Acer Swift 5 and 3 gain Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake, NVIDIA GeForce MX250

Chris Burns - Sep 4, 2019, 12:09 pm CDT
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Acer Swift 5 and 3 gain Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake, NVIDIA GeForce MX250

The NVIDIA GeForce MX250 is now available in builds of the Acer Swift 5, a laptop that’s gotten this refresh at IFA 2019. This newest version of the Acer Swift 5 will be released starting in either September or November, depending on region. The newest version of the Acer Swift 3 was also revealed with Intel’s latest with 10th Gen Ice Lake processors.

Both the Acer Swift 3 and the Acer Swift 5 will now have access to new levels of processing power thanks to Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake processors. The Swift 3 will be made available in November in North America (September in EMEA) for around $700 USD. This machine has a 14-inch Full HD IPS LCD display and weighs in at just 1.19 kg (2.62 lbs).

The Acer Swift 3 will be released with a 15.95mm thin body with an up-to 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor with Iris Plus graphics. This machine can also roll with optional discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU for graphics. Inside is what Acer describes as a 12.5 hour battery and “fast charging” that’ll bring 4 hours of battery life in around 30 minutes of charge time.

The Acer Swift 5 remains what Acer suggests is the “world’s lightest 14-inch notebook.”* This device’s display is Full HD IPS LCD, and is a touchscreen. This notebook is approximately 990 grams – which is right around 2.18lbs. This newest Acer Swift 5 for 2019 comes with up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G 7 processor and discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics option.

The weight of the Swift 5 (2019) listed above includes the added NVIDIA GPU. You can cut just a TINY bit more weight off the total by cutting the NVIDIA and using just the integrated Intel Iris Pro graphics. This notebook will be available in November in North America starting at around $900 USD.

*NOTE: The “lightest” 14-inch laptop world record is suggested by Acer. They claim that record “based on Acer’s internal survey as of September 3, 2019
of competing 14-inch clamshell laptop designs available on
the market, running Windows OS or OSX.” If you’ve found another that’s lighter, by all means, let everyone know!


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