Acer Incorporated announces the new Swift 5, a powerful, high-end ultraportable laptop The new Swift 3 also features 12th Gen Intel Core processors

Editor’s Summary

  • The new Acer Swift 5 is a premium laptop designed for executives and mobile professionals, packing powerful internals and a beautiful WQXGA display into a thin and light chassis
  • The new Acer Swift 3 is a 14-inch laptop that’s perfect for those with a “grab and go” lifestyle, offering solid performance alongside a number of stylish color options
  • Both new laptops feature Intel’s latest 12th Gen processor® Heart processors and Intel® Iris® Xe graphics

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (February 23, 2022) Acer today updated its acclaimed Swift line of laptops with new models of Swift 5 and Swift 3. Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with a thin and light device, these new laptops feature a 12th generation Intel processor.® Heart processors, beautiful touch screen[1] screens and all-day battery life: everything a mobile professional needs.

“Designed for executives and mobile professionals, the latest Acer Swift 5 strikes the perfect balance between performance and portability,” said James Lin, general manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer. “The Intel Evo-certified laptop not only delivers a great experience, but it’s housed in a sleek, thin and light CNC-machined unibody chassis with a stunning touchscreen display.” “Intel and Acer have a long history of co-engineering to deliver amazing laptops,” said Josh Newman, vice president and general manager of Client Computing Group Mobile Innovation. “Now, more than ever, our engineers are focused on the experiences that matter most with Intel® Evo platform, powered by 12th generation Intel® Heart processors.”

Premium, powerful and light

The new Acer Swift 5 (SF514-56T) is a premium laptop designed for mobile professionals who need to work on the go and look sharp while doing it. Beneath those sleek looks, however, the laptop’s CNC-machined unibody chassis lets it take advantage of a 12th-gen Intel processor.® Heart Processor[1] with up to 12 cores with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics – while still a svelte 2.65 lbs (1.2 kg), thanks to aerospace-grade aluminum. Its slim 14.95 mm (0.59 inch) body is complemented by 16 GB of dual-channel LPDDR5 memory and up to 2 TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage[2].

Consciously designed for effortless use, the Swift 5 integrates Windows Hello into a fingerprint reader on the power button to provide more convenient and secure logins – from there, Cortana with Voice works as an assistant. personal productivity. The laptop was also Intel® Evo verified to meet key experience goals such as instantly waking up from sleep and delivering 10 hours[3] real-world battery life. In a pinch, a 30-minute charge gives over 4 hours of battery life.

As a finishing touch, the laptop’s OceanGlassThe touchpad was made from plastic waste from the ocean, providing a sleek, glass-like tactile feel. This ecological distinction does not come at the expense of performance: the touchpad is Microsoft Precision Touchpad certified and supports multi-finger gestures.

Superb touch screen

The Acer Swift 5 has a gorgeous WQXGA (2560×1600)[1] touchscreen, plus a number of user-centric features that help it stand out. Users will immediately notice thin bezels on all four sides of the screen, enabling a screen-to-body ratio of 92.22%. A 16:10 aspect ratio provides more vertical space than the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio, meaning users can take in more of a document or spreadsheet before having to scroll . Display is made with a layer of antimicrobial corning® Gorilla® Glass that is both resistant and inlaid with ionic silver to protect the surface[4].

The Swift 5 is an especially good choice for those who work from home or away and find themselves taking a lot of conference calls. Its FHD MIPI webcam leverages Acer’s Temporal Noise Reduction (TNR) technology to provide high-quality video feedback even in low-light conditions, while technologies like Acer PurifiedVoice with AI Noise Reduction ensures that the user’s voice is loud and clear. The laptop also comes with Wi-Fi 6E[5] for better overall connectivity.

Cooling and Connectivity

Supporting its powerful hardware, the Swift 5 is equipped with an impressive array of thermal solutions. Its backlit keyboard features an air inlet design that expels 8-10% more heat than a standard keyboard, while an upgraded TwinAir dual-fan system and D6 heat pipes further increase airflow and thermal efficiency. Users can tailor this cooling performance to the task at hand by pressing “Fn + F” to switch between three usage modes: quiet, normal, and performance.

The Swift 5 manages to give users the best of both worlds: it’s thin and light, but it also has a full selection of ports. Users can take advantage of two Thunderbolt 4 ports, one HDMI 2.1 port and two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (one of which can be used to power devices even when the laptop itself is turned off).

Acer Swift 3

The Acer Swift 3 (SF314-512) is a brand new 14-inch laptop well suited for on-the-go use. Available in three stonewashed designs, the device equips users up to the latest 12th Gen Intel® Heart processors and up to 2TB of SSD storage. It has a bright key 16:9 QHD or FHD[1] screen and an FHD webcam with Acer’s TNR technology for better video calls, while Wi-Fi 6E[5] and DTS Audio contribute to an excellent streaming experience. Essential ports are also covered: USB Type-C, USB Type-A and HDMI 2.1.

Perfect for a fast-paced lifestyle, the Swift 3 can be quickly charged anytime, delivering four hours of battery life on a single 30-minute charge. The Swift 3 is also equipped with Acer’s TwinAir dual-fan cooling system, which offers a cooling rate of 65.8%.[6] improvement over the thermal performance of a single fan.

Price and availability

The Acer Swift 5 (SF514-56T) will be available in North America in June starting at $1,499; in EMEA in March from EUR 1,799; and in China in April, from 9,999 RMB.

The Acer Swift 3 (SF314-512) will be available in North America in June starting at $849.99; in EMEA in April from EUR 1,199; and in China in April, from 5,499 RMB.

Exact specifications, pricing and availability vary by region. For more information on availability, product specifications and pricing in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via

[1] Specifications may vary by model and/or region.
[2] This model of Swift 5 includes two PCIe Gen 4 SSD slots, each supporting 1TB of storage capacity.
[3] Battery life is measured under specific test settings and conditions in accordance with video playback test results. Actual battery life may vary significantly by specification, depending on product model, configuration, applications, power management settings, operating conditions and features used. Performance variation also occurs depending on the components used, which includes but is not limited to CPU, RAM capacity, storage, display and resolution, etc.
[4] All antimicrobial solutions, including Corning® Gorilla® Antimicrobial Glass, and Silver Ion Antimicrobial Technology do not claim to protect users or provide any direct or implied health benefits. Antimicrobial protection is limited to the touch surface.
[5] Wi-Fi 6E enabled devices are required to achieve the stated speeds/benefits of Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax).
[6] Based on data from Acer internal lab compared to Acer Swift 5 (2021)

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