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Acer expands Swift laptop line with AI capabilities & Intel Core Ultra
Tue, 9th Jan 2024

Acer has expanded its Swift line of laptops with the introduction of three new models, powered by the latest Intel Core Ultra processors and enhanced with AI acceleration capabilities. The new Swift laptops deliver a balance of power and efficiency, making them ideal for various uses like content creation, study, productivity and gaming.

The electronics giant revealed the new Swift Go models with striking OLED clarity in 14- and 16-inch designs, in addition to upgrades to the Acer Swift X 14 with the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptop GPUs. They also offer new AI-accelerated platforms to enhance user experiences. James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business at Acer said: "After unveiling our first Intel Core Ultra laptops last month, we’re debuting even more products in our Swift line to help a wider range of customers take advantage of premium laptop experiences and AI-supported technology for more exciting and effective PC use."

In collaboration with Intel, Acer is shifting focus beyond the CPU to concentrate on power efficiency, graphics, and AI usages. Jim Johnson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Client Business Group at Intel, remarked: "The Acer Swift Go and Acer Swift X 14 laptops are excellent examples of AI PCs being delivered to market, powered by Intel Core Ultra processors and featuring an all-new NPU to enable AI on client."

The new Acer Swift Go 16 (SFG16-72) and Swift Go 14 (SFG14-73) are Intel Evo platform laptops, delivering premium performance and all-day battery life, with the 14-inch laptop offering up to 12.5 hours and the 16-inch version up to 10.5 hours. The laptops showcase AI-boosted conferencing features including Background Blur, Automatic Framing, and Eye Contact, and feature a 1440p QHD webcam. Acer's PurifiedVoice 2.0 technology with AI noise reduction works with the three microphones to reduce background noise, ensuring crisp audio quality.

Both Swift Go devices come with colour-rich OLED displays with 500-nit peak brightness, 100% DCI-P3 colour range, and DisplayHDR True Black 500 certification. Further, the laptops support up to 32GB LPDDR5X memory and up to an upgradable 2TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD with dual slots, and come fitted with the latest port selection.

The Acer Swift X 14 (SFX14-72G), designed with creators and students in mind, offers Intel Core Ultra processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptop GPUs, and a newly Calman-verified 2.8K OLED panel. It facilitates faster AI-enhanced workflows for higher quality live streaming, video editing, and 3D rendering. The Swift X 14 also includes a FHD webcam featuring AI-enabled Temporal Noise Reduction (TNR), along with Acer PurifiedView and PurifiedVoice 2.0 with AI Noise Reduction technology.

The Acer Swift Go 16 will be available in Q2 2024, starting at AUD 1,899, while the Acer Swift Go 14 will be available in Q1 with prices beginning at AUD 1,699. Expected to launch in late Q1 2024, the Acer Swift X 14 is priced from AUD 4,199.