Acer has announced the new Swift 5 notebook featuring a 15-inch display clad in an elegant chassis that weighs less than one kilogram, making it ideal for people who are always on the go.
“There’s been great feedback on Acer’s amazingly light 14-inch Swift 5, and we are now pushing the limits with the 15.6-inch model,” said Jerry Hou, General Manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “We’ve kept the weight under the 1kg mark by using ultra-narrow bezels and a marginally larger chassis.”
The Swift 5’s Full HD IPS touchscreen features ultra-narrow bezels measuring just 5.87mm, resulting in an 87.6% screen-to-body ratio to maximize the viewing experience. With Acer Color Intelligence technology, the Swift 5 dynamically adjusts gamma and saturation in real-time, optimizing screen color and brightness without clipping or over saturation. Meanwhile, Acer BluelightShield technology regulates screen’s blue-light emission over extended periods of use.
The Swift 5 is constructed with advanced materials including ultra-light magnesium-lithium alloys for the top and bottom cover, and magnesium-aluminum alloys for extra sturdiness on the palm rest area. Thanks to the LED backlit keyboard, users can work effectively on the go all day and even at night.
Powered by the latest Intel processors, the Swift 5 offers an exceptionally fast and responsive experience with battery life that lasts through the workday. The Swift 5 features Intel Wireless-AC 9560 which offers 2x2 802.11ac wireless Gigabit performance that enhances streaming, sharing, conferencing, and gaming experiences.
Up to 1TB of SSD storage and up to 16GB of DDR4 memory keeps the system fast and responsive, while connectivity is provided through one USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 port (10Gbps data transfer, supporting power delivery and display output), two USB 3.1 Type-A ports (one with power-off charging functionality), an HDMI port, and an SD card reader. The Swift 5 supports Windows Hello through a fingerprint reader, allowing users to log in to their accounts faster and more securely.