New Ryzen AI-powered Acer Swift Go 14 & Swift Edge 16 are finally here. How much are they?

These laptops will be available in March and April.

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Key notes

  • AMD unveiled the AI for Ryzen 8000-series chips.
  • Acer is now launching some of the laptops that get these AI chips.
  • But how much are they? Let’s find out.

Merely close to a few months since AMD unveiled the AI for Ryzen 8000-series chips, we’re already witnessing the debut of laptops equipped with this Ryzen AI tech: the Acer Swift Go 14 and Swift Edge 16.

As announced recently by the Taiwan tech giant, the Swift Edge 16 starts at $1,299 in North America, while its more economically feasible counterpart, the Swift Go 14, gets a $699 price tag, starting this April.

Acer Swift Edge 16

AMD said during the CES 2024 event that all Ryzen 8700G, 8600G, 8500G, and 8400G chipsets use the AM5 socket, have powerful graphics, and are better than Intel Core i7-14700K. And as for the AI, AMD said that AI experiences from Meta, Adobe, Topaz Labs, DeepLearning, and more are supported in these chipsets.

Acer Swift Go 14

But what’s inside these laptops, besides the new Copilot key? The $699 Swift Go 14 gets 14-inch OLED + WQXGA or IPS & touchscreen displays and three processor options: Ryzen 9 8945HS, Ryzen 7 8845HS, or Ryzen 5 8645HS. 

From the graphics and storage departments, you get AMD Radeon 780M/760M and up to 32GB of onboard LPDDR5X SDRAM and up to 2 TB storage.

On the other hand, if you buy the $1,299 Swift Edge 16, you get a 16-inch OLED screen, AMD Ryzen 7 8840U or Ryzen 5 H8640U for the processors, and the same graphics card and RAM and storage options.

And it seems like the race for AI is now heating up. Back in December, Intel also launched its own Core Ultra processors for next-gen AI laptops. It offers a built-in Intel Arc GPU that features up to eight Xe-cores, AI-based Xe Super Sampling (XeSS), DX12 Ultimate support, and up to double the graphics performance over the previous gen.

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