Acer Announces New Swift Laptops and Other Products
Acer has announced several new products, including a new Acer Swift 5 and Swift 3 as well as the Rugged Enduro series.
Acer Swift Laptops
The Intel Evo-certified 14-inch Acer Swift 5 comes with an up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Xe 2 graphics, up to 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM, and a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD. It has a touch-enabled FHD IPS display with 100% sRGB color gamut and Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass coating. It weighs 1.05kg and has a thickness of 14.95mm. Acer says that is has 15 hours of battery life on a single charge and can manage four hours of video playback after a 30-minute charge. The Swift 5 is available in Mist Green and starts from RM3,999.
As for the Acer Swift 3, it also has an up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Xe 2 graphics, up to 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM, and a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD. It has a 14-inch IPS FHD LED screen, weighs 1.2kg, and has a thickness of 15.95mm. Its battery life is 11 hours, and like the Swift 5 it is said to be able to provide four hours of video playback with a 30-minute charge. It has three colour options and a starting price of RM3,299. Both Acer Swift laptops support WiFi 6.
Aimed at businesses, the TravelMate P2 has a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 hard drive, fingerprint reader, and Windows Hello for protection. It also features a spill-resistant keyboard, shock-absorbent corners, and compliance with MIL-STD-810G standards to protect the device itself, and a camera cover for privacy.
Inside, it has an 11th Gen Intel Core processor with Iris Xe graphics, a choice of a 1TB hard drive or a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, and up to 32GB of RAM. It also features a 720p webcam, two microphones, two front-facing TrueHarmony speakers, and keystroke suppression technology, and supports WiFi 6. The TravelMate P2 is has a starting price of RM2,699.
Acer is offering a promotion for purchases of the Swift 5, Swift 3, and Travel Mate P2 with an 11th Gen Intel Core processor that take place before December 31, with buyers being able to redeem free gifts including laptop sleeves. Submissions before December 25 will also offer an entry to Acer’s Christmas rEunion Advent Calendar with a winner being picked every day from December 1 to December 26. The winners are announced on Acer Malaysia’s Facebook page and here.
Rugged Enduro Series
The Enduro series consists of the Enduro N3 and the Enduro T1 Rugged Tablet. The 14-inch Enduro N3 has MIL-STD 810G and IP53 certifications, as well as reinforced corners, Corning Gorilla Glass, a water-repelling and water-resistant Aquafan, drainage holes on the keyboard and seals with the I/O ports. It has a weight of 1.985kg and thickness of 24.85mm.
There are two variants of the Enduro N3, one witha 10th Gen Intel Core i7 and another with an i5. Both come with 8GB RAM and a 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, as well as the Trusted Platform Module 2.0. They also have 13 hours of battery life. The i7 version costs RM5,699 while the i5 version costs RM4,699.
Meanwhile, the 0.496kg T1 Rugged Tablet is aimed for users who operate in places like “dusty and damp warehouses, industrial and retail floor”. It features MIL-STD 810G and IP54 certifications, with water and dust resistance. Inside, it has either an Intel Celeron or MediaTek MT8385 processor, and has 54GB of eMMC storage. It has a Corning Gorilla Glass display and up to 10 hours of battery life. The device has a starting price of RM1,599.
Acer announced two monitors: the Predator XB273U GX and Acer CB342CK C. The Predator XB273U GX features a 27-inch WQHD Agile-Splendor IPS with a 0.5ms response time and support for an overclocked refresh rate of 270Hz. It has a 400 nit brightness, 99% Adobe RGB wide colour gamut with Delta E<2 colour accuracy, VESA HDR 400 certification, and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility. In addition, it supports 65W power delivery via USB Type-C and has an adjustable tilt, swivel, and height. The Predator XB273U GX is priced at RM3,299.
Meanwhile, the Acer CB342CK C has a 34-inch UltraWide QHD IPS panel with a 99% sRGB wide colour gamut and 6-axis color adjustment. Other screen-related features include BlueLight Shield, Low Dimming, and other eye-tiredness reduction technology. The monitor also has a ZeroFrame design, adjustable tilt, swivel, and height, and USB Type-C port, and 65W power delivery. It costs RM1,799 and will be available “by the end of December”.
Predator Orion 3000
Finally, the Predator Orion 3000 is a mid-sized tower with an up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER. It has 8GB of RAM that can be upgraded to up to 64GB. Other features include FrostBlade fans, RGB lighting, optional EMI-compliant tempered glass side panel shields, and Stable Killer E2600 and Intel WiFi 6 support. The i7 and RTX 2060 SUPER variant costs RM6,799, while the i5 and GTX 1660 SUPER variant costs RM4,099.
Those who buy either monitor or the Predator Orion 3000 before December 31 will be able to redeem free gifts.