Acer has announced several new models for the Swift, Spin, and Aspire lineup of consumer notebooks that pushes ultrabook territories to new boundaries.
The new Swift 3X is the latest Acer notebook that features an 11th Gen Intel Core CPU with the Iris Xe MAX discrete graphics card and makes up a full Team Blue ultrabook. Packing a great battery at up to 17.5 hours while weighing in at just 1.37kg, it is very suitable for light load creative professionals who can utilize the 72% NTSC color gamut 14-inch FHD IPS display fully. Sporting a full Intel setup, it definitely has some of the latest in-house techs such as Intel Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 4 alongside some common USB3.2 Gen 2 ports for fast and convenient data transfer.
Meanwhile, the popular 2-in-1 convertible Spin 5 now can have its touchscreen and touchpad covered with an optional layer of Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass for a low microbial rate at all times while giving it decent protection against scratch and bumps which is pretty useful in this day and age of viruses, infections, and whatnot. Powering the device now is up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with Iris Xe graphics and the touchscreen is a 3:2 IPS VertiView display that provides 18% more screen real-estate compared to a 16:9 display and achieving an 80% screen-to-body ratio thanks to the super narrow 7.78 mm side bezels. Other notable features include up to 15 hours of battery life,full-function USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 Killer 1650 Wi-Fi dual front-facing speakers, and Acer Active Stylus with Wacom AES.
On a side note, the Spin 3 is more or less the same but with a smaller screen estate and slightly different hardware configurations.
For the Acer Aspire 5, the traditional clamshell powerhouse now houses the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Iris Xe graphics or optional NVIDIA GeForce MX 450 discreet card that breezes through productivity tasks with ease. While staying on the sleek and professional look, it can pack up to 24GB of DDR4 memory and up to 1 TB M.2 PCIe SSD and 2 TB HDD storage which will completely wipe out your thoughts of future expansion since it is plenty enough for most users. The ergonomic hinge design lifts the body of the Aspire 5 and tilts the keyboard to an angle for comfortable typing, better sound projection, and improved ventilation, while Acer Color Intelligence enhances the visual appearance. For networking, the Dual band Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) will make your connection stays fast and responsive all the time.
Pricing and Availability
Currently, price and availability for our Malaysian market are not yet officialized, so let’s check out the foreign pricing in the meantime.
- Acer Spin 5: Starts from USD 999.99 (~RM4,154.46)
- Acer Spin 3: Starts from USD 849.99 (~RM3,531.28)
- Acer Swift 3X: Starts from USD 899.99 (~RM3,739.01)
- Acer Aspire 5: Starts from USD 499.99 (~RM2,077.21) @ 14-inch and 15.6-inch, USD549.99 (RM2,284.93) @ 17.3-inch