Acer today debuted new entries in its Swift series, the Acer Swift 5 (SF514-55) and Swift 3 (SF313-53 and SF314-59). All three models come with Intel’s just-announced 11th Gen Core processors. They’re also set to be a part of Intel’s Evo platform, the evolution and new name of its “Project Athena” initiative.
Acer Swift 5
Elsewhere, the Swift 5 brings a 14-inch 1080p display covered by antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass. Acer says the Swift 5 achieves a 90 percent screen-to-body ration with 340-nit brightness and 100 percent coverage of the sRGB color gamut. With the new processors, you also get Intel’s Iris Xe graphics, which should provide a pretty substantial leap in power over Intel’s previous-gen integrated graphics.
Acer Swift 3
Acer Swift 3 with new 3:2 2K display.Source: Acer
The 13-inch 2K model is likely to catch the most attention, as it features a taller, very Surface-like 3:2 aspect ratio display. It also covers 100 percent of the sRGB color range and can achieve 400 nits of brightness, making it a pretty good choice for creative work on the go. The 13-inch model will weigh in at 2.62 pounds (1.19kg) and be 0.63 inches (15.9mm) thick.
The 14-inch model, meanwhile, features “ultra-narrow” bezels at just 0.22 inches thick. That helps it achieve a scree-to-body ratio of 82.73 percent, Acer says. This model weighs in at 2.65 pounds (1.2kg) and measures 0.63 inches (15.59mm) thick.