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Acer Swift 3 (AMD) review

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The Acer Swift 3 offers amazing performance and battery life for a cheap price

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Tom’s Guide Verdict

The Acer Swift 3 features amazing performance and great battery life, but its display could be brighter.


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Acer Swift 3 (AMD) specs

Price: $649.99
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
GPU: AMD Radeon graphics
Storage: 512GB SSD
Display: 14-inch, 1080p
Battery: 11:09
Size: 12.7 x 8. 6 x 0.6 inches
Weight: 2.65 pounds

The Acer Swift 3 may be the affordable laptop that gives you the best bang for your buck, that you’re looking for. It offers incredible battery life that will last you for most of your day, whether it be at work or school. It also offers great performance thanks to the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U CPU. Not to mention it’s extremely light and compact, making it easy to carry around with you. How much? Just $649 — relatively affordable. You can get an even lower price by using one of our Acer promo codes. 

However, this Acer Swift 3 review will show why it’s display isn’t exactly perfect for streaming Netflix or Disney Plus. And with the speakers being located on the bottom of the laptop, you can an audio experience that you can’t call immersive. But, when you consider the great performance and battery life, the Acer Swift 3 is definitely one of the best laptops.

Acer Swift 3 (AMD): Price, release date and configuration options

  • Acer Swift 3 (2020) at Amazon for $749. 99

The Acer Swift 3 unit I tested was released earlier this year and costs $630 at Amazon right now, discounted from $679. It comes with a 14-inch, 1080p display, a 2-GHz AMD Ryzen 7 4700U octa-core processor, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and an AMD Radeon GPU.

If you’re looking to save a little bit of money, you may be able to find the base model, which starts at $619 and comes with a 14-inch, 1080p display, a 2.3 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 4500U hexa-core processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and an AMD Radeon GPU. This specific model is offered in two different colors: Silver and Pink. 

The AMD-based Acer Swift 3 came out on April 27, 2020.

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If you happen to be in the market for something more powerful than our review model, there’s the $949 version. You get some of the same specs as our model, like the 14-inch, 1080p display, a 2-GHz AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, octa-core processor and AMD Radeon GPU, but you’ll upgrade to16GB of RAM and a 1TB of SSD.  

There is also an Intel variant that you can purchase, which costs $699, and comes with a 14-inch, 1080p display, an Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor, 8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and an Intel UHD GPU.

The Acer Swift 3 features a very simple design, with its metallic silver hood featuring an Acer logo that nearly blends in at the center of the laptop. The machine consists of magnesium and aluminum exterior. 

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Flipping the laptop open exposed more of the metallic look on the deck — even the keyboard’s keys were silver and blended in with the surrounding metal. Luckily enough the keyboard does light up allowing me to see the font a bit better, otherwise it would be difficult to tell which key was which. You’ll also find a Windows Hello-enabled fingerprint reader on the deck.

Excluding the relatively thick bottom bezel where the silver Acer logo glistens against the black chin, the rest of the bezels are very thin. Between the deck and screen is a very long and narrow hinge which features the word “Swift” in a light color.  

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The Acer Swift 3 (both AMD and Intel versions) is super-light, weighing just 2.7 pounds, making it slightly more portable than the  HP Envy 13 (2.8 pounds). The Acer Swift 3 measures  12.7 x 8.6 x 0.6 inches, making it slightly thicker than the HP Envy (12.9 x 8.9 x 0.5 inches), which has a slightly larger footprint.

Acer Swift 3 (AMD) review: Ports

There are a decent number of ports included with the Acer Swift 3. 

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On the right side there is a Kensington lock slot, a USB Type-A 2.0 port and headphone jack. It also features a battery charge indicator. Meanwhile, the left side has the DC jack, one USB Type-C port, an HDMI port and one USB Type-A 3.2 port. Below the keyboard on the right side is a small rectangle, which is the fingerprint reader.

Acer Swift 3 (AMD) review: Display

The Acer Swift 3 has a 14-inch, 1080p display that’s  incredibly dim and flat. I could tell by just looking at the desktop that the colors wouldn’t be as bold as they should have been.

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While watching a trailer for The Broken Heart Gallery, I noted that the picture was very crisp and clear, and it would have been enjoyable to watch, but the dullness of the color really took away from the whole experience. In a scene showing off an urban landscape, the faded appearance of the light and color distracted me from what I was seeing. Considering that the whole movie is supposed to be about art, it’s hard to enjoy when the color is so bland.

At just 251 nits of brightness, the Acer Swift 3 fell short compared to the 285-nit mainstream laptop average and the 387-nit HP Envy 13. However, it did surpass the Intel version of the Swift 3, which peaked at 224 nits.

As what may have been expected, the color production wasn’t great for the Acer Swift 3. According to our colorimeter, the Acer Swift 3 produced 62% of the sRGB color gamut, falling short of the Intel Swift 3’s 66%, and falling below the HP Envy 13’s 99%. It doesn’t even come close to the category average of 91%.  

Acer Swift 3 (AMD) review: Keyboard and touchpad

The Acer Swift 3 has a nice sized keyboard that’s decent for typing, but it doesn’t come with a numpad and its palm rest is on the small side (an issue for those with larger hands). Clicking the keys, however, provided an extremely enjoyable typing experience, with each press delivering soft, quiet clicks, which is perfect for a work or school setting.

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When taking a typing test on, I managed to hit 48 words per minute, which is not far off from my 53 wpm average. But while it was easy to type on the laptop, the palm rest area was tiny, which led to my accidentally brushing against the touchpad.

Visually, the keys all blend in with the metallic deck, and it didn’t help that the font of the keys is in a dark gray, which made it blend a bit into all of the grey/silver. The lack of contrast would be easier if the keys had more than one backlight brightness option.

As I navigated Windows 10, I found that the Swift 3’s silver 4.2 x 2.6-inch touchpad offers extremely precise scrolling and cursor control. Visually, you might not even notice it’s there, were it not for the indentation around it. 

Acer Swift 3 (AMD) review: Audio

The Acer Swift 3 speakers, which are located on the bottom sides of the laptop, provides sound that is simply mediocre. While listening to “Hate Me” by Blue October, I noticed that guitars sounded clear and bold, including the bass that came through accurately. However, the vocals sounded so low, almost like someone was covering their mouth while trying to sing to me. Even with the volume at 100%, the speakers didn’t play any music very loud, which can be chalked up to the Swift 3 being designed with bottom-firing speakers.

Acer includes the DTS Audio Processing app, which provides some sound settings for customization. Its main sound modes are  music, gaming, movies and custom audio (where you manually balance treble, vocals and bass). However, I preferred the sound with the app turned off, as there was a better balance to the vocals and instruments over the other modes.  

Acer Swift 3 (AMD) review: Performance

This Acer Swift 3, running on the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U processor with 8GB of RAM, provided serious speed for multitasking. At one point, I had five YouTube videos going simultaneously while juggling well over 50 Google Chrome tabs, without showing signs of slow down.

On the Geekbench 4.3 overall performance test, the Acer Swift 3 scored an amazing 19,163. Not impressed yet? The AMD Swift 3 surpassed the measly 14,641 score from Intel Swift 3 (10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1U processor with 8GB of RAM), which scored a, and the 15,738 from the HP Envy 13(Intel Core i7-8565U CPU and 16GB of RAM), and even beat the category average of 14,197.

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The Swift 3 took 11 minutes to transcode a 4K video to 1080p on our HandBrake test. Though that sounds like a long while, it outperformed the mainstream laptop average of 20 minutes and 33 seconds. The Intel Swift 3 took 21 minutes and 26 seconds, while the HP Envy 13 took 23 minutes and 38 seconds.

In our file transfer test, the Acer Swift 3 copied 5GB of files at a rate of 462.7 megabytes per second, for a total of 11 seconds, which just barely makes it past the category average of 409.6 MBps. Once again, this crushed the HP Envy 13, which has a rate of 363.5 MBps. 

The Acer Swift 3 comes with an AMD Radeon graphics card, which averaged at 79 frames per second on the Dirt 3 racing game benchmark. This surpasses the mainstream laptop average of 47 frames per second, and the Intel Swift 3, which produced 44 frames per second (yikes). However, the HP Envy got a win here, averaging at 92 frames per second. 

Acer Swift 3 (AMD) review: Battery life

The Acer Swift 3 will absolutely wow you with how long it lasts on a single charge. While continuously browsing the web at 150 nits of brightness, the Swift 3 lasted 11 hours and 9 minutes. It will definitely last you your whole work day and then some. It also offers fast charging, so for 30 minutes of charge you can get 4 hours of use. 

The AMD Acer Swift 3 flew by the Intel model (7:31), as well as the 7:56 category average. Meanwhile, the HP Envy 13 (11:11) just barely beat the Acer Swift 3 by two minutes.

Acer Swift 3 (AMD) review: Webcam

I’m truly impressed with how well the Swift 3’s 720p webcam picked up all of my features and tones. Located in the center of the top bezel, the camera has some haziness (standard for most laptop webcams), but the picture appeared pretty clear for the most part. 

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Even though the image’s lighting seemed too bright, and the brightness flickers back and forth too often on video calls, the camera did very well with picking up the rosy tones on my cheeks and lips. 

Acer Swift 3 (AMD) review: Heat

The Acer Swift 3 stayed pretty cool after we streamed a 15-minute, fullscreen 1080p video on it. The underside of the laptop reached 84. 5 degrees Fahrenheit, staying way below our 95-degree comfort threshold. The center of the keyboard reached 80.5 degrees while the touchpad stayed at 76.5 degrees. The laptop’s hottest point was located on the underside, to the left of the vents, and even then it stayed below our 95-degree comfort threshold, only getting to 87.5 degrees. 

Acer Swift 3 (AMD) review: Software and warranty

The Acer Swift 3 comes with Windows 10 Home, which isn’t a surprise since it’s not a business laptop. Acer includes some preinstalled apps such as the Care Center, Quick Access, Acer Collections S and App Explorer. Care Center and Quick Access offer unique functions, like checking your warranty and enabling quick settings for blue light and such. Meanwhile the latter two apps are platforms that Acer uses to aggregate third-party software you can download.

Acer also preinstalled different apps that could be considered bloatware, including Norton, ExpressVPN, Skype, Simple Mahjong, Spades, Spotify, among others. Acer also provides some quick links to different websites, like Amazon and 

The Acer Swift 3 comes with a one-year limited time warranty. 

Acer Swift 3 (AMD) review: Verdict

The Acer Swift 3 offers amazing performance for its mid-range price, with its AMD Ryzen 7 4700U CPU, long battery life and a lightweight chassis. However, the display isn’t as bright as it should be and its speakers could use more pep as well.  

If you’re looking for something with a brighter, more colorful display and some powerful speakers, you might want to check out the HP Envy 13, which runs for $799. Otherwise, this Acer Swift 3 review shows that it can provide you with a great laptop experience, and it would be especially good for those who are looking to use this more for work and school. 

Acer Swift 3 (2020): Price Comparison

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Battery Life and Charge Time

by Brett Howse & Andrei Frumusanuon May 5, 2020 8:00 AM EST

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  • Laptops
  • Acer
  • AMD
  • Ryzen
  • Swift 3
  • Renoir
  • Ryzen 4000



IntroductionDesignSPEC: Renoir vs Picasso vs Ice LakeSystem PerformanceGPU PerformanceDisplay AnalysisBattery Life and Charge TimeWireless, Audio, Thermals, and SoftwareFinal Words

Battery Life

While AMD’s rebirth in the notebook market brought with it some changes that have shaken up the laptop market, one area where AMD’s Ryzen APUs have suffered is in terms of battery life. Thanks to a high base power draw, both the AMD Ryzen 2000 and 3000 series could not match the competition in terms of outright battery life. With the new Ryzen 4000 series, AMD has not only moved to the Zen 2 CPU cores, but also to the 7 nm TSMC process, so they should have a chance to rectify their previous shortcomings.

Despite the 14-inch notebook size, the Acer Swift 3 ships with just a 48 Wh battery, which is much smaller than you would see as an average for this size of device. Of course battery capacity is only one side of the equation, with the other being power draw, so to test the overall battery life the notebook was run through our laptop battery suite, which consists of a low-impact web test, a high-impact web test, and movie playback from a local file. As always, the display is set to 200 nits of brightness to normalize display power across all of the notebooks.

Light Battery Life

The Acer Swift 3 does quite well in our lightest test, offering over ten hours of screen-on time. A great comparison is the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15-inch, which had Picasso and a battery of similar capacity.

Web Battery Life

Our revamped web test is much more demanding on the CPU, and generally especially impacts thin and light designs where the base power draw is quite low. That is the case here, with almost 100 minutes less runtime than the light battery test. But the results are still encouraging, with almost nine hours of runtime.

Movie Playback

The Acer Swift 3 offers good battery life with the movie playback as well, closing in on ten hours straight with the display at 200 nits brightness. This is one area where the previous AMD APUs struggled, since it does mean offloading the video decode to the GPU. Intel has incredibly efficient hardware blocks dedicated to this, and the AMD APU can’t quite match that, but is still an improvement over Picasso.

In terms of overall movie playback time, the Acer Swift 3 would let you watch four complete sittings of The Avengers in a row, although you’d miss the end of the credits in the final loop.

Normalized Battery Life

Removing the battery size from the battery life equation lets us take a look at platform efficiency across the different notebooks. In our light test, there is a big jump in efficiency when comparing to the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 AMD edition, and as the light test is mostly an idle scenario, gives hope that Renoir has finally solved AMD’s extra power draw. The Web test is more demanding, meaning more CPU power is used, and only shows a small gain over the previous generation.

Platform Power Draw

To get an idea how much power draw there is on the new Renoir based platform, we turned to BatteryBar Pro to log the power draw. The results were impressive. AMD has more or less matched Intel in terms of idle power usage with their Ryzen 4000 series.

The first-generation Acer Swift 3 with Ryzen 5 2500U drew around 2.55 watts at idle, but the new Ryzen 7 4700U Acer Swift 3 idled right around 1.0 Watts, matching the 10th generation Intel Ice Lake equipped Surface Laptop 3. This is a big step for AMD, and allows them to compete not just on performance, but battery life as well.

Battery Life Conclusion

Despite the smaller than average 48 Wh battery capacity, the updated Ryzen 7 4700U in the Acer Swift 3 manages to provide solid battery life. This is a big win for AMD, where battery life was one of the key drawbacks to their previous Ryzen APUs. With right around 1.0 Watts of idle power draw with the screen off, they are no longer playing catch-up to the competition. For light tasks, it should easily get through the day.

Charge Time

Acer includes a 65-Watt A/C adapter with the Swift 3, providing more than enough output to power this laptop. As previously mentioned though, the included connector is a barrel connector, which in itself is not a huge issue, except that Acer’s barrel connectors are very thin and would be prone to breaking. This has been a concern on their notebooks for some time. The good news is that the notebook also has a USB-C connector with power delivery, and you can charge the laptop over USB-C with no issues. Despite the convenience, USB-C is still an expensive standard, so some vendors have not made the switch on all of their devices yet.

As far as charge time, the 65-Watt charger makes short work of the battery, charging the laptop up to maximum in under two hours. The charge rate peaks around 30 Watts, and Acer claims you can charge four hours of battery usage in 30 minutes of charge time.

Display Analysis
Wireless, Audio, Thermals, and Software
IntroductionDesignSPEC: Renoir vs Picasso vs Ice LakeSystem PerformanceGPU PerformanceDisplay AnalysisBattery Life and Charge TimeWireless, Audio, Thermals, and SoftwareFinal Words


Acer Swift 3 14″ Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 512GB

49pts 2.3GHz / 8GB / 512GB

Why is Acer Swift 3 14″ Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 512GB better than others?

  • Weight?
    1. 5kg vs 2.06kg
  • Battery life?
    12h vs 8.83h
  • Thickness?
    17.8mm vs 20.96mm
  • Max memory?
    32GB vs 24.41GB
  • Performance per watt?
    88.9 vs 150.6
  • Thermal Design Demand (TDP)?
    15W vs 62.7W
  • Volume?
    1431.16cm³ vs 1879.17cm³

Acer Swift 3 14″ Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 512GB


Huawei Matebook D 14 «AMD Ryzen 5 2500u 2GHZ / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Acer Swift 3 14″ Intel Core i5-6200u / 8GHZ / 8GHZ / 8GHZ / 8GHZ Core i5- 6200U / 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256 SSD

Acer Swift 3 14″ Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 512GB


Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3″ Apple M1 / ​​8GB RAM / 512GB RAM SSD

Acer Swift 3 14″ Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 512GB


HP Envy x360 15 15. 6″ Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7GHz / 8GB / 750GB

Acer Swift 3 14″ Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 512GB

Apple ) 13.3″ Intel Core i5 1.8GHz / 8GB / 128GB

Acer Swift 3 / 256GB SSD

Acer Swift 3 14″ Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 512GB


ASUS Vivobook S550CA 15.6 «Intel Core i5-317U 1.7GHZ / 8GB / 1TB

Acer SWIFT 3″ Intel Core i5-6200u / 512GB


SAMSUN Acer Swift 3 14″ Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 512GB


Lenovo IdeaPad S340 15.6″ AMD Ryzen 5 3500U 2.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Acer Swift 3 14″ 2.3GHz / 8GB / 512GB


Dell Inspiron 14 5410 2-in-1 14″ Intel Core i5-1155G7 2.5GHz / Nvidia GeForce MX350 Laptop / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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1920 x 1080px

Resolution indicates the maximum number of pixels that can be displayed on a screen, expressed as the number of pixels on the horizontal axis and a number on the vertical axis.

pixel density


Pixel density is a measure of screen resolution expressed as pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. Higher pixel density results in sharper and clearer images displayed on the screen, resulting in a better viewing experience.

Type of display

IPS, LCD, LED-backlit

Type of technology used in the display.

has a touch screen

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You can control the device by directly touching objects on the screen with your fingers. 14″ Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 512GB

This helps reduce reflections from your device.


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A nit is a measurement of the light emitted by a display, equal to one candela per square meter. Brighter displays are easier to read, even on sunny days.

screen size

The larger the screen size, the better the user experience.

refresh rate

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The frequency with which the screen is updated. The higher the frequency, the less flicker (less noise) and the more natural motion representation.

contrast ratio

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The contrast ratio is the visual distance between the lightest and darkest color that can be displayed on the screen. High contrast is a positive aspect of any screen.



Random Access Memory (RAM) is a form of memory used to store work data and the machine code currently in use. It is a temporary, fast-access virtual storage that can be read and modified in any order, allowing fast data processing.

RAM speed

2133MHz (Intel Core i5-6200U)

Can support faster memory which speeds up system performance.

Uses flash storage device

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Flash storage devices such as SSD drives do not use mechanical components. Because of this, they tend to be faster, quieter, and take better shock than traditional hard drives.0003

built-in memory

Built-in memory is the built-in space for storing system data, applications, and user data in the device. With more internal storage, you can store more files and apps on your device.

cpu speed

2 x 2.3GHz

cpu speed indicates how many processing cycles per second a processor can perform, given all its cores (processors). It is calculated by adding the clock speeds of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors, each group of cores.

processor thread

4 (Intel Core i5-6200U)

More threads result in better performance and better multitasking.

This is an NVMe SSD

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NVMe SSDs use the PCIe interface, which has a higher bandwidth than the SATA interface. This results in much faster speed read/write compared to SSDs using the SATA interface.


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VRAM (video RAM) is the dedicated memory of the graphics card. More VRAM usually allows you to run games at higher settings, especially for things like texture resolution.

GPU clock speed

300MHz (Intel Core i5-6200U)

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.


Geekbench 5 result (multi-core)

1333 (Intel Core i5-6200U)

Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of a multi-core processor. (Source: Primate Labs,2023)

Geekbench 5 result (single core)

558 (Intel Core i5-6200U)

Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform test that measures the single core performance of a processor. (Source: Primate Labs, 2023)

PassMark result

3027 (Intel Core i5-6200U)

This benchmark measures CPU performance using multi-threading.

PassMark result (single)

1592 (Intel Core i5-6200U)

This benchmark measures processor performance using a thread of execution.

Cinebench R20 result (multi-core)

735 (Intel Core i5-6200U)

Cinebench R20 is a test that measures the performance of a multi-core processor by rendering a 3D scene.

Cinebench R20 result (single core)

282 (Intel Core i5-6200U)

Cinebench R20 is a test to evaluate the performance of a single core processor when rendering a 3D scene.


USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-C) ports

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USB 3.2 Gen 2 supports speeds up to 10 Gbps. It was previously known as USB 3.1 Gen 2. These ports use a USB-C connector.

USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-A) ports

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USB 3.2 Gen 2 supports speeds up to 10 Gbps. It was previously known as USB 3.1 Gen 2. These ports use the older USB-A connector.

USB 4 20Gbps ports

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This version of USB 4 supports speeds up to 20 Gbps. Unlike USB 3.2, USB 4 can allocate bandwidth for video and data. These ports use a USB-C connector.

USB 4 40Gbps ports

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This version of USB 4 supports very high speeds up to 40 Gbps. Unlike USB 3.2, USB 4 can allocate bandwidth for video and data. These ports use a USB-C connector.

Thunderbolt 3 ports

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Number of Thunderbolt 3 compatible USB ports. These ports support speeds up to 40 Gb/s, including a minimum PCIe speed of 16 Gb/s. This ensures that it can support one external 4K screen.

Thunderbolt 4 ports

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Number of Thunderbolt 4 compatible USB ports. These ports support speeds up to 40 Gb/s, including a minimum PCIe speed of 32 Gb/s. This ensures that it can support two external 4K screens (or one external 8K screen).

USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-C) ports

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USB 3.2 Gen 1 supports speeds up to 5Gbps. It was previously known as USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 3.0. These ports use a USB-C connector.

USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-A) ports

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USB 3.2 Gen 1 supports speeds up to 5Gbps. It was previously known as USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 3.0. These ports use the old USB-A connector.

has HDMI output

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Devices with HDMI or mini HDMI ports can stream HD video and audio to the connected display.


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Battery life (in use) as specified by the manufacturer With longer battery life, you will charge your device less frequently

Charging time

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The time required to fully charge the battery.

battery capacity

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Battery charge, or battery capacity, is the amount of electrical energy stored in the battery. The higher the battery charge, the longer the battery life.

Has USB sleep-and-charge ports

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USB sleep-and-charge ports can be used to charge devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernation mode, or even when it is turned off.0003

Includes MagSafe power supply

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MagSafe power supply uses a power cord that attaches with magnets. and safely disconnect from the connector. and create richer sound and better perception.

has 3.5mm mini jack socket

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front camera)

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The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured by the front camera A higher number of megapixels means that the front camera is able to capture more detail, which is an important factor for capturing high-resolution selfies.

Dolby Atmos

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Has a fingerprint scanner

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The device has a fingerprint scanner that identifies the user.

Number of microphones

better it filters out background noise and improves the overall quality of audio recording. Apple provide strong biometric authentication to unlock devices and confirm mobile payments.

video recording (main camera)

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Maximum resolution possible for videos taken with the main camera. You can also select other frame rates, these videos usually have lower resolutions.


hour multiplier

23 (Intel Core i5-6200U)

The hour multiplier controls the speed of the processor.

number of transistors

1750 million (Intel Core i5-6200U)

A higher transistor count usually indicates a newer, more powerful processor.

Blender (classroom) result

4075.83seconds (Intel Core i5-6200U)

The Blender (classroom) test measures CPU performance by rendering a 3D scene. More powerful processors can render a scene in a shorter time.

Blender test result (bmw27)

1568.99seconds (Intel Core i5-6200U)

The Blender test (bmw27) measures CPU performance by rendering a 3D scene. More powerful processors can render a scene in a shorter time.

PassMark result (overclocked)

3273 (Intel Core i5-6200U)

This test measures the performance of the processor while it is overclocked.

Supports memory troubleshooting code

✖Acer Swift 3 14″ Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 512GB (Intel Core i5-6200U)

Memory troubleshooting code can detect and repair data corruption. It is used when this is necessary to avoid distortion, for example in scientific computing or when starting a server.0003

maximum memory bandwidth

34.1GB/s (Intel Core i5-6200U)

This is the maximum speed at which data can be read from or stored in memory.

Has FMA3

✔Acer Swift 3 14″ Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 512GB (Intel Core i5-6200U)

FMA3 is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting image contrast or adjusting volume.


✔Acer Swift 3 14″ Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 512GB (Intel Core i5-6200U)

F16C is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the image contrast or adjusting the volume.

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2021. Acer introduces TravelMate Spin P4 hybrid business laptop

Acer introduces TravelMate Spin P4 2-in-1 laptop designed for business users. The laptop is equipped with a 14-inch FHD display with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels. The screen can rotate 360 ​​degrees, thanks to which the laptop transforms into a tablet. The ability to control using the Acer Active Stylus pen has been implemented. It is based on the eleventh generation Intel Core i7 vPro processor. The amount of RAM reaches 32 GB, the capacity of the solid-state drive format M.2 — 1 TB. There is an Ethernet port for wired connection to a computer network. Optionally, it is possible to install a 4G/LTE modem to work in cellular networks. The novelty received a ruggedized case: the computer is able to withstand shocks, drops and splashes of water. Battery life on a single charge reaches 13.5 hours. Device thickness is 17.9mm, weight — about 1.53 kg. The laptop price starts from 1120 euros.

2020. Acer Introduces Practical Work Laptop — TravelMate P4

Lately, Acer has been focusing on pushing ultrabook thinness to the limit and forgetting about its TravelMate line of practical work laptops. And finally, a new thing comes out — a 14-inch TravelMate P4 with an 11th generation Intel Tiger Lake processor. It will compete with HP Probook and Lenovo ThinkBook. Its price starts from $900 for version with Core i5-1135G7 and Windows Pro. It has a good set of ports, an almost perfect keyboard layout (except for the Page UP DOWN buttons), a fingerprint scanner in the power button (located on the side of the end), a webcam shutter, an IR camera for Windows Hello authorization, a security chip, very robust case, USB-C charging capability, classic business design. Acer hides the battery capacity, but says that it will last for 13 hours. Weight 1.5 kg. Optionally, there is a 4G LTE module with eSIM support.

2020. Acer Introduces Intel Core 11 Processor-Based Swift 3 Laptop

The Acer Swift 3 13. 5-inch laptop was one of the first in the industry to be tested under the Intel Evo program, ensuring support for Intel hardware specifications and consistently high responsiveness, instant wakeup, long battery life and fast charging capability. Like the previous generation, Swift 3 has a 3×2 screen, which is considered more convenient for office tasks. It has a thin metal body (thickness 16 mm). The laptop supports the latest technologies, including Iris Xe graphics, up to 16GB DDR4 RAM, Thunderbolt 4 port and Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+). There is a backlit keyboard, support for Windows Hello technology for logging in using a fingerprint scanner. Price starts from $699.

2020. Ultra-thin 14-inch Acer Swift 5 received a 10-generation processor

They received a new generation Intel Core 10 processor with an NVIDIA GeForce MX350 video adapter. At the same time, the case has a thickness of 15 mm and a weight of 990 g. The screen is touch-sensitive and traditionally almost without frames. The Swift 5 is equipped with a 56-watt battery that lasts 12.5 hours and can be quickly recharged — 4 hours of use after 30 minutes of charging. A rich set of expansion options includes USB Type-C Thunderbolt (with charging) and USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectors. Also, the device is equipped with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 adapters. For security, the Swift 5 comes with a built-in fingerprint reader that can be used with Windows Hello. The laptop supports the Wake on Voice feature, allowing users to send requests to the Windows 10 system even when the screen is off.

2020. Updated Acer Spin 3 convertible laptop will cost from $960

The updated Acer Spin 3 convertible laptop is equipped with a 14-inch Full HD IPS touch display. The body of the laptop is made of aluminum alloys, which made it possible to achieve a weight of 1.5 kg, which is 200 grams less than the previous generation model. In addition, the new Spin 3 is 3mm thinner (16.9mm) than previous generations. And the hinge design provides extra space under the bottom of the laptop for better ventilation. Spin 3 is based on tenth generation Intel Core i7 or i5 processors. The amount of RAM LPDDR4X is 16 GB. The set of novelty ports includes USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 3 with support for Power delivery, as well as an HDMI interface. It is worth noting the presence of a fingerprint reader, which was absent in previous models. It is stated that the margin of autonomy is about 12 hours.

2019. Acer launches ultra-thin and ultra-light Swift 7 laptop

7 for businessmen who fly in private jets. Display — glossy / touch. There was no space left for the camera above the display, and therefore it was placed next to the keyboard in a retractable button. At the same time, the developers decided to abandon the top row of buttons F1..F12. Of the connectors, there are two USB-C through which the laptop can be charged (although it only works with its own charger). It is important that Swift 7 is equipped with Intel Y-processors and does not have a fan. Those. it does not make any noise and has a long battery life (12 hours), but you should not expect high performance from it. The maximum configuration (8th generation Intel Core i7, 16 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB SSD) costs $2160.

2019. Acer launches the Predator Triton 900 convertible laptop

Acer launches the Predator Triton 900 convertible laptop. Users can switch between four modes of operation: Display — to share the screen with colleagues; Ezel — for collaboration on the touch screen; classic laptop mode — for normal work; tablet mode — turns Triton 900 into a tool for creative work. Next to the keyboard is a trackpad, which provides a natural position of the hands in games and in some cases allows you to do without a plug-in mouse at all. Also, the trackpad can be switched to the numeric keypad mode for the convenience of working in office applications.

2018. New models added to Acer’s Chromebook family

Just recently, Acer introduced a new line of Chromebooks, and several more models are on the way. Flagship — Acer Chromebook Spin 11 — 11.6-inch convertible with a touch IPS display with a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels, a 2-core Intel Celeron N3350 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of eMMC memory. This Chromebook will go on sale in March for $349. For a surcharge, you can get a model with a 4-core Pentium N4200 processor and 8/64 GB of memory. WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, 2 USB 3.0 ports, microSD card reader are available for everyone. Thickness — 1.98 cm, with a weight of 1.27 kg. The laptop has access to the Google Play Store and works with all android applications.

2018. Acer Spin 3 transformers have been slightly updated

The mid-range Acer Spin line of laptops in 2018 will receive new 8th generation Intel Core processors. Also, the new 14-inch Acer Spin 3 transformers will be available in full HD resolution, previously available only to models with large diagonals. Acer Spin 3 prices start at $599. Available — stereo speakers, 12 hours battery life, SD memory card slot, audio jack, 3 full size USB and HDMI ports. There are no USB Type-C ports in this line.

2018. Acer updated Chromebook 11

For 2018, Acer has prepared a new 11.6-inch Chromebook with Intel Celeron processors, two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, 10 hours of battery life and a silent design. The Acer Chromebook 11 will go on sale in March with prices starting at $249. In addition to the above, there are — 2 full-sized USB 3.0 ports, a microSD card slot, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, stereo speakers, microphone, webcam, 4 GB of RAM. The choice is available — 16 or 32 GB of eMMC memory, Intel Celeron N3350 or Celeron N3450 processors, touch or regular display. Thickness — 1.78 cm, with weight — 1.09kg. The Acer Chromebook 11 comes with support for the Google Play Store Android apps out of the box.

2018. Acer Swift 7 ultrabook received a built-in 4G LTE modem , there is a built-in 4G LTE modem and a 14-inch touch screen. Acer Swift 7 SF714-51 will be available in April with a price of $1699. The thickness of the laptop is only 9mm, and thanks to thin bezels around the screen, the 14-inch model has the same dimensions as last year’s 13. 3-inch. Despite its size, the laptop is quite autonomous, especially after Acer has improved the battery, which can now last up to 10 hours. Unfortunately, all these upgrades have resulted in an increase in the price. So, if you don’t care about having a built-in LTE modem, then you should take a closer look at last year’s Acer Swift 7 for $1000.

2017. Acer to launch Swift 3 laptops soon with Ryzen 7 2700U 9 processors0478

HP was the first company to launch a laptop with an AMD Ryzen mobile processor. But the new $750 HP Envy x360 will soon join. Acer, as promised, is going to equip Swift 3 laptops with these chips. At the same time, if HP installs only a Ryzen 5 2500U processor in its laptop, Acer is ready to offer its customers a choice of two models — Acer Swift 3 with a Ryzen 5 2500U processor for $ 750 and Acer Swift 3 with more powerful Ryzen 7 2700U and twice as much memory for $950. Both models have 15.6-inch IPS displays with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, 8 GB of RAM, 2 USB 3. 0 ports, one each of USB 2.0 and USB 3.1 Type-C, HDMI, backlit keyboards, 802.11ac WiFi, stereo speakers and SD card readers. As for the differences, they are as follows: the younger model will be equipped with a 256 GB drive, 2 GHz 4-core processor with Radeon Vega 8 graphics, and the older one will be equipped with 512 GB storage, 2.2 GHz 4-core processor and Radeon Vega 10 graphics.

2017 . Acer Switch 7 Black Edition is the first fanless laptop with discrete graphics


Switch 7 Black Edition is the first fanless 2-in-1 laptop to feature GeForce MX150 discrete graphics, according to Acer. The novelty is based on quite a productive quad-core CPU Intel Core i7 of the eighth generation. And all this is cooled passively. Acer talks about a liquid CO LiquidLoop, but does not reveal any details. Despite the fact that the components of this PC have rather modest power consumption indicators, in a closed case without active cooling, they may well become seriously heated. The device received a 13.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2256 x 1504 pixels and a battery for 10 hours of operation. Without the keyboard, it weighs 1.15 kg. Price — from $1700.

2017. Acer Swift 5 and Spin 5 laptops received Kaby Lake-R processors

The Acer Swift 5 is a compact laptop that weighs less than 1 kilogram and has a full HD touch display with thin bezels. The updated Swift 5 is so light due to the use of magnesium, lithium and aluminum alloys in the manufacture of its body. Prices for the novelty will start at $999, and it will appear on store shelves in December. The laptop in the maximum configuration will have a Core i7-8550U processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB PCIe drive. Acer Spin 5 — 13″ or 15″ convertible laptops with 360 degree screen hinges. The smaller Spin 5 will weigh 1.5kg with a thickness of 1.5cm and will last 13 hours on a single charge. The weight of the 15-inch model will be 2kg with a thickness of 1.8cm, and the battery capacity will be enough for 10 hours of operation. The larger model will be available with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card. Both options will be available in September for $799 or more.

2017. The new Acer Chromebook 15 has become thinner and lighter

The updated Chromebook from Acer has lost a lot of weight. And, although the 15.6-inch full HD screen is still there, the Acer Chromebook 15 (CB15-1H/HT) now weighs 1.7kg and measures 37.85×25.65×1.78cm, which is almost half a kilogram and half a centimeter smaller than the previous model. The novelty will appear on sale in October and will cost $399 and more. The Acer Chromebook 15 will have 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, 2xUSB3.0, 2xUSB3.1 Type-C, HDMI, audio output, SD card reader, backlit keyboard and HD webcam. You can choose from versions with a touch display, Celeron N3350, N3450 or Pentium N4200 Apollo Lake processors, 4 or 8GB of RAM, 32 or 64GB of eMMC memory. The new Chromebook 15 is expected to have access to the Google Play Store from launch.

2017. Acer Introduces Nitro 5 Spin Convertible Laptop with Kaby Lake-R Processors

Acer is launching new Nitro 5 Spin Convertible Laptops with Kaby Lake-R processors. The transition to 8th generation processors will have a great effect on the autonomy of laptops, because the new 15 watt processors are more economical. In particular, the novelty will be able to work up to 10 hours on a single charge. For comparison, a regular Nitro 5 with a Core i5-7700HQ processor can give no more than 7 hours. The Nitro 5 Spin features a 15.6-inch full HD IPS touchscreen display with 360-degree hinges, stereo speakers with subwoofer, backlit keyboard, and GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. The laptop can be equipped with Core i7 processors and up to 512GB PCIe storage. Acer describes this model as a «casual gaming» option, ie. You can play games on it, but not at the maximum. In terms of performance, the Core i7-8550U is a huge step up from the Core i7-7500U. But, if we compare it with the Core i7-7700HQ, then the advantage here is noticeable only in power consumption.

2017. Acer Chromebook 11 C771 goes on sale

Acer’s new Chromebook houses an 11.6-inch IPS display, up to 4GB of RAM and a choice of Intel Celeron, Core i3 or Core i5 processors in a shock-resistant chassis skylake. The last two are expected a little later, but this year. The Acer Chromebook 11 C771 is on sale now for $280 for the most budget variant with an Intel Celeron 3855U processor. Having paid $50 we will receive model C711T with the touch display. Whichever option you choose, it will feature a 1366 x 768 display, a spill-resistant keyboard, a MIL-STD 810G military standard chassis, a microSD card slot, USB3.1 Type C, 2 USB3. 0, HDMI, 3.5mm audio jack, 720p HDR webcam, stereo speakers and WiFi802.11ac.

2017. Acer showed a powerful Chromebook

Acer was one of the first to introduce a Chromebook, well, today, the company’s lineup includes many models with different processors, screen sizes and capabilities. For the most part, these are budget models with modest characteristics. The most fashionable is probably the Acer Chromebook R13 with a 13.3-inch touch screen and a transformer design, but it has a frankly weak processor from MediaTek. But today, Acer has unveiled a real beast — the Chromebook 11, which at the top can be equipped with 8GB of RAM and an Intel Core i5 processor. Such equipment for a Windows laptop is considered average, and for a Chromebook it is a premium level. Well, if this is too much for school or university tasks, then Acer can offer simpler versions, with Celeron or Core i3 processors and 2GB of RAM. Designed for education, the rugged design, MIL-STD-810G military test certification, and spill-resistant keyboard attest to this device. In addition, the Acer Chromebook 11 has a USB Type-C port, USB3.0, USB2.0, HDMI, an audio jack, a microSD card slot and a 13-hour battery. Unfortunately, the company has not announced a release date or prices.

2017. The Acer Spin 1 compact convertible laptop has been updated.

Acer Spin 1 is a 11. 6-inch laptop with a thickness of 1.4cm and a weight of 1.3kg. The body of the novelty is made of metal, and the touch IPS display has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels and supports the active stylus Acer Active Stylus. This is where the premium features end and everything goes that allowed to reduce the price to a ridiculous $329, namely: Intel Celeron and Pentium Apollo Lake series processors and 32/64/128GB eMMC memory. Whichever option you choose, you’ll get 4GB of RAM, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, one USB3.1 and one USB2.0 each, a microSDXC card slot, and a battery that can last up to 8 hours. The stylus is sold separately. The start of sales is scheduled for July, but if you want to buy a compact transformer now, then for $250 you can buy the first generation Spin 1, which is still on store shelves.

2017. Acer launches the TravelMate Spin B1 convertible

Last year, Acer launched its Spin convertible line of laptops, giving customers the option to use the 13- and 14-inch models as laptops or tablets.