A barrage of news from Acer. The company has just made public the renewal of its three ranges of consumer laptops. We are talking about the Swift, Spin, and Aspire series, and more specifically, the Acer Swift 3, the Acer Spin 3 and 5, and the Acer Aspire 5. In addition to renewing the interior of the computers, Acer has focused on improving the design of the notebooks, based on a striking aesthetic and a lightweight and thin chassis.
Acer Swift 3: 11th generation Intel Processors and Thunderbolt 4 Connection
The thinnest laptop in Acer’s consumer range comes with a new interior based on the latest 11th generation Intel processors. These, in turn, use integrated Intel Core X Max graphics, along with several Thunderbolt 4, WiFi 6, and USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity. Despite not having a dedicated graphics card, the incorporation of Thunderbolt 4 technology allows an external card to be connected to improve the computer’s graphics processing capabilities.
As for the new design, the Acer Swift 3 comes with an IPS screen with a Full HD resolution of 14 inches, with 72% coverage of the NTSC color range and 84% occupation of the chassis of the team. All this in a chassis of only 1.37 kilograms and a range of no less than 17 hours and a half. The charging system is also renewed, with up to 4 hours of autonomy in only 30 minutes of charge.
Acer Spin 5: The Most Powerful and High-end Compatible
The Spin series is known for having equipment with the convertible format. The Acer Spin 5 not only inherits this philosophy but also improves the characteristics present in the current generation.
Its touch screen, which can be tilted through 360º, uses a VertiView panel in 3:2 format with IPS technology. In addition to supporting the Acer Active Stylus developed in collaboration with Wacon, the manufacturer has improved the screen occupation ratio, reaching up to 80%. Specifically, the computer chassis weighs only 1.2 kilograms and is only 1.4 centimeters thick. For the current health situation, Acer also offers the option of coating the keyboard and surface with a silver ion antimicrobial agent compatible with BRP and EPA.
Regarding the technical section, the laptop inherits the entire specification sheet of the Acer Swit 3: 11th generation Intel processors, Intel Core Iris X Max graphics, Thunderbolt 4, and WiFi 6 connections, WiFi Killer 1650 antennas. The laptop’s autonomy, by the way, is 15 hours with continuous use.
Acer Spin 3: The Entry-Level Model of the Convertible Notebook Range
The most economic laptop of the Spin range has also been renewed taking as a reference to the Acer Spin 5. The laptop, 13.3 inches, bases its technical section on the same specification sheet of the previous model: last generation Intel processors, Thunderbolt 4 connection, Killer 1650 WiFi network card… Of course, the laptop is compatible with the Acer stylus to do the graphic tablet functions. It also incorporates several storage options with up to two SSDs. There is also the possibility of opting for a panel with a WQXGA resolution (2560 x 1600 pixels).
Acer Aspire 5: Nvidia Dedicated Graphics and Up to 24GB of RAM
Acer’s entry-level range has also been revamped with the latest market developments. The Acer Aspire 5 now features next-generation Intel processors and a dedicated Nvidia MX450 graphics card. Its screen, of different sizes and dimensions, comes with a touch coating, Full HD resolution, and an 80% ratio to the total computer size, with really compact edges compared to the previous iteration.
As for the available memory options, Acer allows an expansion of its specifications up to 24 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of PCIe M.2 SSD storage. It also allows the addition of a second HDD with up to 2 TB of storage. In the connectivity section, the laptop is equipped with a WiFi 6 connection that improves network performance by up to three times and reduces latency by up to 75%.
Unfortunately, the laptop does not have a Thunderbolt 4 connection, although this lack is partly made up for by the addition of a dedicated graphics card.
Price and Availability of the New Acer Swift 3, Spin 3 and 5, and Aspire 5
Although it is not usually the case, Acer has released the price list of all the laptops presented. It has also confirmed the availability of the different versions. Specifically, the roadmap is as follows:
- The Acer Spin 5 will be available from December 2020 in two models with a price of $1,099.99 and $1,299.99.
- The Acer Spin 3 will be available from December 2020 at a price starting from $399.99 to $899.99.
- The Acer Swift 3X will be available from November 2020 with a price starting from $899.
- The 14-inch Acer Aspire A514-54 will be available from November 2020 at a price starting at $599.
- The 15-inch Acer Aspire A515-56 will be available in November 2020 at a price starting at $599.
- The 17-inch Acer Aspire A517-52 will be available from November 2020 at a price starting at $599.
It should be noted that the specifications and available models may vary depending on the region, as confirmed by Acer to the media.
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