out other laptops that come with Intel 10th Gen and even some of the Notebooks with the 11th Gen Processors.
Acer Swift 3 – SF314-42 (Ryzen 4000)
If you are looking for a high-performance laptop with SSD and a fast processor, to work from home, the new Swift-3 can be an ideal option for you.
Acer has launched the first AMD Ryzen powered laptop in India, and it is the Swift 3 – SF314-42.
Price and Availability
The laptop is available in a single configuration to purchase from Acer’s official website for a price tag of Rs. 59,990.
The company is also offering a 2 years extended warranty for Rs. 1120 that I think you must take to ensure trouble-free use.
Specs and Features of Swift 3 (Model – SF314-42)
The Swift 3 is powered by the 6 Core Ryzen 5 4500U processor based on the 7 Nm manufacturing process.
The laptop is thin, sleek, and gorgeous. It is plastic build but has a comfy keyboard and measures just 16 mm in thickness and weighs 1.2 Kg.
The processor is ultra-energy efficient and comes with 15 Watts TDP. The base clock speed is 2.3 GHz, and the boost core clock speed is up to 4.0 GHz.
Further, it comes with AMD Radeon Graphics and has 3 MB of L2 cache and 8 MB of L3 cache.
The Ryzen 4500U is a fast processor and can easily handle multiple tasks with ease. You can use software like Photoshop or Microsoft Office and several chrome tabs at the same time without breaking a sweat. Swift 3 comes with 8 GB of LPDDR4 Ram, and the official website doesn’t clarify if it is user expandable. (have written to them for clarification).
For storage, there is a 512 GB, PCIe Gen3 8 Gb/s NVMe SSD that blazes fast and helps boost the machine/opening programs quickly.
The laptop comes with a 14 Inch Screen size and has got a TFT LCD panel with Full HD resolution (1920*1080) pixels.
On the software front, the laptop comes with Windows 10 Home (64-Bit) and also has Microsoft Office 2019 – Home and student version pre-installed.
Lastly, Swift 3 is made in Taiwan and is imported in India.
Overall for the price, it is a superb machine, and new Ryzen processors make it more powerful and efficient than the older rivals.
The downside can be the display that will not be as bright or color accurate as you will get in high-end machines.
Acer Swift 3 – Best Suited For Professionals and Students
- Considering the specs and price, it is a good laptop if you are looking to work from home and want a blazing fast laptop.
- The fast Ryzen processor ensures that you can work on multiple tasks simultaneously and run heavy applications with ease.
- Even for coding or light photoshop work, this is a good machine. For routine office work in Microsoft office or Chrome, it is the right choice. It is not ideal for gaming, you can get much better gaming laptops in this price range.
Acer Swift 5 (Model Number – SF514-54T-54DM)
This laptop is ideal for those who do not want to carry heavy machines around. The ultra-thin laptop weighs just 0.98 kg and is an extremely portable machine that you can easily carry anywhere with ease.
Also, it is one of the thinnest laptops that you can buy, measures 21 mm. You can seize the deal for just Rs 69,999 for the base model.
The latest Acer Swift 5 offers a 14-inch display. It carries an ultra-slim body design along with thinner bezels and a robust processor.
The overall design of the stunning laptop makes it resistant to dust and unnecessary fingerprints. It offers a 14 inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution with an IPS panel and comes with the Acer CineCrystalTM LED-backlit LCD technology. Acer has not specified the sRGB or the maximum brightness of the panel on the official website.
Powering the laptops is the 10th Gen Intel® CoreTM i5-1035G1 processor that comes with a base clock speed of 1.0 Ghz and a boost clock speed of 3.6 GHz. It is a Quad-Core processor with 15 Watts TDP. There is an Intel UHD graphics card that is sufficient to run basic tasks.
The battery life is quite stunning with a maximum battery run time of 12 hours. It is available in blue color. The standard memory is 8GB DDR4 Ram and when it comes to storage, the total solid-state drive capacity is 512 GB (PCIe Gen 3 with 8 Gb/s data transfer speed, NVMe).
Considering the thin design SSD and Ram are not upgradable.
The laptop comes with Dual Stereo Speakers and also has the next-gen Intel® Wireless Wi-Fi 6 support. There is a 720p HD webcam, USB port, Type C port and it also comes with the Bluetooth 5.0 support.
Acer says that it comes with up to 12 hours of battery life and has
Furthermore, there is Windows 10 Home operating system.
Acer Swift 5 – (Model Number – SF514-54T-75RV)
- 16 GB RAM
- Intel Core i7 10th Gen Ice Lake
This is the higher-end version of the Swift 5 and comes with some improvements. The laptop has an MRP of Rs. 109,999 but you may be able to buy it under 90k with some discounts.
It comes with the same design as the previous Swift 5 model that I have detailed but the internals is upgraded.
Firstly, there is 16 GB of onboard LPDDR4X Ram instead of the 8 GB on the lower variant. Notably, as the Ram is soldered you can’t increase it on any of the Acer Swift 5 models.
Also, It is equipped with an Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution. It has the same Os and storage but comes with a more powerful Intel Core i7 processor. The Intel Core i7-1065G7 is a Quad-Core Processor with hyperthreading – 4C and 4 Threads.
Also, the base clock is 1.3 GHz and the Boost clock is 3.9 GHz.
The rest of the features and specs are the same and you will have to the device if the additional cost of Rs. 20,000 justified.
Since the Ram and other parts are not upgradable even if you decide to do it after 2-3 years of usage, you should think carefully before buying if you will want to have some more muscle in a couple of years.
Acer Swift 3 Model – SF314-57-58V7
The laptop has been affordably priced at Rs 69999.00 and you can capture the deal in just Rs 62,490. The Acer Swift 3 is slighting heavy in comparison to the Swift 3 as it weighs 1.18 kg (still very lightweight).
Powering the laptop is the 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor, similar to the Swift 5 base model.
It comes with 8 GB DDR4 Ram and it is not user-upgradable. The laptop offers a solid-state drive capacity of 512GB.
The laptop comes with a 14-inch display with Full HD resolution (1920*1080 Pixels) and has an IPS panel.
Also, the laptop comes with 2 speakers for audio. It comes with a High Definition webcam containing a resolution of 1280×720.
You will be amazed by its battery life with a maximum battery run time of 13 hours. It is available in iron color and weighs 1.18 kg. It offers a 10th Gen Intel® CoreTM i5-1035G1 processor.
The operating system of the laptop is Windows 10 Home and Microsoft Office 2019.
Most of the features are similar on both Swift 3 and Swift 5 and even the design is more or less the same. The key difference is the weight and thickness.
Swift 5 is extremely thin and you can even buy it in the higher configuration with 16 Gigs of Ram and Intel Core i7 Processor. The Swift 3 has slightly more space inside it and can have better thermals.
Intel 11th Gen Acer Swift Laptops
Acer has expanded its Swift Series by introducing new laptops powered by the latest 11th Gen Intel processors. The laptops were revealed globally just a few days back.
- Acer Swift 3 (SF314-59)
- Acer Swift 3 (SF313-53)
- Acer Swift 5 (SF514-55TA)
- Acer Swift 3X (SF314-510G)
The new 11th Series of Intel processors offers better single-core performance and also has up to 50% higher graphics performance. The multi-core performance is better on AMD Ryzen laptops.
The NoteBooks are available from the first week of November from Acer-e-store, Amazon, Flipkart, and Reliance Digital.
Acer claims to be the first Brand in India to launch laptops with Intel’s Evo Platform.
Let’s check the specifications for laptops in detail :
1) Acer Swift 3 (SF314-59):
The latest Swift 3 comes with 14 inches FHD IPS display with 1080 * 1920 pixels resolution. It has a high brightness of 300 nits and supports Acer ComfyView technology.
Powering the machine is the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor (Quad-Core) with a max clock speed of 4.20 GHz. Also, it comes with a new Intel Iris Xe graphics card that offers excellent performance in productivity tasks as well as casual gaming.
Running the laptop is Windows 10 Home OS. Additionally, it also has support for the Intel Evo Notebook platform.
The device is very light in weight weighing just 1.2 kg and measures dimensions of 32.3 * 21.8 * 1.59 cm.
Further, it packs an impressive 16 GB LPDDR4X RAM with 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD. These days most laptops come with a soldered ram that is non-expandable and it is worth buying a machine with a high amount of ram to avoid upgrading woes in the future.
The 4-cell 56 Whr battery is claimed to have a life of about 16 hours. Pretty Impressive! In day to day usage, you may get close to 8 hours with ease.
The silver-colored machine has a full-size FineTip backlit keyboard.
The ports section includes – USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB Type-C, USB 2.0, Thunderbolt 4, HDMI, and RJ45. Good to know that Acer is not skimping on ports.
The Acer Swift 3 (SF314-59) is available in Pure Silver color with the starting price of INR 82,999.
Next, we have a slightly smaller 13.5 inches Swift 3 that is more affordable than the above machine.
2) Acer Swift 3 (SF313-53):
This Swift 3 laptop has 13.5 inches Acer’s CineCrystal IPS LED-backlit TFT LCD with 2256 * 1504 pixels resolution. It comes with a metallic build and offers a thin bezel-free display.
Powering it is the cutting edge 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 chipset, clocking at 4.20 GHz. For graphics, it has Intel Iris Xe graphics.
The machine runs on Windows 10 Home and comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019.
Further, the machine weighs 1.37 kg making it light-weight and has a dimension of 32.2 * 21.2 * 1.79 mm.
The laptop comprises 8 GB onboard LPDDR4X RAM and 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD storage.
It has a 3-cell 56 Whr battery with up to 14 hours. The device contains a full-size FineTip backlit keyboard.
The ports include USB 3.2 Gen 1 ( with power-off charging), USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 4).
The pricing for Acer Swift 3 (SF313-53) starts from INR 67,999 and is available in Pure Silver.
3) Acer Swift 5 (SF514-55TA) :
The laptop features a 14 inches Full HD IPS LED-backlit TFT LCD with Acer ComfyView. The machine comes with a slightly premium design and built quality than the Acer Swift 3.
It has 1920 * 1080 pixels resolution, 340 nits brightness, 100% sRGB color gamut. The anti-microbial Corning Gorilla glass protects the screen.
It is available in two configurations either with 11th Gen Intel Core-i5 1135G7 or with the Core-i7 1165G7 chipsets clocked at 4.70 GHz (based on Intel Evo Platform).
The laptop comes with Integrated Iris Xe Graphics.
Likewise, offers the Windows 10 Home operating system.
You can get up to 16 GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD.
The thin and light body weighs 1.19 kg and measures 31.8 * 20.6 * 1.49 cm. It packs a 4-cell 56 Whr battery with up to 17 hours of lifespan.
The Notebook comes with a full-size backlit keyboard.
For connectivity, it has USB 3.2 Gen 1 (with power-off charging), USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 4), USB 3.2, RJ45, and HDMI.
The price for Acer Swift 5 (SF514-55TA) starts from INR 79,999 in India.
4) Acer Swift 3X (SF314-510G) :
The beautiful laptop has 14 inches FHD IPS LED-backlit TFT display with 1920 * 1080 pixels resolution. It has 300 nits brightness, 72% NTSC color gamut.
It comes with multiple cooling modes (enabled via shortcut keys) and dual heat pipes.
The laptop is available in two configurations – either with the 11th Gen Intel processor – Core-i5 1135G7 or with the more powerful Intel Core-i7 1165G7 chipset clocked at 4.70 GHz.
The Graphic processor used is Intel Iris Xe Max graphics with 4 GB LPDDR4X VRAM. This is one of the most powerful integrated graphics card options available at the moment.
It runs on Windows 10 OS.
The device weighs 1.37 kg and measures 32.2 * 21.2 * 1.79 cm. It packs a massive 4-cell 57 Whr battery, which claims life of up to 17.5 hours. The keyboard is a full-size FineTip backlit.
Further, it is provided with 16 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 512 GB Hybrid SSD with the integration of 32 GB Intel Optane Memory and QLC NAND storage.
The ports include USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 4, HDMI, USB 3.2 Gen 2, RJ45, and 2*2 MU- MIMO.
The starting price for Acer Swift 3X (SF314-510G) is INR 79,999 in India.
Therefore, we may conclude here that you can buy a laptop that suits your budget and requirements in the best way possible.
All the above laptops promise to deliver top-notch performance with varying specifications.