Acer announces updated Swift 1 and Swift 3 lightweight laptops with great battery life

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At Next@Acer event in NYC, Acer announced updated Swift 1 and Swift 3 lightweight Windows laptops.

Swift 1 is the entry-level model in the Swift series. Swift 1 is just 17.9 mm thick and it weighs just 1.6 kg, you will hardly even notice the weight. The Chiclet keyboard stands out with its round-cornered keys. The Swift 1’s touchpad has stylish diamond-cut edges. It comes with a 13.3-inch Full HD IPS with support for vivid colors. It supports up to Intel Pentium N3710 Quad-core 1.60 GHz processor, Intel HD Graphics 405 with Shared Memory, 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM, up to 256GB SSD and an option to select between Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home.

Swift 3 now comes with a sleek metal finish. Measuring .70 inches thin and weighing 3.3 pounds, it is very easy to carry along. It comes with an optional backlit keyboard and offers up to 10 hours of battery life. You can also configure this laptop with 2×2 802.11ac MU-MIMO technology for faster WiFi and fingerprint reader for Windows Hello support. Additional must-have features include a USB 3.1 Type-C port and an HD webcam with Super High Dynamic Range. Lastly, the optional backlit keyboard makes typing in dimly lit environment effortless and a spacious Precision Touchpad provides ample room for navigating, scrolling and zooming.

You can also enjoy your content with its 14-inch Full HD IPS display. You can configure this laptop with the below specs.

  • Windows 10 Home
  • Intel® Core™ i7-7500U processor 2.70 GHz
  • 14″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9
  • Intel® Shared Memory
  • 8 GB, DDR4 SDRAM
  • 512 GB SSD

The Swift 3 series will be available in North America in June with prices starting at $599; in EMEA in June with prices starting at €649; and in China in April starting at ¥3,999.  The Swift 1 series will be available in North America in June with prices starting at $329; in EMEA in June with prices starting at €399; and in China in April starting at ¥3,499.

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