Acer updates Swift 5 laptops with Intel’s 11th Gen processor

Acer revealed the new and improved Swift 3 and Swift 5 laptops. These laptops now include Intel’s 11th Gen “Tiger Lake” processors.

Swift 5

Taking a look at the Swift 5 first, this laptop is verified through Intel’s new Evo platform. The systems that receive the badge are supposed to deliver users with nine or more hours of real-world battery life. Additionally, the badge means the system has less than a second of wake time, fast charging, Wi-Fi 6, and Thunderbolt 4. This is unique to the Swift 5 right now. The Swift 3 currently doesn’t have this badge, but Acer is working on getting it the badge.


When purchasing the Swift 5, you can either opt for a Core i5 or Core i7 processor. Overall, the most significant update we see with Swift 5 are the new processors. There isn’t any new update that’s game-changing for the laptop. Acer says the laptop can provide up to 17 hours of battery life, though we can expect the real-world battery life to be likely lower than that. The laptop’s screen is a 14-inch touchscreen and can reach 340 nits of brightness. That is brighter than the previous model. Additionally, the laptop is covered with Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass. This should reduce odors and stains.

Its design is similar as well, however, Acer has moved the old-under hinge design that elevates the keyboard when the screen is open. This gives the Swift 5’s vents more room to circulate air.

Swift 3

Acer Swift 3
Acer Swift 3. Image courtesy: Acer

As for the Swift 3, it’s the more affordable option. The SF313-53 has a 3.5-inch 3:2 display and weighs 2.62 pounds. It is rated for 400 nits of brightness and 18 hours of battery life. The other option, the SF314-59, features a 14-inch 1080p display and weighs 2.65 pounds.

Pricing and availability

The Swift 5 price starts at $999 and the Swift 3 starts at $699.99. Both of the models will be released this November.

Image courtesy: Acer

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